FAQ

Questions About Your Loan Application

I received a mailer saying I was “pre-approved.” Does this mean I am approved?

I received a mailer saying I was “pre-approved.” Does this mean I am approved?

No. A “pre-approval” is still subject to our verification of your identity and credit information. As stated in our mailer, we will not extend credit if you do not meet our pre-established criteria, meaning: (i) you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; (ii) are 18 years old (19 in AL and NE); (ii) reside in a state OppLoans operates in; (iv) have direct deposit for your income source (New Mexico residents are exempt from this requirement by law); (v) your verified income supports your ability to repay; and, (vi) meet our verification standards.

What is Bank Verification and why do you need it?

What is Bank Verification and why do you need it?

To speed up the verification process, you can choose to securely connect to one of the bank verification partners of OppLoans. OppLoans uses MicroBilt and DecisionLogic as third-party providers for the bank verification process. The bank verification step provided through the OppLoans application is intended to verify your authority and access to external financial accounts, confirm your ability to access such accounts, and verify your financial information as part of the application process. OppLoans does not store your bank account’s username and password, and all of your bank credentials are encrypted.

I’m a previous OppLoans customer, but I have moved to a different state. Can I still apply?

I’m a previous OppLoans customer, but I have moved to a different state. Can I still apply?

If you were previously a customer of OppLoans and your account is in good standing, you may be able to submit an application if you moved to a state we offer products in. For more information about the product options and lender(s) in your state, please visit our Rates and Terms page.

What are the interest rates and fees associated if I receive a credit product through OppLoans?

What are the interest rates and fees associated if I receive a credit product through OppLoans?

The rates and terms for the products offered through OppLoans are specific to your state of residence. Please visit our Rates and Terms page to see rules specific to your state.

How do I know if I’ve been approved?

How do I know if I’ve been approved?

You will receive an email notification if your application has been approved, so please make sure your email is correct when you create your account!

Can I apply over the phone?

Can I apply over the phone?

We do not currently accept applications by phone. However, our online application process is quick and easy—we promise! Just click “Apply Now” at the top of this page or visit www.opploans.com/register to begin the application on your computer, smartphone or tablet!

When will I receive my funds?

When will I receive my funds?

The receipt of your funds will vary based on the time at which your application was approved. You will receive an email notification once your loan is approved.

Monday through Thursday: If your application is approved before 9pm* CT from Monday through Thursday, you can expect your funds the next business day.

Friday Before 9:00 p.m. CT: If your loan is approved before 9pm* CT on Friday, you can expect your funds on Monday.

Friday after 9:00 p.m. through Sunday: If your loan is approved after 9pm * CT on Friday, on Saturday or on Sunday, you can expect your funds on Tuesday. If your approval day or deposit day happens to be a bank holiday, please allow for 1 extra business day of processing.

The exact time of funding depends on when your bank will post the ACH (Automated Clearing House) credits to your bank account. If you experience a delay, please reach out to your bank directly.

*Ohio customers, please note: the time cut-off will be 8pm CT instead of 9pm CT.

Do I need to send in any documents?

Do I need to send in any documents?

There are some instances where proof-of-income is required prior to your application being approved, including:

  • If you receive alimony
  • If you receive disability benefits
  • If you receive social security benefits
  • If you reside in IL or NV a paystub is required

Proof-of-income may include a government benefits award letter or a recent bank statement displaying regular deposits. Alimony, child support, or separate maintenance income need not be revealed if you do not wish to have it considered as a basis for your ability to repay. Please review our Rates & Terms page for more information about regulations in your state.

Do you have any requirements I need to meet in order to submit an application?

Do you have any requirements I need to meet in order to submit an application?

In order to submit an application that our underwriting can review, applicants must:

  • Reside in one of the states we operate in
  • Be at least 18 years old (or 19 in Alabama and Nebraska)
  • Have a regular source of income (Income can be from employment or from benefits including Social Security, Disability, etc. Please note: alimony, child support, or separate maintenance income is optional to include)
  • Have a checking or savings account
  • Receive paychecks through direct deposit (Due to state regulations, New Mexico residents are exempt from this requirement)
How much can I borrow?

How much can I borrow?

Consumer products offered through the OppLoans website range from $1,000 to $4,000, but your eligibility will depend on your state of residence, your income and ability to repay, and your creditworthiness. For more information about the product options and lender(s) in your state, please visit our Rates and Terms page.

Am I eligible for a loan?

Am I eligible to apply for a loan?

To qualify for a loan through the OppLoans website, all applicants must:

  • Live in one of the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • Be at least 18 years old. (19 in Alabama and Nebraska)
  • Not presently be a covered borrower as defined by the Military Lending Act (“MLA”). Due to the changes in the Military Lending Act effective October 3, 2016, the products OppLoans offers are not available to applicants listed as Covered Borrowers in the Military Lending Act database, including qualifying active duty service members and their dependents as defined in 32 C.F.R. § 232.  However, FinWise Bank offers additional loan products through their other partners which covered borrowers may be eligible for. Please see follow this link to see further eligibility requirements for those products.
  • Have a regular source of income. If your income is from employment, you have been working for your current employer for at least 3 months.
  • Have a traditional bank account in your name with 90 days of history.
  • Receive their paychecks through direct deposit. (Due to state regulations, residents of New Mexico are exempt from this requirement.)
How will my loan be funded?

How will my loan be funded?

We work hard to offer you a quick and convenient process. Once your application is approved, funds are typically deposited in your account as soon as the next business day. The actual time it takes the funds to appear in your account depends on your financial institution. 

Generally, if your loan is approved before 9pm* CT from Monday through Thursday, you can expect your funds the next business day. If your loan is approved before 9pm* CT on Friday, you can expect your funds on Monday. If your loan is approved after 9pm * CT on Friday, on Saturday or on Sunday, you can expect your funds on Tuesday. If your approval day or deposit day happens to be a bank holiday, please allow for 1 extra business day of processing.

The exact time that funds become available will depend on your bank. If you experience a delay, please reach out to your bank directly.

*Ohio customers, please note: the time cut-off will be 8pm CT instead of 9pm CT.

Questions About Personal Loans

What types of credit products does OppLoans offer?

Is OppLoans a scam?

What is a Line of Credit?

How can I get a personal loan online?

What is an installment loan?

What is a payday loan?

What is a personal loan?

Questions About Your Account

Can I check the details of all of my loan payments?

Simply go to our home page www.OppLoans.com and click the My Account button in the upper right-hand corner. Once you log in you will be able to view your loan agreement, your scheduled upcoming payments, past payments and check your balance.

How do I update employment or income information?

Please call us at 855-408-5000 and one of our Advocates would be happy to assist you.

How do I update my phone, email and home address?

How do I update my phone, email and home address?

Please call us at 855-408-5000 and one of our Advocates would be happy to assist you.

How do I change my password?

How do I change my password?

Simply go to our homepage www.opploans.com and click the “My Account” button in the upper right-hand corner. Once you log in, you will be able to select “Change Password” on your customer dashboard to complete your password change.

How do I check my balance?

How do I check my balance?

Simply go to our home page www.opploans.com and click the My Account button in the upper right hand corner. Once you login you will be able to view your loan agreement and check your balance.

What if I forgot my password?

What if I forgot my password?

No worries! We’ll help you set a new password for your security. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the “My Account” button in the upper right-hand corner of our site
  2. Click on the “Forgot password?” link
  3. Enter your email and your login information
  4. Check your email for instructions on how to set a new password

Questions About Loan Repayment

What if I can’t make an upcoming payment or I default on my account?

What if I can’t make an upcoming payment or I default on my account?

If for some reason you know you can’t make your scheduled payment or miss a past payment, please give us a call at 855-408-5000 and speak to one of our Customer Advocates who can assist you.

Can I refinance my personal loan?

Can I refinance my personal loan?

We understand that financial situations change and that you may need more flexibility when borrowing money. To help in this process, we offer refinances to eligible current customers. If you are eligible to refinance, you will see a “Refinance Now” option in your customer portal.

Can I repay early or make additional payments?

Can I repay early or make additional payments?

Yes! At OppLoans, we want to make things convenient for you. OppLoans does not charge any prepayment fees. You can pay off your loan or make additional payments at any time. Simply log into your account to make a payment using your saved bank account (ACH) or a debit card.

If you choose to pay off your balance in full, please note that if for any reason that your payment does not clear, interest will continue to accrue and the total amount due will increase.

Extra payments help you repay your loan faster, reducing the amount of interest that you will owe. However, please keep in mind that making an early payment does not change or suspend your scheduled payments and you will still need to make your next scheduled payment.

How can I repay my personal loans?

How can I repay my personal loans?

It’s important to OppLoans to offer easy and convenient ways to pay back your loan. The most popular and preferred method for many customers is through electronic fund transfer (EFT). We also offer a recurring payment option of remotely created checks.

For one-time payments, we accept debit cards and EFT. Please review details about each payment method below, including the cutoff times:

Electronic Fund Transfer (ACH Debits)

This is the most popular repayment method for many customers. ACH stands for Automated Clearing House and is a form of electronic debit. We electronically debit your bank account for the amount you owe and the debits coincide with your due dates. You must set up ACH or make changes to your ACH payment two business days before your payment due date. Typically, you will see the debit go through within (2) business days of your due date but check with your financial institution for details on their ACH practices. A payment scheduled on a holiday or weekend may not process until the next business

Debit Cards

OppLoans accepts debit cards for one-time payments. Typically, debit card payments are applied the same day. For example, if your payment is due on January 5, your debit card payment must be made on or before January 5 during the hours of operation.

You can set up a one-time or recurring debit card in the customer portal or by calling us at 855-408-5000.

 

Questions About Credit Education & Credit Reporting

Will my credit score be affected if I apply?

Will my credit score be affected if I apply?

When you apply through the OppLoans website, OppLoans pulls your credit report in order to provide you with a loan offer. This soft inquiry will not be visible to third parties and will not impact your FICO® credit score.

What do I do if there is an error on my credit report regarding my loan?

What do I do if there is an error on my credit report regarding my loan?

For loans made by FinWise Bank, please contact our Resolutions Department via e-mail at resolutions@OppLoans.com or by regular mail at:

FinWise c/o OppLoans
ATTN: Resolutions Department
130 East Randolph Street, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60601

For all other products obtained through the OppLoans website, please contact our Resolutions Department via e-mail at resolutions@OppLoans.com or by regular mail at:

OppLoans
ATTN: Resolutions Department
130 East Randolph Street, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60601

Please include documents to support your position that there has been an error. We will fully investigate the issue and correct any information that we find to be inaccurate.

For further assistance, please consult the following guide regarding the dispute of credit report errors: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0151-disputing-errors-credit-reports

Do you report payment history to the major credit bureaus?

Do you report payment history to the major credit bureaus?

Yes. Except for in Ohio and Texas, OppLoans reports payment history in every state we service to all three major credit bureaus—Transunion, Experian, and Equifax.

What do I receive if I complete the online credit education courses?

What do I receive if I complete the online credit education courses?

There are numerous benefits! OppU is a national standards-aligned personal finance curriculum designed to teach essential concepts like saving, budgeting, credit eduction and more. OppU can help you master your money with fun and free videos and quizzes.

Get started with OppU here or check out the Educator’s Guide for curriculum details.

Questions About OppLoans and FinWise Bank

What is FinWise Bank?

FinWise Bank is an FDIC-insured, state-chartered financial technology bank located in Sandy, Utah. OppLoans provides access to credit products to consumers throughout the United States through its partnership with FinWise Bank.

Is this a FinWise Bank loan or an OppLoans loan?

FinWise Bank is the originator of loans in certain states (To see if a product offered in your state is an OppLoans or FinWise Bank product, check our Rates and Terms page).  However, OppLoans has contracted with FinWise Bank to service these loan products. OppLoans will be your single point of contact for all questions or concerns.

What is the relationship between OppLoans and FinWise Bank?

FinWise Bank, member FDIC, is the bank that originates credit products, which are then serviced by OppLoans.

What will show up on my credit report?

Reporting on your account will show up on your credit report as “FinWiseOppLoans” (TransUnion) OR “FinWise/OppLoans” (Non-TransUnion).

Who do I work with if I am approved?

As the servicer of these credit products, you will work directly with OppLoans.

Who do I contact about credit reporting discrepancies?

You may contact our Resolutions Department via e-mail at resolutions@OppLoans.com or by regular mail at:

FinWise c/o OppLoans
ATTN: Resolutions Department
130 East Randolph Street, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60601