Unsecured Loan (Below Average Credit)
- Last updated on 26 May 2020
up to 21%
of loan amount
$5k to $20k
based on $30,000 loan amount for 5 years
- No ongoing fees
- No early repayment fees
- Can apply online
- Application fee charged
- Cannot apply in branch
Early Exit Penalty Fee
Missed Payment Penalty
Redraw Activation Fee
Available to 457 Visa Holders
Line Of Credit
of loan amount
$5k - $20k
Ability to upload financials electronically.
No bankruptcies, judgements or defaults
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MoneyPlace is an online provider of personal loans for a variety of purposes including debt consolidation, car loans, home improvement, medical treatments, holidays and weddings.
MoneyPlace provides unsecured personal loans for amounts between $5,000 and $50,000 over a term of three, five or seven years. MoneyPlace offers personalised interest rates, which means different interest rates apply to different borrowers based on your credit history and other factors.
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.
Personal loans with no credit check are available and called ‘payday loans’. These are sometimes used as short-term solutions for cash-strapped Australians. They carry a range of risks, including putting individuals into a worsened cycle of debt due to higher than average fees.
A bad credit personal loan is ‘secured’ when the borrower offers up an asset (such as a car or jewellery) as collateral or security. The lender can then seize the asset if the borrower fails to repay the loan.
Comprehensive credit reporting means including both positive and negative information on a person’s credit file. Before comprehensive credit reporting was introduced, only negative information was included.
Credit ratings/scores are calculated by credit reporting bodies such as Equifax, Dun & Bradstreet, Experian and the Tasmanian Collection Service. These are separate organisations, so they use different systems.
Equifax gives scores between 0 and 1,200:
- 833 to 1,200 = Excellent
- 726 to 823 = Very good
- 622 to 725 = Good
- 510 to 621 = Average
- 509 or less = Below average
Dun & Bradstreet (through the Credit Simple service) gives scores between 0 and 1,000:
- 800 to 1,000 = High end
- 700 to 799 = Great
- 500 to 699 = Average
- 300 to 499 = Room to improve
- 299 or less = Low
Experian gives scores between 0 and 999:
- 961 to 999 = Excellent
- 881 to 960 = Good
- 721 to 880 = Fair
- 561 to 720 = Poor
- 0 to 560 = Very poor
The Tasmanian Collection Service doesn’t give scores. Instead, it prepares credit reports for credit providers and then lets those providers make their own assessment.
A personal loan sits somewhere between a home loan and a credit card loan. Unlike with a credit card, you need to sign a formal contract to access a personal loan. However, the process is easier and faster than taking out a mortgage.
Loan sizes usually range from several hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, while loan terms usually run from one to five years. Personal loans are generally used to consolidate debts, pay emergency bills or fund one-off expenses like holidays.
Like other types of personal loans, the average interest rate for personal loans for single parents changes regularly, as lenders add, remove, and vary their loan offers. The interest rate you’ll receive may depend on a range of different factors, including your loan amount, loan term, security, income, and credit score.
While some personal loans can be secured by the value of an asset, such as a car or equity in a property, student personal loans are often unsecured, with higher interest rates.
Some lenders also offer guarantor personal loans to students. These loans have lower interest rates, as a guarantor (usually a relative of the borrower with good credit) will guarantee the loan, taking on the financial responsibility if the borrower defaults.
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.