Glen talks with Oportun COO Matt Jenkins about extending small dollar credit to the “un-scorable” and the challenges of maintaining a mission like Oportun’s as a public company. Also- a bizarre coin shortage, and signs of small merchants returning to cash.
Links related to this episode:
Oportun’s website: https://oportun.com/
The Financial Health Network’s 2017 analysis of “The True Cost of a Loan”: https://oportun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CFSI_Oportun_Total_Cost_of_Loan.pdf
Our recent interview with Ben Morales of QCash Financial and a CU-led alternative to payday lending: https://www.big-fintech.com/Media/BIGcast/ArticleID/518/Outflanking-Lenders
Last week’s interview with Daniel Gorfine on the Digital Dollar Project: https://www.big-fintech.com/Media/BIGcast/ArticleID/529/Digital-Dollars
Best Innovation Group’s ongoing Digital Town Halls for best practice sharing on Credit union responses to COVID-19, held each Wednesday: https://www.big-fintech.com/CU-Digital-Town-Hall
The BIG website: www.big-fintech.com
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