Why Get a Personal Credit Line?
Get the money you need to accomplish what you need to do today, continue to access your line to pay for what you need tomorrow.†
Funds on Demand
Receive the funds in your account anytime, and only pay interest on the amount you need, when you need it.†
Fixed Rate for Each Draw
Unlike a credit card, an Upgrade Personal Credit Line draw comes at a fixed rate, so you can budget for fixed monthly payments.
No Origination Fee
An Upgrade Personal Credit Line comes with no origination fee, no fee to open the line and no fee for draws.
How it Works
With your Personal Credit Line you get choice and flexibility
Open your credit line
Apply online and get a total credit line up to $50,000. This credit line is yours to use – use the amount you need, when you need it.†
Pick your amount
Select the amount you want from your credit line. You can do this as often as you want, up to your available credit.†
Funds sent directly to you
Get your funds sent straight to your bank account. You can easily request a draw for the amount you need as you need it.
See How Easy It Is to Access Your LineComing soon
Here's How Personal Credit Line Stacks Up
|Upgrade Personal Credit Line||Upgrade|
|Fixed rate for each draw|
|Know your pay-off date for each draw|
|Equal monthly payments for each draw|
|Select rate and loan length for each draw||coming soon|
|No origination fee|
|Pay interest only when you use it|
|Ongoing credit availability|
(Personal Credit Line draws subject to underwriting)
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Why use an Upgrade Personal Credit Line instead of a credit card?
With a Personal Credit Line you can budget for predictable monthly payments when you access your line. You will be paying down your balance at a fixed rate over a fixed time period when you make a draw. In contrast, borrowing with credit cards is open-ended with no set pay-off date, and can come with higher fees. Credit cards often come with variable rates that can increase on existing balances when the prime rate goes up.
Why choose a Personal Credit Line instead of a home equity line of credit or HELOC?
With a Personal Credit Line from Upgrade, you don’t have to use your home as collateral or spend a lot of time going through a lengthy application, appraisal and approval process. Plus, there's no origination fee, no fee to open the line and no fee for draws. With a home equity loan or HELOC, you can use the value of your home as collateral to get a lower rate, but that means you have to first go through the process of getting an updated home appraisal and complete more documentation to know how much you qualify for. Additionally, using the equity in your home can work against you if your property value declines. HELOC rates may be adjustable, which means your HELOC payments may increase on existing balances. In contrast, your Upgrade Personal Credit Line balance comes with a fixed rate and fixed monthly payments for each draw.
How are the rates fixed on a Personal Credit Line?
Since the rates are fixed for each time you draw from your line, you'll know how much you need to budget each month and can circle the date when the amount you borrowed will be paid off.
How do I decide my loan pay-off period?
Each time you borrow from your line you can choose from different repayment periods which can include 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month options based on your requested amount.† Choose the rates and draw lengths that meet your schedule. A shorter period allows you to pay it off quicker and also obtain a lower rate. If you are aiming to obtain the lowest monthly payment, you may want to choose a longer draw length.
How do I pay back the money I borrow?
You'll receive a monthly statement that will show the total monthly payment for all of your draws. Keep track of when each draw is paid off from your personal online dashboard. Payments are applied proportionally to previous draws. Payments or prepayments may not be allocated to a specific draw. As you repay your total balance, your available credit may be replenished by the amount repaid, up to the limit of your line.†