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What Is A Joint Loan & How Do They Work?

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At Evolution Money, we’ve helped thousands of customers achieve their financial goal with a Joint Loan. To discover what a Joint Loan is, how they work, and if you and your partner could benefit, take a look at our straightforward Joint Loan guide

What Is a Joint Loan?

A Joint Loan, also known as a couple loan, is a loan taken out by two people and can often increase your chances of receiving credit and improving your borrowing options. If you’ve experienced difficulty securing an individual loan in the past, then a Joint Loan where you’ll benefit from more income to take into account may be the best borrowing option for you.

What can you use a Joint Loan for?

With a Joint Loan, you can use the money for a wide range of purposes such as contributing to or covering the cost of renovating your home or adding value to your property through Home Improvements.

The money borrowed from a Joint Loan could also be used to pay for special occasions such as a wedding or holiday. Or, you may decide to use your loan to finance a large purchase such as a new car or motorbike.

Some people also use a Joint Loan to consolidate existing debts with the support of a loan partner by committing to one manageable monthly repayment rather than several repayments with varying amounts. However, you should be aware that consolidating your debt may increase the total debt amount owed.

How does a Joint Loan Work?

A Joint Loan works by both loan partners agreeing to the conditions of the loan and both accepting 100% responsibility for the total repayment.

It could be possible to secure a larger amount of money when applying for a Joint Loan rather than an individual one because the lender is likely to be considering two incomes when it comes to repaying the loan.

If you think a Joint Loan may be for you why don’t you visit our website and apply for a Joint Loan. Our Simple Application Process can be completed in minutes and helps our customers gain a clear understanding of their borrowing options as well as provide a free no-obligation quote.

What If I Have Bad Credit?

At Evolution Money, we assess each of our customer’s unique circumstance when applying for a Joint Loan rather than just looking at numbers on a computer screen. So, even if you have a bad credit rating, you may still be accepted for a Joint Loan with the support of a partner.

To make sure you’ll be able to repay the loan comfortably, we’ll carry out an affordability check on your joint application. If successful in your application for a Joint Loan, it’s likely you’ll improve your credit rating through making regular payments in-full and on-time.

However, you should be aware that failure to do so can further damage your credit score and potentially affect your loan partners credit rating too.

Who is responsible for repaying the Joint Loan?

Both you and your loan partner will be 100% responsible for repaying the Joint Loan. This shared responsibility means that should one of you become unable or unwilling to make the monthly repayments, then the other person will be expected to make the payments in full, rather than be accountable for just their share.

This remains the case, regardless of what the money was spent on or who benefitted. It also stands in the unfortunate event of illness or death. It is therefore crucial that before any commitment is made to a Joint Loan that both you and your partner are in complete agreement and understand the terms and conditions.

How To Apply for a Joint Loan

To apply for one of our Joint Loans, you must first match the following criteria:

  • be aged 21 orover
  • own your own home
  • be a UK resident
  • be able to prove that you can afford the monthly repayments from your regular income.

At Evolution Money, we’re proud to offer a wide range of borrowing options ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 with lending terms up to 20 years. So, if you’re looking to make your dream conservatory a reality, or can’t wait to book your special day then a Joint Loan may be the financial solution for you.

For a no-obligation quote call 0161 814 9158 and speak to one of our friendly, qualified loan advisors or apply for a secured Joint Loan with our simple online application process.


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Representative 28.96% APRC (Variable) - For a typical loan of £20,950 over 85 months with a variable interest rate of 23.00% per annum, your monthly repayments would be £537.44. Including a Product Fee of £2,095.00 (10% of the loan amount) and a Lending Fee of £714.00, the total amount repayable is £45,682.15. Annual Interest Rates ranging from 11.7% to 46.5% (variable). Maximum 50.00% APRC. The loan must be paid back by your 70th birthday. Read more.

Think carefully before securing debts against your home your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other loan secured against it. If you are thinking of consolidating existing borrowing, you should be aware that you may be extending the terms of the debt and increasing the total amount you repay.
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