Perhaps the best, most flexible secured loan innovation we have seen
It’s excellent for homeowners needing a large loan between £25,000 and £1 million where they want flexibility and more control to pay low interest charges .
Who is this secured loan best for?
If you are looking for the best low interest secured loan, the flexibility of this loan could really help you save interest. Really, it’s best for any homeowner looking to pay low interest payments on a secured loan where they need a flexible loan amount and only pay interest on the balance at any one time.
One example is a landlord loan or property investor loan. It’s ideal as you can agree a facility – let’s say £100,000 and then withdraw cash and pay it back without penalty and only pay interest on the amount outstanding – so its great for property deposits, buying at auction or refurbishments.
If planning school fees, this type of loan allows you to budget for the next five years; for example, borrowing £20,000 each year to cover the fees in the knowledge that the facility is there for you but only paying interest on the amount outstanding as it increases each year.
For the most homeowners it works equally well as a low cost secured loan and provides flexibility for such things as doing home improvements, raising deposits to help children buy their first house, weddings etc – especially where the amount of the loan required may not be fully clear at the outset.
It works just like an overdraft, but due to the large loan amounts, it is secured on your home so you could agree a facility between £25,000 and £1 million and then flex the amount you draw down or pay back as often as you like for up to five years without any penalty. Therefore it can work out far cheaper than a bridging loan and can be reused without incurring additional valuation and arrangement fees.
What makes this a low cost secured loan?
Competitive interest rates
Since its launch, the rates have remained competitive making this overall one of the best low interest secured loans on the market. But it’s not just about the rates. The over draft nature means you can decrease your debt when it suits you with no penalty so you pay less interest. Then increase the debt when you need to. If you need flexibility this loan allows you to save interest by having unnecessary loan commitments.
It’s a no valuation loan
In most cases there is no requirement for a full internal survey and valuation. The lender normally relies on an electronic / database valuation which costs around £25 rather than many £100’s. This saves borrowers money and time, especially if it’s going to be a loan secured over a portfolio of buy to let properties.
It’s a no “non utilisation fee” loan
Unlike some overdraft type loans, there is no fee of this nature either. A non-utilisation fee means ,whilst the facilities is in place, if you are not using it there will still be charges. So if you had a £100,000 facility but only used £50,000, some lenders charge a small fee for having the facility but not using it. No need to worry; that’s not the case with this loan.
Therefore, this is a comparatively cheap secured loan to arrange, there are no early redemption charges, there are no fees for withdrawing or paying back, you only pay interest on the balance at the time and this flexibility is available to you for the first five years.
If you want to clear the loan in full at any time you can without penalty but at the outset the loan is set up to convert, after five years, to a capital and repayment loan for up to a further 25 years depending on the age of the borrowers.
This means that borrows can enjoy massive flexibility in the first five years but also know that the loan will be paid off in full over a period of time. This can make it preferential to an interest only loan where the balance is still repayable at the end of the term.
How do I qualify for this flexible low interest secured homeowner loan?
The eligibility criteria is somewhat more relaxed than many other lenders in the sector although you do have to evidence you can afford the loan and must have a relatively good credit history.
These are some of the key criteria points but note every application is subject to detailed underwriting by the lender
Loans for employed borrowers
Employed applicants can be considered after only three months in a new job.
Loans for self employed
Self-employed applicants need a minimum trading period of 12 months after which they can submit their tax assessments and provide them as evidence of income.
Loans for contractors
Contractors must have at least three months remaining on the contract or have proof of renewal of the contract.
Loan for people on benefits and allowances
100% of most benefits and allowances are acceptable income
Loans with a good credit score
Whilst a good credit score is required, small CCJ’s or a couple of missed payment in the last two years may be accepted provided the recent conduct is good.
Can I get a low interest loan with a bad credit score?
It depends on your credit score and the reason its low. For example it could be because you don’t have much credit – nothing to do with having arrears or bad credit.
We have other secured loan lenders which don’t carry out a credit score so you could still get low interest rates. If you have bad credit such as arrears and CCJ’s we have a number of lenders which cater for this too although the rates will normally be higher – try the poor credit option on our calculator
What is the maximum I can borrow against the equity in my house?
At the time of publishing, loans are available up to 80% of the property value (including any other charges). Option are available for a first charge, second charge or third charge basis and are subject to full affordability checks and different terms.
Age and location
This loan is available to homeowners in England Scotland and Wales and terms are available over between 5 and 30 years. Borrowers must be at least 18 at the start of the loan and no older than 75 at the end of the term.
Promise Money is a broker not a lender. Therefore we offer lenders representing the whole of market for mortgages, secured loans, bridging finance, commercial mortgages and development finance. These loans are secured on property and subject to the borrowers status.
More than 50% of borrowers receive offers better than our representative examples
The %APR rate you will be offered is dependent on your personal circumstances.
Mortgages and Remortgages
Borrow £270,000 over 300 months at 7.1% APRC representative at a fixed rate of 4.79% for 60 months at £1,539.39 per month and thereafter 240 instalments of £2050.55 at 8.49% or the lender’s current variable rate at the time. The total charge for credit is £317,807.66 which includes £2,500 advice / processing fees and £125 application fee. Total repayable £587,807.66
Secured / Second Charge Loans
Borrow £62,000 over 180 months at 9.9% APRC representative at a fixed rate of 7.85% for 60 months at £622.09 per month and thereafter 120 instalments of £667.54 at 9.49% or the lender’s current variable rate at the time. The total charge for credit is £55,730.20 which includes £2,660 advice / processing fees and £125 application fee. Total repayable £117,730.20
Annual Interest Rate (fixed) is 49.7% p.a. with a Representative 49.7% APR, based on borrowing £5,000 and repaying this over 36 monthly repayments. Monthly repayment is £243.57 with a total amount repayable of £8,768.52 which includes the total interest repayable of £3,768.52.
THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE SECURING OTHER DEBTS AGAINST YOUR HOME
REPAYING YOUR DEBTS OVER A LONGER PERIOD CAN REDUCE YOUR PAYMENTS BUT COULD INCREASE THE TOTAL INTEREST YOU PAY. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.
Promise Money is a trading style of Promise Solutions Ltd – Company number 04822774Promise Solutions, Fullard House, Neachells Lane, Wolverhampton, WV11 3QG
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – Number 681423The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate some forms of commercial / buy-to-let mortgages
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