You may qualify for a lower rate and/or a higher loan amount if you are approved for a secured loan.
A secured loan means you are pledging something of value as collateral to your loan to ensure that the loan will be repaid according to the loan’s terms and conditions. Assets such as cars can be used as collateral, and, in some instances, the lender can place a lien on the asset, which will remain in place until the loan has been paid in full, including interest and all applicable fees.
It’s important to remember that if you are unable to repay a secured loan, the lender may be able to sell the pledged collateral to pay off all or part of the loan.
Unsecured loans are loans that do not require the borrower to pledge any collateral. If you have been turned down for an unsecured loan, you may still be able to obtain a secured loan if you have an asset that can be used as collateral.