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

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LoanAvg. 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%

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.

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

Here we'll cover the average loan interest rates for car, home, student, small business, and personal loans. Click to learn more about how...

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Loan Articles

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Debt Validation Letter: What It Is and When You Need It

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Should You Save Money in Your Emergency Fund or Pay Off Debt First?

Deciding whether to put your money into an emergency fund or pay off your debt first can be complicated. There are times when it makes... Read More

Does Checking Your Credit Score Hurt Your Credit?

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How Missed and Late Payments Affect Your Credit Score

If you miss a bill or credit card payment, your credit score will be affected. However, there is hope for recovery. Find out how to fix... Read More

5 Steps to Building Your Credit from Scratch

If you're just starting to build your credit, we've compiled five expert-backed ways to establish a good credit score from scratch. Read to... Read More

How to Check Your Credit Score

Checking your credit score is simple as many websites offer services to monitor your credit health. It's important to check your credit... Read More

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