You must attach a few documents in the online application form when you apply for a personal loan online. It is important you attach all the necessary documents required by the online lender to prevent delay in the loan approval. The lender will want to see a document that verify your employment, for example, payslip or a letter from the employer. The lender may contact the human resources department of your company to confirm your employment information through the telephone provided on the loan application.
The lender will want to see your personal credit report to get information on your financial history. The credit report gives the lender clue on how punctual you are in paying your bills in the past, what debts you have taken out recently, how much debt you currently owe, credit history length, and blacklisted records. By checking the credit report, the lender know whether you can manage in making prompt repayment if they approve the loan.
You also must provide a copy of the statement of your bank savings account in the past 3 – 6 months. The lender want to see how much money you have in the bank account now. They also want to know how much you save in your bank account every month. This allows them to estimate whether you are able to come up with enough money to repay the loan every month.
If you are self employed, they will require you to provide a copy of your business certificate and 1 year of bank statement savings. Self employed people must have higher earnings than salaried applicants to get approved for the loan. In addition, you also need to provide an identity proof document such as an identity card that contains a photo. The identity card can be a driving license, social security card that provides proof you meet the minimum resident and age requirements.
Usually, the loan interest rate gets more expensive when lesser documentation is needed for approval. If you just want to inquire about the estimate interest rate, you don’t need to submit any documentation first. You just submit the initial loan inquiry form and they will carry out a procedure called the soft inquiry.
Soft inquiry does not leave any impact on your credit score. It is important that you don’t keep applying for new loans as each loan you apply will appear on your credit report. You can apply for one loan first and see how it goes before applying for another loan. It does not make a good impression on the lender when they take a look at your credit report. Applying for too many loans in a short period of time gives the impression that you are in a desperate financial situation.