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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
Feb 13, 2024
Skyla Credit Union, which recently merged with Parsons FCU, serves drivers looking for new, used or refinance auto loans with low rates.Feb 13, 2024
Compare a few credit-builder loan options to secure the right one for you.3 min read Feb 08, 2024
Credit Direct is a personal loan marketplace that lends both directly and through its trusted partner network to borrowers looking for loans.Feb 07, 2024
While a bad credit auto loan is technically no different from a normal loan, you can expect higher interest rates. Bankrate has reviewed and compared the best rates for bad credit auto loans.Feb 05, 2024
Vroom has discontinued selling and financing used vehicles, making Vroom auto loans unavailable. However, there are other online alternatives worth exploring to purchase and finance a used car.2 min read Feb 05, 2024
Skyla and PenFed offer similar auto financing products — which is best for you?2 min read Feb 05, 2024
Shift declared bankruptcy in October, so check out its competitors instead.1 min read Feb 05, 2024