Lending Stream

APR: 889% Representative
Loan amount: £50 - £1,500
Repayment duration: 3 - 6 Months
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Lending Stream customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 from 4226 reviews

Slow

15:20 16-07-2016

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Easy to get a Loan and you able to pay in installments but in reality the longer you pay if so much more interest. Oh another thing money transfer takes a long time to come through.

Jinxed

The best

08:43 18-08-2017

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Always there when I need you simply the best

steven

Best payday loan I've had

20:51 07-11-2014

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I found this the easiest and most reliable payday loan I've had only took a few minutes to apply and just a few more to have the money enter my account best thing I like is that I don't need to pay back on the first month like most payday loans all though it's better too still im a happy customer

Dean

Good service

05:23 16-08-2017

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Am very happy with the services I have got and recommend family and friends aboutthe job thanks very much for helping

Bisumba ali

bad experience all round

11:17 05-11-2014

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I applied for a short term loan, was told application was almost complete and to wait for confirmation. Heard nothing so did live chat the following day and apparently there was no sign of my application but mome ts later received a phone call with an obnoxious girl who asked for my details again and then said I would have to send details through in the post. Still waiting for loan. Terrible customer service

Marie

Good service

05:21 16-08-2017

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Am very happy with the services I have got and recommend family and friends about the job being done thanks very much

Bisumba ali

great service

12:52 29-08-2014

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best service for payday loans i have used. very quick and efficient

james

Good service

05:01 16-08-2017

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Am very happy with the services I have got and recommend it to anyone friends and family thanks very much

Bisumba ali

Excellent Service

06:25 26-08-2014

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An easy application system with a very fast payout. Perfect for the unexpected financial emergencies.

GRAHAM JOHN TICKNER

Good service

04:57 16-08-2017

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Was good and easy i would recommend my friends to come try it out thanks knowing the services

Bisumba ali

Our review of Lending Stream

Our review by Alex
Written by: Alex
Simplicity
51.6
Features
72.0
Consumer sentiment
31.0

Total OPTIOSCORE
50.5/100

Lending Stream are a short-term lender with a maximum loan term of six months. Their representative APR is high at 1272%, however this sort of rate is to be expected when considering this type of credit. Their online application makes life simple for customers and the online management tool is a bonus as it gives customers the chance to take charge of their loan – they can have visibility of their repayments, see the remaining balance and check on the status of their payments.

When first applying to Lending Stream, customers are only allowed to borrow up to a maximum of £800. Once they have proven that they can repay on time and everything is in order with the loan, they can then borrow up to £1,500. Successful applicants can receive the loan payment into their account almost immediately, however it can take up to 24 hours for the payment to show in your online management section. Lending Stream don’t have any hidden fees or charges, but beware of late payments as they do incur a charge and can harm your credit history in the long run.

As with all short-term lending options, they are not a long-term solution and as they have such a high representative APR. Caution should be taken if you are looking at this type of credit to avoid getting stung and falling into financial difficulty.

Lending Stream’s OPTIOSCORE falls mid-range with a total of 54 out of 100 and their online management tool has boosted their features score to 64.5. Looking at reviews online, Lending Stream have a score of ‘great’ from TrustPilot and customers have praised them for their easy to use website, the accessibility of their customer service team and for their rapid application process.

Overall verdict: Although using short-term credit loans should be carefully considered, Lending Stream appear to offer a transparent way of doing business. They provide their customers with all the tools to keep on top of the loan and their website is simple to use. If you are thinking of taking out credit with this type of lender then they could be an option worth researching.

Highlights

  • No fee or charge for early settlement of the loan
  • 94% of their customers would recommend them
  • Money transfer process initiated within 15 mins of approval
  • Review the status of the loan via online management account

Minimum criteria

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You need to be aged at least 18
  • You must be in regular employment
  • You will need to have a monthly income of at least £400
  • You must have a bank account with a valid debit card

Fees

  • Maximum APR 1698.1%
  • Arrangement fee: £0
  • Early repayment fee: £0
  • Late payment fee: £15

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About Lending Stream

Lending Stream, a short-term lender, offer their first time customers loans from £50 to £800, however if you’re an existing customer and your account is up-to-date, then you can apply for amounts up to £1,500. The loan term is up to six months and their representative APR is 967%. They don’t charge any hidden fees for arrangement or early repayment and the only fees that could be applied by Lending Stream is late payment penalties of £15.

The application process is completed online and so the process is quick, however there may be some cases in which some details may need to be confirmed via phone, email or fax which could increase the time. Lending Stream look at more than just credit history during the application so those with less than perfect credit can apply and receive an instant decision.

Lending Stream offer an online account that helps with the management of the loan, customers can see the status of their most recent payment, payment history and the balance of the loan. Lending Stream has been providing short-term loans since 2008 and is a member of the BCCA and CCTA.

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Product data last updated: 1:29pm 9/10/2017
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