Press Features

HOW TO MOVE BEYOND DISCUSSIONS ABOUT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Published July 8, 2020

Enhance your diversity and inclusion initiatives by acknowledging systemic barriers to financial health and providing solutions. Look for programs that don’t rely on creditworthiness to loan funds, and that deliver personalized, actionable financial education.

EMPLOYEES NEED ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE CREDIT NOW MORE THAN EVER 

Published May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has made credit scores much less reliable in determining the trustworthiness of borrowers and their associated risk. Virtually overnight, financial institutions must completely reassess the perceived risk of lending to consumers. It’s uncharted territory.

FINANCIAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS SHOW YOUR EMPLOYEES YOU HAVE THEIR BACK 

Published April 13, 2020

Though employers may feel they’re doing enough in terms of implementing safety precautions, and in some cases, are increasing wages, their employees need more. Workers need to know unequivocally that their employers have their back.

HOW COMPANIES CAN FINANCIALLY SUPPORT WORKERS WHO CAN’T GO REMOTE 

Published March 17, 2020

COVID-19 has brought flex time and remote work into the spotlight and forced us to re-evaluate our work culture. We’re putting our long-held values and beliefs about being physically present in the office on pause.

10 INNOVATIVE WOMEN BUILDING MEGA-SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES THAT ARE SHAKING UP THEIR INDUSTRIES 

Published September 16, 2020

Lim knows how important, and precarious, one’s credit score can be. After her divorce, the so-called age on her score suddenly sank to zero–and older is generally better. Her only option for a personal loan: payday lenders. “Payday loans take advantage of some of the most vulnerable people in America,” says Lim of the $90 billion industry.

THE 100 WOMEN BUILDING AMERICA’S MOST INNOVATIVE AND AMBITIOUS BUSINESSES
 

Published September 16, 2019

The entrepreneurs on Inc.’s second annual Female Founders 100 list have transformed every major industry in America. Meet the boundless dreamers making the biggest difference in 2019.

DON’T IGNORE YOUR EMPLOYEES’ FINANCIAL STRUGGLES 

Published January 18, 2019

41% of American adults could not cover a $400 emergency with cash, savings, or a credit card they could pay off entirely when the statement came in. So, if the car breaks down, the lease is up, and they need to pay a security deposit; a long-distance relative is sick and they need to get on a plane; or they break a tooth and don’t carry dental insurance, they are stuck. And stressed. One financial crisis can completely disrupt their lives.

MEET THE WOMAN TURNING THE PAYDAY LOAN INDUSTRY ON ITS HEAD 

Published January 11, 2019

It’s the early 2000s and Ennie Lim is what creditors refer to as credit invisible. Despite touting a bachelors degree from a prestigious university in Montreal and logging several years of work experience in the US working for San Fransisco nonprofits, Lim has no history with any of the US banking institutions and therefore is unable to get approved for any of the major credit cards.

THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF ECONOMIC EMPATHY 

Published July 19, 2018

This crisis has rippling effects across the workplace and the economy as a whole, but for several reasons, it is rarely discussed. Financial wellness is a big part of the mental and emotional health of working adults. Admitting one’s struggle is a vulnerable act fraught with potential risks, both social and financial.