LendingPoint Review

Michael Dinich

In a Nutshell

LendingPoint is a great option for anyone with less than perfect credit needing a personal loan with reasonable rates and fast funding. LendingPoint’s tech-powered underwriting model means that it is able to offer a quick turnaround and flexible payment terms.

pros

  • Reasonable terms for borrowers with less than perfect credit
  • Flexible loan terms
  • Fast funding

cons

  • 0%-6% origination fee
  • Not as competitive rates for borrowers with excellent credit

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LendingPoint at a Glance

Loan types Unsecured personal loans
Loan amount $2K to $25K
Repayment terms 24-48 months
APR 9.99% - 35.99%
Minimum credit score 600
Minimum monthly income $35K
Best for Borrowers with fair credit looking for reasonable terms 
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Overview

LendingPoint was established in 2014 to provide flexible, short-term funding to borrowers with fair credit scores and responsible financial history. LendingPoint aims to give borrowers the opportunity to rewrite their credit history and rebuild their credit scores, which is why it looks beyond the simple credit rating to assess each applicant’s full financial situation. LendingPoint’s multidimensional underwriting model enables it to evaluate risk fast so it can deliver loans quickly at the best possible rates.

Key Features:

  • Fast loan approval times with funds delivered as soon as the next business day
  • Loans up to $25,000
  • No restrictions on loan purpose
  • Open to borrowers with sub-prime credit scores

Best For?

LendingPoint’s short-term personal loans are ideal for anyone who has less than perfect credit, since LendingPoint takes a holistic view of the borrower’s entire financial situation. This enables LendingPoint to offer lower APRs than other sub-prime-credit lenders. The short turnaround times between applying and receiving funding make it suitable for borrowers who need to cover a financial emergency or are in a hurry to get the funds for any reason at all, especially since there are no restrictions when it comes to the purpose of the loan.

Loan Features

LendingPoint offers its borrowers a great deal of choice in planning their repayment schedule. The origination fee of between 0% and 6% can be repaid either through a deduction from the total amount of the loan or by spreading the cost across the loan term. You can make your loan repayments every month, every 28 days, or bi-weekly, which makes it easier to manage your budget. You can also change your payment date. 

If your financial circumstances change and it becomes too difficult to make payments, you can consult with their dedicated ‘PointPerson’ to arrange a new schedule. LendingPoint accepts payment through Auto Pay via your bank account, an online payment, or via certified funds. LendingPoint’s best feature is that it makes loans with reasonable terms to borrowers who have less than perfect credit, by taking a holistic approach to each applicant’s financial situation. 

LendingPoint will look at your job history and income level and ask to see a track record of responsible banking and recent credit behavior that shows that you’re working your way toward better credit. LendingPoint also doesn’t place restrictions on what you can do with the loan you receive.


The Application Process

The application process for LendingPoint is straightforward and entirely online. You’ll be asked to provide your personal details along with how much income you enjoy every year. You also choose how much you want to borrow and pick the purpose of your loan from a drop-down list. Once you complete the application process, you’ll be presented with a range of offers for payment schedules and terms.

Upon choosing a loan offer, LendingPoint will not run a hard credit pull until the end of the process when a contract is generated. You’ll need to provide a copy of your driver’s license, bank statements, and a voided check along with proof of income. Funds could then be available in your account the next business day.

LendingPoint Requirements

LendingPoint offers funding between $2,000 and $25,000 to qualified borrowers as well as flexible loan terms. To be eligible you need to fill these requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold a social security number and a US government-issued photo ID
  • Earn a minimum annual income of $35,000 from any source
  • Have a personal bank account in your name
  • Live in one of the states where LendingPoint does business (anywhere except CO, HI, NV, WY, WV, VT)

LendingPoint does give loans to people with a discharged bankruptcy, as long as it was over 12 months ago.

Repayment Terms

Loan repayment periods stretch from 24 to 48 months and LendingPoint tries to make it easy for borrowers to make their payments. You’ll need to agree upon a schedule of payments, every month, bi-weekly, or every 20 days, but the circumstances are flexible. If you find that you’re having trouble meeting your payments, you can contact your assigned ‘PointPerson’ to reassess your payment schedule.

You can also choose whether to deduct the cost of the origination fee from your loan amount or to repay it along with your monthly payments. LendingPoint charges up to 6% of the total loan amount as an origination fee (it varies from state to state), but there are no processing fees or other fees to pay.

LendingPoint’s APRs range from 9.99% - 35.99%. There are no fees for making overpayments or for early prepayment of the loan. 

Privacy & Security

LendingPoint works hard to keep borrowers’ details safe. The whole LendingPoint site, including the application form, is secured with HTTPS technology and industry-standard encryption. LendingPoint is transparent about the ways it will use your information and won’t share it with any third parties. LendingPoint is BBB and Trustpilot accredited.

Help & Support

LendingPoint offers a high level of customer support. Every borrower is assigned a dedicated ‘PointPerson’ to help them through the application process and to troubleshoot if they have any difficulties during the lifespan of the loan. Regular customer support is available 24/7 via email and phone in addition to an extensive FAQ section on the website.

Summary

Overall, LendingPoint is a good choice for anyone who needs reasonable rates and fast funding but has less than perfect credit score. The quick turnaround, flexible payment terms, and willingness to lend to borrowers who would otherwise be considered higher risk, make it an attractive choice for sub-prime customers.

Physical Address

1201 Roberts Blvd Suite 200

Kennesaw, GA

30144

Disclaimers:

Applications submitted on this website may be funded by one of several lenders, including: FinWise Bank, a Utah-chartered bank, member FDIC; Lending Point, a licensed lender in certain states. Loan approval is not guaranteed. Actual loan offers and loan amounts, terms and annual percentage rates ("APR") may vary based upon LendingPoint's proprietary scoring and underwriting system's review of your credit, financial condition, other factors, and supporting documents or information you provide. Origination or other fees from 0% to 6% may apply depending upon your state of residence. Upon final underwriting approval to fund a loan, said funds are often sent via ACH the next non-holiday business day. Loans are offered from $2,000 to $25,000, at rates ranging from 9.99% to 35.99% APR, with terms from 24 to 48

months. A $10,000 loan with an origination fee of 6% for a period of 24 months with an APR of 24.0980% may have a payment of $529.20 per month (actual terms and rate depend on credit history, income and other of the loan you will have paid after you have made all payments as scheduled.

1. Alimony, child support, or separate maintenance income need not to be revealed if you do not wish to have it considered as a basis for repaying this obligation.

The total amount due under the loan terms provided as an example in this disclaimer includes the origination fee financed in addition to loan amount, which is $12,700.80. Customers may have the option to deduct the origination fee from the disbursed loan amount if desired. The total amount due is the total amount

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About The Author

Michael DinichByMichael DinichSep. 06, 2020
Michael has worked in personal finance for over 20 years, helping families reduce taxes, increase their income, pay down debt and save for retirement. Michael is passionate about personal finance, saving money, and all things geeky.