Most lenders are checking the credit score and credit record of the borrower before approving a loan, and a borrower with a low credit score is likely to find it difficult to get a loan as the possibility of a default will be higher. However there are some lenders who are offering bad credit loans to borrowers after taking a calculated risk. For example in some cases, a few borrowers may have a poor credit score due to factors beyond their control. If a person is travelling or is hospitalized he or she may not be able to pay the bills or loan installment in time, adversely affecting the credit score. So the lender may take a calculated risk in these cases and offer bad credit loans.
However in most cases, the interest rate charged for the bad credit loans will be higher compared to conventional loans offered by the same firm. The repayment terms and conditions for these loans are likely to be more stringent also.