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Personal Loan

Anyone can have financial problems. Whenever the money going out is more than the money coming in a cash crunch can ensue. A personal loan can keep you afloat till the money starts flowing back the right way.   There are basically two types of personal loans.  Knowing which works for you is the first step to making it happen.

The two basic types of personal loans are secured and unsecured.

Secured Personal Loan

A secured personal loan is “secured through the pledging of  an asset that you have verifiable ownership of.  The most common assets required by lenders are  your home or  your vehicle.  Because the lender can claim these assets in the event the loan is not paid back their risk is lower than lenders of unsecured personal loans so you can expect larger loans, lower interest and longer terms.

Unsecured Personal Loan

An unsecured personal loan is completely different than  secured loans in every way.   Since there are no assets to back the loan,  lenders have much higher risk.  Due to the higher risk, loan amounts are smaller, interest rates are higher by comparison, and the length of the loans are shorter.  While the application process may not be drastically different between the two types of personal loans, due to the riskier nature of unsecured loans, credit checks may be more thorough depending on the amount of the loan.