What is a Credit Score and Why Does it Matter

Building your family’s financial future is a labor of love. One important aspect is your credit score. Here we can help you understand what a credit score is and why it matters in your daily life.  What is a credit score?  A credit score is a number assigned to you by a credit bureau that is designed to “predict… Continue Reading

4 Benefits of Saving Money in the Bank

Do you save your money at home? Have you wondered if you should open a bank account or join a credit union? Here are some of the benefits of saving money in an account. Keep track of your finances It can be hard trying to remember whether you paid a bill, how much you paid… Continue Reading

5 DIY Car Maintenance Tasks to Save Money

Regardless of the car you drive, sooner or later it will need maintenance. But there’s good news: You can do some of that maintenance at home with the help of your owners’ manual AND without having to pay a mechanic! You just need an afternoon and the parts. So, get ready to roll up your… Continue Reading

3 Things You will Need to get Organized for Your Tax Return and Any Refund

With the arrival of tax season, it’s time to get organized so you can file your tax return as soon as possible. The sooner you file, the sooner you can get your tax refund, if any, which you can use for the financial future of your family. Here we’re sharing some of the things that… Continue Reading

The Opportunity of “Oportun”, after Progreso Financiero

White Door on Yellow Wall, Illustration Business Door

When we were first founded in 2005, our name was Progreso Financiero, Spanish for Financial Progress. We hired bilingual staff and disbursed our very first loan from a folding card table in a Latino grocery store in the spring of 2006!  Over time, word spread beyond the Latino community about our affordable loans that help establish credit… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey and Oportun’s contribution to help affected employees and clients

A flooded street in Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit.

Financial stress is difficult enough. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017, Oportun knew how important it was to support its customers and employees. Oportun Houston locations were shut down immediately and remained closed until each could be assessed and deemed safe for re-entry. All staff and customers were encouraged to stay at home rather than come to work or to make a payment at the risk of their personal safety. Continue Reading