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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Best Unsecured Personal Loans for Fair Credit

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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

National Funding Review: Flexible Small Business Funding for Profitable Businesses

National Funding provides flexible short term business loans for entrepreneurs. Read our review to see whether it might be a good lender... Read More

Best Personal Lines of Credit

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Digital Federal Credit Union Personal Loan Review: Competitive Rates for Member-Qualifying Borrowers

Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) offers personal loans with no credit score requirement to qualifying members. Click to read more about... Read More