What is an origination fee? Dane October 24, 2018 17:56 Updated Follow An origination fee is an upfront fee charged for processing a new loan application. Related articles What is a finance charge? After completing my application and approving my loan, I noticed you charged me twice. Why am I seeing two payments? Is there interest or fees associated with Uplift Pay Monthly loans? Can Uplift make an exception if I am not approved for a loan? Why wasn’t my loan approved? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.