A personal loan allows you to borrow money from a lender for almost any purpose, typically with a fixed term, a fixed interest rate, and a regular monthly payment schedule. Collateral is usually not required and personal loans typically have lower interest rates than most credit cards.
Since interest rate and loan terms on a personal loan are fixed, you can select a loan and payment amount that fits within your budget—which is great when you’re consolidating debt. Plus, you’ll know the exact date your loan will be fully paid off. Using a personal loan to consolidate high-interest credit card debt might even help improve your credit score.1