Getting a Secured Loan Quickly
Author: John Mussi
Situations may arise from time to time when you need a little extra money, and the faster that you can get it the better off you'll be. Usually, the money that you need will come in the form of a loan… unfortunately, not all loans are even remotely quick. While waiting on the loan to be approved and the payment to be processed, you might end up getting into even more financial trouble.
Luckily, there are a few things that you can do in order to help speed up the process and get yourself the money that you need as quickly as you can get it.
One way to potentially speed up the lending process is to apply for a secured loan and use high-value collateral to guarantee the loan. Since secured loans have something to guarantee the repayment of the loan, they are generally much easier to come to a loan decision on… and each day that you can cut off of the decision process can help immensely. Additionally, the higher the value of the collateral is in comparison to the amount that you're borrowing then the more likely you are to be approved with a lower interest rate. This can help you to save money in addition to time, and make repayment that much easier.
Choosing potential lenders
When considering lenders for a quick secured loan, you should look into alternative lenders such as finance companies and online lenders. Finance companies are often able to make loan decisions within a matter of hours because lending is usually their only business, and online lenders are often able to offer quick loan decisions due to the nature of their business and their automated loan applications. This doesn't mean that you should just pick the first lender that you find, however… after all, a faster loan isn't necessarily worth paying a much higher interest rate for.
Requesting loan quotes
As with any loan, you should take a little time to request loan quotes from a variety of lenders. You might want to limit your quote-seeking slightly depending upon how much time you have before you absolutely must have the money that you need, but at the very least you should request several loan quotes from lenders in your area and inquire about at least one or two loans online.
Depending upon how much time you have, the process of comparing loan quotes might have to be expedited as well. This shouldn't be too difficult, especially if you have fewer loan quotes than you would normally have when searching for a loan. Sort the quotes in order of interest rates, and then compare the best quotes to each other… you can come back to the others if you absolutely need to later, but since you're trying to save time you can focus only on the best loans for this comparison.
One other thing that might speed up the process is requesting loan pre-approval from some or all of the lenders that you request quotes from. This means that they will go ahead and check your information and credit history so that they can tell you whether or not you'll be able to get the loan when you apply. Pre-approvals can greatly speed up the process of getting a loan, but you should keep in mind that not all lenders will be able to give you a pre-approval. It's definitely worth looking into, however.
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About the author
John Mussi is the founder of Direct Online Loans who help homeowners find the best available loans via the www.directonlineloans.co.uk website.
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