Thursday, August 08, 2013
No credit check loans are something to be avoided if your credit is good. The loan without credit check process is quick and easy and designed to help (well, not really) those who have bad credit and need to borrow.
Generally, however, they are exorbitantly costly and could lose you the title to your vehicle or possession of other property you put up as collateral. Quite often, no credit check loans are a payday type loan, which means you get the money by writing the lender a post dated check for the date of your next pay period, at which point they cash the check.
That seems easy and fair enough, doesn't it? The catch, of course, is that you pay back that lender much more than you get by taking out a loan without credit check.
Of course, there are situations that are unpredictable and many of us can find ourselves in a financial pinch that, for credit reasons, leaves us without any other option than a loan without a credit check.
Loans without a credit check are a rather novel and comparatively new industry, and some of them - such as payday loans and title loans prey on the low income and the unfortunate.
There are legitimate lenders, however, that do offer no credit check loans. Banks and other financial institutions do so. What is important is that you comparison shop and read all the fine print. Ask for as many free quotes as you can.
Most of these are going to be available online, although some will say they can give you an online quote and what they are doing is getting your personal contact information so a financial sales rep can call and hound you into using their loan without credit check services.
If you want the information and this happens you might consider submitting an alternative phone number. The result will be that you will get an email saying they were unable to reach you by phone, at which time you can tell them to send the quote by email. Some will, but some will not. If they will not then they were probably one of the higher-end of the lenders. Cross them off your list.
Comparison shopping is not just about who offers the lowest rate, however. Make sure you know all their policies such as prepayment penalties and terms of repayment.
A much lower rate paid back for an additional three years could end up costing considerably more than its shorter term loan without credit check counterpart who offered a higher rate of interest. Make sure you do the math.
One term you will want to fully understand when comparing the various no credit check loans. The term is APR, annual percentage rate. This refers to the total cost of your loan for a year, and it is expressed as a percentage of the amount of the loan.
Posted by Brad Pitt at 7:53 AM