Fact Check: Lenders & Loan Lawsuits

Fact Check: "Lenders making lawsuit loans evaluate credit."

Written by Aaron R. Winston
Last Updated: July 19, 2023 2:38am CDT

Claim: Lenders making lawsuit loans generally evaluate a borrower’s credit worthiness, in addition to the likelihood of a settlement or lawsuit recovery before making a loan.

Claimed By: Investopedia

Fact Check: This is partially true. They do evaluate the likelihood of a settlement or a lawsuit recovery, but they do not evaluate a borrower’s creditworthiness other than if they find out the person applying is currently filing for bankruptcy, they will be hesitant.

However, the risk of bankruptcy does not come down credit worthiness but rather the risk of the Bankruptcy court not allowing for repayment to the legal funding company when sorting out assets as there are creditors with prior liens.

It’s the risk of bankruptcy and prior liens. The credit score itself is an irrelevant factor in qualifying.

The reality is that the average client has bad credit or no credit history at all, which can make pre-settlement funding a good option for financial relief during the litigation process to help with the daily cost of living and other personal expenses.

Fact Check By: Express Legal Funding

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