What's a personal loan?

A personal loan is one way to consolidate debt or to pay for major expenses. These types of personal loans offer fixed interest rates and fixed monthly payments for the life of the loan. A personal loan is best for one-time funding, or if you know the entire cost of your project up front. You receive the loan in one lump sum.

Personal loan

Take control of your finances with a personal loan. U.S. Bank personal checking clients with credit approval may be able to borrow up to $50,000.1 Those without a U.S. Bank account may be able to borrow up to $25,000.

Check your rate before completing a full application to see what you may be eligible to borrow. It won’t affect your credit score.

Borrow $1,000 up to $50,000.

Home improvement personal loan

Upgrade your home and its value. U.S. Bank personal checking clients with credit approval may borrow up to $50,000 with our home improvement personal loan.2 Those without a U.S. Bank account may be able to borrow up to $25,000.

Check your rate before completing a full application to see what you may be eligible to borrow. It won’t affect your credit score.

Borrow $1,000 up to $50,000.

Simple Loan

Need quick funds for an emergency? Our Simple Loan is one way for U.S. Bank personal checking clients who qualify to borrow up to $1,000 for planned – and unplanned – expenses.

Borrow $100 up to $1,000.

What's a personal line of credit?

A personal line of credit is a set amount of funds that you can withdraw as needed.
If you need ongoing access to funds, or if you don't know the full cost of a project, a personal line of credit may be better. With these types of personal lines of credit, you can use the credit as needed, and only pay interest on the funds you borrow.

Personal line of credit

Looking to tackle financial goals with a little more flexibility? If you’re a current U.S. Bank personal checking client, a personal line of credit can give you instant, ongoing access to funds as you need them.

Before you apply you can check your rate and see what you may be eligible to borrow. It won’t affect your credit score.

Instant, ongoing credit access

Home improvement personal line of credit

Exclusive to U.S. Bank personal checking clients, take on your home improvement projects with the flexibility of a credit card, but typically with lower interest rates.3 Since it’s an unsecured line of credit, there’s no collateral needed.4

Before you apply you can check your rate and see what you may be eligible to borrow. It won’t affect your credit score.

No annual fees

Reserve line of credit

Protect your U.S. Bank checking account from overdrafts with a reserve line of credit. You’ll enjoy no annual fee and automatic advances to your checking account if your balance ever falls below zero.

Protection from overdrafts

How can you use a personal loan or line of credit?

Life keeps moving. Be ready for what comes your way.

Consolidate debt.

Combine debts to manage your monthly payments. You could even save money with a lower interest rate. A loan or line of credit may be right for you.

Buy a car from a private seller.

Get the car you want whether it’s from a family member, a friend or social marketplace. You may just drive away with a better deal.

Expand your family.

Plan ahead for adoption or assisted reproduction. Whatever your path to parenthood, consider the costs and your options.

Have questions about personal loans or lines?

We have lending consultants who can help. Learn about your loan options and get personalized estimates for your situation. Give us your details and we’ll give you a call.

What are the benefits of a personal line of credit vs a personal loan?

Both are unsecured loans, meaning they don’t require collateral, but here are the key benefits of each:

A personal loan is one-time funding with fixed interest rates and fixed monthly payments. A fixed rate is an interest rate that stays the same throughout the loan. Personal loans often have lower interest rates if you have good credit. Also, you don’t have to be a U.S. Bank customer to apply for a personal loan.

A personal line of credit gives you instant access to your available credit, as you need it. It doesn’t require a specific purchase purpose and carries a variable interest that only accrues on the money you borrow. A variable interest is an interest rate that might change, according to the terms of your contract.

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Disclosures
  1. Not all loan programs are available in all states.

  2. Home Improvement Personal Loan Collateral: A home improvement personal loan is for customers who prefer financing without using collateral. There are other less costly home improvement product options with property as collateral. You may be able to borrow up to $50,000 ($25,000 if you are not a U.S. Bank customer) with fixed interest rates, flexible loan terms and no annual fees.

  3. Personal line of credit: The annual percentage rate (APR) is variable and is based upon an index plus a margin. The APR will vary with Prime Rate (the index) as published in the Wall Street Journal. As of July 28, 2023, the variable unsecured personal line of credit APR ranged from 12.50% to 22.50% APR and the margin varied based on credit score. The lowest APR in the range requires a credit score of 800 or greater. Cash Advance ATM fee: 4% of each advance amount, $10 minimum. Cash Equivalent fee: 4% of each cash equivalent amount, $10 minimum. The annual fee is $0. Foreign Transaction fee: 3% of each foreign purchase transaction or foreign ATM advance transaction in a Foreign Currency. Subject to credit approval, eligibility and credit qualifications. Personal Line of Credit may be reduced or additional extensions of credit limited if certain circumstances occur. Approval for personal line of credit requires having a new or existing U.S. Bank personal checking account. Your Deposit Account Agreement and the Consumer Pricing Information disclosure list terms, conditions, and fees that apply to U.S. Bank personal checking accounts. You may obtain a copy of the disclosure by visiting a branch or calling 800-872-2657.

  4. Home Improvement Personal Line of Credit Collateral: A U.S. Bank Home Improvement Personal Line of Credit is for existing U.S. Bank customers who prefer financing without using collateral. There are other less costly home improvement product options with property as collateral. You may be able to borrow up to $25,000 with fixed interest rates, flexible loan terms and no annual fees.

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Loans and lines of credit are offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Deposit products are offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC.

Subject to credit approval, eligibility and credit qualifications. U.S. Bank Personal Loan, Personal Line of Credit, and U.S. Bank Simple Loan are for existing U.S. Bank customers who prefer financing without using collateral. Approval for Personal Line of Credit and Reserve Line of Credit requires having a new or existing U.S. Bank personal checking account.

Simple Loan applicants must have an open U.S. Bank personal checking account with recurring direct deposits. Other eligibility criteria may apply. Loan approval is subject to eligibility and credit approval.

Refer to Your Deposit Account Agreement (PDF) and the Consumer Pricing Information (PDF) disclosure for a summary of fees, terms and conditions that apply.