Find the Best Personal Loan for You

Personal loans can give you the financial boost you need to complete a project, pursue a career goal or make a major purchase.

Our reviews and guides simplify the process of getting a personal loan. Whether you’re looking to consolidate debt, take on a home improvement project or pay for medical expenses, our content can help you find the best personal loan for your needs.

Who Has the Best Personal Loan Rates?

We reviewed over 50 different lenders to find the best personal loans companies and rates for all purposes and all types of borrowers.

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Average Interest Rates by Credit Score

10%
Excellent Credit
13%
Good Credit
17%
Average Credit
28%
Poor Credit

Personal Loans 101

Thinking about getting a personal loan? Our guides will help you understand what a personal loan, how to qualify for one, where to get one and when you should use one.


Best Personal Loans

Our articles will help you find the best personal loans for your needs -- whether that’s to consolidate debt, to find a loan if you have a lower credit score or to get unsecured funds.


Using a Personal Loan

Personal loans can be used for almost any purpose from debt consolidation to medical expenses. However, not all purposes are created equally. Our guides will help you determine when it makes sense to use a personal loan.


Reviews

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Average Personal Loan Interest Rates

For 2019, the average personal loan interest rates were between 10% to 28%. Click to find out more about what affects your interest rate...

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