Empower: Advance & Credit

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About this app

Need extra cash to make it to your next paycheck? Empower’s got your back. Get an Advance of up to $300 instantly.* Say goodbye to overdraft fees and stressing about money. No credit score or security deposit to qualify.

Tight on cash and tired of asking friends to cover you? Empower will float you anywhere from $10 to $300 when you need it most. Instant delivery available. No interest, no late fees, no credit checks. Just pay us back when you get your next paycheck.

An Advance is NOT a personal loan:
— No mandatory minimum or maximum repayment timeframe
— No interest (0% APR)
— Example: If you accept a $50 instant Advance to your external account for a $3 instant delivery fee, then your total repayment amount will be $53.

Credit score holding you back? Empower Thrive is the chance you’ve been waiting for. A flexible line of credit that helps you build the credit history you need to reach those big financial goals. All credit scores welcome and no money down.

— Start with a $200, $250, or $400 credit limit
— Repay it your way
— Enjoy limit increases up to $1,000 over time**
— Build good credit history

Make investing in your future easier than ever with AutoSave. After you set your savings goal, Empower will monitor your income and spending habits to know when and how much you can afford to save. All you have to do is sit back and watch your savings grow.

Watch your hard work pay off. We’ll give you monthly score updates and helpful tips to improve your score. Credit scores are complicated enough. We’ll help you understand it.

We’ve got our A team on standby to handle your questions over the phone or live chat Monday-Friday from 6 AM – 6 PM PT. (We’ve got email too if that’s more your jam.)

Empower is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by nbkc bank, Member FDIC.

Empower offers a 14-day trial for first-time customers only. Once the trial concludes, Empower charges an auto-recurring $8/month subscription fee. If you do not wish to pay the subscription fee, you must cancel your subscription before the end of your trial. If you are a returning customer, you will be charged the $8 fee immediately upon resubscribing. Cancel any time by visiting “Billing” in the mobile app or contacting help@empower.me.

By downloading/using the app you agree to our Privacy Policy (https://empower.me/privacy).

* Not everyone will qualify for an Advance. Offer amounts range from $10 - $300. As of 3/31/2024, the average offer amount is $145. Instant delivery is optional, and fees may apply. See Empower’s Terms for instant delivery fee amounts.

^ Empower Thrive provided by FinWise Bank, Member FDIC. Subject to credit approval. We report your payments to the credit bureaus. Failure to make on-time payments may result in negative reporting. Instant delivery is optional, and fees may apply.

**To be eligible for a credit limit increase, you must successfully pay at least your minimum payment by the due date.

Empower Finance, Inc.
650 California Street, Floor 7
San Francisco, California 94108
Updated on
Jul 10, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Messages and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

167K reviews
Aaron T Cowan
July 2, 2024
I've used the apps successfully a dozen times but eventually it claims "we've found an existing account" which is not mine and says "please use the account below". Tech support says it's a known error and cannot be fixed. Yet they charge a monthly subscription fee, even though it can't be used. This is very unsatisfying. They need to refund all subscription fees if their product doesn't work anymore.
36 people found this review helpful
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Empower Finance
July 3, 2024
We'll look into this. Please contact us at help@empower.me from your email connected to your Empower account. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
C Hector
July 4, 2024
Doesn't tell you upfront of an $8/month subscription fee they automatically deduct. Intrusion on your banking transactions. I don't appreciate seeing all of my checking account transaction history and balances listed on the app. I've had Empower for a month and I see every transaction from January including transfers from other accounts. No way to turn this off and there's no Delete User Account option in the app. Empower stores and highjacks your bank account and uses it as they wish.
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Empower Finance
July 4, 2024
Please shoot us an email at help@empower.me and we'll be able to assist with this.
Rory Baker