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Wedding Loans

Wedding loans can help you seamlessly take the next step in your life. South African lenders stand ready to assist you. Our loan calculator will help you to compare loan options among these lenders.

Once you input the loan amount and use the toggle to adjust the loan duration, you can click “Calculate” to see what your monthly payment will be like. This way you can see what it’s going to cost you to get married.

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A cash loan from R2 000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R796

Total repayments (approx)R28,656

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,656

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO RCS

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 729 727

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO RCS

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Get up to R250 000 over 1 – 84 months. Choose between the amount you want, the monthly installment that suits your pocket, or the option that gives you the lowest interest rate. Credit is approved in minutes and the money is available immediately. Pay fixed monthly repayments.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR50,000

Maximum loan amountR100,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)14.20%

Personal loan APR14.20%

Monthly repayments (approx)R797

Total repayments (approx)R28,692

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,692

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Capitec Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 66 77 89

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

GO TO Capitec Bank

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Loans up to R250,000. Terms between 7 months and 72 months.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)7 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO African Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 111 011

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO African Bank

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Tired of those expensive repayments? Then switch your personal loans to Absa. It’s easy and with our guaranteed lowest interest rate, you will start saving money immediately. We can switch your personal loans of up to R350 000 and pay your creditors directly.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR15,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)18.82%

Personal loan APR18.82%

Monthly repayments (approx)R845

Total repayments (approx)R30,420

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,420

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO Absa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feen/a

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 100 372

Data accurate as of12.06.2020

GO TO Absa

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Get up to R250 000 over 1 – 84 months. Choose between the amount you want, the monthly installment that suits your pocket, or the option that gives you the lowest interest rate. Credit is approved in minutes and the money is available immediately. Pay fixed monthly repayments.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR25,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)12.90%

Personal loan APR12.90%

Monthly repayments (approx)R783

Total repayments (approx)R28,188

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,188

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Capitec Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 66 77 89

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

GO TO Capitec Bank

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Loans up to R250,000. Terms between 7 months and 72 months.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)7 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO African Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 111 011

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO African Bank

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A personal loan from R1000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Fixed monthly repayments. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Optional Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%

Overview

Minimum loan amountR1,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO DirectAxis

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 02 03 04

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO DirectAxis

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Flexible loans, on your terms. Get a Personal Loan of up to R250 000. Same day approval!

Overview

Minimum loan amountR15,000

Maximum loan amountR29,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)36 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R859

Total repayments (approx)R30,924

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,924

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO Izwe Loans

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 666 424

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Izwe Loans

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No matter what your plans are, we’ve got a personal loan that suits your needs. We offer the widest range of personal loans of up to R350 000 with a loan repayment term of up to 84 months. If you take out an Absa Personal Loan and you’re offered a lower interest rate elsewhere, we guarantee to beat it.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR3,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R869

Total repayments (approx)R31,284

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,284

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO Absa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feen/a

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 100 372

Data accurate as of12.06.2020

GO TO Absa

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Make your dream real. Apply for a personal loan in less than 10 minutes. Options to Consolidate your loans. Create one loan with one monthly repayment. Flexible repayment options. Specify your repayment period and amount according to your needs. Fast pay outs. A lump sum deposited into your account.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR29,999

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)23.00%

Personal loan APR23.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R891

Total repayments (approx)R32,076

Total interest repayments (approx)R12,076

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR15,000

GO TO Old Mutual

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 50 60 70

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Old Mutual

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Get a Personal Loan of up to R300 000 for planned or unplanned expenses. Whether you need extra money to help turn your house into your dream home, walk down the aisle or go on that well-deserved holiday, FNB has the right credit solution for your every need.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR1,000

Maximum loan amountR300,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)13.00%

Personal loan APR13.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R784

Total repayments (approx)R28,224

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,224

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR6,000

GO TO First National Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 113 010

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO First National Bank

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A cash loan from R2 000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R796

Total repayments (approx)R28,656

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,656

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO RCS

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 729 727

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO RCS

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It is easy to apply for a Bayport personal loan of up to R250,000 with our simple online loan application process and personalised service. Once you have registered, all it takes is a minute, to find out if you qualify for a Bayport personal loan.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR20,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)6 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO BayPort

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone087 287 4001

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO BayPort

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Get the loan you’re looking for at the fixed monthly repayment amount and term you feel comfortable with. Your annual percentage rate for a personal loan will not exceed prime + 17.5%. Apply for a loan online or on our banking app to find out how much you qualify for. Choose to repay your loan over 12 to 72 months. Pay your monthly instalment with your Ucount Rewards points.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR3,000

Maximum loan amountR300,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)17.50%

Personal loan APR17.50%

Monthly repayments (approx)R831

Total repayments (approx)R29,916

Total interest repayments (approx)R9,916

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR8,000

GO TO Standard Bank of South Africa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 123 000

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Standard Bank of South Africa

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We'll help you get it, fast. Quick Online Loans from R100 to R250,000. 100% Free to apply. Instant Online Loans - Cash paid into your bank account today. Low repayments, over 2 to 60 monthsHigh approval rate. Use for any purpose. Bad credit history-no problem.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR8,000

Maximum loan amountR20,000

Minimum term (months)2 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)19.50%

Personal loan APR19.50%

Monthly repayments (approx)R853

Total repayments (approx)R30,708

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,708

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO Hoopla Loans

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone087 724 6110

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Hoopla Loans

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We'll help you get it, fast. Quick Online Loans from R100 to R250,000. 100% Free to apply. Instant Online Loans - Cash paid into your bank account today. Low repayments, over 2 to 60 monthsHigh approval rate. Use for any purpose. Bad credit history-no problem.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR20,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)2 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)20.00%

Personal loan APR20.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R858

Total repayments (approx)R30,888

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,888

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO Hoopla Loans

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone087 724 6110

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Hoopla Loans

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Bigger dreams, bigger loan! Dream big with a ubank loan of up to R180 000 payable over 72 months.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR180,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R869

Total repayments (approx)R31,284

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,284

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Ubank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 008 322

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Ubank

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Whether you need money for unexpected expenses, a medical emergency, or to fund a specific project, Sanlam can offer you a fixed-rate personal loan according to your needs and circumstances. You can apply for any amount, from R5,000 to R200,000. You can tailor your repayment term to suit your budget (from 24 months to 6 years). Repayments are fixed for your full loan term, so that you can budget ahead easily. Sanlam will always take your current financial circumstances into consideration and never lend you more than you can comfortably afford to repay

Overview

Minimum loan amountR5,000

Maximum loan amountR200,000

Minimum term (months)24 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.90%

Personal loan APR21.90%

Monthly repayments (approx)R879

Total repayments (approx)R31,644

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,644

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO Sanlam

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 440 044

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Sanlam

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Loans available from R2 000 to R300 000*. Flexible repayment periods from 6 up to 72 months. Monthly repayments debited from your bank account. The best possible interest rate that we can offer you. Easy online loan application process.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)6 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)24.75%

Personal loan APR24.75%

Monthly repayments (approx)R910

Total repayments (approx)R32,760

Total interest repayments (approx)R12,760

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,500

GO TO Nedbank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 103 582

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

GO TO Nedbank

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Apply for a personal loan from R5000 up to R200 000 and get an instant answer! Apply for your loan over a term of anywhere between 2 and 6 years. A guaranteed fixed interest rate means your monthly repayment will never change. Cover your vehicle finance or personal loan debt, in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as dread disease, death, disability or retrenchment.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR5,000

Maximum loan amountR200,000

Minimum term (months)24 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)25.00%

Personal loan APR25.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R913

Total repayments (approx)R32,868

Total interest repayments (approx)R12,868

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Wesbank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 238 252

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Wesbank

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Wedding loans in South Africa: Everything you need to know

Most people want their wedding day to be extra special, but turning this wish or dream into reality can be expensive. On average, South African weddings cost about R80 000, but the cost can be higher if you’re planning for both a traditional and a white wedding. If you don’t have enough savings to make your big day magical, then taking out a loan for a wedding might be necessary. To help you get started, we cover the following topics about wedding loans in South Africa:

  • How wedding loans works
  • Finding the best wedding loan lenders
  • Pros and cons of wedding loans
  • The application process

So, let’s get started!

How do wedding loans work?

A wedding loan is, in most cases, a personal loan that you take out to cover your wedding-related costs. This is easy to do since a personal loan is for general purposes. Once you receive the money, it can be used for anything, including a wedding. That being said, this type of loan generally has the following features:

  • How much can you borrow? – Loan amounts start from R2000 and go up to R250 000, which is more than enough to cover the cost of most weddings. However, the rand amount you borrow is limited by your credit history, your income, and the lender you choose.
  • What is the loan term? – You can pay back the loan over any period that’s between 1 year (12 months) and 5 years (72 months).
  • What are the interest rates? – The National Credit Act currently prescribes a maximum interest rate of 24.5%. But, many South African lenders offer wedding loan rates that are much lower than this, especially if you have an excellent credit score. Wedding loans can also have a variable rate or a fixed rate.

How to choose from the best wedding loans

At CompareLoans, we make finding the best wedding loan lenders simple and easy for you. Our comparison tables above feature some of South Africa’s popular and registered credit providers. To help you choose the best wedding loan for your situation, we’ve come up with this short but important checklist:

  • Interest rate: A low-interest rate loan is cheaper, especially if you’re planning to borrow the money for a longer time.
  • Extra fees and charges: A low-interest rate loan may not be necessarily cheap if it has other costs and fees. Standard charges besides the interest rate include an initiation fee and monthly service fees. Find out how much these are for each loan you’re considering. Also, check for any other additional or hidden costs by looking at the APR, which helps you calculate the total amount of the loan.
  • Additional features: Lenders offer different features on their products. These can be an advantage or disadvantage for you. For example, some will charge you extra fees for making early repayments. On the other hand, others will allow you to redraw or restructure your loan if you need to do so.

How to use the wedding loan calculator to find your monthly repayments

While we’re on the subject of choosing the best wedding loans in South Africa, our wedding loan calculator is also freely available to help you with this step. Simply input two pieces of information: The amount of money and the length of the loan you want. After that, click “Calculate Repayment” to get your fast results.

Besides using this convenient tool to compare loans, you can also use it to decide which monthly instalment is suitable for your budget.

What do you need to apply?

  • A valid South African ID;
  • A regular monthly income;
  • 3 months’ bank statement and payslips for proof of income;
  • Proof of residence;
  • A clean credit history; and
  • Applicant must be 18 years and above.

What is the application process for a wedding loan?

CompareLoans.co.za offers you an easier way to apply online for your wedding loan. We have put together the best wedding loan lenders and provided you with enough information to make your choice. After using our wedding loan calculator and picking a lender, we invite you to press the “Go to Site” button of your choice. This allows you to visit the correct website where you’ll be guided through the loan application process.

After taking out a loan for a wedding, you can use the loan to pay for the following:

  • Decor;
  • Venue;
  • Food and drinks;
  • Invitation cards;
  • Transport;
  • Wedding dress and suit;
  • Honeymoon; and
  • Any other wedding-related expense.

Advantages of wedding loans

  • Easy application process;
  • Fast transfer of money into your bank account after approval;
  • Offers lower interest rates compared to credit cards; and
  • Flexible repayment terms which allow you to pay off the loan at a comfortable speed.

Disadvantages of wedding loans

  • They can be expensive if you choose a longer loan term;
  • After getting married paying off the loan can be a struggle if you have many monthly expenses; and
  • It’s easy to borrow more and have a wedding that you cannot afford out of excitement.

What else can you use to pay for your dream wedding?

Besides an unsecured personal loan and when it comes to finding finance for your wedding, these options can also give you the money you need:

  • Credit card – These offer quick cash which is convenient for smaller payments. However, for larger amounts, credit cards can be very expensive because of their high interest rates. They might also be limited to only a certain amount.
  • Secured personal loan – This loan can get you a lower interest rate if you use your car, home or another asset as security. However, you might lose your property if you don’t make the required repayments.
  • Home equity loan – If you or a close family member are a homeowner, borrowing against your mortgage can provide the necessary funds. There’s also the risk of losing the home if the loan is not paid back.
  • Personal savings – Taking out a loan for a wedding should always be the last option. First think about postponing your wedding until you have enough savings or cutting down on your budget. Alternatively, you can borrow from family and friends who won’t charge you high interest rates.

3 Tips to help you to budget and save for your wedding

  • Work together with your partner to find an affordable loan that fits into your combined budget.
  • Work on cleaning up your credit history before applying so you can get a lower interest rate.
  • Pay off the wedding loan as quickly as possible to avoid interest charges and an expensive loan that can affect your married life.

What is the difference between a wedding loan and a personal loan?

Usually, most people will use a personal loan for a wedding. However, some lenders might offer loan products that are specifically tailored for weddings.

Are there any wedding loans for bad credit?

Yes. But wedding loans for bad credit typically come with high interest rates, or they might need to be secured before approval.

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