It is in the field of loan comparison sites that most care needs to be taken by the consumer, particularly during periods where funding from the most conventional source - the bank - is unavailable. Whilst providing the list below, we would advise caution. Loans have to be paid back and security (usually your house if you are a homeowner) is invariably required. If you default, you may lose your home. As before, the general links are likely to provide advice on this specific subject and the more well known and best publicised sites may well be the best ones to refer yourself to. Firstly, they have developed a significant presence and reputation for a reason and secondly, they would not want that reputation to suffer through any adverse publicity arising because they have provided incorrect or inadequate advice. Finally, with such a wealth of loans on offer nowadays, it remains vital to read the small print and, if you are not entirely sure of the terms of the loan that you are entering into, either take some independent advice or don't go ahead.
A specialist in car loans, Creditplus is the UK's only provider of car loans that gives an instant online lending decision. Comparing offers from more than thirty finance providers and providing various useful tools like a free credit rating estimation tool, car loan calculator and a vehicle search covering a database of over 60,000 cars for sale, this is a site worth visiting if you are looking for car loan comparisons.
Money Supermarket - Loans
As mentioned on other pages the site provides a financial advice, reviews and comparisons across a range of financial products and services. Money Supermarket is clearly on of the major operators in the field of price and financial product comparison and this goes for loan comparisons also, where over 240 loans are compared.
Money Saving Expert - Loans
Martin Lewis, provides characteristically helpful advice on many ways to save money on various financial transactions, including loans, with the usual wealth of information and guidance from this leading price comparison website.
Go Compare - Loans
Another leading financial comparison site where, for the purpose of comparing loans, the consumer completes a short, online form to review loan rates and terms that suit his particular circumstances, so that no "footprint" is left on his credit file. The online application is only made once the consumer has settled on the loan that he requires.
Confused.com - Loans
If you are feeling confused about how to get the best loan deal that you can it is worth visiting this popular site to compare the cost of various types of loan with those available on other sites. You can also hit an easy link to a free Equifax credit report to see where your credit rating stands.
Totally Money - Loans
Claims to provide a "Total Market Comparison" of a range of financial services. A useful resource for those who want to compare the cost of a variety of financial deals, including the cost of a large number of loan deals to help you find "your perfect loan."
U Switch - Loans
U Switch's on site calculator searches over 40 loans. Provides additional financial comparisons, giving, as its name suggests, the user an opportunity to save money, in this instance on loans, by switching your financial service providers or accounts.
Love Money Loans
A further broad-based financial comparison site, provided by The Motley Fool. Within their site Love Money deals with a number of loan comparisons, in addition to comparisons of a range of other financial services. Another site that is worth visiting to compare the deals that they provide.
Moneynet - Loans
Online comparisons, which are provided in a simple calculator engine, provide easy to calculate savings on the cost of obtaining a loan. Moneynet provides literally thousands of comparisons of products and services, allowing the consumer the opportunity to compare many loan deals within this site and between the other comparison sites.
Find.co.uk - Loans
A detailed site that provides online comparisons of loans together with additional guides tables and tools. Provides price comparisons of secured and unsecured loans, tenants loans and debt consolidation, bankruptcy and Individual Voluntary Arrangements in its loan section.
Money Facts - Loans
Moneyfacts is one of the major United Kingdom money price comparison sites, providing a user friendly loan comparison tool and a wealth of information about financial services and products in general and loans in particular. Well worth a visit.
Credit Choices - Loans
Credit Choices is a further loan comparison site which deals with a variety of financial comparisons, including credit cards, mortgages and loans. The site also provides a useful, free downloadable credit report guide.
Dedicated site dealing exclusively with loans and providing online guide and calculator. Provides access to over 200 different loan plans for secured and unsecured loans and loans for those with a poor credit rating.
Compare the Market - Loans
Once again, this time in the area of loans, Compare the Market provides easy to access information and product price comparisons. Most of the major loan providers are compared for loans of varying amounts and types.
Moneywise - Cards and Loans
Wide-ranging site dealing with a variety of financial services including investment, spread betting, sports betting and loans comparisons. A comparison tool, powered by Moneywise is available on the site, as is a range of Quick Picks. The facility to choose from a set of featured loans or search the market. Understandably, it is suggested that the consumer do the latter when looking for the best deal.
Money Expert - Loans
This is a another of the leading United Kingdom general price and money comparison sites, which we found particularly helpful in providing comparisons directed towards loans and debt management. A number of other financial services and products are compared on Money Expert's extremely comprehensive website.
All about Loans
User friendly and straightforward site with easy to understand loan search engine and comparison tools, providing comparisons of secured and unsecured loans for house owners and/or tenants. Easy to complete online comparison form.
Honest Johnny - Loans
United Kingdom financial comparison site. Many services, including loans, can be compared online. Useful Quick Links are available, as is a comparison of commercial loan prices. Honest Johnny is another site that is worth a visit.
The Thrifty Scot
A further loan comparison site which deals with a variety of loan comparisons, including in respect of student loan and loans for individuals with an adverse credit rating. The Thrifty Scot may well be of assistance of you find yourself in such a situation.
UK Loan Deals
Another loan based price comparison site, compares the cost of mortgages, remortgages,homeowner, consolidation, personal, credit card, debt consolidation, equity, bad credit, low cost and personal loans.
Beat that Quote - Loans
Another national United Kingdom comparison website. Beat that Quote specialises in providing price comparisons of a wide range of financial services, products and providers, including a range of different loan comparisons.
Online application form provides access to 250 lenders in the UK. Loan Empire provides access to comparisons of Personal Loans, Secured Loans, Debt Consolidation Loans and a range of Mortgages. The site also provides a helpful News service.
A loan comparison site that provides comparisons of loans by reference to a variety of weighting factors, resulting in an overall rating. Easy to follow and worth a visit if only for the sake of comparing the products provided by one of the smaller websites.
This is Money
This highly informative site provides not only information about and comparisons of various loan accounts, it also can be useful in flagging up the types of loans that would be best avoided. The site also provides an extensive range of loan advice articles. A site that is very likely to prove helpful for its visitors who wish to include it in their list of loan comparison websites.
Only Finance - Loans
A further price comparison site that deals with a number of financial comparisons including loans. Another comparison site that is worth visiting.
The Motley Fool
Easy to use loan section of this popular general price comparison site. The website's partners are clearly identified and there are tabs to take the consumer to comparisons of homeowner loans and, through a search tool operated by Love Money, other types of popular loans.
Auto Trader - Car Loans
The popular national online and paper magazine complements its position as a major vending tool for motor vehicles by providing an easy to use comparison tool to compare the cost of car loans and finance for potential purchasers. Well worth a visit if you are looking for a loan to fund the purchase of your new vehicle.
The Loans Helpline
A site that specialising in providing loan comparisons, The Loans Helpline compares quotes for eighteen different types of loan.
User-friendly site that provides comparisons of a variety of different loans, including personal loans, secured loans, general loans, bad credit loans and bridging loans.
Secured Loans Compared
As the name of the site implies, specialising in secured loan comparisons, which are provided in response to the completion of a simple online form.
Usefully, this site provides loan comparison under three separate categories for borrowers with good, fair and poor credit profiles.
Best UK Loans
Another site specialising in providing a range of loan comparisons, Best UK Loans compares loans from over four hundred UK suppliers.
1st 4 UK Loans
This website provides a comparison of over two hundred and fifty loan deals, including loans for borrowers with a poor credit rating.
Specialising in comparing the cost of loans for people with bad credit history, the site claims to compare hundreds of loans for thousands of visitors every day.
N.B. None of the links to or advertisements for a specific loan site on this page are to be construed as a recommendation to visit the site or to take out one or more of its products. The links are provided for information only.