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3 Best Personal Loan Companies

if you're looking for a personal loan online then definitely watch this video

because I needed one in my own life and through a lot of research I found a few

that are worth considering that I want to share with you guys so in this video

I'll be covering the pros and the cons of each of the different personal loan

companies so that you can know for yourself if it's worth getting one or

not and if you just found this channel I'm

Jason with honest finance and I make a lot of videos on different topics that

will give your life and your finances more value so feel free to subscribe if

you want to but now let's just start talking about personal loans before I

start talking about all the different loan companies I do want to talk about

personal loans in general first so just be patient here because I want you to be

more informed so basically if you need money for debt consolidation home

improvements or medical bills then I would definitely consider looking into a

personal loan they're not an excuse for not saving up for big expenses but

sometimes you might need a lot of money faster than you can actually save it up

because I had a huge yard project that had to get done by a certain date and so

I had no other choice than to look into different personal loans so that I could

actually get the job done in time there's a ton of things that qualify for

personal loans but please just be responsible with them because they're

not the cheapest loans and I only want you to look for them if you have no

other choice trust me getting out of credit card debt

is probably a much better reason to get a personal loan than to take a vacation

with one but that's just my opinion and if you book a company for a wedding and

they have better financing than a personal loan would then just obviously

go with the wedding company instead because that's in your best interest now

if you search for best personal loans on the internet you're gonna find 50

different companies all competing for your business and to be honest a lot of

the big companies don't even have the best rates and terms I don't like to pay

more than I have to for anything and with personal loans there were just way

too many to choose from but I did find different things that you can look for

through the research I did I noticed that a lot of the big lenders charge a

5% origination fee on the total of the loans value which is a total ripoff

because if you've got a $20,000 loan with a 5% origination fee then you're

instantly just gonna be losing a thousand bucks now what this means is

that from day one you're only gonna have $19,000 on your twenty thousand dollar

loan which is just a total waste of money but there are a lot of lenders

that don't charge origination fees and those are the only ones

I'm gonna be talking about so just be aware that even some of the biggest

lenders out there that look really good like prosper and Lending Club they

charge origination fees so just watch out for those and then if anything out

there sounds too good to be true watch out because it is there's a lot of loan

scams out there so I want you guys to be well aware that they do exist and they

prey on social media sites so just be careful so if you guys see any comments

on this video that have a phone number or an email disregard them 100% because

they are just fishing for information and they're not real I'll try my best to

delete all of them but if you guys do find any of those types of comments just

disregard them a hundred percent and don't follow any of their instructions

now finally here are the top personal loan companies I'd recommend looking

into right now and thank you so much for being patient

the first lender on my list of personal loans is called Marcus by Goldman Sachs

and they have a really good personal loans

Marcus advertises that they don't charge any fees and on top of that they've

currently got rates that start just under 7% and then go all the way to 25%

they'll let you borrow between thirty five hundred and forty thousand dollars

and then you can pay them back between 36 to 72 months which is really good

Marcus does require you to select a purpose for the loan which is totally

normal but they've got a lot to choose from just keep in mind that with

personal loans every single category is going to have different rates because

you can't expect medical bills to have the same rate as a vacation but usually

they are going to be pretty close to each other and understand that all the

rates listed in this video can change over time so if you're watching this

video a long time after I published it just keep in mind that the rates can be

different just based on the prime rate and different factors like that but

honestly they don't change that much over a few years so most of the

information should stay pretty accurate for a long time now obviously you've got

to have really good credit to qualify for the best rates with Marcus but just

keep in mind that they do accept Fair Credit applications as well so if your

credits not that good then Marcus is a pretty good loan to look into so if you

want to get a personal loan with bad credit then I definitely recommend going

with Marcus because they don't charge any fees unlike a lot of the other guys

most of the lenders out there won't even accept your application if you've got

bad credit and that's where Marcus can come in handy but just keep in mind that

they do have rates that are as high as 25% which is really high

so if you really do get a 25% rate with Marcus then I would definitely

reconsider and look into some other loans because that's gonna be higher

than most credit cards personal loans can be very expensive if your credit

isn't optimal so definitely work on your credit long before you ever even need a

personal loan you can always apply and just see what you qualify for but at the

end of the day bad credit is always gonna cost you way too much in interest

and then just so you're aware Marcus also has a savings account that actually

pays more than 2% which is one of the best yields in the entire savings

industry overall I'd say that Marcus is a really good choice for personal loans

but the only thing I don't like is that you have to apply to basically find out

what you qualify for because currently if you want to have any clue of what

you're gonna pay with Marcus you have to apply first but at least they do

advertise that they do a soft credit check so it's really not that big of a

deal for me personally I sort of like to see how much the loan is gonna cost me

before I actually apply with someone but it's really not that big of a deal and

Marcus still made my list now next on my list is light stream loans by SunTrust

Bank and they are one of the best loan companies out there if you're looking

for something over $5,000 they're owned by SunTrust Bank and light stream is

actually the company that I have a personal loan with because at the end of

the day they had the best rates and that's kind of the biggest deal when it

comes to getting a personal loan light stream doesn't charge any fees either

and they'll beat any competitors rate by a tenth of a point for a comparable loan

so that way you'll always be able to get the best rates with light stream loans

out of all of the competition and then on top of that they've got a huge

selection of personal loans to choose from as well light stream offers all

kinds of personal loans with rates that start at about 6% and go to 17% with

Auto pay which is really good their loans range from $5,000 all the way to

$100,000 which is the most I've ever seen for a personal loan and then you

can choose to pay back the loans from 24 months all the way to 144 months which

is actually 12 years now you've got to understand though that the rates and the

terms all fluctuate based on a few different things they're gonna be based

on how much you're borrowing the length of the loan and then what you're using

the loan for so it's not like you can borrow $5,000 and then pay it back over

12 years which is something that I wouldn't recommend doing anyway now they

do require a really good credit which is one of the main reasons that rates and

terms are so good so just keep that in mind

light stream also has a lot of auto - so if you're looking for a new car you

want to refinance and I definitely check them out for that kind of stuff as well

one thing that really helped me on light streams website is they give you a

really good idea of the rates and terms before you actually have to apply for a

loan so basically if you wanted to get a debt consolidation loan with them then

you'll actually be able to see kind of what you're gonna be paying before you

actually have to apply obviously it's just a ballpark rate but at least you

can see what you can sort of expect to pay based on your credit score now I did

find that the rates with light stream are gonna be the best if you borrow over

ten thousand dollars and then you pay them back within thirty six months but

even if you choose to pay back the loan over thirty six months their rates are

still some of the best in the entire industry I'll leave an affiliate link in

the description below which means I may be compensated if you click through it

but just keep in mind that light stream loans has a ton of really good personal

loans to choose from and I'm never gonna recommend something that I don't think

is the best value for you guys and if you've made it this far into the video

can you please comment down below and just say I'm still here that way I can

still see who's watching the video thanks now next on my list is American

Express personal loans and they've got some really good rates to choose from

but you do have to have one of their credit cards in order to qualify for

their personal loans their rates started about seven percent

and then you can borrow between thirty five hundred and forty thousand dollars

which is a pretty good range but the really cool thing about their loans is

that you can pay them back between twelve and thirty six months which is

really fast so if you need a little bit of money for a short period of time then

definitely check out American Express personal loans because they have really

really short terms but on the flip side if you want to get a loan that's longer

than thirty six months then it's generally not gonna happen with American

Express because they don't offer them they've got a basic rate simulator on

their website - which is always handy and then the really cool thing is that

it's really easy to apply with American Express because generally they already

have all your information from being a card member and another cool thing is

that they'll actually link your loan to their main website so whenever you need

to check anything from American Express everything is always in one place and

that's a really handy and if you care they also have a savings account that

pays more than two percent which is really good and then you don't have to

be a member to qualify for it overall I'd say that American Express personal

loans are definitely worth looking into if you're a card member or you plan on

being now last on my list of personal loans is

called TD which stands for toronto-dominion bank out of Canada

they've got rates from about seven to nineteen percent and then you can borrow

between two thousand and fifty thousand dollars which is a really good range and

then you can choose to pay them back between twelve and sixty months which is

also a really good range out of all the lenders that have been talking about TD

really stood out to me because of the large range of money that you can borrow

with them and then the range of lengths that they offer as well they're also

more likely to accept bad credit scores but they are only available in a certain

number of states so you're gonna want to check on that if you're looking into TD

for a loan I had an auto loan with them a few years

ago and they were just fine as far as customer service goes and even though

they're out of Canada it doesn't make a difference if you're in the States as

long as your state qualifies for the loan honestly in my opinion their

website wasn't nearly as good as the other lenders that I've been talking

about but they still made my list just because they have a really good variety

of loans to choose from now these are the best personal loans I found but I'm

quickly gonna recap all of their main features so just pay attention here

Marcus has really great rates and a lot of really good loans to choose from and

then if your credit isn't that good they also accept Fair Credit applications as

well but just remember that the loan can cost a lot more if your credit isn't

very good and then light stream loans is my favorite because they've got the best

rates and they have the most loans to choose from but you've got to have good

credit if you're gonna go with them they'll also beat any competitors rate

by a tenth of a point so overall they are definitely my number one choice if

you're looking for a personal loan for over five thousand dollars and then

American Express personal loans is definitely a good choice if you're

already a card member with them because everything is easier because they

already have your information the rates are really competitive and they have a

lot of short loan options to choose from which is good if you just want to get a

little bit of money and pay it back over a short amount of time but if you want

to have a lower monthly payment with American Express by extending the loan

that's not gonna happen because generally the loans only go up to thirty

six months and then the reason that TD loans made my list is because they have

a wide variety of loans to choose from and then their payback terms are also

wide as well and then they also accept Fair Credit applications as well so if

your credits not very good then definitely look into TD for a personal

loan because you might actually get one with them and keep in mind that if you

do want to apply for a loan with them they're not available and

single-state so just be aware of that now my last word of advice is to make

sure that you apply with a few different loan companies before you actually go

with one specific company their rates can fluctuate a lot based on the company

that you're going with so definitely check a few different companies because

at the end of the day your personal loan rate is what's gonna cost you the most

money when it comes to interest I applied with a few different companies

before I went a flight stream because I just wanted to see what they would offer

me so that I could make sure that I was getting the best value with whomever I

was going with at the end of the day you've got to make the choice as to who

you want to go with for a personal loan but hopefully this video can help you

make a better decision on who you want to go with once again I'm Jason with

honest finance and I make a lot of videos on different topics that'll give

your life and your finances more value so feel free to subscribe if you guys

want to or just give this video a like that's all