Top 5 Need-to-Knows about Personal Loans
What is a personal loan?
A personal loan is a long-term installment loan marketed as a fast way to borrow a lump sum of money that is meant to be paid back in fixed monthly installments over an extended period of time.
How much can you borrow?
The loan limits vary by lender. The major factor that determines the amount you can qualify for is your credit score, followed by credit history and debt-to-income ratio. By reviewing this information, lenders want to ascertain your ability to repay on time.
What are the requirements to request a loan?
- be at least 18 years old
- be a U.S. citizen
- be employed and have a reliable source of income
- have a checking account
- have a valid email address and telephone number
What should you do to request a loan?
All you have to do is to fill out our online form with the basic information and submit your request. The rest legwork is our concern.
How long does it take to get a decision?
Normally, the decision is instant. It takes up to a few minutes to connect you with a suitable lender after you submit.
Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) represents the annualized interest rate that you are charged for borrowing. It is the combination of the nominal interest rate and some additional costs such as fees involved in obtaining a loan. Our lenders offer APRs for personal loans from 4.99% to 450%, APRs for cash advance loans from 200% to 1386%, and APRs for installment loans from 6.63% to 225%. Since fundsjoy.com is not involved in the lending process, we can not deliver any specifics about the APR you will be offered. The APR depends solely on your lender’s decision, based on various factors including your credit score, credit history, income, and some other information you supply in your request. For more information regarding the APR contact your lender.
Representative Example of APR
If you borrow $2,500 over a term of 1 year with an APR of 10% and a fee of 3%, you will pay $219,79 each month. The total amount payable will be of $2,637, with total interest of $137,48.
Financial Implications (Interest & Finance Charges)
fundsjoy.com is not a lender and we cannot predict what fees and interest rate will be applied to the loan you will be offered. It is your lender that will provide all the necessary information about the cost of the loan before you get approved. It is your responsibility to peruse the loan agreement carefully and accept the offer only if you agree to all the terms. fundsjoy.com service is free of charge, and you are under no obligation to accept the terms that the lender offers you.
Implications of Non-Payment
When you accept the terms and conditions for a loan, you enter into commitment to repay the amount you owe according to the specific schedule outlined in the documents. In the event of non-payment, additional charges may be applied. Late payment penalties vary by lender, and as fundsjoy.com is not involved in the lending process, we cannot supply any information on the fees you will incur if any default occurs. For more information, please contact the lender directly if you have any issues relating to your loan repayment.
Potential Impact to Credit Score
fundsjoy.com is not a lender and we do not check your credit standing and credit capacity. When you submit a request at our online platform, this is considered a soft inquiry and does not impact your credit score. However, some lenders may carry out a credit check to ascertain your eligibility for a loan. Most likely they will turn to any of the three major credit bureaus (Transunion, Experian and Equifax) that is in most cases considered a hard inquiry and may affect your credit score.
fundsjoy.com is not a lender. As such, we are not involved in any debt collection practices and cannot make you aware of any of them. Your lender will specify their collection practices in your loan agreement. If you have any questions regarding the issue, please, address them to your lender. For more information visit our page for Responsible Lending.
Loan Renewal Policies
Loan renewal options are not always available. It is therefore advisable to clarify whether the option is available with your lender. Be sure to carefully peruse the renewal policy presented in the agreement before you sign the documents.