Depending on the loan amount and repayment term, installment loans can be categorized into long-term or short-term installment loans. Loans that can be paid off within a few months or years are generally referred to as short-term. These loans can be used to pay for emergency expenses like medical bills, home maintenance etc. Long-term installment loans, such as mortgages, are generally paid in 20 to 30 years depending on the loan amount and the repayment term. Unlike most short-term installment loans, long-terms loans are usually secured and requires you to pledge a collateral.
The terms and conditions of a loan might differ from lender to lender. You will get them at the same time as the loan offer, so read them carefully. At the same time you will get payment plan and the interest rates for that loan. For small loans, the annual percentage rate can be quite high, and late fees can be huge. Make sure you agree with the terms and can pay the loan back in a given time before you sign the contract. If you have any problems meeting the payment deadlines, contact the provider straight away.
While a cash advance lender may only charge $15 for every $100 you borrow, that’s only for two weeks. If you don’t pay back the loan as well as interest and fees, you roll over the loan and then you’re responsible for paying the interest again. An interest rate of 15 percent for a two-week loan becomes an interest rate of 30 percent when you roll it over for a month. And if you extend the loan for a year and do the math, you end up with an annual percentage rate of almost 400 percent!
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