What Are the Different Types of Loans?


There are different types of loans: secured, unsecured, and open-ended. This article will cover all the major types of loans and what they mean. In addition, we will talk about whether you will have to share the responsibility for repayment of the loan with a co-borrower. Hopefully, this information will help you make an informed decision when it comes to getting a loan. Let us begin by explaining the basics. Firstly, what is the difference between a secured, unsecured, and open-ended loan?

Open-ended loans

An open-ended loan is a type of revolving line of credit. It keeps revolving with the use of the loan, similar to a credit card or a home equity line of credit. This type of loan can be used for a variety of purposes and often has a fixed interest rate. Some of the benefits of open-ended loans are that they can help you build your credit score and give you a great deal of flexibility.

Term loans

Term loans are short-term financing options for businesses. Applicants must provide specific business information and financial evidence to prove their credit worthiness. Once approved, they receive a lump sum of cash and are required to repay the loan over a certain period of time. Typical repayment schedules are monthly or quarterly. The terms and fees for term loans may vary from lender to lender. For more information, please review the following sections. Read on for helpful tips and advice on applying for a term loan.

Secured loans

Unlike regular loans, secured loans are sanctioned against the title of your assets. You need to furnish a metric ton of documentation and affix as many signatures as you can gather. In case one signature does not match the other ones, repossession is likely. As such, you should avoid taking a secured loan unless you have enough funds to pay it off. If you have enough funds to repay the loan, you can close the account before the loan term ends.

Co-borrower responsibility

A co-borrower is someone who takes on the debt of a primary borrower when the latter is unable to make the payments. This is a good option when only one borrower will benefit from the loan. A spouse who is not employed or a student who lacks credit may be good candidates for co-borrowing. In either case, it reassures the lender that the borrower has multiple income streams.

Interest rate

The overall interest rate on loans to households increased by 17 basis points in March. The increase in the interest rate was mainly driven by the weight effect, with the lending rate for new loans to households increasing by 8.49% and that of house purchase loans by 8.90%. Overdrafts and credit cards have also increased, with an average interest rate of 8.63%. Those who wish to take advantage of these lower rates should read the loan contract carefully before signing.