New Study Reports Half of Personal Loan Applicants Have Poor Credit

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According to a recent study, over half of personal loan applicants have poor credit. The study used applications from over 1,900 personal loan borrowers and analyzed their ages and employment status, among others.


Fifty-three percent of personal loan applicants have poor credit scores under 640 according to a new study by


For the recent study, reviewed applications from over 1,900 personal loan applicants to analyze what demographics borrowers fell under. reviewed the applicants’ age, loan purpose, loan amount, credit quality, employment status and yearly income.

Cesar Diaz, founder and CEO of, said that it is important to provide varying options for borrowers of all credit scores, income levels and ages.

“Being able to provide personal loans for all types of borrowers is a vital element of the lending industry,” he said.

Although the majority of applicants are employed, over half have limited access to traditional lending due to their poor credit scores.

For the study, poor credit was deemed at a score below 640, fair credit at between 640 and 699, good credit from 700 to 760, and excellent credit was anything above 760.

For more research data, please read the report at and review the detailed infographic

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