Derbyshire returns to the top of the loan rate table

Society offers personal loan rate of 5.1% APR Representative

30 January 2013

With effect from today, Wednesday 30 January 2013, Derbyshire Building Society is introducing a new personal loan rate of 5.1% APR Representative for loans of between £7,500 and £15,000 for a term of up to five years. This is the lowest rate in the UkK and applies to loans taken out via or through the main comparison websites.

Derbyshire’s market-leading personal loan rate could be a welcome boost for those wishing to consolidate their debts, as the first couple of months of the New Year typically see a seasonal rise in debt consolidation. With economic conditions still difficult, debt consolidation could be considered as a potential way to reduce monthly outgoings as well as reducing the overall amount of interest payable.

With the average rate for a loan of £10,000 being 11.82* per cent APR, people could save £29.90 on their monthly repayments and £1,794 on the total amount repayable if they took out a £10,000 loan over a five-year period with the Derbyshire.

Paul Wootton, Nationwide’s head of personal loans, said: “Our new market leading Derbyshire personal loan rate provides a great opportunity for those looking for a low rate personal loan deal.

“People often seek to consolidate debts at the beginning of a New Year. In such circumstances, a personal loan at a highly competitive rate may be the best solution. A personal loan could help reduce monthly outgoings into one manageable debt with fixed monthly repayments, helping people make the most of their hard earned money.”

Derbyshire personal loan:  one of the best around

Provider APR Representative Amount Term
Derbyshire Building Society 5.1% £7,500-£15,000 1-5 years
Clydesdale Bank 5.1% £7,500-£15,000 1-5 years
Sainsbury’s1 5.2% £7,500-£15,000 4-5 years
Tesco 5.2% £7,500-£14,999 1-5 years
Sainsbury’s Reward2 5.6% £7,500-£15,000 4-5 years
Marks & Spencer 5.6% £7,500-£15,000 1-5 years
Co-op 5.6% £7,500-£14,950 1-7 years

Rates correct as of 29 January 2013. Source: Competitor Websites

Notes to editors:

1 This rate can be 5.1% if customers choose to pay over one to three years.
2 This rate can be 5.5% if customers choose to pay over one to three years.

* average APR on loans of £10,000-£10,999.  Source: CACI, November 2012

Representative Example

5.1% APR Representative (fixed). Based on an assumed loan amount of £10,000 over 51 months at an interest rate of 5.1% p.a (fixed). Monthly repayment £217.99. Total amount payable £11,117.49

Derbyshire Personal Loan

  • The interest rate offered will depend on the customer’s individual circumstances.
  • One fixed rate for the term of the loan – repayments never change.
  • No upfront charges or arrangement fees.
  • No repayments for the first month.
  • All loans are subject to status and are available to those aged 18-79.
  • Applications are required for all products.  Further details of terms and conditions are available on request.

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