Consumer Complaints and Reviews
Achieve Lending made it incredibly easy for me to get a private student loan so I could attend school. Since graduating high school I had a fear that I would not be able to get the college degree I wanted, but because of Achieve Lending I was able to find a loan that made sense for me.
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Founded in 2014 by Allen Kors, Achieve Lending is a loan comparison tool that helps people find the best loan option for their particular needs. Users can search, compare and shop for top loan providers in their area. The Achieve Lending website is free to all users.
- Multiple loan types: Achieve Lending provides customized search results by allowing users to first select the type of loan they need. Options include private student loans, refinancing loans, personal loans, business loans and career training (K-12) loans.
- 30-second survey: In order to generate customized results, users must take a simple, 30-second survey. The survey discovers what type of loan the user is looking for, how much money they need, where they are located and why they need the loan.
- Customized results: After completing the 30-second survey, Achieve Lending presents the top 5 best loan options based on each users’ needs.
- Connect directly with a lender: Through the Achieve Lending platform, users can easily go directly to a loan provider’s website to request a quote from the company.
- Time to sleep on it: If the user isn’t ready to commit to a particular loan company right away, they can submit their email address and Achieve Lending will save their information and follow up when they are ready to make a decision, eliminating the pressure to make an immediate decision.
- Best for People searching for personal loans, business loans, refinancing loans or career training loans, and students who want to compare private lenders.
Question and Answers - Achieve Lending
What problem is Achieve Lending trying to solve?
- In the United States alone, more than 12 million borrowers take out loans each year to finance their education. The process of finding the best education financing is complicated, stressful and time-consuming. Achieve Lending makes the process simple, fast and fun.
What sets Achieve Lending apart from the competition?
- Achieve Lending is the first tool of its kind to aggregate loan offers from over 40 lenders and enable prospective borrowers to find the best loan available in under 30 seconds. We work with the widest variety of lenders, including traditional financial institutions, regional and community banks, credit unions, P2P lenders, startups and more! No hard credit inquiries and no hassles, only solutions.
What needs does Achieve Lending fulfill, and how do you fulfill those needs better than the competition?
- Finding financing is hard, and Achieve Lending takes the pain out of the process. Our website, AchieveLending.com, offers users a free online portal to search, find and compare education financing options. Designed to help both traditional and non-traditional students find the best loans, Achieve Lending will get you to the right place quickly and easily. No other website offers the wide selection and ease of use of Achieve Lending.
How does Achieve Lending measure success?
- Achieve Lending measures success by the extent to which we help our customers save time and money in the pursuit of their goals.
What are the most common misconception consumers have about lenders?
- The most common misconception out there is that all lenders are predatory and financing options are limited. Many students simply go with the loan options provided to them by their institutions. While these options may be convenient, they are often not the best interest rates or loan terms. Antiquated dinosaurs like Sallie Mae no longer dominate the field, and their loans come with many disadvantages compared to new options. There are many more progressive and consumer-friendly financing options available, and you can search and compare among them all on AchieveLending.com.
How has your industry changed in the last 5 to 10 years?
- The education financing industry has grown greatly due to the sky-rocketing cost of education and the increasing necessity of a strong education for career success. A large number of private lenders have entered the industry with loan solutions that are not only economically favorable to Federal loans, which are lower interest rates and better terms, but also come with perks like a borrower community, career coaching and mentorship.
What is something you wish every consumer knew about Achieve Lending?
- Achieve Lending isn’t just for college students. It is for those seeking a non-traditional education, money for a professional or trade school program, additional certifications after college or to “invest in oneself” through other personal development activities. Achieve Lending can also find loan offers for you. Most importantly, make sure you do your homework and comparison-shop for the best loan available. Being a savvy shopper could save you thousands, which will come in handy once your education is complete!
Has Achieve Lending received any recognition for its services that your customers would like to know about?
- Our platform has been featured or review in over 30 industry blogs, radio shows and traditional news outlets. These include Forbes, Fusion, Tech Cocktail, Huffington Post and many others. We’ve been pegged as a frontrunner to revolutionize education financing, and we fully intend to deliver on that prediction!
How has Achieve Lending grown or evolved?
- Our rapidly growing affiliate channel now boasts over 1,800 affiliate partners who advertise and promote Achieve Lending through Revenue-Share partnerships, which offer payouts that are unparalleled in our industry. We also have nearly 45 lenders on our platform, and continue to receive inbound interest from new lenders each week.
Achieve Lending Company Profile
- Company Name:
- Achieve Lending
- 400 Madison Avenue, Suite 15B
- New York
- United States