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Fair & fast personal loans

$1,000 - $50,000* | 3 & 5 year terms2 | 5.22% - 35.99%2
next day funding
Next day funding
99% of applicants get money just 1 business day after accepting their loans4
lower rates compared to credit cards
Lower rates
43% lower rates as compared to a credit score-only model3
no prepayment penalty
No prepayment penalty
You may pay off part or all of the loan at any time with no fee

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. While most loans through Upstart are unsecured, certain credit unions may place a lien on other accounts you hold with the same institution. It is important to review your promissory note for these details before accepting your loan.


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 5.22% - 35.99%.2 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.