Consumer loans: What they are & how can you get them in Norway

Have you ever thought about how people can afford certain things that are way over their budget and how you could do the same? Oh, okay, unless you are a child of up to 8 years, I suppose that you do know precisely how people can afford those things.

In simple words, they cannot quite afford them as much as they can find someone else to afford those on their behalf. To be even more precise, they take out consumer loans.


Unless you have a lot of cash just lying around, or unless you have inherited a small fortune, you’ll need to do exactly the same thing if you want to buy something that’s a bit on the expensive side, such as cars and similar. Sometimes, you might need a loan in order to pay for certain services as well, including medical ones and I believe you do understand how important those services are. Of course, nobody would take out a loan just so they can have some savings in their bank account, since that would be pretty much counterproductive. Remember interest rates and stuff like that?

Yet, while people won’t take out consumer loans when they don’t really need them, everyone has undoubtedly recognized their benefits and the necessity of the whole concept. So, even if you are one of those people who hate loans, you will probably find yourself in a situation in which you will need them, which is when you will understand just how useful they can be. Regardless of your actual feelings right now, the simple truth is that loans are necessary and that almost nobody can go without them. Click this to get a better understanding of what a consumer loan actually is.

What is a consumer loan?

Before we go any further, I need to make one thing clear. I’m not talking about loans that you would need to take out if you were buying a house. That’s a different type. So, if that’s what you need, I suggest you keep on looking for information elsewhere, because we are talking about something different here. In order to truly understand what a consumer loan is and how you can get it if you are planning to get one in Norway, I suggest you stick with this article and keep on reading.

Basically, a consumer loan is given out to people in order for them to finance certain types of expenditure. As I have mentioned above, you can use these in order to pay for certain products and services and it is actually one of the most common methods through which people buy cars or furnish their new homes, for example. What is different when it comes to these loans and when it comes to those that you would need to get when buying a house? I suppose that this is what you are wondering, so let me explain it right away.

The type that we are talking about here doesn’t require you to provide any assets as collaterals, or have any form of security that you would absolutely need if you were applying for a mortgage. That’s why it is also often called unsecured. I believe that the difference is now perfectly clear and that you understand precisely what a consumer loan is and why people use it in the first place. Apart from using these to cover certain expenses, some people also tend to take them out in order to pay off some smaller loans where interest rates are higher than the ones they would get with a consumer loan.

How to get one in Norway?

If you are planning to apply for this loan in Norway, you will need to learn how to precisely do it. Of course, the actual process is as simple as entering a financial institution that provides these and telling them what you need or even applying through the Internet, but things can get more complicated than that. If you want to get the best possible deal, then you will have to do some more thorough research before actually filling any kinds of applications. I suggest you do this, because no matter how great the first deal might sound, there is always a chance that you can do better, if you only take the time you need to do proper research.

You are now probably curious about how you can actually do this research and that’s precisely what we are going to be talking about in the rest of the article. As you already understand, the deal you will get depends precisely on the lender you will find, which is why researching them is of utmost importance. After all, you don’t want to get an extremely high interest rate if there’s a possibility that you can get your loan at perfectly good terms.

There are undoubtedly a lot of financial institutions and brokers you can work within Norway, but here’s the thing. Not all of them will be able to provide you with the best terms, nor will you be eligible to apply for a loan in all of those institutions. That’s why research is necessary and that’s why I have decided to share a few tips that can help you find the best possible consumer loans for you. So, let’s get started.

1. Find a list of potential lenders

The first thing you should do is find a list of potential lenders in Norway that offer consumer loans. As you can see at Forbrukslån, there are quite a lot of those that you can count on in this country. Like I’ve mentioned above, though, not all of the lenders you come across will have your best interest in mind, meaning that they won’t offer great terms, which means that you will have to do some more thorough research on those instead of just picking out one of them from the list and being done with it. You’ll need to be more careful and more detailed than that.

2. Check the terms

I suppose you already understand that checking the terms that particular lenders offer is the first thing you should do. For starters, you should check their interest rates, so that you don’t end up getting your loan at extremely high rates, because you will definitely regret that. No matter how big of a hurry you might be in when trying to get your loan, taking the time to research the interest rates is of utmost importance, because you don’t want end up repaying too much. So, check out several options and compare the terms before making any final decisions.

3. Check the amount you can borrow

Of course, whether you will work with a particular lender or not also depends on the amount you need to borrow. The minimum and maximum amounts will differ from one institution to another and it is your task and your responsibility to find a lender that will offer the amount you need. So, while checking out the list that I have previously mentioned, the best thing to do is check these amounts before going into any more details, since there’s no point in doing more thorough research if you can’t get the amount you actually need.

4. Keep your financial situation in mind

Don’t forget, though, that the maximum amount will also depend on your financial situation, which means that you shouldn’t blame it all on the lender. In other words, if you find that certain institutions aren’t offering you a particular amount that you would like to get, you should ask yourself if that might have something to do with your actual financial situation. If that’s the case, you might need to apply for a lower amount that you initially expected.