Top 3 Tips On Getting A Loan With Bad Credit

Having a history of bad credit can feel like a hindrance to your future financial health, with a low credit score an obstacle that may seem difficult to overcome. With traditional lenders stricter on their applicant requirements and who they lend to, for those with bad credit it may seem unlikely any further borrowing is possible. However, there are lenders online that are willing to help those with bad credit if you know where to look. Here are our 3 top tips to help you get a loan with bad credit.

Getting A Loan With Bad Credit

Find Specialist Lenders

If you are someone that may have struggled financially in the past, it’s a good idea to seek out specialist lenders who can help you. When searching for loans for bad credit, you want to find those that are willing to accept a low credit score and provide the affordable terms you’re looking for. With specialist bad credit lenders, they will take the time to review your application and assess your finances. You may have been used to lenders declining applications straight away based on a poor credit rating, but bad credit lenders do not require you to have an excellent score. This way, if you have the affordability for the loan amount you’re seeking, you have a good chance of having your application approved. Rather than focusing on your financial history, they’ll look at your current finances and position as it is today.

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How an Emergency Loan Can Help You

Whether you have struggled with your finances before or you are only recently struggling with your money as a result of the pandemic, there are several options out there for you to take advantage of to cover the costs. But what is an emergency loan and how does it work? In this article, we will be providing you with information on how an emergency loan works and how it helps you.

What Is An Emergency Loan? 

An unsecured loan is an unsecured loan that can be used to cover the cost of any unexpected bills that you may have. The amount that you can borrow as part of these loan types is completely dependant on you lender you borrow from, the loan type is typically between £250 to £1000 or more and can be paid back over the course of the agreed loan term with your lender.

How Does This Loan Work? 

An emergency loan can be applied for online using a simple application form. This is then sent off to the lender who determines whether or not you’re eligible for this financial help. If you are you will then have the money in your account within just a few days of your application that can then help to pay off your loan with ease. The loan term is the period that you agree with your lender and will mean that the money you have borrowed will need to be paid back by the end of the loan term. 

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Mediobanca and the list presented by Bluebell

Tense times are expected for Mediobanca in the run up to the Shareholders’ Meeting on 28 October, the day on which voting will take place for the renewal of the Board of Directors of the Milanese investment bank.

For days rumors have been doing the rounds in Italian business circles of an alternative third proposed slate of directors that would compete for shareholder backing with the existing board and with a list of directors proposed by Assogestioni, the association of Italian investment managers.

However, it was not a list coming, as many had expected, from Leonardo Del Vecchio’s Delfin. Del Vecchio may have recently announced that he had exceeded the 10% ownership threshold in Mediobanca but has claimed he had no plans to present a list of candidates for the majority of directors.

In the event it was little-known London based activist fund called Bluebell, run by Giuseppe Bivona and Marco Taricco, that presented a list for the board of Mediobanca. An even bigger surprise was the identity of one of their backers – an investment company, Novator Capital, led by Thor Björgólfsson. Thor is a member of a wealthy Icelandic family and he is most famous as the former owner of Landsbanki, one of the largest banks in the country which ended up bankrupt, costing taxpayers from the UK and Iceland billions.

The London activist presented four names, but little is known about them. tried to build their profiles, based on the scanty publicly available information.

First on the list is William Nott, who worked for EFAMA, the “voice of the European investment management industry” from 2013 to 2019 before becoming CEO of the Swiss Banca Syz Asset Management. These are experiences in the field of asset management that seem to be in favour of the candidate presented by Bluebell, but paying attention to the dates it can be noted that the last professional experience, ended on 30 September, raises a conflict of interest issue in relation to the requirements of professionalism and honourableness ECB.   In fact, In fact, Banca Syz Asset Management carries out activities in competition with the Mediobanca Group.

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The performing stocks historically

A stock is the capital raised by a company or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares, so people can buy small ownership of companies, sometimes the most miniscule percentages, and then sell them later when the stock goes up. This is where the expression ‘stock going up’ comes from. It means that a reputation is holding and that the value of whatever’s stock is going up is also going up.

The stocks are constantly impacting everything in the world, it is at the epicentre of human economy and finance market. In 1929, a fail of the stock market and the fall in value of almost all the companies led to a global crisis as the economy of the US and then the rest of the world slowly grind to a halt. Only big banks intervention and targeted action by President Roosevelt through the New Deal allowed the US to recover, as well as the launch in production caused by the Second World War.

In the 1970s, several oil crises impacted the stock markets, and it was a very uncertain time. Similarly, in 2008, a financial crisis was brought along by the stock market crash, while a massive change in oil prices the year before also had an impact.

Some companies however have always had valuable stock and always performed well. Casino companies like Betfree casino and other ventures are some such companies that have always seen high revenue and thus largely valuable stock prices. Coca-Cola is another perfect example of a company whose stocks have always performed well. Warren Buffet, its owner, said that if he was given 100 billion dollars to take away Coca-Cola from the front of the market for fizzy drinks, he believed that it could not be done. 

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Comprehensive Credit Reporting across the globe

Found that ideal investment property on the other side of the Atlantic? Thinking of packing up and moving Down Under to live? Got a pretty good UK credit score that you’re keen to impress a new lender in the US or Australia with? That’s great… or it would be if it was that easy. Unfortunately, the US, the UK and Australia all have different credit scoring systems, and what’s worse, it’s almost impossible to take your credit score with you to a different country.

Same-same but very different.

On the face of it, credit scores pretty much mean the same thing wherever you go. The better your credit history, the higher your score. But that’s about where the similarities between our three countries’ systems finish. Even despite the fact that all three rely heavily on the same credit reporting agencies.

Both the UK and the US use the big three: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. In Australia, TransUnion is replaced by Illion but those two are fairly similar. Now, it would be logical to assume that Experian and Equifax look at the same data-sets wherever they are. But, like much in the world of credit, not all is that logical. Again, it comes back to local laws and regulations – for example, Australia has only just adopted comprehensive credit reporting.

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Who looks at what and where?

Data collected by the UK bureaux is pretty extensive, with things such as being on the electoral roll having a positive effect on your score. The UK also seems to collect the most diverse data of the three, including repayment history on some utility accounts, phone accounts and potentially, even rent, which it appears Australia and the US do not collect. However, despite using fairly similar info, the UK maximum scores are all over the place, varying anywhere from 700 for Equifax to 999 for Experian, with a rather odd maximum of 710 for TransUnion sitting in-between the two. 

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How to make investments less of a Gamble

Some people will invest their money with no experience at all. This can be a problem because investments can be really risky. In some cases, you may as well just take a bet at and then hope for the best! Investments can be exactly the same. However, there are a few ways that you can reduce the risk of your investments and make them a lot less of a gamble.

Use a financial advisor

Using a financial advisor can be extremely useful. The advisor will let you know what they would recommend based on the amount of money that you are willing to invest and how much risk you want to take. It is worth noting that all investments have a risk and that risk is that you could lose some of the money that you are investing. It is not like savings where you put your money in an account and get interest on it. With an investment you are buying something with the money and therefore you will need to sell it again to get your money back. You need to make sure that when you sell it, it is worth more than when you bought it. This is tricky, you may need to hold on to your investment for a significant period of time and you will need to be careful as to which you choose. A financial advisor will be able to help you to find things to invest in which will address your needs. You will need to decide how much risk you are willing to take. The more risk that you take, the more likely you are to lose some or all of your money but you will also have a better chance of making a larger return on it. So, you have to decide what you are happy with. It is always wise to invest money that you can afford to lose.

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What are the best forex currency pairs for beginners to trade?

If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, investing is certainly something worth thinking about. The right kind of investment done well can offer a much better return than your spare money simply sitting in a savings account. One market that many people in the UK are starting to look at now is forex. This is the biggest financial market on the planet and sees trillions traded each day.

Investors here choose currency pairs to trade and try to predict whether the price of the pair will go up or down. If you plan to dip your toe into the forex market, you just need an internet connection and some starting capital. You would also need to sign up with a reputable online broker to trade with. Doing your research here first is key so that the broker you pick is a decent one – this AvaTrade review gives an idea of what to look for.

Of course, choosing which currency pairs to trade is also important. But which are the best for new investors to try?


You will find the US dollar in many FX pairs as it is such a major global currency. When combined with the euro, it is a good place to start for new traders. As the euro is also an important global currency, this pair has good stability and liquidity. This means that you will have no trouble finding trading opportunities but should not get overwhelmed by rampant instability. The bid-ask spread is usually low on this pair, which helps in terms of trading costs.

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