Secured Personal Loans - Loans for the Collateral Owner

by A. Wilsoon - Date: 2006-12-29 - Word Count: 306 Share This!

Secured personal loans can be availed by putting up a collateral. The principal advantage with a secured personal loan is the lower interest rates. With the borrower offering a security - a much-needed cushion for the lenders - agencies are willing to alleviate interest rates.

The borrowing amount is dependent on the collateral's equity. In other words, the amount offered is directly proportional to the equity in the security.

Secured personal loans have several benefits. They are: lower interest rates; longer repayment duration; flexible interest rates; convenient processing of the loan; autonomy of use etc.

If the borrower's credit rating is damaged because of County Court Judgements, payment defaults, mortgage arrears, insolvency, late payments etc., the borrower can get cheaper and competitive rates. Still, credit history and equity plays a vital role in availing a low interest rate. Should the borrower have a less than satisfactory credit score, he can apply for the loans with sub prime lenders.

Secured personal loans do come with extra costs like arrangement fees, property valuation fees, administrative cost etc. Lenders tend to hide costs to compete in the market. A borrower should approach lenders with discretion, with adequate research backing him up.

There are several places to avail secured personal loans. The most common and well known of them are the banks and financial institutions. Of course, there are private lenders who also offer secured personal loans. Still, the best place to avail these loans happens to be the Internet. The advantage with the Internet is that it offers a cornucopia of choices to the borrower.

However, more is not always good. Competition compromises on ethics. The quotes that online lenders offer seemingly always have something more than meets the eye. The borrower has to go through adequate research before applying for the loan. And, of course, he should not be taking more than he can pay back.

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The author is a business writer specializing in finance and credit products and has written authoritative articles on the finance industry. He has done his master in Business Administration and is currently assisting Go4ukloans as a finance specialist.

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