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Loans

Loans can be a useful way of borrowing money. There are lots of different ways you can get a loan so you need to be sure you choose one which suits your circumstances and that you can afford the repayments.

Find out more about the most common types of loan, who provides them and how to avoid illegal lending.

Personal loans

Information about secured and unsecured personal loans, how they work and how to compare different loan products.

Home credit (Doorstep loans)

Information about what home credit is, checking whether a home credit lender is licensed and how to compare home credit loans products.

Student loans and Professional and Career Development Loans

Information about student loans and Career Development Loan, who can apply, how to apply and sources of further information.

Credit Union loans

Information about credit unions, how credit union loans work and how to find a local provider.

Loan sharks

Information about illegal lending, how to check if a lender is properly licensed and what to do if you owe money to a loan shark.