A low interest rate will help you save money when looking for a secured loan for debt consolidation, but you should also consider:

  • How much you need to borrow

  • How long you need to repay the loan

  • Which asset you want to borrow against

Work out what you need

To calculate this:

  1. 1.

    Work out the total amount you owe by adding up each debt e.g. credit cards, overdrafts, payday loans.

  2. 2.

    Work out much you repay every month by adding up each monthly repayment.

  3. 3.

    Check the term of each debt to find out how long you have left to pay them off. You can do this by checking your statements or by contacting the lenders.

This can help you work out:

  • How much you need to borrow to pay off your debts.

  • How long it will currently take to clear your debts so you choose a suitable loan term

  • How much you repay each month, so you can make sure you can afford any new loan you choose

  • How much interest you are paying so you can find a cheaper rate

This comparison shows the minimum and maximum loan amounts available.

Decide what to borrow against

Most lenders will only lend against your property but some may accept valuables like jewellery.

Check the loan to value (LTV) matches what you need. The LTV is how much you can borrow in relation to the value of your asset.

For example a 125,000 loan against your house that is worth 250,000 would have a 50% LTV.

This comparison shows the maximum LTV that companies are willing to lend against.

Compare loans

Before you apply, compare as many loans as you can to find the best one for you.

If you need help, you can get impartial advice from an FCA approved independent financial adviser. Here is how you can find an independent financial adviser.

Once you have found the right loan for you apply for it online, by phone or in a branch.

Secured debt consolidation loan FAQs

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Can I repay the loan early?

A

Yes, but there may be an early repayment charge. Speak to you lender for more information.

Q

Do I have to put an asset down as security?

A

Yes, you do for debt consolidation secured loans. If you don't want to do this, you could apply for an unsecured loan.

Q

Will I lose my asset if I cannot repay the loan?

A

Yes, speak to your lender as soon as you face difficulties. They can offer you alternative repayment solutions which can avoid your asset being affected.

Q

Can I cancel my loan?

A

Yes, under the Consumer Credit Act, you have a 14 day cooling off period to withdraw from the loan.

About our loans comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

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We include secured loans available directly from lenders and through brokers on our panel. They are all from lenders regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Here is more information about how our website works.

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How do we make money from our comparison?

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We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison and get paid commission if we help you take out one of their products or services. Find out more here.
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