Comparing Unsecured Personal Loan Rates Not As Fearsome As You Think
Submitted by: I-Newswire
Florida (OPENPRESS) June 2, 2012 - Getting an unsecured personal loan can be difficult. But if you have good credit, you will likely find that you can pick and choose from several offers. But how do you compare the unsecured personal loan rates?
It is a well-known fact that since there is no collateral required for unsecured personal loans, the interest rates are higher. This is why it is so important to compare loan rates.
To be sure you get the loan you want at the rate you need, take these actions:
• Work to improve your credit. To even qualify for an unsecured personal loan, you're going to need good credit. The first step toward this is to check your credit report, paying attention to whether there are any inaccuracies or negative marks present. If you find any, take action immediately. If you find your score is lower than you'd like it to be, then you can improve it by paying off debt, paying your bills on time and settling any judgment accounts you have.
• Work with a loan broker. Comparing rates between loans takes time and expertise many people just don't possess. A broker can help you find the best loan available. Many people skip this step when they apply for unsecured personal loans online, allowing the online lender to act as broker and point them to the right loan. There are a multitude of these websites online and not all are forthright, so approach them with caution, and verify that the business is legitimate before you provide any personal or financial information.
• Fill out your loan application. If you are working with a broker, you can submit your application to the broker. If you are applying online, you'll find that online lenders provide an application within the confines of their sites, and you can apply directly there. Make sure the site is secured, however, before you submit your information. Remember that loan applications very often require you to submit information on income and debts, so have this information handy.
• Once you have received several loan quotes, review each one carefully. Each quote should include information on estimated loan rate, terms and what your monthly payment will be.
After you have determined which loan option is best for you, you can sign on the dotted line and get your money. With conventional lenders, you'll likely have to wait for several days to get a check for your unsecured personal loan. With online lenders, the wait is often less. You can, in some cases, get your check direct-deposited into your bank account within 24 hours of signing the loan documents.