When to Choose an Unsecured Personal Loan

When you consider getting extra funds to fulfill a personal financial need, the difference between a Personal Loan and a Personal Line of Credit can come down to whether you need money available to you over a period of time so you can reuse as you repay, or whether you have a specific need, know how much the cost will be, and want to receive the money in one lump sum.

A Personal Line of Credit allows you to reuse funds as you repay over a period of time for up to 5 years and then you enter the repayment period, while a Personal Loan gives you the money in one lump sum and allows you to take up to 60 months to repay1.

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Financing with an Unsecured Personal Loan

A Personal Loan is designed to help you meet a variety of personal financial needs. We offer loan amounts from $5,000 to $35,000 in one lump sum with the flexibility to take up to 60 months to repay1.

Here are a few ways you can use a Personal Loan:

Debt Consolidation

You may have accumulated some debt in the past few years. When that debt is accompanied with a high interest rate, it can be difficult to pay it down. With a Personal Loan from Santander Bank you can consolidate this debt into one monthly payment with a competitive interest rate.

Financing Home Improvements

Let’s say your kitchen appliances could use an update but you’re on a budget. You’ve done your homework getting cost estimates and now you know how much you’re willing to spend. With your new appliances in mind, you’ll know just how much you need to borrow.

Benefits of Using an Unsecured Personal Loan

Easy

There are no application costs or annual fees, and no collateral is required.

Competitive

Santander offers competitive rates, plus you can get a rate discount when you set up automatic loan payments from any Santander Bank checking account1.

Diverse

A Personal Loan can be used for a variety of needs. You can borrow from $5,000 to $35,000 and take up to 60 months to repay1.

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1Rates: To get a Personal Line of Credit ("Line") with the best Annual Percentage Rate (APR) shown, you must live in MA, RI, CT, NH, NJ, PA, NY, DE, ME, VT or DC and use automatic payment (ePay) from any Santander checking account. If ePay is discontinued, the interest rate will increase by 0.25 percentage points, and your payment will increase. You must also meet our highest credit standards. Ask about higher rates that may be available for applications who do not meet those standards. For new Lines of Credit, your initial APR is based on the U.S. Prime Rate published in the Money Rates table of The Wall Street Journal on the date you sign the credit agreement. Thereafter, your APR may vary monthly based on the U.S. Prime Rate published in the Money Rates table of The Wall Street Journal on the first business day of the month, plus a margin of 4.24% (now 8.24% with ePay for credit qualified applicants). The minimum Line APR is 6.49% and the maximum is 18.00% APR. Fees: The $50 annual fee is assessed in the first month after the account is opened and each following year on the account anniversary date during the draw period. The fee will be waived if you have a Santander Select, Premier, or Santander Premier Plus checking account at the time the fee is assessed and will be reduced to $25 if you have a Preferred checking account. All other accounts will be assessed the standard $50 fee. Draw & Repayment Terms: The Line has a five-year draw period during which you can obtain advances and elect either principal and interest or interest-only payments. Thereafter, no additional advances may be taken and the Line enters its five-year repayment period, during which you must repay both principal and interest. Other Information: Line use is subject to the terms of the Personal Line of Credit Agreement, including terms that permit Lines to be suspended, reduced or terminated in certain circumstances. The minimum Line amount is $5,000 and the maximum is $35,000. All information is accurate as of 3/17/2017 and is subject to change. Lines are subject to approval.

* 0% introductory APR for 18 billing cycles on balance transfers made within 90 days of opening your account. After the introductory period, a variable APR for balance transfers from 16.24% to 23.24% based on the Prime Rate and your creditworthiness, with a transaction fee for each balance transfer of either $10 or 3%, whichever is greater. There is no grace period on balance transfers. Also if you take a balance transfer offer, this means that unless your purchase APR is at an introductory or promotional 0% APR, you will pay interest on new purchases from the date made if you do not pay all balances, including the promotional balance transfer, in full by the next payment due date appearing on your statement. Variable APR for purchases from 16.24% to 23.24% based on your creditworthiness when you open your account. Cash advance APR of 25.24%. Minimum finance charge of $1.50. The fee for cash advances is $10 or 5%, whichever is greater. Penalty APR of 30.74%, which may apply indefinitely to your account if you miss payments or otherwise default. The foreign transaction fee is 3% of the gross amount of transactions made in a foreign currency and transactions made in U.S. Dollars that are processed outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or Santander ATMs in Mexico. Purchases of wire transfers from a non-financial institution of either $10 or 4% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater. The annual fee is $49 per year (waived for the first year of the account, and waived in each of the subsequent years on the anniversary date of the account if you maintain a Santander Select or Premier Plus checking account or if you are qualified for a Santander Bank employee checking account). Rates effective as of 04/01/2017. Rates are subject to change. Please see the Terms and Conditions for additional rate, fee, and other cost information.

Accounts must be in good standing.  Applies to new net retail purchases.

 

 

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