Improving your Credit Rating
Ideally if you have enough time before you are due to apply for a loan then you should take a look at your credit rating to see just how healthy it is. Obviously the better your rating the more chance you will have of being accepted. So if you do want to be accepted it would make sense to improve your rating by paying off any outstanding debt.
Paying off as much as you can will improve your rating and therefore increase your loan approval chances.
Look at Your Partners Report too
One thing which you might not know is that your partner's credit rating could also affect your credit report. This is especially true if you are using a joint loan application. If they have a bad credit history then it will negatively affect your loan application so try to get a copy of their report if you can. Not including them in the loan application can make sense if this is the case.
Ensuring that you Follow the Terms and Conditions
Some loan refusals are given out simply because the person has not looked at the guidelines set out by the lender before they have applied. Many creditors will not approve your application if you earn less than they require you to earn.
Some lenders could require you to earn a monthly salary of at least £1,200 for example. That way they would know that you could affords to pay off the monthly repayments. So if you apply to a creditor which has a minimum limit of £1,200 and you earn £900 per month you will be turned down. To increase your chances of approval you should ensure that you meet all requirements.
If you are applying for a business loan in particular you want the creditor to know that you are serious about paying back the money. You are more likely to get the loan if you show that you expect to earn so much profit in the near future. Having a good business plan could determine whether or not you get the loan that you need.
Overall there are many ways in which you can improve your loan approval chances. The above are just a few of the most common things you can do to help your application along.