Personal Finance

Personal Financial Solutions To Help You Get Back On Track And Stay There

TriMark Legal Funding delivers a broad range of personal loans and specialty financing solutions to individuals nationwide, as well as anyone who, for whatever reason, is not eligible for legal funding.

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Personal Finance Solutions For Everyone

Personal Finance Solutions

TriMark Legal Funding is committed to helping injured plaintiffs, financially challenged, and credit-challenged people get the money they need, right when they need it most.

Anyone who gets injured and falls behind on their bills will eventually incur some degree of credit damage; it’s inevitable. These are the type of people that legal funding was always meant to help. The reality, however, is that many people do not qualify for legal funding for any number of reasons. And of the ones who do, some don’t qualify for as much money as they need.

On top of that, tens of millions of uninjured people have credit problems that are preventing them from getting the money they need too.

Whichever group you’re in, TriMark is here to help.

Credit problems can be as minor as a late payment or two or as serious as charged-off debts, defaulted loans, foreclosures, judgments, tax liens, or any of a hundred other things. The point is, once it affects your credit scores, it can be impossible to get any financial assistance from banks and traditional lenders.

TriMark has built a nationwide network of alternative lenders and financial service providers. It includes many different types of lenders and even some important personal financial services as well.

Your Credit Score: Know It Before You Blow It

Everyone knows that credit scores play a crucial role in a lot of life’s activities; that includes borrowing money. So it should come as no surprise that the logical first step is to find out exactly what your current credit scores are. With that information, you can match your credit scores to the most appropriate lenders. By doing this, you will be taking the most important step to maximize your likelihood of getting approved.

You can get your Equifax and Transunion credit reports and credit scores (Vantage) instantly, 100% free of charge, from CreditKarma.

If you’re already a member, check your scores before you apply. If you’re not a member yet, stop what you’re doing, take a minute right now and join immediately. There is no reason not to; it’s fast, it’s free, you don’t have to buy anything, and it doesn’t affect your credit scores. The most powerful benefit is that CreditKarma updates your credit scores daily. There is no better, faster, or cheaper way to get your credit scores, even if you went to each credit bureau directly.

Credit Scoring Models And How To Use Them

There are two primary credit scoring models that are used by most lenders; FICO and Vantage. As you can see in the charts below, they are similar but different, especially on the edges of the different classifications. Not all lenders will tell you, but it can be helpful to inquire which model a lender you intend to apply with uses. Here is the average breakdown of credit scores across America, using both models, according to Experian:

FICO Score

Source: Experian

Vantage Score

Source: Experian

A Specialized Finance Network Just For You

TriMark can help borrowers with nearly all types of credit profiles. Depending on the credit scores you just received, proceed to the following areas and apply when you find an appropriate lender:

Good, Very Good, Excellent, and Exceptional Credit (FICO 670-850 | Vantage 661-850)

  • If you have good, very good, excellent, or exceptional credit (per the credit scoring charts above), you will find numerous lenders in our network who offer super-competitive rates and terms that can rival or beat many traditional lenders.

Fair Credit (FICO 580-669 | Vantage 601-660)

  • This designation is a “grey area” and it’s a perfect illustration of why it is so important to get your current credit scores before you apply to any lenders. As you can see in the charts above, a 580-600 FICO score is “fair”, but a 599 or lower on Vantage is “poor”. Likewise, a Vantage score of 661 is “good”, but the same score is only “fair” with FICO. But take heart, because we have plenty of lenders and lots of different loan products to serve this category.

Poor Credit (FICO 300-579 | Vantage 300-599)

  • Also referred to as “bad credit”, “subprime credit”, or “deep subprime credit”. Your level of difficulty finding a lender will depend on how low your scores are and the type of financing you are seeking. Depending on market conditions and the type of financing you need, scores of about 550 or higher can usually find lenders willing to help.
  • Credit scores this low are caused by obvious financial problems being reported and will continue holding you back until you take action to change them. We encourage you to review your credit reports carefully, identify the obvious problem areas and formulate an action plan.
  • Discuss your situation with a debt relief specialist. Depending on the specific cause(s), they may be able to offer a debt consolidation loan or credit card consolidation loan.
  • Contact a reputable credit repair company to help you clean up your credit reports and increase your scores.

Okay, now that you’ve got your current credit scores and you understand a bit about the different scoring models, it’s time to get down to brass tacks and take a look at the different funding categories that are available to you.

Show Me The Lenders

Important Notice

All of the lenders and financial service providers herein are neither owned by nor affiliated with TriMark Legal Funding. As such, use them at your own risk and perform your own due diligence. All inquiries, questions, or concerns should be directed to specific lenders or service providers. TriMark personnel are unable to answer inquiries or provide specific information including rates, terms, application status, the likelihood of approval, etc., pertaining to any lender or service provider.

Personal Loans

Personal Loans
A personal loan can be used for any purpose you choose. TriMark maintains relationships with a variety of lenders for personal loans in amounts from $1,000 up to $100,000. When you’re ready to apply for a personal loan, be sure to get your free credit scores first. This category is for borrowers with fair, good, or excellent credit.

Personal Loans: For People With Bad Credit
We have one of the nation’s largest subprime lender networks. Bad credit loans are available from $500 up to $10,000.

Personal Loans: If You Can’t Get An Inheritance Loan
Inheritance loans are a great option if you can qualify for one. There are a number of states and counties where inheritance funding is not available, however. Also, qualifying can sometimes be difficult. And if you have already received an inheritance advance from a company, it can be difficult or impossible to get additional funding. If you can’t get the inheritance funding you need, get your free credit scores first, then select either fair to excellent credit lenders or bad credit lenders and apply for any amount from $500 up to $100,000.

Personal Loans: If You Can’t Get Legal Funding
Legal funding can be a powerful option for plaintiffs who qualify, but there can be any number of reasons why a person or a case is ineligible for legal funding. Ineligible or prohibited case type, prohibited states, ineligible prior funding buyout, you don’t have an attorney or your attorney won’t cooperate, and the list goes on. If your case doesn’t qualify for legal funding, it doesn’t change the fact that you need money immediately or that our network of lenders can still probably help you. Get your free credit scores and then use them to choose either fair to excellent or bad credit lenders. Available from $500 up to $100,000.

Personal Loans: If You Can’t Get A Workers Comp Loan
Workers comp loans are great; if you can get one. The problem is that they are only available in 12 states and, even then, qualifying for one can be tricky. These loans are for everyone who doesn’t qualify for a workers comp loan. Like the other options above, get your free credit scores and then use them to choose either fair to excellent or bad credit lenders. Available from $500 up to $100,000.

Specialty Loans & Financing

Auto Loans
Finance your next car the smart way! Use this tool to find the lowest rates and the best auto loan, up to $100,000, from competing lenders. Borrowers with all types of credit are encouraged to check rates for free. Checking rates will not affect your credit score.

Auto Loan Refinancing
Lower your monthly car payment now. The online process makes it fast, easy, and super-convenient to refinance your car loan and save money. Great rates and terms and no prepayment penalties at any time.

Bad Credit Loans
Available from $500 up to $10,000 and typical repayment terms can range from 3 months to 72 months, depending on the amount you borrow. Typical borrowers have fair to subprime credit.

Cash Advances
Cash advances are typically used as emergency loans, from $500 up to $10,000, to cover unexpected expenses. All credit profiles may apply.

Credit Card Consolidation Loans
Consolidate balances from multiple high-interest rate credit cards into one loan with a lower rate and more manageable monthly payments. Available from $5,000 to $40,000. You can check your rate for free and it won’t impact your credit score. Borrowers with all types of credit profiles are encouraged to check rates. It’s free and checking rates will not affect your credit score.

Debt Consolidation Loans
A powerful tool that can help you take control of your debt. A debt consolidation loan can simplify your finances and lower your interest rate. Compare multiple offers with a single application. Consolidate all your debt into one new loan with a lower rate and a single monthly payment. Available up to $100,000. Borrowers with all types of credit are encouraged to see how much they could save because it’s free to check rates and it doesn’t hurt your credit score.

Inheritance Loans
Heirs who are waiting on inheritance in probate can begin enjoying their inherited money as quickly as today.

Short-Term Loans
Short-term emergency loans are a viable alternative to the notorious “payday loan”. And rather than full repayment being required from your next paycheck, repayment is made in installments over time. Available from $100 up to $3,000.

Structured Settlement Loans
Annuitants who are receiving periodic payments can sell some, or all, of their future payments for a large lump sum of cash.

Title Loans
If you need to pay an unexpected bill or expense but don’t have the funds to cover it, a title loan is an alternative financial resource that might be the right solution for you. Available from $2,500 to $25,000, the initial requirements are that you have a qualifying car with the title in your name and the ability to repay the loan, so people with all sorts of financial backgrounds and credit profiles may qualify.