Improving Your Chances Of Being Approved For A Loan

Taking out a loan is something we don’t always want to have to do. Unfortunately, this is often part of life and many of us find ourselves in situations where taking out a loan is essential.

Whether you need to apply for a car loan, online home loans, or a student loan; it can sometimes be hard. Today we want to soften the blow and give you some handy tips which should allow you to be accepted for any loan this year.


Review Your Credit History

The first thing you need to do when applying for a loan is sit down and go through your credit history. This will show a record of any credit you have ever taken out including payment records and missed payments. This is something which a lender will use to assess the risk associated with lending money to you. The higher your credit score, the more likely someone will pay for your loan. Make sure that your credit history looks great and this should help you be accepted easily.



As well as thinking about your history you will want to also see if you are eligible or not. There are different types of loan which apply to different people so many sure to always check the fine print and see which one is the best for you.


Prepare Documentation

When applying for a loan, some lenders will ask you to prepare a few documents for them to check to ensure that you are who you say you are and that the loan is one which won’t be wasted. For example, you might have to supply your ID and proof of address which can come in the form of a bill or bank statement from the last 3 months. As well as this, if you are applying for a mortgage you will be asked to show 3 months worth do bank statements to check your outgoings and ensure that you will be able to afford the payments.


Ask for help

The best thing you can do for yourself if you are unsure of what to do with your payments is to ask for help. People will always be willing to come to your aid and offer you some helpful advice if you need it, and it can make all the difference to you when getting a loan. A professional will be able to show you exactly what you are eligible for and this means that with their help you will be much more likely to be accepted for a loan.


Save up

Even though you are taking out a loan to help you cover a cost, it is a good idea to try and save your own money on the side. There might come a month where you struggle to pay back the loan and this can have a huge effect on your credit score and your reputation as a payer. Make sure that you save money to the side for a rainy day so that you can pay the loan back quickly and avoid that pesky interest.

Stewart Thurlow

Stewart Thurlow

I once shared a lift with Meryl Streep & Julianne Moore. Oh, & Victoria Beckham smiled at me. UK Editor for ADDICTED.
Stewart Thurlow