In America, credit products exist for any income and for any need. Small loans like payday loans are suitable for emergency needs. Personal loans will help with home repairs, vacations, or buying appliances. Mortgages are designed to enable borrowers to buy their own homes.

Let's take a closer look at all the loans available to Nebraska borrowers.

Personal Loans

A personal loan does not require the borrower to state the purpose of obtaining it, unlike, for example, a mortgage. A personal loan can be used for home renovations, new appliances, vacations, relocations, and any purpose for which you may need from $1,000 to $50,000. Some lenders also offer higher maximum personal loan amounts, but this is not the case.

Typically, personal loans are unsecured, interest rates are fixed, and loan terms range from 12 months to 72 months. But they, like the amount of a personal loan, may depend on the lender.

Auto Loans

An auto loan allows a borrower to borrow the price of a car minus any down payment. With the help of such a loan, you can buy not only cars. You can also buy a motorcycle, a boat, or a motor home. The complete list of vehicles available for auto loans will depend on the lender but is rarely limited to cars. Moreover, auto loans are most often available not only for new cars but also for used ones.

In such loans, the car serves as collateral and can be withdrawn if the borrower stops paying. Auto loan terms usually range from 36 to 72 months. Although, as vehicle prices rise, longer loan terms are becoming more common.

Student Loans

Student loans help pay for college and graduate school. There are two types of student loans: federal and private.

Federal student loans are more profitable. They offer respite as well as lower interest rates. In addition, loan terms, including fees, repayment terms, and interest rates, are the same for all borrowers with the same type of loan. Therefore, such loans do not even require a credit check. Private student loans are more like personal loans. They require a credit check, and each lender sets its loan terms, interest rates, and fees. Also, private student loans do not have any benefits or deferrals.


Mortgage loans are intended exclusively for the purchase of housing and cover its cost, excluding the amount of the down payment. The property that the borrower buys with this loan acts as collateral. So in case of non-payment of the loan, it goes to the lender.

Mortgage repayment terms are commensurate with the amounts, so it can be from 10 to 30 years. Mortgage rates are both fixed and variable.

Some borrowers may qualify for a mortgage that government agencies back. These are, for example, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or the Veterans Administration (VA).

Home Equity Loans

A home equity loan is for massive amounts. The borrower can get up to 80% of the market value of his home by using this loan. The borrower will receive the amount at a time, and the repayment period ranges from 5 to 30 years.

Typically, these loans have fixed interest rates. And the borrower's house acts as collateral, which he can lose if the loan is not repaid.

Credit-Builder Loans

A credit-builder loan helps borrowers improve their credit history. It is also suitable for those who have no credit history at all. Often these loans do not require a credit check.

Such loans typically range from $300 to $1,000. The lender deposits the money into a savings account, and the borrower makes monthly payments over a set period, usually up to six to 24 months, and then receives the money back.

It is important to ensure that the lender reports this loan to Experian, TransUnion, or Equifax credit bureaus. In such a case, this loan will be able to help the credit history of the borrower.

Debt Consolidation Loans

A debt consolidation loan helps borrowers who have several other loans with higher interest rates. In fact, this is a personal loan designed to pay off debts.

If the interest rate of a debt consolidation loan is lower than the borrower's other loan rates, then it will help save money. It also simplifies the repayment procedure because instead of several different loans, you will need to make payments only one at a time.

Debt consolidation loans may have fixed or variable interest rates and a range of repayment terms.

Payday Loans

A payday loan is a short-term loan product. Usually, the repayment terms of such loans are either 14 days or a month.

These loans are privately available online, do not require a credit check, and do not appear on your credit history in any way.

Payday loans usually do not exceed $500. Interest rates are fixed, but interest rates can be quite high.