Coronavirus & Your Money

A financial guide to the crisis

Note: this resource page is being updated regularly. It was last updated on April 8, 2021.

As part of our mission at LendingTree to help you save money and make wise financial decisions, our team of experts is working hard to keep you informed during this time. Check out the coverage from our family of brands to learn how COVID-19 may affect the different areas of your financial life.

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Homeowners & Renters

Small Business

Student Loans

Auto Loans

Personal Loans

Savings & Investments

Credit Cards & Debt

Insurance

Homeowners & Renters

As the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold, many mortgage borrowers may be worried about facing foreclosure after falling behind on mortgage payments because of a job loss or reduced income. For renters who are struggling to keep up with their payments, the fear of eviction is a threat to their housing stability and safety. Regardless of the situation, here are resources that can help borrowers and renters alike plan their next steps. 

Mortgage Resources

Small Business

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the 30.2 million small business owners in the U.S. will take months to unpack, with many businesses forced to close as a result of the economic fallout. Check out the information our small business team is gathering to help small business owners find resources on recovering.

Small Business Resources

Student Loans

The government has extended a pause on repayment for all federally held student loans, though some borrowers are choosing to continue paying off their debt in order to take advantage of the freeze on credit charges. And while the pause doesn’t cover private student loans, a sharp drop in interest rates has made refinancing those private loans more attractive to many. Keep up to date with information on possible student loan forgiveness and other news.

Student Loan Resources

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Auto Loans

Auto loans are often the second largest monthly bill for American households and as more families deal with loss of income, thoughts of missing payments and repossession could be a huge stressor. Find out what your lender may be offering, how to contact them and other advice on how to handle your auto payment.

Auto Loan Resources

Personal Loans

People struggling with debt may have a hard time keeping up with their monthly payments due to loss of income and unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LendingTree is keeping up to date with news pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak and how it is affecting personal loan borrowers and their debt. Certain lenders have rolled out emergency assistance programs for borrowers who may be struggling financially during this time.

Personal Loan Resources

Savings & Investing

As economic uncertainty persists over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans continue to struggle with changes to their incomes and unexpected costs. This has left many with dwindling savings and exacerbated existing economic inequalities. Our articles can help you decide how best to use your economic impact payment, if you received one, and how to keep investing for your future amid these tumultuous times.

Savings & Investing Resources

Credit Cards & Debt

Our credit card experts are keeping readers up to date with the latest information impacting their wallets in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Senior credit card analyst Matt Schulz advises Americans struggling due to unemployment or lost wages to contact their credit issuers to ask about assistance programs or other types of relief.

“The coronavirus has caused a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety throughout America and the world as people wrestle with a problem the likes of which we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.”

Credit Card Resources

Insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the world of health and travel in fundamental ways. As realities shift around vaccines, hospital care and dealing with illness or quarantine, our data can help you understand how to navigate ever-changing situations around insurance and your finances.

Insurance Resources

Protect yourself from scams

While the world struggles to manage the fallout from the coronavirus, scammers and thieves are taking advantage of the pandemic to prey on vulnerable consumers. Scams can range from phishing schemes to fake cures, leaving many Americans wondering how to best protect themselves and their finances from malicious actors. You can’t control all your financial losses incurred during this pandemic, but here’s how you can protect yourself from falling victim to a scam.