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This loan company was founded to help Latino immigrants. It has sued thousands of low-income Latinos during the pandemic.

A monthslong investigation revealed that Oportun Inc. routinely uses lawsuits to intimidate a vulnerable population into keeping up with high-interest loan payments — even amid COVID-19.

By Kiah Collier, Ren Larson and Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Analleli Solis.

Oportun’s origin story

Oportun’s business model

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The lawsuits

Oportun, located at 3909 North Interstate 35 in Austin.

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