Volunteerism is important to Mariner Finance’s equity partner Warburg Pincus. Each year Warburg’s sponsors a Volunteer Week to encourage companies to get involved in their local communities. Through our partnership with Warburg Pincus, we have been a leading participant in their Volunteer Week initiative since it was launched in 2015. Volunteer Week highlights the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and the value we place on giving back to the communities we serve. Mariner Finance not only gives back monetarily but also through hands-on-service,” said Jason Delman, Vice President of Human Resources.
Jason’s role on the Jeffie’s Choice Committee is to assist with the organization of Volunteer Week at the Maryland Food Bank and help research food banks in the states within our footprint.
This year, Warburg’s Volunteer Week was May 7 – May 11. During the entire month of May, we collected almost 10,000 food donations at each branch location from staff, customers, and others within the community. Donations for each branch go to a local food bank to help people within that community.
In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 we sent groups of employees to volunteer at the Maryland Food Bank. Support activities included sorting and packing food as well as prepping ingredients for their in-house kitchen to use when preparing meals. All food is distributed to various partners and food pantries throughout the state.
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
In 2016 we also visited the St. Francis Neighborhood Center, located in Baltimore City. This center sponsors a variety of programs that services the Reservoir Hill neighborhood including after school programs, wellness clinics, and a grocery bag program to name a few. Mariner Finance volunteered with the “Power Program” which is an after school program that provides mentors, education, and extra-curricular activities for children. Volunteers, helped with homework, taught personal finance, and provided education on healthy eating.
†We offer personal loans from $1,000 to $25,000, with loans terms from 12 to 60 months. Minimum and maximum amounts dependent on an applicant’s state of residence and the underwriting of the loan. Loans between $1,500 and $15,000 may be funded online. Loans greater than $15,000 or less than $1,500 are funded through our branch network. Specific interest rates and fees are determined as permitted under applicable state law and depend upon loan amount, term, and the applicant’s ability to meet our credit criteria, including, but not limited to, credit history, income, debt payment obligations, and other factors such as availability of collateral. Not all rates and loan amounts are available in all states. Additional fees may apply to some loan offers; some state required and/or permitted fees may be treated as prepaid finance charges. Any such charges shall be in addition to the loan amount requested and/or approved and shall be fully disclosed to the applicant on his/her loan agreement. Not all applicants will qualify for the lowest rates or larger loan amounts, which may require a first lien on a motor vehicle not more than ten years old titled in the applicant’s name with valid insurance. Our loan by phone and online closing process requires a compatible mobile or computer device on which you can access your email and electronic documents. Not all loan types are eligible for loan by phone or online loan closing.
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. As a result, under our customer identification program, we must ask for your name, street address, mailing address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.
*The process uses a “soft” credit inquiry to determine whether a loan offer is available, which does not impact your credit score. If you continue with the application process online and accept a loan offer, or are referred to a branch and continue your application there, we will pull your credit report and credit score again using a “hard” credit inquiry. This “hard” credit inquiry may impact your credit score.