Blacklisted people often get turned away from major financial institutions that are weary of giving personal loans to people with a bad credit record. This has, of course, an effect on the personal lives of such people.
You can still get a personal loan if you are blacklisted or have a bad credit record. This is because smaller financial credit providers are more inclined to grant you a loan as they are less restricted and have more flexible policies. They are by law required to abide to the National Credit Act, 2005 (Act No. 34 of 2005) so don’t go into a financial credit provider’s office expecting them to break ethos and laws of the country.
Now, here are certain things you need to know in order to have the best chance to acquire that much needed personal loan.
- You will certainly attract a higher interest rate because you are still considered a risk. The interest rate is one of the first things you will need to inquire on, so shop around for the best rate.
- You have to have been permanently employed with your current employer for a period of more than 2/3 months, receive a salary into a bank account and have a salary slip.
- Be a South African citizen.
A lot of these institutions will most likely turn you away if you are:
- Self employed
- A commission earner only
- Under administration or debt review
- Weekly or fortnightly paid
- A Pensioner
How much can you acquire? Well, it really depends on the lender and you. Some lenders will go as far as R 200, 000 or as low as R 1000, but will depend on how comfortable you are with the interest rate they will charge you. They also will look at your own debt record. The most important thing is to make sure you can pay back these monies.
Be at the ready with documentation such as the last 3 months bank statement, South African ID, payslip and proof of residence. There are still institutions willing to grant loans for blacklisted people and your search should not end with the banks.