In a Nutshell
- Quick and easy online application
- All loans are serviced by FDIC-member bank
- Repayment terms of 36 or 60 months
- No physical locations
- Minimum loan amounts apply in some states
Best Egg at a Glance
|Loan types||Unsecured personal loans for multiple purposes|
|Loan amount||$2,000 to $35,000|
|Repayment terms||36-60 months|
|APR||5.99% - 29.99%|
|Minimum credit score||Generally 640, but 700 needed to secure minimum rate|
|Best for||Debt consolidation and other major expenses|
If your priority is speed and ease, Best Egg can set you up with a personal loan serviced by New Jersey’s Cross River Bank within as little as 1 business day. The days of going to a physical location and filling out page after page of paperwork are over, thanks to online lenders like Best Egg.
Best Egg offers personal loans for all types of needs, including: debt consolidation, credit card refinancing, home improvements, moving home, vacation, special occasions, baby adoption, and other major expenses.
Here are some of Best Egg’s highlights:
- Offers unsecured loans, meaning you don’t have to put up any of your assets as collateral.
- Payment in your bank account within as little as 1 business day.
- Extensive help page with answers to all your questions.
- Get a quote and apply online—it takes just a few minutes.
- Loans can be used for more or less any purpose.
- Helpful customer support via a toll-free phone number.
Best Egg Loan Requirements
In order to apply for a loan with Best Egg you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Aged 18 years or more
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Bank account in your name
- Credit score of at least 640 to qualify for a personal loan; score of at least 700 to be eligible for lowest rates
- You can have a maximum of 2 active Best Egg loans at any time. In order to be eligible for a second loan, your first loan must have been open for at least 6 months and stay up-to-date on payments
Best Egg promises a super-fast application process, with the funds in your bank account in as little as 1 business day following approval. Checking your rate won’t affect your credit score (although going ahead with the final stages of your application will). Applying online for a Best Egg personal loan involves the following steps:
- Enter your email address.
- Enter the reasons for your loan (e.g. credit card consolidation, vacation, making a major purchase), the requested loan amount, home address, and your date of birth.
- Enter your Social Security number, phone number, and details about your employment status, annual income, and household income.
- Depending on what you gave as your reason for the personal loan, you may have to answer a couple of additional questions (e.g. if you said credit card consolidation, you’ll be asked how many credit card cash advances you’ve taken in the past 6 months).
- On the last screen you’ll see a quote and be given the opportunity to apply for the loan on the terms offered. If you go ahead with your application, you may be asked to supply additional documentation including proof of identity or address and proof of income.
How Much Can You Borrow?
You can borrow anywhere from $2,000 to $35,000 with Best Egg, although higher minimum loan amounts apply for the following states: Georgia, $3,000, New Mexico and Ohio, $5,000, and Massachusetts, $6,000.
Best Egg offers repayment terms from 36 months (3 years) to 60 months (5 years). APRs range from 5.99% for applicants with a credit score of 700+ who meet additional requirements. APRs can reach as high as 29.99%. An origination fee ranging from 0.99% to 5.99% is deducted from loan proceedings, although the fee on a 5-year loan starts from at least 4.99%.
Privacy & Security
All Best Egg personal loans are serviced by Cross River Bank, an FDIC-approved New Jersey state-chartered commercial bank. Operator Marlette Funding has lending and consumer-finance licenses in 18 states where such licenses are required and is authorized to lend in many additional states. It should also be noted that by entering your email address, Best Egg may share your contact details with lending partners and affiliates.
Help & Support
You can get answers to any questions through the online Help Center or by calling a toll-free number during regular business hours. Best Egg has a 9.5/10 Trustpilot rating, with 89% of customers rating it “excellent” for its quick approvals and funding. It is a Better Business Bureau-approved brand with an overall A+ rating for overwhelmingly positive customer feedback.
Best Egg provides all the benefits of quick and hassle-free online lending backed by an FDIC-approved commercial bank. It offers unsecured personal loans for all types of needs, including credit card consolidation, home improvements, and other major expenses. Funding is usually delivered to the recipient’s bank account within 1 business day of approval.
Marlette Funding, LLC
1523 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803