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JANUARY 29, 2019 | SELF LENDER
Self Lender Announces Partnership with Steady
Self Lender announces a new partnership with Steady, to help more Americans achieve financial stability and build credit.
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | SELF LENDER
Self Lender 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 30, 2018 | MONEYISH
Women Ask For Partners’ Financial History Up Front
A Self Lender survey finds most millennials are more forgiving about money mistakes than you think — if the other person is honest.
OCTOBER 02, 2018 | SELF LENDER
Self Lender Teams Up With Neighborhood Trust
At participating employers nationally, workers will be able to seamlessly access Self Lender’s credit building and savings product as part of their Trusted Advisor Financial Action Plan, with guidance from their Neighborhood Trust Financial Counselor.
JULY 11, 2018 | NAV.COM
Self Lender: A Simple Way for Entrepreneurs to Build Credit
Strong personal and business credit scores can help small business owners qualify for better financing which, in turn, can help them grow their business.
JUNE 13, 2018 | SELF LENDER
Self Lender Surpasses 120,000 Accounts, talks 2018 Growth
Self Lender talks 2018 account growth, an expanding team, and introduces a veteran CMO.
MARCH 28, 2018 | BADCREDIT.ORG
Self 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.COM
Save 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.
AUGUST 10, 2017 | SELF LENDER
UC Berkeley student wins 2017 self lender scholarship
Lourdes Matute of Chicago, who’s entering her senior year at the University of California, Berkeley, has won Self Lender’s $1,000 Scholarship for Aspiring Entrepreneurs.
MAY 11, 2017 | AMERICAN BANKER
The burgeoning business of helping people save
Self Lender is making their marks on the savings app space by providing incentives to users to manage their money wisely.
MAY 13, 2017 | NEWSWEEK
Building credit and financial planning? There's apps for that
Startups like EarnUp and Self Lender work to help consumers with financial questions and planning while also protecting them by working with regulators.
JULY 19, 2017 | BUILTIN
self lender secures $5 million series A financing
Self Lender, an Austin fintech startup, secures $5 million series A financing.
OCTOBER 07, 2016 | ABC NEWS
The 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 INVESTOR
Self 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 05, 2016 | AMERICAN BANKER
These 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 | SUPERMONEY
Self 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.
JULY 27, 2016 | CREDIT CARD INSIDER
Review: Self Lender Credit Builder Loans
Self Lender is a provider of credit builder loans, which are one of the safest and easiest ways to build credit. If you have bad credit or no credit at all, this kind of loan might be for you.
JULY 21, 2016 | MONEY NOMAD
How to Improve Your Credit Score by Saving Money
If you want to improve your credit (or help your kid improve theirs), Self Lender is probably the safest and most affordable way to do that.
JULY 06, 2016 | THE PENNY HOARDER
Bad Credit Score? This Simple Tool Can Help — and Save You $1,000
If you’re trying to build or establish your credit history, you might want to consider taking out a credit-builder loan through Self Lender. After all, it’ll cost you almost nothing, and at the end of the year you’ll have stashed away $1,100.
JUNE 13, 2016 | BLOOMBERG
You’re Young and Don’t Use Credit Cards. Here’s How to Build Your Score
With credit-builder loans, you're basically borrowing from yourself to build a credit history. An Austin startup, Self Lender.com, launched its version in March, in partnership with Austin Capital Bank.
JUNE 03, 2016 | CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Are 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 | NERDWALLET
Self 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.
MARCH 10, 2016 | CREDIT.COM
The Startup That’s Offering a ‘No Hassle’ Loan to Build Credit
Without a credit score, prospective borrowers may have a hard time buying a home, a car or getting a credit card. But one Austin-based startup says it can make it much easier for consumers to establish creditworthiness.
JUNE 19, 2015 | AMERICAN BANKER
Austin Capital Bank Partners with Consumer Lending Platform, Self Lender
Austin Capital Bank, a $71.4 million-asset institution based in Texas, will originate loans for a new online consumer lending platform called Self Lender.
JUNE 17, 2015 | FINEXTRA
Austin 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.
MARCH 24, 2015 | XCONOMY
From FantasyHub to Self Lender, The Techstars Austin 2015 Class
Techstars posted the names of the 10 companies yesterday that will participate in its three-month intensive boot camp from now through June, culminating in demo day presentations on June 17.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 | THE STREET
Boost or Build Your Credit Score with a Loan to Yourself
For young adults just starting out, or recent immigrants with solid incomes but no credit files, it can be a barrier to a better life. Perhaps the solution is to do it yourself.
SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 | TECHCRUNCH
Self 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.

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