A loan is a financial contract in which one party borrows a specific amount of money from another party that is to be paid back over an agreed upon period of time. A Personal Loan is a type of loan that can be used when experiencing long- or short-term cash flow problems. If you're currently struggling to pay off debts from various service providers, a Personal Loan can also be used to consolidate your debt.
Comparing Personal Loan quotes on Hippo.co.za is fast, easy and free to use. Simply enter your details on the quote page - we'll check to ensure that the required information is filled in. The information (except for your contact details) is then sent to our partners. It's run through their decision engine in order to determine the right quote for you. You'll be presented with various options from our partners that including the offered interest rate, loan amount, loan term, monthly repayment, total loan repayment and credit protection cover. Compare the different options and choose the best deal for you. Once you've made your choice, your details will be sent to your selected provider. They will then contact you with their Personal Loan offer.
Some service providers will only consider your application if you are permanently employed and have been working at your place of employment for more than six months, while others will only require you to have a regular income.
Yes. Our partners will need to verify that your salary/income reflects in your bank account every month. It is, therefore, important to provide the bank account details where your salary is deposited into.
There are two types of Personal Loans: secured Personal Loans and unsecured Personal Loans. A secured Personal Loan would require you to provide collateral, such as a home or car, to back the loan. An unsecured Personal Loan does not require any collateral and is based on your credit rating.
With a Personal Loan your loan amount will be deposited quickly and directly into your bank account. How speedily you receive your money will depend on the service provider and how timeously you provide the correct documentation.
To work out a monthly repayment amount that you can afford use our Expense Calculator . Determine how much money you have left to spend by deducting all your expenses like your bond, groceries, petrol, school fees, and credit card bills from your nett monthly income.
The interest rate charged on your Personal Loan will depend on your selected provider. Some Personal Loans have a fixed interest rate which means that your repayments will not increase, even if the interest rate goes up. Other Personal Loans do not have a fixed interest rate which means that when the interest rate goes up, so does your monthly repayments.
Absolutely. The money is yours to spend as you see fit. A Personal Loan can be used for any number of personal expenses from making a major purchase to covering educational costs. Also keep in mind that some Personal Loans may come with lower interest rates than credit cards, so applying for a Personal Loan could help you save on interest payments.
Some Personal Loans include a Personal Protection Plan, which settles your outstanding loan balance in the event of your death, permanent disability or certain dread diseases. The Personal Protection Plan offered by your preferred provider will be displayed on the results page. If this is not offered by the credit provider of your choice, you can always opt to take out a separate Personal Protection Plan.
At Hippo.co.za, we strive to give our customers access to a variety of options whether it's Life Insurance, Car Insurance or even the best deal on a Personal Loan. We are always looking for more providers to partner with. If you are an authorised financial services and credit provider, get in touch with us.
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*Savings amount based on 2017 research by Kaufman Levin Associates. Risk profile dependant.
Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorised financial service provider. FSP number: 16357. 1 Telesure Lane, Riverglen, Dainfern, 2191.