Personal Loans

09
Jan
Best Egg vs. LendingClub: Personal Loan Comparison

The idea behind Best Egg is that it’s a form of peer-to-peer lending where the company provides funding to individuals using money from large investors. The investors purchase whole loans in order to invest with Best Egg. So, loans from Best Egg are typically funded by investment managers, banks, and other financial institutions looking to […]

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18
Dec
Pioneer Credit Personal Loans Review

Pioneer Credit is now known as Mariner Finance. Check out our Mariner Finance personal loans review to learn more. The Pioneer Credit Company has been in business since 1974. The company started with a single office in Cleveland, Tennessee, and now has 75 offices in various states across the country. It is also an affiliate of […]

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14
Dec
Can Personal Loans Actually Improve Your Credit Score?

Have you been making payments on your credit card debt to try to improve your credit score only to see it stalled? Maybe it’s time to try something radical – like taking on some more debt. What? That’s right, you may need more debt. It may sound ridiculous, at the very least it’s counterintuitive, but […]

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13
Dec
Stakd, an Alternative to Traditional Personal Loans

Note: Stackd is no longer in operation. To see some other options that may work for you check out our Best Personal Loans page. In its simplest form, a personal loan is a friend asking to borrow some money, you agree, shake hands and… what? Will your friend remember to repay you? If so, when? […]

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08
Nov
Payday Loan Borrowers Largely Positive About the Product

Few financial products draw as much criticism as payday loans do.  Primarily because of high interest rates that hover around 400 percent, payday loans are often characterized as predatory, even criminal. This lending product is commonly targeted at low-income consumers who use payday loans as plugs that will keep the ship afloat temporarily. >> Read More: How do [

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02
Oct
Personal Loans Offered by Community Banks

It’s been a difficult decade for community banks in America. Many didn’t survive the crushing blow leveled by the financial crisis in 2008. Many others were bought up and absorbed into larger, regional banks. Those that survived are stronger for it and more dedicated than ever to serving the local people and businesses of their […]

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30
Sep
SoFi’s Personal Loan Business is Growing

The recent milestone achieved by SoFi leaves no doubt that fintech is on the rise and is transforming the lending industry in front of our eyes. With its announcement that its members have cumulatively paid off more than $5 billion in credit card debt through the use of its personal loans, SoFi is quickly becoming […]

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29
Sep
LendingTree’s Personal Loan Business Strong in Second Quarter

In July 2017, LendingTree reported a whopping revenue increase of 62 percent in its second quarter results. Known for its mortgage commercials – “when banks compete, you win!” – LendingTree’s increase is not limited to its mortgage products which were up 28 percent. Its biggest revenue increase came from its non-mortgage loan products, including persona

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29
Sep
How to Avoid Personal Loan Scams

The personal loan market has been growing at a double-digit rate over the last several years. At the end of 2016, more than 15 million consumers were carrying personal loan balances totaling $102 billion. A market that large is bound to attract a large number of scammers, especially with the growing number of people using the Internet […]

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18
Sep
Can You Finance a Scooter or Moped?

The heyday for scooters and mopeds in the United States was in the early part of the decade when gas prices skyrocketed past four dollars per gallon, but even with lower gas prices, Americans have held on to their love for them as a commuting alternative or for just zipping around town while being environmentally […]

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