Shannon Bradley covers auto loans for NerdWallet. While attending college to earn a journalism degree, Shannon completed an internship that led not to the newsroom, but to a bank marketing department. She spent the next 30-plus years as a writer and content manager in the financial services industry, creating educational content that covered a wide range of personal and business financial topics. After being a NerdWallet reader for many years, Shannon welcomed the opportunity to become a NerdWallet writer and help more people with financial decision-making. Shannon is based in Newburgh, Indiana.
- Education: B.S. in Journalism from University of Southern Indiana
- Previous experience: Writer, Content Manager at Old National Bank, Writer, Marketing Director at Heritage Federal Credit Union
The latest from Shannon
RoadLoans Auto Loans: 2023 Review
RoadLoans is the online, direct-lending division of Santander Consumer USA. Auto financing is provided through Chrysler Capital, and vehicles must be purchased within a specific dealer network.
Westlake Financial Auto Loans: 2023 Review
Westlake Financial provides auto loans for new and used vehicles, but borrowers must buy from a network of 50,000-plus designated dealerships.
3 Ways to Save Money When Buying a Car
A small investment of time can result in big savings when buying a car.
Lending Arts Auto Loan Refinance and Lease Buyout Loans: 2023 Review
Lending Arts matches applicants to the best auto refinancing offer from a network of lenders.
Can I Refinance an Auto Loan With Bad Credit?
It’s possible to refinance a car loan when you have bad credit. Here's how to know if it might make sense for you.
Should I Refinance My Car During a Recession?
If you're looking for ways to reduce expenses, refinancing your car during a recession might make sense.
The New Reality: A $700 Monthly Car Payment
Monthly car payments continue to climb, thanks to rising interest rates and record-high car prices.
Chase Auto Loan Review 2023
Chase Auto provides loans for new and used vehicles, but borrowers must buy from one of 12,000-plus dealerships in the Chase network.
iLending Auto Loan Refinancing: 2023 Review
iLending specializes in auto loan refinancing and assigns a dedicated loan consultant to work with each applicant.
Why It Will Be Hard to Replace Cars Destroyed by Hurricane Ian
Based on early estimates, more than 300,000 car owners in the storm's path could need replacement vehicles.
Can You Refinance a Car Loan More Than Once?
You can refinance a car loan more than once, but doing so isn’t always a good idea.
What Are the Requirements to Refinance a Car Loan?
Lenders have different requirements for refinancing a car, but in general they consider your credit, vehicle and existing loan.
Should You Pay Off a Car Loan Early?
Weigh the pros and cons of paying off your auto loan early and consider your financial situation.
First-Time Car Buyers Battle Skimpy Supply, Sticker Shock
How to buy your first car when it's the worst time to buy a car.