The best way to get a loan and all the information needed to determine if a particular loan is suitable for your circumstances is to go online with a specialist loan broking website.
A specialist will be able to gather together the best deals and among the cheapest secured loans on your behalf from some of the top UK lenders so you are able to compare them at your leisure.
You do have to ensure that you would be able to repay the loan over the terms you want and bear in mind that your circumstances could change.
It is always safer going with a specialist loan broker because the APR (interest rates) can be confusing if you were to look around on your own.
Some lenders will advertise what seem to be very low rates of APR but when you look deeper into the loan you will find that the quote is for weekly terms not annual.
Or the quote is based on someone whose has very different financial circumstances to your own (even though, by law, an average APR must be quoted).
A specialist will gather together annual rates which make it easier to compare and along with this they will also present you with the key facts of the loan so that you can read and compare them.
They will also match your circumstances to the right lender as they understand that the different criteria each lender has.
A secured loan is often the easiest type of loan to be approved for and you can generally borrow a larger amount of money and repay over a longer period of time than had you taken out an unsecured loan.
When putting your home up as equity against the loan, the lender will usually allow you to borrow up to the amount that is left over on the value of your home, once the balance of the mortgage left outstanding is taken off.
Another big advantage of a cheap secured loan is the rates of interest are usually lower than those that come with a personal loan.
However there are disadvantages too and the main one is of course the fact that you have to put your home up as collateral against the loan.
This means that if you should get behind on the repayments then you are at risk of losing the roof over your head.
While it is essential that you compare the rates of interest to get the cheapest secured loan, it is just as important that you compare the small print of any loan you are considering taking out because this is where any additional fees can be added.
It also explains how much interest will be added onto the loan and how much the monthly loan repayments will be and how much in total you will repay.
A specialist website will be able to find you a cheap secured loan but it is down to the individual to make sure that the loan is suitable and to understand how much in total the loan will cost.