Latitude Financial Services

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RateCity Says: Be rewarded for your credit rating with this competitive fixed rate personal loan offering fast funding and flexible repayments.

Advertised Rate

5.99%

Fixed up to 21.99%

Comparison Rate*

7.26%

Upfront Fee

$140

up to $250 . $140 for loans < $5000. $250 for loans > $5000

Loan amount

$3k to $70k

Real Time Rating™

3.71

/ 5
Repayment

based on $65,500 loan amount for 3 years at 7.26%

Advertised Rate

5.99%

Fixed up to 21.99%

Comparison Rate*

7.26%

Upfront Fee

$140

up to $250 . $140 for loans < $5000. $250 for loans > $5000

Loan amount

$3k to $70k

Real Time Rating™

3.71

/ 5
Repayment

based on $65,500 loan amount for 3 years at 7.26%

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Your estimated repayment

$1,992

based on $65,500 loan amount for 3 years at 7.26%

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • Interest rates ranked in the best 20%
  • Lower than average rate
  • Flexible repayment options
  • Can apply online
  • Use the loan for any worthwhile purpose
  • Suitable for both new or used car
  • Fast time to funding
  • Service fee charged
  • Requires security to be held
  • Cannot apply in branch

Features and Fees

Latitude Financial Services Low Rate Secured Features and Fees

Details

Total repayments

Interest rate type

Fixed

Borrowing range

$3k - $70k

Security type

Secured

Loan term

1 year to 7 years

Secured by

Vehicle

Loan type

Is Fully Drawn Advance

Repayment frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Features

Extra repayments

Yes

Redraw facility

Instant approval

Time to funding

24 hours

Fees

Upfront Fee

$140

up to $250 . $140 for loans < $5000. $250 for loans > $5000

Ongoing Fee

$13 Monthly

Missed Payment Penalty

$35

Early Exit Penalty Fee

$300

Permitted Loan Purposes

New Car

Used Car

Motorcycle

Boat

Debt Consolidation

Renovation

Holidays

Medical Bill

Shares

Student Loan

Wedding

Application method

Phone

In branch

Other Benefits

Early Exit Penalty Fee is $300 within the first half of your loan term and $0 within the second half of your loan term.

Pros and Cons

  • Interest rates ranked in the best 20%
  • Lower than average rate
  • Flexible repayment options
  • Can apply online
  • Use the loan for any worthwhile purpose
  • Suitable for both new or used car
  • Fast time to funding
  • Service fee charged
  • Requires security to be held
  • Cannot apply in branch

Latitude Financial Services Low Rate Secured Features and Fees

Details

Total repayments

Interest rate type

Fixed

Borrowing range

$3k - $70k

Security type

Secured

Loan term

1 year to 7 years

Secured by

Vehicle

Loan type

Is Fully Drawn Advance

Repayment frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Features

Extra repayments

Yes

Redraw facility

Instant approval

Time to funding

24 hours

Fees

Upfront Fee

$140

up to $250 . $140 for loans < $5000. $250 for loans > $5000

Ongoing Fee

$13 Monthly

Missed Payment Penalty

$35

Early Exit Penalty Fee

$300

Permitted Loan Purposes

New Car

Used Car

Motorcycle

Boat

Debt Consolidation

Renovation

Holidays

Medical Bill

Shares

Student Loan

Wedding

Application method

Phone

In branch

Other Benefits

Early Exit Penalty Fee is $300 within the first half of your loan term and $0 within the second half of your loan term.

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FAQs

How do I know if I've got a bad credit history?

You can find out what your credit history looks like by accessing what's known as your credit rating or credit score. You're also able to check your credit report for free once per year.

What is a credit rating/score?

Your credit rating or credit score is a number that summarises how credit-worthy you are based on your credit history.

The lower your score, the more likely you are to be denied a loan or forced to pay a higher interest rate.

What are the pros and cons of bad credit personal loans?

In some instances, bad credit personal loans can help people with bad credit history to consolidate their debts, which can help make it easier for them to clear those debts. This is because the borrower might be able to consolidate several debts with higher interest rates (such as credit card loans) into one single debt with a lower interest rate and potentially fewer fees.

However, this strategy can backfire if the borrower spends the loaned funds instead of using it to repay the new loan. Another disadvantage of bad credit personal loans is that they have higher interest rates than regular personal loans.

Should I get a fixed or variable personal loan?

Fixed personal loans keep your interest rate the same for the full loan term, while interest rates on variable personal loans may be raised or lowered during your loan term.

A fixed rate personal loan keeps your repayments consistent, which can help keep your budgeting consistent. You won't have to worry about higher repayments if your rates were to rise. However, on a fixed loan you’ll also potentially miss out on more affordable repayments if variable rates were to fall.

Are there emergency loans with no credit checks?

While many personal loans require a credit check as part of the application process, some personal loans and payday loans have no credit checks, which may appeal to some borrowers with a bad credit score.

Keep in mind that even if a loan is available with no credit check, the lender will likely want to confirm that you can afford the repayments on your current income.

What are the pros and cons of debt consolidation?

In some instances, debt consolidation can help borrowers reduce their repayments or simplify them. For example, someone might take out a $7,000 personal loan at an interest rate of 8 per cent so they can repay an existing $4,000 personal loan at 10 per cent and a $3,000 credit card loan at 20 per cent.

However, debt consolidation can backfire if the borrower spends the extra money instead of using it to repay the new loan.

How can I improve my credit rating/score?

Your credit score will improve if you demonstrate that you’ve become more credit-worthy. You can do that by minimising loan applications, clearing up defaults and paying bills on time.

Another tip is to get the one free credit report you’re entitled to each year – that way, you’ll be able to identify and fix any errors.

If you want to fix an error, the first thing you should do is speak with the credit reporting body, which may take care of the problem or contact credit providers on your behalf.

The next step would be to contact your credit provider. If that doesn’t work, you can refer the matter to the credit provider’s independent dispute resolution scheme, which would be the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).

AFCA provides consumers and small businesses with fair, free and independent dispute resolution for financial complaints.

If that doesn’t work, your final options are to contact the Privacy Commissioner and then the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Can I get a personal loan if I receive Centrelink payments?

It is hard, but not impossible, to qualify for a personal loan if you receive Centrelink payments.

Some lenders won’t lend money to people who are on welfare. However, other lenders will simply consider Centrelink payments as another factor to weigh up when they assess a person’s capacity to repay a loan. You should check with any prospective lender about their criteria before making a personal loan application.

Can I get guaranteed approval for a bad credit personal loan?

Few, if any, lenders would be willing to give guaranteed approval for a bad credit personal loan. Borrowers with bad credit histories can have more complicated financial circumstances than other borrowers, so lenders will want time to study your application. 

It’s all about risk. When someone applies for a personal loan, the lender evaluates how likely that borrower would be to repay the money. Lenders are more willing to give personal loans to borrowers with good credit than bad credit because there’s a higher likelihood that the personal loan will be repaid. 

So a borrower with good credit is more likely to have a loan approved and to be approved faster, while a borrower with bad credit is less likely to have a loan approved and, if they are approved, may be approved slower.

Which lenders offer bad credit personal loans?

Several dozen lenders offer bad credit personal loans in Australia. These are generally smaller lenders that aren’t household names.

How are credit ratings/scores calculated?

Different credit reporting bodies may use different formulas to calculate credit scores. However, they use the same type of information: credit history and demographic profile.

They’re likely to look at how many credit applications you’ve made, which lender the applications were for, what purpose they were for, how much they were for and your repayment record. They’ll also look at your age and postcode. They’ll also look to see if you’ve had any bankruptcies or other relevant legal judgements against you.

Your score can change if your demographic profile changes or new information is added to your file (such as a new loan application) or existing information is removed from your file (i.e. because it has reached its expiry date).

What is bad credit?

A person is deemed to have ‘bad credit’ when they have a poor history of managing credit and repaying debts.

Can I get an easy/instant personal loan?

Some lenders are able to approve applications with little documentation and within minutes. However, there is a catch. People who take out easy/instant loans generally pay higher interest rates and are restricted to lower amounts than people who follow a traditional borrowing process.

How do I find out my credit rating/score?

You're entitled to one free credit report per year from credit reporting bodies like Equifax, Dun & Bradstreet, Experian and the Tasmanian Collection Service. You can also get a free report if you’ve been refused credit in the past 90 days.

Credit reporting bodies have up to 10 days to provide reports. If you want to access your report sooner, you’ll probably have to pay.

What are the pros and cons of personal loans?

The advantages of personal loans are that they’re easier to obtain than mortgages and usually have lower interest rates than credit cards.

One disadvantage with personal loans is that you have to go through a formal application process, unlike when you borrow money on your credit card. Another disadvantage is that you’ll be charged a higher interest rate than if you borrowed the money as part of a mortgage.

What is an unsecured bad credit personal loan?

A bad credit personal loan is ‘unsecured’ when the borrower doesn’t offer up an asset, such as a car or jewellery, as collateral or security. Lenders generally charge higher interest rates on unsecured loans than secured loans.

What is debt consolidation?

Debt consolidation is the process of rolling several old debts into one new debt, usually to save money or for the sake of convenience.

Can I get a no credit check personal loan?

Personal loans with no credit checks are available and called ‘payday loans’. These are sometimes used as short-term solutions for cash-strapped Australians. They often carry higher interest rates and fees than regular personal loans, and individuals risk putting themselves into a worsened cycle of debt.

What causes bad credit ratings/scores?

Failing to repay loans and bills will damage your credit score. So will falling behind on your repayments. Your credit score will also suffer if you apply for credit too often or have credit applications rejected.

How long does it take to get a bad credit personal loan?

In the best-case scenario, an application for a bad credit personal loan can be made within minutes and then be approved within 24 hours. However, if a lender needs more information or needs more time to verify the provided documents, the application process may take longer.