AUGUST 6, 2021 | APARTMENT THERAPY7 Old-Fashioned Tips That Can Save You Time and Money
Sometimes saving money takes time, but it's worth it. Self recommends reviewing your credit card and bank statements carefully every month to know where your money's going - and to catch mistakes.
AUGUST 5, 2021 | BLACK BRIDEAfter the Aisle: Love & Money
Self spokesperson Sharita Humphrey stresses the importance of having financial conversations before - and after - getting married.
MAY 5, 2021 | THE FINANCIAL BRANDFintech friends or banking foes?
Self Financial CEO James Garvey is quoted describing the collaboration between fintechs and banks as a way to increase access to financial products.
JANUARY 31, 2021 | MADAMENOIREFacts and Falsities About Fixing Your Credit
Financial educator, and former Self customer, Sharita Humphrey walks through what consumers should know about building and maintaining their credit.
AUGUST 24, 2019 | THE SELF BLOG.Self Lender Becomes Self.
Increasing the focus on solutions to help customers build credit and save, Self Lender rebrands as Self and incorporates as Self Financial, Inc.
JUNE 19, 2019 | PR NEWSWIRESelf Lender Makes Global List of Inclusive Fintechs
Self Lender is one of the global winners of the Inclusive Fintech 50 in the category of credit. The competition was organized by MetLife Foundation and Visa Inc., with global nonprofit Accion and World Bank Group member IFC.
FEBRUARY 20, 2019 | THE SELF BLOGSelf Partners With Atlantic Capital Bank
Atlantic Capital provides innovative financial technology companies a banking partner that has significant operational expertise and processing scale to meet the demands of a rapidly growing national client base.
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | THE SELF BLOGSelf Raises $10 Million Series B Funding
The money will be invested in growing the team, and expanding product and marketing capacity to help more consumers establish or improve their credit.
OCTOBER 2, 2018 | THE SELF BLOGSelf Teams Up With Neighborhood Trust
At participating employers nationally, workers will be able to seamlessly access Self's credit building and savings product as part of their Trusted Advisor Financial Action Plan, with guidance from their Neighborhood Trust Financial Counselor.
MARCH 28, 2018 | BADCREDIT.ORGSelf Lender Helps Consumers Improve Credit
Establishing or rebuilding a good credit score can be tricky, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Self Lender offers an alternative way to improve your credit while accruing personal savings.
FEBRUARY 26, 2018 | CARDRATES.COMSave for the Future with Self Lender
Consumers with bad or no credit histories were traditionally relegated to high-fee loans or credit cards that provided minimal help to their credit-building journey. Fintech companies are creating products with lower fees & greater impact on credit scores.
OCTOBER 7, 2016 | ABC NEWSThe Best Ways to Build Credit Now
Today, it's possible to build a good credit score in a year without a big chunk of cash upfront or a large debt at the end. You can make yourself look better to lenders while keeping more money in your pocket. Here's how to do it right.
OCTOBER 10, 2016 | THE COLLEGE INVESTORSelf Lender Review: A Different Way to Build Credit
A Credit Builder Account is a low cost loan that you essentially make to yourself that allows you to build savings and your credit. Even better, Self Lender does not require a credit check. But before you open a loan, these are the things you should know.
OCTOBER 5, 2016 | AMERICAN BANKERThese Startups Bridge the Digital Divide
The 20 startups selected for this year's FinTech Forward Companies to Watch are helping banks replicate, and in some cases enhance, the close bonds they often share with their customers in person through digital channels.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 | SUPERMONEYSelf Lender - Build Your Credit By Saving Money
Self Lender offers a fix to a serious problem in our credit system. If lenders don’t give your loan applications a second look because of your limited credit history, you know what I mean.
JUNE 3, 2016 | CONSUMER AFFAIRSAre there alternatives for payday loan borrowers?
between paychecks, and the payday lenders know the consumers will not be able to pay back the loan," said James Garvey, co-founder and CEO of the start-up Self Lender.
MARCH 17, 2016 | NERDWALLETSelf Lender Builds Credit and Savings for Those With Neither
If you have no credit or — worse — bad credit, establishing good credit can seem impossible, because no one will approve you for a card or loan. A credit-builder loan, like the ones offered by Self Lender, offers consumers a chance to build credit.
JUNE 17, 2015 | FINEXTRAAustin Capital Bank taps Self Lender for credit builder loans
Self Lender, Inc., a financial technology start-up that helps consumers establish credit history and gain access to mainstream financial products, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Austin Capital Bank.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 | TECHCRUNCHSelf Lender Wants To Help People Build And Repair Their Credit
Today at the Disrupt Startup Battlefield, Self Lender launched its consumer finance service to help people with limited credit history build credit, as well as assist people with weaker credit profiles boost their scores.