A personal loan – brokered by SMAVA – can help you meet your diverse financial needs. Be it easy finance for a holiday, quick funds to take care of last-minute wedding expenses, medical emergency or just cash to buy a car, a gadget or any other payments.
SMAVA (stands for Smart Value), an online marketplace, offers a simple way to get a personal loan online with a minimum of paperwork. Based on a wide range of online credits with different terms SMAVA helps you to find your best credit.
Smava gives you an overview of 70 loans from more than 20 leading credit banks and online lenders (mostly German-based) and also private borrowers (= social lending, „Privatkredit“). For any help with your loan, you can reach out to one of 200 loan advisors.
|Interest Rate (Loan)|
from 0.4% / year
Are you eligible for a Personal Loan? Here’s what you need to know about personal loan eligibility.
To apply for a loan you have to meet at least the following requirements:
You might also be interested in credit cards (see overview here):
You get relevant loan offers on your request in just 3 easy steps – without any costs or obligation. It is up to you to accept the loan offer.
Smava offers you a loan corresponding to the usage, the term and the amount of the loan.
While not necessary it could be of advantage to name an additional borrower, especially when a large amount of money is needed. Of course this additional borrower has to have a sufficient income, too.
Here you are requested to enter your personal data and your contact details. This is important to give you an individual offer. To evaluate your individual loan please give information on the number of members of the household; amount of income; amount of rent; monthly expenses and liabilities; employment relationship.
This information will be used only to verify your salary certificate. At no time your employer will be asked, contacted or informed. You are free to get a residual debt insurance; it is no obligation, just an extra offer. Finally name your bank account for your loan payment. With this you can prove your German bank account.
Directly after you have provided all required data you will get convenient loan offers. All offered loans are freely selectable straightaway.
The offered loans are sorted according annual percentage rate, monthly rate and borrowing rate.
Choose your favourite offer and enter „Online-Antrag“. In some circumstances a Smava-adviser will offer help (for free).
Your data will be used only for your credit application.
The bank standards demand for the most part:
(You may find it helpful to read the list of explanation of German words below: Glossary)
|German Term||English translation|
|Berufliche Angaben||job information|
|Absicherungsoption||Option on Payment protection/ insurance|
|AGB||Standard business terms, the conditions of a contract|
|Anzahl kindergeldberechtigter Kinder||Kindergeld = child benefit, an amount of money that the government gives to families with children (Number of children you get child benefit for)|
|Arbeitslosigkeit||Unemployment, job loss|
|Arbeitsunfähigkeit||Sick leave, disability, inability to work|
|Bankverbindung||Bank account, bank details|
|Berufsverhältnis||job, profession; employee or self employed/ freelancer|
Arbeiter, Angestellter Rentner, Beamter
|Beschäftigungsdauer||Job tenure; if less than 3 years it will be necessary to give additional information|
|Collateral||Something (physical) pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default|
|Darlehensnehmer||borrower; just you or an additional borrower (“zweiter Darlehensnehmer”)|
|Effektiver Jahreszins||annual percentage rate (APR): the annual cost of a loan to a borrower including fees. Like an interest rate, the APR is expressed as a percentage. Unlike an interest rate, however, it includes other charges or fees such closing costs, discount points and loan origination fees.|
|Einnahmen||Earnings; the money that you earn from your work|
|Erste Rate fällig am||The first payment will be due in …|
|Fester Sollzinssatz||Fix borrowing rate|
|Fremdverpflichtungen, die man ablösen will.||Replacement of old debt by new debt|
|Kreditantrag||Borrowing request, request for a loan|
|Kreditgebühren||see effektiver Jahreszins|
|Nachweispflicht||Obligation to produce proof, e.g. copy of an employment contract|
|Nettoeinkommen||net income; the amount that remains after everything has been taken away from it ( e.g. taxes) = monthly net income|
|Persönliche Angaben||personal data|
|Ratenzahlung||repay a loan|
|Todesfall, Unfall, Arbeitsunfähigkeit, Arbeitslosigkeit||Death, Accident, Inability to Work, Unemployment|
|Vertrag/ unterschriebener Vertrag||contract, deal, here: loan / signed in person|
|Wohnart||Rental flat = Mietwohnung; Wohneigentum = home ownership; living with your parents = bei den Eltern wohnen|
|Wunschlaufzeit||life/period of a loan|
|Zinsen||Interest rate: refers to the annual cost of a loan to a borrower and is expressed as a percentage|