Depending on the credit score, the lender may ask if guarantees are required for the approval of the loan. The most important feature of a loan is the amount of money borrowed, so the first thing you want to write about your document is the amount that may be in the first line. Follow by entering the name and address of the borrower and then the lender. In this example, the borrower is in New York State and asks to lend $10,000 to the lender. A loan is not legally binding without the signatures of the borrower and lender. For additional protection for both parties, it is strongly recommended that two witnesses be signed and that they be present at the time of signing. Not all loans are structured in the same way, some lenders prefer payments every week, every month or another type of preferred calendar. Most loans typically use the monthly payment plan, which is why, in this example, the borrower will be required to pay the lender on the first of each month, while the total amount will be paid until January 1, 2019, giving the borrower 2 years to repay the loan. An individual or organization that practices predatory credit by calculating high-yield interest rates (known as a “credit hedge”). Each state has its own limits on interest rates (called “usury rate”) and credit hedges to be illegally calculated higher than the maximum allowed rate, although not all credit sharks practice illegally, but misceptively calculate the highest statutory interest rate.
The interest on a loan is paid by the state from which it originates and it is subject to the usury rates laws of the state. The usury rate varies from each state, so it is important to know the interest rate before the borrower is subject to an interest rate. In this example, our loan comes from the State of New York, which has a maximum usury rate of 16% that we will use. The first step to getting a loan is to make a credit check on itself, which can be acquired for $30 from TransUnion, Equifax or Experian. A credit score ranges from 330 to 830, the figure being higher, which represents a lower risk for the lender, in addition to a better interest rate that the borrower can get. In 2016, the average credit value in the United States was 687 (source). In case the borrower is late in the loan, the borrower is responsible for all fees, including all legal fees.