Florida (OPENPRESS) July 8, 2011 - There are unsecured personal loans available to those with bad credit, and they can be obtained from a number of lenders that typically make such loans. While a personal loan of this nature can help you improve your credit, provided you make your payments on time, since you are perceived a high risk, you will pay a higher interest rate than a person with good credit would pay. Most lenders will add a 2 or 3 percent margin to the current prime interest rate if you have a derogatory credit report.
Lenders look at a number of factors when deciding whether or not to extend a personal loan to a person with bad credit. If you have an acceptable debt to income ratio, and are current on your payments with your other bills, you will qualify for the best financing packages available.
However, if your debt to income ratio is too high or if you have a history of being late on your payments, your only option for borrowing might be a personal loan for those with bad credit. This may be your only option until you clean up your credit, which can be done, although it may take time.
If you find you are in need of a loan but have poor credit, remember that you are entitled to a free copy of your credit report each year. This will prove quite helpful as you try to rebuild your credit score, pay off existing debt, and work with your creditors. You may wish to sign up with a credit reporting service that will keep you posted on any changes to your credit report, so you can keep track of how you're doing.
It is important to always pay back what you owe - so be sure to manage your money well and don't borrow more than you can repay. There are circumstances that happen in life that can't be helped, which will cause financial distress. But if you are better prepared, financially, you can deal with that stress in a much more beneficial manner.