Advertiser Disclosure

The offers that appear on are from companies from which receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where (including the order in which) offers are presented to consumers. does not make loan offers but instead pairs potential borrowers with lenders and lending partners. We are not a lender, do not make credit decisions, broker loans, or make short-term cash loans. We also do not charge fees to potential borrowers for our services and do not represent or endorse any particular participating lender or lending partner, service, or product. Submitting a request allows us to refer you to third-party lenders and lending partners and does not constitute approval for a loan. What you may be presented is not inclusive of all lenders/loan products and not all lenders will be able to make you an offer for a loan.

What is a Fresh Start Loan?

Published at October 17, 2016 by Ana-Maria Sanders

Find out what a fresh start loan is all about and get the information you need to decide if it’s the right financial choice for your situation.

A fresh start loan is a financial product used to pay off debt and rebuild one’s credit rating. It can be utilized after a series of financial setbacks has made it difficult for the borrower to obtain traditional funding. The requirements for obtaining this type of funding will vary by lender, but you should expect to see conditions such as being 18-years-old, having an open bank account, and being a U.S. citizen.

I’d like to borrow: $

Drag the slider below to the amount you’d like to borrow

How Can I Obtain Personal Loan Funding?

If you are looking for a personal loan for bad credit to help you make a fresh start with your financial management, LoanStart can try to help you find up to $35,000. We only work with lenders with 35.99-percent maximum APR, which can be much lower than other types of emergency loans for those with bad credit.

You can start the loan request process right now from your computer. Our brief questionnaire will help us try to direct you to a personal loan lender. We only work with reputable providers, and you can rest assured that your information will be safe throughout the loan-pairing experience.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Or if you’re ready to request your fresh start loan today, you can start right here.

A Couple Points About APR

Obtaining a loan of any type can be a stressful experience. That’s why we suggest going with an APR rate that you’ll be able to handle.

Some providers will stick you with an interest rate that may not make sense for your financial situation. If the APR rate is too high, it can be nearly impossible to pay off the loan since you may end up only paying off some of the interest each month. You should try never to let what you owe to the lender get out of hand.

If you are borrowing over $5,000, then we recommend trying to find a loan with an APR at no more than 35-percent. Any more than that and you risk falling into a cycle of debt where the loan grows at a faster rate than you can pay it off.

How a Fresh Start Loan Can Change Your Life

Right now you may not be able to qualify for a traditional bank loan. You may think something like that will never be an option again. But the amazing thing about credit is that you can repair it with time and better spending habits.

If you are qualified for a personal loan, then you may be given the money you need to pay off your debts. How you pay off this new debt may determine your credit rating in the future.

By paying your personal loan back, you may be able to improve your credit rating. If you want that to happen, there are a few best practices that you should follow as you repay the loan:

  • Make every payment on time. Even one missed payment can lower your rating.
  • Work with a loan provider that reports your loan payments to the credit bureaus. If the lender doesn’t report your payments, then there’s no way that the credit bureaus can find out about your healthy habits.
  • Keep an eye on your credit report to make sure that no false information gets added to it. Even the top financial companies can mess up, but it’s often up to you to make sure those errors get taken off your credit history.

If you pay back the loan on time and your credit rating stays on the rise, you may be able to qualify for a better loan the next time around.

Final Thoughts

A couple of bad money choices won’t destroy your credit for the rest of your life. As long as you start making smart decisions from here on out, you should be able to get your credit score back into the Good to Excellent range.

We want to help you succeed. Our online service can help you try to find a provider with the resources to offer you a loan. Whether you need $1,000 or up to $35,000, we’re ready to try to pair you with a lender today. After you fill out our form, you’ll know within seconds if we were able to find you a provider.

A fresh start loan is exactly what it sounds like; it’s your chance to undo any mistakes you’ve made with money in the past. It’s not a big button that resets your debt. Instead, it’s a tool to help you climb out of debt. With enough focus and determination, you should be able to balance your pocketbook and get your credit rating up to a respectable number. If you're ready to begin, head over to our online loan request widget right here.

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.

You may be interested in these blogs, too: