When shopping for an unsecured loan, a common concern amongst potential borrowers is, how do I get the best rate? Often, people take out an unsecured loan to fulfill an immediate need, such as paying back taxes or funding the start-up of a new business, so they don’t always have time to search for the best interest rate. When shopping for an unsecured personal loan, getting the best rate is the main concern.
What are unsecured loans?
Unsecured personal loans are personal loans that do not require you to put down anything as collateral. Most of the time, you do not need to have a co-guarantor (or co-signor) nor proof of home ownership. The loan amount will be given to you as a lump sum, which you have to pay back in installments. An unsecured loan differs from a line of credit, in that the line of credit may be reused over and over again through a certain period of time. The unsecured loan is only good while the lump sum awarded to you lasts. When it is gone, it is gone.