We all have our dreams, some bigger and some smaller. Sometimes it is necessary to wait a long time for dreams to come true. Sometimes you just need a little help in the form of a small loan. Have you long dreamed of a pleasant holiday trip? Need a new car? Or is it necessary to renovate the children’s room instead? Whatever you would not dream of at the moment, companies dealing with small loans can help you with all this. However, there are quite a few of them on the market and it can be difficult to decide who to trust. What should you keep in mind before applying for a loan? Here are some useful pieces of information to help you decide which lender to turn to and what to keep in mind before entering into a loan agreement.
Find out the lender’s background
How long has the lender been in this market? Does it comply with all precepts issued by the Financial Supervision Authority, Eesti Pank and the Consumer Protection Board? These are all things that will help you find out if you are signing a contract with a reliable partner.
Think for yourself what you need a loan for
Lenders offer a wide range of amounts from 50 dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Even write down the budget on paper and, based on that, start looking for a suitable loan offer.
Familiarize yourself with the loan terms
Ask about loan terms and credit cost rate before concluding a contract. Also read the fine text carefully and ask clarifying questions before concluding the contract. Keep in mind that lenders are subject to restrictions on the maximum cost of credit.
Are there any contract fees for concluding a loan agreement? These are all important things that no one pays much attention to when applying for a loan, but later it can be retaliated against. Let’s say you want to repay a loan earlier, but haven’t noticed that you still have to pay a certain percentage of interest to do so. This can be quite a large amount that you can lose through it.