How To Get A Loan With Bad Credit

How to get a loan with bad credit

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors including:

  • Your credit rating - your credit score will be used by a lender in determining whether they are willing to lend to you. You can see your credit score by getting access to your Credit Report
  • Your income - Many lenders will require a minimum income
  • Residency status - Lenders will often require you to be resident in the UK for a set period
  • Age - Many lenders require you to be over a set age e.g. 18, 21
  • Employment status
  • Are you a homeowner
  • Marital status can have a bearing

There are specialist companies out there who offer loans to people with bad credit but it is important to take some aspects into consideration first, such as:

  • The fact that interest rates may be higher than on most loans as the risk is greater to the lender. What do you consider an acceptable level of interest to pay.
  • Whether or not you can actually afford to meet the repayments - affordability is a key question that you need to ask yourself.
Featured Loan Deal - Adverse Credit History
ProviderLoan AmountCredit HistoryRates FromTerm 
£1,000 to £20,000All Credit Histories Considered49.7%

APR
Representative

1 to 4 YearsGet Quotes >
Rebuild Your Credit. Interest rates start from 9.3% APR. Instant Online Decision using 'soft' credit searches. Representative Example: If you borrow £3,000 over 3 years at a rate of 41.0% per annum (fixed) you will repay £146.09 per month & £5,259.11 in total.
£1,000 to £20,000All Credit Histories Considered99.90%

APR
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1 to 2 YearsGet Quotes >
Interest Rates from 35.9% - 99.9%, depending on the information you provide in your application. Fixed monthly repayments. Instant Online Decision. Representative Example: The Representative APR is 99.9% - Based on an assumed loan amount of £1,500 over 24 months at an interest rate of 71.3% p.a. (fixed) you would pay £118.88 a month and £2,853.12 in total.
Adverse Credit History Loans - Up to £20,000
LenderMin - Max LoanCredit HistoryRepresentative APRTermApply
£1,000 - £20,000Poor Credit48.50%1 to 5 YearsGet Quotes >
  • Interest Rates from 19% - 99% 
  • Rebuild Your Credit
  • Instant Online Decision
  • Must be aged 18
  • Must be UK resident

Representative Example: The Representative APR is 48.50% - Based on an assumed loan amount of £3,000 over 12 months at an interest rate of 48.50% p.a. (fixed) you would pay £670.83 a month and £3,670.83 in total.

£1,000 - £10,000Bad Credit Considered79.40%1 to 5 YearsGet Quotes >
  • Fixed Interest Loan Rate
  • No set up charges
  • Instant Online Decision
  • Must be aged 18 to 65
  • Early redemption charges
  • Must have monthly income of over £700
  • Must be UK resident

Representative Example: APR is 79.4% (variable) so if you borrow £3,000 over 2 years at a rate of 59.9% p.a. (variable) you will repay £217.24 per month & total amount payable £5,213.68.

£1,000 - £3,000 (Tenant Guarantor Loan)Good to Poor69.9%1 to 3 YearsGet Quotes >
  • Same day decision
  • No set up fees or charges
  • Any bad credit considered
  • Need a Tenant to act as guarantor
  • Must be aged between 18 and 65

£2,000 over 3 years, representative 69.9% APR fixed. Monthly payment £113.47. Annual interest rate 45.84% fixed. Interest payable £1,884.92. Broker fee payable £200.00. Total repayable £4,084.92.


UK Credit is a specialist no fee guarantor loan provider. All bad credit considered. Please only apply if you have a TENANT AS YOUR GUARANTOR. This type of loan is good for consolidating more expensive credit.

£1,000 - £5,000Poor Credit99.9%1 to 2 YearsGet Quotes >
  • Interest Rates from 35.9% - 99.9%, depending on the information you provide in your application  
  • Fixed monthly repayments
  • Instant Online Decision
  • Must be aged 18
  • Must be UK resident

Representative Example: The Representative APR is 99.9% - Based on an assumed loan amount of £1,500 over 24 months at an interest rate of 71.3% p.a. (fixed) you would pay £118.88 a month and £2,853.12 in total.

THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE SECURING OTHER DEBTS AGAINST YOUR HOME. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.