NMLS# 1110278

First Direct Lending, LLC

Lender Summary

First Direct Lending is a direct lender offering programs that cover a wide range of credit scores. Whether you have a perfect credit history or not, their loan consultants will work with you to help accomplish your goals. Ask about their $1,000 Best Loan Guarantee!

What they're saying

Ratings & Reviews
739 Reviews
  • Interest Rates
    Excellent
  • Fees & Closing Costs
    Excellent
  • Responsiveness
    Excellent
  • Customer Service
    Excellent

Review Breakdown

Excellent Service

This is my second refinance with First Direct Lending. Stephan Tarakji is wonderful and took very good care of me during both of my refinances. Would definately recommend Stepahn and First Direct Lending to anybody.

  • LendingTree Customer:

    Yes

Very Helpful

They were a lot of help! It time a bit of time for everything to go through and some back and forth with paperwork but in the end I wouldn't of chosen anyone else to do my refinance.

  • LendingTree Customer:

    Yes

Life Changing Experience

I never find time to write reviews, but I feel compelled to right this one. FIrst Direct Lending has truly changed my life, and here's why. I didn't have the best credit score and its a bit discouraging to look for a refinance when you know that your score may hinder your chances of getting financial help. You just feel hel*******.and that is how I felt before I took a chance with First Direct. I had previously tried with the Mortagage Loan company that I initially used when I first bought my condo 2 years ago. They told me before they could work with me I'd have to fix the one thing keeping my credit score down which was a screw up from a creditor that I tried to pay off a few years ago. Unfortunately, I couldn't financially fix that issue anytime soon so I thought I was stuck. Then I received a letter in the mail from First Direct Lending that said they work with people that have challenges in their credit and that want to refinance their homes for the purposes of fixing their credit as well as home improvements etc. I thought it couldn't hurt to give it a shot. From day one I was treated like family and I felt like Barry and Nicole were genuinely glad to help me thoughout the entire process. They kept me updated and explained every step of the process along the way. They were able to get a great deal for me that I could afford and fast! I was able to pay off my car and 4 other bills that stressed me out every month. In addition, I was even able to get a nice chunk of cash out to help my disabled mother pay off some of her medical bills and upgrade my bathroom in my condo (a project that I have been dreaming of since I moved in!) I feel such relief that I don't even know how to handle it! But thanks to First Direct Lending I am able to live my life at ease and get back on track financially. If you can relate to any of this at all I encourage you to call First Direct Lending ASAP!

  • LendingTree Customer:

    Yes
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LendingTree Certification:

The LendingTree Certification Program recognizes Lenders and Loan Officers with outstanding performance on the LendingTree Network, they are committed to providing exceptional customer service and are graduates of LendingTree University.

LendingTree Certification:

  • Certified Lender
    Certified Lenders have demonstrated their organizational commitment to employee development, at least 50% of their loan professionals have been certified while also providing exemplary service to LendingTree consumers.

Loan Officer Certifications:

  • Gold Leaf
    Gold Leaf is the cornerstone of the loan officer certification program and is designed to recognize loan officers committed to their own professional development while adhering to LendingTree best practices. Gold Leaf recipients know the fundamentals of LendingTree and online lending, they are equipped with the necessary skills to be best-in-class loan professionals.
  • Certified President's Club
    President’s Club is presented to an elite group of loan officers based on success levels in several areas including adherence to LendingTree best practices, commitment to professional development and dedication to customer excellence. Recipients have also met all Gold Leaf criteria.

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