Barclays does verify income for personal loan applicants to confirm that people can repay what they borrow, but it does not disclose a minimum income requirement. You also have to meet other Barclays requirements to be considered, such as being at least 18 years old and being a US citizen or permanent resident. You have a good chance of getting approved if you meet all of these requirements.
Barclays Personal Loan Requirements
Be at least 18 years old
Be a US citizen or permanent resident
Have a Social Security number
Have a credit score of 700 or higher
If you want a better idea of what personal loans you may qualify for with your income, you can use WalletHub's free pre-qualification tool.
Yes, Barclays does a hard inquiry when you apply for a loan. This credit report inquiry will likely drop your credit score by about 5 to 10 points, but you'll be able to get back on track with a few months of on-time payments.
Barclays's hard inquiry will stay on your credit report for two years, but it won't affect your credit after one year, and the impact may subside before then. To see how your individual credit score may be affected by a hard inquiry, you can use the … read full answercredit score simulator on WalletHub.
If you're looking for a lender that does not do a hard inquiry at all, you could consider Opploans, Integra Credit and NetCredit.
To apply for a Barclays personal loan enter your personal and financial information on the online application. Next, verify the accuracy of the information, submit the application and wait to receive a decision.
How to Apply for a Barclays Personal Loan
Enter your personal information on the application. Barclays requires the following personal information on the application: your name, address, contact information and Social Security number.… read full answer
Enter your financial information on the application. Barclays requires the following financial information on the application: your employment and financial background.
Double check the application for accuracy. To ensure that your Barclays personal loan application gets processed as quickly as possible, make sure that all the information is correct and complete before you submit it.
Submit your application. Barclays will typically provide a decision on your application within 2 - 3 business days for both approval and funding.
If you are approved for a Barclays personal loan, you will generally receive the funds within 2 - 3 business days for both approval and funding after approval. After that, it’s your responsibility to make monthly payments until you have fully paid back your loan, including interest.
Yes, a Barclays personal loan does affect your credit score, both when you apply and during the entire time that you are paying the loan off. Initially, a Barclays personal loan will affect your credit score in a negative way, but the long-term impact can be very positive, assuming you repay the loan on schedule.… read full answer
How a Barclays Personal Loan Affects Your Credit Score
Hard pull: When you apply for a Barclays personal loan, Barclays will do a hard inquiry into your credit history, which will temporarily drop your credit score by about 5-10 points in most cases.
Increased debt level: Taking out a Barclays personal loan will naturally increase the amount of debt that you have. Since your debt level is one of the components of your credit score, you can expect that to have a negative impact initially.
Account diversity: One positive way that getting a Barclays personal loan can impact your score right away is by adding more diversity to the types of accounts you have open. Your "credit mix" is one of the components of your credit score, and the more types of accounts you have, the better - as long as you handle them responsibly.
Payments: The biggest factor in how a Barclays personal loan affects your credit score is whether you pay on time. If you make on-time payments, your score should steadily increase as a result. If you pay late or fail to make payments altogether, you can expect your credit score to drop.
The bottom line is that while a Barclays personal loan does affect your credit score, most of the way that your score changes depends on how responsible you are with the loan. If you'd like to estimate how certain actions might affect your credit score, you can use WalletHub's free credit score simulator.
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