Personal Loans Back on the Agenda for British Banks
Investment bankers have said that the economic climate for personal loans is getting better all the time, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The paper reported that over the past few days, improved performance by major banks has taken the FTSE 100 index above the 5,800 mark. This is a sign of a far healthier financial climate.
Fiona Swaffield, an analyst at international investment bank Execution Noble, told the Telegraph that they were looking forward to an improved situation over the next few months. “We see 2010 loan loss guidance as overly conservative given improving trends in unsecured loans and the recent UK credit conditions survey,” she said.
Tidings of improved confidence in the personal loans market will be music to the ears of anyone seeking an instant loan for the purposes of debt consolidation or home improvement.
Up until now, the credit crunch has made banks excessively cautious about offering unsecured loans and reluctant to give anyone with bad credit histories the benefit of the doubt. As a result, many have placed harsh interest rates and other conditions on their loans.
Many people have been forced to resort to placing larger sums than they would like on their credit cards, which generally have a higher rate of interest than a good personal loan from a reliable lender.
As ever, the best way to find a loan that is right for you is to shop around online. With an improved financial climate on the horizon, such searching is set to get a lot easier.