February 23, 2012

From time to time we all need a little help. Help to pay off debts that we have incurred over the years. There may be overdue insurance bills, house notes, tuition and other loans that have accumulated interest that must be satisfied in order for the loans to be current. It is necessary to be able to pay at least the interest so that the loan does not default.

However, there are times when getting a loan, for any reason, is not a good idea. This happens to everyone who needs a little help until pay day comes. Bad credit loans are not exclusive to any one person or family; it can reach students at school who feel they need a little extra for room and board, books or clothing. The interest on these kinds of loans could be as high as 15, 25 or even 35% to pay back.

Unfortunately, there are many kinds of bad credit loans. Personal loans, loans for home, auto and loans for insurance purposes. Any loan that gives money asked and charges a high interest rate for the money you borrow, is bad credit loans. This means that the money that will be paid back will exceed, by leaps and bounds, the original contract. If the interest rate on the loan is very high, then it could be defaulted upon by its borrower.

In getting a loan one must completely read the contract that is in place. The large print as well as the small print at the bottom. Some contracts, actually most read like a lawyer’s brief. They will give specifics about how the loan is to be realized and paid back. But the contract for a loan will be vastly complicated and most people choose not to read it before they sign. This is because the need is so great that the fear factor creeps in.

Not reading a loan contract fully before signing could proof costly. This is when a loan contract should be taken very seriously. There may be a clause attached. If it is not read fully, the understanding of how the contract is to be enforced may put the borrower in a compromising position once it is in effect.

Absolutely no contract, whether it’s for a loan or for any other reason, should be signed unread by the borrower. The understanding of such a contract could mean the difference between paying the money back on time and having to file for bankruptcy in the near future. The premise of the contract itself reflects the borrower’s ability to pay the loan off.

There are those institutions that would be more than willing to provide a personal or business loan when asked. These institutions are comprised of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. It is their job to give out loans in order to bring in new business. But they will go through the borrower’s financial history with a fine-toothed comb before they will approve one.

This practice will eliminate the problem of borrowing too much money, of defaulting on the loan and of using it for a purpose other than agreed upon. Without these guidelines in place, the borrower may become too comfortable and put off paying the loan on time. This kind of investigating works well for both the borrower and the institution providing the loan.

Remember that a loan that is defaulted upon will show on your record for many years. It will also reflect upon the character of an individual who might otherwise have a good credit record. This may prevent the borrower from purchasing other items in the future like a house, car, a vacation or sending their children or grandchildren to school. If good borrowing habits are practiced today, there should be no need for anyone to be turned down for a loan. Keeping your credit in good shape now and in the future will help keep the loan in good standing and off of your credit report.

Before filing for any type of loan, you must be committed to pay it off in the time specified on the loan application. There are credit companies that will help keep the loan up-to-date and secure. On the other hand, if it comes to the point where the loan can’t be paid off then a good credit repair officer may be of assistance. These types of agencies may charge a fee which in turn could be defaulted on unless that loan is satisfied. Additionally, a credit repair agency or bankruptcy firm may be able to assist in repairing your credit before it’s too late.

There are credit repair agencies in every state; law firms will recommend them as well as bankruptcy courts. Making payments on time will avoid these institutions. So, knowing what your loan contract calls for in advance of signing is not just a good idea but helps to keep your future borrowing in check.