Personal loan for debt consolidation
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Get up to $40,000 to consolidate debt.Check Your Rate It won't impact your credit score
Which consolidation option is right for you?
Debt consolidation isn't one-size-fits-all. That's why Discover offers solutions to help you consolidate your debt in a way that works for you.
Personal loans for debt consolidation
- With a debt consolidation loan, you can save money on higher-rate interest with a lower-rate loan
- Personal loans can be used to consolidate bills and credit card debt
- Choose a repayment term that works for you, from 36- to 84-month terms
- Pay off your consolidated debt with one set regular monthly payment
- Borrow between $2,500 and $40,000 with a Discover personal loan
Balance transfers for credit card debt
- Balance transfers let you use the available credit on a credit card to pay off other debts
- The consolidated debt amount is added to your credit card balance
- When you complete a balance transfer, you can save money with a low promotional APR for a set period
- You'll also still take advantage of one set payment instead of many
- Transfer a balance with Discover Card
How can you start consolidating debt?
A personal loan for debt consolidation can help you feel in control and get excited about your financial future. Here's how you can start on the path to a brighter future with Discover Personal Loans:
- See what personal loan offers you qualify for
- Complete a personal loan application in minutes
- Get an approval decision
- Your funds can be sent on the next business day
- Pay off your loan; you can choose to have the money sent to your bank account or directly to your creditors as soon as the next business day after you are approved for and accept the terms of your loan.
Ready to move toward a debt-free future?
See how much you could save with a Discover personal loan
Enter your credit score, and a few details for each debt balance you hold (up to a total of x) — and we'll show you how much you might be able to save.
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Frequently asked questions about debt consolidation
Paying off higher-rate debt is critical for financial health. The most important thing is to pick a method for paying off debt and stick with it. Your dedication can give you peace of mind, open up new financial opportunities, and put you on a path toward a more rewarding future.
If you have debt in the form of higher-rate credit cards or loans that you’re struggling to pay off, consolidating that debt into one loan with a lower fixed rate can help. You could save money on interest and pay off your debt faster. 89% of surveyed debt consolidation customers told us they paid off existing debt sooner with a Discover personal loan.
ABOUT SURVEY All figures are from an online customer survey conducted August 19 to September 6, 2022. A total of 665 Discover personal loan debt consolidation customers were interviewed about their most recent Discover personal loan. All results @ a 95% confidence level. Respondents opened their personal loan between January and June 2022 for the purpose of consolidating debt. Agree includes respondents who ‘Somewhat Agree’ and ‘Strongly Agree’.
There are two very common ways to consolidate credit card debt. You can transfer your other credit card balances onto one credit card with a balance transfer. Or you can get a personal loan for debt consolidation and use it to pay off your balances. There are other ways to tackle credit card debt, but either way, consolidating could help you save money and pay down your credit card debt faster.
A Discover personal loan cannot be used to directly pay off a Discover credit card.
Interest rates for a Discover personal loan are determined on a case-by-case basis. They are based on creditworthiness at time of application for loan terms of 36-84 months. Many factors are used to determine your rate, including your credit history, application information, and the term you select. A lower interest rate does not always mean a less expensive loan — you'll also want to understand the total lifetime costs of your loan.
Getting a loan to consolidate debt can be a smart way to pay off your credit card balances, higher interest loans, and other bills. Because your goal is to eliminate debt, a debt consolidation loan can help in the long term. Since credit bureaus look for a credit mix, having an installment loan may impact your credit health by adding a fixed loan to your revolving credit. In the short term, the debt consolidation loan may affect your credit because you're opening a new account and taking out a new line of credit.
Wondering if a debt consolidation loan is right for you? You can review your rate and monthly payment before you apply. Just check your rate. It's quick and easy. And it won't affect your credit score.
First, we find your daily interest rate by dividing the annual interest rate by the number of days in the year. Next, we take your loan balance and multiply that by the daily interest rate to find the daily interest charge. Every time you make a set regular payment, your loan balance will change and so will your daily interest charge.
That's one of the advantages of a Discover personal loan. There are no prepayment penalties to worry about. So you can make extra payments or pay off your loan early if you'd like.