Jackie Veling covers personal loans for NerdWallet. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, MarketWatch, MSN, Nasdaq.com and Yahoo Finance. Prior to that, she ran a freelance writing and editing business, where she partnered with a wide range of clients, including U.S. Bank and Under Armour. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
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Wells Fargo Personal Loans: 2023 Review
Wells Fargo offers unsecured personal loans with minimal fees and flexible features to existing customers with good credit.
Acima Leasing: 2022 Review
Acima is a point-of-sale option for lease-to-own purchases. Borrowers can minimize high financing costs by paying off the lease early.
Citibank Personal Loans: 2023 Review
Citibank offers a rate discount and helps you avoid certain fees, but it lacks features that some lenders offer.
Discover Personal Loans: 2023 Review
Discover personal loans can be a smart way for borrowers with good and excellent credit to consolidate or refinance debt.
First Tech Federal Credit Union Personal Loans: 2023 Review
First Tech personal loans offer flexible features and reasonable rates for credit union members.
Klarna Buy Now, Pay Later: 2023 Review
Klarna’s pay-in-four plan lets you divide your purchase cost into four interest-free installments instead of paying all at once.
Navy Federal Personal Loans: 2023 Review
Navy Federal offers its members a convenient loan product that can be easily customized to meet their borrowing needs.
PNC Bank Personal Loans: 2023 Review
PNC’s unsecured personal loans are available to fair- and good-credit borrowers, but loan offerings vary by ZIP code.
U.S. Bank Personal Loans: 2023 Review
U.S. Bank’s personal loans are available to borrowers in 26 states, and you can pre-qualify.
U.S. Bank Simple Loan: 2023 Review
U.S. Bank’s short-term personal loan, called Simple Loan, charges $6 for every $100 borrowed, up to $1,000.
USAA Personal Loans: 2023 Review
USAA personal loans are available to active and retired military members and their families and can be funded in one business day.
Marcus by Goldman Sachs Personal Loans: 2023 Review
Marcus personal loans stand out with consumer-friendly features like direct payment to creditors, a rate discount for autopay and a payment deferral option.
Affirm Buy Now, Pay Later: 2023 Review
Affirm offers a pay-in-four plan to shoppers with no interest and zero fees. Monthly payment plans may charge up to 30% APR.