Can’t qualify for a HELOC? Fintechs will buy a stake in your home equity

A new breed of financial technology firms is pitching American homeowners on a different way of tapping into home equity: If you’re sitting on a pile of it, these investors will buy a piece of your house. The co-ownership arrangement isn’t cheap, but it presents an alternative to furloughed or laid-off workers who no longer qualify for home equity loans or cash-out refinances.

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