Uploaded by: Christen Giles at March 10 2018 14:55:40.
When you are looking for a quality free loan agreement template, it is your responsibility to ensure the paper contains all the following pertinent information: (1). The current date of the document: It should match the date the borrower, lender, and witness sign the document or the date should be a bit earlier than the signatures date. (2). Information on the lender: The name, address, and contact information of the borrower. (3). Information on the borrower: The name, address, and contact information of the lender. (4). Loan principle details: The amount of the principle of the loan (the funds less the compounded interest). (5). Interest facts: The conditions of the interest and how it applies to the principle. This includes the rate of interest as well as if the borrower must pay off the interest first before the principle. (6). The conditions of loan use: The lender retains the right to define how the borrow uses the funds and for what purpose. (7). How the borrower pays back the funds: The options for loan repayment. (8). Clear loan terms: The term length and duration. (9). Collateral terms: The free loan agreement template should explain any kind of collateral the to which the borrower and lender agree. (10). Cancellation options: The terms the lender agrees to allow the cancellation of the loan. (11). Early payoff opportunities: Early repayment terms and if there is a penalty for repayment. (12). In the event of default: The terms of what happens if the borrower defaults on the payments. The actions the borrower will take if the borrower does not pay back all the principle and interest.
Secured Loans – If the borrower is considered a high-risk then the lender may want to request an asset that will be in the lender’s possession if the debt is not paid. This type of loan is most commonly used in pawn shops.
There are a number of issues that need to be addressed in order for a lender to enforce its security, such as: The loan agreement must contain a right of enforcement (including detailed provisions regarding when and how a lender can enforce its security). Ideally the enforcement provisions should be tailored to reflect the nature of the secured asset. Then the lender must formally demand repayment. There must be some agreement as to how the lender takes possession of the secured assets (or in some cases, ownership must pass in order for the security to be valid – for example, in the case of a legal mortgage of shares). The loan agreement must contain a power of sale in relation to the secured assets. The security may be invalid unless registered at Companies House and in the borrower’s company registers. If an individual or partnership provides security over chattels, the requirements of the rather arcane Bills of Sale Act (1878) must be complied with. In view of the complexity of taking security, you are advised to take legal advice to ensure that the proposed security is enforceable in the event of default in repayment.
Co-signer responsibilities: If the borrower is allowing a co-signer to also sign for the loan, the details of the co-signer’s responsibilities must be in the document. The co-signer is an option for borrowers who have little to no credit or who are young and just starting to build credit.
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