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Tesco personal loans

Our Tesco Bank loan calculator will help you work out how much you'll pay back on a Tesco Bank personal loan. Loan amounts between £1,000 and £35,000 starting from 6.1%.

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Considering a Tesco loan? If you have good or excellent credit, you can enjoy fixed monthly repayments, same-day funding and competitive rates by giving your Clubcard number during application. However, whilst the option to defer payments and make fee-free overpayments is beneficial, borrowers should be cautious about the 2-month interest charge for early loan repayment.

Best for: Fast funding

Pros
  • Same-day funds
  • Competitive rates
  • Take a payment holiday
Cons
  • Doesn't offer bad credit loans
  • You need a Clubcard to get the best rates
  • Interest charge will be applied if you want to pay loan off early
Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
Tesco Bank Clubcard Personal Loan

Maximum loan

£25,000

Product fee

N/A

Early redemption fee

Yes

Tesco loan calculator

Name Product Ratings Customer rating Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
Tesco Bank Personal Loan
Finder score
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User rating
★★★★★
Expert analysis
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.5% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.5% and total payable £11,003.04 in monthly repayments of £305.64.
Tesco Bank Clubcard Personal Loan
Finder score
★★★★★
★★★★★
User rating
★★★★★
Expert analysis
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
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How do Tesco loans compare against the competition?

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Novuna Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 7.4% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 7.4% and total payable £11,142.00 in monthly repayments of £309.50.
My Community Bank Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £5,000 over 48 months at a rate of 23.3% pa (fixed). Representative APR 27.1% and total payable £7,854.94 in monthly repayments of £163.64.
Fluro (formerly Lending Works) Personal Loan
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Representative example: Assumed borrowing of £7,500.00 over 48 months at 17.9% APR representative. Monthly cost of £214.79. Total amount repayable of £10,309.78. Interest rate of 16.6% p.a.(fixed) and total fees of £150.00. Available for loan amounts between £5,000 - £25,000.
Barclays Existing Current Account Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 9.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 9.9% and total payable £11,527.92 in monthly repayments of £320.22.
Plend personal loan
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Representative example: Borrow £8,000 over 48 months at a rate of 16.66% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 17.99% and total payable £11,013.12 in monthly repayments of £229.44.
Tesco Bank Personal Loan
Finder score
★★★★★
★★★★★
User rating
★★★★★
Expert analysis
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.5% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.5% and total payable £11,003.04 in monthly repayments of £305.64.
Tesco Bank Clubcard Personal Loan
Finder score
★★★★★
★★★★★
User rating
★★★★★
Expert analysis
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
Lendwise
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Zopa Personal Loan
Finder score
★★★★★
★★★★★
User rating
★★★★★
Expert analysis
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Representative example: Borrow £1,500.00 over 3 years at a rate of 22.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 22.9% and total payable £2,028.60 in monthly repayments of £56.35.
Lloyds Bank Existing Customer Personal Loan
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★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.7% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.7% and total payable £11,034.00 in monthly repayments of £306.50.
thinkmoney Personal Loan
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★★★★★
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★★★★★
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Representative example: If you borrow £29,100 over 12 years, initially on a fixed rate for 5 years at 8.885% and for the remaining 7 years on the Lender's standard variable rate of 9.285%, you would make 60 monthly payments of £375.53 and 84 monthly payments of £380.29.
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Please note: You should always refer to your loan agreement for exact repayment amounts as they may vary from our results.

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Tesco loan rates at a glance

The Tesco Bank Personal Loan charges 6.5% APR representative on loans between £7,500 and £25,000. Tesco offers the loan with repayment terms between 1 and 10 years, and applicants can apply to borrow from £1,000 to £35,000.

The Tesco Bank Clubcard Personal Loan charges 6.1% APR representative on loans between £7,500 and £25,000. Tesco offers the loan with repayment terms between 1 and 10 years, and applicants can apply to borrow from £1,000 to £25,000.

What are Tesco loans?

As one of the biggest supermarket chains in the world, Tesco also offers unsecured personal loans at some very competitive rates. If you’re a Tesco Clubcard member, you may be eligible for a further discounted rate.

Formerly a joint venture with RBS, Tesco Bank has been a highly competitive provider of fixed-rate loans since the 90s. You’ll usually get an instant decision when you apply online and if you need to, you can apply to take a short temporary break from repayments.

Our calculator lets you pick how much you want to borrow, over a timeframe that suits you, to estimate how much you would pay back each month and overall.

We base our calculations on Tesco Bank’s representative APR, but it’s important to note that Tesco only has to give 51% of customers the advertised representative APR. Other customers may be offered a higher rate – at the time of writing, Tesco Bank’s maximum APR is 34.5%. The rate you’re offered will depend on Tesco’s assesment of your individual circumstances and the loan amount and term you’ve applied for.

Our calculation also assumes that you don’t take a repayment break and you don’t repay early (both are facilities that Tesco Bank offers and both affect the overall cost of your loan).

Quick overview of Tesco Bank personal loans

Loan amounts From £1,000 to £35,000
Loan terms From 1 year to 10 years
Age eligibility 18 years and over
Application fee No application fee
Repayment holiday Repayment holiday not permitted

Key features of a Tesco personal loan

Tesco’s personal loans are unsecured, meaning they’re based on creditworthiness, rather than by the use of property, vehicles and other assets as collateral.

While Tesco rates are generally competitive, the representative APR may not be the rate you’ll receive: Tesco will offer you a rate based on an assessment of your personal financial circumstances.

All interest rates are fixed for the duration of your repayment period, however the rate you’re offered will depend on factors including the amount you apply for, the term of the loan, your credit rating and your income. It may differ from the advertised “Representative APR”.

What is APR?

The annual percentage rate (APR) is designed to provide an annual summary of the cost of a loan, taking into account both interest and any mandatory charges (for example an application fee, although these are thankfully now pretty rare in the world of unsecured personal loans).

All lenders must calculate the APR of their products in the same way, and must tell you the APR before you sign an agreement, so for consumers it can be a handy tool for comparison.

However, almost all lenders tailor APRs to the applicant – in other words, if your credit record isn’t as strong as other applicants’ you may be offered a higher APR. The advertised representative APR is the APR that a lender realistically expects at least 51% of successful applicants to get. Lenders like Tesco, which battle it out with other banks to advertise the very lowest representative APRs are likely to have high credit score expectations when it comes to offering that advertised representative APR.

Does Tesco offer secured loans?

No, Tesco Bank does not currently offer secured or homeowner loans, and instead only offers unsecured personal loans. This means that you won’t need to provide a property or asset as security against your loan, but may not benefit from the larger amounts and bad credit rates offered on secured loans.

Do you get Clubcard points for a Tesco loan?

No, you won’t earn any Clubcard points by taking out, or paying off, a Tesco personal loan. However, you can earn Tesco Clubcard points on a Tesco credit card, and your Tesco credit card will actually double as your Clubcard, so there’s no need to swipe both when you checkout.

Can I get a Tesco loan with bad credit?

No, Tesco Bank does not currently offer bad credit loans. If you have a poor credit rating, you’re unlikely to be approved for a Tesco personal loan. If you happen to be approved, you’ll probably be given a high-interest rate and unfavourable loan terms, and may not be able to borrow as much as you wanted. To learn how to improve your credit score, read our guide.

How fast can I get a Tesco loan?

If you apply for a Tesco personal loan online, you’ll receive an instant decision on your loan application. If you sign your loan documents digitally, the money will then be transferred to your account in as little as 2 hours (depending on the outcome of your application).

If you need to sign your loan documents in person, they should be sent to you within five working days. Once you’ve signed and returned them, your loan funds will then be transferred.

Am I eligible for a Tesco personal loan?

You should only apply for a Tesco personal loan if you’re certain you can meet the repayment terms, and you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be aged between 18 and 74. You must be aged under 75 at the end of your loan term.
  • Be in full time employment with no probationary period, or have been self employed for over two years or have a regular income e.g. pension.
  • Have lived in the UK for at least three years.
  • Have a UK based bank or building society account that can pay direct debits.
  • You must not have a history of county court judgements or bankruptcy.

How do I apply?

If you have decided that a Tesco personal loan is right for you, make sure you have the following information handy for your application:

  • Your ID.
  • Your address details for the past three years.
  • Your current income and employment details (payslips and bank statements).

Then simply fill in the application form via their website. Remember that if you apply online you’ll receive a response much quicker.

Tesco Bank customer reviews

Tesco Bank was ranked mid-table in Finder’s latest customer satisfaction survey, where 86% of Tesco Bank personal loans customers said they would recommend the brand to a friend.

One Tesco Bank personal loans customer in our survey said: “It was a hassle-free process. The interest is reasonable. Payment options were affordable.”

Another commented: “It was easy to apply for, with no penalties for early repayment. The interest rate was also slightly lower than competitors.”

Customer support

For queries regarding personal loans, you can call Tesco on 0345 600 6016. Or alternatively, you can use the chat-box function found on the Tesco Bank website or in the app.

Frequently asked questions

Personal loans scores

★★★★★ — Excellent
★★★★★ — Good
★★★★★ — Average
★★★★★ — Subpar
★★★★★ — Poor

Finder scores, in blue, are based on our expert analysis. We also show reviews from users, where we've received more than 10, with a score in yellow. We gather more reviews from customers every year in Finder's customer satisfaction survey.

To find out more, read our full methodology.

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