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SoFi Personal Loans Review

Founded in 2011 by four Stanford Graduate School of Business students, SoFi was originally geared toward people seeking affordable funding for their education. Originally, SoFi (short for Social Finance Inc.) connected students with alumni, recent graduates, and institutional investors. Borrowers benefited from lower interest rates than those offered by the federal government while investors collected returns. By focusing on low-risk students and graduates, the company was able to reduce loan defaults.

Prosper Personal Loans Review

Founded in 2006, Prosper is a San Francisco-based company that offers unsecured personal loans in a peer-to-peer lending format. The company is not a bank and does not use its own funds. Instead, it matches borrowers with investors. The company underwrites the loans, and then it charges a fee for loan-matching.

Taking Out a Personal Loan for Dental Work

Almost everyone hates going to the dentist. We squirm at the thought of the pain, the needles, the drill, and the cost. At some point, we all end up there for a regular cleaning, to get a cavity filled, or for crowns.

How Interest Rates Fluctuate for Personal Loans

Taking out a personal loan based on an advertised interest rate does not mean that you automatically receive the advertised rate. So how can a lender advertise a certain rate for personal loans, but not give you that rate?

Comerica Bank Personal Loans Review

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Comerica is one of the largest banks operating in the U.S. It was founded in 1849 and is one of a handful of banks to make it through the Great Depression. Comerica continues to grow, acquiring banks across the country. Most recently, it purchased Sterling Bank.

Suntrust Online Banking Review

Originally established as the Commercial Travelers’ Savings Bank (later the Trust Company of Georgia) in 1891, SunTrust bank has grown through mergers and acquisitions to become a regional banking powerhouse. The bank continues to be headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with the 60-story SunTrust Plaza skyscraper as its headquarters. Since the early 1900s, the Atlanta-based bank has had a notable relationship with the Coca-Cola company, an iconic brand synonymous with the Empire City of the South.

Personal Line of Credit -- What is it?

These days, there are many ways to borrow money. You could take out an unsecured or signature loan and pay it off in one lump sum or in installments. There are also different types of collateral loans which allow you to borrow money against an asset that you own, such as your vehicle. However, not all of these financial products are as easy to use as a personal line of credit.

Meeting Basic Loan Requirements

It can be hard to get a loan from a bank, but it’s near impossible if you don’t meet their basic requirements. Most financial institutions use an automated process to weed out risky applicants as early into the process as possible. One red flag is if the applicant is not employed. Banks will sometimes deny such applicants outright.

Chase Bank Personal Loan Review

In 1955, a merger between Chase National Bank and The Manhattan Company created the Chase Manhattan Bank. Back in 2000, Chase merged with J.P. Morgan & Co, forming JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., which does business as Chase Bank. Now, Chase is a multinational banking giant and one of America’s ‘Big Four’ banks. It ranks fourth in Forbes’ Global 2000 list and third on Forbes’ list of America's Top Public Companies.

How to Boost Your Credit Score in 2017

If you are considering getting a loan or a new line of credit, but have a low credit score, you might be able to improve it. In this article are some of the latest tips to boost your credit score in 2017.

Loan Request Letter

In an ideal world, everyone would have ‘rainy day’ money set aside. These funds would only be used in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as an accident, illness, emergency home repairs or unexpected car repairs. The average American has little savings and tends to rely on credit cards to cover their ‘rainy days’.

What is Marcus by Goldman Sachs?

In its 2016 State of Credit report, the credit bureau Experian revealed that the average American has two credit cards and carries $5,551 in credit card debt, up from $4,404 in their 2015 report. WalletHub estimates that in 2016, the average household carried $8,377 in credit card debt, up from $7,893 in 2015. At the moment, the total credit card debt in the US is almost $1 trillion, the largest it has been since late 2008.

Loans for Struggling Families

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, many Americans lost their jobs, and some lost their homes. Since then, the United States has been on a steady path to recovery. Even though the unemployment rate is the lowest since 2007 and many families are back on their feet financially, millions still struggle to make ends meet.

What is FinTech and Can Technology Help You Get a Loan?

Look around you nowadays, and you’ll see most people doing something on their mobile devices. Everyone is texting, reading articles, listening to music, playing games, checking in on social media or doing any number of other tasks.

How the ‘Choice Act’ Could Affect You

Between 2007 and 2010, the United States experienced one of the worst financial situations since the Great Depression of the 1920’s. In response to the crisis, President Obama enacted legislation in an attempt to overhaul the American financial system and prevent future collapses.

‘Hidden’ Fees for Low-Interest Loans

Traditionally, taking out a loan involves a stack of paperwork. When faced with a mound of papers filled with financial jargon, how many of us read all the details and the fine print? How many of us make sure we understand the financial terms used in the loan agreement and the fees we are charged?

Personal Loans in Tucson, AZ

Nicknamed "The Old Pueblo," Tucson, Arizona is a desert jewel. With just over half a million residents, it is the second largest city in the state, behind only Phoenix. Home to the University of Arizona, the city also plays host to a number of popular festivals each year including the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the Tucson Folk Festival, and the Tucson Rodeo (Fiesta de los Vaqueros).

What You Should Know Before Using a Student Loan

In America, getting a college education has traditionally been an avenue for finding a good, steady job. Yet the high cost of college tuition forces many students to use student loans. As a result, Americans currently carry more than $1.3 trillion in student debt.

Why is Everyone Getting Worse with Money?

We look at some troubling statistics about American finances and show you ways to deal with financial setbacks.

Credit Cards and the Fed Interest Hike

We look at what the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise short-term interest rates will mean for credit card interest charges.

Capital One Personal Loans Review

Since breaking off from Signet Financial Corp back in 1994, Capital One has grown into one of the largest banking companies in the U.S. Known mostly for its long line of credit cards; the company also provides a variety of other financial products, including a personal loan option. Information about this offering can be hard to find, so we wanted to provide a closer look as a resource for those who may be interested in this type of funding.

Debt Consolidation Loans

We go in-depth on how our free service can be used to try to find a loan that you can use to consolidate your debt. There are some important things to consider as you go about this process, so please read on to find out what you need to know about debt consolidation loans.

Should I Use Private Personal Loans or a Bank?

Taking out a loan for business or personal expenses is sometimes a necessity. Two of the main sources for these types of loans are banks and private lenders. In this article we compare banks and private lenders and look at some of the pros and cons of each.

What is a Personal Starter Loan?

Financial companies use the term “personal starter loan” to describe a variety of different financial products. So, depending on the company you choose, your loan could be for as little as $500 or all the way up to $25,000. One thing unites all these different types of loans: They are generally for expenses involved with starting your life after you’ve finished school. And they usually have lower-than-average interest rates.

Online Pension Loan for Bad Credit

There are many reasons to take out a loan, but when you’re on a pension, borrowing money isn’t always easy. You might even think it’s impossible, but that’s just not true. There are funding options available for those who are living off a retirement account. You can still borrow money. We can help you figure out how.