What is a wedding loan?

A wedding loan is a sum of money that you borrow from a lender, such as a bank or credit union, over an agreed time period. The loan is paid back in regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments with interest, which may be fixed or variable across the life of the loan.

With a wedding loan you can borrow between $2,000 and $50,000 across 6 months to 7 years. However, there are some lenders that offer up to $100,000 for individual or joint applicants. In addition to a set repayment schedule, some lenders will also allow you to make early repayments. This gives you the flexibility to reduce the time to repay your wedding loan, meaning you save on interest costs.

Low rate wedding loans can be more cost-effective than other types of finance. Each lender will offer different interest rates that you have to pay on the amount you owe.  When comparing against other sources of finance, (e.g. credit card, line of credit, home loan top-up), it’s worth checking carefully for any fees and the amount of time you have to pay back the loan when comparing against other sources of finance (e.g. credit card, line of credit, home loan top-up).

Interest rates and comparison rates can sometimes hide the true cost of a loan. Your monthly and total repayments provide a clear basis for comparing the value of wedding loans from different lenders. 

Each lender will have its own criteria for assessing loan purpose, so it’s important you make sure your purpose is clear before you apply. For example, things like tax bills, court fines or penalties and margin loans are unlikely to be acceptable purposes to lenders for a wedding loan. Neither are borrowing for overseas transfers, gambling, weapons, savings or for anything deemed to be illegal. Rest assured, however, if you have a genuine purpose for the funds and a demonstrated ability to repay you will find a lender to suit your needs.

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