Posted by: Carol Thomas at February 15 2018 09:52:36.
A loan agreement template can include the payment terms the lender wants to have as a provision in the document. There are four repayment provisions the borrower can offer to a lender. There may be more than one repayment provision in the loan agreement template. The repayment plans include: (1). End of term lump sum repayment: The lender requires the borrower to repay the loan until a set end date for the note term. When the end date arrives, the borrower pays the remaining balance as a lump sum. (2)Interest only: The lender requires the borrower to make payments via increments as set forth in the loan contract agreement. The payments do not go toward the principle of the loan. Once the borrower pays off the interest, the individual must pay off the principle as a lump sum payment. (3). Principle and interest repayment method: The lender requires the borrow to repay the loan in a set number of days, weeks, months, or years. The initial payments pay off the compounded interest on the loan first. Once the interest is paid, the borrower’s payments apply to the principle of the loan. The payments continue until the entire principle is paid in full. (4). Specified periodic increments: The lender requires the borrower to repay the loan in intervals the parties agree to in the loan agreement template.
Sale of the loan proviso: A lender might want to include the option of selling the loan to another party. This allows the lender to free themselves from the agreement through the sale, while still recouping some money. The loan buyer then becomes the creditor. The borrower remains the debtor and must repay the new loan holder.
What, exactly, was the amount of the money owed? Most importantly, a loan agreement makes it clear that the money given was, in fact, a loan – and not a gift. Also, it tidies up the loan by setting out payment requirements. Is the loan to be paid back in installments, or all by a certain date? Is there any interest being charged on the loan, or late charges if the loan is not paid back?
A simple loan agreement is a legal document that allows a lender to give access to money to a borrower with the intent on being paid back, at a specific particular date, and with interest. The amount of interest, usually described as a percentage (%) and compounded over a yearly basis, should be negotiated by the parties and may not be over the State’s usury limit. Once signed by the borrower and lender and all funds have been disbursed the agreement is legally binding and if the borrower defaults the lender may pursue legal action through small claims courts.