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What is a no-guarantor loan?

A no-guarantor loan in the UK is a personal loan that doesn’t require a friend or family member with a better credit rating to act as a guarantor. This is where someone agrees to take on the debt in the event you can’t pay.

Typically, you’ll need a good credit rating – or a significant asset, such as your home or car to put up as security – to be accepted for these types of loans on standard terms and interest rates.

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Can I get a no-guarantor loan with bad credit?

If you have a low credit score it can be difficult to get a loan without a guarantor. This is because lenders will see you as more risky and more likely to default on your debt. But there could be options available. For example:

Loans for bad credit can be an option for those who have struggled with debt in the past and have a low credit rating. Your choice is likely to be limited as there are fewer providers and the interest rates will be high.

Secured loans require you to put up a valuable asset – usually your home or car – as security to get the loan. Interest rates could be lower, but if you fail to make the repayments the lender could seize your asset.

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What are the pros and cons of a loan without a guarantor?

Getting a loan without a guarantor can be a good way to pay for an emergency purchase or consolidate more expensive credit card debts. But there are pros and cons, so think carefully before you apply. These include:

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    • Don't have to involve another person in the loan and risk them having to pay your debt

    • A wider choice of loan products

    • More competitive interest rates (APR)

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    • Without a guarantor you could lower your chance of acceptance for a loan

    • You’ll be liable for the debt if you can’t repay. If you have a secured loan this could mean your home or car could be repossessed

    • Interest rates are likely to be higher with less choice of loans if you have poor credit

Why compare no guarantor loans with MoneySuperMarket?

It’s easy to compare loans with MoneySuperMarket and you’ll know your chance of being approved when you apply.

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    We have a wide range of leading lenders for you to compare loans from. When searching with us, you can order loans by likelihood of you being accepted to ease any fears of rejection.

How can I improve my chances of getting a no-guarantor loan?

There are a number of things you can do to boost your chance of being approved for a loan without a guarantor:

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If you have a guarantor loan, while it may be the only option available it does mean you’re getting someone else involved and they will be liable for your debt if you can’t repay it. If things go wrong this can become a complicated situation, especially if their house or another asset is on the line. That’s why taking out a no guarantor loan is usually the best option for everyone, if you’re able to find one at an affordable price.

- Rebecca Goodman, Personal Finance & Insurance Expert

Compare no guarantor loans online with Moneysupermarket

We’re here to help you find the right no guarantor loan for your needs, so we’ll tell you which deals you’re most likely to get. 

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If you’re taking out a loan without a guarantor there will be the option to have an unsecured or secured loan. Unsecured loans, often referred to as personal loans, do not require you to put an asset up as security. Generally, this means you’ll need a fair to excellent credit score to be accepted for a loan. 

With a secured loan you’ll have to put down a valuable asset you own – usually your home – as security. This is why secured loans are sometimes referred to as homeowner loans. It can mean you can get a loan with a less than perfect credit history and score. But it means if you fall into arrears on the loan the lender could seize your asset, so your home is at risk.

Most loans will allow you to repay early – but often there will be early repayment charges and these can be high. If you think you may be able to clear the debt before the end of the loan term, check the terms and conditions at the outset to avoid any nasty surprises later.

No, a payday loan is just a type of short-term loan. Payday loans are usually unsecured and typically for a small value – such as £50 or £100, and usually taken out for around 30 days.  They are often accessible for people with a poor credit rating – but the interest rates can be extremely high. 

If you have bad credit and a low credit score, the interest rates you’re likely to be offered will typically be higher on a loan without a guarantor, compared to a guarantor loan. That’s why if you’re struggling to find a loan, taking a guarantor loan can make it more accessible and affordable.

It is likely to be difficult to get a personal loan with a competitive interest rate if you’ve got bad credit. Specialist lenders are available offering loans to those with a less than perfect credit history and a low rating. The interest rates will be much higher than those on standard loans and the loan amounts are likely to be lower.

If you apply for your loan online the process can be very quick. In some cases the lender may want to do some extra checks on you before agreeing to the loan. But once you’ve been accepted the funds should be in your account within days. In some cases the money could arrive the next day.

It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get a personal loan without a credit check. All regulated lenders will want to have the confidence you can repay the loan before approving any application, and a credit check is a key part of this.

How much you’ll be able to borrow without a guarantor will depend on your personal financial situation, including how much you earn, your outgoings, your credit score and the lender’s own criteria. The better your credit rating and the higher your affordability, the more likely you are to get a loan. 

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