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$1,000 - $50,000§ | 3 & 5 year terms

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99% of applicants get money just 1 business day after accepting their loans**

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Upstart FAQ

What is a personal loan?

An unsecured personal loan is money borrowed from a lender that is not secured by property such as a house or car over a fixed period of time.

How long will it take to get my money?

If you accept your loan before 5pm ET Monday-Friday, your funds will be transferred on the next business day. If the terms are accepted after 5pm ET Monday-Friday, the funds will be transferred on the following business day. For loans that are being used for education-related purposes, there is an additional 3 business day period between when you accept your loan and when you will receive the funds.

How much can I borrow?

You can borrow between $1,000 and $50,000§. Note, there are state-specific minimum loan amounts for some states and the exact amount you may borrow depends on what you qualify for based on your application information.

Will it affect my credit score?

Checking your rate on Upstart will not affect your credit score. If you proceed with your application after receiving a rate your credit score may be impacted. When you check your rate, we make a "soft credit inquiry." Soft credit inquiries on your report do not lower your credit score, but you may see when you view your report that this inquiry was made. If you are offered a loan and proceed with the application, we will then make a "hard credit inquiry" to verify the accuracy of your application. This action will be recorded as an inquiry on your report and it may impact your credit score.

What are the interest rates?

All Upstart loans offer a fixed interest rate, but individual rates are determined based on various factors including an applicant’s education history, work experience, and credit history. The range of rates offered vary between 5.55% - 35.99%.‡ The interest rate is only 1 factor of the cost of the loan. The total cost can be understood by the APR which is the annual cost of a loan inclusive both of interest rate and all other associated fees. When comparing loan products, it is important to consider the APR of each product.

†† When you check your rate, we check your credit report. This initial (soft) inquiry will not affect your credit score. If you accept your rate and proceed with your application, we do another (hard) credit inquiry that will impact your credit score. If you take out a loan, repayment information will be reported to the credit bureaus.


§ Your loan amount will be determined based on your credit, income, and certain other information provided in your loan application. Not all applicants will qualify for the full amount. Loans are not available in West Virginia or Iowa. The minimum loan amount in MA is $7,000. The minimum loan amount in Ohio is $6,000. The minimum loan amount in NM is $5,100. The minimum loan amount in GA is $5,000.


‡ The full range of available rates varies by state. The average 3-year loan offered across all lenders using the Upstart platform will have an APR of 24.34% and 36 monthly payments of $36.50 per $1,000 borrowed. For example, the total cost of a $10,000 loan would be $13,140 including a $638 origination fee. APR is calculated based on 3-year rates offered in the last 1 month. There is no downpayment and no prepayment penalty. Your APR will be determined based on your credit, income, and certain other information provided in your loan application. Not all applicants will be approved.


* Estimated savings are calculated based on the credit profiles of all loans originated by our Partners using the Upstart platform as of March 1, 2020 in which the funds were used for credit card refinancing. Estimated savings are calculated by deriving current credit card APR using minimum monthly payment and 1% of the principal balance. The estimated credit card APR is then compared to the accepted loan to determine median savings per borrower. To evaluate savings on a loan you are considering, it is important to compare your actual APR from your existing debt to the APR offered on the Upstart Platform.


** If you accept your loan by 5pm EST (not including weekends or holidays), you will receive your funds the next business day. Loans used to fund education related expenses are subject to a 3 business day wait period between loan acceptance and funding in accordance with federal law.

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