What is a personal loan?
A personal loan is simply a short-term loan that has a relative short repayment period in comparison to mortgages. While one can fully offset a mortgage for as long as 30, 20 or 50 years you have to fully settle the personal loan for a period which should not exceed 10 years, this being variable depending on the amount loaned.
The personal loan is quite distinct from the home loan as the personal loan is unsecure. This implies that for the personal loan the client can borrow a given amount of money without the lender asking for any form of security or asset for the loan being offered. It is good to note that while no form of security is required the client is supposed to ensure that he/she makes timely payment to avoid some penalties which might impact negatively on their credit rating. (more…)