I recently wrote about issues with signing up as a Borrower in Lending Club. I am taking my words back now because my loan was actually fully funded at this site.
For those who do not know, Lending Club is similar to Prosper. You can lend money to or borrow money from your peers at rates that are currently more attractive than those at banks and even credit unions.
The signup process for lenders is easy and the process to borrow is a little bit more detailed, but it is not anything that you cannot handle in a few minutes.
I decided to try Lending Club because I did not get the loan over at Prosper, even though I am a lender there as well. I applied for the loan to help me pay off credit cards at lower interest rates because I have all these medical bills from December and also I will have some coming up at the end of February.
My account is now in the final verification stage and I should be getting the money by the end of the week.
I feel bad now for griping about them withdrawing my 7 cents for checking account verification.
You can get a $25 bonus for signing up as either a borrower or a lender from Lending Club if you use a referral link (hint LB!!) so if you need one then just email me or leave a comment and I will send one over to you.
This loan is very important to me because it will help me to save money by paying less in interest and fees over time.
I will keep you guys and gals posted about what happens with the money.
I got the money from Lending Club for the loan that I requested!!!!!!!
I am heading over to the credit card sites now to pay off those outstanding cards with the money I got. Those cards are safely tucked away and I have not been making purchases on them.
Ahh it feels good to say sayonara to the Discover Card balance!!!!!