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Why we love it
Self is a great way to build credit history with minimal commitment, no credit checks. You’ll also build savings while doing it!
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What Students Say

24 reviews


It will boost your credit a bit, which is great!

Small credit score boost

I used this as a way to boost my credit. It won’t have a huge impact on your score, but will provide a slight increase.

Good, if You're in a Pickle

This is a good resource if you can't trust yourself with a credit card or have had to file bankruptcy and are looking to rebuild credit. It's site is user-friendly. However, there are a lot of fees, so if you have another choice available to you, it's worth looking into that.

better than CK.

Totally accurate listings, plus i love that they help you apply for new ones you never would've thought might help you.

Self is the first credit builder is started with.

It's easy and the incentives of self are very nice.

Decent credit builder

Self Loan is a type of loan that lets you borrow money and yet establish credit. Regular payments are made to a collateralized savings account, and credit bureaus are notified of these payments. For people trying to establish credit, it could be a decent choice, but be careful to read the conditions and costs.

It does work!

My identity was stolen and I didn't find out until it was too late to combat it. I hardly had any history of my own at the time--almost everything came from the thief--but my credit score looked obviously unhappy. I came to Self as a way to establish history and start building my credit score back up--and it really did help my score climb a fair few points! I wouldn't recommend it if you already have good credit, as there are some fees involved that are not exactly ideal. But if you need a way to get your history built, this is a great one!

Never got my money back

You can for sure build your credit but I never received my deposit back as promised. Instead they applied it to fees

Build Credit While You Borrow

Self Loan is a loan product that allows you to build credit while you borrow. You make regular payments into a savings account that serves as collateral, and the payments are reported to credit bureaus. It may be a good option for those looking to build credit, but make sure to understand the terms and fees.

Can Be a Good Way to Build Credit

It can be a good way to build credit if you really don't have any. It is a good way to get in the habit of paying off a loan in a specified amount of time. Still, you do lose out on a bit of money.
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