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  • Student debt on the rise in 2016

    The 2016 average student debt total is $37,173, a bump of 6.05% over 2015 and the largest it’s ever been.

    2 min read May 05, 2016
  • Where you live impacts personal loans

    State banking and securities authorities have a lot of say over whether peer-to-peer lenders and P2P investors can operate in their states.

    2 min read Mar 30, 2016
  • Fundation expands small business lending

    The loan features include fixed-rate installments, with payments that are structured like a fixed-rate mortgage. Like personal loans, small business loans through the company require no specific colla [...]

    1 min read Mar 04, 2016
  • Skip the cash advance; get a personal loan

    A cash advance on your credit card can get you convenient access to funds, but you’ll pay a higher interest rate than you would when purchasing something with your credit card.

    2 min read Feb 26, 2016
  • Quicken gets into personal loans

    On Feb. 2, the parent company of Quicken, Rock Holdings Inc., announced the launch of RocketLoans, an online service offering personal loans of up to $35,000. That includes loans for things like home improvements, [...]

    1 min read Feb 17, 2016
  • Does debt consolidation hurt credit?

    You’ll need a financial plan in place, otherwise debt consolidation may be bad for your credit score in the long run. Here’s what you need to know.

    6 min read Jan 23, 2020
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  • The origination costs of personal loans

    Loan origination isn’t free, even when there are no upfront fees. When you take out a personal loan you’re paying the expense involved with loan origination.

    1 min read Feb 04, 2016
  • What can a personal loan do for you?

    Debt consolidation, home improvements and major purchases are the top reasons people choose personal loans. Others include financing a vacation, paying your taxes or paying for medical expenses.

    1 min read Jan 29, 2016

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