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.

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What types of loans are available?

We take a look at some of most common reasons people take out loans and what you can expect for each type of loan.

Avg. Interest Rate
30-yr Mortgage4.0-4.5%
Auto loan3.6-15.2%
Student loan3.7-6.3%
Personal loan10.3-32.0%
Small business loan2.2-66.5%

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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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Average Loan Interest Rates: Car, Home, Student, Small Business, and Personal Loans

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Loan Articles

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How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Best Unsecured Personal Loans for Fair Credit

If you’re looking for a unsecured personal loan with fair credit, you’ll want to consult a variety of lenders to get the best rates and... Read More

How to Transfer Business Ownership: What You Need to Know

There are numerous ways you can transfer ownership of a business, including selling the company or adding a new partner. Read more about... Read More

What is Collateral Coverage Ratio? How Do You Calculate It?

Collateral coverage ratio compares the value of collateral to the loan it is meant to secure. Read more about what this ratio tells you and... Read More

How to Find Commercial Property Value

Figuring out a commercial property value is part art and part science. Here are different methods for valuing commercial real estate. Read More