For those whose credit record is less than perfect and who might have struggled to get approved for a loan, the specialist lender Bamboo offers fixed-rate unsecured personal loans.
If you’re looking to borrow between £1,000 and £5,000, and don’t have excellent credit, a Bamboo personal loan could be worth a closer look. If you need to borrow larger sum or if your credit score is too low, Bamboo also offers a guarantor option.
Because this loan comes with a fixed rate of interest, you’ll know in advance what you’ll be paying each month and overall.
You don’t need to own a home in order to apply (and if you do, your home won’t be used to secure your loan).
|Loan type||Unsecured Personal Loan|
|Loan amounts||£1,000.00 to £8,000.00|
|Loan terms||1 Year to 5 Years|
|Loan rate type||Fixed|
|Same day funding available|
|Same day funding note||For applications approved and completed prior to 3pm.|
|Instant decisions in most cases|
|Soft-search facility available|
|Overpay without penalty|
|Concurrent loans allowed|
|Topping-up pays off existing loan and initiates a new loan|
|Repayment methods||Cheque, Standing Order|
Am I eligible?
|Available to||New or Existing Customers|
|Age||18 or over|
|Residency||UK resident (not including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands)|
|Additional requirements||Must have a UK bank account and a valid UK debit card|
How do I apply?
The online form on Bamboo’s site should only take 10–15 minutes. As well as the usual, basic personal details, you’ll need to submit details of your income and employment plus your address history for the last three years.
You’ll normally receive an instant decision. This will be based on factors like your income, expenditure and credit history. If you are offered a loan, take a close look at the offer – rates are tailored to the individual, so you might not be offered the advertised representative APR.
Bamboo states that the funds could be in your bank account the same day, provided you’re approved by 3pm. This doesn’t include weekends or bank holidays.