Las Vegas Casino – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 04:30:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://scapa-lv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4-150x150.png Las Vegas Casino – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ 32 32 How Debt Consolidation Loans Can Help Your Credit Score https://scapa-lv.org/how-debt-consolidation-loans-can-help-your-credit-score/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 03:41:42 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/?p=180 Credible Rating Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology. 9.95% – 35.99% APR $2,000 […]]]>


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


9.95% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $35,000** 550 2, 3, 4, 5*
  • Fixed APR:

    9.95% – 35.99% APR
  • Variable APR:
    N/A
  • Min. credit score:
    550
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $35,000**
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5*
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day (if approved by 4:30 p.m. CT on a weekday)
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except CO, IA, HI, VT, NV NY, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Avant
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, emergency expense, life event, home improvement, and other purposes
  • Min. Income:
    $1,200 monthly


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.79% – 17.99% APR
$5,000 to $35,000 740 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    6.79% – 17.99% APR
  • Variable APR:
    N/A
  • Min. credit score:
    740
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $35,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    Next business day
  • Fees:
    No prepayment penalty
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, self-employment, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


4.99% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $50,000 600 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    4.99% – 35.99% APR
  • Variable APR:
    N/A
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as 1 – 3 business days after successful verification
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except DC, IA, VT, and WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Best Egg and Blue Ridge Bank
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.99% – 24.99% APR
$2,500 to $35,000 660 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Fixed APR:

    6.99% – 24.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    660
  • Loan amount:
    $2,500 to $35,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day after acceptance
  • Fees:
    Late fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
     Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan Uses:
    Auto repair, credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home remodel or repair, major purchase, medical expenses, taxes, vacation, and wedding


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


7.99% – 29.99% APR
$10,000 to $50,000 Not disclosed by lender 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    7.99% – 29.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan amount:
    $10,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as 2 business days
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    No
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except CO, CT, HI, KS, NH, NY, ND, OR, VT, WV, WI, and WY
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, wedding, travel, medical expenses, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


7.04% – 35.89% APR
$1,000 to $40,000 600 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    7.04% – 35.89% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 5
  • Time to fund:
    Usually takes about 2 days
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    LendingClub Bank
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, paying off credit cards, home improvement, pool loans, vacations, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


15.49% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $36,500 580 2, 3, 4
  • Fixed APR:

    15.49% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    580
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $36,500
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except NV and WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    $20,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Home improvement, consolidate debt, credit card refinancing, relocate, make a large purchase, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


2.49% – 19.99% APR
$5,000 to $100,000 660 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
(up to 12 years for home improvement loans)
  • Fixed APR:

    2.49% – 19.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    660
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $100,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the same business day
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except RI and VT
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    No
  • Loan servicer:
    LightStream
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.99% – 19.99% APR1
$3,500 to $40,0002 660

(TransUnion FICO®️ Score 9) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Fixed APR:

    6.99% – 19.99% APR1
  • Min. credit score:
    660

    (TransUnion FICO®️ Score 9)
  • Loan amount:
    $3,500 to $40,0002
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 4, 5, 6
  • Time to fund:
    Many Marcus customers receive funds in as little as three days
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Goldman Sachs
  • Min. Income:
    $30,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, major purchase, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


18.0% – 35.99% APR
$1,500 to $20,000 None 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    18.0% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    None
  • Loan amount:
    $1,500 to $20,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the same day, but usually requires a visit to a branch office
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Must have photo I.D. issued by U.S. federal, state or local government
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


5.99% – 24.99% APR
$5,000 to $40,000 600 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    5.99% – 24.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as 2 – 5 business days after verification
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except MA, NV, and OH
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email, chat
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation and credit card consolidation only


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


5.99% – 17.99% APR
$600 to $50,000
(depending on loan term) 670 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    5.99% – 17.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    670
  • Loan amount:
    $600 to $50,000*
  • Loan terms (years):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    2 to 4 business days after verification
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Does not disclose
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    No
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, transportation, medical, dental, life events


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.95% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $40,000 640 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    6.95% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    640
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as one business day
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except IA, ND, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, vehicles, small business, new baby expenses, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


5.99% – 18.83% APR
$5,000 to $100,000 Does not disclose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Fixed APR:

    5.99% – 18.83% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $100,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Time to fund:
    3 business days
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except MS
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Solely for personal, family, or household uses


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


8.93% – 35.93% APR7
$1,000 to $50,000 560 3 to 5 years 8
  • Fixed APR:

    8.93% – 35.93% APR7
  • Min. credit score:
    560
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms:
    3 to 5 years 8
  • Time to fund:
    Within one day, once approved9
  • Loan types:
    Debt consolidation, pay off credit cards, home improvements, unexpected expenses, home and auto repairs, weddings, and other major purchases
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    A U.S. citizen or permanent resident; not available in DC, SC, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


5.94% – 35.97% APR
$1,000 to $50,000 560 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Fixed APR:

    5.94% – 35.97% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    560
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,000*
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 5, 6
  • Time to fund:
    Within a day of clearing necessary verifications
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except West Virginia
  • Customer service:
    Email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, credit card refinancing, home improvement, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.46% – 35.99% APR4
$1,000 to $50,0005 580 3 to 5 years4
  • Fixed APR:

    6.46% – 35.99% APR4
  • Min. credit score:
    580
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,0005
  • Loan terms (years):
    3 to 5 years4
  • Time to fund:
    As fast as 1 business day6
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    $12,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Payoff credit cards, consolidate debt, take a course or bootcamp, relocate, make a large purchase, and other purposes
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13 Best Debt Consolidation Loans for Fair Credit September 2021 https://scapa-lv.org/13-best-debt-consolidation-loans-for-fair-credit-september-2021/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 03:29:41 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/?p=160 Our goal is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we receive compensation from our partner lenders, whom we will always identify, all opinions are our own. Credible Operations, Inc. NMLS # 1681276, is referred to here as “Credible.” A debt consolidation loan is a type of personal […]]]>

Our goal is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we receive compensation from our partner lenders, whom we will always identify, all opinions are our own. Credible Operations, Inc. NMLS # 1681276, is referred to here as “Credible.”

A debt consolidation loan is a type of personal loan that lets you combine multiple debts and leaves you with just one loan and one payment to manage. You might also qualify for a lower interest rate, which could help you save money on interest charges and even pay off your loan faster.

While you’ll typically need good to excellent credit to qualify for a debt consolidation loan, there are several lenders that offer debt consolidation loans for fair credit.

Here’s what you should know about debt consolidation loans for fair credit:

13 best lenders for debt consolidation with fair credit

If you have fair credit — usually considered to be a credit score between 640 and 699 — you might still qualify for a debt consolidation loan from certain lenders.

Here are Credible’s partner lenders that offer fair credit personal loans for debt consolidation:

Lender Fixed rates Loan amounts Min. credit score Loan terms (years)


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


9.95% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $35,000** 550 2, 3, 4, 5*
  • Fixed APR:

    9.95% – 35.99% APR
  • Variable APR:
    N/A
  • Min. credit score:
    550
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $35,000**
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5*
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day (if approved by 4:30 p.m. CT on a weekday)
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except CO, IA, HI, VT, NV NY, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Avant
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, emergency expense, life event, home improvement, and other purposes
  • Min. Income:
    $1,200 monthly


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


4.99% – 35.99% APR
$5,000 to $35,000 600 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    4.99% – 35.99% APR
  • Variable APR:
    N/A
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as 1 – 3 business days after successful verification
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except DC, IA, VT, and WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Best Egg and Blue Ridge Bank
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.99% – 24.99% APR
$2,500 to $35,000 660 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Fixed APR:

    6.99% – 24.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    660
  • Loan amount:
    $2,500 to $35,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day after acceptance
  • Fees:
    Late fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
     Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan Uses:
    Auto repair, credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home remodel or repair, major purchase, medical expenses, taxes, vacation, and wedding


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


7.04% – 35.89% APR
$1,000 to $40,000 600 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    7.04% – 35.89% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 5
  • Time to fund:
    Usually takes about 2 days
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    LendingClub Bank
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, paying off credit cards, home improvement, pool loans, vacations, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


15.49% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $36,500 580 2, 3, 4
  • Fixed APR:

    15.49% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    580
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $36,500
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except NV and WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    $20,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Home improvement, consolidate debt, credit card refinancing, relocate, make a large purchase, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


2.49% – 19.99% APR
$5,000 to $100,000 660 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
(up to 12 years for home improvement loans)
  • Fixed APR:

    2.49% – 19.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    660
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $100,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the same business day
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except RI and VT
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    No
  • Loan servicer:
    LightStream
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, and other purposes


Credible Rating



Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.99% – 19.99% APR1
$3,500 to $40,0002 660

(TransUnion FICO®️ Score 9)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Fixed APR:

    6.99% – 19.99% APR1
  • Min. credit score:
    660

    (TransUnion FICO®️ Score 9)
  • Loan amount:
    $3,500 to $40,0002
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 4, 5, 6
  • Time to fund:
    Many Marcus customers receive funds in as little as three days
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Goldman Sachs
  • Min. Income:
    $30,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, major purchase, and other purposes


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18.0% – 35.99% APR
$1,500 to $20,000 None 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    18.0% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    None
  • Loan amount:
    $1,500 to $20,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the same day, but usually requires a visit to a branch office
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Must have photo I.D. issued by U.S. federal, state or local government
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose


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5.99% – 24.99% APR
$5,000 to $40,000 600 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    5.99% – 24.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as 2 – 5 business days after verification
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except MA, NV, and OH
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email, chat
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation and credit card consolidation only


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5.99% – 17.99% APR
$600 to $50,000
(depending on loan term)
670 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    5.99% – 17.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    670
  • Loan amount:
    $600 to $50,000*
  • Loan terms (years):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    2 to 4 business days after verification
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Does not disclose
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    No
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, transportation, medical, dental, life events


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6.95% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $40,000 640 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    6.95% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    640
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as one business day
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except IA, ND, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, vehicles, small business, new baby expenses, and other purposes


Credible Rating



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8.93% – 35.93% APR7
$1,000 to $50,000 560 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    8.93% – 35.93% APR7
  • Min. credit score:
    560
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms:
    3 to 5 years 8
  • Time to fund:
    Within one day, once approved9
  • Loan types:
    Debt consolidation, pay off credit cards, home improvements, unexpected expenses, home and auto repairs, weddings, and other major purchases
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    A U.S. citizen or permanent resident; not available in DC, SC, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes


Credible Rating



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5.94% – 35.97% APR
$1,000 to $50,000 560 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Fixed APR:

    5.94% – 35.97% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    560
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,000*
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 5, 6
  • Time to fund:
    Within a day of clearing necessary verifications
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except West Virginia
  • Customer service:
    Email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, credit card refinancing, home improvement, and other purposes


Credible Rating



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6.46% – 35.99% APR4
$1,000 to $50,0005 580 3 to 5 years4
  • Fixed APR:

    6.46% – 35.99% APR4
  • Min. credit score:
    580
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,0005
  • Loan terms (years):
    3 to 5 years4
  • Time to fund:
    As fast as 1 business day6
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    $12,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Payoff credit cards, consolidate debt, take a course or bootcamp, relocate, make a large purchase, and other purposes
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Avant

If you have poor or fair credit, Avant could be a good option for a debt consolidation loan. You can borrow $2,000 to $35,000* with repayment terms ranging from two to five years.**


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  • Fixed APR:
    9.95% – 35.99% APR
  • Variable APR: N/A
  • Min. credit score: 550
  • Loan amount: $2,000 to $35,000**
  • Loan terms (years): 2, 3, 4, 5*
  • Time to fund: As soon as the next business day (if approved by 4:30 p.m. CT on a weekday)
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: Autopay
  • Eligibility: Available in all states except CO, IA, HI, VT, NV NY, WV
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Loan servicer: Avant
  • Loan Uses: Debt consolidation, emergency expense, life event, home improvement, and other purposes
  • Min. Income: $1,200 monthly

Best Egg

Best Egg offers personal loans from $5,000 to $50,000 with loan terms ranging from two to five years. In addition to your credit score, Best Egg also considers more than 1,500 proprietary credit attributes from sources that include external data providers as well as your digital footprint.

This means you might have an easier time qualifying with Best Egg compared to traditional lenders.


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  • Fixed APR:
    4.99% – 35.99% APR
  • Variable APR: N/A
  • Min. credit score: 600
  • Loan amount: $2,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms (years): 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund: As soon as 1 – 3 business days after successful verification
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: None
  • Eligibility: Available in all states except DC, IA, VT, and WV
  • Customer service: Phone
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Loan servicer: Best Egg and Blue Ridge Bank
  • Min. Income: None
  • Loan Uses: Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, and other purposes

Discover

If you’re looking for a longer repayment term on a fair credit personal loan, Discover might be a good choice. You can borrow $2,500 to $35,000 with terms from three to seven years.


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  • Fixed APR:
    6.99% – 24.99% APR
  • Min. credit score: 660
  • Loan amount: $2,500 to $35,000
  • Loan terms (years): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Time to fund: As soon as the next business day after acceptance
  • Fees: Late fee
  • Discounts: None
  • Eligibility:  Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service: Phone
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Loan Uses: Auto repair, credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home remodel or repair, major purchase, medical expenses, taxes, vacation, and wedding

Lending Club

LendingClub is one of the few lenders that allow cosigners on personal loans, which could make it a good option if you need a cosigner to qualify. With LendingClub, you can borrow $1,000 to $40,000 with a three- or five-year term.


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LendingClub Personal Loans

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  • Fixed APR:
    7.04% – 35.89% APR
  • Min. credit score: 600
  • Loan amount: $1,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years): 3, 5
  • Time to fund: Usually takes about 2 days
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: None
  • Eligibility: Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Loan servicer: LendingClub Bank
  • Min. Income: None
  • Loan Uses: Debt consolidation, paying off credit cards, home improvement, pool loans, vacations, and other purposes

LendingPoint

LendingPoint specializes in working with borrowers who have near-prime credit — generally meaning credit scores in the upper 500s or 600s. You can borrow $2,000 to $36,500 with terms ranging from two to five years.


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LendingPoint Personal Loans

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  • Fixed APR:
    15.49% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score: 580
  • Loan amount: $2,000 to $36,500
  • Loan terms (years): 2, 3, 4
  • Time to fund: As soon as the next business day
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: Autopay
  • Eligibility: Available in all states except NV and WV
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Min. Income: $20,000
  • Loan Uses: Home improvement, consolidate debt, credit card refinancing, relocate, make a large purchase, and other purposes

LightStream

If you need to consolidate a large amount of debt, LightStream could be a good option. You can borrow $5,000 and $100,000 with repayment terms ranging from two to seven years. If you’re approved, you could have your funds as soon as the same business day.


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LightStream Personal Loans

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  • Fixed APR:
    2.49% – 19.99% APR
  • Min. credit score: 660
  • Loan amount: $5,000 to $100,000
  • Loan terms (years): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*
  • Time to fund: As soon as the same business day
  • Fees: None
  • Discounts: Autopay
  • Eligibility: Available in all states except RI and VT
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: No
  • Loan servicer: LightStream
  • Min. Income: Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses: Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, and other purposes

Marcus

Marcus debt consolidation loans are available from $3,500 to $40,000 with repayment terms from three to six years. Additionally, if you make 12 consecutive on-time payments on a Marcus loan, you can defer one monthly payment interest-free.


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  • Fixed APR:
    6.99% – 19.99% APR1
  • Min. credit score: 660

    (TransUnion FICO®️ Score 9)
  • Loan amount: $3,500 to $40,0002
  • Loan terms (years): 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Time to fund: Many Marcus customers receive funds in as little as three days
  • Fees: None
  • Discounts: Autopay
  • Eligibility: Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service: Phone
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Loan servicer: Goldman Sachs
  • Min. Income: $30,000
  • Loan Uses: Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, major purchase, and other purposes

OneMain Financial

Unlike many other personal loan lenders, OneMain Financial doesn’t have a minimum required credit score — which means it could be a good option if you have poor or fair credit.

You can borrow $1,500 to $20,000 with terms from two to five years, though keep in mind that larger loan amounts might require collateral.


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.

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  • Fixed APR:
    5.99% – 24.99% APR
  • Min. credit score: 600
  • Loan amount: $5,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years): 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund: As soon as 2 – 5 business days after verification
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: None
  • Eligibility: Available in all states except MA, NV, and OH
  • Customer service: Phone, email, chat
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Min. Income: None
  • Loan Uses: Debt consolidation and credit card consolidation only

Payoff

Payoff loans are available for $5,000 to $40,000 and are specifically designed for credit card consolidation. Additionally, Payoff offers free FICO score updates and will work with you on payments if you lose your job.


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OneMain Financial Personal Loans

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  • Fixed APR:
    18.0% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score: None
  • Loan amount: $1,500 to $20,000
  • Loan terms (years): 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund: As soon as the same day, but usually requires a visit to a branch office
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: None
  • Eligibility: Must have photo I.D. issued by U.S. federal, state or local government
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Min. Income: Does not disclose

PenFed

If you only need to consolidate a small amount of debt, PenFed might be a good choice — you can borrow as little as $600 up to $50,000 with terms from one to five years. Keep in mind that you’ll need to join the credit union if you are approved and decide to accept the loan.


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  • Fixed APR:
    5.99% – 17.99% APR
  • Min. credit score: 670
  • Loan amount: $600 to $50,000*
  • Loan terms (years): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund: 2 to 4 business days after verification
  • Fees: None
  • Discounts: None
  • Eligibility: Does not disclose
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: No
  • Min. Income: Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses: Debt consolidation, home improvement, transportation, medical, dental, life events

Prosper

With Prosper, you can borrow $2,000 to $40,000 with a three- or five-year term. Keep in mind that because Prosper is a peer-to-peer lender, the loan process can take longer compared to other lenders — on average, it takes three to five business days from start to origination if you’re approved.


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.

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  • Fixed APR:
    6.95% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score: 640
  • Loan amount: $2,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years): 3, 5
  • Time to fund: As soon as one business day
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: None
  • Eligibility: Available in all states except IA, ND, WV
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Min. Income: None
  • Loan Uses: Debt consolidation, home improvement, vehicles, small business, new baby expenses, and other purposes

Universal Credit

Universal Credit offers small personal loans from $1,000 to $20,000 with three- or five-year terms. Also, Universal Credit offers personal loans for bad credit and fair credit — which means you might have an easier time qualifying even if your credit is less than perfect.


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Universal Credit Personal Loans

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  • Fixed APR:
    8.93% – 35.93% APR7
  • Min. credit score: 560
  • Loan amount: $1,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms: 3 to 5 years 8
  • Time to fund: Within one day, once approved9
  • Loan types: Debt consolidation, pay off credit cards, home improvements, unexpected expenses, home and auto repairs, weddings, and other major purchases
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: Autopay
  • Eligibility: A U.S. citizen or permanent resident; not available in DC, SC, WV
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: Yes

Upgrade

Upgrade offers personal loans from $1,000 to $50,000 with terms of two, three, five, or six years. Additionally, Upgrade borrowers have access to free credit monitoring and educational resources that could help you build your credit.


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.

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  • Fixed APR:
    5.94% – 35.97% APR
  • Min. credit score: 560
  • Loan amount: $1,000 to $50,000*
  • Loan terms (years): 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Time to fund: Within a day of clearing necessary verifications
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: Autopay
  • Eligibility: Available in all states except West Virginia
  • Customer service: Email
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Min. Income: Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses: Debt consolidation, credit card refinancing, home improvement, and other purposes

Upstart

If you have little to no credit, Upstart could be a good choice — in addition to your credit, it will consider your education and job history to determine creditworthiness. You can borrow $1,000 to $50,0005 with Upstart.


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.

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  • Fixed APR:
    6.46% – 35.99% APR4
  • Min. credit score: 580
  • Loan amount: $1,000 to $50,0005
  • Loan terms (years): 3 to 5 years4
  • Time to fund: As fast as 1 business day6
  • Fees: Origination fee
  • Discounts: None
  • Eligibility: Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • Soft credit check: Yes
  • Min. Income: $12,000
  • Loan Uses: Payoff credit cards, consolidate debt, take a course or bootcamp, relocate, make a large purchase, and other purposes

How to get a debt consolidation loan with fair credit

If you’re ready to get a debt consolidation loan with fair credit, follow these four steps:

  1. Check your credit. When you apply for a personal loan for debt consolidation, the lender will review your credit to determine your creditworthiness. It’s a good idea to check your credit before you apply to see where you stand. You can use a site like AnnualCreditReport.com to review your credit reports for free. If you find any errors, dispute them with the appropriate credit bureaus to potentially boost your credit score.
  2. Compare lenders and choose a loan option. Be sure to compare as many lenders as you can to find the right loan for you. Consider not only interest rates but also credit requirements, repayment terms, and any fees charged by the lender. Afterward, pick the loan option that best suits your needs.
  3. Complete the application. Once you’ve chosen a lender, you’ll need to fill out a full application and submit any required documentation, such as tax returns or pay stubs.
  4. Get your funds. If you’re approved, the lender will have you sign for the loan so you can get your money. The time to fund for personal loans is usually about one week — though some lenders will fund loans as soon as the same or next business day after approval. You might also have the option to have the funds sent directly to your creditors, depending on the lender.

Do debt consolidation loans hurt your credit score?

Anytime you apply for a new loan, the lender will perform a hard credit check to determine your creditworthiness. This could cause a slight dip in your credit score — though this is usually only temporary, and your score will likely bounce back within a few months.

If you decide to take out a debt consolidation loan, be sure to also consider how much that loan will cost you over time. This way, you can prepare for any added expenses. You can estimate how much you’ll pay for a loan using our personal loan calculator below.

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What is a fair credit score?

In general, a fair credit score is considered to be a FICO score between 640 and 699. Here are the credit score ranges you’ll typically come across:

Credit score ranges Credit rating
Below 640 Poor
640 to 699 Fair
700 to 749 Good
750 and up Excellent

Personal loan interest rates by credit score

Your credit score plays a large role in deciding what interest rate you qualify for, along with your repayment term and the lender itself. In general, the better your credit, the lower the interest rate you’ll likely get — which means you’ll pay less in interest over the life of your loan.

Here are the average personal loan interest rates by credit score offered to borrowers who used Credible to take out a three-year personal loan in May 2021:

Credit score ranges Average APR
Less than 600 31.87%
600 to 639 29.26%
640 to 679 24.57%
680 to 719 17.96%
720 to 779 12.86%
780 or above 8.88%

How much of a loan can you get with a 600 credit score?

Personal loans typically range from $600 to $100,000, depending on the lender. However, if you’re looking to get a personal loan with a 600 credit score (or lower), keep in mind that your credit score, repayment term, and other factors will likely affect how much you’ll actually be able to borrow.

Tip: If you’re struggling to get approved for a personal loan, applying with a cosigner could improve your chances. While most lenders don’t allow cosigners on personal loans, some do.

Having a cosigner might also help you qualify for either a lower interest rate or a higher loan amount — though keep in mind that if you can’t make your payments, your cosigner will be on the hook for repaying the loan.

Before taking out a personal loan for debt consolidation, remember to consider as many lenders as possible to find a loan that works for you. Credible makes this easy — you can compare your prequalified rates from multiple lenders in two minutes.

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How to boost your credit score

While you might qualify for a debt consolidation loan with fair credit, these loans often come with higher interest rates compared to good credit loans. If you’d like to get approved for better rates in the future, it could be a good idea to spend some time building your credit.

Here are a few ways to potentially boost your credit score:

  • Pay all of your bills on time: Payment history makes up the biggest part of your credit score — 35%. Making on-time payments could help you build a positive payment history while improving your credit score.
  • Pay down credit card balances. Your credit utilization — or the amount of debt you owe compared to your credit limits — makes up 30% of your credit score. Paying down credit cards and other debts could help reduce your credit utilization and boost your score.
  • Become an authorized user. A simple way to help build credit — especially if you don’t have a credit history yet — is to become an authorized user on a credit card account. This can help build your credit without you even having to use the card.

Raising your credit score could help you save money in the long run on future loans, as you’ll have a better chance of qualifying for lower rates.

For example: Say you had a 600 credit score and took out a $20,000 personal loan with a three-year term. If you qualified for the average 29.26%, you’d end up paying $10,274 in interest over the life of the loan.

But if you were able to boost your score to 680 and got approved for the average 17.96% APR, you’d pay only $6,015 in interest.


About Rates and Terms: Rates for personal loans provided by lenders on the Credible platform range between 4.99-35.99% APR with terms from 12 to 84 months. Rates presented include lender discounts for enrolling in autopay and loyalty programs, where applicable. Actual rates may be different from the rates advertised and/or shown and will be based on the lender’s eligibility criteria, which include factors such as credit score, loan amount, loan term, credit usage and history, and vary based on loan purpose. The lowest rates available typically require excellent credit, and for some lenders, may be reserved for specific loan purposes and/or shorter loan terms. The origination fee charged by the lenders on our platform ranges from 0% to 8%. Each lender has their own qualification criteria with respect to their autopay and loyalty discounts (e.g., some lenders require the borrower to elect autopay prior to loan funding in order to qualify for the autopay discount). All rates are determined by the lender and must be agreed upon between the borrower and the borrower’s chosen lender. For a loan of $10,000 with a three year repayment period, an interest rate of 7.99%, a $350 origination fee and an APR of 11.51%, the borrower will receive $9,650 at the time of loan funding and will make 36 monthly payments of $313.32. Assuming all on-time payments, and full performance of all terms and conditions of the loan contract and any discount programs enrolled in included in the APR/interest rate throughout the life of the loan, the borrower will pay a total of $11,279.43. As of March 12, 2019, none of the lenders on our platform require a down payment nor do they charge any prepayment penalties.

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Debt Consolidation vs. Personal Loan: What Is the Difference? https://scapa-lv.org/debt-consolidation-vs-personal-loan-what-is-the-difference/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 03:27:33 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/?p=156 Credible Rating Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology. 9.95% – 35.99% APR $2,000 […]]]>


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9.95% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $35,000** 550 2, 3, 4, 5*
  • Fixed APR:

    9.95% – 35.99% APR
  • Variable APR:
    N/A
  • Min. credit score:
    550
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $35,000**
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5*
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day (if approved by 4:30 p.m. CT on a weekday)
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except CO, IA, HI, VT, NV NY, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Avant
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, emergency expense, life event, home improvement, and other purposes
  • Min. Income:
    $1,200 monthly


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6.79% – 17.99% APR
$5,000 to $35,000 740 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    6.79% – 17.99% APR
  • Variable APR:
    N/A
  • Min. credit score:
    740
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $35,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    Next business day
  • Fees:
    No prepayment penalty
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, self-employment, and other purposes


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4.99% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $50,000 600 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    4.99% – 35.99% APR
  • Variable APR:
    N/A
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as 1 – 3 business days after successful verification
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except DC, IA, VT, and WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Best Egg and Blue Ridge Bank
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, and other purposes


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6.99% – 24.99% APR
$2,500 to $35,000 660 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Fixed APR:

    6.99% – 24.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    660
  • Loan amount:
    $2,500 to $35,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day after acceptance
  • Fees:
    Late fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
     Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan Uses:
    Auto repair, credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home remodel or repair, major purchase, medical expenses, taxes, vacation, and wedding


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7.99% – 29.99% APR
$10,000 to $35,000 Not disclosed by lender 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    7.99% – 29.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan amount:
    $10,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as 2 business days
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    No
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except CO, CT, HI, KS, NH, NY, ND, OR, VT, WV, WI, and WY
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, wedding, travel, medical expenses, and other purposes


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7.04% – 35.89% APR
$1,000 to $40,000 600 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    7.04% – 35.89% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 5
  • Time to fund:
    Usually takes about 2 days
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    LendingClub Bank
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, paying off credit cards, home improvement, pool loans, vacations, and other purposes


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15.49% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $36,500 580 2, 3, 4
  • Fixed APR:

    15.49% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    580
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $36,500
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the next business day
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except NV and WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    $20,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Home improvement, consolidate debt, credit card refinancing, relocate, make a large purchase, and other purposes


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2.49% – 19.99% APR
$5,000 to $100,000 660 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
(up to 12 years for home improvement loans)
  • Fixed APR:

    2.49% – 19.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    660
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $100,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the same business day
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except RI and VT
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    No
  • Loan servicer:
    LightStream
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, and other purposes


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6.99% – 19.99% APR1
$3,500 to $40,0002 660

(TransUnion FICO®️ Score 9) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Fixed APR:

    6.99% – 19.99% APR1
  • Min. credit score:
    660

    (TransUnion FICO®️ Score 9)
  • Loan amount:
    $3,500 to $40,0002
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 4, 5, 6
  • Time to fund:
    Many Marcus customers receive funds in as little as three days
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Loan servicer:
    Goldman Sachs
  • Min. Income:
    $30,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Credit card refinancing, debt consolidation, home improvement, major purchase, and other purposes


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18.0% – 35.99% APR
$1,500 to $20,000 None 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    18.0% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    None
  • Loan amount:
    $1,500 to $20,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as the same day, but usually requires a visit to a branch office
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Must have photo I.D. issued by U.S. federal, state or local government
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


5.99% – 24.99% APR
$5,000 to $40,000 600 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    5.99% – 24.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    600
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as 2 – 5 business days after verification
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except MA, NV, and OH
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email, chat
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation and credit card consolidation only


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


5.99% – 17.99% APR
$600 to $50,000
(depending on loan term) 670 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    5.99% – 17.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    670
  • Loan amount:
    $600 to $50,000*
  • Loan terms (years):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Time to fund:
    2 to 4 business days after verification
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Does not disclose
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    No
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, transportation, medical, dental, life events


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.95% – 35.99% APR
$2,000 to $40,000 640 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    6.95% – 35.99% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    640
  • Loan amount:
    $2,000 to $40,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    3, 5
  • Time to fund:
    As soon as one business day
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except IA, ND, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    None
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, home improvement, vehicles, small business, new baby expenses, and other purposes


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


5.99% – 18.83% APR
$5,000 to $100,000 Does not disclose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Fixed APR:

    5.99% – 18.83% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan amount:
    $5,000 to $100,000
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Time to fund:
    3 business days
  • Fees:
    None
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except MS
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Solely for personal, family, or household uses


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


8.93% – 35.93% APR7
$1,000 to $20,000 560 3, 5
  • Fixed APR:

    8.93% – 35.93% APR7
  • Min. credit score:
    560
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,000
  • Loan terms:
    3 to 5 years 8
  • Time to fund:
    Within one day, once approved9
  • Loan types:
    Debt consolidation, pay off credit cards, home improvements, unexpected expenses, home and auto repairs, weddings, and other major purchases
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    A U.S. citizen or permanent resident; not available in DC, SC, WV
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


5.94% – 35.97% APR
$1,000 to $50,000 560 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Fixed APR:

    5.94% – 35.97% APR
  • Min. credit score:
    560
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,000*
  • Loan terms (years):
    2, 3, 5, 6
  • Time to fund:
    Within a day of clearing necessary verifications
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    Autopay
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all states except West Virginia
  • Customer service:
    Email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    Does not disclose
  • Loan Uses:
    Debt consolidation, credit card refinancing, home improvement, and other purposes


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Credible lender ratings are evaluated by our editorial team with the help of our loan operations team. The rating criteria for lenders encompass 78 data points spanning interest rates, loan terms, eligibility requirement transparency, repayment options, fees, discounts, customer service, cosigner options, and more. Read our full methodology.


6.46% – 35.99% APR4
$1,000 to $50,0005 580 3 to 5 years4
  • Fixed APR:

    6.46% – 35.99% APR4
  • Min. credit score:
    580
  • Loan amount:
    $1,000 to $50,0005
  • Loan terms (years):
    3 to 5 years4
  • Time to fund:
    As fast as 1 business day6
  • Fees:
    Origination fee
  • Discounts:
    None
  • Eligibility:
    Available in all 50 states
  • Customer service:
    Phone, email
  • Soft credit check:
    Yes
  • Min. Income:
    $12,000
  • Loan Uses:
    Payoff credit cards, consolidate debt, take a course or bootcamp, relocate, make a large purchase, and other purposes
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The Best Debt Consolidation Loans of September 2021 https://scapa-lv.org/the-best-debt-consolidation-loans-of-september-2021/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 03:24:18 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/?p=150 This post was last reviewed and updated on September 28, 2021. The best debt consolidation loans of 2021 Generally, you’ll need a personal loan for debt consolidation, which means replacing multiple loans with a single loan instead. Most personal loan lenders ask about loan purpose when starting the loan application process, and often, personal loans […]]]>

The best debt consolidation loans of 2021

Generally, you’ll need a personal loan for debt consolidation, which means replacing multiple loans with a single loan instead.

Most personal loan lenders ask about loan purpose when starting the loan application process, and often, personal loans for debt consolidation have higher interest rates than other personal loans and other loan types. 

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Flexibility makes Wells Fargo a top contender for best personal loans for debt consolidation. Wells Fargo separates debt consolidation loans from personal loans, but the interest rates are the same.

Benefits include incredibly competitive interest rates, ranging from 5.74% to 24.24% APR, and an autopay discount of 0.25% if payments are made from a Wells Fargo account. For unsecured personal loans, the most common type for debt consolidation, the amount available ranges from $3,000 to $100,000 and there are no origination or prepayment fees.

Wells Fargo gives several options for personal loans that aren’t common elsewhere. Firstly, there’s an option to secure your loan with a CD or savings account, though that option is only available to current customers. Secured loans allow you to borrow up to $250,000, though an origination fee of $75 applies to secured loans (unsecured loans don’t have a fee). 

Wells Fargo can send your loan funds to your Wells Fargo bank account, or to a credit account outside of Wells Fargo to pay down your debts directly. 

Watch out for: Secured loan options. Secured loans use collateral to bring down interest rates and increase the amount available to borrow. But using these savings accounts as collateral could mean losing your savings or CD if you don’t pay on your loan. 

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning Wells Fargo’s history with data security and compliance. The bank has faced several federal penalties for improper customer referrals to lending and insurance products, and security issues tied to creating fake accounts several years ago. 

Read Insider’s full review of Wells Fargo. 

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Lightstream is a highly regarded lender for many loan types, and has been a top pick across Insider’s coverage of the best personal loans and best auto loans. However, this lender only works with borrowers with good or better credit, with a minimum credit score requirement of 660. 

LightStream offers consistently competitive interest rates, though its minimum interest rate for debt consolidation is higher than its typical personal loan’s interest rates. However, this lender does not have any prepayment or origination fees. Same-day funding is available with LightStream. 

Watch out for: Varying loan terms between LightStream’s typical personal loans and debt consolidation loans. Only borrowers with excellent credit can borrow the $100,000 maximum, and anyone without excellent credit may not qualify for the full amount.

LightStream defines excellent credit history as an account with five or more years of credit history, stable and sufficient income for debts, and a variety of credit history with little or no credit card debt. If you’re looking for a debt consolidation loan, chances are you have a significant amount of debt, and may not fit these qualifications.

Additionally, LightStream doesn’t have a way to pre-qualify online. You’ll have to apply for the loan to find out exactly what your rates and terms could look like, which could make comparison shopping difficult. 

Read Insider’s full review of Lightstream.

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A SoFi personal loan is the best option for anyone with a high balance, as this lender makes debt consolidation loans of up to $100,000. Debt consolidation loans from this lender are comparable in rates to those offered by LightStream, but SoFi offers higher loan limits to all applicants, whereas LightStream only allows some borrowers to borrow up to $100,000. Similarly, SoFi doesn’t have any application, origination, or prepayment fees. 

SoFi offers unique features like unemployment protection, which could put loans in forbearance for up to three months if you find yourself out of work. 

Watch out for: Stringent requirements. SoFi personal loans have a minimum credit score of 680. According to NerdWallet, the average income among borrowers is over $100,000.

Read Insider’s full review of SoFi.

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In the fair credit range, it can be tough to qualify for a personal loan with reasonable interest rates — many lenders have a minimum of 660 or 680. However, a Payoff loan could be a good option for people with credit scores as low as 640. Interest rates are comparable to those offered by LightStream and SoFi, but this lender has less stringent requirements. 

Compared with competitors Prosper and Best Egg, which both have the same 640 minimum credit score requirement, Payoff’s interest rates are capped lower, and could have lower origination fees. 

Watch out for: Origination fees. Payoff offers loans with origination fees ranging from 0% to 5%. Competing lenders Prosper and Best Egg charge minimum 2.41% and 0.99% origination fees, respectively. The better deal will depend on your credit score, income, and repayment term.

Read Insider’s full review of Payoff.

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With bad credit, a personal loan for debt consolidation can be expensive, or hard to qualify for. An Avant personal loan is the best bet for borrowers with poor credit, requiring a minimum credit score of 600.

Compared to other personal loan lenders offering debt consolidation loans for bad credit borrowers, Avant’s terms are the most generous. Interest rates range 9.95% to 35.99%. While there is an administration fee, it could be lower than competitors’ fees with a cap at 4.75%. Avant also has the advantage of quick, next-day funding available.

Watch out for: Secured loan options. Like Wells Fargo, Avant offers the option to secure your loan with collateral like your car. While this could be helpful to lower interest rates, it could put your car in jeopardy if you don’t pay. Secured loans have an administration fee of 2.5%, and a maximum amount of $25,000.

Read Insider’s full review of Avant.

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Other personal loans we considered

  • LendingClub LendingClub Personal Loan: This lender has the potential for high origination fees that could add to the cost of borrowing. The average origination fee is 5.2%. Read Insider’s full review of LendingClub . 
  • Prosper Personal Loan: Prosper’s minimum credit score requirement is 640, but borrowers with this score could get lower interest rates and potentially lower fees from Payoff. Read Insider’s full review of Prosper. 
  • Best Egg Personal Loan: Like Prosper, borrowers with credit scores of 640 or above could get lower minimum interest rates and lower maximum fees from Payoff. In order to qualify for the lowest possible interest rates, borrowers need a minimum FICO score of 700 and an income of at least $100,000 per year. Only three-year and five-year loan terms are available, making these loans less flexible than other options. Read Insider’s full review of Best Egg. 
  • Discover personal loans: Discover’s personal loan rates start higher than other lenders’ loans, and borrowers who meet the minimum credit score requirements could get lower interest rates from LightStream, which cap lower. However, Discover makes payments directly to creditors, which could simplify your payoff process. Wells Fargo is the only other bank on our listing to offer that option. Read Insider’s full review of Discover. 
  • Marcus Personal Loan: Like Discover, borrowers who qualify for Marcus personal loans could find lower minimum interest rates with LightStream, SoFi, or Wells Fargo. Read Insider’s full review of Marcus. 
  • Axos personal loans: This lender’s personal loans require a minimum credit score of 720. For borrowers with this type of credit, lower interest rates can be found elsewhere. 
  • OneMain Financial Personal Loan: OneMain doesn’t have a minimum credit score required to apply, which could make it a viable option for people who don’t meet Avant’s 600 minimum. But interest rates range from a high 18% to 35.99%. Read Insider’s full review of OneMain Financial. 

Which lender is the most trustworthy?

We’ve compared each institution’s Better Business Bureau score to give you another piece of information to choose your lender. The BBB measures businesses’ trustworthiness based on factors like their responsiveness to customer complaints, honesty in advertising, and transparency about business practices. Here is each company’s score:

With the exception of Wells Fargo and Avant, our top picks are rated A or higher by the BBB. Keep in mind that a high BBB score does not guarantee a positive relationship with a lender, and that you should continue to do research and talk to others who have used the company to get the most complete information possible. 

The BBB currently does not have a rating for Avant because the BBB does not have sufficient information to issue a rating on the lender. The BBB does not have a rating for Wells Fargo as the BBB is investigating its profile. Previously, the organization gave Wells Fargo an F in trustworthiness. In the past few years:

If you’re uncomfortable with this history, you may want to use one of the other personal loan lenders on our list.

Frequently asked questions

Why trust our recommendations? 

Personal Finance Insider’s mission is to help smart people make the best decisions with their money. We understand that “best” is often subjective, so in addition to highlighting the clear benefits of a financial product, we outline the limitations, too. We spent hours comparing and contrasting the features and fine print of various products so you don’t have to.

How did we choose the best debt consolidation loans? 

To find the best personal loans for debt consolidation, we combed through the fine print and terms of about a dozen personal loans to find the ones that were best suited to help with consolidating debt. We considered four main features: 

  • APR range: For the most help with debt payoff, a personal loan for debt consolidation needs to have lower interest rates than the credit card or other debts you’re consolidating. We looked for the loans that had the lowest rates possible for each credit range and purpose. The average credit card interest rate was 16.28% in 2020, so we focused on loans that had the potential to beat this. 
  • Appropriate loan amounts: We looked for personal loans that had the most variety in loan amounts. According to loan comparison site Credible, the median amount of debt consolidated in May 2020 was $18,000. To benefit the most borrowers, we included personal loans with maximum limits over $10,000. 
  • Minimum credit score requirements: Where available, we considered the minimum credit score requirements for each company. We considered loans for excellent, fair, and poor credit, grouping loans into categories based on these credit score requirements.
  • Fees: We considered fees like origination or administrative fees in our decisions, looking for loans with the fewest or lowest fees. None of the best loans listed have prepayment penalties. 
  • Nationwide availability: We only considered loans with availability in most or all 50 US states. 

What is debt consolidation? 

Debt consolidation takes all sorts of debts, including credit cards, medical debt, or typically any other type of unsecured debt, and rolls it into one loan. 

To consolidate debt, you get a loan from one lender for the total amount of debt you’d like to combine. Then, you use those funds to pay off the individual, smaller debts. At the end, you have all of your debt rolled into one monthly payment, one deadline for debt repayment, and a smaller interest rate. 

Can I use any personal loan for debt consolidation? 

Most personal loans allow a variety of uses, and while most include credit card consolidation or debt consolidation, not all do. Make sure to read the fine print of any personal loan you’re applying for, and make sure that debt consolidation is an acceptable use of your loan. All of the loans we considered had an option to use the loan for debt consolidation, if not a separate loan, which we included details for. 

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Our goal here at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, referred to as “Credible” below, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we do promote products from our partner lenders who compensate us for our services, all opinions are our own.

The best debt consolidation loans for fair credit have low interest rates and no fees. (iStock)

If you’re digging out from under a stack of credit card bills, you might consider a debt consolidation loan. With these loans, you can take out one new loan to pay off all your other personal debt — potentially at a lower interest rate.

With fair credit, you’ll likely have multiple options when it comes to shopping for a debt consolidation loan. But depending on your specific credit score, the interest rate and loan terms you’re offered can vary. The better your score, the better deal you’re likely to get. 

Each lender has different guidelines for its debt consolidation loans, so be sure to shop around and compare several options before settling on the best loan for your financial situation. 

What’s a debt consolidation loan and how does it work?

A debt consolidation loan is a type of personal loan that you can use to pay off your current debts and replace them with a new, single payment. 

Personal loans have the advantage of fixed rates, meaning your monthly payment won’t change for the life of the loan. They’re also generally unsecured, so you don’t have to use your house or car as collateral for the loan. You won’t risk either if you fail to make your payments, unlike with a mortgage or auto loan.

You can use a debt consolidation loan to pay off many different kinds of debt, from medical bills to other personal loans. But they’re especially useful for consolidating credit card debt because they typically have lower interest rates than most credit cards. Using a debt consolidation loan to pay off your high-interest credit card balances can leave you with a lower monthly payment. 

A debt consolidation loan for people with fair credit can come with fees and other costs that you won’t face if you have good credit. But you’ll have more (and better) options than people with bad credit.

What’s a fair credit score?

A credit score is a gauge of how likely you are to pay back your loan, expressed as a number calculated by one of the three main U.S. credit bureaus. FICO scores can range from 300 to 850, and the higher your score, the better.

A number of factors determine your score. The most important is your payment history on accounts you’ve opened, especially how often you make your payments on time. Other factors include:

  • Your current amount of debt
  • How many loans you have
  • How long you’ve had your accounts
  • How much of your credit you’re using
  • When you’ve applied for new credit
  • Any recent bankruptcies, foreclosures or debt collection actions

A fair credit score typically falls between 650 and 699. Below this range is bad credit, which can make it harder to qualify for a loan. Once you reach a score of 700, you’re considered to have good credit, and a score of 750 or higher is considered excellent.

Credible lets you compare personal loans to see what rates you may qualify for.

Best debt consolidation loans for fair credit: 15 lenders to consider

While qualification requirements can vary based on your credit score, here are 15 lenders you might consider for a debt consolidation loan with fair credit. The following 13 lenders are Credible partners.

Avant

Avant has a relatively low minimum credit score requirement, so you may still qualify with a score on the lower end of the “fair” range.

Minimum credit score: 550

Loan terms: Two to five years

Loan amounts: $2,000 to $35,000

Fees: Administration fee of up to 4.75%

Good for: People with lower credit scores

Best Egg

Best Egg says that roughly half of its borrowers receive their loan funds by the next business day.

Minimum credit score: 600

Loan terms: Two to five years

Loan amounts: $5,000 to $50,000

Fees: Origination fee of 0.99% to 5.99%; $15 late payment fee

Good for: People who want to get their money quickly

Discover

Discover offers you the chance to return the money you borrow within 30 days with no interest charged, so if you change your mind, you’re in luck.

Minimum credit score: 660

Loan terms: Three to seven years

Loan amounts: $2,500 to $35,000

Fees: None, though a late payment fee of $39 may apply

Good for: People who aren’t sure if they’ll need a loan

LendingClub

Even with fair credit, you might still get multiple offers from LendingClub investors who want to fund your loan.

Minimum credit score: 600

Loan terms: Three or five years

Loan amounts: $1,000 to $40,000

Fees: Origination fee of 3% to 6%; late payment fee of $15 or 5% of the overdue monthly payment

Good for: People who want to evaluate multiple lenders in one place

Compare personal loan rates from these and other lenders using Credible.

LendingPoint

LendingPoint says it can decide whether to approve you for a loan within just a few seconds.

Minimum credit score: 580

Loan terms: Two to five years

Loan amounts: $2,000 to $25,000

Fees: Origination fees from 3% to 6%

Good for: People who want to know quickly if they qualify

LightStream

LightStream could be a good option if you need a large loan and a long time to repay it.

Minimum credit score: 660

Loan terms: Two to 12 years for home improvement loans; two to seven years for all other loans

Loan amounts: $5,000 to $100,000

Fees: None

Good for: People who need to borrow a large amount of money

Marcus by Goldman Sachs

Marcus allows you to defer a monthly payment after a year’s worth of on-time payments. While you’ll still pay interest during this month, this feature can give you some breathing room when you need it.

Minimum credit score: 660

Loan terms: Three to six years

Loan amounts: $3,500 to $40,000

Fees: None

Good for: People who want to defer a payment 

Payoff

Payoff specializes in debt consolidation, and even offers in-house experts to talk you through paying off your debt.

Minimum credit score: 640

Loan terms: Two to five years

Loan amounts: $5,000 to $40,000

Fees: Origination fee of 0% to 5%

Good for: People who want help paying off their debt

OneMain Financial

If you’re just starting out and don’t have a long credit history, OneMain’s offer to lend to people without a minimum credit score can help you qualify.

Minimum credit score: None

Loan terms: Two to five years

Loan amounts: $1,500 to $20,000

Fees: Origination fees apply. These can be flat fees between $25 and $500 or a fee of 1% to 10% of the loan amount.

Good for: People with a limited credit history

PenFed Credit Union

PenFed’s minimum loan amount of $600 might be the smallest you’ll find.

Minimum credit score: 670

Loan terms: One to five years

Loan amounts: $600 to $35,000

Fees: None

Good for: People who need a small loan

Prosper

Prosper matches you with investors who are interested in funding your loan. If you have a special circumstance, you might have a better chance of qualifying.

Minimum credit score: 640

Loan terms: Three or five years

Loan amounts: $2,000 to $40,000

Fees: Origination fee of 2.4% to 5%; late payment fee of $15 or 5% of the unpaid monthly payment

Good for: People who have a unique financial situation 

Upgrade

Upgrade considers people with lower credit scores, and loan funds may be available in as little as one business day.

Minimum credit score: 580

Loan terms: Three or five years

Loan amounts: $1,000 to $50,000

Fees: Origination fee of 2.9% to 8%

Good for: People who are building credit 

Upstart

Upstart doesn’t just look at your credit score — the lender also takes your education and job history into account. With a fair score and a solid history at work and school, you might get a better deal.

Minimum credit score: 580

Loan terms: Three to five years

Loan amounts: $1,000 to $50,000

Fees: Origination fee of 0% to 8%; late fee of $15 or 5% of the past due balance (whichever is greater); ACH return or check refund fee of $15

Good for: People who have a stellar job or education history

Other lenders to consider

The following lenders are not Credible partners, so you won’t be able to easily compare your rates with them on the Credible platform. But they may also be worth considering if you’re looking for a debt consolidation loan with fair credit. 

Earnest

Earnest is an online platform that matches you with different lenders. But take note that its loans aren’t available in AL, DE, KY, NV or RI. 

Minimum credit score: 680

Loan terms: Three to five years

Loan amounts: $5,000 to $75,000

Fees: Does not disclose

Good for: People who want to comparison shop before applying for a loan

Laurel Road

Laurel Road doesn’t charge any fees on its personal loans and offers an autopay discount. 

Minimum credit score: 660

Loan terms: Three to five years

Loan amounts: $5,000 to $45,000 (depending on loan type)

Fees: None

Good for: People who want to borrow money without paying fees

Methodology: How Credible evaluated lenders

Credible evaluated debt consolidation lenders based on a variety of categories, including the minimum fixed rate, customer experience, time to fund, maximum loan amount, term length and fees. Credible’s team of experts gathered information from each lender’s website, customer service department and via email support. Each data point was verified to make sure it was up to date.

How to get a debt consolidation loan for fair credit

If you’re interested in getting a debt consolidation loan for fair credit, here are the steps you should take.

  • Check your credit score. Your score dictates what loans you qualify for, and what interest rates and loan terms you’re offered. You should know your score going into the process. Checking your credit report also gives you the chance to correct any errors on your report that might be holding your score down. Each credit bureau is required by law to give you a free copy of your report once per year. Use a site like AnnualCreditReport.com to get your copies, and scour them for mistaken account balances or any other errors.
  • Shop around. Lenders often post information on their websites about the interest rates and loan terms they offer. You can look at the interest rate ranges and terms and see if the lender might be a good fit.
  • Prequalify. When you’ve found a few lenders that might fit the bill, you can use each company’s online form to request a rate quote or prequalify for a loan. Most of the time, this will only use a “soft credit inquiry” on your credit, so your score won’t be affected. To get a rate quote, you’ll typically need to give the lender your Social Security number and a little information about your finances and the type of loan you’re looking for. These rate quotes will give you a good indication of what rates and terms you’d be able to receive, so you can use this information to compare loans and find the best one for you.
  • Apply. Once you’ve found the quote that works best for you, it’s time to formally apply for the loan. You’ll need to submit more information to the lender, which they’ll use to make a final decision on your loan. The lender may also run a hard credit check, which can temporarily lower your score by a few points.
  • Accept your loan. If you’re approved for the loan, your lender will tell you what you need to do to receive your loan funds. This could take a day or two, and the money can usually be deposited directly into your bank account.

Comparing fair credit debt consolidation loans and lenders

Every personal loan you evaluate will look a little different, but there are a few variables it always pays to look at. Here are the most important elements to compare when shopping for a debt consolidation loan for fair credit.

  • APR: This is the annual percentage rate, or the total cost of the loan each year as a percentage of the loan amount. The APR on a loan includes the interest rate and all fees charged. Using the APR to compare loans instead of just the interest rate gives you a better apples-to-apples comparison, as it includes all the costs of borrowing money.
  • Fees: Fees can vary widely from lender to lender. Some debt consolidation lenders don’t charge any, while others may charge application fees, origination fees or late fees. Few lenders charge an application fee, and you’re bound to find one that doesn’t. But be sure to check the origination fee, if one applies. Some lenders don’t charge them, while others charge a percentage of the loan that’s typically deducted from the amount you receive.
  • Repayment terms: This generally refers to the length of time you have to pay back the loan. The longer the term, the lower your monthly payment — but the more you’ll pay in interest. Lenders typically offer terms that can be as short as one year or as long as 12.

If you’re ready to start comparing personal loan rates, Credible makes the process easy.

Pros and cons of debt consolidation loans for fair credit

All financial products have advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to weigh the benefits against the costs when deciding if a debt consolidation loan is right for your situation.

Pros of debt consolidation loans for fair credit

  • Single, fixed monthly payment — When you take out a debt consolidation loan, you pay off all of your credit card and other personal debt and replace it with a single new loan. Some lenders will even pay creditors directly with a debt consolidation loan. Debt consolidation loans typically have fixed interest rates, so the amount you pay each month won’t change for the life of your loan.
  • Lower interest rates — A personal loan used for debt consolidation generally has a lower interest rate than credit cards, so you may save money by consolidating your debt.
  • Lower risk — Debt consolidation loans are typically unsecured, meaning you don’t have to stake your home or other property as collateral for the loan. Other options, like home equity loans, do require collateral, meaning you may risk foreclosure if you’re not able to keep up with your payments.

Cons of debt consolidation loans for fair credit

  • Harder to qualify for good terms — With fair credit, you may have fewer choices for a debt consolidation loan, depending on your specific credit score. You may not be offered the interest rate and loan terms you’re hoping for.
  • Higher interest costs — Debt consolidation loans are cheaper than credit cards, but they do often have higher rates than secured loans, like a home equity loan or HELOC. You may have debts at lower interest rates that wouldn’t make sense to consolidate.
  • High fees — Debt consolidation loans for fair credit may come with fees that reduce the amount of money you receive after taking out the loan. You might be able to avoid these fees if you can improve your credit.

Alternatives to debt consolidation loans with fair credit

If you want to consolidate debt, a debt consolidation loan isn’t your only option. Here are a few others to consider.

  • Balance transfer credit card: With a balance transfer credit card, you can transfer the amounts you owe on several different cards, leaving you with a single payment. Many of these cards have a low introductory interest rate — sometimes even 0% — for a short period of time. But watch out for fees — balance transfer cards typically come with a fee of 3% to 5% of the amount you transfer. And if you aren’t able to pay off your full balance by the time the introductory period expires, you’ll start accruing interest at the card’s regular rate.
  • Home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC): If you own a home, you might be able to borrow against the equity in your property in order to pay off debt. Your equity is the difference between what you owe on your mortgage and what your home is worth. Interest rates on these loans tend to be lower, but they’re secured loans — and your home is the collateral. So if you fall behind on your payments, you could risk losing your home.
  • 401(k) loan: Your employer-sponsored retirement plan may allow you to borrow from the amount you’ve socked away. These loans tend to have low interest rates, and you won’t need a certain credit score to qualify. But you lose out on investment gains, and you might have to pay all the money back quickly if you lose your job.

Ways to boost your credit

You can likely save a lot of money in interest if you’re able to boost your credit from the “fair” range up to “good” — or even “excellent.” Start by requesting your credit report. Make sure there are no errors on it and identify any areas you see that can be improved.

Commit to paying all of your bills on time, every time. Your payment history is the No. 1 factor in determining your credit score, and if you’ve missed payments in the past, it’ll take time to rebuild that history. 

You can also boost your credit score by paying down credit card balances and avoiding applying for new credit.


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Best Debt Consolidation Loans in September 2021 https://scapa-lv.org/best-debt-consolidation-loans-in-september-2021/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 03:15:52 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/?p=128 Editorial Independence We want to help you make more informed decisions. Some links on this page — clearly marked — may take you to a partner website and may result in us earning a referral commission. For more information, see How We Make Money. American consumers had a total of $820 billion in credit card […]]]>

We want to help you make more informed decisions. Some links on this page — clearly marked — may take you to a partner website and may result in us earning a referral commission. For more information, see How We Make Money.

American consumers had a total of $820 billion in credit card debt at the end of 2020, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Although total debt obliglations were lower in 2020 than in the years before, consumer debt (credit cards, auto, and personal loans) still accounted for 5.4% of American households’ disposable income. 

If you have a lot of high-interest debt, such as credit card debt, personal loans, medical loans, or payday loans, a debt consolidation loan could be a good option. If you consolidate this debt into a single loan with a lower interest rate than your existing debt, you can save on interest, pay off your debts faster, and streamline your finances with one monthly payment. 

Keep in mind that a debt consolidation loan only makes sense if you can get an interest rate that’s lower than the current interest rate of your existing debts. You should also take into account any fees. Always comparison shop between multiple lenders to get the best rate possible, then run the numbers yourself to see if a debt consolidation loan makes sense for your personal situation. 

If you’re looking for a place to start, here are our picks for the best debt consolidation loans. 

Best Debt Consolidation Loan Rates in September 2021

INSTITUTION CURRENT APR LOAN TERM RANGE MIN. LOAN AMT. MAX LOAN AMT. MINIMUM CREDIT SCORE REQUIRED
LightStream 2.49% to 19.99% (0.50% autopay discount included) 2 to 7 years $5,000 $100,000 Not specified
SoFi 4.99% to 19.63% (0.25% AutoPay discount included) 3 to 7 years $5,000 $100,000 680
Payoff 5.99% to 24.99% 2 to 5 years $5,000 $40,000 640
Best Egg 5.99% to 35.99% 3 to 5 years $2,000 $50,000 640
Marcus by Goldman Sachs 6.99% to 19.99% (0.25% AutoPay discount included) 3 to 6 years $3,500 $40,000 Not specified
Discover 6.99% to 24.99% 3 to 7 years $2,500 $35,000 Not specified
Rocket Loans 5.970% to 29.99% (0.30% AutoPay discount included) 3 to 5 years $2,000 $45,000 540

How We Chose These Lenders

This list does not represent the entire market. We began by analyzing the most commonly reviewed and searched-for debt consolidation loan rates. We only included lenders that offered loans marketed specifically as debt consolidation loans. However, it’s worth noting that other lenders offer personal loans that can be used for debt consolidation purposes too. Then, we cut out any lenders based on the following criteria:

  1. We eliminated lenders that don’t make it easy to find essential loan information like APRs, fees, minimum and maximum loan amounts, and available loan terms on their websites without entering an email or other personal information. Many lenders prominently display this information on their sites, making it easy to compare to other lenders. If you are in the market for a debt consolidation loan, we’d recommend a transparent lender that doesn’t require personal information for a rate comparison.
  2. We ruled out any lenders whose max APR exceeds 30%. Since the goal of a debt consolidation loan is to consolidate your existing high-interest debt into a single loan with a lower interest rate, we believe that it makes sense to feature lenders whose average interest rates are lower than the average credit card interest rate. Keep in mind that the rates listed on lender websites are only general ranges with the minimum and maximum rates. The rate you qualify for will likely fall somewhere between and will depend on factors like your credit score and loan term. The only way to know the exact rate you’ll get is to prequalify or apply for a loan. 
  3. Our list only features direct lenders rather than intermediaries or loan marketplaces. We also ruled out credit unions, which have unique membership requirements and limit the number of people who could easily consider them for a loan. Credit unions can offer competitive rates to those who qualify; check your local area or use a credit union locator to compare rates.
  4. Also, none of these lenders charge any fees or penalties for early payments or otherwise paying off your loan early. We don’t think you should ever have to pay a fee to get out of debt faster. We will never recommend a personal loan that includes such a fee or penalty.
  5. Finally, we eliminated any lenders that did not have an A rating or higher with the Better Business Bureau

The above rates and loan information is accurate as of September 27, 2021. The NextAdvisor editorial team updates this information regularly, though it is possible APRs and other information changed since it was last updated. Some lenders may offer a rate discount if you pay with AutoPay. If the advertised rates include an AutoPay discount, it will be clearly marked. Also, some loan offerings may be specific to where you live. Keep in mind that the longest loan terms and largest loan amounts may only be available to borrowers with the best credit.

Lender Overview

LightStream

Overview: A division of Truist Bank, LightStream offers fee-free debt consolidation loans with no fees for borrowers with good to excellent credit.

Pros: LightStream charges no fees on its loans and offers the Rate Beat program, which will offer a rate 0.1% lower than rates from competing lenders for the same loan term, with certain conditions. LightStream also offers a $100 Loan Experience Guarantee, where if you’re not satisfied with the service you received and explain why in a questionnaire, the company will send you $100.

Cons: LightStream requires you to go through the entire application process (including a hard credit inquiry, which can affect your credit score) to know the exact rate you’ll get, making it hard to shop around and compare with other lenders.

LIGHTSTREAM
Current APR 2.49% to 19.99% (0.50% autopay discount included)
Loan Term Range 2 to 7 years
Loan Amount $5,000 to $100,000
Prepayment Penalty None
Origination Fee None
Minimum Credit Score None specified
Minimum Annual Income None specified
Co-Borrower Allowed? Yes
Cosigner Allowed? No
Unsecured Debt Consolidation Loans Yes
Secured Debt Consolidation Loans No

SoFi

Overview: SoFi offers no fees, a way to prequalify online, and other perks. But loan eligibility is limited to those with good credit scores and who are currently or soon-to-be employed or have another source of income. 

Pros: SoFi charges no origination fees or late fees (although you’ll still be on the hook for interest on late payments). SoFi offers an unemployment protection program that will pause your payments and provide job placement assistance if you lose your job.

Cons: SoFi has stricter eligibility requirements than other lenders on this list. In addition to credit score requirements, you also have to be currently employed, have sufficient income from other sources, or have an offer of employment that starts within 90 days to qualify for a loan. Finally, SoFi loans are not available to residents of Mississippi. 

SOFI
Current APR 4.99% to 19.63% (0.25% AutoPay discount included)
Loan Term Range 3 to 7 years
Loan Amount $5,000 to $100,000
Prepayment Penalty None
Origination Fee None
Minimum Credit Score 680
Minimum Annual Income None specified, but employment or alternative income is required
Co-Borrower Allowed? Yes
Cosigner Allowed? No
Unsecured Debt Consolidation Loans Yes
Secured Debt Consolidation Loans No

Payoff

Overview: Payoff by Happy Money specializes in debt consolidation loans and has lower credit score requirements than some other lenders on this list. You can also prequalify online without a hard credit check. 

Pros: Payoff has a minimum FICO credit score requirement of 640, which is considered in the “fair” range by Experian. This makes Payoff more accessible to those who may not have good or excellent credit. Keep in mind, though, that credit score isn’t the only determining factor lenders use when deciding whether to grant you a loan. Payoff members also get free monthly FICO score updates.

Cons: You need to have at least three years of established credit to qualify for a Payoff loan. In addition, Payoff loans aren’t available in Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Nevada.

PAYOFF
Current APR 5.99% to 24.99%
Loan Term Range 2 to 5 years
Loan Amount $5,000 to $40,000
Prepayment Penalty None
Origination Fee 0% to 5%
Minimum Credit Score 640, and three years of established credit
Minimum Annual Income None specified
Co-Borrower Allowed? No
Cosigner Allowed? No
Unsecured Debt Consolidation Loans Yes
Secured Debt Consolidation Loans No

Best Egg

Overview: Best Egg offers debt consolidation loans with a quick application process and the option to prequalify online. Like Payoff, Best Egg offers loans to borrowers with “fair” credit (640 and above). 

Pros: Best Egg has a quick online application process, allowing you to receive funds in as little as one business day. 

Cons: Although Best Egg offers loans to those with fair credit, getting the lowest APR advertised requires you to have an annual income of at least $100,000 and a minimum FICO credit score of 700.

BEST EGG
Current APR 5.99% to 35.99%
Loan Term Range 3 to 5 years
Loan Amount $2,000 to $50,000
Prepayment Penalty None
Origination Fee 0.99% to 5.99%; at least 4.99% for loan terms longer than four years
Minimum Credit Score 640; 700+ for the lowest APR
Minimum Annual Income $100,000 minimum individual annual income for the lowest APR
Co-Borrower Allowed? No
Cosigner Allowed? No
Unsecured Debt Consolidation Loans Yes
Secured Debt Consolidation Loans No

Marcus by Goldman Sachs

Overview: Marcus, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, offers fee-free debt consolidation loans for borrowers with good-to-excellent credit. 

Pros: Marcus offers an on-time payment reward where if you pay your loan on time and in full every month for 12 months, you can get an interest-free payment deferral for one month. Marcus also charges no origination fees, sign-up fees, or late fees. 

Cons: Although Marcus doesn’t specify a minimum credit score needed to qualify for a loan, it does say you’ll need good or excellent credit (700-850) to get the lowest rates.

MARCUS BY GOLDMAN SACHS
Current APR 6.99% to 19.99% (0.25% AutoPay discount included)
Loan Term Range 3 to 6 years
Loan Amount $3,500 to $40,000
Prepayment Penalty None
Origination Fee None
Minimum Credit Score None specified; borrowers with scores of 700-850 can get lower rates and larger loan amounts)
Minimum Annual Income None specified
Co-Borrower Allowed? No
Cosigner Allowed? No
Unsecured Debt Consolidation Loans Yes
Secured Debt Consolidation Loans No

Discover

Overview: This popular banking and credit card company also offers debt consolidation loans with no origination fees, flexible repayment terms, and same-day decisions in most cases. 

Pros: Discover charges no origination fees, and no other fees, as long as you pay on time. Discover offers a same-day decision in most cases, as well as an option to pay off creditors directly. If you change your mind about needing the loan, you’ll pay no interest if you return the loan funds within 30 days. 

Cons: You need a minimum household income of $25,000 to qualify for a Discover loan. In addition, you can’t use the loan to pay off a secured loan or directly pay off a Discover credit card. 

DISCOVER
Current APR 6.99% to 24.99%
Loan Term Range 3 to 7 years
Loan Amount $2,500 to $35,000
Prepayment Penalty None
Origination Fee None
Minimum Credit Score None specified
Minimum Annual Income $25,000 household income
Co-Borrower Allowed? No
Cosigner Allowed? No
Unsecured Debt Consolidation Loans Yes
Secured Debt Consolidation Loans No

Rocket Loans

Overview: Rocket Loans, a subsidiary of mortgage company Quicken Loans, offers debt consolidation loans for people with “poor” credit, although you may pay higher interest rates. 

Pros: Rocket Loans requires a minimum credit score of 540, making it a viable option for people with “poor” credit. Rocket Loans offers online preapproval as well as same-day funding.

Cons: The maximum interest rate for Rocket Loans is on the high side of the spectrum for this list, although the minimum interest rate is on the low side. Keep in mind that the exact interest rate you’ll get depends on your credit score, and those with poor credit will typically get higher rates. Rocket Loans only offers two loan terms: 3 years and 5 years. 

ROCKET LOANS
Current APR 5.970% to 29.99% (0.30% AutoPay discount included)
Loan Term Range 3 to 5 years
Loan Amount $2,000 to $45,000
Prepayment Penalty None
Origination Fee 1% to 6%
Minimum Credit Score 540
Minimum Annual Income $24,000
Co-Borrower Allowed? No
Cosigner Allowed? No
Unsecured Debt Consolidation Loans Yes
Secured Debt Consolidation Loans No

What is Debt Consolidation?

Debt consolidation is when you consolidate multiple sources of debt — for example, credit cards, personal loans, payday loans, or medical bills — into a single loan. Some common reasons for consolidating debt include:

  • Simplifying your finances by combining your debt into a single monthly payment
  • Consolidating high-interest debt, like credit card debt, into a lower-interest loan
  • Consolidating debt with a variable interest rate into a fixed-rate loan
  • Reducing your monthly payment by getting a longer loan term
  • Being able to budget better with fixed, monthly payments

The two most common ways of consolidating debt are balance transfer credit cards and debt consolidation loans. With a debt consolidation loan, you take out a loan to pay off your existing debt and pay off the new loan over a fixed time period. A balance transfer credit card comes with an introductory 0% APR, making it a good move if you qualify for one of these cards. Whether you use a balance transfer credit card or a debt consolidation loan, it is essential to make a plan to pay off the consolidated debt before the loan term ends or an introductory APR expires.

What is a Debt Consolidation Loan? 

A debt consolidation loan is a type of personal loan taken out for the purpose of consolidating debt. Although many lenders offer products specifically called debt consolidation loans, they’re typically the same as personal loans and have the same loan terms and APRs, just under a different name. Some debt consolidation loans might offer benefits geared toward those looking to consolidate debt, such as the option to pay your lenders directly through the loan provider, saving you a step. 

Debt consolidation loans typically fall into two categories: secured and unsecured. Secured loans require you to put up an asset — such as a home or car — as collateral, which the lender can seize if you default on your loan. Unsecured loans don’t require collateral. Because secured loans are less risky for the lender, they typically have lower APRs and credit score requirements. However, be careful when taking out a secured loan; if you fall behind on your payments, you could lose your collateral. In general, you want to avoid trading any unsecured debt for secured debt since that increases your risk. 

Benefits of a Debt Consolidation Loan 

A debt consolidation loan can help you pay off debt and improve your financial health when used correctly. Some benefits of a debt consolidation loan include:

  • Lower APR. If you have high-interest debt like credit card debt, you may be able to consolidate your debt into a loan with a lower APR. A lower APR means you’ll pay less interest over the life of the loan, and you may even be able to pay off your debt faster as a result. Keep in mind the exact rate depends on factors like your credit score and debt-to-income ratio, so you’ll need to prequalify for a loan or get a quote to see your rate. A debt consolidation loan is likely not a good idea if you can’t get a lower APR than your current one. Also, be aware that fees may cut into your savings; before taking out a debt consolidation loan, always crunch the numbers to see how much you can save.
  • Regular, fixed-rate payments. If you have lots of credit card debt with no plan to pay it off, a debt consolidation loan can help. With a debt consolidation loan, you’ll make regular monthly payments with a fixed payoff date to help you budget better. You’ll also get a fixed interest rate, as opposed to a variable APR with credit cards, eliminating any surprise changes in interest charges. 
  • Streamline your finances. If you have multiple sources of debt, such as several credit cards or personal loans, combining them all into a single monthly payment can simplify your finances and help you better keep track of your payment deadlines. A single missed payment on a credit card or loan can result in hefty fees or a significant drop in your credit score. A debt consolidation loan can help you avoid missing payments by reducing the number of separate bills you need to pay.

Keep in mind, a debt consolidation loan will only help you if you go in with a plan to pay off the debt. Before taking out a debt consolidation loan:

  • Calculate the interest and fees to make sure you’re saving money
  • Build the loan payments into your budget
  • Keep track of payment deadlines to make sure you don’t miss a payment. 

Debt Consolidation Loan vs. Balance Transfer Credit Card 

One popular alternative to a debt consolidation loan is a balance transfer credit card. A balance transfer credit card is a credit card that offers a 0% APR introductory period, which typically ranges from 6 to 20 months. You can use a balance transfer credit card to consolidate debt by putting your existing debts onto the credit card and paying it off before the introductory period expires, thus paying no interest on the balance. (Though you may have to pay a balance transfer fee, usually around 3%.)

The biggest draw of a balance transfer credit card is paying off the balance before the introductory period expires and, consequently, paying no interest at all. Having a plan to pay off debt is even more important when using a balance transfer card, or you’ll be stuck with high APRs once the introductory period ends. The best balance transfer cards are typically available only to those with good or excellent credit, making them less accessible than personal loans for those with poor or fair credit.

Personal Loan Balance Transfer Credit Card
• Installment loan
• Fixed interest rate for the loan term
• More options for those with poor or fair credit
• May charge an application fee, origination fee, prepayment penalty, and other fees
• Credit card
• 0% APR introductory period, then high variable APR
• Fewer options for those with poor or fair credit
• May charge a balance transfer fee, a monthly credit card fee, and other fees

Alternatives to a Debt Consolidation Loan

In addition to balance transfer credit cards, there are several other alternatives to debt consolidation loans or personal loans for consolidating debt. These include:

Home Equity Loan or HELOC

You can tap into your home equity for immediate cash with either a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC). A home equity loan is a secured installment loan where you borrow a lump sum and pay it back, with interest, over a fixed period. A HELOC is a revolving line of credit that works like a credit card, where you can withdraw as much cash as you need (up to the credit limit) during the draw period and pay it back during the repayment period.  Home equity loans and HELOCs use your home equity as collateral and may have lower rates than unsecured personal loans or credit cards. Be aware, though, that if you default on the loan, the lender could foreclose on your house. 

Cash-Out Refinance

Similar to a home equity loan or HELOC, a cash-out refinance also lets you use your house as a means of accessing cash. The process just works differently. With a cash-out refinance, you take out a new mortgage with a larger value than your current mortgage, pay off your old mortgage with the money, and keep the difference as cash. Since mortgage rates are relatively low right now, a cash-out refinance may be a better deal than a home equity loan, HELOC, or personal loan. 

Credit Counseling

If you’re struggling with debt, many credit counseling agencies offer services to help you make a debt repayment plan and get your finances back on track. Credit counseling is different from debt settlement, where for-profit companies negotiate with your creditors in an attempt to get them to settle your debt for less than the total amount owed. Debt settlement companies typically charge hefty fees for their services, and settling your debt for less than the original amount can severely hurt your credit score. Credit counseling is typically offered for free or for a small fee by nonprofit organizations. 


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We know you are in debt!

No more wasting time while reading articles that ask you whether you need loans because the fact that you are searching for “best debt consolidation loans” strongly implies that you need one.

This may have been due to some unfortunate circumstances, and therefore now you might be highly under pressure, extremely exhausted, and falling down a spiral of darkness and despair. Going from one bank to another only to be burdened with more paperwork and be introduced to a plethora of forms that need filling out.

First of all, we applaud you for your strength to keep searching in the hopes of finding something worthwhile, and second, we come bearing the great news that the hard parts are over, and it only gets better from here on up. (Or down since you have to scroll)

Finding a trustworthy source that will make your current situation easier is the actual goal. We aim to make the grueling process of debt consolidation much easier by providing you with the four best debt consolidation loan companies that link you with lenders online.

How is that different from what you had already been doing, you may ask?

Well, firstly everything is online. You won’t have to worry about looking presentable and pretending like your life is perfect, whereas, in reality, it’s not. You don’t have to run tirelessly after lenders, pleading for loan approval or talking about your credit card debt. Instead, they’ll come running after you! Amazing, isn’t it?

We know but wait, there’s more. All you need is to be a US resident above eighteen and have a valid phone number. Job done.

So, say goodbye to ever piles of loan applications and continue reading to find out how our top picks can give a helping hand and pull you out from the darkness while you relax in the comfort of your home in your pajamas.

Top 4 Debt Consolidation Loans For September 2021:

  1. MoneyMutual – Best Overall Debt Consolidation Loan
  2. BadCreditLoans – Best For Bad Credit
  3. CashUSA – Best Customer Service
  4. Personal Loans – Best For Peer-To-Peer Lending

#1. Money Mutual – Best Overall Debt Consolidation Loan

Overview

MoneyMutual is a free online marketplace created in 2010 in Los Angeles to facilitate the connection of borrowers with short-term lenders and is by far the best platform for debt consolidation loans. The site’s ultimate focus is to streamline and simplify the approvals for short-term loans while also providing a secured environment for people looking for a quick injection of cash.

According to the Economic Well-Being of US Households report, approximately four out 0f ten families in the United States are incapable of raising even 400$ while countering any emergency situation. Therefore, MoneyMutual feels its responsibility to give people a solution for resolving financial difficulties that life may offer.

The site makes it simple to connect with multiple lenders instantly while also providing training resources to help users better comprehend the loans they are looking for.

On a regular basis, a considerable percentage of the population requires financial assistance to cope with everyday life’s issues such as having a bad credit score. And finding a good and reliable lender at that point can be very time-consuming and frustrating. In this situation, MoneyMutual can be your go-to marketplace, where the lending process is quick, safe, and hassle-free.

Features

The first step towards the easiest lending method is to fill out a simple form available on the official website. After providing basic information for eligibility like your age (above 18), your residence (US citizenship), and your income (at least 800 dollars), your request is then routed for review.

Lenders rapidly analyze your information to see if they want to collaborate with you. To make a choice, each lender has its own set of criteria. If a lender chooses to deal with you, you will be sent to their website to complete forms, check debt consolidation loan terms, and accept the loan.

MoneyMutual is totally free of cost. It serves as a link between borrower and lender, rather than being a lender itself, so it is not responsible for the conditions set between you and your lender. Each lender charges a different interest rate, ranging from 5.99% to 35.99 % annual percentage rate (APR).

The website has more than 82 lenders who provide loans between $5000 to $35000. Each lender has its own terms and conditions and repayment policy.

Lenders offer a number of financial solutions to help clients meet their financial responsibilities, including short-term loans, cash advance loans, payday advances, installment loans, personal loans, lines of credit, title loans, and auto equity loans.

But it is always advisable to go through each term and condition before making a contract. If both parties agree, the money is then transferred to your bank account within 24 hours. Simple!

Pros

  • The whole process of money lending is swift and very simple.
  • The website is very straight and easy to navigate.
  • MoneyMutual is totally free of cost.
  • It connects you with above 82 lenders who can approach you within minutes.
  • The site is very secure and reliable, so no need to worry about your personal info.
  • The approval process is pretty quick and easy.

Cons

  • Only people in the USA are eligible for taking loans.
  • If something goes wrong, MoneyMutual gives no protection.
  • You need to have 800$ income if you need a loan through MoneyMutual.

User Experience

MoneyMutual has earned its users’ trust over time by offering safe, secure, and quick loans. Numerous consumers have expressed their gratitude that the company was a blessing during difficult times.

MoneyMutual distinguishes itself from the competition due to its incredibly speedy approach, which allows you to receive immediate assistance in an emergency situation without having to worry about scams or fraud.

Additionally, people lauded the company’s free service, which is also trustworthy and free of hassle. Consumers disclose their information with total confidence, knowing that they are in safe hands.

Therefore, if you are in desperate need of fast cash, MoneyMutual may be your lifesaver.

⇒ Click Here to Visit the Official Website of MoneyMutual

#2. BadCreditLoans – Best For Bad Credit

BadCreditLoans - Best For Bad Credit

Overview

BadCreditLoans is another reputable platform after MoneyMutual that provides a complimentary service that links borrowers to a vast network of reputable lenders and finance companies.

BadCreditLoans is not a direct lender, but it has been in the business of assisting individuals with their financial needs since 1998. They simplify the process for customers to secure loans online.

The organization began by integrating tribal loans, peer-to-peer lending networks, and traditional lenders together. But over time, they have expanded to offer personal and installment loans to borrowers with various credit kinds throughout the United States.

Suppose they are unable to find a lender within their network who could offer you a loan. In that case, they may show you advertisements of alternative lenders from their trusted sources and connect you to other suitable offers such as credit score repair and debt relief.

Apart from lending services, BadCreditLoans is involved in charity activities and other noteworthy events. Additionally, you can obtain information from the news section of their official website about recent frauds that may exist.

The organization will never cease its efforts to make sure that you may always get an easy, rapid, and safe loan regardless of your credit score.

Features

Many American families cannot afford a spotless spending history, especially now. When you are already living a frugal life, an unexpected auto repair or a medical emergency can throw your budget and spending strategy off track.

BadCreditLoans provides a debt consolidation loan of up to $10,000 with a simple repayment schedule. Loan products typically have a minimum repayment term of 90 days and a maximum repayment duration of 72 months (6 years). The whole process is very convenient and swift.

To be eligible, you must be over the age of 18, a resident of the United States, have a steady source of income, a bank account in your name, and basic prerequisites, such as telephone number and valid email address.

To begin, simply fill out an online form on the website. Their online application process makes it quite simple to determine your loan eligibility. You will receive loan offers from lenders and financial service providers within minutes after completing the form.

Receiving a pre-approval email of a loan from a lender might overwhelm you with happiness, but don’t let that affect your decision. Consider all the pros and cons of the terms and conditions proposed by the lender and only accept the offer if it suits you best. Once all goes well, you might have your loan money in your bank account within 24 hours.

Certain lending partners on BadCreditLoans may also be willing to lend to persons with bad credit score, though the terms and conditions will not be as favorable as for those with good credit score.

BadCreditLoan was created to match you with an appropriate lender. Not to assist you personally with upcoming decisions, therefore, consider yourself on your own and responsibly repay the loan money. Because if you default, your credit score will be damaged, and the platform won’t take responsibility for that, of course.

Pros

  • The process of applying for a loan is very simple, as you get connected with lenders within minutes.
  • If you cannot find a suitable lender in their network, the company will show you ads of other lenders.
  • You will have your loan amount in one business day.
  • The lenders there even have offers for people with bad credit score.
  • To ensure safe and secure information, the company uses modern encryption technologies.
  • The whole process is very straightforward and rapid.

Cons

  • The business is not certified by the Better Business Bureau.
  • The yearly percentage rate is extremely high, starting at 5.99 percent.

User Experience

Because of BadCreditLoan’s credibility and quick response time, a large number of users have placed their trust in the company over the years. People are pleased with their secure, hassle-free service, which is also provided at no charge.

Another noteworthy characteristic, according to customers, is that they also have offers for persons with bad credit scores.

⇒ Click Here to Visit the Official Website of BadCreditLoans

#3. CashUSA – Best Customer Service

CashUSA - Best Customer Service

Overview

CashUSA is one of the most reputable online providers for cash loans in the United States. Among other abundant firms advertising cash loan choices, CashUSA.com provides the secure, simple, and rapid service necessary to locate a personal loan that suits you.

The firm’s lending network comprises both tribal and state lenders. Tribal lenders may charge higher rates than state-licensed lenders, and they are governed by tribal law rather than state law.

CashUSA is not a lender; they act as a facilitator between you and a lender. This allows you to borrow between $500 and $10,000 at an interest rate between 5.99 % and 35.99 % annual percentage rate (APR).

They have a massive network of lenders and additional third-party lenders who will analyze your information and decide whether to provide you a loan. CashUSA is a popular alternative for persons with below-average credit who may be unable to obtain a standard bank loan.

CashUSA recognizes the critical nature of ensuring the security of online transactions. As a result, they protect your personal data using industry-standard encryption.

Features

CashUSA works in the same way as most of the other online marketplaces. Their loan request process involves two simple steps.

To begin, you must complete a brief form that requests basic information about your age, monthly income, residence, phone number, and email address.

To be entitled to a loan, you must meet the company’s eligibility requirements. This includes being at least 18 years old, a US resident, earning at least $1000 per month, having a checking account in your name, and having a valid email address and phone number (s).

Following that, the firm forwards the information to an extensive network of lenders and third-party lenders for review. If the lender decides to grant you a loan, you will have the opportunity to study the loan’s terms and conditions.

The Lending Partner with whom you have been associated will be displayed only once you confirm your information. If everything goes smooth and you accept the offer, you’ll be sent to the Lending Partner’s website to learn more about their T&Cs and services.

If both parties agree on all the terms, you will be required to electronically sign the lender’s contract. Rest assured that the payments will be transferred into your account within one working day.

The loan repayment method of CashUSA is also pretty convenient and hassle-free as on the due day, your loan repayment can be automatically deducted from your bank account, so no need to run to the bank in fear of late fee charges.

Pros

  • The loan approval process is easy and straightforward.
  • The service is totally free of cost.
  • You get connected with a large network of lenders.
  • Repayment methods are very convenient and free of hassle.
  • You can have your loan within 24 hours.
  • The process is very secure and safe.

Cons

  • The company requests too much personal information, which may not be acceptable to some people.

User Experience

Users seem to be highly grateful for the straightforward process of borrowing money because it saves them from the hassle of applying for loans from bank to bank and makes it easier for them to get debt consolidation loans at their convenience.

Additionally, the website includes an education center area containing all of the necessary information on your financial problems, making it quite simple and beneficial for users.

Thus, under one roof, you can obtain important information as well as a lender from whom you can borrow money.

⇒ Click Here to Visit the Official Website of CashUSA

#4. Personal Loans – Best For Peer-To-Peer Lending

Personal Loans - Best For Peer-To-Peer Lending

Overview

Personal Loans is a platform for individuals to obtain peer-to-peer, bank, and installment loans. These funds can be utilized for a variety of purposes, including significant purchases, rent, taxes, holidays, medical operations, home maintenance, and debt consolidation.

It is an online system that enables you to apply for a loan of up to $35,000 from the comfort of your home or workplace or even via your mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

The company’s straightforward online method connects clients with possible lenders or loan partners; remember, they do not lend the money themselves.

First of all, the platform tries to find you a suitable lender from its lending network. However, if no lender is willing to lend you money, you may be offered credit card debt relief, credit restoration, credit monitoring, or other relevant services from their third-party sources.

Another aspect that distinguishes PersonalLoans from the competition is their obligation-free rate quotations. While the majority of other organizations want your bank details in order to proceed, PersonalLoan does not.

That way, you can get a sense of the types of offers you might receive without disclosing your personal information. That is a significant advantage you can avail yourself of by opting for Personal Loans.

Features

The process of applying for a loan through Personal Loans is pretty seamless. Just three simple steps, and you’re all done!

In the first step, you have to fill out a simple form from their official website, submitting basic requirements just like all the other companies. You will be asked some simple questions like, how old are you? Do you have a social security number? Do you have an active account in your name? how much do you earn in a month etc.

The next phase occurs quickly after submitting your request; the company then processes your online loan application using a patented algorithm that connects borrowers and lenders.

Within minutes, you start receiving proposals from lenders. The charm of Personal Loans is how quickly the process is completed.

Once you get offers from lenders, you will have to carefully read each term to make things work for both of you. Until this point, you are not under any obligation until you electronically sign the contract. Once you agree to the terms and conditions and sign the contract, you might get your loan in the next 24 hours.

PersonalLoans makes every effort to match you with a lender who meets your requirements. Therefore, the high chances are that you’ll be connected to a lender specializing in your loan type, whether you are looking for a large or small loan or flexible payback terms.

The platform works free of cost, but every lender has its own terms, conditions, and APR, which must be between 5.99% to 35.99%.

The company’s repayment policy is very convenient. Once the loan is approved, you have between 90 days to 72 weeks to repay your loan according to your contract with the lender.

Pros

  • The process is very convenient and straightforward.
  • You can have payment in one business day.
  • You can repay within 72 months.
  • Your personal information is completely secure.
  • The loan limit is up to $35000
  • There is a large network of lenders.

Cons

  • It might happen that you won’t get approval from any lenders because of poor credit scores.

User Experience

Consumers really appreciate their user-friendly process as each stage and inquiry is addressed in detail. This inculcates confidence and a sense of security in PersonalLoans as if someone were guiding us through the entire procedure.

The company uses advanced data encryption technology to ensure the security of your personal information. This gives people peace of mind and allows you to apply for a loan with confidence and within the comfort of your own home.

⇒ Click Here to Visit the Official Website of Personal Loans

Benefits Of Debt Consolidation Loan

  • It Will Simplify Your Finances

Merging multiple debts into a single but bigger one is what we call consolidation of debt. This strategy simplifies the complications of making multiple repayments.

Your liabilities like credit card debts, auto loans, student loans, medical debt, or any other, which you are obliged to pay on consecutive dates, just one after another, can certainly be a  permanent pain to deal with. This is where debt consolidation gives us a sigh of relief.

It enables you to concentrate on a single loan, though a bigger one; it’s still better than juggling multiple loan installments at a time.

  • It’ll Save You From Hefty Interest Rates

High interest rates on unsecured loans, particularly from credit cards, keep on multiplying your debt.

You can decrease this huge burden of interest through a debt consolidation loan as lenders from the platforms mentioned above offer competitive interest rates, which are way lower as compared to the sum of interest rates you individually pay for different loans.

Also, remember, interest rates depend upon your credit score. With an excellent credit score (which is 720-to 850), the interest rate ranges from 4-20%. Whereas the ones holding poor credit reports have to pay 15-36% APR on the borrowed loan.

  • It Will Take Away Your Stress

Having to make debt repayments, one after another creates constant financial pressure, which can stress you out. So, consolidation of debt makes you feel at ease in a way that you don’t have to make calculations for each payment individually.

You become certain that you have to make a single payment, though a big amount, but once a month.  Hence, with peace of mind, you can plan to pay the single installment of the loan timely.

Things To Consider Before Going For A Debt Consolidation Loan With Bad Credit Score

Before you finalize a lender for your debt consolidation loan, make sure to consider the following important points in order to save yourself from making a wrong decision.

On submitting your loan request, you’ll start receiving multiple offers. The chances are that you might think of the very first offer as the best one and opt for it hastily, but STOP right there! That can be a blunder. Why? Because you might be thinking of it as the most favorable one, without knowing that an even better option might pop up.

In a nutshell, take your time and let the offers keep coming in. During that time, try another platform too and see what it has to offer. Since none of the above lending platforms charge you for submitting a request, you should take complete advantage of that to explore and find the most suited option for yourself.

  • Pay Attention To Your Credit Score

The better the credit score, the lower the interest rate.

Despite the fact that lenders entertain even the ones with poor credit scores, you should try to improve it before going for a loan. This way, you’ll be saved from having to pay hefty interest rates.

You can do so by making your payments on time, cutting down extra expenses, and refraining from pulling out new credit cards. Or else, you can seek help from credit repair companies.

If your poor credit score has hindered you from qualifying for a debt consolidation loan, another option that you can consider is a secured loan – one that requires collateral.

This means you’ll have to put up something like your vehicle or house as security, the value of which should be equivalent to the loan you have taken.

Not only that it’s easy to qualify for these loans, but also, they come at a much lower interest rate. But, don’t forget that if you default, you’ll lose the item you’ve put up as collateral.

  • Choose A Lender Carefully

As mentioned earlier, all of the above-reviewed platforms serve as a link between the borrower and lender only; they step aside as soon as direct contact establishes between you and a lender. Therefore, you’re on your own then, and you must choose a lender wisely.

Don’t rush, and review the terms and conditions precisely. Lo0k out for any red flags, such as the lender pressurizing you to accept the offer or offering you an interest rate that doesn’t match your credit report’s condition.

Also, go for a lender that offers flexible terms and conditions and prompt transfer of funds.

Always save up some amount so that if you’re in the middle of repaying your loan and any unfortunate incident like a medical emergency upsets your budget, you’re still able to pay the loan installment on the due date without being late and getting subjected to any penalty fees.

How To Get A Debt Consolidation Loan? – Steps To Follow

Step 1

Get your credit report and see what category you lie in. If you have a credit score that is 670 or above, it means you’re in the favorable category. But if you have a credit score lower than that, it means you’ll be subjected to high-interest rates.

If your situation is not that dire, wait a bit more and look out for ways to fix your credit score to save yourself from having to pay exorbitant interest rates.

Step 2

Layout a debt consolidation loan plan. Write down all the points that you have in mind regarding the loan and debt. For example, how much do you want to borrow? What repayment terms do you prefer?

Let’s say you can not afford to pay larger amounts each month; you can go for a long-term repayment schedule that will allow you to pay smaller amounts. But, if you want to come out of debt sooner, you can go for a repayment plan that will oblige you to pay larger amounts in a shorter time span.

Once you have figured out what’s best for you, hop on to the next step.

Step 3

Now that you’ve planned it all out, it’s time to shop around and look for various loan options. As mentioned earlier in our section above, take your time with this decision. Don’t choose the very first lender that reaches out. Instead, submit loan requests via different platforms.

The above-reviewed loan lending platforms can help you out even if you have a bad credit score. But, if you don’t prefer this option, you can go for bank loans too. However, to qualify for those loans, you’ll need to have a reasonably good credit score.

If none of that works for you, consider borrowing some amount from your relatives, but remember, a loan is a loan, and you should stick to your commitment even if you’re taking it from your family member or a friend. This option will save you from any kind of credit inquiry and unreasonable interest rate but will put your relationship at stake.

Step 4

Now shortlist your options and go with the one that suits you best. Review the terms and conditions in detail – do not make a mistake here. Once you finalize the contract, provide additional information, and give your e-consent, there’ll be no turning back.

With platforms like Money Mutual and Cash USA, you can get your funds within one business day without any fuss.

Pro tip: Once you receive the loan money, pay the debt right away before any other financial crisis shows up. Even if, in most unfortunate circumstances, anything like that happens, never use the loan money to overcome that situation; it will worsen things.

Step 5

Found the right lender? got the loan? Now it’s time to plan out repayments. This is the most crucial step. A mistake here can mess up things for you. Therefore, curb down all the unnecessary expenses and focus on repaying your loan primarily. To avoid getting late on payments, simply set up auto payments.

Manage Your Funds Responsibly

Getting a consolidation loan does not matter much; what matters is how do you plan to manage it seriously and responsibly so that you may not have to look for another loan to repay the consolidation loan.

Following are simple yet essential points that you should keep in mind after you have received your loan money.

Layout A Budget

Right from the day your consolidation loan has been sanctioned and the funds have been credited to your account, you need to make budgetary allocations to ensure the on-time payment of the loan’s monthly installment.

Make a forecast budget for the month as to how many payments you have to make. You can avail yourself of the facility of the consolidation loan only if your current monthly expenditures allow you; otherwise, it will not be beneficial for you.

Do Not Use The Loan Money For Any Other Purpose

It will be an out-of-frying-pan into fire situation for you if you don’t use the funds for the purpose you have borrowed them for. So, don’t even think about utilizing your money somewhere else other than for repaying your debt.

Stay On Track With Automatic Payments

Missing a payment is not what you’ll want right after you’ve got on track with your debt consolidation plan; therefore, to be on the safer side, don’t forget to set up automatic payments.

Not only that it’ll save you from missing a payment, but also, you’ll not have to worry about keeping track of your due date, as the amount will be automatically fetched from your bank account.

Last but not least, it will also help you improve your credit score as lenders report your performance to credit bureaus. So, timely payments will boost your credit score and vice versa.

Spend Wisely

Now you must realize that analyzing your expenditures and limiting or expanding them according to your budget is the only thing that can save you from debt. If you can’t afford luxuries, don’t be lured by others who can. Make wise decisions, spend only where necessary, and look out for ways to diversify your income sources.

Also, recall all the decisions that you made in the past which messed up your finances, and plan out ways not to repeat those mistakes.

FAQs Regarding Debt Consolidation Loans

  • What Should I Do If I Can Handle My Debt Situation On My Own?

The best solution is to go for debt counseling. This way, you’ll have an expert to talk to your creditors on your behalf.

Not only will it perform the job of mediator between you two and help you get a loan on reduced interest rates and flexible repayment terms, but also, you’ll be able to improve your credit score drastically.

  • When Should I Go For A Debt Consolidation Loan?

If various high-interest loans have piled up and you have a bad credit score, too, it’s high time you should go for a debt consolidation loan.

  • Does A Debt Consolidation Loan Affect Your Credit Score?

Yes and No. At first, you’ll notice a decline in your credit score because of the hard credit check the lender will pull in order to approve your loan but don’t fret! It’s just for the time being, as long as you do not default on payments.

The lenders will regularly report your timely payments to different credit bureaus, and consequently, your credit score will be boosted.

  • What Are The Cons Of Debt Consolidation Loans?

Debt consolidation loans don’t guarantee that you’ll never fall back. In fact, until you have paid all of your loan installments, you’re at risk of damaging your credit score if you fail to make timely repayments.

The function of both debt settlement and debt consolidation is the same – debt relief. However, the functioning varies. With debt settlement, you can lessen the total debt amount you owe to your creditors, while debt consolidation works to lower the numbers of creditors you owe money to.

  • Which One Is The Better Option? Debt Settlement Or Debt Consolidation?

We’d recommend debt consolidation and not debt settlement. The reason being that debt settlement leaves its marks on your credit report, such as the “settled” status, which is considered negative.

  • What Makes Debt Counseling A Good Option?

The biggest benefit of debt counseling is that it saves you from your creditor’s legal action. Not to mention that credit counselors help you responsibly manage your finances/debts. They also make sure that you never miss a payment.

Final Thoughts

Being head over heels drowned in debt can be very stressful. What adds to this stress is not finding a suitable solution to quickly come out of the deadly situation.

Not to mention the fact that over time, the circumstances become drier and drier to deal with. And we understand every bit of it.

Therefore, in this article, we have compiled everything you need to know to make things easier for you. So, don’t waste any more time and make a wise decision right away. Our personal favorite platforms are MoneyMutual and BadCreditLoans.

Although these debt consolidation loans can fix your problem, yet the crucial thing is to focus on the factors that put you in trouble in the first place. Without focusing on them, you won’t be able to root out the cause, and the chances are that you might become a debt victim again.

For tips on how to manage your finances, don’t forget to check our “Manage Your Funds Responsibly” section.


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BoT adds guidelines for debt consolidation https://scapa-lv.org/bot-adds-guidelines-for-debt-consolidation/ Tue, 28 Sep 2021 21:00:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/bot-adds-guidelines-for-debt-consolidation/ BoT adds guidelines for debt consolidation Move aims to reduce interest burden The Bank of Thailand (BoT) plans to implement additional guidelines for the debt consolidation program to help retail loan borrowers reduce interest rate charges. The BoT has prepared additional debt assistance options to help borrowers ease their debt burden amid the latest protracted […]]]>

BoT adds guidelines for debt consolidation

Move aims to reduce interest burden

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) plans to implement additional guidelines for the debt consolidation program to help retail loan borrowers reduce interest rate charges.

The BoT has prepared additional debt assistance options to help borrowers ease their debt burden amid the latest protracted Covid-19 outbreak.

The central bank is expected to implement the new guidelines for the current retail loan consolidation program in October, said Chayawadee Chai-Anant, senior director of the BoT’s economic and policy department.

The central bank offers debt consolidation as an option as part of its debt restructuring program for personal loans.

Under the current concept of debt consolidation, retail loan borrowers can consolidate all consumer loan debt from many financial institutions into one bank for refinancing and can convert that debt by changing unsecured loans to short term into long term loans in order to receive lower interest rates.

As part of the additional orientations of the debt consolidation program, the central bank will set the ceiling rates for this mutualized debt, added Ms. Chayawadee.

For example, the ceiling rate for debt consolidation between personal loans and mortgages should not exceed 10% per annum.

Currently, mortgage interest rates are based on the Minimum Retail Rate (MRR) or Minimum Lending Rate (MLR) for home loans of around 6-8% per annum, while the interest rate maximum for personal loans is 25% per annum.

In addition, the central bank will require lenders to waive prepayment fees for debt consolidation.

“Debt consolidation will encourage competitive mechanisms in the market and benefit borrowers, especially in terms of lowering interest rates. Therefore, it will further help borrowers to ease the debt burden,” he said. she declared.

The central bank relaxed, adjusted and implemented additional debt relief measures for both existing debt restructuring and new loan offerings.

These will help borrowers, especially individuals and small and medium-sized businesses, to reduce their debt.

In view of the protracted epidemic, the central bank has focused on restructuring long-term debt rather than a moratorium on short-term debt.

Borrowers participating in the debt relief measures represented 5.12 million accounts, representing a total outstanding loan of 3.35 trillion baht.


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Sabers Capital Review – Debt Consolidation Guide https://scapa-lv.org/sabers-capital-review-debt-consolidation-guide/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:14:42 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/sabers-capital-review-debt-consolidation-guide/ Capital of the Sabers understands that life comes, and sometimes debt is inevitable. You can avoid high daily compound interest and save money for your future and your family with a Sabers Capital debt consolidation loan for your unsecured debt. Based on Sabers Capital customer reviewsThis simple step allows you to take control of your […]]]>


Capital of the Sabers understands that life comes, and sometimes debt is inevitable. You can avoid high daily compound interest and save money for your future and your family with a Sabers Capital debt consolidation loan for your unsecured debt.

Based on Sabers Capital customer reviewsThis simple step allows you to take control of your finances and save thousands of dollars over your loan. It’s money that goes in your pockets – not your lenders or credit card companies.

If you are juggling multiple loans and interest rates, debt consolidation can help you reorganize your debts into one payment. Read on to learn more about debt consolidation and how it works.

Simply put, debt is money or payments that you owe someone. Thus, repaying several loans or debts at the same time can become complicated and difficult. This is where debt consolidation comes in; it helps you consolidate all your existing debts into one payment.

In other words, debt consolidation can be defined as the consolidation of multiple loans or high interest debts into one payment, usually with a low interest rate. Debt consolidation allows you to reorganize and reduce your total debt to pay it off faster. So, if you are looking for a way to control your financial situation, try consolidating your debt to lower the overall interest rate and make payments more manageable.

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As stated earlier, debt consolidation is the process of consolidating multiple loans into a single new liability that needs to be paid off. The new debt reduces the monthly payment and lowers the interest rates to a more affordable amount. Below are the steps to take if you are considering consolidating your debt:

1. Summarize your debt

The first step is to list all the loans or payments you owe. This will help you determine the total amount of money you have borrowed.

2. Do the math to calculate the average interest

From every credit card you have to every loan you’re trapped under, you will most likely have a variable balance (interest rate). Therefore, find an online calculator to calculate your average loan and credit card interest rate. The new average interest rate will give your lender a specific number to beat.

3. Determine an affordable monthly payment rate

Now is the time to study your monthly budget. This needs to be done to know exactly how much you are spending on your basic needs such as food, transportation, utilities, and shelter. Also, after paying all the bills, is there any money left that can be used to pay off the debts? This step is necessary because your debt consolidation payment should match your monthly budget.

4. Weigh your debt consolidation options

While each debt consolidation method is designed for a unique situation, when it comes to deciding on a debt consolidation plan for you, check your requirements, eligibility, and find the option that is best for you. . However, each consolidation has its interest charges, monthly charges, or taxes. Some methods of debt consolidation are as follows:

Fixed rate debt consolidation loan

Get a new loan and use the money to pay off the debts. Once the debts are settled, you can easily repay the loan in installments.

Balance transfer credit card with 0% interest

You can transfer your entire balance to a single credit card and use it to pay off the total balance during the promotional period. However, you need a high credit score to qualify.

Home equity loan

If you are a homeowner, you can take out a debt consolidation loan against the equity in your property. This is a fixed interest rate loan corresponding to the lump sum amount you owe.

Ultimately, the best option for your debt situation depends on three things: your income to debt ratio, your profile, and your credit card score. Therefore, always weigh all of your options before deciding which approach to take.

Suppose, for example, that you have two credit cards, each with debt of $ 2,000 and $ 4,000 each, and a student loan with debt of $ 5,000. These three debts will have a different due date, repayment amount, and interest rate, making it extremely difficult to keep track of all of them.

Therefore, to simplify your situation, you should try to consolidate your debt. Keep in mind that this will not reduce your total loan amount, but will make it manageable and payable. If you are still not sure whether to go for debt consolidation, use online calculators to find out your consolidated debt amount.

The calculator will ask you for information such as loans, interest rates, and your monthly payment. All you have to do is enter the required amount of more than two loans into the calculator and let the algorithm do the rest.

Debt consolidation will only help you pay off your loans or interest in a more organized and affordable way. Consolidating your debt has nothing to do with controlling your overspending habits. It will not help if you are already overwhelmed with debt and are not interested in paying off the loans even with a lower interest rate.

Debt consolidation is not worth it if your debt amount is low. For example, consolidating your finances will only save you a negligible amount of money on a loan that you can pay off quickly in six to seven months. Plus, if your total debt is more than half of your monthly income, there’s a good chance debt consolidation will make your problems worse.

Debt consolidation works best in situations where you have more than one credit card debt to pay. For example, you have three credit cards with interest rates ranging from 17.99% to 25.99%. In order to make sure that your credit is good, you should always make the payments on time. In such a case, getting a debt consolidation loan can drastically reduce your overall interest rate to 6.99%. The requirements of a successful debt consolidation strategy are as follows:

  • Your credit card should be good enough to qualify for a low interest or zero interest debt consolidation loan.
  • Monthly debt payments should not exceed 50% of your gross monthly income (including utility bills, mortgage, or rent).
  • Your cash should cover the payment of your debts.
  • Go for a debt consolidation plan that you can pay off in five years.

If you want to be more organized around your finances and move away from credit card addiction, debt consolidation is the way to go. This will simplify your monthly payments and increase your credit score at the same time. Consult a financial advisor if you need to and make the decision that’s best for you.


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Debt Consolidation vs. Debt Settlement – What Are The Main Differences? https://scapa-lv.org/debt-consolidation-vs-debt-settlement-what-are-the-main-differences/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:39:02 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/debt-consolidation-vs-debt-settlement-what-are-the-main-differences/ There are many reasons why people go into debt. These could be necessary expenses such as hospital visits, repairing a car in the event of an unexpected breakdown, or home repairs that need to be done. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to fall behind if you don’t have the money. Debt consolidation and debt settlement […]]]>

There are many reasons why people go into debt. These could be necessary expenses such as hospital visits, repairing a car in the event of an unexpected breakdown, or home repairs that need to be done. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to fall behind if you don’t have the money. Debt consolidation and debt settlement are among the most popular ways for people in debt to cope. Before deciding what to do next, you should know the difference between the two options.

1. Interest rates on credit cards

The main difference between debt consolidation and debt settlement is their impact on your credit cards. Debt consolidation means you take out a new loan with which you pay off your existing credit card balances, usually at zero percent or low interest rates.

This leaves you with one payment per month and allows you to pay off the debt faster. People generally find deadlines important when they think about ways to reduce credit card debt because they want to pay off all their debts within a certain period. Most financial institutions will allow you to consolidate your credit card debt without negatively affecting your credit rating.

When you go for debt settlement, you contact your creditors and negotiate a balance or a lower interest rate. This often results in many different payments, which takes longer to pay off the full amount of debt. While it doesn’t affect your credit score, it could prove to be more costly in the long run as you may have to pay more money in fees.

2. Availability of funds

Another difference between debt consolidation and debt settlement is whether your credit cards are available after you have paid off your debts, which depends on how they are settled.

With debt settlement, you are not allowed to use your cards while negotiating new terms with the creditor. This means that you will have to save for the most part like groceries, rent, bills and transportation until your debt situation is resolved. There are ways to avoid this, like setting up a separate bank account for your bills and essentials.

With debt consolidation, after you have paid off all of your credit card debt using a new loan, you are free to use your cards again. Keep in mind that rebuilding your credit can take some time, so be sure to use the accounts responsibly.

3. Legal implications

Debt settlement is not legal in all US states, which means that when you use this process to pay off your debt, there could be negative consequences if the creditor decides to sue you for an unpaid debt. .

You should always consult with a lawyer or financial professional before deciding to settle debts with a creditor. Debt settlement is legal in most states, although some have rules against the process, so it is important for research carefully this option before using it. There are also no written rules on how debtors should deal with a debt settlement provider.

With debt consolidation, there are legal limits and written rules on how the process should take place. This reduces the risk of problems between you and your credit card company, such as lawsuits or demands for repayment after you’ve paid off your debts in full.

4. Tax implications

Consolidation and debt settlement affect taxes in different ways. Debt settlement does not have a tax impact while debt consolidation can have a negative impact on your taxes.

If you use a loan to pay off your existing debt, any interest you pay on the new loan will be considered taxable income by the IRS. You can deduct these interest payments if you itemize your deductions. If you decide to use tax relief services to help you with your debt consolidation loan, the IRS may treat that as income and charge you taxes on it. You should always consult a professional before deciding how to handle debt that negatively affects your ability to pay taxes.

5. Credit score

When you use debt settlement to pay off your debts, negative information may stay on your credit report for up to 7 years. This can make it more difficult for you to get loans and other lines of credit in the future.

With debt consolidation, you take out a new loan to pay off your old ones. This loan may appear on your credit report as another account you have with the lender. It can help improve your credit score because it shows lenders that you are paying your bills responsibly.

6. Foreclosure

One of the benefits of debt consolidation is that you can keep your home if it gets foreclosed. This can be beneficial if you want to stay in the house or sell it quickly, but it means there may be additional interest on top of what you already owe.

If you choose to use debt settlement, your creditor will expect the amount of money you owe to be paid in full, which means you’ll likely lose your home if you can’t afford it. . However, this process is not always permanent and many people are able to negotiate with the creditor to keep their home through debt settlement afterwards.

7. Credit counseling

Some creditors require credit counseling before letting you get into debt repayment plans using debt settlement. Counseling will help you understand your current financial situation and what you can do to improve it, which can make it easier to pay off your debts in the future.

Debt consolidation does not always include advice, but some creditors require it before approving debt consolidation loans. This helps you work with a proactive lender who knows your financial situation, which can make it easier for them to help you pay off your debts.

Although debt consolidation and debt settlement both offer a way out of debt, there are significant differences between them. Before deciding on the right approach for you, it is best to consider your financial situation and discuss these matters with an expert such as a lawyer or an accountant to find the best way to manage your debts. Things can get a little overwhelming right now, so write down a list of questions you want to ask before choosing between debt settlement or consolidation so that you know what you are getting into if you are considering going through it. one of these options.


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