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FloatMe, a San Antonio tech startup that gives workers cash advances on their next paycheck, said it has increased $16.2 million from investors during its last fundraising. Overall, the startup has raised $49.1 million in funding since June 2019, including $25 million in debt funding, according to Crunchbase, which tracks investments in tech companies. FloatMe’s …

Bank of America’s Balance Assist program can provide small, short-term loans to bank customers for a flat fee. The program, created in part to help customers avoid high-interest payday loans, is expected to be available nationwide in early 2022. Best Features Access the money almost instantly if you are approved. Pay a single $5 fee …

Fig Loans is an online lender that offers small personal loans to borrowers with medium to low credit. It also offers credit-building loans, intended to help borrowers build credit when payments are made on time. Is borrowing from Fig Loans a good idea? Be sure to research all of your options. Even with less than …

A coalition that wants voters to decide how Michigan should cap interest rates on payday loans won approval on Tuesday for its sketchy wording for a petition to bring the issue to the November 2022 ballot. Members of Michiganders for Fair Lending told the Board of State Solicitors that payday loans — short-term loans with …

New fintech lenders are using AI to expand access to credit and offer personal loans to low-credit borrowers. (iStock) Fintech lenders are taking an unprecedented step in using artificial intelligence (AI) to offer personal loans to consumers with low credit scores or even no credit score. In fact, a fintech startup lending platform called Upstart …

Payday loans can be a debt trap for borrowers who cannot afford to make payments. Here’s how you can pay off your payday loan balance before it’s sent to debt collectors. (iStock) Payday lenders prey on borrowers with bad credit who desperately need money, trapping them in a cycle of high-interest, hard-to-pay debt. The vast …

Jacob Ammentorp Lund/Getty Images/iStockphoto If there are times when you need an advance before you get your paycheck, Cash App loan money could be a lifesaver. After all, sending and receiving money from the peer-to-peer payment service is so simple. The good news is that there is now a Cash App Borrow feature. Here’s everything …

“Out of business.” This sign is nothing new in the last 18 months. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, sales for many merchants have dried up, doors have been closed and employees have been laid off. But across Illinois, a state law passed earlier this year closed hundreds of certain types of stores, including at least …

If you don’t have enough money on hand or in your fund to cover an emergency expense, using an emergency loan may be a good option. Most types of emergency loans can provide you with quick access to cash. Additionally, some have flexible repayment terms that allow you to make lower monthly payments. However, not …