Under Florida law we are required to collect and transmit to the State of Florida, on your behalf, a documentary stamp tax. The amount of this tax, which is slightly more than .0035 times your loan amount (or just over $35 for a $10,000 loan), will be added to your loan amount if your loan request is approved and funded. Stamp tax is NOT included when determining loan interest rate.
Personal loans are a good choice for quick and easy financing. Applying for a home improvement loan is typically faster than applying for a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or a home equity loan. In fact, LightStream allows you to get funds the same day you apply when all conditions are met. Plus, you don’t have to deal with appraisals or paperwork, and you do not need equity.
LightStream offers fixed-rate loans, which means your rate won't change when the market fluctuates, and you can easily budget your payments. Our home improvement loans offer lower interest rates than a credit card, so you can save more of your hard-earned money.
Applying for a personal loan for your home improvement project is a good idea when:
Home improvement loans allow you to borrow funds for your home improvement project without requiring collateral, a home title, or an appraisal. LightStream offers a quick, easy online application that you can complete from any device and the comfort of your home.
You can borrow between $5,000 and $100,000, and choose a repayment period that works best for you. LightStream has no restrictions on the type of home improvement project your funds can cover.
Here is how it works:
LightStream deposits funds directly into your account, so you can shop your contractor as a cash buyer and take full control of your project.
Your loan terms, including APR, may differ based on loan purpose, amount, term length, and your credit profile. Lowest rates require excellent credit. At least 17% of approved applicants applying for the lowest rate qualified for the lowest rate available based on data from 01/01/2023 to 03/31/2023. Rate is quoted with AutoPay discount. AutoPay discount is only available prior to loan funding. Rates without AutoPay are 0.50% points higher. Subject to credit approval. Conditions and limitations apply. Advertised rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Maximum APR for a LightStream loan is . Loan terms range from 24 - 144 months depending on the loan type.
LightStream will offer a rate .10 percentage points lower than the rate offered on any competing lender’s unsecured loan provided that you were approved for that lower rate (with the same loan terms offered by LightStream) no later than 2 p.m. Eastern time two business days prior to loan funding. The Rate Beat Program excludes secured or collateralized loan offers from any lender, and the competitive offer must be available to any customer with a similar credit profile. Terms are subject to change at any time. If you believe you have been approved by another lender for a lower qualifying rate, log in to your account and click on “Submit Rate Beat Request” to review your Rate Beat eligibility and upload the required documentation.
You can fund your loan today if today is a banking business day, your application is approved, and you complete the following steps by 2:30 p.m. Eastern time: (1) review and electronically sign your loan agreement; (2) provide us with your funding preferences and relevant banking information; and (3) complete the final verification process.
Every time LightStream funds a loan for a customer, we plant a tree. In partnership with American Forests, we've planted more than a million so far. This has helped restore and protect fragile wildlife habitats across America. Safeguarding the environment and preserving wilderness areas is essential for our future. The team here at LightStream is proud to be doing something that will make a different for generations to come.