Personal Loan Interest Rates Fall for 5-Year Loans, While 10-Year Loans Rise

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Check out the latest trends in personal loan interest rates from the Credible marketplace, updated weekly.

Matt Carter  Edited by Maddie LloydPublished October 19, 2020 | 

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Personal loan interest rates are up this week for both 3- and 5-year fixed-rate loans.

Here are the latest trends in personal loan interest rates from the Credible marketplace, updated weekly.

During the week of Oct. 3, 2022:

  • Rates on 3-year personal loans averaged 12.09%, up from 11.59% last week and up from 11.61% a year ago. Rates hit a record low of 10.30%, set on February 7, 2022.
  • Rates on 5-year personal loans averaged 15.63%, down from 15.86% last week and up from 14.23% a year ago. Rates hit a record low of 12.55%, set on March 28, 2022.

Personal loan historic rate trends

The chart above shows average prequalified rates for borrowers with credit scores of 720 or higher who used the Credible marketplace to select a lender. The chart shows average weekly rates for the last year.

Personal loans are a popular way to consolidate and pay off credit card debt and other loans. Whether it makes sense to take out a personal loan often depends on what rate you can qualify for, so it makes sense to request rates from multiple lenders.

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Current personal loan interest rates by credit score

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Rates on personal loans vary considerably by credit score and loan term. The chart above shows borrowers with fair to poor credit tend to be offered higher rates.

In June 2021, average prequalified rates selected by borrowers were:

  • 9.28% for borrowers with credit scores of 780 or above choosing a 3-year loan
  • 31.74% for borrowers with credit scores below 600 choosing a 3-year loan

All lenders who offer personal loans through the Credible marketplace offer fixed-rate loans. Keep in mind that all lenders use different methods to evaluate borrowers, so it’s a good idea to request personal loan rates from multiple lenders and compare your options.

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