Personal Loans Are A Hot Commodity In A Rocky Economy

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Fiona Staff11/11/2019

The personal loan market in the US has exploded over the past decade. 

Today, over 19 million people have an unsecured personal loan, nearly double that of 2010 (TransUnion). This was driven by the emergence of tech-based lenders, which make borrowing personal loans quicker and more efficient. 

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Once used by a much smaller customer base, personal loans have become a widely used tool for debt consolidation and loan refinancing.

Below, we share some facts and stats to help you learn more about the personal loans industry.


In September 2019, the Federal Reserve estimated the value of all outstanding consumer loans at $1.56 trillion - an all-time high.


From 2015 to 2018, the size of the personal loans sector expanded nearly 60%. In Q2’19, the overall outstanding balance of unsecured personal loans was over $148 billion. (TransUnion Industry Insights Reports Q2’2019) 

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