Before lending money to someone or providing services without payment, it is important to know if you need a credit contract to protect yourself. You never really want to borrow money, goods or services without a credit contract, to make sure you`re reimbursed or that you can take legal action to get your money back. The purpose of a loan agreement is to describe in detail what is loaned and when the borrower must repay it and how. The loan agreement contains specific conditions that describe precisely what is given and what is expected in return. Once it has been executed, it is essentially a promise to pay by the lender to the borrower. Before entering into a commercial loan agreement, the borrower first decides on his affairs concerning his character, his creditworthiness, his cash flow and all the guarantees he must put in collateral for a loan. These presentations are taken into account and the lender then determines the conditions under which they are willing to advance the money. Loan contracts are generally written, but there is no legal reason why a loan contract should not be a purely oral contract (although oral agreements are more difficult to enforce). Once you have information about who is involved in the loan agreement, you must describe the details of the loan, including transaction information, payment information and interest rate information. In the transaction section, you indicate the exact amount owed to the lender after the agreement is executed. The amount does not include interest over the life of the loan. They will also detail what the borrower must pay in return for the amount of money they promise to pay to the lender. In the “Payment” section, you`ll find out how the loan amount is repaid, how payments are made (p.B monthly payments, on demand, a lump sum, etc.) and information on acceptable payment methods (p.
B for example, cash, credit card, payment order, bank transfer, debit payment, etc.). You must include exactly what you accept as a means of payment, so that no questions are allowed about payment methods. Loan contracts reflect, like any contract, an “offer,” “acceptance of offer,” “consideration” and can only relate to “legal” situations (a term loan contract involving the sale of heroin drugs is not “legal”). Loan contracts are recorded in their letters of commitment, agreements that reflect agreements between the parties involved, a certificate of commitment and a guarantee contract (for example. B a mortgage or personal guarantee). The credit contracts offered by regulated banks are different from those offered by financial firms, with banks benefiting from a “bank charter”, which is granted as a privilege and which includes “public confidence”. In addition to the main sections described above, you can add additional sections to address certain items, as well as a section to question the validity of the document. Each loan agreement is different, which is why you use the “Additional Conditions” section of the contract to include additional terms or conditions that have not yet been covered. In this section, you must include full rates and make sure you do not counter what has already been included in the loan agreement, unless you indicate that a certain section is not applicable to this specific loan agreement. Borrowing is an important obligation, regardless of the amount, which is why it is important to protect both parties through a loan agreement.