Possible Risks of Unsecured Personal Loans

Introduction

An unsecured loan also known as personal loan is an open-ended loan with which the person who collected the loan, is permitted to use as he or she wills. These loans are typically general purpose loans that you can use at your discretion for things like consolidating debt or paying for an unexpected expense or small home improvement project.  This type of loan is harder to access than credit cards because of its stringent rules and criterion for qualification. It comes with a number of risks, especially when not smartly used. In spite of the freedom that comes with having accessed the loans, its attendant risks are also not divorced from it.

   Below are the risks associated with unsecured personal loans

  • Origination Fee

An origination fee is an upfront fee charged by a lender for processing a new loan application, used as compensation for putting the loan in place.

Origination fees are quoted as a percentage of the total loan and are generally between 0.5 and 1% on mortgage loans in the United States.

  • Fixed interest rates

Unsecured personal loans sometimes have low interest rates but at times the interest can be very high. The interest rates on these loans depend on your credit score, This is because the interest rates on a loan is exclusively within the power of the lender to set , provided it does not defy the stand of the law guiding it.

Privacy Concerns

  Privacy concerns also constitute a great concern to the borrower, since credit unions and banks do not play by the privacy rules. This act of defiance is always to the detriment of the borrower. Learn more.

  • Pre-computed interest

This method determines the interest on a loan collected based on the original amount paid for. Unlike simple interest that uses the amount owed today to calculate the intetest.

  • The insurance pitch

  Some personal loans will come with a sales pitch for additional insurance to protect the loan in case “life’s unexpected events” get in the way of your ability to repay. This also poses risk to the borrower.

  • Pay day loans

A payday loan is a type of short-term borrowing where a lender will extend high interest credit based on a borrower’s income and credit profile. It makes it risky for the borrower.

  • Unnecessary compilation

   This happens when companies or credit union give out enticements in the form of cash or other form, and because the company is not interested in frivolities, they must profit from the business while the borrower bears the brunt. This is risky and any personal must be kept simple enough with all the rules pointed out.

  • Pre-pay off penalties

 Depending on which type of personal loan was collected, early payment might be allowed or disallowed and punishable. Hence, the fine print must be read and all terms and conditions must spelt out and agreed upon.

Conclusion

Unsecured personal loans come with its risk as mentioned above, hence apt attention must be given to knowing whether or not you can bear the risk and repay the loan when due. The aforementioned points are instrumental to knowing what an individual is venturing into, with all that said it is now left for the borrower to decide.

How to Save Big

When it comes to our personal finances, we’re understandably deeply invested (get it?) in our future. Money makes the world go ‘round, so you won’t want to be left twisting in the wind. However, the world we live in seems to have been design from the ground up to rob us of our hard earned, cold hard cash, and that’s because it is. With all of the parties vying for your attention and, more importantly, your money, it can be a real uphill battle trying to save for your future. It’s like some sort of monetary vampire is sucking our wallets and bank accounts dry, and we just really need some garlic. Luckily, I have the garlic you need in the form of some good news and some help. The good news is that you can eliminate a lot of spending fairly easily, because you’ve been spending too much for years. Again, this is by design. However, there are some simple and easy ways to save some money they don’t want you to know. You won’t have to pawn your favorite piece from Kay Jewelers anytime soon.

First and foremost, most of our spending occurs in the grocery store, so what better place to start? Ways to save here are many. For example, you can save a ton of money by simply looking to lower shelves. You read that right. Big brands have exclusive rights, for which I’m sure they paid top dollar, to have their products displayed on eye level shelves in grocery stores. Therefore, simply looking to lower shelves will allow you to find big savings in the form of off brand products. Despite the stigma attached to them, these products are almost always just as good as the name brand variety, so there’s no reason not to save money where you can.

Another way to save in the grocery store is to avoid buying convenience food items. These tend to take the form of frozen pizzas and the like, and, while delicious, they’re costing you way more than making it yourself. You’re really just paying for labor here. That, and having the food be worse for you, I’m sure. Therefore, spend less on pizza ingredients and make yourself a healthier, possibly better tasting, pizza without breaking the bank. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Processed foods are generally cheaper than their whole counterparts. An example of this is ground beef. Buying whole beef and grinding it is way more expensive than buying pre ground. The reason for this is that the ground variety is processed and, thus, inflated with fillers, so there’s substantially less beef. However, it is cheap, and you shouldn’t eat enough burgers for the health concerns to manifest.