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Author: KingHugh Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308858  
Subject: Re: Any good words about Beneficial? Date: 10/1/2003 7:55 PM
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As a general rule Beneficial is more willing to give loans to people who have bruised credit. I should know, I'm one of them.

Typically though, their fees, and interest rates are HIGH. I recently applied for, and declined a mortgage refi with them. Their offer was too far out there for me.

4.75 points (but don't worry we'll roll them into the loan) and 8.75% APR for 30 years. That 8.75% would be reduced by 1/4% each year if all payments were made on time up to a total of 4%. So, after 8 years my rate would be 4.75%. When right now rates are in the 4's with no points at some lenders, but I was supposed to pay 4.75 points to get 8.75%!

I laughed at the guy and hung up. There was a time I HAD to deal with people like that to get a loan, not any more.

Watch them closely, and compare their offers with the "going" rates at other lenders for comparable products. I'd bet you can probably do better.

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