What you need to know before taking out a bad credit loan

businessYou have a bad credit. This means your options are limited when it comes to borrowing money, but should you do when hit with an emergency? A conventional means you might fail to keep up with the payments. That is if you even qualify for one.

The only option left is to go for a bad credit loan. This will get you the much-needed funds to take care of the pressing emergency. However, before you start sending out applications to every other lender, it’s crucial to understand the pros and cons of going for Poor Credit Loans.

The Advantages of a Bad Credit Loan

Here are some of the main advantages of taking out a bad credit loan:

  1. Your credit history is the least of your worries: This is probably the best thing about a bad credit loan. You don’t have to worry about your credit history since lenders won’t look at it. This is because lenders who issue bad credit loans are more interested in whether you can pay off the loan in the future
  2. Quick approvals: This might come out as awkward because you have a bad credit which would mean it’ll take longer to get an approval. However, it’s the conventional loans that take forever before getting an approval. In fact, bad credit loans have a higher approval rate standing at 80 to 90 percent of all approvals.
  3. You can rebuild your credit: The reason you’re going for a bad credit loan is that you have a poor credit score. However, you have a chance of building this score with a bad credit loan. By making on-time payments with this loan, you score rises, thus giving you a better credit score.
  4. You can take out a larger loan: Yes, you can. Lenders will allow you to take out a huge amount, but there’s a catch. You’ll have to pay more in interest rates.

The Disadvantages of a Bad Credit Loan

Just as with any other financial contract, there’re some drawbacks to consider:

  1. Sky-high interest rates: This is the biggest disadvantage. Lenders who offer a bad credit loan charge high-interest rates for obvious reasons. One is because since you have a poor score, you pose a greater risk, especially of the loan is unsecured.
  2. Lurking predatory lenders: There’re scammers in every business and lending is no exception. Some of these lenders ask for upfront fees and then disappear after you fail the application process. Therefore, it’s vital for you to keep your eyes open.
  3. A bad credit can turn into quicksand: If you don’t pay your loan on time, you might end up drowning in debt.


You’ll get approved for the loan you sought and you’ll use the money to take care of the emergencies. Remember you still have to deal with the monthly payments and the interest rates. As such, you need to confirm with your lender regarding any extra fees to ensure you don’t get caught off guard.

Afterward, strive to make on-time payments as the agreed schedule. This will go a long way in repairing your credit which will help you in the future when seeking another loan.

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