A personal loan can be an effective option to finance home renovations
The costs of renovations can add up quickly, whether you’re modernizing your kitchen, redoing your bathroom, or upgrading your yard. To help finance your projects, a home improvement loan might be an option.
Home improvement loans are a type of personal loan you can receive from a bank, credit union, or online lender to pay for home upgrades. After figuring out your renovation budget and how big of a loan you will need, the process of applying for a home improvement loan can be broken into three steps:
Many lenders allow people to fill out a prequalification form with no impact to their credit score. This form will ask you to provide information like name, date of birth, purpose of loan, and desired amount. It’s important to know that your credit score may influence the loan offers you get. Once the form’s completed, lenders will notify individuals of available loan offers, including their loan amount, interest rate, repayment terms, and origination fee, if applicable. Compare offers for the best deal.
Officially applying for a home improvement loan will trigger a hard credit check, which may cause your credit score to drop a few points. Borrowers will need to submit documents to verify proof of identity, income, and address as part of their application.
When your loan has been approved, it’s time to look over the offer and officially accept it. After a borrower has accepted a loan offer, lenders typically transfer funds directly into your account as quickly as a day or two.
Your loan’s repayment terms will detail how much monthly payments are and when the loan needs to be paid back in full. Some good news? Making on-time payments can help improve your credit score.
See what the possibilities are with no obligation or impact to your credit score. Check your loan options now.
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* Applications submitted on this website may be funded by one of several lenders, including: FinWise Bank, a Utah-chartered bank, Member FDIC; Coastal Community Bank, Member FDIC; Midland States Bank, Member FDIC; and LendingPoint, a licensed lender in certain states. Loan approval is not guaranteed. Actual loan offers and loan amounts, terms and annual percentage rates ("APR") may vary based upon LendingPoint's proprietary scoring and underwriting system's review of your credit, financial condition, other factors, and supporting documents or information you provide. Origination or other fees from 0% to 8% may apply depending upon your state of residence. Upon final underwriting approval to fund a loan, said funds are often sent via ACH the next non-holiday business day. Loans are offered from $2,000 to $36,500, at rates ranging from 7.99% to 35.99% APR, with terms from 24 to 72 months. Minimum loan amounts apply in Georgia, $3,500; Colorado, $3,001; and Hawaii, $2,000. For a well-qualified customer, a $10,000 loan for a period of 48 months with an APR of 24.90% and origination fee of 8% will have a payment of $331.01 per month. (Actual terms and rate depend on credit history, income, and other factors.) Customers may have the option to deduct the origination fee from the disbursed loan amount if desired. If the origination fee is added to the financed amount, interest is charged on the full principal amount. The total amount due is the total amount of the loan you will have paid after you have made all payments as scheduled.
* Applications submitted may be funded by one of several lenders including First Electronics Bank, a Utah-chartered bank, Member FDIC; Coastal Community Bank, Member FDIC; and LendingPoint, a licensed lender in certain states. Loan approval is not guaranteed. Minimum loan amounts apply in Georgia, $3,500; Colorado, $3,001; and Hawaii, $1,500. Upon final underwriting approval to fund a loan, said funds are often available the next non-holiday business day. Actual loan offers and loan amounts, terms and annual percentage rates (“APR”) may vary. Loans are offered from $500 to $10,000 (loan amount maximum based on MCC codes), at rates ranging from 7.99% to 35.99% APR, with terms from 24 to 48 months. For example, for a well-qualified customer, a $5,000 purchase will have a 90-day promotional period with no interest, a 3% fee, and $100 monthly payments. After the promotional period, a remaining balance will be a 24-month term loan, and $263.72 monthly payments with an overall APR of 26.54%.
**Minimum initial transaction of $1,000 in Alabama, Idaho and Iowa.
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