Loans are a vital part of your financial life, whether you're buying a home or car, paying for college or growing a small business.

Our reviews and guides can help you with each stage of the loan application and repayment process, whether you're applying for a mortgage, personal loan or small business loan.

Loans 101

Before you apply for a loan, our guides can help explain what loans are, how they work and what you can expect throughout the application and repayment process.

Getting a Loan

Our guides will walk you through the process of applying for a loan, signing the loan agreement and repaying the loan.

Types of Loans

Loans can be used for almost anything from purchasing a house or car, to paying for school or expanding a business. Our guides explain the most common types of loans.

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What is a Personal Line of Credit?

Looking for a flexible personal line of credit to cover your spending needs? Read our analysis of how to get a personal line of credit. Read More

How to Get Personal Loans as a Non-U.S. Citizen, Immigrant

Non-U.S. citizens will have more difficulty getting a personal loan. Read more about how to prepare for the application process and which... Read More

Getting a Personal Loan with a Cosigner: What You Need to Know

Thinking about applying for a personal loan with a cosigner? Read our guide on when it makes sense to use one, what to look for in a... Read More

What Is a Balloon Payment and How Does It Work?

A balloon payment is a lump sum paid at the end of a loan's term that is significantly larger than all the payments made before it. Read More