Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:02 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Prosper’s rate hike will impact personal loan borrowers with damaged credit scores.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:34 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Convenience is nice, but it’s not the No. 1 reason why borrowers should consider a personal loan.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 4:17 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The federal government has just issued long-awaited recommendations for how to protect both borrowers of and investors in personal loans. Here are 4.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 1:30 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Fintech lenders may be thought of as catering to customers with damaged credit, but new data suggests they’ve become powerhouse lenders to consumers with fair to good credit scores.

Monday, April 04, 2016 11:12 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now taking complaints about online personal loans. Here’s what consumers have had to say.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The most popular reasons to take out a personal loan are for paying off credit cards and refinancing existing loans.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 7:05 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Avant, an online lending platform, is becoming a major player in online lending. It recently passed $3 billion in personal loans originated.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:39 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The use of personal loans is on the rise in the U.S., with about 24 million Americans likely to take out a personal loan in the next 12 months.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:01 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Credit card debt is becoming a staple of the American household, as more people look to plastic as a personal loan. An estimated 60% of Americans have credit card debt.

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