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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Pre-qualification gives you a preview of the potential terms of your personal loan. Learn how to pre-qualify.
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Debt consolidation loans help borrowers combine multiple high-interest debts into a single payment. Compare our picks for the best debt consolidation loans for all credit scores.
Best Bank Loans 2023: Compare Personal Loans From Banks
Bank loans can have low rates and high borrowing amounts for existing customers with good credit scores, including those with a score of 690 and above.
Vacation Loans: Finance Your Travel in 2023
Vacation loans are one way to cover travel expenses. Compare loans plus other financing options.
Personal Loans for Moving and Relocation in 2023
Moving loans can help cover expenses if you can’t pay for relocation with savings. Compare alternatives before applying.
Best Wedding Loans of 2023
A wedding loan is one way to finance your big day. Loan amounts can be as high as $50,000, but shop around to find the least expensive option.
Personal Business Loans: What You Need to Know
A personal loan for business may be an option when other forms of business financing don't work. Learn where to find a personal loan and the pros and cons.
Best Personal Loans for Veterans, Plus Other Financial Help
Veterans can use a personal loan to cover a large unexpected expense or to consolidate debt. Other financial resources may be available to eligible veterans.
How to Apply for a Personal Loan
Applying for a loan starts with checking your credit and pre-qualifying to compare personal loan offers.
What Is an Unsecured Personal Loan?
An unsecured personal loan lets you borrow money without having to pledge items you own as collateral.
How to Get a Debt Consolidation Loan in 5 Steps
The steps to get a debt consolidation loan include checking your credit, comparing options and applying for a loan.
How to Get a Debt Consolidation Loan With Bad Credit
Getting a debt consolidation loan with bad credit may require building your credit or adding a co-signer.
What Is a Personal Loan Origination Fee?
Origination fees add to a personal loan's costs, but may be worth paying if the APR is lowest among other options.