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How do personal loans work?
With personal loans, the consumer pays off the loan balance at a fixed rate over a fixed period of time. This type of installment loan can be secured by an asset or have a co-signer; or it can be unsecured (based on credit history and other factors).
These are loans that meet an individual need as opposed to a business need.
Secured versus Unsecured Loans
You may qualify for a lower rate and/or a higher loan amount if you are approved for an auto secured loan versus an unsecured loan. See below for more information or reach out to your local branch if you have questions.
What is the difference between an unsecured loan and a secured loan?
A secured loan means you are pledging something of value as an assurance that your loan will be repaid according to the agreed terms and conditions. Assets such as cars can be used as collateral, and, in some instances, the lender can place a lien on the asset, which will remain until the loan has been paid in full, including interest and all applicable fees.
It’s important to remember that if you are unable to repay a secured loan, the lender may be able to sell the pledged collateral to pay off all or part of the loan.
Unsecured loans are loans that do not require the borrower to pledge any collateral. Unsecured loans are sometimes considered riskier because there is no property or assets to recover in event of default. If you have been turned down for an unsecured loan, you may still be able to obtain a secured loan if you have an asset that can be used as collateral.
How our personal loans work.
Whether secured or unsecured personal loans, our loans give you the benefit of a monthly payment with a fixed interest rate, making it easier to manage expenses. The process is a simple one: apply for a personal loan and receive a quick decision.*
why apply for a loan at Mariner Finance?*
We recognize that people are short on time, so we try to respond with answers and solutions quickly. We also realize everyone has their own experiences and circumstances, so we take the time to get to know the person behind every personal loan. And we provide resources to help make people more informed borrowers. Simple, but true.
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You have your own unique goals to meet, and it all starts with a 5 minute conversation with one of our team members. You can reach us directly at 877-310-2373.
What is a personal loan?
Great question. It’s a loan that may help you deal with an unexpected expense, see a new part of the world, or simply help you achieve your personal goals. We have those.
†We offer personal loans from $1,000 to $25,000, with loans terms from 12 to 60 months. Minimum and maximum amounts dependent on an applicant’s state of residence and the underwriting of the loan. Loans between $1,500 and $15,000 may be funded online. Loans greater than $15,000 or less than $1,500 are funded through our branch network. Specific interest rates and fees are determined as permitted under applicable state law and depend upon loan amount, term, and the applicant’s ability to meet our credit criteria, including, but not limited to, credit history, income, debt payment obligations, and other factors such as availability of collateral. Not all rates and loan amounts are available in all states. Additional fees may apply to some loan offers; some state required and/or permitted fees may be treated as prepaid finance charges. Any such charges shall be in addition to the loan amount requested and/or approved and shall be fully disclosed to the applicant on his/her loan agreement. Not all applicants will qualify for the lowest rates or larger loan amounts, which may require a first lien on a motor vehicle not more than ten years old titled in the applicant’s name with valid insurance. Our loan by phone and online closing process requires a compatible mobile or computer device on which you can access your email and electronic documents. Not all loan types are eligible for loan by phone or online loan closing.
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. As a result, under our customer identification program, we must ask for your name, street address, mailing address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.
*The process uses a “soft” credit inquiry to determine whether a loan offer is available, which does not impact your credit score. If you continue with the application process online and accept a loan offer, or are referred to a branch and continue your application there, we will pull your credit report and credit score again using a “hard” credit inquiry. This “hard” credit inquiry may impact your credit score.