March 11, 2015 (San Francisco, CA) — Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the world’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, today announced the launch of a partnership with HomeAdvisor, an online home improvement marketplace where homeowners can connect with pre-screened local home repair and improvement professionals. Under this multi-year agreement, Lending Club will be the exclusive partner providing access to loans for consumers seeking home improvement project financing through the HomeAdvisor website.
“In recent years there have been remarkably few options available for consumers to finance their home improvement or renovation project as the process for obtaining home equity lines of credit has become increasingly strenuous,” said Lending Club Founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche. “We’re proud to partner with HomeAdvisor to make it easier and more cost efficient for consumers to improve their homes and lives.”
“For 16 years, HomeAdvisor has been the leading online marketplace for homeowners to find pre-screened local home service professionals,” said Adam Burrows, SVP of Corporate Strategy at HomeAdvisor. “The partnership with Lending Club is a valuable addition to our existing offerings and will enable homeowners to seamlessly get pre-approved loans to help them achieve their goals of home improvement.”
HomeAdvisor matches homeowners with pre-screened, local home improvement professionals and provides the homeowner with access to reviews on the professionals from other HomeAdvisor customers. Lending Club’s marketplace will be integrated into the HomeAdvisor site so that HomeAdvisor customers can get preapproved for project financing through the Lending Club platform, with fixed monthly payments and no prepayment penalties, at interest rates starting at 3.99% (4.99% APR).
All loans made by WebBank, a Utah-chartered Industrial Bank, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender. Actual rates depend upon credit score, loan amount, loan term, and credit usage & history.
HomeAdvisor.com is a local services home improvement marketplace providing homeowners the tools and resources for home repair, maintenance, and improvement projects. HomeAdvisor’s patented ProFinder technology matches homeowner’s projects to the nation’s largest network of over 85,000 pre-screened home professionals; Pro Reviews lets homeowners read verified customer reviews of home professionals; Instant Booking allows homeowners to schedule services with background-checked home professionals online, as well as see pricing for jobs prior to booking; Cost Guide provides the average cost of home projects coast-to-coast based on data from real homeowners; and the interior design app DesignMine provides an inspirational and collaborative platform for remodeling projects. Additionally, the field service management software mHelpDesk helps professionals streamline their business through scheduling, managing, and invoicing tools. Access to all of HomeAdvisor’s resources is free for homeowners, with no membership or fees required. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, Colorado, and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).
About Lending Club
Lending Club utilizes technology and innovation to reduce costs and offer borrowers better rates and investors better returns. As ofDecember 31, 2014, over $7.6 billion in loans have been facilitated through the Lending Club platform. The Company has beenprominently recognized as a leader for its growth and innovation, including being named one of Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies three years in a row, a CNBC Disruptor two years in a row, a 2012 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and one of The World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance by Fast Company. Lending Club is based in San Francisco, California. More information is available at: https://www.lendingclub.com. Currently only residents of the following states may invest in Lending Club notes: CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KY (accredited investors), LA, MA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NH, NV, NY, RI, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, or WY.
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