$7.50 to Borrow $100. Workplace Scam? More Disruption in Small Dollar Loan Space?

By | May 5, 2014

Workplace cash advances trump all other payday loan/small dollar loan solutions for employees. Opportunities for entrepreneurs are here – *NOW

Employer Workplace Advance“Workplace advances”  enable an employee to access up to 50% of their earned wages in anticipation of their paycheck at SUBSTANTIALLY lower rates than those offered by payday loan companies; we’re talking $1.50 fee for $20 advances. The “killer app” is the fact that neither the lender nor the employer require a lending license [it is NOT a credit or a loan], nor do they need a collections department, and these workplace advances experience ZERO defaults.

How are small dollar advances offered to employees for $7.50 per $100?

  • How’s it work? Via patented software integrated with the employer’s time and attendance system, an employee can immediately determine their earnings mid-pay cycle. [It’s Tuesday – they need some $$] An employee may access up to 50% of their earned pay – NOW.
  • Employers, who choose to put their employees financial health first, enroll in the program free.
  • An ATM style kiosk is placed at the sponsor employer’s place of business, an app is downloaded by the employee to their phone & a website is made available.
  • Anytime an employee needs some quick cash, wants to transfer money to a loved one (domestic & international) or wants to pay a bill, they’re immediately funded based on how much they’ve earned so far from their employer. [50% maximum of current net earnings.]
  • No licenses required. [The CFPB already evaluated this software technology.]
  • This service enables employees to avoid more expensive payday loan, car title, installment and line-of-credit financial products.
  • Employee funds are credited to their bank account or to a pre-paid debit card.
  • Transactions initiated via the kiosk, employee’s phone or a website.


  • Kiosk machines are approx. $6,000. Each machine requires $20K – $30K in cash to fund the kiosk “vault.” Not a franchise. [Huh… do you really need to employ the kiosk footprint? Perhaps just implement the phone app throughout the employee base?]
  • Employers having 300+ employees are desirable. [Note: the phone app and the web portal enable employees in remote locations to access these inexpensive, emergency funds as well.] Again, this new service is free to employers. Are you an employer? Or, do you have the ability to introduce this
    opportunity to large employers?
  • Your help is needed to scale this “launch.” Have an idea? Click here: Workplace Money Service Ideas

Here’s an example of a similar service by Think Finance: Click to review a PDF.

Here’s a Wall Street Journal piece on “Workplace Advances:”

“The number of short-term and high-fee loans that are offered to employees in their workplaces have increased, The Wall Street Journal reported. For the past three years, at least six non-bank lenders have begun to pitch loans to firms and payroll vendors. Citing estimates taken from various lenders, the report said employer-based loan programs are now currently available to over 100,000 employees. Forecasts from company executives revealed that the number could grow in the next few years to reach over 10 million workers.” Read the entire piece here: WSJ

Again, do you want to learn more? Submit your inquiry here: Workplace Money Service Ideas


* More about the software platform: Do you need Answers, eCash, eChecktrack, Epic, IntroXL, TranDot, Infinity… 

NOPE! The kiosk “software platform is patented and approved by the CFPB;” patented technology/software that integrates with the employer’s payroll system. ADP for example. Sonic Burgers payroll service for example. The Team offering the kiosks do the integration in conjunction with the employer on behalf of the kiosk owner – you for example.
* Can we buy kiosk machines and run them ourselves?
   Absolutely! This is the most exciting aspect of this brand new model! It’s not a Franchise; at least no Team has structured it this way – yet.
* Do we even need to use kiosks?
   Let’s talk… why would you… it’s really about the employer and the employee’s phone!
12 Comments so far
  1. Simon May 5, 2014 5:55 pm

    Whoa! A game changer…

  2. William May 5, 2014 5:56 pm

    So, is this program part of the Think Finance play? Or can some of us small guys sit at the table?

  3. Blake May 5, 2014 5:59 pm

    I am an employer with 400+ employees in the hospitality industry. I would guess at least 60%+ of my employees have used payday loans. I THINK they would love me to death if I implemented this program. Reach out to me ASAP. I submitted my contact info via the form…


  4. Payday Loan Industry May 5, 2014 6:00 pm

    I’ll call you tomorrow.

  5. Payday Loan Industry May 5, 2014 6:01 pm

    It’s a beautiful opportunity for investors and employers. Employees will be in their HR departments requesting this service!

  6. Payday Loan Industry May 5, 2014 6:01 pm

    I think so too.

  7. Kim May 7, 2014 2:56 pm

    I’m one of these employees. I was constantly forced to use payday loans because of emergencies and no one would lend me money.

    My employer set this service up for us. I’m paying less than 1/3 of what I used to for a payday loan. And, since it costs me less, I need the service less. Plus, I can concentrate on my job now.

  8. Payday Loan Industry May 7, 2014 4:24 pm

    I’d be interested to know how your employer learned about our service and did your employer receive any push-back for putting their employees financial health first. Jer – Trihouse

  9. Brent May 24, 2014 5:23 am

    Where can we get more information of the opportunities presented from the kiosks? Or the possibilities without using the kiosk machine.

  10. Payday Loan Industry May 28, 2014 9:17 am

    Right here: Workplace Solutions

  11. Old timer June 5, 2014 8:33 pm

    Really interesting idea. Employers could reduce the anxiety and “cycle of debt” issues constantly attributed to payday loans.

  12. Payday Loan Industry June 6, 2014 3:56 pm

    That’s the sticking point. Employers willing to take the initial heat. Employers able to explain that by enabling their #1 asset – their employees – access to another financial resource, peace of mind is the result.

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