What is Loans?

What is Loan?

An arrangement in which a lender gives money or property to a borrower and the borrower agrees to return the property or repay the money, usually along with interest, at some future point(s) in time. Usually, there is a predetermined time for repaying a loan, and generally the lender has to bear the risk that the borrower may not repay a loan.

There are Two Types of Loans?

Secured loans are loans which require the borrower to pledge an asset or security to avail the loan. Home loans and car loans are the most common examples of secured loans where the borrower will be required to pledge the vehicle or house to be purchased as collateral, which then become secured debt. In case the borrower defaults on their loan repayment, the lender has full right to take possession of the collateral/secured debt. A secured loan is one of the best and assured sources of obtaining a high volume of funds.

What are the types of secured loans, and the collateral required?

  • secured loans that pledge property as collateral.
  • Nonrecourse loans.
  • Car loans.
  • Home loans.

Most secured loans (home loans, car loans, business loans to purchase large assets) are sanctioned against a repossession clause, which should generally work for the benefit of the borrower, but more often than not, works in favour of the bank.

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