Some Lenders Pulling Hard Inquiry on Consumer Loan Internet Search

The BBC reports on the practices of internet lenders, noting that borrowers should be cautious when searching for online loans in order to protect their credit scores; TSB says some loan providers issue a hard inquiry for a loan price or quote which can harm borrowers who are only considering loan options; the bank is lobbying for more regulated practices and says, “Personal loans providers must agree never to perform a hard credit check until the customer chooses to actually purchase a loan in full knowledge of the price being offered.” Source

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