Direct Line Loan

Compare Direct Line loans

Whether you are thinking about taking out a loan to buy a new car, go on holiday or carry out some home improvements you might be wondering if a direct line loan is right for you. Direct Line loans are not currently available, however there are many options from other lenders, you can check out some of them below using our comparison tables.

ProviderLoan AmountCredit HistoryRates FromTerm 
£1,000 to £25,000Good Credit Only3.2%


(£7,500 - £25,000)

1 year to 7 yearsGet Quotes >
  • No arrangement fees or hidden charges
  • Instant online decision
  • Funds transferred within 2 working days
  • No penalty for overpayments
  • You must be aged between 21 and 70 
  • You must have been a permanent UK resident for 3 years 
  • You must have an annual income of at least £12,000 and have a UK bank or building society account
  • You need to make payments on time or you will be charged a late payment fee. Missing payments could have severe consequences on obtaining future credit
  • Post Office Personal Loans are provided by Bank of Ireland (UK). Post Office Limited is a credit broker and not a lender

Representative Example:  The Representative APR is 3.2%. Based on a loan amount of £10,000 over 60 months at an interest rate of 3.2% p.a. (fixed). Monthly repayment of £180.37. Total amount repayable £10,822.20.

£2,500 to £15,000Good Credit Only3.4%



2 years to 5 yearsGet Quotes >
  • 10 minute online quote, instant decision
  • Money can be with you within 48 hours
  • No arrangement, over payment or early repayment fees
  • Must be aged 21 or over
  • UK Resident with a UK bank account

Representative Example:  The Representative APR is 3.4%, so if you borrow £7,500 over 3 years at a rate of 3.40% p.a. (fixed), you will repay £219.27 for 36 months and £7,893.72 in total.

£1,000 to £20,000Good Credit Only3.44%



1 to 5 YearsGet Quotes >
  • Fixed Interest Loan Rate
  • Instant Online Decision
  • Must be aged 21
  • No CCJs or IVA in the last 6 years
  • Permanently resident in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland

Representative Example: The Representative APR is 3.4%. Based on an assumed loan amount of £10,000 over 60 months at an interest rate of 3.4% p.a. (fixed). Monthly repayment £181.41 & total repayable £10,884.60.

£1,000 to £25,000All Credit Histories Considered14.9%


1 to 5 YearsGet Quotes >

Representative example: The Representative APR is 14.9% (variable).The Representative APR is If you borrow £90,000 over 4 years at a representative 14.9% APR and an annual interest rate of 14.9% (fixed) you would pay £245.80 per month. Total charge for credit will be £2,798.51. Total amount repayable is £11,789.51.

Although Direct Line loans are not currently available if you already have an outstanding Direct Line loan account, you can call Direct Line if you have any questions.


Before you apply for a loan

When you're looking for a loan, it is important to shop around in order to find the best deal for your circumstances. Get an online loan quote today - you can compare leading UK loans with our loan calculator or by checking the above tables.


Loan calculators


If you are interested in a loan, one of the main things you probably want to know beforehand is how much it is going to cost you and how much your instalments would work out as. To do so you can use a loan calculator, as Direct Line loans are not currently available there is not a Direct Line loan calculator to use. However many lenders do have loan calculators that can give you an indication of what the interest on a loan with them might be. You just need to enter how much you want to borrow and how long you want the repayment period to be.

It is important to remember when you use a loan calculator that if you were to apply for your loan the actual APR you are offered may differ from the loans. This is because lenders may alter the APR they are willing to lend a specific borrower subject to an assessment of their financial circumstances.


Types of loan


  • Personal Loans - Also known as unsecured loans are a type of loan that typically allows you to borrow up to £25,000 over a variable time period. Generally speaking the larger amount you wish to borrow the lower the rate of interest, however this does not mean you should take out a larger loan you cannot afford to service or repay. Lenders will advertise their personal loans with a Representative APR however this is not the amount you are guaranteed to get from taking out a loan with them, your actual interest rate will be dependent on numerous factors such as how much you earn and your credit history, they will also take this into consideration when they evaluate how much they are actually willing to lend you.


  • Homeowner loan - If you want to borrow a larger amount of money and are a homeowner a homeowner loan might be better for you. As you have placed an asset (such as your home or other property) as security banks are willing to lend more, usually up to £250,000. The actual amount you can borrow is dependent on the value of your home and how much equity you have if you have a mortgage.

Disclaimer All Personal Loan APRs, features, charges, benefits and other information listed by Fair Investment Company Ltd represent the most recent information available at the time of writing. Every effort is made to keep the site accurate, however we cannot guarantee that a Personal Loan issuer has not increased or decreased one or more of the APRs or fees/charges associated with a loan deal or changed its features, obligations or benefits. Please be sure to read the Direct Line Loan agreement fully and carefully before making any agreement.