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Representative Example: On an assumed loan amount of £750 over 12 months. Rate of interest 292% (fixed). Representative 171%APR. Total repayment amount £1351.20 and total interest is £601.20. 12 monthly payment of £112.60.** We do not know how many customers take out a loan or the APR, this calculation is based on the mean APR of the lenders we work with
A personal loan is a loan that you take out with a bank or a short-term lender that is not secured against an asset. It is often referred to as an ‘unsecured loan’ which means it does not put your property such as your home or car at risk.
With a personal loan, you may be able to borrow more than you could with a credit card, and they have the benefit of fixed interest rates. The amount you’d be repaying each month should also stay the same, which makes the payments easier to budget.
Borrowing with some more conventional lenders, means you typically can’t borrow for less than a year, and they may charge you for paying back early. If you’re borrowing over a longer period than you need, you’ll end up paying more in interest.
Unsecured loans, usually have more flexibility when it comes to the length of time you want to borrow for. My Financial Broker works with lenders that will allow you to choose how long you need the loan for, so you won’t be paying interest for a month more than necessary. There is also no charge for making early payments.
We are a broker, not a lender, so we’ll help you find the best lender depending on how much and how long you are looking to borrow for. We don’t charge a fee for our services: it’s completely free to use.
Personal loans are for smaller expenses: much larger loans such as mortgages are secured against an asset as there is more risk involved with the higher amounts. You may need an unsecured loan for any type of emergency expense. If your boiler needs replacing for example, and you don’t have the funds saved to do so, you may look to borrow the money.
Most people don’t like to ask their friends or family to lend them the money, as it can be an embarrassing topic to bring up. Those close to you also may not have the funds even if they want to help. In this sort of situation, a personal loan can be the best option.
Before taking out a loan, however, it’s important to consider if it’s a good idea long term. If you are borrowing to pay back other credit, over time you may end up borrowing more and more, entering into a debt spiral. If you are able to save up for an expense, this may be a better idea. If you think you may need to discuss your financial situation with a third party, companies like Step Change and the Citizens Advice Bureau offer free impartial advice.
With My Financial Broker, you can find a short-term loan of £500 to £5000, for up to 5 years. Five years may not sound like a short-term loan, but when compared to a loan , like a mortgage, paying back over a few years is much quicker and more manageable. We won’t try to tempt you to take out a larger loan than you need: you can choose the amount you are looking to borrow and the length of time you can repay it over. This can often save you money in interest - banks won’t typically lend over less than 12 months, which means you could be paying interest for months more than you need to.
Short term loans are available for people with poor credit and My Financial Broker works with several direct lenders who can assist. Our partners do not expect customers to have a perfect credit score, but instead want to see a steady flow of income, a low debt-to-loan ratio, a regular employment and a desire to make future payments on time.
If you have missed or made late payments in the past such as loan repayments or household bills, this may have been reflected on your credit file. Having negative marks on your credit file can impact your ability to take out more traditional forms of credit, from bank loans to credit cards.
With My Financial Broker, you may still be able to borrow up to £5000. Although the lenders we work with will conduct credit checks, as ‘no credit check loans’ can lead to irresponsible lending, your credit file will not be the only thing looked at. When making a loan decision, the majority of lenders will also take into account things like your income and expenditure and your employment information.
Short-term lenders will also look more at your recent credit history when looking at your application. You won’t be penalised for things that happened years ago. You don’t need perfect credit to borrow through My Financial Broker: each application will be assessed on an individual basis.
As the name implies, My Financial Broker is a broker, not a direct lender. This means we won’t transfer funds to you directly but can help you find the best personal loan lender. Rather than fill in endless forms, simply complete our short application, and we’ll do our best to match you with one of the reputable lenders we work with.
We want to provide you with the best rates, so we’ll try to find the loan with the lowest APR you’re eligible for. You’ll then need to only fill in one other form to complete your application, through the lender’s website. If approved, you can expect to receive the funds in your account in as little as an hour.Apply Now