Personal Loans Blog

Find out all the news on personal loans. Reporters and analysts also will provide commentary and tips on the pros and cons of personal loans, how to manage these loans as debt and how to apply for them. See the latest Personal Loans Blog posts below.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 5:00 am
By Sarah Berger · Bankrate.com

Some schools are fumbling more than others when it comes to student loan debt.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 3:39 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Lenders appear to have varying policies when it comes to repeat customers, but pretty similar ones when it comes to credit checks.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:16 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Like with other financial products, personal loan borrower agreements contain language requiring you to waive your right to settle a dispute in court before a jury.

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Monday, July 25, 2016 6:14 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

By 2021, families with income up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state 4-year public colleges and universities under Clinton’s plan.

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Monday, July 18, 2016 6:05 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been hard to pin down on student loans.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:24 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

A lender might not check your inflated income claim on a personal loan application, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to say you earn more than you do. That’s fraud, and it can have real consequences.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:17 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

About 60% of consumers who have taken out a personal loan self-identify as being in good or excellent financial health, according to a new survey.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 11:40 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

In financial transactions that more closely resemble a hostage-taking, desperate college women in China are reportedly turning over naked pictures as collateral for their loans.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:48 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The embattled personal loan outfit raised interest rates Tuesday for nearly all borrowers in an effort to “boost the attractiveness of the asset to investors,” the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:58 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued new regulations today aimed at ending the recurring cycle of debt from payday loans .

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