Personal Loans 101

Personal loans—how they work, how you can use them and other things you should know.

Why We Ask for Income on a Loan Application

You may not fully understand why we ask for your total annual income when applying for a loan.
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How Do Loans Work?

Learn about the different types of loans and their uses.
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Balance transfer vs. personal loan

Know the difference and what could work for you.
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How to Apply for a Personal Loan in 5 Steps

Here’s what you need to know before applying for a personal loan.
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How to Refinance a Personal Loan

It can be a way to get more favorable loan terms.
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How to Get a Loan

Learn about what to consider and how to apply.
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The Marcus On-Time Payment Reward

Get rewarded for paying on time.
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How to Change Your Payment Due Date

This feature is designed to make repayment on your Marcus Personal Loan as easy as possible.
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Secured vs. Unsecured Loans

Read about the important differences between the two.
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How To Read Your Monthly Loan Statement

And key information that is important to track.
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Marcus Loan Payments 101

Paying your Marcus Loan may seem simple, but questions come up, we’ll unpack the details for you.
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How to Update Your Account Information

And why it is important.
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Pros and Cons of Personal Loans

A look at the upsides and downsides of personal loans.
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Personal Loans vs. Credit Cards

Which is better? Compare the pros and cons.
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What Are Origination Fees?

How they impact your loan.
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What Is APR?

APR is not just the interest rate.
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Line of Credit vs. Personal Loan

Learn the differences and choose the best one for you.
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Personal Loan Fees Can Add Up – Here Are Five To Consider Before Signing

Learn more about five types of personal finance fees to consider before signing your loan documents.
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Home Equity Loans vs. Personal Loans

Learn the pros and cons of both and what may be best for you.
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Interest Rate Definition

Learn their importance and how they’re calculated.
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What is a Loan?

Read on for a simple definition of a loan and how to use them.
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