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  • ReadyForZero Hooks Up With Banks To Help Users Wipe Out Credit Card Debt

    ReadyForZero Hooks Up With Banks To Help Users Wipe Out Credit Card Debt

    In a minute, some product news. But first, a confession: Count me as part of the 50 percent of Americans with outstanding credit card debt. Then about two years ago someone introduced me to ReadyForZero, which is a site for helping consumers pay down their debt. That started with credit cards, but has gradually expanded to other forms of debt, including student loans and mortgages. And… Read More

  • With New Payments Feature, ReadyForZero Begins To Automate Getting Americans Out Of Debt

    With New Payments Feature, ReadyForZero Begins To Automate Getting Americans Out Of Debt

    Y Combinator-backed financial service ReadyForZero, which focuses on helping Americans pay down their $2.5 trillion in personal debt, is expanding its feature set today to include online payments. The new addition, a part of ReadyForZero Plus, will detect when you have new deposits in your bank account, and will then immediately advise you how to spend that money to more quickly pay off… Read More

  • Now On Your iPhone, ReadyForZero Is Ready To Save You From Debt

    Now On Your iPhone, ReadyForZero Is Ready To Save You From Debt

    YC alum ReadyForZero, an online financial service that’s trying to get people out of debt faster, is today expanding to mobile with the launch of its first mobile app. For now, the experience is designed mainly to give you at-a-glance insight into your current debt situation. However, the mobile app also uses iOS push notifications to alert you to large purchases and payments which… Read More

  • ReadyForZero Helps Users Pay Off $12.5M In Debt; Now Launching Offers Platform

    ReadyForZero Helps Users Pay Off $12.5M In Debt; Now Launching Offers Platform

    ReadyForZero, an online financial service (and YC alum) focused on addressing a real need – getting people out of debt faster – appears to be working. The company, which is now reporting 13% month-over-month growth, says its users have paid off $12.5 million in debt to date, out of the nearly $200 million worth of debt managed by the service. That number has been growing quickly, too. Read More

  • While Helping Others Erase $42 Million In Debt, ReadyForZero Raises $4.5 Million

    While Helping Others Erase $42 Million In Debt, ReadyForZero Raises $4.5 Million

    Most charts I get sent are up and to the right. Not this one. The chart ReadyForZero sent me (above) goes down and to the right. This is meant to showcase just how much debt the service is helping users eliminate. They’re the blue lines on the bottom. It’s like golf, the lower the better. All told, ReadyForZero is already helping their users eliminate some $42 million in credit… Read More

  • ReadyForZero Launches Debt Management Platform To The Public

    ReadyForZero Launches Debt Management Platform To The Public

    Y Combinator-backed startup ReadyForZero, a startup that helps Americans cleanse themselves of credit card debt, is taking its debt management platform public today. Launched in private beta last year, ReadyForZero is trying to help those consumers who are having trouble paying their debt off, as opposed to those who are already in collections or bankruptcy. Essentially the site uses a… Read More

  • ReadyForZero Raises $260K To Help Cleanse Consumers Of Credit Card Debt

    ReadyForZero Raises $260K To Help Cleanse Consumers Of Credit Card Debt

    Y Combinator-backed startup ReadyForZero is announcing a $260,000 seed round of funding from a number of well-known angel investors including Steve Chen, the co-founder of YouTube; Dave McClure, Benjamin Ling, Nils Johnson, and Maneesh Arora. Launched in private beta in September, ReadyForZero is an easy to use web-based platform to help guide consumers out of credit card debt. ReadyForZero… Read More

  • ReadyForZero Wants To Help You Get Control Of Credit Card Debt

    ReadyForZero Wants To Help You Get Control Of Credit Card Debt

    Credit card debt is a serious issue for Americans, who have an average of four credit cards each. Defaulting on credit card bills can result in damage to your credit score and even bankruptcy. Y Combinator-backed ReadyForZero is launching today as easy to use web-based platform to help guide consumers out of credit card debt. The site asks you to import your credit card information, including… Read More