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The Program

The CLC local lenders recruit employers in their community to offer the CLC loan program to their employees. The CLC program is offered at no cost to participating employers in their service territory. When an employee at a participating employer needs a loan, they apply directly through the local CLC website. 

Community Loan Center loans feature:

  •  quick approval

  •  streamlined underwriting

  •  no credit reports

  •  no collateral

  •  affordable repayment options

  •  no  pre-payment penalties

CLC borrowers may access their account anytime through the CLC website. This innovative website eliminates the need for storefronts and high overhead costs resulting in much lower loan costs.  The CLC program provides free, no obligation financial counseling to all CLC borrowers. The CLC financial counselors help borrowers become more financially empowered to manage their personal finances and to use credit responsibly.
The CLC model is customer centric and engages community lenders who understand the needs of consumer loan borrowers. The overarching goal is to help CLC borrowers meet current and ongoing financial obligations and achieve a sense of security in their financial future..

An eligible employee can apply for a CLC loan online anytime. The CLC loan approval process is quick and easy since the entire loan application process is automated and credit underwriting is not required. After the employer verifies employment of the employee/borrower, the employee signs the CLC loan documents online. CLC loan proceeds (see diagram above) are transferred directly into the borrower’s bank account. CLC loan repayments begin on the employee’s next payday through payroll deduction. The CLC  lender earns the interest from repayment of the CLC loans.

How to Bring the CLC to Your Community

The CLC loan program is designed to be a viable social enterprise for the Local Lenders.  Operating as the Community Loan Center of America, Texas Community Capital (TCC) is the network  administrator authorized to recruit organizations to become Community Loan Center Local Lenders and market the  program to employers in their assigned service territory. 

Community Loan Center franchises are now available in many unserved markets across the country.  Each Local Lender receives access to the online software, use of trademarks, a logo, marketing materials, loan processing and loan servicing, technical assistance, and training.

For Additional Information About the Community Loan Center Contact:

Hala Farid, Executive Director
Texas Community Capital
1910 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Austin,  Texas 78702

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