During their most recent earnings call GreenSky announced a new pilot partnership with American Express on home improvement loans; the...
The non-bank lender launched two new initiatives to expand their mello brand; the home improvement venture will launch later this year and will provide loans up to $75,000 at the point of sale.
Mike Cagney was previously a co-founder of SoFi; after resigning last year he began work on a new startup which involves home improvement financing and HELOCs; the company is called Figure and is live at www.figure.com; according to the website, “Figure is a financial technology company with the mission of leveraging blockchain, AI and advanced analytics to unlock new access points for consumer credit products that can transform the financial lives of our customers. We provide home equity release solutions, including home equity lines of credit, home improvement loans and home buy-lease back offerings for retirement.” Source
Goldman Sachs continues to expand into consumer lending and plans to offer home improvement loans this month; the loans are non-secured personal loans with interest rates lower than credit cards but higher than HELOCs; the company believes the quick financing time will be attractive compared to a HELOC. Source