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Leveling up with new social loan sites

Today we are thrilled to unveil a brand new website. But to us, it’s really more meaningful than just a new look.

Welcome to our new digital home! Today we are thrilled to unveil a brand new social loan website.  But to us, it’s really more meaningful than just a new look.

It may look pretty, but it’s more than a new coat of paint

For a lot of organizations, a new website represents a new visual style. But for MAF, this is more than just a fresh coat of paint. It represents a new, bigger vision for our organization. From our first Lending Circle in San Francisco over six years ago to partnering with 25 nonprofits across 6 states, we’ve been able to help hard-working families lend and borrow nearly $3 million dollars. With visionary funders and a networked approach to partnership, we’re working together to bring hardworking people out of the financial shadows. That’s why it was time to rethink our logo, introduce a new blog and tell more stories. We worked with UX design experts at Digital Telepathy to bring this new site to life.

Our new online home will be a place for participants, partner organizations, and supporters to go for things they need. Potential participants will be able to find local providers and supporters will be able to stay up-to-date with the launch of our new blog, Credit Matters.

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A new house, with new features

From our logos to mobile-friendly design, our site has new features:

  • Branding – our new logos represent inclusiveness and diversity embodied in the values of MAF 
  • Design – we’ve adopted a continuous scroll design, allowing us to show and tell our story better on laptops and mobile phones
  • Videos – visit our homepage to check them out some brand new videos
  • Credit Matters Blog – publishing fresh content of behind-the-scenes interviews to policy insights

With more improvements coming soon

In the next few weeks, we’ll keep you updated as we launch new features like zip-code searching (to help match members with social loan providers), online applications (that can be completed on a smartphone!), guest blog posts from leading researchers in the field, and even more stories.

Our new sites will help us level up

This site is part of what will allow us to achieve our vision of creating a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families. With wealth inequality increasing, hard-working families across the U.S. are struggling for an equal shot. Fair access to credit and banking services plays a big part in building brighter future. That’s why it’s our job to make it easier for nonprofits to offer Lending Circles in their communities. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out a brand new loan servicing platform that will make it even easier for Lending Circle providers to bring financial products to underserved communities, everywhere.

So what do you say, do you like our new home?

You can help give us the best housewarming present ever! Share your love on your favorite social media site.

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