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Bad Credit Loans

Let's face it, from time-to-time everyone needs a loan, even if you have bad credit or recently filed bankruptcy.  Fortunately today many lenders are making it easier for people with bad credit to get loans.  There are a few things you need to be aware of about band credit loans to be able to get the money you need.

As stated, you can get a personal loan for just about anything, even if you have bad credit.  However, there are things lenders want to see before they issue a loan to you which include: 
  • Lenders will want to see that you have a decent job and have worked at the job for awhile.  This shows stability.  
  • Lenders will want to determine if you can afford to repay the loan pay looking at your budget.  
  • Lenders will charge you an interest rate (sometime much higher) than someone with good credit.
  • The amount you can borrower will be lower than someone with good credit.
  • The amount of time to repay the loan will be shorter than someone with good credit.
If you are not happy with the items listed above, you have several options:
  • Wait for negative items to fall off your credit report.
  • Save money instead of taking out a loan
  • If you own a home, take out a line of credit (HELOC)
  • Work on repairing your credit:
    • Remove wrong information from you credit history
    • Payoff outstanding debt
    • Start paying all your debt on time
Be aware that there are many fraudulent companies who prey on people with bad credit.  If they offer a deal that sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.  Be sure to shop around before applying for a loan.  Ask around for recommendations and check reputable websites for recommendations and ratings of different lenders.  Search the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Internet for any complaints.

 

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