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Getting Started with Personal Financing

Published at January 1, 2015 by Ana-Maria Sanders

When visiting, you can click the “Get Started” button on the top of any page to get to our loan request form.

In mathematics, a radius is a straight line extending from the center of a sphere or circle. It’s useful for determining the circumference or area. It’s easy to determine where a radius begins. In life, it’s not always so simple to figure out the best starting point for a major undertaking. At LoanStart, we try to make the process of finding a personal loan as simple and effective as possible.

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Getting Started with LoanStart

When visiting, you can click the “Get Started” button on the top of any page to get to our loan request form.

But you might want to use a few of our other resources first. Our Financial Education Center aims to be your go-to place for learning the basics about starting out with a personal financing product.

Our information about personal loans online tells you more about the product we’ll try to pair you with. It’s a place where you can learn about APR, non-payment implications, credit score, and collection and renewal policies.

We also recommend that you view our How It Works page to learn about how to start a loan request through It includes information on our requirements and process.

Be sure to check out our Blog section. We hope that you’ll benefit from our articles that range on a variety of topics in the world of personal finance.

Understanding Our Loan Request Form

When you’re ready, we invite you to use our loan request form to try to find personal financing.

Our form has five different sections, but don’t worry – they’re short. The entire questionnaire should only take you about three to five minutes to complete.

You’ll first be asked to give us some Loan Information, to let us know about the loan you are looking for. This section will ask you about how much money you are hoping to receive, what your credit rating is, and the reason you hope to acquire a loan (e.g., debt consolidation, emergency situation, auto repair, home improvement, medical, etc.).

Then we’ll need to know a little about you. In the Your Information section, we ask for your first and last name, your date of birth, and whether you are active duty military or a dependent of.

Next, in the Contact Information section, we get your complete mailing address, email address, personal phone number, and we ask whether you own your home.

Then, we’ll ask you for your Employment Information. From a series of dropdowns, you’ll select your income source, time employed, and payment intervals. You will then be asked to enter your employer’s name and phone number, as well your monthly income.

Lastly, we ask for some Identity and Bank Information. This includes your Social Security number and what type of bank account you have. We understand that this information is sensitive. That’s why we secure our site with an SSL.

Final Thoughts

You must start somewhere. At LoanStart, we try to make your launching point as easy as possible by providing you with all the tools you need to request a loan.

Ana-Maria Sanders   LoanStart Marketing Manager
Personal Finance
Ana-Maria Sanders has always enjoyed helping people manage their finances. She has fond memories of helping her grandma cut offers out of the newspaper. As the main content writer and marketing manager for LoanStart, Sanders continues to help guide people through the complicated world of personal finances. She especially likes teaching people how to borrow and pay back loans.

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