This is Getsafe's second acquisition in a few months, after it nabbed the German portfolio of ailing French insurtech company Luko.
To date, Summer has delivered over $1 billion in total projected savings for student loan borrowers across the United States.
Student loans are both a trillion-dollar debt category and also one of the most popular mini-verticals out there in fintech startup investing right now. There are dozens if not hundreds of companies i
The student loan crisis has crescendoed to even worse heights. As universities shut down across the country due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and employment opportunities dim with the rapidly decelerati
So far this year, one of the most eye-popping startup exits has been Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech data services platform Plaid. It’s a major exit in the white-hot fintech space, and
$1.5 trillion. That’s the amount of outstanding student loan debt held by American citizens according to the New York Fed. It is an astronomical sum, and has led to much hand-wringing about whether
The right people to solve the trillion-dollar student debt crisis might be the ones who are suffering from it the hardest. If you’re a recent college graduate, there’s a 50% chance you too
Yesterday, Tally, the startup looking to automate consumers financial lives, announced it had raised a $50 million Series C round led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Valley heavy hi
A new startup aims to help you get your student loans under control. Today, an app called Pillar, backed by $5.5 million in seed funding led by Kleiner Perkins, is launching a simpler way for consumer
There are better employee perks than a ping-pong table. Seventy percent of Americans graduate college with student loan debt. That’s 45 million people who owe $1.6 trillion. So when employers us
Venture capitalists have been trying to make money from the higher education market for years. It's a rich target for the clutch of investors that pride themselves (in their better moments) on invest
Much like healthcare years ago, financial wellness is evolving into an essential employee benefit. Valuable to both employers and employees, this trend offers ripe opportunity for innovation.
A new generation of tech-enabled startups are beginning to reimagine how students finance their education. Higher ed’s transformation is fueling a convergence of fintech and edtech that aims to blur
Amazon Prime is known for its 2-day shipping service and other perks, like free movies and TV shows for streaming through Prime Video and unlimited photo storage, among other things. But now you can a
Some online loan platforms have taken a hit of late, but not all of them are struggling: today, CommonBond, a platform that specialises in loans and refinancing for students, is announcing that it ha
Hillary Clinton's campaign advisers sought to explain the student debt deferment portion of her tech agenda on a call with reporters today, after the item generated criticism that the plan would provi
Government is moving faster than startups. That may be the first time anyone’s written those words, but it’s exactly what’s happening in the nascent coding bootcamp market.
In the year since its launch, Tuition.io, the company billing itself as the Mint.com for managing student loans, has grown to manage over $1 billion in loans. The company, which provides a monitoring
New York City-based CommonBond launched in late 2012 on a mission to bring the power of person-to-person lending and crowdsourcing to the student debt crisis. With student debt in the U.S. having surp
By now, you’ve probably heard about the mounting student loan crisis. Thanks to the financial crisis, the high cost of a college degree and comparatively high interest rates in the U.S., some 40