For awhile there, it seemed like personal loans for people with bad credit were quite easy to get. They have been easy to get for years, but the loan market moving mostly online definitely helped people feel comfortable applying for and finding a good loan. However, the market took a turn when all the sudden all kinds of sites started showing up preying on people in these situations.
I’m not talking about the payday loan companies. I’m talking about the sites that aren’t offering loans but instead headaches to consumers trying to find personal loans for people with bad credit. Have you run into these sites before? If you have needed a loan recently, and you have bad credit, then you most likely have.
One of my friends needed to borrow some money just the other day. He doesn’t have the best credit, and he doesn’t have traditional credit cards and the likes. His efforts to find a good quick loan were futile, and he reported back some of what happened. He was desperately trying to get a loan like people used to be able to do without all the hassle.
Aside from setting up an emergency fund and improving your credit, your best bet is to seek out a direct lender that you know you can trust. There are still direct lenders out there, but you just have to know which ones to use. It can be difficult at times because they have state by state restrictions and charge different interest rates.
You might think that you can’t be picky, but you can be. You just have to know that you’re going to run into those predatory sites. When you do, steer clear and keep focused on finding a direct lender, perhaps one you’ve seen in an advertisement. Then you will be able to get the loan you need quickly.