Uploaded by: Arlene Kuehner at February 04 2018 11:05:29.
Loans are a common part of day to day finance in our society. Some are large loans provided by banks for home buying or education, others are for the purchase of automobiles . But, the most frequently used type of loan is much smaller in size.
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.
The loan agreement will typically have detailed information about the borrower, including their personal information, creditworthiness, income, and expenses. This information is required in order for the lender to determine if they are willing to proceed with the transaction.
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