If you a looking for some extra funds once you have Graduated, a Graduate Loan could be the answer you are looking for.
Once you have completed your course in University, you will no doubt have a lot of excitement at the thought of what is in front of you. Perhaps you won’t be able to decide if you should find a graduate Job straight away, or perhaps you would like to travel and see more of the world before settling into your Graduate Career.
There are a lot of options available to graduates, perhaps to many for some. Some of the options include postponing getting a job in order to travel, trying to get your Career of a start or even working in a non graduate job to earn some money and gain some elusive “industry experience”.
Whatever your post graduation plans are, you will undoubtedly need money to do it. If you go straight to work, you will more than likely need to purchase some new work clothes and have money for travel and expenses such as food. It’s a well known fact that the student lifestyle isn’t one for hoarding lots of money. If you want to travel, I wouldn’t be surprised if you needed to work for a while before you set off.
A Graduate Loan could prove to be the answer to your situation. A Graduate Loan is a loan targeted towards new Graduates to help them get on their feet in the world of employment, or for any other purpose.
The main benefit of this type of loan is that it offers a Graduate the opportunity of getting yourself on your feet as you leave University. If you have next to nothing in your bank account, a loan of this nature can provide the cash needed for your travelling or just to make sure you can commute to work until you receive your first pay cheque.
These loans, like any other loan can be used for any purpose. You will not need to disclose in any detail (if it at all) the reasons why you wish to lend money!
As well as this, taking a Graduate Loan can give you a chance of building a relationship with a particular bank or lender. This can prove valuable when you wish to purchase a house or a car as you will have a history of lending from them.
For those of you who are curious, or don’t know how loans work it’s pretty straight forward. You will borrow the money and then repay it over a specific period of time.
To be eligible for this type (or any type) of loan, the requirements will change and vary depending on the lenders. There is no set criteria, so you will need to do an element of “window shopping” to find out if you are suitable in the eyes of your potential lenders.
If you have found a job, but think you would like some cash to tide you over, most lenders would offer you a loan based on confirmation of a job offer and then allow you to defer the payments for a period of time. This will allow you to enjoy your extra funds for a while before you need to begin repaying your loan.
You will need to pay interest on your loan that you take. Interest means that you will pay back more than you borrow, this isn’t the bank of mum and dad, it’s the real world!
It’s worth your while to take your time and compare the offers that are available to you. You may find that the lowest rated deal isn’t the best for you, especially as you may want to be able to defer the payments for a few months.
You should also double check that you are eligible to receive a loan from a lender that you are interested in, you don’t want to complete a form only to be told “no thanks”, it’s a waste of your time.
Overall Graduate Loans are available from a wide range of lenders meaning that there is a lot of choice available to you. The rates are competitive and could be what you need.