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Is there any place that will give you a loan, not a payday loan, when you have very bad credit, no home ownership, but do have a full time job? I am desperate in PA.
Bonnie from Erie, PA
Banks are in business to make money and not to lose it. Consider this a life lesson and learn from past mistakes--which means not repeating them.
Have you spoken to a bank? Don't assume they won't help you, ask. You may be able to get the help you need if you are willing to accept some extra terms, like payroll deduction payments. Tell the bank what the money is needed for. Oddly enough, it can make a difference. The bank may know of resources that can help you in your area. For instance, in my town the banks know about the services the hospital has to help with medical bills.
If you are in over your head, try a credit counseling service. Showing you are working on fixing the problem, not just patching it up, will help.
I had recently acquired a loan through wells fargo bank ,They will preapprove you for a home loan so you will know how much you have to work with,I also had not so great credit since my husband passed away and i was unable to pay debt. Not all places are to make money some will help and I think them every chance I get I also have my payment to come out of my bank account each month .
I am a very creative person, I love to cook with a passion. When I cook I start from scratch. I even roast my own coffee at home. Everyone enjoys my food, even the mayor of the city. He is crazy about my coffee. My food is healthy and very unique. I own a catering business just for special meetings and private events.
My question is I am trying to get food truck so I can provide/serve it to the community where I live, especially to the kids since I have kids and I only feed them homemade food; even dessert is homemade. I have bad credit and I can not afford to buy the food truck. Is there any way I can get it and pay for it monthly after I start the business? Please any advice or opinions that can help. Thank you for your time!
You could find someone to cosign one for you. Find someone with better credit willing to do that for you. Most banks will accept that.
YOu could do a GOFUNDME or even kickstarter campaign. If it's true that even the major believes in you, you should have no trouble fundraising.
Alternately you could explore the world of peer to peer lending, such as Lending Club https://www.len ing-works.action
more on this list - http://www.crow wdfunding-sites/
Kiva is a site that has been around for ages that also offers crowdsourced lending, usually to foreign companies in developing economies - https://borrow.kiva.org/borrow
peer to peer is easier because you get a pool of people lending you. Thus their risk is spread out so they are more flexible in lending. YOu still have to apply and get accepted, though
You could try a kickstarter campaign. Investors may want to see your credit, so I'm not sure you will be successful.