Total cost of a loan

Oportun: The True Cost of a Loan: Based on research commissioned by Oportun and conducted by the  Financial Health Network (FHN), the total savings number equals the difference between the average cost of other widely available alternative lending products that customers may have used and the average cost of an Oportun loan of the same amount, multiplied by Oportun first-time borrowers. FHN analyzed the rates, fees, and terms for payday, pawn, auto-title, installment, and rent-to-own products for customers in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah and calculated the total cost of those products for common loan amounts. FHN considered the loan repayment structure and time frame for each product, borrower income, the potential for rollovers and refinancings, and legal parameters that prevent or constrain borrowing. Oportun updates the model quarterly to calculate the total amount that Oportun first-time borrowers have saved since 2006 in interest and fees compared to the alternative products. The actual savings for each customer will vary based on specific loan terms and alternative products available in your area.

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