Whether you’re planning to make home improvements or repairs, pay down high-interest debt, finance a major purchase or cover unexpected expenses, more than one type of loan could work for your situation. This helpful chart gives you some basic facts about the types of products that can help you achieve your goals and, of course, your Personal Banker will be happy to speak with you and help you find the right loan.
Ranges for loan amount and terms for home equity loans and personal loans are based on Discover offerings. Ranges for home equity line of credit and cash out refinance loans are based on common competitor offerings.
|Discover Home Equity Loans||personal loan||home equity line of credit||cash-out refinance loan|
|How much money can I borrow?||$35,000—$200,000¹||$2,500—$35,000||$20,000+||Varies by lender|
|How long can I take to repay the loan?||10, 15, 20, or 30 years||3-7 years||Variable; up to 10 years to withdraw funds, up to 20 years to repay||Up to 30 years|
|Will my interest rate or monthly payments go up over time?||No—rates and payments are fixed for the life of the loan||No—rates and payments are fixed for the life of the loan||Possibly—rates and payments are variable and can increase over the life of the loan||Depends on whether you choose a fixed— or adjustable— rate (ARM) loan|
|Can I deduct my interest payments on my taxes?²||Possibly yes (consult your tax advisor)||No||Possibly yes (consult your tax advisor)||Possibly yes (consult your tax advisor)|
|Do I need to provide any collateral?||Yes—the loan is secured by the value of the equity in your home||No||Yes—the loan is secured by the value of the equity in your home||Yes—the loan is secured by the value of your home|
|How can I get my money?||All at once after closing, electronically or by check||All at once after closing, electronically or by check||Withdraw what you need when you need it by check and/or debit card||All at once at closing, electronically or by check|
|Does Discover offer this product?||Yes, call 1-855-361-3435 for more information, or start your application online here||Yes, view Discover Personal Loans online for more information||No, not at this time||No, not at this time|