A personal loan refers to money that is borrowed from a financial institution, for personal (not professional or business) use. In opposition to larger and long-term loans, personal loans are taken into relatively short to medium terms. Generally personal loans are used to pay for one-time or short term expenses where a borrower (the person who is getting the loan) doesn't normally require disclosing the specific reason for the loan. This type of loan is used by many to resolve their current financial needs. A personal loan is taken for tenure of one to five years. Also these require lowest formalities and no collateral or security. It is a type of unsecured loan which can be availed on the basis of various criteria. Level of income, employment history, credit score and scope for repayment are those specific criteria. Considering these criteria and lender, the APR (Annual Percentage Rate) of personal loan can be anywhere between 11.29% to 35%.