Borrow responsibly with affordable loans*

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Say goodbye to high-interest loans and hello to financial control

With higher acceptance than traditional lenders and repayments taken directly from your paycheck, Salary Finance makes borrowing the money you need easier than ever. 

Check to see if you’re eligible and apply by searching for your employer below. 

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How it works

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Check whether your employer offers Salary Finance as a benefit and if you’re eligible for an employee loan.

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Complete our simple, online application in a matter of minutes.

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If your application is approved, money is usually in your bank account within 48 hours.

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Repayments are taken directly from your paycheck so you never have to worry about missing a payment.

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Improve your financial situation

Working directly with your employer means we can usually offer you a better rate than you would get elsewhere. This ensures you can easily pay down existing high-cost debt and improve your financial situation.
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Higher acceptance rate

Taking repayments directly from your paycheck allows us to approve a wider range of borrowers than most lenders.

More affordable

We offer loans of up to $25,000 with low fixed interest rates from 5.9% - 19.9% annual percentage rate (APR).**

Easier repayments

By taking repayments directly from your paycheck, you never have to worry about missing a payment.

Frequently asked questions
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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).

Yes. To assess your loan application, we request your full credit report from Equifax, including your VantageScore, which is considered a hard credit inquiry. A hard credit inquiry may impact your credit score. For most people, one additional credit inquiry will take less than five points off their scores. We use this information, alongside employment data verified by your employer and information you enter on your loan application, when making a lending decision.

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 help@salaryfinance.com for assistance.

No, loans are provided by Salary Finance through our lending bank partner, Axos® 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 all 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.

Plaid is a third-party service that Salary Finance works with to authenticate accounts from banks or credit unions. Plaid works with other popular financial apps like Venmo and Acorns. If you’d like to learn more about Plaid, you can read their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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 compliance@plaid.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 help@salaryfinance.com.

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 help@salaryfinance.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 help@salaryfinance.com.

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 5.9% to 19.9% APR. Our model is designed to be the most inclusive on the market, more affordable than traditional lenders, 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