LightStream

Lender Summary

LightStream is the nation’s premier online consumer lender, offering low-interest, fixed-rate loans to borrowers with good credit. Our loan amounts range from $5,000- $100,000, and we take pride in providing a refreshingly simple online process with zero fees. LightStream can help you quickly take control of your finances and fund practically anything - from debt consolidation to a home renovation.

What they're saying

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

Review Breakdown

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763 Rating and Denied!

I have a 763 credit rating and an 8% debt/income ratio. I really didn't need their money but it was convenient at the time. I was "Pre-approved" and then turned down for very questionable reasons. My credit took a hit from the inquiry. Don't waste your time. There are much better companies out there.

Thank you for sharing your feedback. LightStream does not offer pre-approvals, as we cannot make a decision until a completed application has been received. If you have not already done so, we ask that you please take a moment to log into your LightStream account and review your decline notice, which provides the specific reasons for the decline. If you have already reviewed this notice and have further questions, please visit the Questions tab on the LightStream website to contact our customer service team.
  • LendingTree Customer:

    Yes
  • Loan Type:

    Personal Loan
  • Review Type:

    Lender Review

Just as always

As so many others have listed, don't waste your time with Lightstream. They bait you in with a low rate and switch you to a deny. Have a 749 score and end up a with a denial. Have $150k in equity in home so really don't need the the clowns from Lightstream but would've made my life a bit easier with their "pre-approved" loan. A colossal waste of time but a good place to get a hard inquiry to bring your score down so it will hurt your chances to get a real loan. They suck, period. zero stars

Thank you for connecting. We appreciate the feedback you provided, as it allows us to share important information with you and others. LightStream does not offer pre-approvals, as we cannot make any financing decisions until a completed application has been received. Decision factors include, but are not limited to, credit score, credit history, income and assets, payment history and other factors. If you have not already done so, please log into your LightStream account and review your decline notice. It provides the specific reasons for the decline. If you have already reviewed the notice and have further questions, please visit the Questions tab on the LightStream website to review our evaluation criteria and/or to contact our customer service team.
  • LendingTree Customer:

    Yes
  • Loan Type:

    Personal Loan
  • Review Type:

    Lender Review

Insulting.

With excellent credit score, getting loan for consolidation of previous two, with more than solid home equity and stable job... application was rejected. Now I have dent in score for two years, just for been stupid enough to not read reviews. Please, don't make my mistake. Don't bother.

  • LendingTree Customer:

    Yes
  • Loan Type:

    Personal Loan
  • Review Type:

    Lender Review
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