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Capital One Personal Loan Alternatives

January 19, 2018
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Capital One — like most other large U.S. banks — does not offer unsecured personal loans. You can get a personal loan from other lenders, including other banks, credit unions and online lenders.

Personal loan alternatives to Capital One

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Personal loans from banks

Personal loans from credit unions

Personal loans from online lenders

Banks

Among the five largest banks by assets, only Citibank and Wells Fargo offer personal loans and personal lines of credit. To qualify, you must be a bank customer and meet minimum credit and income requirements.

Snapshot of a typical bank-issued personal loan:

  • Credit scores accepted: good to excellent
  • APR range: 7% to 24%
  • Loan amounts: $2,000 to $100,000

Credit unions

Local credit unions typically offer lower rates and more flexible terms than traditional banks or online lenders. NerdWallet recommends a local credit union as a good first choice for a personal loan, especially if your credit is poor.

Snapshot of a typical credit union personal loan:

  • Credit score accepted: bad to excellent
  • APR range: Average 9.3% at federal credit unions for a 3-year loan
  • Loan amounts: $500 to $50,000

» MORE: How to get a credit union personal loan

Online lenders

Online lenders cater to all kinds of credit profiles and most give you estimated rates without a hard inquiry on your credit. You can complete the application process online, and sometimes receive your funds within a day. It pays to compare rates from multiple online lenders because companies use different formulas to set their rates. NerdWallet’s comparison tool lets you check rates without affecting your credit.

Snapshot of a typical online personal loan:

  • Credit score accepted: bad to excellent
  • APR range: 2.9% to 36%
  • Loan amounts: $500 to $100,000

NerdWallet recommends comparing loans to find the best rate for you. Click the button below to see estimated rates from multiple lenders on NerdWallet.

Other types of Capital One loans

Capital One offers other types of loans, including:

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