7 Things to Consider About Short-Term Personal Loans

If you are having temporary cash crunches and are in need of some quick cash to deal with it, you can consider short term personal loan as a viable option. Make sure you have a good credit history, payments track records and assets to use as collateral before you apply for a short-term personal loan. In case you require a mammoth amount you may not find this option feasible since the maximum loan amount it offers is relatively small. Read the 7 points given below to learn a few tips and tricks to avail a short term personal loan much easily.

1. Your loan proposals are likely to be accepted if you apply for a personal loan from an institution where you’re an established client. Check out if your regular bank offers short-term personal loans or give some similar special offers.

2. Weigh and consider before determining the collateral which you will offer the lender in exchange for securing your short-term personal loan. However all lenders wont ask for collateral, except a few banks. The banks might do so especially when they need to sanction larger amount of loans.

3. In case you have a shaky credit history, elevate your credit ratings as much as possible. Lenders take into account the borrower previous track records and credit history before accepting their proposals.

4. Online lenders only offer comparatively smaller amounts for short-term personal loans. If you are looking for a giant amount go for a bank or credit union.

5. Shop around and compare interest rates, repayment loan terms, fees and penalties offered by different lenders. Get your self the best deal out of the available options.

6. Fill out the loan application, with substantial proofs of your current employment status, monthly income and collateral potential. Once the lender receives your application he will run a thorough credit check so better be prepared for it.

7. The pay check term of most short-term personal loans is not more than 5 years. The lower the payback term is, the higher your interest rate must be. Make sure your interest rates must be in terms with the length of the repayment period.

Once your application gets rejected look for other viable lenders for obtaining the personal short term loan. Make them clarify the reasons for turning down your loan proposals. There are plenty of options available out there, find out some other reliable lender who might permit your short term personal loan much conveniently.

About the author

Kimberly J. Howard, CFP®, CRPC®, ADPA®

Kimberly J. Howard, CFP®, CRPC®, ADPA® is the founder and owner of KJH Financial Services in Newton MA and Denver CO. She enjoys helping clients explore and achieve their life goals through effective comprehensive financial planning.

Kimberly holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science Information Management from Boston University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physical Education from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas. She attended Boston University for her Certification in Financial Planning and H&R Block for Tax Preparation Certification.

Kimberly is currently an adjunct faculty member at MetroState University where she teaches General Financial Planning Principles, Income Tax, Retirement Planning and Estate Planning. She is a past adjunct faculty member at Boston University and The College for Financial Planning.

Kimberly is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). She was named to the Metropolitan Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women. She is an expert Advisor for Nerdwallet, BrightScope, Morningstar, and FiGuide.

Kimberly promotes a life planning approach with a balanced work/life style. She is active in sports including cycling, golf, skiing, and hiking.

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