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Personal lenders' quirky scoring

Peer-to-peer lenders have their own criteria for loans. See what that means for borrowers. Read more

Secured vs. unsecured loans

Here are fundamental differences between secured and unsecured personal loans. Read more

Get loan with a low credit score

You still can snag a personal loan when your credit score stinks. Here's how. Read more

Personal loans in high demand

Low rates and a strong job market help drive demand for these loans. Read more

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Comparing loans won't hurt credit

Here's when shopping for a personal loan affects your credit, and when it won't. Read more

Personal loan for a horse? Easy now

Tighten the reins before you race to get a personal loan for a horse. There are pitfalls. Read more

Getting a personal loan is easy

You don't need perfect credit to get a personal loan. Here's what you need to know.  Read more

Personal loan partnership emerges

A bank and a marketplace lender are teaming up. This could mean greater access to loans. Read more

Find the right personal loan

There are some big differences among personal loan lenders. Find one that's suited to you. Read more

Personal loan can be your Plan B

If you're turned down for other financing, a personal loan can be your fallback. Read more

Personal loan rates fall

Now may be the right time to take out a loan for debt consolidation or home improvements. Read more

Where personal loan debt soars

Borrowers in these 10 states have the most personal loan debt, on average. Read more

5 C's to obtain a personal loan

If you're assessing your chances of getting a loan approved, consider these factors. Read more

Mortgages without the human touch

If it's an online experience you prefer, maybe the personal loans marketplace is for you. Read more

Personal loan to consolidate debt

If you want to consolidate credit card debt, a personal loan may be a good option. Read more

10 personal loan tips for 2016

If you shop for a personal loan in 2016, follow these tips for the best deal. Read more

How to get a personal loan

Personal loans are no longer just for people with bad credit. See why demand is up. Read more

Using personal lines of credit

Personal lines of credit can be a source of quick funds, but they have a few drawbacks. Read more

4 foolish credit moves

After you've scored a loan, don't make these credit mistakes. They will cost you money. Read more

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Don't be seduced by this debt consolidation plan

Personal Loans »Dear Debt Adviser, I have about $50,000 of debt on credit cards. My credit rating is still high. I am thinking about a debt consolidation loan. Will that adversely affect my credit rating? -- DT

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