Backed is a privately held US-based online lending company that was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY. Backed operates in six states and focuses on offering their borrowers easy access to fair loans. They also strive to offer their users reduced risk and unmatched rates.
Backed offers three personal loan plans to choose from: the one year plan, the two year plan, and the three year plan:
Backed loans range from $3,000 to $25,000.
The company's website lists a wide range of APR rates; however, their lowest listed APR rate of 2.9% gives them a competitive advantage.
According to their website, Backed recommends that parents become "backers" and co-sign on their children's personal loans. This specific type of co-signing is different than traditional co-signing because Backed guarantees that it greatly reduces risk and allows parents to protect their credit. With Backed, parents get notified immediately when there is a missed payment. Backed also allows a 15-day grace period to pay back the missing amount and payments made on time builds credit.
Backed does not disclose credit score requirements on its website.