Home & Mortgage
Finding a Loan With Bad Credit
by: Colin McDougall
No matter what your credit history is the simple fact is that at some point in your life you will need a loan. If you have a few black marks on your credit report and you are feeling that your bad credit will not enable you to qualify for loans, do not feel despair because there are banks that will lend to people in your situation.
If you are seeking a bad credit personal loan there are a few things to consider. Since you are looking for a loan and you do have poor credit you should make sure that your loan will be reported to the major credit bureaus. It is important to check that your loan reports to the credit bureaus because this is your chance to improve your credit rating. I mention checking that your loan will be reported because many people will obtain something like a prepaid credit card thinking that this will help build their credit rating when this is actually not a loan, it is actually a debit card that carries a credit card logo.
Finding a lender that offers bad credit personal loans is not a problem because there are millions of people in the same situation as you who have had credit problems in the past but now have a different situation possibly because of a better job and can now afford to make their loan payments but that bad credit rating is still haunting them. Bad credit personal loans are becoming more and more competitive because of the fact that we are living in turbulent times and people have run into credit problems. While this industry is quite competitive and you will find better deals than a few years ago, you will still pay a higher interest rate than somebody with good credit because bad credit personal loans are still viewed as high risk to financial institutions.
Before you apply for a loan you will want to make sure that you can comfortably cover the payment, this is your opportunity to get your credit back on track - dont turn this into a situation where your credit will end up worse than it was. It is important that you pull out your pay stubs and review all your living expenses such as rent, car (gas, maintenance, insurance, etc), food, utilities, clothing and all other living expenses and make sure that you are not going to over-extend yourself. Its too easy to put yourself on the road to financial ruin, always remember to be responsible with your debt load and that banks will lend you money to the point where you will be dependant on loans of the rest of your life - after all thats the banks business is to make money from loans. I personally have never taken out a loan to the maximum of what a bank will lend as it is almost always too much because they usually calculate your loan on before tax dollars and the fact is you need to live off of after tax dollars.
About The Author
Colin McDougall is the editor of the credit review site, Only the best credit cards online. You can visit this site at http://www.only-the-best-credit-cards-online.com/
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