What are the benefits of getting a loan?
A loan gives you the money you need to pay for something big like a house, a car, higher education, or major home repairs when you don't have the cash to cover the purchase. Most people could not afford to do these things without loans.
What are the costs of getting a loan?
The cost of a loan is determined by the interest rate the lender offers and the length of time you take to repay. In addition to interest, a lender may charge other fees for the loan application or to check your credit.