A secured loan is a loan that is backed up by some sort of collateral. This means that if you put up your house as collateral for a secured loan and you are unable to re-pay the loan, your house will be taken from you by the loaning company. A secured loan is basically a way of promising to pay back a loan within a specified time while also promising that if you fail to do this, your assets may be re-possessed and used to pay off the debt instead.
Secured loans are normally for very high amounts of money and the financial institutions want to have a way of being guaranteed that the high amounts of money they are loaning you will be paid back one way or another. Expenses pieces of property such as jewellery, houses and cars are normally the assets against which a loan may be secured. Failure of payment before the end of a certain period will mean that you lose that asset that you have used to secure the loan.
If you own a lot of property or expensive assets, you are more likely to get your loan secured. This is because it will be a secured loan and the lending institution will get their money back somehow. It is very important that when you apply for a secured loan that you will be able to re-pay it all. It would be very unfortunate for you to lose your valuable home to a loan that was half the value of your home and so, you should do your research and make sure you will be able to re-pay the loan within a reasonable period of time.
The best thing about secured loans is that both the creditor and the borrower will benefit. The loaning company is guaranteed of getting back the money they lent you, whether or not you re-pay it because of the security on your property. The borrower will also get lower interest rates on the secured loan as compared to an unsecured one. In addition, they can also get a longer period to re-pay the loan.