Podcast 166: Ken Lin of Credit Karma. The CEO and co-founder of Credit Karma
Peter: Right. Therefore then just how profoundly do you realy enter into that, like thereâ€™s â€¦..letâ€™s simply take Prosper for an illustration right here. It says Iâ€™m pre-qualified for a $10,000 loan, 6.95%, 3 years, I mean, will you be they providing you with their credit model or will they be simply providing youâ€¦.after all, what’s the standard of integration you know that Iâ€™m pre-qualified that you would have say with a Prosper where? Iâ€™m taking that itâ€™s more than simply my credit score, right? After all, how can that act as far as integration goes?
Ken: Yeah, therefore it differs by partner but youâ€™re exactly right, thereâ€™s a whole lot deeper than credit rating and I also think that is one of some level of difference of Credit Karma in accordance with other players within the area that, you understand, could have an equivalent model as ours. Our company is dealing with the nuance of every credit financing decision therefore (inaudible), it’s no real surprise to some of one’s listeners that credit choices are based by dozens, i am talking about, on occasion a huge selection of credit factors.
Ken: as well as for plenty of our partners, weâ€™re actually on that degree, weâ€™re actually taking a look at each one of the dozens that are potential a huge selection of credit factors to ascertain eligibility and that is how exactly we really will get the prices. Which means you found an interesting note that is most of the times the direct mail for alt financing, you realize, it’ll say youâ€™re pre-qualified for a financial loan as much as $35,000 and it also does not explain the APR.