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If you’re wondering how much you can borrow, use our personal loan calculator below to estimate how much you’ll pay for a loan. This will help you prepare to cover any unexpected expenses, tackle home improvements, or consolidate debt.
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? Enter the amount of time you have to repay your loan. months
How to use our personal loan calculator
To use the calculator, just enter the following into the fields below:
- The amount you want to borrow
- What the interest rate will be
- The length of repayment terms
Then you can see what your total payment will be, including interest, as well as your monthly payment.
Getting a personal loan
After you’ve figured out your monthly payment, and how long it will take you to pay off, you’ll be able to budget for your loan. Then once you’re ready to borrow, compare personal loans from multiple lenders and choose the one that’s best for you.
Keep Reading: How to Get a Personal Loan
Frequently asked questions about personal loans
- How do I find the right personal loan for me?
- How much will I qualify for?
- What interest rate can I expect?
- How to qualify for a personal loan
- How much can I borrow?
How do I find the right personal loan for me?
If you need a personal loan for debt consolidation, home improvements, or some other purpose, you might not know where to start. There are a few major things to keep in mind when choosing one that’s right for you:
- Always compare multiple loan options: Compare loan offers from different financial institutions — like banks, credit unions, and online lenders — to be sure you’re getting the best loan for your situation.
- Factor fees into the total loan balance cost: Most personal loans have an origination fee, but the type of fee you should watch out for is a prepayment penalty — you don’t want to end up paying more if you choose to pay the loan off earlier.
- Take the loan term into consideration: With a longer term, you’ll have the luxury of a lower monthly loan payment, but that also means you’ll end up paying more in total interest payments over the life of the loan. With a shorter term, you’ll pay more each month, but save more in the long run. So weigh the pros and cons of longer versus shorter terms carefully before deciding.
Check Out: The Best Personal Loan Lenders[ Jump back to FAQs ]
How much will I qualify for?
You can apply for a wide range of loan amounts when it comes to getting a personal loan — usually between $1,000 and $100,000, depending on the lender.
The total amount you qualify for, however, will depend on a few factors:
- Your debt-to-income ratio, or DTI
- Your credit report and history
- Your credit score
Generally, if you have a good credit score or excellent credit, you’ll qualify for lower interest rates. If your credit is poor, you could still qualify, but at a much higher interest rate. If you have bad credit, make an effort to improve your score before applying.[ Jump back to FAQs ]
What interest rate can I expect?
Personal loan interest rates vary from lender to lender and depend on your credit score and history. It also depends on the loan terms you choose (like length of payment and total amount you’re borrowing). Though, generally, personal loan interest rates range from 4.99% to 35.99% APR, you can check out these rate estimates based on your own credit score.
|How's your credit?||Credit score range||Average minimum rate|
|Excellent||750 - 850||13.93%|
|Good||700 - 749||18.33%|
|Fair||640 - 699||22.12%|
|Poor||300 - 639||26.62%|
Disclosure: This data is for a $10,000 loan amount.1
1The average minimum rate was calculated based on Credible.com users who requested personal loan prequalified rates between July 1, 2019, and July 31, 2019, for loans in the amount of $10,000 and $20,000, respectively, and who received rates through the Credible.com platform. The average minimum rates were then calculated across all of the the users within the same credit tier (Excellent 750+, Good 700-749, Fair 640-699, Poor <640). The credit scores for the users were based on Transunion soft credit pulls, not user self-reported data. If the user received more than one prequalified rate from more than one lender for multiple loan terms (e.g., loan terms between 2-7 years), the minimum prequalified rate received for the user within each data set (e.g., the $10,000 and $20,000 data set) was averaged across all users in the data set, not factoring in the term of the loan. Typically, however, shorter loan terms have lower rates.
How to qualify for a personal loan
To qualify for a personal loan, you’ll typically need to:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a steady income
- Have good credit
Learn More: How to Get a Personal Loan[ Jump back to FAQs ]
How much can I borrow?
The upper limits for personal loans vary depending on the lender, but Credible’s partner lenders offer personal loans to qualified borrowers up to $100,000.
How much you can borrow also depends on the loan amount you apply for, as well as factors that affect your ability to repay the amount, for example:
- Your debt-to-income ratio: This is how much of your monthly income goes to paying ongoing obligations like your rent, car payment, or credit card bills.
- Your credit score and history: Many lenders also have minimum credit score requirements for credit approval.
|Lender||Fixed rates||Loan amounts||Min. credit score|
|6.49% - 29.99% APR||$5,000 up to $35,000||740|
|4.99% - 19.99% APR||$5,000 up to $100,000||660|
|6.99% - 19.99% APR1||$3,500 to $40,0002||680|
1Rate reduction available for AutoPay.
2You may be required to have some of your funds sent directly to pay off outstanding unsecured debt.
3After making 12 or more consecutive monthly payments, you can defer one payment as long as you have made all your prior payments in full and on time. Marcus will waive any interest incurred during the deferral and extend your loan by one month (you will pay interest during this extra month). Your payments resume as usual after your deferral. Advance notice is required. See loan agreement for details.
|5.99% - 24.99% APR||$5,000 up to $35,000||640|
|6.95% - 35.99% APR||$2,000 up to $40,000||640|
|5.99% - 21.11% APR||$5,000 up to $100,000||Does not disclose|
|7.99% - 35.97% APR||$1,000 up to $35,000||600|
About Rates and Terms: Rates for personal loans provided by lenders on the Credible platform range between 3.99% - 35.99% APR with terms from 24 to 84 months. Rates presented include lender discounts for enrolling in autopay and loyalty programs, where applicable. Actual rates may be different from the rates advertised and/or shown and will be based on the lender’s eligibility criteria, which include factors such as credit score, loan amount, loan term, credit usage and history, and vary based on loan purpose. The lowest rates available typically require excellent credit, and for some lenders, may be reserved for specific loan purposes and/or shorter loan terms. The origination fee charged by the lenders on our platform ranges from 0% to 8%. Each lender has their own qualification criteria with respect to their autopay and loyalty discounts (e.g., some lenders require the borrower to elect autopay prior to loan funding in order to qualify for the autopay discount). All rates are determined by the lender and must be agreed upon between the borrower and the borrower’s chosen lender. For a loan of $10,000 with a three year repayment period, an interest rate of 7.99%, a $350 origination fee and an APR of 11.51%, the borrower will receive $9,650 at the time of loan funding and will make 36 monthly payments of $313.32. Assuming all on-time payments, and full performance of all terms and conditions of the loan contract and any discount programs enrolled in included in the APR/interest rate throughout the life of the loan, the borrower will pay a total of $11,279.43. As of March 12, 2019, none of the lenders on our platform require a down payment nor do they charge any prepayment penalties.