Installment loans may be either collateralized or non-collateralized. Mortgage loans are collateralized with the house the loan is being used to purchase, and the collateral for an auto loan is the vehicle being purchased with the loan. Some installment loans, often referred to as personal loans, are extended without collateral being required. Loans extended without the requirement of collateral are made based on the borrower's creditworthiness, usually demonstrated through a credit score, and the ability to repay as shown by the borrower's income and/or assets. The interest rate charged on a non-collateralized loan is usually higher than the rate that would be charged on a comparable collateralized loan, reflecting the higher risk of non-repayment that the creditor accepts.
Hummingbird Funds, LLC is a sovereign enterprise, an economic development arm and instrumentality of, and wholly-owned and controlled by, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (the “Tribe”), a federally-recognized sovereign American Indian Tribe. This means that the Hummingbird Funds’ installment loan products are provided by a sovereign government and the proceeds of our business fund governmental services for Tribe citizens. This also means that Hummingbird Funds is not subject to suit or service of process. Rather, Hummingbird Funds is regulated by the Tribe. If you do business with Hummingbird Funds, your potential forums for dispute resolution will be limited to those available under Tribal law and your loan agreement. As more specifically set forth in Hummingbird Funds’ contracts, these forums include informal, but affordable and efficient Tribal dispute resolution, or individual arbitration before a neutral arbitrator. Otherwise, Hummingbird Funds is not subject to suit or service of process. Neither Hummingbird Funds nor the Tribe has waived its sovereign immunity in connection with any claims relative to use of this mobile site. If you are not comfortable doing business with a sovereign instrumentality that cannot be sued in court, you should discontinue use of this website.