Friday, January 27, 2012

Most Flexible Loans Around

There are many types of loans that you can find to fit your situation. Here's a quick rundown of the two types of loans you can get, and how flexible they are.

Secured Loans


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Secured loans are fixed around a certain object, like a car or a house. When you take out a home loan or auto loan, the bank then owns that property, and you are buying it from the bank. If you don't pay a loan payment on time, they can repossess that property. This gives you an incentive to make your payments on time, and the bank has collateral in case you stop making payments for whatever reason.

Secured loans can be flexible depending upon your credit score. If they agree to follow a pattern similar to the Great Plains Lending online installment loans, you can pay a monthly amount of whatever best suits your budget. If you have a good credit history, you might be able to negotiate the time frame for paying back the loan in full.

A shorter time frame means you get the loan paid off faster and pay less interest, but you're making high monthly payments. If you stretch the loan payments out over a longer time period, you will be paying less each month but you'll be paying more overall since you'll pay interest on each payment. The interest may also be higher on an extended payment plan since the bank wants to protect itself against potential market fluctuation.

Unsecured Loans

Unsecured loans are loans taken out for pretty much any other purpose. Maybe you're paying off legal or medical fees. Maybe you need to pay off credit card debt or bank overdraft fees. Unsecured loans are by definition not secured by anything physical, so most banks charge more interest in comparison to secured loans. Banks are as a rule more skeptical about approving unsecured loans.

If you are approved for an unsecured loan, there probably won't be as much room for negotiating. Banks feel more comfortable with flexibility when dealing with secured loans, since there's something concrete that they can take away if payments stop coming in. Otherwise, getting payment back from an unsecured loan can be a little tricky.

With the right credit score and financial history, there's a good chance you can negotiate on most loans you take out. If you're young or new to the world of debt, you'll have less room to negotiate.
Have you ever obtained a secured or unsecured loan? Share your thoughts in the comments.

1 comments:

Redruby January 27, 2012 at 2:06 AM  

nice LO..visiting here too sis! hugs from me and my blogs..joined this too in google..



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