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Comparison sites like Kayak, Orbitz, and Expedia have revolutionized the travel industry, allowing consumers to instantly evaluate their options with multiple airlines, hotels, and car rental agencies
But if you want to compare your options with different lenders before taking out a mortgage, personal loan, or student loan, most comparison sites don’t meet the same standard.
What you need to know about loan comparison sites
When you shop for flights, you wouldn’t want to go to a comparison site that tells you your nonstop flight from San Francisco to Chicago will cost somewhere between $249 and $680 — and that’s not very helpful.
You also wouldn’t want to use that site if they told you it was $249, but it turned out the flight was sold out.
Many people don’t realize it, but that’s what happens when consumers go to many of the loan comparison sites which are really “lead generation” sites; that means they’re actually just providing you publicly available rate ranges and selling your data to lenders.
Consumers who are shopping for loans expect and deserve:
- The ability to quickly compare personalized rates, not rate ranges or ballpark estimates
- Not to be treated as “leads” to be handed off or sold to lenders
- Tools that allow them to compare the features and costs of real options available to them
Credible is different. We fulfill these consumer expectations — here’s how.
4 primary differences between Credible and other comparison sites
|See accurate, personalized rates|
Credible derives rates from lenders’ actual underwriting models, other sites display generic rate tables that only offer rate ranges and/or marketed rates.
It takes less than 3 minutes to see your prequalified rates on Credible.com.
|View all their personalized rates|
without affecting their credit score
On Credible.com, consumers see all the rates for which they prequalify. These rates are based on the information they provide and a soft credit pull (which doesn’t impact their credit).
With other sites, they either see non-personalized rates or must apply individually to each lender which could impact their credit.
|Remain in control of which lenders|
receive their data
Credible users won’t be contacted by lenders unless they choose to move forward with that lender and loan product. With other sites, consumer data is sent or sold to multiple lenders, often resulting in unexpected and unwanted phone calls and texts from these lenders.
|Easily compare loan options with|
ability to sort according to their
The Credible dashboard allows consumers to see important loan details, including monthly payment and total repayment costs, and sort as they prefer. Using other sites, consumers must gather information from each lender and perform their own comparison.
Credible is a multi-lender marketplace that empowers consumers to discover financial products that are the best fit for their unique circumstances. Our integrations with leading lenders and credit bureaus allow consumers to quickly compare accurate, personalized loan options ― without putting their personal information at risk or affecting their credit score. The Credible marketplace provides an unrivaled customer experience, as reflected by over 2,600 positive Trustpilot reviews and a TrustScore of 4.8/5.