Systems and methods are disclosed for underwriting loans. Some embodiments increase the likelihood of repayment by obtaining access to a qualified attribute of a borrower by a first computer component, monitoring by a second computer component for a financial event associated with the loan to the borrower, and taking control of the qualified attribute of the borrower by a third computer component. Taking control may include notifying social contacts. Securing the loan by taking various security interests and technical countermeasures against the borrower re-obtaining access or re-taking control are disclosed. Providing loans, receiving loan applications, providing loans proceeds, processing payments, and underwriting criteria are disclosed. Underwriting employing social contacts for recommendations, loan guarantees, social contact credit scores, public repayment promises, loan repayment coaches, fraud criteria, crowdsourced risk evaluation, social graphs, borrower stability factors derived from social graphs, data associated with online information repositories, and efficacy of notification are disclosed.