From time to time, we all could use a little help to achieve our goals, alleviate financial stress or invest in some self-improvement. There are several ways taking on a personal loan can be useful in our everyday lives.
Here are five common reasons people apply for a personal loan.
1. Consolidate your debts
If you have multiple loans or want to do something about the high interest you’re paying on your credit card debt, consolidating your debt with a personal loan will allow you to collapse several debts you currently owe into one new easy-to-manage personal loan.
There are pros and cons to using a personal loan for debt consolidation, so it’s a good idea to consult a licensed financial advisor before proceeding.
2. Covering emergency medical bills
You may not always have that spare cash to pay for emergency medical bills, after all they don’t always happen by choice. When this happens, a personal loan can provide the funds you need for such unforeseen circumstances so you can focus on recovering to get yourself back on track!
3. Learning a new skill
Whether you want to reach the next level at work or turn your love of photography into a full-time career, furthering your education can help you get there. Study is rewarding in the long term but costly in the short term. A personal loan can cover the costs required to give your knowledge and skills an upgrade.
4. Making improvements to your home
If you plan to renovate or give your property the repairs it needs, those improvements may drive up the selling price. A personal loan can help finance that all-important home improvement project, especially if you don’t have enough built-up equity in your property.
Using a personal loan to fund a renovation does mean added debt on top of your mortgage and other financial obligations. Consider your remodel carefully, work out your ideal repayment term and amount to make sure this is within your reach. Seek a professional financial advice if you are unsure.
5. Purchasing new appliances
Do you have your sights on a set of solar panels, or need to replace that old appliance with a newer, more energy-efficient one? Such replacements could save you money in the long run. A personal loan can provide the funds you need to purchase big-ticket household fittings or appliances that you might be uncomfortable putting on your credit card.
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This article provides you with factual information only, and is not intended to imply any recommendation about any financial product(s) or constitute tax advice. If you require financial or tax advice you should consult a licensed financial or tax adviser. Neither Pepper nor its related bodies, nor their directors, employees or agents accept any responsibility for loss or liability which may arise from accessing or reliance on any of the information contained in this article. For information about whether a Pepper loan may be suitable for you, call Pepper on 13 73 77.