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Helping Renters Stay Put: Responding to the COVID-19 Housing Insecurity Crisis

Long before financial health became a hot topic, SpringFour recognized that connections to local resources could help improve financial lives and increase repayment rates. MMI has a kindred mission in seeking to help families get through a financial crisis through counseling and debt management services. Read the case study to learn how the organizations have worked together to help renters maintain housing security in a time of crisis during COVID-19.

One Year Post-COVID-19: SpringFour Looks Back

Since lockdowns began, our team added hundreds of carefully researched and vetted financial resources to our database and delivered more than 3.8 million financial resources to individuals struggling to stay afloat. And we did it all in partnership with many more like-minded banks, lenders, nonprofits, and employers. Our team members share in our own words how we met demand during our busiest year ever and what being part of the solution has meant to each one of us.

A Chicago Fintech Financial Health Collaboration: SpringFour and Enova Case Study

Enova and SpringFour are Chicago-based fintechs working together to improve families’ financial health. The two companies began to explore a partnership in October of 2019, and by the spring of 2020, Enova had launched SpringFour resources via S4direct to its CashNetUSA and NetCredit brands. Read the case study to find out more about how this partnership helped customers through the COVID crisis and beyond.

Annual Report 2020

SpringFour today announced that it delivered almost 3.3 million financial health referrals to Americans in need in 2020. SpringFour increased its support with 37% more resources available and 21% more cities covered, and increased its subscribers by 43%, which included 44% more banking and lending clients including Avant, Elevate, Enova, and two of the top 10 U.S. banks and others, and 25% more nonprofit clients.

In Our Clients’ Words: SpringFour User Survey Results

Each year, SpringFour surveys the users of its S4pro tool – agents and counselors who use S4pro to provide vetted financial resources to customers in need. The survey helps us get a finger on the impact our referral tool has on our clients’ business, their employees working directly with consumers in need of financial assistance, and customer outcomes. Among other insights, the survey shows that SpringFour has become an integral piece of many companies’ COVID-19 response strategies.

The Looming Crisis of Healthcare Inaccessibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read insights from SpringFour’s VP of Impact and Research, Katy Jacob, on an impending crisis in access to healthcare that would impact up to a third of the country. Healthcare costs and access impact every aspect of Americans’ financial health, and here at SpringFour, we have seen first-hand how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increased need for additional healthcare savings resources for families.

Foreclosures in the U.S.: The Calm Before the Storm?

Economists and housing specialists are closely watching the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on current and impending foreclosure rates. Certain regions of the country are more at risk than others, with areas along the West Coast, clustered around New York,...

Financial Health Survey of LMI Families

Financial health survey reveals that families face major challenges in paying for basic resources and do not know where to turn for assistance.

COVID-19 Impact Report Executive Summary

SpringFour is in a unique position to help address issues related to the unprecedented financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mission and business model has always been to partner with financial institutions and others to provide specific, local resources to families who need financial assistance. To this end, in late July, SpringFour issued a report of findings related to trends in resource need following the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Looming Crisis: Unprecedented Levels of Eviction

The United States may be on the brink of an unprecedented eviction crisis with 23 million renters at risk of losing their homes. The CARES Act, which included a temporary eviction moratorium, stopped protecting renters from eviction on July 31. In response, SpringFour’s data team developed a Tenant Tip Sheet to help end users struggling to maintain adequate housing. This tip sheet provides essential information on tenant rights and responsibilities under the CARES Act, provides links to local and state eviction moratoriums, and provides links to tenant advocacy organizations and rental resources available through SpringFour.

Helping Renters Stay Put: Responding to the COVID-19 Housing Insecurity Crisis

Long before financial health became a hot topic, SpringFour recognized that connections to local resources could help improve financial lives and increase repayment rates. MMI has a kindred mission in seeking to help families get through a financial crisis through counseling and debt management services. Read the case study to learn how the organizations have worked together to help renters maintain housing security in a time of crisis during COVID-19.

One Year Post-COVID-19: SpringFour Looks Back

Since lockdowns began, our team added hundreds of carefully researched and vetted financial resources to our database and delivered more than 3.8 million financial resources to individuals struggling to stay afloat. And we did it all in partnership with many more like-minded banks, lenders, nonprofits, and employers. Our team members share in our own words how we met demand during our busiest year ever and what being part of the solution has meant to each one of us.

A Chicago Fintech Financial Health Collaboration: SpringFour and Enova Case Study

Enova and SpringFour are Chicago-based fintechs working together to improve families’ financial health. The two companies began to explore a partnership in October of 2019, and by the spring of 2020, Enova had launched SpringFour resources via S4direct to its CashNetUSA and NetCredit brands. Read the case study to find out more about how this partnership helped customers through the COVID crisis and beyond.

Annual Report 2020

SpringFour today announced that it delivered almost 3.3 million financial health referrals to Americans in need in 2020. SpringFour increased its support with 37% more resources available and 21% more cities covered, and increased its subscribers by 43%, which included 44% more banking and lending clients including Avant, Elevate, Enova, and two of the top 10 U.S. banks and others, and 25% more nonprofit clients.

In Our Clients’ Words: SpringFour User Survey Results

Each year, SpringFour surveys the users of its S4pro tool – agents and counselors who use S4pro to provide vetted financial resources to customers in need. The survey helps us get a finger on the impact our referral tool has on our clients’ business, their employees working directly with consumers in need of financial assistance, and customer outcomes. Among other insights, the survey shows that SpringFour has become an integral piece of many companies’ COVID-19 response strategies.

The Looming Crisis of Healthcare Inaccessibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read insights from SpringFour’s VP of Impact and Research, Katy Jacob, on an impending crisis in access to healthcare that would impact up to a third of the country. Healthcare costs and access impact every aspect of Americans’ financial health, and here at SpringFour, we have seen first-hand how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increased need for additional healthcare savings resources for families.

Foreclosures in the U.S.: The Calm Before the Storm?

Economists and housing specialists are closely watching the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on current and impending foreclosure rates. Certain regions of the country are more at risk than others, with areas along the West Coast, clustered around New York,...

Financial Health Survey of LMI Families

Financial health survey reveals that families face major challenges in paying for basic resources and do not know where to turn for assistance.

COVID-19 Impact Report Executive Summary

SpringFour is in a unique position to help address issues related to the unprecedented financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mission and business model has always been to partner with financial institutions and others to provide specific, local resources to families who need financial assistance. To this end, in late July, SpringFour issued a report of findings related to trends in resource need following the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Looming Crisis: Unprecedented Levels of Eviction

The United States may be on the brink of an unprecedented eviction crisis with 23 million renters at risk of losing their homes. The CARES Act, which included a temporary eviction moratorium, stopped protecting renters from eviction on July 31. In response, SpringFour’s data team developed a Tenant Tip Sheet to help end users struggling to maintain adequate housing. This tip sheet provides essential information on tenant rights and responsibilities under the CARES Act, provides links to local and state eviction moratoriums, and provides links to tenant advocacy organizations and rental resources available through SpringFour.

Helping Renters Stay Put: Responding to the COVID-19 Housing Insecurity Crisis

Helping Renters Stay Put: Responding to the COVID-19 Housing Insecurity Crisis

Long before financial health became a hot topic, SpringFour recognized that connections to local resources could help improve financial lives and increase repayment rates. MMI has a kindred mission in seeking to help families get through a financial crisis through counseling and debt management services. Read the case study to learn how the organizations have worked together to help renters maintain housing security in a time of crisis during COVID-19.

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One Year Post-COVID-19: SpringFour Looks Back

One Year Post-COVID-19: SpringFour Looks Back

Since lockdowns began, our team added hundreds of carefully researched and vetted financial resources to our database and delivered more than 3.8 million financial resources to individuals struggling to stay afloat. And we did it all in partnership with many more like-minded banks, lenders, nonprofits, and employers. Our team members share in our own words how we met demand during our busiest year ever and what being part of the solution has meant to each one of us.

read more
A Chicago Fintech Financial Health Collaboration: SpringFour and Enova Case Study

A Chicago Fintech Financial Health Collaboration: SpringFour and Enova Case Study

Enova and SpringFour are Chicago-based fintechs working together to improve families’ financial health. The two companies began to explore a partnership in October of 2019, and by the spring of 2020, Enova had launched SpringFour resources via S4direct to its CashNetUSA and NetCredit brands. Read the case study to find out more about how this partnership helped customers through the COVID crisis and beyond.

read more
Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

SpringFour today announced that it delivered almost 3.3 million financial health referrals to Americans in need in 2020. SpringFour increased its support with 37% more resources available and 21% more cities covered, and increased its subscribers by 43%, which included 44% more banking and lending clients including Avant, Elevate, Enova, and two of the top 10 U.S. banks and others, and 25% more nonprofit clients.

read more
In Our Clients’ Words: SpringFour User Survey Results

In Our Clients’ Words: SpringFour User Survey Results

Each year, SpringFour surveys the users of its S4pro tool – agents and counselors who use S4pro to provide vetted financial resources to customers in need. The survey helps us get a finger on the impact our referral tool has on our clients’ business, their employees working directly with consumers in need of financial assistance, and customer outcomes. Among other insights, the survey shows that SpringFour has become an integral piece of many companies’ COVID-19 response strategies.

read more
The Looming Crisis of Healthcare Inaccessibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Looming Crisis of Healthcare Inaccessibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read insights from SpringFour’s VP of Impact and Research, Katy Jacob, on an impending crisis in access to healthcare that would impact up to a third of the country. Healthcare costs and access impact every aspect of Americans’ financial health, and here at SpringFour, we have seen first-hand how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increased need for additional healthcare savings resources for families.

read more

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