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Personal Loan from TD

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Personal Loan from TD

Hello All,

I am doing some renovations this year and want to borrow some money from TD. I don't want to use my equity in the house to borrow, therefore a personal loan is what i am considering.

Does anyone have experience borrowing a large amount from TD? I need approximately $40,000. My credit score is close to 800, have a car loan and no other major loans. Just wondering what type of rate i can expect from TD. Also, Does TD have any penalties/Fees for paying personal loans early?

Thanks in advance
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Why do you want to strap yourself down to TD?
If you’re open to other options you may want to check out
Motusbank, but their max is 35k which is pretty close to what you’re looking for.
https://www.motusbank.ca/Accounts/Borrowing

You can get pre-approved and know your rate with no affect to your credit score, until you accept the offer (if you do).

Also there is Borrowell where you can get pre-approved and know your rate as well without affecting your score.

So as you can see, there are other options.
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Motus bank does do a soft check looks like as mentioned it's using ERS 2.0 as my score there apparently is 625...yet it's 667 on ERS 1.0, the rates are way lower than borrowell though worth a shot in the future once my score goes back up, minimum for them is 650
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How long do you want to borrow for? If within 10 months, then consider grabbing CC's from issuers with BT offers. BT promos are your cheapest borrowing outlet. You may have to grab a few to borrow $40k.
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Looked at their website and it seems like a better way to go over TD.
I think i would go for their LOC. Do you know if they have any hidden fees?
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eksealant wrote:
Jun 1st, 2019 11:06 am
Looked at their website and it seems like a better way to go over TD.
I think i would go for their LOC. Do you know if they have any hidden fees?
uLOC generally no account opening or closing fees. Just interest on daily balance. TD CT uLOC does not include no-fee e-transfers.
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eksealant wrote:
Jun 1st, 2019 11:06 am
Looked at their website and it seems like a better way to go over TD.
I think i would go for their LOC. Do you know if they have any hidden fees?
If you’re referring to Motusbank, as I believe you are since you mention LOC, there are no hidden fees.
They do charge fees like NSF etc.. which is laid out in the agreements you sign

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So far the experience has been ok.
It did take just over a week from quote to final approval.
But there was a report in the Motusbank thread, that someone else only waited 6 days, so YMMV.
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When you're borrowing from one of the big five banks for unsecured line of credit, they usually like to see some liquid savings in your account at a 1:1 ratio (1 dollar owned : 1 dollar line of credit).

They'll compute your total debt servicing to see if you qualify and if you do, the interest is charged if you use it. Normally unsecured line of credits are pricier than HELOCs; about prime + 1.5% upwards.

If you just need it for short term, like someone said above, use a balance transfer promotion on a credit card if you have it. If not, apply for the unsecured line of credit.
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Thank you

I want to take a loan for 4-5 year period, therefore credit cards are out of question.\

I have an unsecured line of credit with TD but they approved me for $5000 (Prime +5%) only but this was when i opened my bank account with them and i only asked for $5000. Since then i have used my line of credit and paid it back but TD won't increase my credit limit (pre-approval). I am making $65K a year so it's not that they can't see my payroll deposits. It's just a headache dealing with them. I was looking into a personal loan because i want to lock the interest rate.

Thank you everyone for your input, really appriciate.
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Any particular reason for not using the home equity?

We're talking about potentially a $1500+/year difference in interest payments..
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My mortgage is with TMG and TD won't offer home equity for those type of Mortgages.
TD would love for me to bring the mortgage over and do a colleteral charge mortgage, no thank you
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eksealant wrote:
Jun 1st, 2019 3:59 pm
My mortgage is with TMG and TD won't offer home equity for those type of Mortgages.
TD would love for me to bring the mortgage over and do a colleteral charge mortgage, no thank you
I guess your pre-payment charge is high? For $40k, the interest savings are huge... If you're close to maturity, I'd consider transferring the mortgage to whichever company and refinancing to 80% LTV

Better yet, would be a penalty-free refinance + rate blend on your current mortgage - if your mortgage provider offers this.
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eksealant wrote:
Jun 1st, 2019 3:49 pm
Thank you

I want to take a loan for 4-5 year period, therefore credit cards are out of question.\

I have an unsecured line of credit with TD but they approved me for $5000 (Prime +5%) only but this was when i opened my bank account with them and i only asked for $5000. Since then i have used my line of credit and paid it back but TD won't increase my credit limit (pre-approval). I am making $65K a year so it's not that they can't see my payroll deposits. It's just a headache dealing with them. I was looking into a personal loan because i want to lock the interest rate.

Thank you everyone for your input, really appriciate.
The odds of getting an unsecured $40k loan when you’re making $65k/year and have a mortgage/property taxes on top of your loan payment seem slim... No offence intended.

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I have a couple of years remaining on the current term. Refinancing would be the best option but i don't want to go through the mortgage approval process with the new rules and regulations.

I am hoping to get a fixed rate loan with the lowest rate possible and be able to pay it early without penalties. would be nice to know what rate people have been able to get from various banks.
TD's minimum is 6.45%, Motus bank is advertising 5.15%. Let's what else i come across.
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eksealant wrote:
Jun 1st, 2019 4:09 pm
I have a couple of years remaining on the current term. Refinancing would be the best option but i don't want to go through the mortgage approval process with the new rules and regulations.

I am hoping to get a fixed rate loan with the lowest rate possible and be able to pay it early without penalties. would be nice to know what rate people have been able to get from various banks.
TD's minimum is 6.45%, Motus bank is advertising 5.15%. Let's what else i come across.
I wouldn't worry about rates until you know you can get approved... With a mortgage + car loan, I just don't see how you're going to qualify for another $40k. You realize that's like $1100 monthly payments?

Do you have a co-borrower on the mortgage?
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