No, checking your rate and applying for a loan through Lending Club won’t affect your credit score. It only generates a soft credit inquiry, which we use to understand your creditworthiness. This is visible only to you, not to creditors or other users of your credit report.
If you receive a loan through Lending Club, then a hard credit inquiry will appear on your credit report. New loans are factored in your credit score, but over time, they can help you improve your credit by showing you can make on-time monthly payments. Most of our customers report that consolidating debt with a loan through Lending Club improved their FICO score.
If we can’t offer you access to a loan, this soft credit inquiry from your application won’t affect your credit score. You’ll be able to see it, but it won’t be visible to creditors or other users of your credit report. Learn more about the factors that make up your credit score.