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Month: August 2016

The Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Loans

Date 16 August 2016

A secured loan involves borrowing an amount of money and ‘securing’ it with a valuable asset such as a car or home. There is a risk of your security being repossessed if the loan is not repaid on time. With large amounts typically borrowed, the lender has some security that they will be able to recover the amount they lend...

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How to Protect Yourself from Online Fraud

Date 16 August 2016

With UK households making more and more purchases online and using email more than traditional post, the risk of online fraud is very real. In 2014, a report by Info Security Magazine showed that the UK lost over £670 million in the form of cyber-crime, a figure that is increasing year-upon-year. Online fraud can consist of the following: Stolen bank...

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How PayPoint Works

Date 16 August 2016

Although a recurring payment from your debit account is the most common way to pay for a guarantor loan, there are several lenders such as Amigo and Guarantor My Loan that allow you to repay by PayPoint, a very clever alternative to making repayments for your loan. PayPoint is a payment facility that allows people to pay bills, utilities and...

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How To Improve Your Credit Score

Date 08 August 2016

Your credit score is a dynamic score ranging from 0 to 999 points and lenders use it to decide whether they should give you a loan. It is a score that highlights your creditworthiness, almost 'how good you are to lend to' with a higher score, the better. Being dynamic, it can change constantly based on several factors but mostly...

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How Debt Management Works

Date 08 August 2016

Debt management involves taking all your outstanding debts and putting them into a well-organised plan to help pay you them off. This process is not usually for an individual with just one or two outstanding payments, but rather multiple repayments and someone who is experiencing a debt spiral, county court judgement or bankruptcy. Also known as debt relief, debt consolidation...

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Understanding APR

Date 08 August 2016

APR refers to the Annual Percentage Rate and it allows customers to compare financial products such as loans, credit cards and mortgages. Expressed as a single percentage, the APR is used by all financial providers across the world and is the easiest way for consumers to see the cost of borrowing and compare across different financial products. Our website allows...

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<strong>What is Our Criteria For Applying?</strong> 
Every lender on our website has their own specific criteria by the basics are mentioned below and you must have a guarantor to be eligible. Simply select the lender of your choice and you will be taken directly to their website where you can apply. You will be required to submit your details including:<li style=”text-align: center;” data-mce-style=”text-align: center;”>Name (must be over 18 as the borrow, 21 or 25 as the guarantor)</li><br /><li style=”text-align: center;” data-mce-style=”text-align: center;”>Residence (your chances will improve if your guarantor is a homeowner)</li><br /><li style=”text-align: center;” data-mce-style=”text-align: center;”>Employment status (must be employed or on a pension)</li><br /><li style=”text-align: center;” data-mce-style=”text-align: center;”>Income (earning at least £600 per month and able to make repayments)</li><br /><li style=”text-align: center;” data-mce-style=”text-align: center;”>Monthly expenses (not have too many loans open or in major debt)</li>
 
You will then be asked to include the details of your guarantor and as mentioned above, this is usually someone who you know and trust and wants to help you with your personal finances. Ideally, a guarantor with good credit will maximise your chances of being approved based on the idea of ‘if someone with good credit trusts you, well we can too.'<strong>How Much Can I Borrow From Guarantor Loans?</strong>Guarantor Loans gives applicants the chance to borrow £500 to £15,000 depending on the lender. Some lenders we feature like Buddy Loans only have a maximum loan value of £7,500 and TFS Loans is the only lender that stretches up to £15,000.Factors that can influence the amount you can borrow revolve around having a good guarantor. One that is a homeowner, with solid employment, income and good credit rating will maximise your chances of borrowing the largest drawdown possible.The lenders featured on Guarantor Loans see a homeowner as someone who has already gone through the rigorous process of credit checking and affordability and if they can afford a house, they should be able to act as a guarantor for you.By comparison, having a guarantor that is not a homeowner offers slightly less security and means that amount you can borrow is slightly less too.Higher amounts may be available to those who already have a better than average credit rating, are homeowners themselves and a repeat customer with the lender who has already paid their loan on time. To apply directly with your lender of choice see <a href=”https://www.paydaybadcredit.co.uk/direct-lender/” data-mce-href=”https://www.paydaybadcredit.co.uk/direct-lender/”>direct lenders</a>.<strong>What Does The Guarantor Have To Do?</strong>Upon completing an application, the lender will typically send you a <a href=”https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook/CONC/4/2.html” data-mce-href=”https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook/CONC/4/2.html”>pre-contract loan agreement</a> and SECCI (Standard European Consumer Credit Information form) which will highlight the terms of your loan. You and your guarantor will be required to review the terms of the loan, including the loan drawdown, fees, repayment dates and responsibilities – and this can be signed via an online verification process using your email and mobile phone.The lender will usually carry out an individual phone call with you and your guarantor to ensure that you both understand the responsibilities and what is required of you – notably that if you cannot make repayment, your guarantor will be required to pay on your behalf. Further to some additional credit and affordability checks, funds can typically be transferred within 24 to 48 hours (or sometimes on the same day).<strong>Are Guarantor Loans Available For Bad Credit Customers?</strong>Yes, even if you have a history of adverse credit, <a href=”https://www.gov.uk/county-court-judgments-ccj-for-debt” data-mce-href=”https://www.gov.uk/county-court-judgments-ccj-for-debt”>CCJs</a>, bankruptcy or IVAs several years ago, you can still be eligible. The idea is that you are using your guarantor and their financial history to ‘back you up’ and give your loan extra security. However, it is noted that your guarantor should have a good credit score and consent to co-signing your loan agreement.<strong>How Soon Can I Receive Funds?</strong>Guarantor Loans works with lenders that can facilitate funds within 24 to 48 hours of approval, or sometimes on the same day.When your funds are successfully transferred, most lenders working with Guarantor Loans will send the full amount to the guarantor’s debit account first. This is a standard security measure carried out by lenders to ensure that the funds are going to the right person and confirms the involvement of the guarantor. The guarantor usually has a ‘two week cooling off period’ where they can decide to pass on the money to the main borrower or they can change their mind and return the funds with no extra charges.