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Mariner Finance Personal Loans Review: Competitive Rates for Bad Credit

If you need a personal loan, but your credit isn’t where it should be, your options are limited. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to payday or auto title loans. There are several lenders who specialize in working with people with bad and fair credit, and their rates are relatively reasonable.

For example, Mariner Finance personal loans offer competitive interest rates and fees for  people with bad credit .

But the lender’s rates are on the high end compared with similar personal loan companies. So, it’s important to know the full package before you apply. In this review, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Mariner Finance personal loans.

Mariner Finance personal loans review

Mariner Finance is a consumer finance company based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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“The big banks certainly play a role in the financing of businesses, but community banks are especially important for local businesses,” said Bert Ely, a Virginia banking consultant. “It will be able to serve not just the smallest businesses but those that are not quite so small.”

Many small businesses prefer a smaller, local bank to larger regional and national institutions, said Anita Newcomb, president and managing director of AG Newcomb & Co., a Columbia-based strategic consulting firm for the banking industry. Smaller banks offer businesses a personal relationship with their bankers and easy access to top decision makers, she said.

“They also want to feel that they have a partner who’s going to be with them through the good times and the bad,” Newcomb said.

Some national and regional banks reduced lending and even backed out of local markets during the most recent recession, but local banks remained, she said.

“The community banks, this is their livelihood,” Newcomb said.