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LendingTree (NMLS #1136) is not a direct lender but instead an online marketplace that matches you with one of its partners based on a questionnaire. You do not have to pay a fee to use LendingTree. Note that LendingTree has been hit with at least one lawsuit regarding a data breach, and as of this writing, the lawsuit is still pending.
Pros & Cons
- Free, quick lending match
- Helpful resources
- Not all lenders shown will be a good fit
- Can lead to spam
Shopping for the right mortgage lender with LendingTree is as simple as filling out a questionnaire. LendingTree matches you to potential offers that you can select from, but you might get frequent and unwanted solicitations.
The mortgage brokers are exceptional. They do everything that they can to ensure that you get the mortgage you want at the lowest rate. I am dealing with a mortgage broker … who i...Read full review
A reputable company, they do make it possible for more than one lender to give a quote for rates. But the calls can become extensive and bothersome. We ended up using a lender not...Read full review
What is LendingTree?
LendingTree is an online marketplace that connects you with its extensive lender network so you can find the right loan for your situation. Its partners offer home loans, personal loans, auto loans, business loans, debt relief, debt consolidation, credit cards, insurance plans, credit repair services and other financial products.
You can compare loans directly on LendingTree’s site or contact loan officers to negotiate rates. Some of its lenders can fund loans in as little as 48 hours. You can sign up for a free LendingTree account to check your credit score and get started.
The company also suggests ways to improve your credit and can help you find loans that beat your current rates if you’re already paying off a loan.
How does LendingTree work?
LendingTree can match you with several loan offers within just a few minutes. Its partners offer a variety of financial products, including:
- Personal loans
- Business loans
- Student loans
- Auto loans
- Debt consolidation
- Debt relief
- Credit cards
- Credit repair
After answering a brief series of questions, you receive a list of lenders suited to your situation. Typically, you can apply with the lender immediately — but you can also simply compare rates if you’re not ready to move forward with a specific offer.
Make sure you have financial information ready when applying, including your income and a list of debts and assets. Each lender has its own borrower qualifications, so having a handle on your profile can help you easily compare the most realistic annual percentage rates (APRs) and loan terms.
LendingTree also offers helpful tools like calculators, informational resources and credit-checking services. If you’re planning to buy a home, for instance, the site’s multiple loan calculators show your mortgage options, advice on whether you should rent or buy and other relevant information for potential homebuyers.
LendingTree’s matching services are free, but APRs from its partners vary by lender, your financial profile, the product and your location. Be sure to compare offers to find the most favorable rates, terms and fees.
Interest rates can also change daily, so comparing offers is the best way to get an idea of the range you can expect to receive.
Typically the lender sets your rate based on your credit score (you can expect to get decent rates if your credit score is in the upper 600s or higher — if your score is around 620 or below, you may have difficulty qualifying at all, especially for a good rate).
LendingTree loan products
15-year and 30-year fixed, 30-year ARM as of publishing date
Find and compare quotes from conventional, FHA and VA lenders. New-home construction and purchase loans available for single- and multifamily homes, townhomes, condos and manufactured or mobile homes. Credit score minimums tend to range from as low as 500 for FHA loans up to 620 for conventional mortgages.
Mortgage express refi
15-year fixed, 30-year fixed as of publishing date
Refinancing options for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, multifamily homes and manufactured or mobile homes. Compare lenders and rates, chat with a licensed agent and calculate payments with free online calculators and tools.
Fixed rates; 5-, 10- and 15-year terms typical as of publishing date
Home equity loans and lines of credit available for most types of properties. Use funds to pay for home improvements, consolidate high-interest debt, start a business, etc. Lowest rates available to those with a FICO score of 740 or higher.
Fixed and adjustable rates as of publishing date
Free reverse mortgage calculator helps estimate lump-sum payment amounts. Tool doesn’t require personal information to get a quote. Available to homeowners over 62 with at least 50% equity in their home.
$1,000 to $50,000 loans; 2.49% starting APRs as of publishing date
Get a lump sum of cash and repay the loan with fixed monthly payments. Unsecured loan options for most credit profiles. Use funds to pay for a home renovation, vacation, wedding or other major purchases. No risk of repossession of property.
Free estimates; APRs starting at 1.24% as of publishing date
Select from new and used car purchase, refinance and lease buyout programs. Calculator tool helps estimate how much car you can afford. Find deals and compare prices from top auto insurance providers.
Does LendingTree hurt your credit?
LendingTree does a soft pull on your credit when you request loan offers on its website, which doesn’t affect your credit score. When you apply for a loan, however, the lender usually conducts a hard inquiry into your credit history. This typically lowers your credit score by several points, but making on-time payments on your new account can help bump your score back up.
Can you get a personal loan with a credit score of 550 from LendingTree?
LendingTree does offer loan options for borrowers with less-than-ideal credit, but you’re not likely to qualify for a lender’s best rates if your credit score is in the low 600s or below.
What credit bureau does LendingTree use?
LendingTree provides access to your VantageScore, which is a combination of your TransUnion, Experian and Equifax scores.
How long does it take to get money from LendingTree?
Some of LendingTree's partners offer fast application processing, which means you could qualify for funding within 48 hours of approval.
Where is LendingTree available?
LendingTree is available online to people in all 50 states.
Is LendingTree legit?
LendingTree’s free loan comparison tools can save you a significant amount of time and effort as you research potential lenders. It offers a wide array of services and access to a large lender network.
Whether you need a mortgage, an auto loan, a personal loan to fund a large purchase or another form of financial assistance, LendingTree can help you quickly compare offers and find the best rates and terms for your situation.
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Reviewed June 26, 2023
I was researching health insurances, left my phone and I have received 30+ calls from random numbers in a morning (waking me up and then during work hours). It is a scam (I thought they were legit) - PLEASE avoid.
Reviewed May 18, 2023
I was referred to this company by Lending Tree. I received a call and a text from Wayne **. Stated he was the vice president, and he could get us a better loan or at least bring down our down payment, we already received a lien estimate from another lender, but the closing cost was too much, due to the fees.. Wayne put me on hold for a very long time and finally he disconnected the call, I didn’t receive a call back or a text. I had to call him, and he told me he couldn’t help us. I asked him why did he request all of our personal information when we already had a loan estimate, in which I canceled l, due to his deception. I called and requested Wayne to destroy everything especially our Social Security numbers. He told me he would not pull my credit, but he did, he was very unconcern and was talking over me when I called back. I contacted Lifelock to report my suspicions.. So please be aware of this person and the company.
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Reviewed March 18, 2022
Omar was amazing to work with! He kept me in the loop about everything that was going on with the loan to refi my car. Could not have been a smoother transaction!! I would recommend to friends and family anytime!
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2021
I filled out a mortgage inquiry on Lending Tree and received phone calls almost immediately from lenders about my inquiry. The process was easy and put me in contact with the right lender based on my information. Arjun ** from First Commonwealth mortgage was one of the first lenders to reach out to me. He listened to me and started working on my application immediately and was able to close my loan as promised! He was readily available and on top of my application every step of the way. He made the entire process stress-free and really worked hard to get me a great loan and a great rate! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home loan!
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021
Put my information in on their website to get an ONLINE quote… made the mistake of using my real number. NEVER AGAIN! My phone was hammered with calls in 5 minutes as soon as I hit submit. Obnoxious.
Reviewed Sept. 23, 2021
Beware! The second you hit "submit" to get the quotes, your phone will blow up and you will get hundreds of calls, non-stop. I am still blocking numbers and had to turn off my phone for days. It still has not stopped. I had to tell all my clients to text me and I will call them back since I can't turn my phone back on. I refuse to do business with any of the Lending Tree lenders due to their overly aggressive phone calling.
Reviewed Sept. 19, 2021
Checking loan rates aren't supposed to have any impact on your credit score. However the companies Lending Tree works with do hard inquiries. So you fill out an application with Lending Tree then get 3 - 6 different hard hits on your credit which lowers your score. Checking rate aren't supposed to trigger hard inquiries. You're better off going to an individual company like your bank or credit union first. Stay away from market places like this.
Reviewed Sept. 8, 2021
They didn't even try to locate any possible lenders. Just said, "Nope. Your credit is horrible and we want you to pay us to fix it." Basically never even ran a report. I never entered my social security information so how would they even know what's on my report.
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2021
Ever since I requested quotes from LendingTree, my phone has been called dozens of times a day. There is no way for me to make it stop and it is driving me nuts!! I'm pretty sure they sold my number to some list makers or something, as I'm now getting calls not just in regards to refinancing my mortgage, but also to buy my home. I would advise everyone to use a real broker and stay away from these guys, or use a burner phone you can throw away when you're done finding the lender you want to work with.
Reviewed May 18, 2021
I just responded to an unsolicited pop-up from LendingTree. I was curious about the current refinance mortgage rates. After answering their questions and hitting "submit", my phone started blowing up, even before LendingTree responded with their 5 best offers. I did not see on LendingTree's page anywhere where they revealed that they would share my info, but I have probably, over the last three days, blocked over 100 phone numbers on my phone and I am still getting calls and emails. These calls are originating all over the United States. I am also getting text messages, asking when a "good time to have a convo about my mortgage needs". Beware. Avoid the LendingTree trap.
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