Can I get a loan to pay for cosmetic surgery or any other medical procedure?
Are you considering cosmetic or plastic surgery but aren’t quite sure how you’ll pay for it?
Perhaps you need to cover an elective procedure or a different type of medical expenses?
Is it possible to take out a loan to help finance these types of medical costs?
Yes, it is. At Fair Go Finance our medical loans from $500 up to $10,000 are available to help and can be used for all types of medical procedures.
Should I get a loan to pay for my medical expenses?
If you want to proceed with a medical procedure but need help to finance it, a loan is a good option to consider.
The benefit of using a loan (such as our medical loan) is that it has a fixed rate and a fixed amount of time to repay it over. This helps because:
You will be able to budget for the exact amount you need to repay each fortnight or month. The repayment amount can’t change and at Fair Go Finance we will set up a direct debit for you in line with your salary, so you’ll know exactly how much will be debited and when.
2. Repaying a personal loan on time can help with your credit rating.
Is getting a loan better than using my credit card?
If you are thinking of using a credit card, please consider the following information.
Firstly, let’s think about credit cards and their primary purpose.
Credit cards ideally should be used to pay for unexpected expenses/purchase needs and then be repaid within the month from your salary.
Using a credit card like this is definitely beneficial, as you won’t be charged any interest and you’ll have had the convenience of getting what you needed.
However banks and credit card issuers don’t make their profits this way. To earn interest, they need you to spend up and not repay it straight away.
This is potentially why they don’t offer small personal loans to customers anymore, but instead will offer you a credit card.
Using a credit card for a larger purchases, such as a big medical expense, means it will be unlikely you can repay the entire balance within one month.
Consequently, you will be charged interest for that month. And then interest on interest the following month, and so on until you completely reduce your credit card balance to zero.
And even more worrying is if you only pay the minimum amount indicated on your credit card statement. If you do this your debt could take years and years to repay and will cost you thousands of dollars in interest charges.
It can be expensive to borrow small amounts of money and borrowing may not solve your money problems.
Check your options before you borrow:
For more information about other options for managing bills and debts, ring 1800 007 007 from anywhere in Australia to talk to a free and independent financial counsellor.