Installment loans have a quick and easy application process and funding can be supplied as soon as next business day. The best thing about installment loans is that they have flexible repayment terms that are broken down in installments or paid back earlier without penalty. Because of the more lenient repayment terms, they are less likely to put the borrower in a difficult financial situation than payday loans.
For example, if an individual wants to borrow $10,000 to finance the purchase of a car, the lender informs the borrower that making a higher down payment could get the borrower a lower interest rate, or that the borrower could obtain lower monthly payments by taking out a loan for a longer term. The lender also reviews the borrower's creditworthiness to determine what amount and with what loan terms the lender is willing to extend credit.