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How to Apply for a Personal Loan

When applying for a personal loan, it is always important to indicate the reason for why you need the money. Whether it would be for a small business that you will be starting, or for personal reasons, it is always best to tell the bank that you need it immediately so that they can get to work on the processing.

For any bank it usually takes a minimum of 10 - 15 days before they can formally indicate when your loan will be granted, before then they will give you ask you verification questions like where you work, and how much you earn in a month for them to justify if you are capable of paying a certain amount every month.

Of course in order to apply for a personal loan one must know the procedures and process of this to ensure that the processing does not take too long.


Here are some ways on how to apply for a personal loan:

  • Fix your documents - When applying for any personal loan, it is always important to get your documents ready so that processing can be fast and easy for when you submit them to your nearest bank. Depending on the type of personal loan that you will be applying for, some banks require that you submit some forms of identification as well as monthly salaries and tax return papers for them to ensure that you can pay on time every month. Before hand always make sure to visit your nearest government offices and get them fixed right away, so that when you get to the bank there will be no need for you to go back and forth.
  • Set a budget - Before you apply for a personal loan, you must always make sure that you have enough “extra” money in your personal account to pay for the bills that the bank will be sending you every month. It is always a good idea to have extra, so that you will not be at a loss when paying, since interest will depend on the amount that you borrow, having a budget will give you enough leverage and will ensure that you can pay your bills on time.
  • State your reason - For a bank to grant you a personal loan right away, you must be honest with your reason for borrowing money. If it is for a small business that you eventually want to open, it is best to indicate there clearly that you will be using it for personal business ventures.
  • Fix your requirements - aside from getting all your documents fixed and ready for when you need to submit them to the bank, you must also make sure that you ask for the requirements that the bank will be asking from you. This will usually include: Personal identification cards (ID), Papers of citizenship, minimum gross fixed income, regular or self employment documentation, mobile or home numbers, and address of residency. These are all very simple requirements and they are also equally easy to accomplish. The bank asks for these because this will measure your capability to pay them back every month, and it is a very good idea to get these done before hand so that there will be less hassle on your end.