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Personal loans are a flexible solution when you need money for just about anything. But just because you can use a personal loan for a new TV or luxury vacation, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. So how do you best use a loan that’s practically a blank check?
Funds from a personal loan are distributed in a lump sum to the borrower. The amount is then paid back with interest over the course of the loan term. That makes personal loans better for some uses than others:
Personal loans can be a great way to get cash when you need it, but they do have their drawbacks:
Please note that membership is required to accept a DCU Personal Loan.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to serve as legal, financial, investment or tax advice or indicate that a specific DCU product or service is right for you. For specific advice about your unique circumstances, you may wish to consult a financial professional.
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Personal loans have become a more popular lending option than ever before. Combine that fact with the recent ups and downs of the economy, and you might find yourself wondering if a personal loan is right for you. If you’re new to personal loans, read on for answers to some frequently asked questions.
A personal loan is one of the most flexible borrowing options you have available. It can be used if you have to finance a car repair, a large purchase to make or if you need a little more money to pay rent this month. Whatever your reason, a personal loan can help put you in a better place. If you’re looking to apply for a personal loan, here’s what you can expect.