The survey reportedly requested drivers if they’ve taken out any small loans of $1,000 or much less within the final three years. It additionally requested “If Uber provided loans, what amount are you most likely to request?” The query provided drivers solutions together with “Less than $100,” “Between $100 and $250,” “Between $250 and $500” and “More than $500.” It’s not clear when or if the mortgage service shall be out there to drivers. Uber has not publicly commented on the survey.
If Uber does choose to launch a mortgage product, it will not be the primary time the corporate has dabbled in such providers. The firm beforehand provided money advance packages to drivers in California and Michigan, however got here beneath hearth from client advocates who believed this system beared some resemblence to pay day loans. The firm additionally beforehand provided leases on new automobiles to drivers.