What is Deferred Interest?

on Topics: Loans

Have you ever been in the process of making a purchase and been offered a deferred interest option? Wondering whether this is a good idea or if there are any drawbacks to doing so? Learn more about deferred interest on our blog.

There are a lot of reasons loans are denied. A lack of credit history, high debt-to-income ratio, or a recent change in jobs or income can disqualify you for a loan. Lenders want to loan money to applicants who are likely to repay the loan on time and without missed payments or other trouble.

Instead of the penalties, fees, interest charges, and the years it can take for your credit to recover from defaulting on a loan, a deferment provides an opportunity to reallocate the money you would otherwise apply toward your loan to other essential expenses to ensure necessities like food and shelter are not compromised during your hardship.