Learn how to protect your assets if you’re struggling with debt.
3Years of experience
- Auto Loans
- Personal loans
- Personal finance
- Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications, Elon University
About the author
Rebecca Betterton is a writer for Bankrate who has been reporting on auto loans since 2021. Through her writing, Rebecca aims to provide clarity and accessibility to the automotive loans industry as the cost of financing new and used vehicles continues to climb due to steep inflation.
She specializes in assisting readers in navigating the ins and outs of securely borrowing money to purchase a car, but recently widened her scope to cover personal loans and other debt topics. Prior to her time at Bankrate, she was a social media reporter and copywriter.
When Rebecca isn’t researching recent trends in personal finance, she is an avid runner and a lover of interior design.
Rebecca beyond Bankrate
Rebecca wants you to know
Rebecca understands the anxiety that comes with heading to a dealership. She is passionate about empowering readers to make informed financial decisions in the showroom through focused advice and guidance. Outside of that, she has spent the last year researching EV financing and trends to make it more accessible for all sorts of drivers.
Rebecca's latest articles
7 min read Sep 28, 2023
When setting out to find the right vehicle, pay attention to all-in cost and how the car can improve your commute.5 min read Sep 25, 2023
Do your due diligence to ensure you still get a competitive rate and term.3 min read Sep 22, 2023
Refinancing your auto loan can get you a lower interest rate or lower car payment.6 min read Sep 18, 2023
Getting the best financing for your new set of wheels requires time and research.4 min read Sep 18, 2023
Recent research has found a record increase in auto loan fraud.3 min read Sep 18, 2023
Negotiating can be intimidating. Follow these steps to haggle with confidence.4 min read Sep 18, 2023
The more effectively you manage your loan, the sooner the vehicle will be yours.4 min read Sep 05, 2023