Self (formerly Self Lender) is a fintech startup with a mission to help people build credit, particularly those who are new to credit or who might not have access to traditional financial products.
Self is helping thousands of people begin their financial journey with a credit builder account.
Self was founded in 2015 by James Garvey, Anthony DiChiara, and Conor Swanson. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Self offers, Credit Builder Account - an installment loan that allows people to build positive payment history – if they make their monthly payment on time – while they save money for a rainy day.
Self's recently launched Self Visa® Credit Card, is the first-of-its-kind secured credit card that does not require a credit check and enables customers to build their security deposit in installments rather than having to make a large upfront deposit. Self is helping thousands of people begin their financial journey with a credit builder account, starting with at just $25M per month.
Self is backed by Altos Ventures, Conductive Ventures, Silverton Partners, Accion Venture Lab and others. The company raised $20M in a Series C round on Feb 19, 2020. This brings Self's total funding to $37M to date.