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OppLoans Hires Government Affairs Leader Joseph Rubin as Head of Public Affairs and Regulatory Policy

Rubin brings strong bipartisan partnership to elevate consumer credit access policy awareness and education across the aisle   CHICAGO, February 4, 2021 — OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that serves middle income, credit challenged consumers, has announced that Joseph Rubin will join the company as head of public affairs...

Published on: February 4, 2021

OppLoans Ranks 14th on Built In’s 2021 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago

Company was also recognized as a top 20 Company with the Best Benefits in Chicago, a further testament to its commitment to the employee experience   CHICAGO, January 11, 2021 – OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help middle income, credit-challenged consumers gain access to credit,...

Published on: January 11, 2021

OppLoans Receives LendingTree’s 2020 Customer Satisfaction Award for Three Straight Quarters

The LendingTree award is based on quantity and quality of consumer reviews, driven by OppLoans’ customer-focused mission   CHICAGO, December 2, 2020 – OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help middle-income, credit-challenged consumers gain access to credit, announced winning the LendingTree Customer Satisfaction Award for three...

Published on: December 2, 2020

For Third Consecutive Year, OppLoans Ranks in the Top 150 on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™

Company continues its focus on building a better financial path for credit-challenged, middle income consumers through its top-rated, industry leading financial platform   CHICAGO, November 18, 2020 – OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help middle-income, credit-challenged consumers gain access to credit, announced it ranked 138th...

Published on: November 18, 2020

OppLoans Teams Up with Experian®, Steady, and BillShark Furthering its Commitment to Social Impact

These new, mission-aligned partnerships provide additional financial resources and support as part of a larger social impact strategy to help consumers build a better financial path forward   CHICAGO, October 21, 2020—OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help middle-income, credit-challenged consumers gain access to credit, announced...

Published on: October 21, 2020

OppLoans Hires Nationally Recognized DEI Leader Michelle Y. Bess as Vice President of Talent & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Bess brings new leadership and focus to further strengthen the company’s DEI efforts and support its overall mission of expanding financial inclusion   Chicago, September 15, 2020—OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that serves middle income, credit challenged consumers, has announced that Michelle Y. Bess will join the company as...

Published on: September 15, 2020

OppLoans Named on the Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year

The Chicago-based fintech firm ranked #539 on the prestigious annual list of America’s fastest growing companies Chicago, August 12, 2020—OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that serves middle income, credit challenged consumers, ranked 539 on this year’s Inc. Magazine’s prestigious 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies. This marks the...

Published on: August 12, 2020

1 in 5 Credit-Challenged Young Adults Who Lost Financial Ground in Pandemic Doubts They’ll Ever Fully Recover

Survey of credit-challenged Americans from OppLoans finds that a majority of respondents expect it to take at least 4 months to bounce back Chicago, July 6, 2020—According to a new survey from OppLoans, a vast majority – 72% – of credit-challenged Americans say they have experienced at least some form...

Published on: July 6, 2020

OppLoans Applauds Newly-Released Interagency Lending Principles for Banks and Credit Unions Offering Responsible Small-Dollar Loans

Guidance further supports the need for financial institutions to provide access to loans for the 60 million credit-challenged Americans, while protecting consumers Chicago, May 27, 2020—OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to serve middle income, credit-challenged consumers, applauds the release of the Interagency Lending Principles on small-dollar...

Published on: May 27, 2020

OppLoans Wins 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Awards For Best Consumer Lending Platform

OppLoans Wins 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Awards For Best Consumer Lending Platform Prestigious awards program recognizes outstanding financial technology companies for their innovation and customer experience Chicago, March 11, 2020—OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that serves middle income, credit challenged consumers, today announced that it was selected as the winner of the...

Published on: March 11, 2020

Vast Majority of Credit-Challenged Consumers Remain Locked out of Traditional Credit Markets

According to OppLoans, a leading fintech firm, only 7.8% of applicants qualify for sub-36% APR loans from a consortium of near-prime lenders Chicago, February 19, 2020—OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that serves middle income, credit-challenged consumers, released its latest insights on sub-36% APR loan availability for non-prime consumers through...

Published on: February 19, 2020

Fintech Firm OppLoans Named 91st on the Deloitte 2019 Technology

Company continues to focus on building financial access and inclusion to underserved, credit challenged consumers. Chicago, November 7, 2019—OppLoans, a top-rated financial technology platform that serves middle income, credit challenged consumers, announced it ranked 91st on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications,...

Published on: November 7, 2019

Fintech Firm OppLoans Announces Its First Bank-Led Credit Facility

The industry leading financing structure will strengthen OppLoans’ mission of expanding credit access to underserved consumers. Chicago, September 17, 2019 — OppLoans, a growing fintech and top rated direct-to-consumer online lending platform, announced today that it has secured its first bank-led asset-backed revolving credit facility. This facility structure will enable...

Published on: September 17, 2019

Fintech Firm OppLoans Named to Inc. 500 for Fourth Consecutive Year

Fintech Firm OppLoans Named to Inc. 500 for Fourth Consecutive Year Chicago-based fintech firm placed #321 on Inc. magazine’s prestigious annual list of the fastest-growing U.S. companies Chicago, August 14, 2019—OppLoans, a leading fintech company, has been named to Inc. magazine’s prestigious 2019 Inc. 500 list for the fourth year in a...

Published on: August 14, 2019

Leading FinTech Firm OppLoans Ranks #4 on Crain’s Fast 50

The Chicago-based fintech firm places in top five of Chicago’s fastest-growing companies as measured by Crain’s Chicago Business Chicago, June 27, 2019 — OppLoans, a leading fintech firm, has been named the fourth fastest-growing Chicagoland company by Crain’s Chicago Business. With a five-year growth rate of 9,041.9% the company placed fourth...

Published on: June 27, 2019

Socially Responsible FinTech Firm OppLoans Appoints Kyle Williams, Esq., to Head of Government Affairs

Policy expert joins OppLoans to lead efforts to expand credit access for borrowers. Chicago, May 1, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OppLoans, a leading socially responsible fintech firm, has appointed Kyle Williams to the new role of Head of Government Affairs. Williams is a seasoned policy executive with a background in...

Published on: May 1, 2019

CEO of Leading FinTech Firm OppLoans Releases Statement on Firm’s Success, Evolving the Conversation about Non-Prime Lending and the Road Ahead

Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppLoans, speaks to the reality of consumer lending today and his firm’s efforts to create a path to credit history for non-prime borrowers. Chicago, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Jared Kaplan, CEO of the rapidly growing financing platform OppLoans, has released an article addressing the phenomenal health...

Published on: February 12, 2019

Socially Responsible Lender OppLoans Appoints Karishma Patel Buford to New Chief People Officer Role

Highly successful talent management leader joins fast-growing fintech firm. Chicago, Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender, has announced the appointment of Karishma Patel Buford to the new role of Chief People Officer. Karishma is a deeply experienced human resource executive and psychologist....

Published on: January 29, 2019

For V-Day, 88 Percent Say It’s the Thought That Counts, 46 Percent Admit Financial Infidelity

New survey by fintech firm OppLoans discovers that Valentines are happy to receive less expensive gifts — but only if the presents are thoughtful. Chicago, Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — How can consumers save money on Valentine’s Day? Easy: buy a thoughtful present. In a new survey commissioned by...

Published on: January 28, 2019

OppLoans Named a Best Workplace by Glassdoor for the Second Year in a Row

The Chicago-based fintech firm is one of only 17 companies to appear twice on the prestigious list. Chicago, IL, Dec 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Chicago-based fintech firm OppLoans has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the best places to work in 2019. This marks the second year in...

Published on: December 5, 2018

How Much Do Grandparents Spend on Holiday Gifts? New Study Has the Answer.

The researchers at OppLoans surveyed over 1,700 grandparents nationwide to find out! Chicago, IL, Nov 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Just in time for the 2018 holiday shopping season, fintech firm OppLoans has released a new nationwide study that examines grandparents’ holiday spending. Based on results from over 1,700 grandparents surveyed...

Published on: November 27, 2018

FinTech Firm OppLoans Ranked 86th Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 “Technology Fast 500™”

The socially responsible online lender attributes 1,500-percent revenue growth to a better product, rapid technology development and a best-in-class customer experience. Chicago, IL, Nov 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – OppLoans today announced it ranked number 86 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and...

Published on: November 21, 2018

Which states are most likely to overspend on Black Friday shopping? New study has the answer.

New report ranks states according to risky credit card habits, finds 41 percent of Black Friday shoppers have suffered financial consequences from overspending. Chicago, IL, Nov 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Are some states more likely to overspend on Black Friday than others? If credit card habits are any indication,...

Published on: November 8, 2018

How Much Do Bike Share Costs Differ Across the U.S.?

According to new research from fintech firm OppLoans, the cost of U.S. bike-sharing programs varies wildly. Chicago, IL, Oct 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -As bike sharing programs grow more popular in cities worldwide, they can make for a cost-effective alternative to expensive car rentals and ride shares. But according to new...

Published on: October 17, 2018

Fintech Leader OppLoans Appoints Stacee Hasenbalg to Chief Compliance Officer Role

Highly regarded compliance and regulatory expert joins rapidly growing firm. Chicago, IL, Sep 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender, has announced the appointment of Stacee Hasenbalg to the role of Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Hasenbalg has held positions in banking and financial services for...

Published on: September 26, 2018

Workers Spend 6.9 Hours Per Week On Their Fantasy Football Teams

How much do people spend and win in fantasy football—and what percentage of players pay fellow league members to help them cheat?! Chicago, IL, Aug 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -Fantasy football is a multi-billion dollar business, but a new survey from the finance experts at fintech firm OppLoans has found that it’s costing businesses...

Published on: August 21, 2018

FinTech Firm OppLoans Ranks on the Inc. 5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

Socially responsible online lender is the 340th fastest-growing company in the country. CHICAGO, IL, August 15, 2018—OppLoans, the nation’s leading online lender, is No. 340 on the 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition to the honor of the placement, OppLoans has the...

Published on: August 15, 2018

15 Percent of College Millennials Spend Parents’ Money Primarily on Partying

New survey by fintech firm OppLoans reveals that millennials and their parents often have different ideas about responsible spending. CHICAGO, IL/ August 08, 2018 – Should parents give their kids spending money in college? Possibly, but if they do, there’s a good chance they won’t get the full truth about...

Published on: August 8, 2018

Forty-Six Percent of Millennials Feel Held Back by Credit Score

New survey by fintech firm OppLoans shows the impact of bad credit on young people. CHICAGO—July 11, 2018—Are millennials too young to have bad credit? Definitely not. And it’s taking a toll. According to data from a new survey by the fintech firm OppLoans, a shocking 46 percent of millennials...

Published on: July 11, 2018

OppLoans CEO Jared Kaplan Named a Glassdoor Top CEO in 2018

Kaplan was 8th highest-rated CEO on the prestigious list. CHICAGO—June 20, 2018—OppLoans CEO Jared Kaplan has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018 in the U.S. SMB category. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights...

Published on: June 20, 2018

New Study from Fintech Firm Finds Majority of Teens and Young Adults have Summer Jobs

Whether they live in the South, the Midwest, the East Coast, or the West, more than half of American young people are planning to work this summer. CHICAGO—June 13, 2018—Are young people still holding down summer gigs? According to a recent survey from the finance experts at OppLoans, 63 percent of...

Published on: June 13, 2018

OppLoans Named One of the Country’s Best Workplaces by Inc. Magazine

The socially responsible FinTech firm receives further recognition for employee satisfaction and positive workplace environment. CHICAGO, IL, May 30, 2018—Online lender and service provider OppLoans has been listed as one of the country’s 2018 Best Workplaces by Inc. Magazine. The award determination was based on employee survey results in areas like...

Published on: May 30, 2018

How Much Are Parents in Your State Spending on Their Kids? A New Study Has the Answer

From $2,000 to $17,921, how much parents spend per child, per year is drastically different from state to state. CHICAGO—May 2, 2018—Having a kid has never been cheap, but a new survey from fintech firm OppLoans has found that raising a tiny tot can set you back more than you’d think. The finance...

Published on: May 2, 2018

Seven in Ten College Students Damage Credit Soon After Graduation

New survey by lending firm OppLoans shows that serious credit dings are common among recent grads. CHICAGO—April 11, 2018—Financial Literacy Month is in full swing, but new data suggests that many college students have trouble managing their money after graduation. Sixty-nine percent of recent college grads made damaging financial mistakes soon after finishing...

Published on: April 11, 2018

New Survey from Fintech Firm Finds Delaware Pet Owners Spend the Most on their Animals. How Does Your State Stack Up?

In honor of National Pet Day, which falls on April 11, the econ experts at OppLoans have conducted a survey to see just how much American pet owners are spending on their furry friends. CHICAGO—April 09, 2018—The survey from OppLoans found that, on average, Americans spend $126.19 per month keeping their...

Published on: April 9, 2018

When it Comes to Valentine’s Day Spending, How Does Your State Stack Up?

From $0 to $267, Valentine’s spending varies wildly by state according to a survey by OppLoans. CHICAGO—February 07, 2018—Just how much are Americans spending on Valentine’s Day? A new survey from the financial sleuths at OppLoans found that, on average, U.S. residents shelled out about $33.64 on holiday-related romantic gestures. But how much...

Published on: February 16, 2018

FinTech Leader OppLoans Named 6th Best Place to Work Nationally

FinTech Leader OppLoans Named 6th Best Place to Work Nationally Chicago-based start-up earns top-10 position in Glassdoor’s 2018 Best Places to Work rankings for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees CHICAGO—December 06, 2017—Socially responsible online lender OppLoans received top rankings in Glassdoor’s 2018 Best Places to Work award. The start-up was...

Published on: December 6, 2017

Stranger Things: What was the Cost of Living in 1983 Hawkins, Indiana?

Stranger Things: What was the Cost of Living in 1983 Hawkins, Indiana? Fintech firm OppLoans dives deep into the Upside Down in the name of financial research. CHICAGO—October 23, 2017—We all know that home prices and take-home pay have risen since 1983, but what about the things that really matter? Things like Eggos,...

Published on: October 23, 2017

Fintech Leader OppLoans Appoints Andy Pruitt to Chief Technology Officer Role

Highly regarded technology and business leader joins rapidly growing firm. CHICAGO—October 19, 2017—OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender, has announced the appointment of Andy Pruitt to the role of Chief Technology Officer. Pruitt is a renowned technologist and company founder. At OppLoans, Pruitt will lead the development team to improve...

Published on: October 19, 2017

Chicago Mayor Cuts Ribbon at New Headquarters of Rising FinTech Firm OppLoans

Mayor Emanuel praises OppLoans, saying, “Your success is Chicago’s success.” CHICAGO—October 10, 2017—Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon at the new OppLoans headquarters in downtown Chicago this week. OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender, has more than tripled its employee-count in the past two years and expanded...

Published on: October 10, 2017

FinTech Firm OppLoans Advances to #219 on Inc. Magazine’s 2017 List of 500 Fastest-Growing Companies

This is the socially responsible lender’s second consecutive appearance on the esteemed list. CHICAGO—August 16, 2017—OppLoans, the country’s leading socially responsible online lender, has achieved the rank of #219 on Inc. Magazine’s 2017 list of the 500 fastest-growing privately owned companies. “It was an honor last year to claim the...

Published on: August 16, 2017

OppU Helps Students Understand Money Management by Providing Free Interactive Financial Literacy Lessons

OppU helps students understand money management by providing free interactive financial literacy lessons. CHICAGO—July 26, 2017—When students begin work or head to college, many get their first taste of economic independence. To give them the skills they need, OppLoans, a Chicago-based financial firm, launched a new financial education site called...

Published on: July 26, 2017

Fintech leader OppLoans Appoints Sal Hazday to COO Role

Deeply experienced, Fortune 250 senior business leader joins highest-rated nonprime lender. CHICAGO—July 18, 2017—OppLoans, a leading online lending platform, has hired veteran business executive, Sal Hazday, as Chief Operating Officer. OppLoans leverages strong technology and analytics to provide liquidity with flexible payment options to non-prime consumers. Hazday will lead operational...

Published on: July 19, 2017

OppLoans Welcomes Daniel Fell as VP of Business Development and Partnerships

World-class business development executive joins rapidly growing fintech company. CHICAGO—June 28, 2017—OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender serving non-prime consumers, has announced the appointment of Daniel Fell to the role of Vice President of Business Development. Fell will oversee all strategic business development and partnership objectives at the...

Published on: June 28, 2017

OppLoans Welcomes Shiven Shah as Chief Financial Officer

World-class financial executive joins rapidly growing online lending FinTech company. CHICAGO—April 4, 2017—OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender of personal loans to non-prime consumers, has announced the appointment of Shiven Shah, CFA, to the role of Chief Financial Officer effective April 3, 2017. Shah will oversee all strategic...

Published on: April 4, 2017

Socially Responsible Online Lender OppLoans Launches Personal Loan Product in Georgia and Mississippi

OppLoans extends installment loans to Georgia and Mississippi, offering flexible repayment options and credit education discounts to better serve subprime customers. CHICAGO—November 22, 2016—OppLoans has extended its lending operations to include Georgia and Mississippi, where customers with less-than-perfect credit have long been underserved. For those who qualify, OppLoans is offering personal loans up...

Published on: November 28, 2016

LendingTree Names OppLoans #1 Customer-Rated Personal Lender of Q2 2016

Ranking marks second major recognition in past 30 days for the fast-growing online lender. CHICAGO—September 22, 2016—LendingTree, a leading online loan marketplace, has ranked OppLoans number one in the category of personal loan network lenders for the second quarter. LendingTree calculated the ratings based on customer-generated reviews of overall borrowing experience. OppLoans,...

Published on: September 22, 2016

Online Lender OppLoans Named to Inc. Magazine’s 2016 List of 500 Fastest-Growing Companies

FinTech firm OppLoans is one of only 15 Illinois companies ranked on the esteemed list. CHICAGO—August 17, 2016—Inc. Magazine has welcomed OppLoans, the leader in socially responsible online lending, onto its highly respected 2016 list of America’s 500 fastest-growing companies. On average, the organizations featured have grown almost nine-fold over...

Published on: August 17, 2016

2016-07-07 | OppLoans Moves to New Headquarters in Heart of Chicago

FinTech firm OppLoans relocates to a new facility in the historic One Prudential Plaza. CHICAGO—May 05, 2016—OppLoans, the leader in socially-responsible online lending to the non-prime customer segment, has announced the relocation of their headquarters to One Prudential Plaza in Chicago to accommodate recent growth. The move comes amid rapid...

Published on: July 7, 2016

2016-05-31 | FinTech Firm OppLoans Releases White Paper

CHICAGO—May 31, 2016—OppLoans, the leader in socially responsible online lending to the non-prime customer segment, has announced the publication of a new white paper titled “Borrowers Deserve Better than a Payday Loan: The Story Behind the 36% APR Benchmark.” In the face of increasing public distrust of payday lenders, new...

Published on: May 31, 2016

2016-05-05 | OppLoans Announces New Chief Marketing Officer John O’Reilly

World-class FinTech firm OppLoans secures experienced and innovative executive to strengthen and implement marketing strategy. CHICAGO—May 05, 2016—OppLoans, the leader in socially responsible online lending to the subprime customer segment, has announced the appointment of John O’Reilly as Chief Marketing Officer. O’Reilly comes to Opportunity Financial LLC with more than...

Published on: May 5, 2016

2016-04-06 | OppLoans Welcomes Steve Durko as Chief Technology Officer

World-class technology and legal executive joins rapidly growing, online lending FinTech company. CHICAGO—April 6, 2016—OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender of personal loans to non-prime consumers, Steve Durko asChief Technology Officer. Durko will direct the development of OppLoans’ proprietary lending platform as the company expands its portfolio of...

Published on: April 6, 2016

2015-11-10 | OppLoans Mentioned as Leader in Quality and Innovation

OppLoans paves the way for non-prime borrowers to get better personal loans with credit education discounts and flexible payment options. CHICAGO—November 10, 2015—OppLoans was featured in a recent report by the Center for Financial Services Innovation on Quality and Innovation Among Small-Dollar Credit Installment Lenders. The report is rooted in...

Published on: November 10, 2015

2014-09-04 | OppLoans Garners Top Ratings from Near-prime Borrowers

OppLoans specializes in providing larger, easy to qualify for personal installment loans with affordable payment terms. The company continues to build a solid reputation for their customer-centric service approach through transparency. CHICAGO—September 04, 2014—Sometimes access to a simple loan with flexible payment terms can be the difference between making it...

Published on: September 4, 2014

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