Your individual circumstances determine the rate we can offer you, which may differ from the APR shown. At the time of application, we will evaluate your credit standing. Residents of the United Kingdom over the age of 21 may apply for credit, subject to approval. You may apply for a loan if you have a regular gross annual income of at least £6,000 and have not been declared bankrupt or received a CCJ or IVA in the past six years. We reserve the right to reject any application and to deny loans for specific reasons. Information and rates accurate as of July 10, 2018. Direct Debit must be used for all repayments. Prices are subject to change at any time.
When a credit card is preferable to a loan
Your credit limit is the most essential factor here. If you have a good credit score, credit cards will typically not grant you more than £5,000. Therefore, if you need a more expensive item, you should probably look for a £5,000 loan.
However, if you can purchase whatever it is for less than £5,000, you have numerous other options. Check to see if any of these situations apply...
Personal loans, also known as unsecured loans, involve borrowing a fixed amount from a lender and agreeing to repay it over a fixed period of time with fixed monthly payments.
The lender's fee for lending you money is interest, so you must repay both the amount you borrowed and interest. The benefit is that you receive cash up front, but can pay for a purchase over several months or years.
This guide discusses the least expensive personal loans, as well as whether other financing options may be cheaper for you.
If you're looking for a loan, take a look at the buy rates listed below. We list loans by 'bands' because the interest rate you could receive varies based on the amount you wish to borrow. In addition, if you want to determine which loans you'll qualify for without applying, you can use our eligibility calculator to determine your chances.
If you are a Nationwide current account customer, you may be able to reduce some of these rates by 0.5 percentage points (or you successfully apply for one of their accounts). Read an exhaustive nationwide how to"""