Personal loans let you borrow money with few strings attached so you can finance a wedding, home renovation, or other non-business purchase. 

Because the best loan terms are reserved for borrowers with excellent credit, it’s always worth beefing up your credit score before applying for a personal loan.  

Lastly, in addition to low APR and other favorable terms, make sure you borrow from a lender with a good reputation. A personal loan is a multi-year commitment, after all, so you want to ensure you’ll be well taken care of. The lenders and aggregators on this list are excellent places to start. 

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