A soft pull (or inquiry) typically occurs when a person or company checks your credit report as part of a background check. A soft pull may be recorded in your credit report, depending on the credit bureau, but does not affect your credit score. Our loan providers complete a soft credit pull when you complete the application based on your name, address, and date of birth.
Hard inquiries generally occur when making a lending decision. Hard inquiries appear on your credit report and can negatively affect your credit score. Our loan providers may require a hard pull at the very end of the process on their website once you click to accept the loan terms and complete your application.