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Brendan Carroll from Chicago’s Victory Park Capital Says Banks and Fintechs Can Operate Effectively in New Business Environment

In early 2020, Opportunity Financial began evaluating whether it should go public. The online lending platform was interested in shifting focus away from the installment loan business to various other financial products (in order to improve its company profile). Jared Kaplan, CEO of the Chicago-based… Read More

Online Lender OppLoans Appoints Data Everywhere Founder Andy Pruitt as New CTO

Online lender OppLoans announced on Thursday it has appointed Andy Pruitt to the role of CTO. Pruitt is a renowned technologist and company founder. Pruitt is a hands-on technologist who has helped start and grow three Chicago-area software companies. He is founder of Data Anywhere, a data management company. The lending platform… Read More

Fintech Firm OppLoans Opens New Headquarters in Chicago

Chicago-based fintech firm and socially responsible online lender OppLoans announced on Tuesday the opening of its new Windy City headquarters. The company revealed that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an appearance and even cut the ribbon to the office. During his presentation, Mayor Emanuel stated:… Read More

Brief: OppLoans Expands Operations into Georgia & Mississippi

OppLoans has extended its lending operations to include Georgia and Mississippi, targeting underserved customers with less-than-perfect credit. For those who qualify, OppLoans is now offering personal loans up to $5,000 in Georgia and up to $2,500 in Mississippi. “OppLoans is proud to add Georgia and Mississippi to our suite of online loan products that offer lower interest rates and far more flexible… Read More

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