September 23, 2023 at 4:21 pm

‘Short-term installment loans are the biggest pain.’ A Mortgage Lender Talked About Why You Shouldn’t Use Loan Payment Apps When Buying A House

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@virginia_mortgage_lender

If you’re in the market to buy a house, you’re gonna want to pay attention to what a mortgage lender named Tori had to say in a video that she posted on TikTok.

Tori said that “buy now, pay later” services like Klarna, Afterpay, and Affirm can be dangerous as opposed to using credit cards when applying for big loans such as mortgages and then people need to be aware of it.

Source: TikTok/@virginia_mortgage_lender

In her video, Tori said, “Affirm, AfterPay, and Klarna, and any of those other, like, short-term installment loans are the biggest pain in the *** whenever you are trying to buy a house.”

Source: TikTok/@virginia_mortgage_lender

She went on to explain, “Lenders and underwriters are seeing those as recurring payments on your bank statements, and because of that, they are short-term installments, and we have to source the terms of it, and not a single one of those websites makes it easy at all to get your balance and the terms and any of the information about those deposits.

She concluded, “So, please stop using them when you’re trying to buy a house.”

Source: TikTok/@virginia_mortgage_lender

Here’s what she had to say.


I also think those types of payments are toxic to begin with, but they should be extra avoided when buying a house #homebuyertips #mortgagepreapproval #valender #howtobuyahouse #klarna

♬ original sound – Tori McConnell Mortgage Lender

And this is how people reacted.

One viewer isn’t even thinking about buying a house anymore.

Source: TikTok/@virginia_mortgage_lender

Another person had the opposite experience.

Source: TikTok/@virginia_mortgage_lender

And this TikTokker said it’s no wonder a lot of people aren’t buying houses.

Source: TikTok/@virginia_mortgage_lender

I’ve always wondered why people want to use an app to get a MASSIVE loan instead of talking to a person.

Proceed with caution. That’s a LOT of debt.