If you have good credit, banks and other lenders are going to be falling over themselves to make you a personal loan. What do you do when your credit seems to be on life support? Are bad credit loans a possibility? If you can get them, should you accept them? Let’s discuss bad credit loans and what they mean to you.
The first thing you need to realize is that it doesn’t take much to help your credit recover. It just requires that you pay your bills on time for about six months straight. That’s all it takes before some lenders will begin to consider you a worth the risk. For a personal loan for a large sum of money, something like a mortgage, when you are fresh out of something like bankruptcy proceedings, you can probably get a proper home loan (with an FHA plan) in no more than two years after you come out of bankruptcy. The blemish of having been through one will stay on your credit record for 10 years, of course; but you begin to get some reasonable offers even with poor credit after a while. You just need to be a little patient.
There is something you can do to help your case when you are trying to qualify for bad credit loans. If your credit isn’t that bad, and if you have decent cash flow – that is, you have steady income, and you’re paying your bills on time, you can help a lender in the way he judges your case by providing detailed records of how you’ve been paying all your bills regularly, and you have decent cash flow. Most people are surprised to learn that there is something out there that a lender can pay attention to that isn’t on a credit report. A credit report does count for a lot; but it isn’t everything. If you show detailed records of all the bills you have paidregularly for a couple of months, it should help sway a lender’s ideas about the kind of risk you represent.
To be able to obtain bad credit loans would delight most people. They are glad to have someone finally trusting them with something. That’s the way the lender sees it too. They are just happy to have someone with borderline credit to trust. When you walk in that door, they see someone they can milk for all they are worth. If your credit is in bad shape, it gives them an excuse to charge unconscionably high rates of interest. Come to think of it, this is a great way to slide back into debt and payment difficulties.
There is a better way to get bad credit loans; and you don’t have to put yourself in hock to get them either. All you need to do is to find collateral that’s valuable enough that the banks would consider it adequate security for a loan. Getting a loan like this helps you repair your credit while not having to pay a great deal in interest.