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5 Ways to Get a Loan with Bad Credit

Put money in your pocket using these lending alternatives, even if you have bad credit.

By
Laura Adams, MBA
March 21, 2012
Episode #259

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Jeremy asks:

"I have balances on 3 credit cards that each charge over 25%. I want to get a loan with a lower interest rate to pay off the cards, but my bank turned me down because of my credit. Is it possible to find a loan that would help me save money even with a low credit score?"

If you had the wind knocked out of your credit scores due to financial problems, or because you’re struggling to build credit for the first time, it can be difficult to get a loan. However, you might be surprised that you have more options than you think. I’ll give you 5 ways to find a good loan even with bad credit.

How to Get a Loan with Bad Credit

5 Ways to Get a Loan with Bad Credit

Having no credit or poor credit is a major stumbling block to getting a loan because you’re viewed as a high risk customer who might default and leave the lender holding a bag of worms. It’s just a fact that until you raise your credit score, you won’t fit the standard lending guidelines that traditional, big banks have to follow.

If you’ve been turned down for a loan or don’t want to get stuck paying high, subprime interest rates, here are 5 alternatives to consider:

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