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How to Protect Your Credit and Online Data From Fraud—A Year After The Equifax Breach

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Home Equity Loans vs Personal Loans for Home Improvement

Maybe you’ve spent too much time watching HGTV and now have visions of turning your kitchen into a chef’s paradise. Or perhaps your master bath is just one shower away from disaster.

If so, you’re not alone. Last year, the Joint Center of Housing Studies for Harvard University reported that the home improvement industry should continue post record-level spending in 2016. For many people, that means borrowing money to pay for those home improvements.

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Home Improvement Just Got Better – Our Partnership with Joist

We’re in the full swing of home improvement season here at SoFi. We launched our Tiny Kitchen Makeover campaign to kick things off, and even conducted a survey on the DIY home improvement habits of Millennials versus Baby Boomers (TLDR: Millennials do it for the ‘gram).

And now, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Joist, a software platform used by over 650,000 trades contractors to estimate, invoice, process payments and manage their projects from anywhere. We’re partnering with Joist to help empower contractors to provide homeowners with access to financing options to get their dream project done and help show why a SoFi Personal Loan for home improvement may be the right fit.

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What Are the Common Uses for Personal Loans?

If you need cash today but you don’t have enough built up in savings to cover the purchase, a personal loan might make sense for you. Unlike a mortgage or other collateralized loans, personal loans are unsecured, meaning that borrowers do not need to provide collateral for the loan. In other words, the only asset behind a personal loan is the borrower’s promise to repay. As a result, borrowers need a good credit history or strong prior history with the lender in order to qualify for a loan. Personal loans can be used for just about anything (that’s legal, of course), but here are some of the most common uses we see at SoFi.

Most Common Personal Loan Uses

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