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  • DONT USE LENDING TREE LOANS

    May 11, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Zero, Nada, Zip, Zilch, None
    Cons: The absolute worst customer service with zero communication and accountability.

    Summary: Hesitant to use an online lender such as Lending Tree we decided to just call and see what they had to say. After speaking with Eddie he gave us a great sales pitch and strung us right along from the get go. We had a pre qual letter in hand within half ... read more

  • Was that a threat?

    Mar 10, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None that I could see
    Cons: Not truthful in advertisements of what you get. Hassle if you want to cancel.

    Summary: So their advertisement looked good and they were offering a 7 day free trial, so I thought I’d do it. Well the first thing wrong that I noticed was that when I got the welcoming email, (AFTER I gave them my credit card number) it said that I would ... read more

  • Lending tree is dead at the roots

    Dec 9, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I am not sure -- they offer the same products as any other bank.
    Cons: Big ponderous beurocracy, slow response, don't care about the individual, bait and switch, expensive.

    Summary: I spoke to a Lending Tree Representative on October 15th, 2010. He pre-qualified me for a good rate, 30 year fixed product (FHA/VA) loan.  I paid the $400 for the appraisal... Then the account got bumped upstairs to the "Account Management" ... read more

  • NOTHING BUT SPAM EMAILS FOLLOWED QUOTES

    Jun 3, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Want 700+ SPAM emails? Contact LENDINGTREE
    Cons: Want 700+ SPAM emails? Contact LENDINGTREE

    Summary: On May 27th I went on line and used LENDINGTREE as a source of looking for a mortgage. On the morning of 5/29, two days later, I had 300 SPAM emails from everyone you can think of.... credit cards, auto loans, cash payday loans, ... read more

  • Ripped Us Off!!!

    Oct 28, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None!
    Cons:  tell all good to reel you in. then keep money no matter what. 

    Summary: House payment went up again & with economy decided to check into refinancing. Looked online for companies & saw Lending Tree. Had heard of them & from what I saw on reviews decided to use this company. Did the online application & ... read more

  • Sneaky and Not Worth It for HELOC

    Oct 17, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Lot of activity if you are interested in a mortgage refinance for your home
    Cons: No response to your request for HELOC
    Instead sneakily publish cellphone/email to the world

    Summary: The site says that you can get HELOC quotes.  I got none.  I have great credit and 30% home equity available.  They found no one to offer a HELOC.  Instead, they automatically created communications to many lenders stating that I ... read more

  • Deceptive or Incompetent...both bad options

    Jun 22, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly.
    Cons: Just go directly to the banks. They don't offer anything worthwhile.

    Summary: I went with them because they told me one thing (and I believed them)...then I compared it to an (honest) Bank and they always seemed to be a better deal... Well I got a big headach and got screwed. The biggest issue was that I showed up to ... read more

  • AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!

    Apr 1, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None.  Lending Tree will attempt to take you to the cleaners
    Cons: Everything about lending tree is a con.  Stay Away!!!

    Summary: Lending tree almost suckered me in to their scheme.  I was all ready to refinance with them.  I was going to get a good rate and the closing costs seemed reasonable.  Then they tell you that to lock your rate you will have to put down a ... read more

  • Hindsight2020

    Jun 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Did not have to get out of my car.
    Cons: Kept me hanging on until the last minute & beyond.

    Summary: …BUYER BEWARE~~~Initially the person I began the loan process with was WONDERFUL!! Communicative, polite, responsive…once my loan went to my personalized loan processor everything went down the tubes, esp as far as customer service. She never ... read more

  • LendingTree - another example of a bad experience

    Nov 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Do your homework before giving LendingTree.com your money

    Summary: LendingTree.com and Home Loan Center denied me a $600.00 refund of a deposit for locking-in the interest rate and specified closing costs on a first time home purchase. They changed the terms on the loan from 0% down to 5% down a week before the closing ... read more

  • Research, research, research!

    Sep 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None. Stay with a local friendly broker.
    Cons: No face to face interaction. Lending Tree cannot resolve disputes.

    Summary: Let me tell you about our experience. We went through Lending Tree and were contacted by several companies. Be prepared for your phone and inbox to be inundated for at least two months after you have received your financing! The rates were all pretty ... read more

  • Terrible experience. I will not use them again.

    Jul 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Different loan offers, good initial process, did ultimately lower my mortgage payments
    Cons: Confusing paperwork, poor communication, and a nagging sense that I got cheated

    Summary: I used LendingTree to refinance my mortgage in June, 2007. LendingTree is supposed to be an efficient, low cost, way to refinance. Their advertising says that they work with lots of lenders to find the absolute best deal for you. The ads imply that ... read more

  • Stay away from LendingTree!!!

    Jun 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE!
    Cons: Horrible company, bad service, high rates, rude people, dont assist through the loan process.

    Summary: I decided to use LendingTree in hopes of receiving competitive offers from multiple banks for my business. This never happened. My personal information did not transmit over the internet at the initial application stage and for a week they assumed I was ... read more

  • WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND - TALK THE TALK BUT...

    Apr 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Costco Partner
    Cons: NOT HONOR A GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE / VERY SLOW CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSE TO SOLVE ISSUE

    Summary: 04/05/07 I have just bought a house, and was in the process to shop for a mortgage and LendingTree was one of the companies I have sent my information to get a quote, since they have a partnership with Costco, and I am a BIG Costco fan, and of course, ... read more

  • LendingTree - never again!

    Feb 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Mortgage was eventually refinanced at a good rate.
    Cons: Terrible customer service, extremely slow.

    Summary: I have used LendingTree in the past and have had great success and a great turnaround time. That was back when you would actually get three or four different lenders trying to compete for your money. That was over three years ago. Today, LendingTree ... read more

  • Lending Tree has too many Branches!

    Jan 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Are there?
    Cons: impersonal, not forthright, uncaring

    Summary: I do not eat at fast food restaurants because of the lack of concern on the preparers part when it comes to the final product. As long as the food is wrapped and in the bag, and your money is in their register, they really could care less about your ... read more

  • Utterly useless and a waste of time -- save your phone battery

    Aug 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A fun concept, until you try it
    Cons: Might as well shout your financials from the rooftops for the same results

    Summary: I thought the idea of LendingTree was absolutely brilliant. Since my info would be going to lenders who knew I was looking at competitive offers, maybe they'd start lower and I'd save myself some time in the process. Too bad this isn't really the case. ... read more

  • Lending Tree deceptive

    Aug 11, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I suppose that the broker a Lending Tree did have more products to compare.
    Cons: Deceptive. Expensive.

    Summary: The "TrueCost" of a loan with Lending Tree does not include origination fees for the loan. It is Lending Tree's fee. It is one of the ways they pay for their adds and make their money. This is the fee they charge for their services, which include ... read more

  • Go directly to lenders for the best loan and the easiest process

    Jun 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clever marketing.
    Cons: High costs, painful process, inexperienced people, few real options in lenders or loans.

    Summary: To get a good mortgage loan on the web, go directly to some lenders. Go to mtgprofessor.com and follow the advice there under shopping for a mortgage online about going directly to a fair and honest lender, rather than a middleman like Lending Tree. ... read more

  • Don't Waste Your Time

    Jun 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast Call Back
    Cons: Only 2 lenders they work with, on the lenders side not yours.

    Summary: It's a rip-off. They only have 2 lenders, one is Countrywide. It's called bait and switch. They would pull you in with a low rate when you first speak to them, make everything sound great, give you fake offers from different lenders, then hook you with a ... read more

  • Lending Tree = Fraud

    May 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Um, what pros?
    Cons: Violated the Federal Truth in Lending Act

    Summary: I just closed a mortgage with Lending Tree last week. First of all I will say that the interest rate they offered me was identical to that offered by about 4 or 5 other internet based lenders. The only difference is that they claimed there would be no ... read more

  • LendingTree.com --- Where Banks compete for your money; and charge obscene interest rates

    Apr 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: you can view queries to your credit report
    Cons: not very many loan offers, bad interest rates, few useable features, user charges

    Summary: Back when I was looking for a good loan in order to purchase a new vehicle, LendingTree.com was one of the places that I looked for potential assistance. I had seen all of the commercials telling me that this was the place to go, and it seemed an ... read more

  • Just Alright...

    Mar 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy website, quick response.
    Cons: Not well organized. Poorly trained!!

    Summary: Using Lending Tree to re-fi our home turned out to be not as great as they would make it appear. I went to their website, filled out their forms, and within days got a few offers. Nothing great. Nothing I could of done myself. But, never the less, they ... read more

  • STAY AWAY FROM LENDING TREE

    Feb 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nothing
    Cons: Bait and switch, fraudulent activity, they do not honor their agreements etc.

    Summary: Lending Tree is a VERY, VERY BAD company! They are plain and simple con artists and this is what they specialize in. First of all, I was contacted by one of their partners (Home Loan Center, a lending tree company) once I filled out a brief survey. The ... read more

  • Lending Tree=Horrible Service

    Jan 26, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of doing everything online
    Cons: Poor customer service, LONG processing time, High fees

    Summary: We recently applied for a home equity loan with Lending Tree. Unfortunately, I should have read the reviews here first! When we started the process, the loan officer gave us a ball park figure on our home's value. It was $30,000 less than what the ... read more

  • A scam at best

    Sep 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None that I can think of
    Cons: The whole Lending Tree deal is a con.....

    Summary: If I can save anyone else the agony of losing $600 through this review, it will be worth it to me. And after reading other reviews here, it is clear to me that I was not alone in my experience. What exactly are the "best rates"? Who knows. Nobody ... read more

  • Lending Tree - Look Elsewhere

    Sep 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None - go locally or somewhere else.
    Cons: Costly, over represent what they can deliver, dont stand behind their word.

    Summary: My wife and I used Lending Tree recently to establish a home equity line of credit. What would take a few days by using a local mortgage guy in the end took months by LendingTree. We wanted a fairly small home equity line and we were told that only ... read more

  • Simple and Reliable

    Jul 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Good rates
    Cons: Customer Service

    Summary: Several years ago I applied for a $75,000 HELOC, a Home Loan Line Of Credit, with Lending Tree. They promised 4 quotes from 4 different institutions and they delivered about 15 quotes from the four lenders so I got what they advertised. I had done some ... read more

  • Worst experience ever!

    Jul 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The only pro I have is to stay away from them!
    Cons: The whole thing was a CON!

    Summary: I have bought and sold five homes and done several refinances and HELOC's. Lending Tree was by far the worst experience I ever had from beginning to end! In fact they are the only bad experience that I have had! They claim to match you with four banks ... read more

  • CONSUMER BEWARE!!!

    Jul 12, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Sorry, but 15 words max isn't enough to cover it

    Summary: Lending Tree is nothing short of a scam in my opinion. Am currently in dispute over the so-called necessary $600 I needed to put down to "secure" my low rate. They assured me that my money would be refunded upon closing. What they don't tell you is if ... read more

  • LendingTree: Kiss Privacy Goodbye

    May 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Offers were delivered as promised.
    Cons: Website is frusting; Your private data is kept for at least 25 months without recourse.

    Summary: I recently gave LendingTree.com a try in my quest for a low-rate home loan. You know, “When banks compete, you win!” As you would expect, I had to reluctantly divulge all sorts of identity-theft-fodder information in order to complete the ... read more

  • Bait and switch is alive and well

    Nov 14, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to reach them
    Cons: No idea who they are sending you to... a horrible experience

    Summary: Instead of applying online - with all our personal info, we asked for a referral program... they gave us 4 names for lenders who could meet our needs. At one (Catholic Home Mortgage) - bait and switch was the policy - they just outright did not meet ... read more

  • Lending Tree is a waste of time and may damage your credit score.

    May 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None to speak of
    Cons: Does not save much time. May hurt your credit score.

    Summary: The service that Lending Tree provides is not worth the effort. All they do is send your loan application to 3 or 4 lenders. They are just providing leads to these lenders, nothing more. There is no real competition like they advertise. In ... read more

  • Not Great, Not the Worst

    Jan 13, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use. Fast. Rewards for Use
    Cons: Internet site refers you to local lenders who are not competitive with internet lenders.

    Summary: Background Lendingtree.com advertises a lot on television, so I'm sure most readers have heard about them. As a Entertainment book owner, I could even get $100 cash back if I went through a Lending Tree referred lender. So I filled out their ... read more

  • Need Some Cash for Your Home or Business? Try Lendingtree.com

    Sep 15, 2003 by Bryan_Carey is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Personal Finance
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Site is fairly easy to navigate; Some good user tools
    Cons: The offers are nothing special and there are too few of them

    Summary: Lendingtree.com is an on- line financial resource that specializes in making loans. Rather than offering the loans directly itself, Lendingteee.com gathers up financial and personal information from customers and then submits the info to its member banks ... read more

  • Lending Tree - Borderline False Advertising

    Jun 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None yet (still in process)
    Cons: Extremely slow response time, only one lender.

    Summary: Before I tried lending tree I went to my bank to inquire about a personal loan to consolidate credit ... read more

  • I'd (still) look elsewhere !

    May 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Did help to resolve 'some' issues with an unscrupulous mortgage lender
    Cons: Do not acknowledge or answer complaints very quickly

    Summary: Look elsewhere ... by cr_gorge I tried LendingTree for a mortgage refinance. I got three bids, all from the same lender, Freedom Mortgage Corporation. They seemed to have a reasonable deal, competetive rates and ... read more

  • Misrepresented available incentives

    May 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: They did connect me with my lender and real estate agent.
    Cons: Misrepresented the incentives available to service users.

    Summary: I used LendingTree.com to find my realtor and mortgage lender. At that time I was promised two distinct incentives. Now that it comes time to pay off on the incentives, I am not eligible for them. The funny thing is that the CSRs say that I am ... read more

  • Talk About Poor Communication Skills!

    Feb 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy on-line application process.
    Cons: Really poor communications.

    Summary: I applied online. Though you're supposed to hear back right away, I heard nothing for several days. When I called to check on the status, I was informed that they had only been able to line me up with one lender, and that lender had declined to offer ... read more

  • They don't deliver what they promise

    Feb 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to apply
    Cons: They don't deliver. One lender didn't even do business in my city.

    Summary: Lending Tree sounds like a good thing on the surface but they fail to deliver what they promise. They claim that lenders will compete but I only had one lender make an offer. To top it all off, after talking to that one lender for ... read more

  • BEWARE!

    Jan 21, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use the service.
    Cons: Difficult to report to them on status of vendor difficulties.

    Summary: It is difficult to report to them about the numerous problems you encounter with their vendor, like VINTAGE MORTGAGE. Lending Tree gets their pound of flesh no matter what. You get to choose and then you loose, especially if you choose VINTAGE ... read more

  • A complete waste of time

    Jan 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely none
    Cons: Useless customer service, lead generation only, rates change at the lenders whim, hidden fees

    Summary: Avoid this if you can. The forms you have to fill are really lengthly, and the quotes lenders get back to with will most likely change radically. They are completely non binding, and all the lenders that responded to mine changed their rates/points as ... read more

  • A lot of hype

    Dec 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly easy to use, but did better going to banks on my own
    Cons: Only submitted my app. to one lender whom I had never heard of; poor service

    Summary: I was told that I would get "up to" 4 offers. Well, they only submitted my application to one mortgage lender--and it was some company I'd never heard of. When I questioned why, they said decisions were made by a computer using a variety of factors. ... read more

  • LendingTree: STAY AWAY

    Nov 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Multiple bids
    Cons: Poor customer service, false advertisement,lowsy affeliates,not so competetive rates

    Summary: Letter to Lendingtree CC: BBB On July 29, 2002 I refinanced my mortgage with lending tree as part of their "get $200.00 Back" promotion during the month of July 2002. I was left to believe that upon closing of my mortgage, I will be getting a ... read more

  • LendingTree is FIXED!

    Nov 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great marketing!!
    Cons: Your options = same little group of Lenders for every loan.

    Summary: Cute little marketing scheme!!!! LendingTree is no more than a neat ADVERTISEMENT that sucks in all of your information for a million telemarketers, say hello to junk mail and snail junk mail from advertising mail processors all in the name of "Getting ... read more

  • auto loan check no good

    Sep 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: finds banks for auto loans
    Cons: no dealer will take there 'checks'

    Summary: i recently searched for auto loans on lendingtree and found 3 good rates and got a 'check' in the mail from the best company. the paperwork said bring the check to the dealer, put the VIN # on the check and i've got a loan. the car dealer (a ... read more

  • A different kind of customer focus

    Aug 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Internet applications are more convenient to make than applying in person at a bank.
    Cons: Wouldn't help because my loan was too small, has creative ways to be pushy.

    Summary: LendingTree appears to be a rather customer focused site. Unfortunately, you're not the customer. Their customers are the companies that actually supply the mortgage, and who pay for LendingTree's operating costs. This sort of customer focus lead to them ... read more

  • Another dotcom fizzle...

    Jul 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Invasion of privacy, tried to bait and switch, preposterous closing fees.

    Summary: I had used lending tree's service about a year ago (for a home eq loan) and was happy with the results. I got 4 offers via e-mail only, no badgering to sign up from the lenders and reasonably good rates (although I eventually found better elsewhere). ... read more

  • 4 offers within hours?

    Jun 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy Registration
    Cons: Do not deliver as advertised

    Summary: I applied for a home refinance mortgage through LendingTree. After waiting several days, not hours, I only received one offer back. The interest rate quoted was laughable. I Understand that this is not LendingTree's rate quote, however it seems that ... read more

  • Lender Selection - Help Pick your Poison

    Apr 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Helps you narrow your choices to three lenders and $250 credit card rebate
    Cons: There are broker fees and I am not sure how I was matched to Lender.

    Summary: I got linked to this site from a Yahoo! Banner ad. As mentioned before, the premise behind this website is that your business is given to three lenders who offer you their best rate and compete for your business against each other and therefore getting ... read more

  • Undelivered promises

    Apr 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Rates up to 1.3% higher than best Got only 3 offers Confusing loan application finalization

    Summary: Great concept: "...banks compete, you win..." or so I thought until I have gone through the Auto loan application with Lending Tree. I should have looked at epinions first. I personally did not win at LendingTree, just lost time. Issues ... read more

  • E-Loan has them beat by a mile

    Mar 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to apply
    Cons: Not nearly as efficient as E-loan

    Summary: I was recently looking to both re-finance my home and apply for a auto loan. After searching around for a while I checked with my local bankers as well as both E-Loan & Lending Tree. E-Loan came back to me within 6 hours with an ... read more

  • Highly Recommended

    Dec 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast. Easy. Competent. Low rates
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: Lending Tree.Com is the way to go in my opinion. I received fast service by four real lenders. I choose Beat Rate and they were all that I could ask for. They used a local appraiser which made valuation no problem. Escrow went very smooth. The loan ... read more

  • LendingTree - should be in prison

    Oct 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quickly located a con-man to steal my money
    Cons: EXACTLY!!! LendingTree knew of a situation and continued to send loans to Magellan Home Loans

    Summary: After Magellan Home Loans stole $1500 dollars from me and $5000 from an associate that also attempted to use them, LendingTree.com offered to help resolve the matter. Lending Tree offered to help but, when push came to shove, they stopped returning ... read more

  • Lendingtree.com: This is competition?

    Apr 14, 2001 by mrisch is a Lead on Epinions in Personal Finance
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Access to lenders
    Cons: Not great interest rates or coverage

    Summary: When I decided to try out lendingtree.com for both an auto loan and a home equity loan, I thought there would be some real competition for my business, meaning interest rate competition and lenders willing to meet my needs. I was quite sadly ... read more

  • Easy loan, 0 responses

    Mar 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good TV ads
    Cons: Doesn't deliver

    Summary: On the same day I applied with Lending Tree, I printed out a list of local rates from Bankrate.com. While the Lending Tree application was pretty standard, it did take a while to fill out--I was very glad I was on a broadband connection to zip through ... read more

  • Lending or not?

    Mar 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to follow online instructions
    Cons: Slow to get back to you and very picky on your answers

    Summary: Lending Tree seems easy enough to use but I found a lot of trouble getting the correct answers out. I should say that if I wanted to make a down payment of $1000.00 instead of the recommended 5%, it would not allow me to proceed. I had to continually ... read more

  • Helpful but not necessary

    Nov 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Helpful Service
    Cons: Time consuming

    Summary: Recently I was looking to consolidate my bills through a home equity loan. I did the independent search for a bank to work with. But I kept running into high rates and rude people. I saw a commercial for lendingtree.com, it claimed that through it's ... read more

  • Branching Out

    Nov 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick and Easy to use
    Cons: need to add more lenders

    Summary: It's about time someone took the Exchange Idea to a New Level. I recently began looking into a Small Business Loan and found that I was easily frustrated by all the misleading ad's and hype surrounding Online Lending. I must have went to 15 different ... read more

  • A very good experience

    Nov 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: prompt reply, process done online and over phone, quick delivery of checks
    Cons: form submission is tedious

    Summary: Last February, I had finally gotten fed up with paying those outrageous interest rates on my credit cards. I had 5 cards accruing more and more interest every month and decided the time was long overdue to do something about it. I had ... read more

  • Is Lending Tree For Me?

    Oct 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to navigate, easy to apply, fast replies.
    Cons: Only submitting to one lender??? Terms not clear on site!

    Summary: I saw all of the commercials. I read the advertisements. I heard the stories from others. I even read the epinions concerning LendingTree.com. Recently, I wanted to apply for a small loan so I visited the site. I must say that of most ... read more

  • LendingTree ok, member banks aren't

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: quick response with offers, lots of email updates
    Cons: hounded via email/phone/snail mail by the banks 'competing' over you

    Summary: LendingTree's web site is clunky, but usable. The response times of the banks that contract with LendingTree were good, although the terms of the mortgages weren't. One of the banks had the offer we were looking for, but backed off to a ... read more

  • not impressed with the service

    Oct 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: some good general loan info on the site
    Cons: problems with site, telemarketers

    Summary: Being a first time home buyer bought into Lending Tree's ads and thought this would be a great way to go! The application process was painful, they shouldn't need that much information to give you a Loan quote. I am very worried now thinking ... read more

  • Didn't Save Us Any Money

    Aug 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to apply online, quick responses
    Cons: typical vulture lenders ignore customer requests

    Summary: Oh, the perils of getting a mortgage--30 year fixed, 5/1, ARM, balloon, 7/3, points, paperwork--all designed to completely confuse the average homebuyer. As if it isn't hard enough to find and choose a house. But. most of us aren't carting around enough ... read more

  • Low on my list

    Jul 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy online access
    Cons: slow response, less than firm offers

    Summary: Recently, we decided to refinance our adjustable rate mortgage. Our first thought was to try some of the online mortgage programs. Two years ago, we got our auto lease online, and had a pretty good experience with that. I tried two web sites right off ... read more

  • Standards must be set first...

    Jul 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent idea
    Cons: Reliant on outside suppliers, which often gives poor service

    Summary: Lendingtree offers the chance to have various financial institutions fighting over your trade, benefit the consumer by lowering mortgage rates (or loan rates). The site The site is well designed and very intuitive. It is very ... read more

  • As in all things, people are the problem

    Jul 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: They provide exactly the service they advertise
    Cons: You never know what you'll get.

    Summary: My wife and I refinanced our mortgage with a company we contacted via LendingTree. The service itself does precisely what it claims: it distributes your information to participating lenders and gets you up to four quotes. Any problems experienced after ... read more

  • Almost a good idea

    Jul 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great ads
    Cons: Poor execution, poorer results

    Summary: LendingTree.com sure has great ads. The premise of bankers fighting to win my business is an appealing notion indeed. Sadly, I must report that this site is long on promise and short on delivery and execution. The promised lower and more aggressive ... read more

  • Lending Tree...a bit disappointing

    May 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: They can find you a loan
    Cons: Slow response time, not as many offers as suggested

    Summary: I am a sucker for advertising, if I see a good advertisement on TV I definitely check out the product. So, when I saw those cute advertisements about Lendingtree.com I filed it in the back of my mind in case I ever needed a loan. Then a few ... read more

  • Good overall experience with some usability issues...

    May 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good lenders to choose from
    Cons: Horrible design, usability

    Summary: We recently were in the market for a secured line of credit on our home in order to undertake some improvements, refinance a car loan, etc. I checked with a few of the standard outlets for loans: our bank, our insurance company, etc. None were ... read more

  • Lendingtree.com saved us a BUNDLE!!

    Apr 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, FAST response time
    Cons: none

    Summary: We saved $936.00 in interest over the life of our new auto loan by using Lendingtree.com! WHAT IT IS Lendingtree.com is a free online service which can be used to apply for and acquire a loan or line of credit. All ... read more

  • Won't always get the best rate

    Mar 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None that I can think of
    Cons: Lots of filling in blanks

    Summary: The Lending tree sends your inquiry to 4 Lenders to bid on the loans, however what you don't know is that they send it to the 4 lenders that they like the best, which may not give you the best rate for the loan type that you are looking for. Take it from ... read more

  • My Lending Tree Nightmare

    Feb 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: none I saw
    Cons: terrible customer service

    Summary: I have had a horrendous experience with the Lending Tree's customer service. I filled out most of the companyís very long on-line car loan application form, which requested every kind of personal information imaginable (ss#, motherís maiden name, ... read more

  • LendingTree: A Good Resource, but Do Your Homework!

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, give you 4 offers to choose from, straightforward offers
    Cons: Offers may not be exactly what you asked for, $250 credit is not as easy as they make it sound

    Summary: Overall I can only find one fault with LendingTree.com - they did not come through with the $250 credit they promised us...and they may fix that yet! (Hoping, hoping... I'll post an update if they do.) Otherwise, the service was simple and easy to use. ... read more

  • LOOK deeper before you leap!

    Dec 31, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: efficient web site
    Cons: recommends questionable loan companies

    Summary: LendingTree.com purports to get you the mortgage rate because "lenders compete for your business." While true, we did get 4 companies soliciting our mortgage, the "teaser" rates we're not the best in the market. Further, the ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Are you kidding, what an absolute scam?

    Dec 27, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: ================================================mone
    Cons: forget about this scam filled hore manure company that will spam you forever. 

    Summary: Once you fill out the application and give your personal information, this "company" and their croonies will bomb you with spam, ads, unwanted phone ... read more

  • Personal Loans

    Nov 7, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Getting of a car loan might too risky regarding proper specifications of interest rates.
    Cons: Getting of a personal car loan might too risky regarding proper specifications of interest rates.

    Summary: Getting of a car loan might too risky regarding proper specifications of interest rates. Now-a-days, risks are all around which covers the widest range of cars and multi utility vehicles in Australia.  It has also free documentation with attractive ... read more

  • Social Security Numbers

    Nov 2, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Did respond with automated emails to my query
    Cons: Never really address my issue.

    Summary: I tried to get information from the Lending Tree website but they required my Social Security Number before providing any info.  This is crazy.  No one in their right mind would provide their SSN to receive rate information.  Based on this ... read more

  • Forget about Lending Tree

    Oct 26, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The site is very easy to navigate.
    Cons: Bait & Switch. No online offers provided. You need to call the lenders for rates.

    Summary: I was enticed to use Lending Tree because the online advertisement mentioned they would provide me with online offers. I gave Lending Tree my personal information only to receive the contact information for two lenders. I have very good ... read more

  • Borrower Beware

    Sep 21, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: There are no Pros
    Cons: They are not interested in loaning money.   They are only interested in selling money.

    Summary: Lending tree is a bait and switch company.  Thier adds are nothing more than late night TV advertizing.  I have a 220K income and a 120K mortgage against a 1 million dollar property.  I have no other obligations.   Easy ... read more

  • Beware Quicken Loans

    Sep 6, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice place to get several possibilities.
    Cons: BEWARE of QUICKEN LOANS.  Don't give them any information!!

    Summary: I used LendingTree 8 years ago when we needed a mortgage on our house and had no problems.  Last week I began an inquiry into interest rates for a possible refinance and again used LendingTree - as well as BankRates.com.  I did not complete all ... read more

  • Identity theft - BEWARE

    Apr 9, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lenders contact you immediately.
    Cons: Personal information made available to unscrupulous lenders

    Summary: I was interested in a refi and decided to try Lending Tree. I added my information and received offers from several lenders, none of which could match my current lender's offer without any fees. Within a few days my personal information was ... read more

  • Lending Tree response after not wanting to do business

    Feb 29, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Charged credit card without authorization. Most
    unprofessional company I ever experienced.  

    Summary: I know you don’t, which is a joke, because you never let me talk to both of you and explain the benefits of working with us, AND – the fact that we had the best loan for you. REGARDLESS – at this point – I don’t want to work ... read more

  • Save yourself the aggrevation

    Feb 16, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Sells your private information to as many people as they can.

    Summary: Lendingtree is only there to sell your info to anyone that wants it. They never supplied me with an answer to my loan request. They did however give my information to every lowlife scam artist that wanted to bother ... read more

  • High Pressure Sales

    Jan 30, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Gives you an idea of possible refinance options.
    Cons: High pressure sales

    Summary: When we were considering a refinance last year, I contacted LendingTree.  The sales associate was very nice, at first, and seemed to have a lot of good information.  After reviewing a few options with LendingTree, we decided to refinance with ... read more

  • Quick, and Easy

    Sep 21, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Professional, informative, quick, easy.  Did almost everything via e-mail and websites while at work
    Cons: Not real personal since you never meet anyone you are talking to.

    Summary: I refinanced my house and it was almost too quick and easy to seem real.  Time from initial web inquiry to closing was less than 2 weeks.  I didn't require an appraisal which helped, but I couldn't be happier with the speed and ease of the ... read more

  • If you use Lending Tree you are a fool!

    Sep 11, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE!
    Cons: They are a CON!

    Summary: Starts out awesome to pull you in, then as you get closer and closer, the rates and fees go up and up.  They are really a joke!  If you use them, you will regret it!  I read the reviews prior to dealing with them, but they were mixed,so I ... read more

  • Three months and $400.00 to be denied

    Sep 5, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None that come to mind. The do have a website to track your loan.
    Cons: Waste of time and money. Bad communication, empty promises, they don't return phone calls.

    Summary: Saw an ad for Lending Tree. Called and got Laurie Ho a self proclaimed "President's Club mortgage banker" (I guess that means she's good at misleading people) who assured me that I could get a re-fi. I paid a refundable $400.00 (which they won't refund) ... read more

  • Rude Customer Service

    Aug 10, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: called quickly
    Cons: rude, looking to lock in the loan and not offer anything else. Gavones

    Summary: Their rep. hung up the phone on me when I said I would not lock in right now even though I had other questions.  Very rude… I know they're busy, so am I, but taking my contact info to follow up in a day was all I wanted.  He pushed to ... read more

  • My experience

    Jul 21, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Fast  professional service.. I was treated with respect and my loan officer was awesome
    Cons: Can't list any cons

    Summary: I was very satisfied with Lending Tree.. I applied online and within minutes I was approved for a loan..the loan process was easy and I closed my loan yesterday..it took 37  days from the day my home appraisal was recieved.. this was a home ... read more

  • Worst. Experience. Ever

    Jun 17, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: The loan is okay.
    Cons: Not what I expected.  Terrible to deal with them.

    Summary: I have used LT twice in the past for vehicle refinancings and was very happy with the overall process.  When I needed a mortgage for relocating outside of my bank's local lending area, I decided to try their mortgage product.  They came back ... read more

  • Avoid the relentless phone calls

    Mar 16, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Too many credit checks, shady offers, relentless phone calls.

    Summary: You'll get lots of shady offers from folks who do a hard-credit check (red flagging your credit report for honest lenders) and then call up offering deals if you can just give them a credit card number. It's been 4+ weeks & they're still ... read more

  • Totally unprofessional and unreliable, not honoring commitment

    Mar 12, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good salespitch come on low rate promised
    Cons: Ultra Mortgage failed to follow through on mortgage application,Unreliable and dishonest.

    Summary: Applied for a mortgage after shopping around with several banks, they referred me to ULTRA MORTGAGE of NJ who promised a particular rate and requested a lot of personal information upon which they wrote a preliminary contract and then totally stopped ... read more

  • Lots of Inquiries is not always good

    Dec 2, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: You get to talk to multiple placesYou get a couple of offers
    Cons: Lots of inquiriesLots of callsHigh rates

    Summary: I went to lending tree for a debt consolidation loan and was shocked at the amount of phone calls I got. I know there saying is where banks compete you win, but it seems excessive to me. It doesn't really seem like they compete but more so just all give ... read more

  • AVOID Profolio Home Mortgage

    Oct 30, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: ????
    Cons: They are shady, unethical, unprofessional, and overly aggressive.

    Summary: I made the mistake of refinancing with them once and when they got wind (I guess through credit inquiries in my name) that I was trying to refinance, they aggressively called me and made a bogus low offer so I would avoid using another company. Turns ... read more

  • Excellent fast service

    Jul 6, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Fast service, lots of clear choices came quickly, saved my bacon.
    Cons: None

    Summary: My local loan fell through at the last moment due to a technicality, and it really turned out to be fortunate.I logged into lending tree, and secured a VA loan with better interest and no PMI in less than 48 hours.  It was a great whirlwind, and I ... read more

  • Beware - Do not sign the 'lock agreement'

    Jun 19, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: none
    Cons: Substandard service

    Summary: I contacted this company for a refinance of my home loan. I was told that I would get a call two days after sending all the documents to initiate the process. However, I did not receive any call and I sent an email to the loan agent about the status. I ... read more

  • Stay away - Fraudulent charges to credit card

    May 31, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Agents have access to several loans and can try to support various needs quite rapidly.
    Cons: Poor service. High Fees. No response from loan agents unless you threaten to cancel.

    Summary: Lending tree matched my loan request with homeloancenter. I contacted this company for a refinance of my home loan. I was told that I would get a call two days after sending all the documents to initiate the process. However, I did not receive any call ... read more

  • Buyers beware

    May 15, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great advertising techniques
    Cons: No positive feedback from the 65 realtors in our office.

    Summary: The idea of Lending Tree as a timesaver for buyers is really bogus.  As a realtor, I have heard nothing good regarding Lending Tree.  Most buyers end up going directly to the source to finally get their loans.  I suspect that the 4 and 5 ... read more

  • Rod Davis Surepoint Lending

    Mar 9, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Excellent customer service, very knowledgable!!
    Cons: None!

    Summary: Rod saved us almost $1000 per month by refinancing our house andconsolidaing some debt.  Excellent customer service, extremely knowledgeable in his field as he found a way to get our loan closed when others had turned us down in the past.  ... read more

  • Stay a Way

    Feb 2, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Read my revuew

    Summary: Be aware that these lenders really, really, really want your business. I have received at least 10 phone calls from various lenders, loan documents, flyers, and emails trying to get me to sign up.What they aren’t offering are ... read more

  • Great loan! Set me up with Surepoint Lending!

    Oct 17, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Speed, accuracy of quote to closing, integrity, honesty, availability
    Cons: None-my experience was better than anticipated!

    Summary: I went on to their website and applied.  Surepoint Lending was the first lender to contact me.  They were upfront and honest with what I qualified for and saved me over $900 per month and got me away from my adjustable mortgage and into a ... read more

  • LendingTree is dead wood

    Jul 14, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE!!! Beware of your wallet!!!!! 
    Cons:
    Dishonest, Fast-talking, unclear, hiddencosts , cursing, yelling, unprofessional

    Summary: I had a terrible experience with lendingtree and would never recommend using this company.  It's not a complete scam, however this company has no clue who their own lenders are.  We had one lender curse at my realtor and my fiance! She was so ... read more

  • LOVE Lending Tree Loans

    Jun 7, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great Customer Service.
    Easy To navigate site.
    Great rates for good/excellent credit.
    Cons: N/A

    Summary: We have now gotten 3 loans through lending tree and we are always very happy.  We get great deals on rates (we have 1 auto loan refinanced, 1 home refinance and 1 new mortgage) and the customer service is awesome.  Like any lender, if you have ... read more

  • Lending Tree and LSI

    Mar 12, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Settled quickly. We've got no debt and an 820 credit rating.
    Cons: We probably paid too much for this refi.

    Summary: After weeks of back and forth with agent from LSI, Inc. one of the Lending Tree brokers that contacted me, we "locked" at .4625 for a 15 yr refi with 1 point. About 5 hours before the escrow agent shows up for settlement, the origination fee went up to ... read more

  • LENDING TREE.COM NOT AS ADVERTISED

    Jan 26, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT

    Summary: Signed up to get loan rates, instead, got only replies from dealerships wanting to sell cars, NO BANK OR LENDING INSITUTION EVER CONTACTED ... read more

  • LT Provided Bogus Offer from One Bad Lendor (WCS Lending)

    Jan 26, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None. Don't bother using this service
    Cons: Lack of quality vendors. One offer received was misleading or dishonest.

    Summary: I signed up for a mortgage refinance through Lending Tree and despite excellent credit, I only got one company's offer.  The company WCS Lending gave me a great quote ~4.375%, but when I got the Good Faith Estimate the rate was ~5.5%. It ... read more

  • Unprofessional and charged me for services not rendered

    Jan 5, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None.
    Cons: Very expensive lesson I learned. Unprofessional and unreliable staff, and expensive.

    Summary: Horrible customer service. They'll ask for upfront fee of $600 for home refi and then leave you hanging. I had to call them to get updates, got stood up by their appraiser. No one had any idea what had happened. I missed the December 31st deadline due to ... read more

  • Beware of Additional Closing Costs!!!!!

    Dec 26, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: one place to get many quotes
    Cons: $450  fee and my phone is still ringing off the hook with persistant brokers!

    Summary: What lending tree doesn't tell you up front is that once you close a loan from using a quote from their site the lender will charge you $450 lending tree fee on top of everything else!  ... read more

  • Lending Tree is trolling for low credit scorers

    Nov 18, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: I thought their website was user friendly. 
    Cons: no relevant reason to deny me

    Summary: I decided to buy investment property and went thru LT's website to apply for a loan. They denied me and told me that no banks wanted to lend me money.  Hmmmm.... my credit score is 830, my salary is $124k, I have zero debt, I had $50k for a ... read more

  • Before you do anything-do your homework

    May 13, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Lending tree helped me immensely.
    Cons: I only received 2 offers-thankfully one of them suited my needs.

    Summary: I got 2 offers when I attempted to refinance a new auto loan just 8 months after I bought the vehicle. Wachovia was a DREAM to work with. Quick, electronic, no hidden fee's. They saved me $4,000 on my over all loan and did not extend the duration of ... read more

  • Was your personal information hacked? 4/26/08

    Apr 26, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Security of personal information with LendingTree is non-existant.

    Summary: I applied with LendingTree in 2006 but never completed a transaction with them because I found better financing elsewhere. I received a letter in the mail 4/25/08 informing me that my personal information was stolen by former LendingTree employees and ... read more

  • Great doing business with

    Oct 23, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: fast, easy, GREAT rates
    Cons: Needed information notarized and was not aware of that. Lenders fault.

    Summary: I tried lending tree because I figured "when banks compete you win." Well I found just that. I received about 4 offers back from Lending Tree and I was not harassed. All I received were the emails of the offers and then phone numbers if I wanted to call ... read more

  • I had a great, and inexpensive, experience

    Aug 16, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy, helpful staff, and much less expensive than a local mortgage broker and credit union.
    Cons: Lack face-to-face relationship.

    Summary: I can't believe all these negative reviews on this website. Either they were from the few and most disgruntled customers, written a long time ago, or written by mortgage brokers who hate this company because they're better and cheaper. For me it was ... read more

  • Lending Tree is far from "Free"

    Jul 23, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great marketing.
    Cons: Bad for your credit, expensive charges to the Lender that you pay.

    Summary: The prospect of Lenders underbidding one another to get your business is certainly an attractive proposition. However, when you delve a little deeper, there are some other aspects of this service that we found many people either did not consider or just ... read more

  • Customer service sucked

    Jul 14, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: good rates
    Cons: service sucked

    Summary: I thought this was a great Idea to do a loan and not even leave the house , well it started out good and in the middle of my loan prosess they decided to down size the company and do a re org and guess what was next , no response , no return call and in ... read more

  • Truth in Lending

    May 18, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Not a good way to get a loan.

    Summary: The lenders pay for these leads and have to recoup the expence somewhere. When you shop for rates only it seems lenders bait you with low rates but add points and fees and all sorts of closing costs. When you get a good faith estimate from a lender ... read more

  • Not good for home loans.

    May 7, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Did a new car loan with Lending tree and it was a great experience.
    Cons: They lie to get your money.

    Summary: Lending tree associates will give you false information in order to get your deposit. I was given a closing cost estimate of $3000.00 and when it came time to close I had to come up with $6,600.00. That's a difference of 3,600.00 from the "good faith" ... read more

  • Save yourself $600 and AVOID The Lending Tree

    Mar 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Where to begin?? There are just too many to list.

    Summary: Do yourself a favor, and AVOID The Lending Tree. Read through some of the comments here, and you'll see that several people say the same thing. It's true. Using Lending Tree for a home mortgage is a MISTAKE. They make you sign a rate lock agreement ... read more

  • an experience I regret

    Aug 26, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Sell your contact information to telemarketers, featured lenders offer nothing special

    Summary: Literally minutes after completing my LendingTree application I began receiving all kinds of phone calls from pushy, deceptive, telemarketer/used car salesman-type mortgage lenders. Most offered nothing special by any stretch of the imagination, and had ... read more

  • LendingTree

    Aug 25, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to use website
    Cons: Customer service is non-existent Not satisfied with its business practices

    Summary: There are much better choices than LendingTree.com. They tend to cater to the people with lower FICO scores who don't know differently. I was pushed to four lenders all substandard even with a FICO store of over 800. One lender wanted $400 upfront and ... read more

  • DON'T DO IT!!!

    Aug 20, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: In the end- NONE
    Cons: $600 Lock Deposit Non-refundable even it THEY are at Fault

    Summary: After paying Lending Tree a whopping $600 to lock the rate, which, by the way many local banks do absolutely free, they sent an appraiser from out of state who undervalued the home by $40,000! The square footage was off by a couple hundred! I received ... read more

  • Don't Bother!

    Jun 20, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Initial form easy and fast to complete. Initial contact was very helpful and pleasant.
    Cons: Secondary contact unpleasant and left out KEY loan details. Phone calls not returned.

    Summary: When I applied to with Lending Tree, my first contact was great...she seemed knowledgeable and things seemed to be great and moving fine. Then, they assigned my 'Equity Specialist'. He turned out to be a total bust! He would never return my calls and ... read more

  • Avoid at ALL COST

    Jun 15, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: none
    Cons: entire experience

    Summary: I have obtained attorney to sue for false and misleading rates, failure to break down fees and closing cost in failure to provide letter under req b. Basic Bait and switch and failure to comply with disclosure laws and lending ... read more

  • Avoid them, they won't delete your account after you find a loan.

    Feb 19, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lots of offers
    Cons: Can't stop the offers from coming (phone and email), even if you get a loan.

    Summary: I found a better loan elsewhere and tried to close my account with lendingtree.com, but they stated that they couldn't because state and federal laws required them to maintain a record of the loan request. I said that was fine, but to close my account ... read more

  • Waste of time

    Feb 11, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: I found no pros in this experience
    Cons: Supposed to be easy and effective -- it's neither

    Summary: I was recently in the market for a home mortgage and thought I would try Lending Tree. They said you would get up to four responses within minutes. I realized quickly that the operative phrase here is "up to." In fact, I got one response -- from ... read more

  • Bad car loan experience

    Jan 21, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: One application netted four offers
    Cons: the offers were so far off my terms as to be useless

    Summary: Competition is meaningless when the terms vary as widely as my 4 offers did. I asked for quotes on $15k over 4 years and got offers for $20k over 5 years and $25k over 6 years, and one for $13k which was useless. Principal is kind of a fixed notion, ... read more

  • Great experience with Lending Tree

    Dec 1, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Convenient, courteous, prompt service and great rates!
    Cons: None noted.

    Summary: After entering information on their easy website, I was promptly contacted by Alana. She asked the right questions to ascertain my loan needs, and quickly got back to me with several offers, the best of which was considerably better than those I had ... read more

  • You call this competing?

    Oct 12, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: quick form, quick response
    Cons: No good deals, lots of annoying calls and emails

    Summary: I am so sorry I bothered with lendingtree. Starting moments after I provided my applicaiton, I was beseiged with emails and phone calls, even though I did not want to receive any calls. And even worse, ALL THE BANKS they sent me to conducted their own ... read more

  • Not Sure this is all that's advertised

    Aug 31, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Seem to have good customer service
    Cons: Site errors, not the best loan offers, not as many offers as advertised.

    Summary: LendingTree seems like a great deal, but, I've had nothing but difficulty with their site (using a Mac and a PC) with lots of server errors. After two or three tries, I have never come away with more than one loan offer -- using full financial ... read more

  • LendingTree is NOT a one-stop-shop

    Aug 18, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy
    Cons: Could cost you thousands of dollars in added fees.

    Summary: Be aware. LendingTree bills itself as a sort-of mall where lenders all come to compete for your business. The fact is that while there are several lenders there, the goal of lending tree employees is not to find you a great loan, but to get you into a ... read more

  • Lost 600 Dollars and Got Nothing At All

    Jul 27, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: the agent was very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Cons: wouldn't give me the appraisal report that they paid for with my money.

    Summary: I signed a rate lock agreement and decided not to go through with the loan that I started to process. I don't have a complaint about their service in general. There is nothing special about this company. They are an ordinary broker. However, I am very ... read more

  • Unfortunate telemarketing calls as a result of my app

    Jun 3, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: These lenders really will court your business
    Cons: The telemarketing calls!!!!

    Summary: I didn't go with a lending tree lender because I got a good deal from the mortgage company that was financing my condo conversion. However, I can say that one lender worked very hard to try to find a good loan for me. Now here is the downside to ... read more

  • Scam, Avoid at all costs

    Feb 17, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Not what it seems, avoid avoid avoid.

    Summary: This is not a search engine like orbitz or expedia where they search the web and come back with the best price. They take your information and send it out to all kinds of lending agencies that will hound you until you want to change your phone number. ... read more

  • lendingtree.com, waste of time

    Feb 16, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: They and their partners keep sending emails.

    Summary: When I contacted them a while back I got lots of offers. They were all much higher that I could get here locally. They were of no use and I'm still bothered with their emails. I just can't get rid of ... read more

  • Big Disappointment

    Feb 15, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to Use
    Cons: Quotes are not accurate

    Summary: I tried LendingTree to see what kind of offers I would get and was excited to see that I did indeed get offers from 4 lending institutions and the rates and fees were much lower than I expected. However, upon talking with these lenders directly, those ... read more

  • Helpful to Me

    Apr 2, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy forms, v. quick response, email updates, no sharing your info
    Cons: I haven't had any so far. I feel they are a capable, helpful company/website.

    Summary: The first time I used LendingTree.com was when I had trouble getting a credit card. Some of my parents' old medical bills (paid) had gotten onto my record, making it inaccurate and lowering the score. Also during my marriage I did not realize that my ex ... read more

  • You might as well call this "Iwantsolicitation.com"

    Feb 26, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It's online. It's nationally known.
    Cons: Nobody is competing. Find the same banks and rates anywhere on the web.

    Summary: Looking for a mortgage? Don't even try here. You may as well go to four banks in your local community. It is to say the least "pathetic". I received four emails from various banks essentially advertising their rates for the day. Then I received a ... read more

  • Deceptive Assessments of Lenders

    Nov 19, 2003 by
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    Pros: Easy to use
    Cons: The "Lender's Scorecard" is deceptive.

    Summary: LendingTree provides a "Lender's Scorecard", assessing the various lenders in areas such as fees, responsiveness, etc., While discussing a problem with a lender associated with LendingTree, the customer service representative stated that the "Lender's ... read more

  • Could do better elsewhere

    Nov 17, 2003 by
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    Pros: Good idea
    Cons: Inundated with spam and telemarketers. Total invasion of privacy.

    Summary: I was looking to refinance about a year ago and thought I would try Lending Tree as it sounded like a good idea. We did get 4 offers within a week, but only one was even in the ballpark. We decided to look elsewhere when we got in touch with the bank ... read more

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