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Discover recognizes that people and families have financial challenges. To help customers meet their obligations and pay for unforeseen expenses, large projects, or emergencies, the company has made personal loans available to its customers. Whether you would like to consolidate debt, pay for a remodeling project, or just need some extra help for a short time, a personal loan might be the perfect option for you.
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Discover's personal loans are simple to apply for from start to finish. In fact, you can receive approval the same day you apply and have your money in hand in as little as two days. Applying is intuitive and hassle free. You can start your application online or over the phone.
Your rate will depend largely on your credit. As with most financial institutions, the higher your credit score, the lower your rate. The lower your score, the higher your rate will be. Discover's rates are among the lowest in the industry. Contingent upon your credit, your APR could be as low as 6.99 percent, which is well below the industry average. Even those with fair credit will have a rate no higher than 24.99 percent.
Unlike mortgage loans, there is no closing fee associated with Discover's personal loans. The company also does not charge origination fees. If you make your monthly payments by the scheduled date, you will not incur any additional fees or penalties. You can also pay your loan off prior to the scheduled final payment date without incurring a penalty.
Discover's personal loans max out at $35,000, which is slightly lower than the maximum loan amount offered by some other top providers.
Discover does not focus solely on personal loans. The company offers a number of other financial services, including credit cards, banking, home loans, home search, and more. For this reason, it can be difficult for consumers to find the information specifically about the company's personal loans.
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I applied over the phone, expecting to be sent a stack of paper forms to fill out, wait for a few weeks and finally hear yes or no. The representative was amazing! She asked me some questions on the phone, checked my credit, and said I was approved!! I was doing debt consolidation , and the money was there the next day!! I am so impressed ! How painless compared to other loan applications in the past!!!
I applied for the personal loan because the advertised 'pre-approved' rate was 6.99% APR. Since I was already paying 13.99 on a loan that I used to pay off some unexpected taxes I thought that I would give it a shot. The online process seemed very clear right up to the moment where I was 'approved' but a rep needed to discuss some particulars with me. I called in and went through a process (called in the credit trade) of 'breaking me'. Although my mid score was 735, high score of 755 and my low score of 727, I was told that I had some 'serious issues'. The serious issue (no 's' on it) was that I had a late payment (lease termination fee that the dealer missed when I traded in my Hyundai vehincle for another) of $400. Yep, that was the 'serious issue'. No agruement from them that a 48 year credit history is otherwise perfect . The rep then went on to tell me that my more-than-competitive rate was 24%+ interest which was nearly double my current rate. The entire process of receiving a pre-approved offer of credit using my Transunion score was deceptive. If you don't know, the data used for these pre-approved offers of credit (the letter I received) comes from credit bureaus that easily make the (called selects) 30-day late termination fee event selectable. That means I should never have received the 6.99% letter. Stating the entire process is online is deceptive. Coming up with credit card interest rate for a $25,000 loan is deceptive when a 6.99% was offered. If I had known that these folks are using 1980 mortgage deceptive credit techniques I would have thrown the letter away.
Consumer beware! Stay clear of this shady company! I paid off my loan per the pay off amount provided by the company. Two months later Discover said the interest was incorrectly calculated and they applied two months of fees to an erroneous unpaid balance. Discover also reported the false unpaid balance to to the credit bureaus & negatively impacted my credit score by 50 points. Avoid this company!
Lord, why can't I give NO STARS? I am a long time Discover IT cardholder with EXCELLENT credit. I received an invitation to apply for their personal loan. I did so on 7/15/18 and was instantly denied for having "UNSATISFACTORY TRADES". What in the world does that mean? I have nothing AT ALL negative on my credit. So, I called them to inquire and ask that my app be reviewed manually. Sambara in Salt Lake City could not even tell me what "UNSATISFACTORY TRADES" meant. She put me on hold 3x just to come back and tell me to call my own personal bank to ask them or call a financial advisor. WTF? Why would I do that? THEY didn't deny me - Discover did! They are very incompetent there. I can't get a straight answer, so I asked for an address to mail a complaint. She said that she didn't have one, but she'd open a case for me and maybe someone would reach out to me. I am completely at a loss for words. The same thing happened to me years ago when I applied for their credit card, but they were able to review my report manually and approve me. This keeps happening only with THEM. I am over it.
I went through online process. After attempting to complete - everything got tripled. As in, all my credit card payoffs were going to paid three times. How does a company like DISCOVER think this is OK? They would not remove the HARD PULL from my credit report. VERY Disappointed. I recommend not using them.
Its a scam!! They tell you one thing over the phone and you agree then you get your packet and the rate shows different. I called them and they said I agreed to it so I'm stuck now. I had a flyer that said 0% for so many months which is what the guy told me on the phone also. I called them when I noticed my rate being 15.9 percent and they said my flyer I had was for a credit card. No, it wasn't. I have their credit card which I'm gonna cancel and I have the flyer saying loans and the recording from the guy on my phone. They are liars and will get you. It's a scam. Don't do it
We applied for a debt consolidation and have excellent credit . When they have you call after approving for a offer (percent of loan) they make you tell them what your paying now before giving you a quote they offered us a ridiculous percentage. Our credit is way above excellent and what they make you think you will (percentage) get when applying for the loan is almost triple what they state you will qualify for. They didn't even try to negotiate a lower percentage rate. Will not ever do business with this Company. Advertising is just a lure.
I just applied for a $15,000 Personal Loan with Discover. The representative on the phone had the gall to offer me a 18.99% interest rate having a credit score of 780 with a very good paying history with Discover Loan in the past, which was 8.99% and all of my other creditors. She had no personality what so ever. Point in case, stay away from Discover Personal Loans.
I used Discover for my student loans. They worked just fine but I wish they were lower jajaja
I love the product Discover Personal Loan offers. I have had a discover card for several years and love their low balance transfer offers. I love working with their customer service department. If I ever have a question or concern I know I can call and my questions will be answered. I am always treated in a professional manner. Thanks!
They new I was in bad need of a lone for medic. bills. Then when I called to get the final ok on the lone I was told I would have to pay 15.9% interest., because of my credit score being low, and I have a lot of credit cards. Non of witch are close to a max. amount, and are up to date. Later when I found out my score was 720, and I called to ask why can't I get it lowered, I was told you agreed on the phone, so the 15.9% stands. Just keep paying it, or we will have to take legal action. NICE!!! Even though they lied about my score, I still have to pay the high interest. This should not be allowed.
I called and was approved immediately. Interest rate was 10% lower than my credit cards. I had the money in my account within 2 days after faxing my pay stubs in. I am so relieved that all my bills are paid off. All I have to pay is this loan. I am guesstimating my savings are about $400/mo. That will be going right back on this loan to pay it off quicker. Thanks you Discover!
I was approved for a load sent in my docs waited 2 days I called Discover a lady was not knowledgable about anything on my loan app put me on hold for 4 min. and said I will have to put you on another hold 6 minutes later call us back in 24-48 hrs. ? that is not fast thanks for running my credit and asking for all my tax docs just to say denied? I would not recommend them to anyone who is serious about securing a loan. I have good credit and make good money these folks wasted 4 days of my time. (fast approval is misleading)
I am a Discover customer that was approved online for a consolidation loan but was denied by phone because they refused to use my entire income. What a sham.
I already have a Discover credit card with a pretty nice credit limit. I looked into a Discover personal loan and the FICO score they came back with is 50 points lower than the FICO score that I see if I log into my Discover credit card account. How are these not the same when they're both through Discover?
Don't bother with them they just Scam you. If you email them they just say to call. What the point of emailing. When you send extra money to pay your loan down fast they take it for them selfs. Stay far away
Discover's customer service is bottom to none. I can't imagine anyone having anything but a good experience with their phone-based customer service. That's honestly one of the reasons why I got a personal loan from Discover instead of one of the P2P lenders or lending marketplace. Customer service FTW! If you're looking for a loan that is not a home or student type loan and you have good credit, Discover Personal Loans is the way to go!
Positive: relatively quick and easy application and approval process, easy to talk with customer service. Negative: High APRs are the standard. Used the loan for debt consolidation and Discover sent payments directly to creditors ... but they sent one to the wrong place. Got two different stories from two different CS reps about how this would be resolved and it still hasn't 18 days later while I continue to accrue interest. Officiall monthly payment amount was $6 more per month than I was quoted (twice) by two different reps, which is $360 more over the life of the loan. Personal loan and Discover Card require two completely separately online log ins.
I paid my $5000.00 loan in FULL one month after receiving it.They cashed the check and I sent them proof however they kept calling me stating I owe them a payment.They claimed they never ever received the payment.I faxed them the proof of their signature on the back of the paid /cashed check and still kept calling me.DO NOT GET A LOAN FROM THEM, UNLESS YOU WANT AGGRAVATION.
I am a small business owner and while this has no barring on why I applied for a personal loan, it has a tremendous impact on why I have rated the customer service poorly. I received a phone call from someone at Discover financial and was asked if I had time to speak with a loan specialist. Since I was looking to secure money to help out my parents, of course I said “yes.” I was then asked to, “please hold, while we connect you.” Once the loan specialist came on the line, I was asked to wait 2-3 minutes while she reviewed my application. WTH, You've had my application for 7 days???? As a small business owner, I would never contact a potential client and then ask them to hold while I become familiar with their file. That's just horrible customer service!!! Take the time to know who/what you're dealing with before you waste someone's time. I will go elsewhere to secure funding.
Awesome loan company, super easy application process, quickly deposited in my account, interest rate could be better, but still isn't bad at all!!
I made my first personal loan payment online for the amount of $640 on May 23 and the payment has not been posted to my account yet. Keep calling Discover customer service and they have no answer either. I am planning to pay off the loan the first week of July and I will never take a personal loan with Discover again. I certainly would not recommend Discover personal loans to anybody. Not even to my worst enemy. Where is my money??? It sounds like you guys are running a scam, and I am another victim of this scam.
Loan was quick and easy to get. However, I make my payments using online bill pay as most every does. They are saying they did not receive my March payment. My bank called them twice, we had a conference call, proved to them that payment was made directly to them, received by them and cashed by them. They are still sending me letters and harassing phone calls. A supervisor named James just hung up on me and I wasn't even nasty with him, yet. Would I do business with them again? I seriously doubt it.
They sent me a special invitation loan with a specific ID number, but they still decline me. Considering its a hard inquiry...that further brought me down. I had a good credit score too. Personally,they should not be offering this kind of deals if they have no intention of going thru it. It's just a waste of time!!!
its a very good loan company and the customer care personal are very helpful and polite