The lenders will approve you an amount that matches with your existing repayment capability. This means that if you want to borrow a greater amount, you should prove through documents of income and bank statements that you are in a good position of repaying the loan installments in timely manner.
Loans for bad credit are categorized in secured or unsecured options. The secured loans are made to the homeowners who are willing to pledge a property for collateral. Depending on value of the property, you are allowed to borrow 5000 to 750000 for any personal purposes like home improvements, purchasing of a car, wedding, holiday tour, education, debt-consolidation etc. The loan comes at low rate of interest. Its repayment can be made in 5 to 25 years.
The unsecured loan comes without collateral and is ideal for tenants or non-homeowners. They can borrow 1000 to 25000, depending on their repayment capability. These are short-term loans for one year to 10 years. Interest rate will be little higher due to absence of collateral.
Take out free copies of your credit report and check it for any errors in it. The lenders will study the report to assess the risks you carry for them. It is always advisable to apply for loans for bad credit with improved credit rating after you have paid back some old debts. Make sure that you repay each installment of the loan on the due dates so that your credit rating improves in the coming months.