Two main areas are considered when your loan application is considered by a lender. If the two boxes of your financial record and you are satisfactory for the lender then you can get a loan at a good rate. Most applications go through a broker so it is important for you to make sure that you find yourself the best secured loan broker that you can find. Work with him and go through all your available income and get him to explain how the lender is going to work out your available income calculation. Paperwork can be a pain but it is extremely important to get a better rate from a lender so you need to cooperate with your broker.