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Best Egg

Best Egg is a relatively new non-traditional debt consolidation company. The company offers a personal/consolidation loan rather than a consolidation service.

Our Score
1.8
User Score
1.0
Our Score
1.8
User Score
1.0
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Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Enrollment Fee

5.99%-29.99%

Setup & Activation Fee

0.99%-5.99%

Free Consultation

No

Credit Counseling

No

ISO Certified

No

Number of Reviews

7

This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: June 26, 2019

Best Egg is an online lending platform that provides customers easy access to personal loans. Best Egg has funded over $7 billion and has provided over 500,000 easy-to-borrow funded loans. In addition to their debt consolidation loan options, the company offers personal loans for credit card refinancing, home improvement, moving expenses, vacation expenses, special occasions, and more.

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#1

Up to $79
FCAA & ISO

#2

$10-$40
AFCC & IAPDA

#3

Up to $49
ISO

#27
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5.99%-29.99%
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Pros

Easy Online Application

Unlike some of the financial institutions, Best Egg offers a fast and simple online loan application process. Loan approvals are generally completed within a business day or two.

Multi-Purpose Loans Available

Best Egg lenders are accommodating to a large array of personal loan purposes for borrowers including; debt consolidation, credit card refinancing, home improvement, moving expenses, vacation, and more. Best Egg generally works with unsecured loans when it comes to debt consolidation. Those interested in the company’s debt consolidation loan option may need to have a good credit history in order to qualify.

Simple Debt Consolidation Loan Process

According to the Best Egg website, there are five steps customers have to take in order to borrow a debt consolidation loan. The steps are as follows:

  1. Create a list of current debts in order to determine the loan amounts to request
  2. Calculate current interest rate payments
  3. Apple for a debt consolidation loan
  4. Shop around for loan rates and terms
  5. Final step is to accept an offer

Cons

More Expensive

Best Egg deals in standard unsecured loans to help with debt consolidation. The fees charged and interest rates offered are significantly higher than most debt consolidation companies. Their fees are typically 1 to 6 percent of the loan amount, and interest rates can be as high as 29.99 percent, which are very high for the industry.

No Accreditations

Best Egg has no industry accreditations and isnโ€™t ISO certified. Without the ISO certification โ€“ there is no guarantee that any sort of independent auditing is taking place.

Customer Complaints

We have received a few negative Best Egg reviews. These account customer complaints usually revolve around the high-interest rates being offered on the loans. There are multiple reports of customers who considered using Best Egg to consolidate their credit card debt only to find themselves being offered a loan at a higher interest rate than they got on their credit cards.

Our Recommendation

Best Egg offers an easy online application and does have multi-purpose loans available to those who have a Best Egg account. Additionally, the company offers a simple debt consolidation program. However, Best Egg does not have any accreditations, has only been in business for four years, and there have been several high-interest rate customer complaints.

If you are interested in Best Egg services, we recommend that you conduct your own personal debt management plan research, review the company’s terms and conditions, and read several Best Egg reviews in order to see if their debt consolidation loan program is the right fit for you. It may be proactive to look into other debt consolidation companies such as Consolidated Credit.

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  1. User Score
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    June 12th, 2019
    0 people found this review helpful!
    i just had soft pull credit i have 740 credit score and $50000 income but $15000 4 years payment $400+ month apr over 25% .. it does not make any sense i won’t get loan from it and i don’t recommend anyone who i know
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  2. User Score
    3
    May 5th, 2019 Riverside, CA
    2 people found this review helpful!
    Be sure to read the fine print about the upfront funding fee! They pull it upfront and add interest the day of release to your account! I would avoid this lending service and go with someone that has the consumer in mind, particularly when they charge rate the same as a credit card. I would opt to go with a credit card service vs. Best Egg given the upfront fees, no perks, high interest rates, and their crappy customer service and cancellation policies. Avoid this service organization at all costs to save money, frustration, and a bad money lending decision. I hope this helps saves you the agony of what I encountered! AVOID BEST EGG FINANCIAL SERVICES AT ALL COSTS unless you have no other option! All the best to you! And Best Egg I have signs in the major travel hubs of Los Angeles stating the same. If I can have 100 customers avoid your service I won’t be happy until I have 1k customers avoid you! Rgds, JM
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  3. User Score
    0
    February 5th, 2019
    4 people found this review helpful!
    Ridiculous ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก. Do not take a loan out with them. There interest rate is disgusting! For a $7500. Loan for 60 month. My monthly payments were $ 228.00 . In 27 months, I paid $3700.00 of interest alone!
    I was able to pay it off in the 27th month due to a small inheritance. Thank Goodness! At that point, I still owed $5410! Had I paid it in 33 months later, I would have paid over $14,000.00 for that $7500 loan. They charged me $3.84 cents a day!
    Don’t do it!!
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  4. User Score
    1
    October 22nd, 2018
    1 people found this review helpful!
    In 2 years I paid $10292 in interest on a $20,000 loan. I was lead to believe it was a lower interest rate was really a 27.25%.(Don’t know what I was thinking!) I have good credit (792) got a personal line of credit at the bank and paid off these leaches. I normally do more research but was busy trying to start up a business no excuse but do your research. There was also a $1000 processing fee taken out. Best Egg is more like the worst Egg!
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  5. User Score
    1
    July 27th, 2018
    5 people found this review helpful!
    Apllied for a loan was approved for 2000.00 . I then was emailed that the needed further documents they wanted my bank user name an password. I was extremely hesitant but i gave it to them anyway. After that they still wanted more documentation my last 2 years of tax returns that showed income etc. I then was called and asked about my application and stated i was self employed receiving same income as previous tax returns. They told me that they were unable to approve due to being selfemployed. I was disappointed and confused and now have to change passwords and secure my info. Not knowing what the security of this site is being its fairly new .
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  6. User Score
    2
    June 11th, 2018
    3 people found this review helpful!
    Applied online and was quoted a lower payment than charged. When I called they stated I had a 3 yr or 5 yr repay option. This option was not clearly stated or I would not have used this company. I only saw $199 for 3 yrs. Since the funds were deposited to my account so quickly, I was unable to cancel the transaction and they stated they could make no modifications.
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  7. User Score
    0
    September 12th, 2015 Bensalem, PA
    10 people found this review helpful!
    Company is a joke. My FICO score is 820 I have two credit cards with rate of 5.99% each. Thought I would consolidate with Best Egg but their ridiculous percent rate was quoted at 10.99%. Maybe I can lend them money at a lower rate they offer to the public!
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  • Takes your existing debt and try to settle with your creditors for a lower amount. If you pay off the settled amount, your debt will be considered paid in full.
  • Negotiates with your creditors on your behalf.
  • Fee based on a percentage of your total starting debt or a percentage of the debt they save you.
  • Most settlement companies have you create a separate "escrow" account where you will make monthly contributions over a certain amount of time to contribute to your settlement. Once there is a substantial amount of funds to show your creditors, the settlement company will try to negotiate a lower amount of debt.
  • Combines all your debts and creditors into one monthly payment.
  • Allows you to pay one monthly payment to the consolidation company, instead of multiple payments to different creditors.
  • You no longer owe your original creditors; instead you pay one monthly payment to your consolidation company.
  • Consolidation companies can help negotiate lower interest rates on your debts and help lower your total debt payment in the long run. A lower interest rate will lower the amount you owe in the end.
  • Allows you to consolidate all your different debts into one personal loan that can be paid off over time.
  • Can offer borrowers a lower interest rate with a longer payback term (compared to high-interest credit cards or medical bills). This will lower the amount of money required to pay off the loan over time.
  • Personal loan debt consolidation can be an effective way to raise your credit score quickly (within 3-6 months).
  • Borrowers can receive funds from their loan within only a few days.

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Our Score
1.8
User Score
1.0
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Enrollment Fee

5.99%-29.99%

Setup & Activation Fee

0.99%-5.99%

Free Consultation

No

Credit Counseling

No

ISO Certified

No

Number of Reviews

7
Our Score
9.2
User Score
9.4
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Enrollment Fee

Up to $79

Setup & Activation Fee

$0-$49

Free Consultation

Yes

Credit Counseling

Yes

ISO Certified

Yes

Number of Reviews

430