Representative APR examples
Official personal loan APRs
There are regulations governing how APRs must be displayed. Below are loan providers' official examples of the cost of taking out a loan. For all the current cheapest personal loan rates, see our Personal Loans guide, or our Loans Eligibility Calculator helps you find which lenders are most likely to accept you.
What does representative rate mean?
Where credit cards or loans use a representative APR, this means 51% of successful applicants will be given the stated interest rate.
If a loan is advertised as being 7.5% representative APR, this means 51% of accepted applicants have to get 7.5% as their rate. The other 49% could get a different rate (which is usually higher). Of course, some people will be rejected outright.