The Institute for Microfinance Research receives many requests asking us what microfinance and short term lenders would be suggested. As a strictly research based educational organization, IMFR will not compromise our respected reputation for profit. We receive zero compensation from these specific online short term lenders. Our team has identified and collected what we consider the safest and fairest online loan platforms, taking into account rates, fees, and terms. Remember, when applying for a short term loan or any type of loan, be aware of what you can and cannot afford.