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Factors to Consider Before Availing a Personal Loan

Personal Loans: Common solution to cash crunch

Personal Loans do not require you to have a collateral security. This makes them unsecured loans leaving them with a high risk for the banks. As a result, the banks charge a higher interest on these loans compared to the loans which have a collateral security. Due to the same, we recommend you to go through the following factors before you get the personal loan.

Points to be considered before availing a personal loan

  • The first factor you need to consider before availing the loan is to decide the amount of loan required and the tenure of the loan. Taking the loan for a larger amount than needed will only prove difficult for you as they have short repayment tenures.
  • Is it the best available option? There are always cheaper alternatives to personal loans. Go through the options and see if you can get another loan which has lower interest rates and can be taken against some collateral.
  • Determine your purpose. Why do you need the loan in the first place? We recommend you to take the personal loan only if there is an emergency and you don’t have any other options. If you take it for unnecessary reasons, you will only add to your regular expenses of paying interest.

  • Be prepared for paying monthly installments. Moreover, decide what you will do if you are not able to adhere to the timely payment obligations. You need to have an alternative plan that will assist you in paying the interest in case you face a situation of financial crisis.
  • You need to know that if the amount required is not very large, then you can also opt for an overdraft or cash-credit facility. If you have a good credit score, then the bank overdraft is a better option as compared to a personal loan.
  • Lastly, before you apply for a loan you should always read the loan agreement. It will enable you to know thoroughly about the consequences of not repaying the loan, the charges and processing fees. It will allow you to plan your finances and the payment of interest rates.

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