Borrow against Books and Mansucripts

Use your precious collection to access funds today

If you have spent years researching and investing in first editions books or rare manuscripts, they could now be key in allowing you to release much needed cash against them. No edition is too rare, no manuscript is too unusual. As long it has an open market value, we will happily lend you up to 70% of this figure.

We understand that specialist knowledge in this field is paramount, which is why we work closely with the leading experts in order to complete your valuation. In order for our partners to provide you with an accurate valuation we will need to know the following information where appropriate:

  • Author, Title, Publication details
  • Comments on binding and dustjacket
  • Overall condition
  • Provenance
  • Detailed photographs of the front cover, back cover, inside front cover and any other relevant information
Ready to apply? It's fast and simple.

For an instant loan against your books and manuscripts just complete a quick online application. We will make a loan offer within a few hours - and disburse the loan as soon as we receive the items and confirm the valuation.

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Valuing a Diamond

Valuing Your Books and Manuscripts

We understand the personal and financial investment you have made in building your collection of books and manuscripts. Whether it is a small collection or world renowned, we will ensure a fair and transparent process of valuation takes place.

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Specialists in Books and Manuscripts

Our partners Lyon and Turnbull and Fellows both have dedicated teams of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Map specialists. They are not only experts in books and manuscripts but also on current market conditions which are critical to establishing an accurate secondary market value. We also may use specialist auction houses such as Bloomsbury Auctions who are the world's leading auction house of rare books and manuscripts as and when required.

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Storage and Shipping of your Books and Manuscripts

We understand the importance of proper care and control of the environment your books and manuscripts are exposed to. We can arrange for specialist handlers to pick up your items or alternatively, you may drop them off directly at one of the locations of our valuation partners.

Our Guarantee

The lowest borrowing costs in UK

We believe that you cannot find a better offer but if you do we will beat it.

Fair and transparent terms

Unbolted never deducts fees upfront - so you receive the full loan amount.

You retain repayment flexibility - we don't impose early-repayment penalties.

If you find you can't pay back your loan we will sell your item - and we will return any surplus from that sale to you.

APR and Loan Terms

Minimum APR: 18.8%. Maximum APR: 63.1%.

All loans are for a fixed term of 6 months. You can repay early at any time without penalty.

Representative Example: Total credit: £4000. Set-up fees: £120. Loan term of 6 months. Annual Interest rate: 37.2% (fixed). Interest for 6 months: £766.32. Amount repayable in one installment: £4,886.32. Representative APR: 49.2%.

Risk Warning: If the loan is not repaid, the assets may be sold to recover the debt.

What our customers say

Borrow directly from peer-to-peer lenders at low interest rates. Rep APR: 49.2%