Dozens of lenders participate in LendingTree‘s personal loan shopping tool – including all of the lenders listed on this page. With one online form, LendingTree will perform a soft pull (with no impact to your score) and match you with multiple loan offers from up to five different lenders based on your creditworthiness. This is our favorite (because it is easy) way to get multiple offers from lenders in minutes and consolidate debt. For people with excellent credit, you could get an APR below 6%. For people with less than perfect credit, there are many lenders participating with more liberal acceptance criteria.
You don't know how bad your credit is until you pull a credit report. Look beyond the score and examine late pays, charge offs and delinquencies. If you have a bankruptcy or foreclosure, it needs to be addressed. Most loan programs require two years after a bankruptcy and three after a foreclosure to become eligible for a mortgage again. Lenders will tell you that even when you have bad credit, demonstrating 12 months of solid payment history and reduced debt helps you obtain a loan.
Major personal loan requirements include being at least 18 years old, having a bank account, and having enough income or assets to afford monthly loan payments. Credit history also plays an important role. Specific personal loan requirements vary by lender, however. Avant requires a credit score of 600 or higher, for example, while Prosper sets the bar at 640 and SoFi asks for 680. Most lenders don't disclose annual income requirements, but two exceptions are LendingPoint ($20,000+) and Citibank ($10,500+).
Before you start the application process, you’ll need to have a particular vehicle in mind, as you’ll likely need to provide details about it on the application, including the year, make, model, and trim. Once you have your new (or newish) auto picked out, you can head over to our top-rated auto loan providers to start comparing offers from lenders around the country.
For people in Joplin who need help with food, shelter, medical or energy costs, home weatherization or legal help, there are many resources available in the area that can give them assistance for little or no cost. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look. Here are some organizations, institutions and local non-profits that can help people in their time of need.