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Q: Low rate loans within the United Kingdom ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Low rate loans within the United Kingdom
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: acrxx-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 11 May 2004 10:02 PDT
Expires: 10 Jun 2004 10:02 PDT
Question ID: 344681
Could you please find me a list of the credit institutions within the
UK, which offer the lowest interest or overall cost when loaning 2000
pounds to an individual (just graduated from Uni) over 2 years (if
possible, no repayments until then). Could you also list what
securities the bank (or credit institution) would require for any
particular loan.

Thank you,


Request for Question Clarification by lotd-ga on 11 May 2004 13:25 PDT
Hi Andy,

A couple of quick questions:

1. Do you have any history of adverse credit i.e. arrears, County
Court Judgements, defaults or bankruptcy?

2. How old are you?

I assume you are not a homeowner.


Clarification of Question by acrxx-ga on 11 May 2004 15:20 PDT
No history of adverse credit, I am 21 and i am not a homeowner. Hope this helps.
Subject: Re: Low rate loans within the United Kingdom
Answered By: lotd-ga on 12 May 2004 09:53 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Andy,

Thanks for answering the questions posed.
There are a huge number of credit institutions and banks offering
loans in the United Kingdom. There is also a huge disparity in the
interest charged ? normally defined as APR (Annual Percentage Rate) ?
across these institutions.

All the major UK broadsheet newspaper web sites money sections offer a
loans comparison service. The service used by all of the web sites is
the Money Supermarket loans comparison service ? . This service allows you to compare
over 400 personal loan offerings in the United Kingdom.

I entered the following details into the loans comparison form:

- Selected Single Application.
- 2 year repayment period.
- 2000 loan amount.
- A date of birth to indicate an age of 21.
- Selected not a homeowner.
- Selected no adverse credit.

Of the 400 personal loan offerings 61 were available using the details
entered. The lowest APR was 6.2% and the highest was 19.9%.

The 3 lowest offerings (in ascending APR order) were:

Cahoot flexible loan: 6.2% 
Amount per month: 88.67 
Total Credit Charge: 128
Total Repaid: 2128
Virgin personal loan: 6.5%
Amount per month: 88.92 
Total Credit Charge: 134
Total Repaid: 2134
Nationwide personal loan: 6.7%
Amount per month: 89.09 
Total Credit Charge: 138
Total Repaid: 2138

The loans comparison form can either be accessed by clicking on the
?Loans? link on the left side navigation bar of the money supermarket
home page or via any of the newspaper web sites listed below.

Times Online ? Your Money - Borrowing,,9555,00.html 

Guardian Unlimited Money ? Credit and Debt

Telegraph Money

Independent Money

As you have stated you have no adverse credit and are a graduate of 21
years of age, therefore I can only presume you will be successful in
your loan application. As the loan amount is for only 2000 most
banks/credit institutions will not require any form of security.


Search Terms Used:

Loans Comparison United Kingdom

Good luck in your loan application.

Kind regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by acrxx-ga on 12 May 2004 10:48 PDT
The most favourable loan I would be after, would be one where you just
pay back the whole 2000 (with interest of course) in one payment
after two years have elapsed. I know for a fact that I will have this
money by then. Is something of this nature possible, if it is not too
much to ask?


Clarification of Answer by lotd-ga on 12 May 2004 11:06 PDT
Hi Andy,

Assuming you are relatively recent graduate there are institutions
offering loans with deferred payments. The following web site lists
all the institutions offering special graduate loans:

There are varying lengths offered for deferred payments dependent on
your current graduate situation and your type of degree. Assuming you
are not a postgraduate, medical, dental, legal or MBA graduate. The
most promising offer appears to be the Royal Bank of Scotland 6.3% APR
loan which can be deferred for up to 9 months.

It is more than possible you may be able to negotiate a longer
deferred payment period with the bank dependent on your credit history
and graduate degree.

I hope the above information answers your question. If you require any
further clarification please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,
acrxx-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Very thorough. I am impressed.

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