The introduction of the internet has revolutionized the finance industry, not only increasing the types of loans available, but making them much more accessible too.
One sector of the finance industry that has been impacted massively by the internet is the unsecured market and more specifically lenders offering loans to those with bad credit. Because of this, it has introduced a question; Is there such thing as guaranteed bad credit loans?
Currently, there is no such thing purely on the basis that it would be irresponsible lending should a company lend money to everyone who applies, there is however a number of options available to those looking for unsecured bad credit loans, here's an overview of each option :
A specialist bad credit loan offering amounts ranging from £ 1000 to £ 5000 over a term of 1 to 5 years. Guarantor loans require a homeowner guarantor to support the application and guarantee the monthly repayments should the borrower fail to do so. As mentioned the guarantor must a homeowner, they must also be receiving regular income and have good credit. Lenders will carry out a number of checks on the applicant regarding both their credit history and their income and outgoings. Each lender will have different applicable and guarantor criteria though if they do not have sufficient evidence the loan is affordable they will not lend.
Some guarantor lenders are now offering a tenant guarantor product, similar to the regular guarantor loan, they will require a guarantor to support the application, the difference being; the guarantor can be a tenant or non homeowner. The process is similar however the claimant and guarantor criteria is likely to be stricter due to the absence of the homeowner guarantor.
A relatively new product offering small amounts of cash over a flexible period of time. Most installment lenders will lend between £ 100 and £ 1000 over a term of 1 to 12 months. Installment loans do not require a guarantor which does mean the rates will be slightly higher than those of the guarantor loan. As mentioned, the loan term is flexible however it will be dependent on the affordability of the repayments.
A popular product among those with bad credit due to the speed of decision and payout. All payday lenders will be based online and will offer between £ 20 and £ 500 and are designed to be repaid at the borrowers next payday. With payday processes being 100% online, it means that both the credit and affordability checks are automated as oppose to basically underwritten. Because of this lenders will boast a 10 minute decision time and all being well the money can be transferred into the borrower's bank account within the hour.
As you can see, each of these types of loans will carry out some form of credit and affordability checks in order to assess that they are lending responsible. Generally speaking payday loans have the highest approval rates; however they are far from guaranteed bad credit loans. All in all, it is unlawful that guaranteed bad credit loans will be something that any lender will ever offer, mainly due to the risk involved to both the lender and borrower.