• Loans With Collateral

    Best Personal Loans For Fair and Good Credit of October 2021

    Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on links for products from our affiliate partners. Personal loans can be used for a variety of expenses, including weddings, vacations, home repairs and even as a way to cover emergency costs. And while credit cards can certainly pay for these same expenses, personal loans are sometimes a more affordable alternative since they typically carry a lower interest rate (though the rate you receive will depend on your credit score).  Personal loan APRs  

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  • Unsecured Loans

    6 best personal loans for good credit

    Our goal here at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, referred to as “Credible” below, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we do promote products from our partner lenders who compensate us for our services, all opinions are our own. Having good credit can open doors to more personal loan options and better interest rates. (iStock) Personal loans can be a helpful tool for debt consolidation, home improvements, medical expenses, family emergencies, and much more. Having good credit makes it easier and often more affordable to secure the best  

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  • Unsecured Loans

    Average personal loan interest rates remain low, so how can you get a good rate?

    Learn about the average rates on a personal loan, as well as eligibility requirements, mortgage lenders, loan amounts, and monthly payments. (iStock) Personal loans offer lump-sum funding that’s disbursed directly into your bank account and repaid in monthly installments over a set period of months. Their interest rates are fixed, meaning they won’t rise unexpectedly. This is in contrast to credit cards, which may have higher, variable interest rates. These loans are typically unsecured, meaning they don’t require you to put an asset up as collateral. Because of this, personal loan lenders rely on your financial history —  

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  • Vehicle Insurance

    Is Progressive a good choice for auto insurance?

    MarketWatch has highlighted these products and services because we think readers will find them useful. This content is independent of the MarketWatch newsroom and we may receive a commission if you buy products through links in this article. Progressive is the third-largest provider of private-passenger auto insurance in the U.S. and has flexible offerings like usage-based insurance and rideshare insurance, appealing to a wide range of drivers. It also regularly tops industry studies as one of the best car insurance companies in the country. But just how good is the service and is a Progressive policy worth the money? In  

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  • Unsecured Loans

    What is a good interest rate on a personal loan?

    Educate yourself and make smart choices to get the best possible interest rate on a personal loan. (iStock) A personal loan is a type of loan that funds quickly and has monthly repayment installments. You can use a personal loan for high-interest debt consolidation, pay for a major purchase or address a financial emergency, among other top reasons. Typically, a personal loan repayment term can be between two and five years, with loan amounts up to $100,000. According to data from Credible, personal loan interest rates vary widely, from 4.99{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} to 36{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}, depending on your credit and other  

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  • Business Analysts

    John P. Duffy Joins Board at Casa del Herrero | Good for Santa Barbara

    Posted on March 15, 2021 | 1:34 p.m. John P. Duffy Casa del Herrero has named John P. Duffy to its Board of Trustees. Duffy joins a group of volunteers who provide leadership in stewarding the historic house museum and gardens. The board works to ensure Casa del Herrero remains a lasting community legacy. “I am thrilled John will be joining the Casa Board, as his passion for our community knows no bounds,” said Jessica Tade, executive director. “He brings with him a wealth of experience that will surely enhance our ability to preserve the Casa, one of Montecito’s most  

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  • Business Management

    Management should be a calling to do good by serving, not merely accumulating

    FACULTY Q&A Young people entering certain careers like medicine, ministry or public service may see their choice as not only a way to earn a living, but also to serve society. Andy Hoffman Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, thinks students entering careers in management should take a similar approach. Hoffman details his argument in a new book, “Management as a Calling: Leading Business, Serving Society,” which makes the case that fighting climate change and income inequality in particular will require this major shift in thinking. He has also  

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  • Insurance

    Climate Change Is Tightening Insurance Markets. That’s No Good for the Solar Industry

    In the spring of 2019, the sky in parts of West Texas opened up, in some areas dropping hailstones as big as baseballs, according to the National Weather Service. Beyond cracking car windows and damaging rooftops, the hailstorm struck a 180-megawatt solar project developed by 174 Power Global, causing an estimated $70 million to $80 million in damages as ice smashed the project’s panels, made by Hanwha Q Cells. The event got the insurance market’s attention.   “That’s really when the market changed overnight,” said Sara Kane, a senior vice president overseeing energy risk management at insurance broker Beecher Carlson. Solar  

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