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Why Filing Bankruptcy Can Help You Borrow Money


Some credit card companies and other lenders have perpetuated the myth that cardholders and borrowers who have filed bankruptcy will never get credit again. It just simply is not true. There are lenders who are willing to take multiple risks on borrowers who have been forced into bankruptcy. These are the same companies who may have helped you get into a sinking financial situation before your bankruptcy, by offering to extend credit to you with a constant bombardment of pre-approved offers of credit that end up costing you so much interest that you become buried in debt.

These companies advise against bankruptcy because they would prefer that you took the food out of the mouths of your children and sent them your last dollar to preserve your credit rating, thus raising their profit margin – which is their bottom line.

Positive Views Of Bankruptcy

Although your bankruptcy is technically detrimental to your credit file, there are positive views of bankruptcy in the eyes of some lenders. For starters, you do not pose a risk of filing bankruptcy on your new debt because you cannot file bankruptcy again for a period of years (the number of which is dependent upon which chapter you file).

Since your employment will factor into a the decision to loan you money, potential new creditors see you as a working person who would have no choice but to pay the loan off, or face garnishment of your wages. Secondly, all of a sudden you have no debt with other lenders hanging over your head. This means that you have a better capacity to repay your new lender for new loans that are extended to you.

Last of all, lenders like to think that you have learned from previous failed attempts to manage your credit, and hope that you have a renewed desire to become a better borrower.

Borrow Online For Greater Approval Rates

You will find with just a bit of research that your new loan after bankruptcy discharge should be obtained from an online lender. These lenders know that you represent a potential gold mine as a customer because you have a new credit slate upon which you can build. Be careful to apply only for the post bankruptcy loans that you really need, however, because you do not want to overextend you finances during the critical rebuilding period.

Money For All Purposes

You can obtain loans shortly after the discharge of your bankruptcy for many reasons, including automobile loans to purchase a car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, RV, or boat; home improvement or remodeling loans; educational loans to pay for the expenses of attending school for you or your children; and personal loans for whatever reason you see fit. Most of these rebuilding loans start out at around $5,000 and go up to $20,000. The biggest determining factor of how much you qualify to borrow is your income.

Once you have decided on what type of loan you need and the amount you plan to borrow, you should visit the online lender of your choice to make your application. Once approved, you can have your money deposited into your banking account in as little as a few hours.