Check whether your employer offers Salary Finance as a benefit and if you’re eligible for an employee loan.
Complete our simple, online application in a matter of minutes.
If your application is approved, money is usually in your bank account within 48 hours.
Repayments are taken directly from your paycheck so you never have to worry about missing a payment.
Taking repayments directly from your paycheck allows us to approve a wider range of borrowers than most lenders.
We offer loans of up to $35,000 with fixed interest rates from 7.9% - 24.9% annual percentage rate (APR).**
By taking repayments directly from your paycheck, you never have to worry about missing a payment.
To be eligible for a Salary Finance loan, your employer must be a Salary Finance partner. To search for your employer, click the "Get started" button at the top of this page. If your employer is a partner, there are a few eligibility criteria you’ll need to meet to apply. You must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Social Security Number so that we can verify your identity, and have at least 12 months address history in the United States. Once you’ve applied, we will assess your application based on a number of factors, including your tenure and credit history.
A Salary Finance loan is an unsecured personal loan that should be used solely for personal, family, or household purposes. Most of our borrowers take out their loan to pay down existing, higher-cost debt, like credit cards, payday loans, or medical bills. Your Salary Finance loan cannot be used for expenses like real estate, business purposes, purchases of securities, or post-secondary education expenses.
We do not currently allow for joint applications. However, given our partnership with your employer, we are able to offer loans to applicants who may not qualify for loans from traditional lenders, since the repayment is taken automatically from your salary (in applicable states).
You can apply for a Salary Finance loan without affecting your credit score. In the event you are approved for and accept a Salary Finance loan, a hard inquiry will appear on your credit report, which may impact your credit score. In the event you are not approved or decide not to accept your loan offer, your credit will not be affected.
Yes, we report repayment history to credit bureaus as your loan is repaid, so if you make all loan repayments on time, your credit score may improve. In fact, Salary Finance members who pay off their loan in full see their credit scores increase by an average of 43 points (as of 5/18/21).
If you are offered a loan, your interest rate will be based on your credit and employment history. The rate is fixed for the duration of your loan.
No, your Salary Finance loan has a fixed interest rate for the full term of your loan. Your interest rate will not change if you leave your employer, either.
Once your application has been approved and you’ve signed your loan documents, it takes two business days or less to receive the funds in your bank account.
If you leave your employer, your interest rate and repayment schedule will not change. Your loan repayments will be withdrawn automatically and securely from your bank account on file, if you authorized Salary Finance to do so during the loan application process. If you did not sign up for bank repayments during your application, contact us to arrange an alternate repayment method. If your payday with your new employer is different from your existing loan repayment schedule, please contact us and we’d be happy to modify your repayment schedule to match the timing of your new payday. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
No, loans are provided by Salary Finance through one of our lending bank partners, Axos® Bank or Celtic Bank. When you make a loan repayment, you are paying back the lender.
Axos® Bank is an FDIC-insured, federally-chartered savings bank headquartered in San Diego, CA. Axos Bank is the lender (or loan originator) for some personal loans obtained through Salary Finance. Celtic Bank is a Utah-Chartered Industrial Bank, Member FDIC headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Celtic Bank is the lender (or loan originator) for some personal loans obtained through Salary Finance.
No. There are no application fees, fees to get your loan, or fees to pay off your loan early.
There are two reasons we need your bank account information. First, that’s where your Salary Finance loan funds will be deposited! Second, in the event we aren’t able to take repayments from your paycheck, we can securely and automatically withdraw repayments from your bank account. This is also the repayment method we’ll use if you leave your employer before you fully repay your loan.
Our third-party partner, Plaid, regularly undergoes both internal and external network penetration tests, and third-party code reviews. Plaid also maintains a SOC 2 Type II report by testing the design and operational effectiveness of our Information Security program using independent auditors. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
While we’re able to verify some of your information with your employer, US regulations and our bank partner require that we take certain steps to further verify your identity prior to lending money. Sometimes you’ll need to provide additional documentation like your W-2, state ID, or a recent utility bill. Don’t worry, once we receive this documentation from you, our team will review it quickly so that we can provide your final loan documentation to sign. Once signed, your funds will be on their way!
Your loan amount is determined based on a number of factors, including your credit report, your employment history, and the affordability of your loan payments. In some cases, we are unable to approve loans for the full amount requested but we still want to help, by offering you a lower loan amount. This smaller loan is a great way to build and improve your credit because it helps ensure you can make timely payments, which are reported to Equifax. Over time, this can help improve your credit score, and makes it more likely that you will be approved for a larger loan amount in the future.
The email containing your loan documents was sent to you when you finalized your loan. If you can’t find that email, don’t worry! Contact us and we’ll be happy to send a copy of your documents.
Your loan payments are set up to be automatically deducted from your salary or wage payments. If you leave your employer, repayments can be made electronically via a withdrawal from your bank account on file, or you can send us a paper check. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your loan repayments, and note that we do not currently accept payment via credit card. (Also note that in some locations, payment via salary deduction isn’t available- that only applies if you primarily work in DC, IN, NH, NJ, NY, or WV.)
Additional payments can be made electronically via your bank account or by mailing us a paper check. Please contact us if you’d like to arrange additional payments, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact us with your new bank account information and your most recent statement from that account. We’ll follow up with further instructions once you’ve provided that information. You can email us at email@example.com.
We’re happy to help you pay off your Salary Finance loan early, and there are no early repayment fees or penalties if you do so. Please contact us to let us know the date you’d like to process the payoff, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members are only eligible for one Salary Finance loan at a time. In order to be able to apply for another loan, your existing Salary Finance loan must be paid off first.
Once your final payment has been processed, you will receive an email notification letting you know that you are now eligible to apply for another loan, which typically takes 5-7 business days.
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you become unemployed or your personal circumstances change such that you can’t afford your regularly scheduled payments. As part of your Salary Finance membership, we’re able to send you free referrals to local resources and organizations that may be able to help in times of financial hardship.
Salary Finance is a global financial wellness platform focused on solving the root cause of financial stress: a lack of employee savings, caused by high levels of high-interest personal debt. With Salary Finance, employees pay down their existing debts (like credit cards or payday loans) by replacing them with a single, low-interest employee loan repaid directly from their paycheck. Since repayment is taken automatically through payroll deduction, it’s easy to implement and administer ongoing. The Salary Finance team is also your partner in employee engagement to help make sure you’re reaching the employees in your organization who need it most.
We do not charge employees any application, origination, or early repayment fees. Offering Salary Finance is 100% free for employers.
Our rates are fixed, and range from 7.9% - 24.9% APR. Our model is designed to be the most inclusive on the market and to offer value to employees across the income and credit spectrum. There are also no application fees, fees to get a loan, or fees to pay off a loan early.
We offer 6, 12, 18, 24, and 36 month loan terms, and employees can pay off their loan in full at any time with no early repayment fees.
We have created an inclusive, responsible, and employee-friendly underwriting model, driven by a focus on affordability and employment history and the minimization of employer risk. Because we are able to validate employment data with the employer, we can extend more affordable credit to more people than traditional lenders. For those employees who we aren’t able to lend to, our team can send them free referrals to local resources and organizations that can help them through their financial hardship.
Employees apply for loans and access their Financial Wellbeing Hub through a dedicated URL set up for your company. No site maintenance is required on the part of the employer. Through the Financial Wellbeing Hub, all employees (regardless of whether or not they apply for a loan) will have access to a library of financial wellbeing education materials, as well as credit check and budgeting tools through our partner, United Way.
Salary Finance is free for employers. We invest heavily in our technology and customer success to ensure our platform: 1. Is adaptable to your company’s internal payroll processes 2. Seamlessly integrates with many market-leading HRIS and payroll systems 3. Requires as little work as possible from payroll to launch and manage 3. Allows employees to completely manage their loans directly with Salary Finance, without employer involvement 4. Passes the most stringent information security requirements
We are extremely flexible and aim to provide an optimal, empathetic experience for the employee and the employer at all times. This includes offering payment holidays (or similar solutions), seamless transition to and from repayment methods for departing employees, and maintaining enormous sensitivity for any change in employees’ circumstances over the course of their loan repayment.
Salary Finance is responsible for all aspects of customer support. No employer involvement is required to ensure employees have a seamless experience. Employees can contact our dedicated, US-based support team via web form, email, or phone. Our team prides itself on meeting all Service Level Agreements (SLAs) when it comes to call response time, email response time, and issue resolution time.
From our experience of launching with hundreds of employers, we know how critical it is to get communications right – both at launch and at the most suitable moments throughout the year. We work extremely closely with our employer partners to design and implement a communications strategy that maximizes engagement, impact, and positive change among your employees at launch and ongoing. Our team will produce these customized communications assets for you at no charge.
Salary Finance products are available to employees of our partner employers. We’d love to partner with your employer to make Salary Finance available to you and your co-workers. Please fill out this quick form to provide contact information for your HR team, and we’ll take it from there: https://resources.salaryfinance.com/employer-referral
To be eligible to apply for a savings account with Chime through Salary Finance, you must be 18+ years old, have a valid Social Security number, and your employer must be a Salary Finance partner. A Chime checking account is also required to open the savings account.
Salary Finance products are only available to employees of our partner employers. We’d love to partner with your employer to make Salary Finance available to you and your co-workers! Please contact us at email@example.com and provide a point of contact in your employer’s Human Resources department, and we’ll take it from there.
Chime is a top-rated financial technology company that works with banking partners to offer online savings and checking accounts. Salary Finance partners with Chime to provide our members with these accounts; you can manage your savings and checking accounts at any time conveniently through the Chime financial services app.
To register for Salary Finance, your family members or friends must be employed by a Salary Finance partner. However, if you have a friend or family member who is interested in opening a savings account that is not employed by a Salary Finance partner, they can apply directly through Chime.
The process to set up your savings and checking accounts takes about 10 minutes. First, we’ll ask you to fill in some basic details about yourself to register for a Salary Finance account. You’ll need your payroll ID handy. Then we’ll hand you over to our partner, Chime, so you can complete your application to open your checking account and savings account. Finally, you’ll set up direct deposit and will be able to enable automatic savings.
There are no fees associated with opening your savings or checking accounts from Chime through Salary Finance, and you get fee-free cash withdrawals from a network of over 60,000+ ATMs. Out-of-network ATM Withdrawal Fees apply except at MoneyPass® ATMs in 7-Eleven, Inc. locations and any Allpoint or Visa Plus Alliance ATMs. Other fees such as third-party and cash deposit fees may apply.
There is no minimum deposit required to open an account. As long as you have a balance of at least $0.01 in your Chime savings account, you will earn interest.
The current APY on a savings account with Chime through Salary Finance is 2.00%**.
Interest on your savings account is credited on the first day of the month for the preceding calendar month.
No, but here are a few easy ways to put money in your savings account: 1, Transfer directly from your checking account 2. Automatically save 10% of every paycheck of $500 or more with the “Save When I Get Paid” feature, which you can enable through the settings of your Chime app
No, Salary Finance and Chime do not require a credit check to open an account or receive a Chime debit card provided with checking accounts.
You can access your accounts any time through the Chime financial services app or the Chime website. If you need to tap into your savings, simply transfer money from your savings account to your Chime checking account.
There are limits on the amount of money that you can withdraw per day. However, there is no limit on the number of times that you can use your Chime Visa Debit Card for withdrawals or spending transactions. For Chime’s guidelines on spending limits, go here: https://help.chime.com/hc/en-us/articles/221487907-What-are-my-spending-limits-
Please confirm your date of birth and payroll ID are correct. If you are still having an issue, please contact your payroll department to check that their details match with what you think. If those details are confirmed through your payroll department, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-317-6850.
If you leave your current employer, you will still be able to access your Chime savings and checking accounts opened through Salary Finance via the Chime app or Chime website. You can switch over your direct deposit information to your new employer in the Chime app.
**Your individual fixed rate and maximum loan eligibility may vary based on your creditworthiness and employer.