When you apply for a loan through SocietyOne, your loan offer is assigned a grade between Tier 1 and Tier 4 with a corresponding interest rate range (see table above) and the fee for establishing your loan.
The loan grade is based on a variety of factors, such as your credit history, credit score, employment status, cash flow and loan amount requested. The better the SocietyOne loan grade, the lower the interest rate and fee.
Once your application is approved, your loan will be placed in our marketplace and matched with our investors who provide the funding.
Comparison rates help you work out the true cost of your loan by factoring in fees and charges. They combine the interest rate and all the known fees and charges that you’ll need to pay during the life of a loan into a single percentage figure.
They’re calculated on a number of factors including the loan amount, term, frequency of repayment, interest rate and fees and charges. You can compare the comparison rate for a loan to the advertised rate for that loan to see if there are any "hidden" fees or charges.
You can compare comparison rates for different loans to see which loan will cost more. Bear in mind - the comparison rate doesn’t include fees and charges that are based on some future event that might not happen, e.g. if you vary the loan or fail to pay.