Best Egg Secured Loan vs
Personal Loan

Compare Best Egg’s Personal Loan and the Homeowners Advantage Loan, Best Egg’s Secured Loan option.

Best Egg is pleased to offer two choices to help you meet your financial needs.

How the Best Egg Secured Loan Works

Complete the application online in about 10 minutes

Receive your funds in your account in as little as 3 days

Best Egg handles paperwork and files a lien on your fixture collateral

Repay through fixed monthly payments and no prepayment penalties

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Secured and Unsecured personal loans?
While both secured personal loans and unsecured personal loans are offered based on your individual credit history, secured loans also require collateral that Best Egg can access if you default on your loan.
What is the difference between a Best Egg Secured loan and other companies’ traditional home equity loans?
For starters, traditional home equity loans use your entire home as collateral, while Best Egg Secured Loans are only secured by the fixtures in your home – not the home itself. It’s this unique difference that helps us get you the rates you deserve without putting your home at risk.

In addition, traditional home equity loans may take several weeks to fund, involve multiple in-person appointments, and require extensive amounts of paperwork. With a Best Egg Secured Loan, you can complete everything online in a few minutes and receive your money in as little as one day.

What is a lien?
A lien is a right you grant on something you own – called collateral - to secure a debt. It gives a lender the right to take possession of this collateral under certain circumstances.

If you decide to take out a Best Egg Secured Loan, Best Egg will give public notice of the lien by filing a document called a UCC-1, usually with your local government. If you have more than one Best Egg Secured Loan secured by the same collateral, then Best Egg will file only one UCC-1 notice covering all the liens under your loans. Best Egg will release each lien when the related loan is fully repaid and will release the filing when all such loans are fully repaid.

What collateral is used to secure a Best Egg Secured Loan?
The collateral used to secure your Best Egg Secured Loan(s) could include anything you typically wouldn’t take with you if you were to move to a new home – think window shutters, built-in bookcases and shelves, ceiling fans, water heaters. Some states define fixtures slightly differently, but generally collateral does not include personal items, household goods, or appliances that are not permanently attached to your home.
Does the value of my fixtures determine the loan amount I could qualify for?
No. Each Best Egg Secured Loan is secured by the fixtures in your home, regardless of their value. Best Egg does not assess that value and it has no impact on your eligibility.
Can Best Egg repossess the fixtures in my home that serve as collateral for my Best Egg Secured Loan?
If you file for bankruptcy, your home is foreclosed, or you sell your home and do not repay your loan within 30 days of your home’s sale, then each Best Egg lien on the fixtures in your home gives Best Egg or future owners of your loan the right to repossess those fixtures.
Will a Best Egg Secured Loan impact my ability to borrow more money against my home?
Other potential lenders may take the Best Egg lien(s) into account in their decision to lend money to you. Of course, potential lenders may also consider the level of your overall debt, including your Best Egg Secured Loan(s), in reaching their decision.
Do I need the signature of my home’s co-owner to get a Best Egg Secured Loan?
If any co-owners are listed on the deed or title of your home, at least one will need to provide consent for your Best Egg Secured Loan(s), including the lien(s) against the fixtures in your home. We may also use publicly available data sources to identify or confirm any co-owners of your home and to name them on the UCC filing with respect to your loan(s) as required by local rules. With that said, co-owners will not be considered borrowers and will not be responsible for repayment of your Best Egg Secured Loan(s).

If you reside in a community property state, then Best Egg will require your spouse or domestic partner to provide their consent for your Best Egg Secured Loan(s). Please check your state laws and the additional information below and review your Loan Agreement for information on how your Best Egg Secured Loan(s) may affect your spouse or domestic partner.

What if…?

What if I don’t have equity in my home?
The Best Egg Secured Loan is currently only available to homeowners with equity. If you don’t have equity in your home, you may still be eligible for an unsecured Best Egg personal loan!
What happens if something in my home breaks and I need new fixtures?
If you need to replace something in your home, no worries. Replacing your existing fixtures, or even deciding not to, will not impact the terms of your Best Egg Secured Loan(s).
What happens to my home if I miss a payment on my Best Egg Secured Loan?
Nothing. Because the collateral for your Best Egg Secured Loan(s) is fixtures in your home, and not the home itself, Best Egg cannot foreclose on your home.

If you run into an issue making a payment on your loan, please contact us so we can discuss any options we may have available for you. Missing one or more payments could impact your credit score.

What if I want to refinance my home?
Your mortgage lender may require all liens to be removed before you can refinance your home. Best Egg will only release the lien(s) and the related UCC-1 filing when you repay your Best Egg Secured Loan(s) in full.
What happens if I want to sell or transfer my home before my Best Egg Secured Loan is fully repaid?
Your home may be more difficult to sell, as potential purchasers may require that the lien is removed at or before closing the sale. If you sell or transfer your home without repaying the loan in full, the lien will remain, the new owner will be subject to the lien, and your loan will become due immediately and payable.
What if I sell my home and I don’t have enough money to repay my Best Egg Secured Loan?
If your home is sold before repayment of your Best Egg Secured Loan(s) in full, Best Egg could declare your loan(s) in default, making your unpaid balance immediately due and payable. Note that the selling price of your home will not affect the remaining balance on the loan(s).
What happens if my home goes into foreclosure?
Although Best Egg will never foreclose your home, we may participate in your bank’s foreclosure process so we can collect the unpaid balance of your Best Egg Secured Loan(s). If the foreclosure process doesn’t satisfy your obligations, Best Egg could declare your Best Egg Secured Loan(s) in default, making your unpaid balance immediately due and payable.

More information about unsecured personal loans can be found in our Resources Section.

Community States FAQs

What is a Community Property State?
Some states in which Best Egg Secured Loans are available grant certain property rights and obligations to people who are married (including registered domestic partnerships and other similar legal relationships in some states). In these states, a person may automatically have an interest in property acquired by the other party even if you are not both named on the deed or title.
Which states are currently Community Property States?
The Community Property states in which Best Egg Secured Loans are available are Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Why does my marital status matter?
If you receive one or more Best Egg Secured Loan(s), then the fixtures in the home you listed as your address on your loan application will become collateral to secure repayment of the loan. If this address is in a Community Property state, then your spouse (or other person who has community property rights under state law) may have an interest in the property, including in the fixtures. Best Egg will therefore require assurance that each of you, and any other co-owner of the property, are aware of your Best Egg Secured Loan(s) and will not block access to the property or interfere with our ability to collect on or enforce your loan as described above.
Do we both need to need to consent to my Best Egg Secured Loan?
If you are a resident of a Community Property state and are in a relationship covered by Community Property laws, then both partners must consent to your Best Egg Secured Loan(s). The Best Egg team will contact you both with instructions on how to provide consent electronically.
What if I am married or in a similar legal relationship and live in a Community Property State, but we are separated or have filed for divorce?
This can vary depending on the state that you live in, and we would recommend that you seek legal advice if you have a question about the legal status of your specific situation. To finalize your Best Egg Secured Loan(s), however, Best Egg will require both you and your partner, and any other owner of the property, to consent to your Best Egg Secured Loan(s), including the lien(s) against the fixtures in your home.
What if we are not both named on the deed or title to the house?
While each state may vary, generally Community Property states view assets – including residential property and the fixtures in the property -- acquired during the marriage or legal relationship as equally owned by both parties, regardless of who purchases the asset or whether both parties are named on the deed or title.