Posted by: Victoria Person at February 15 2018 19:18:24.
A loan agreement is a contract between a borrowing party and a lending party, such as a bank or other financial institution. There are many different types of loan agreements, but they all follow a similar pattern. This agreement will protect both parties during their financial transaction, whether it is related to real estate, businesses, or other finances.
The borrower should read the entire agreement. The borrower is responsible for understanding what is read. If the document is confusing, the borrower must question the document and get clarity before signing. When the borrower signs the document the individual is stating the document is clear, understood, and correct. The borrower and lender should have identification so the notary public can perform the official screening necessary at the loan signing.
Late fees: Many borrowers frown at paying more than they already must for a loan. Adding late fees to the agreement’s wording can help in preventing potential overdue payments in the future. The wording can allow for the late fees being something the lender applies at his or her discretion.
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.