student loans

Investors are pouring money into Frank, a TurboTax for student loan applications

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

Are employers the latest financial services disruptors?

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.

Rethinking return on education investment

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’s latest perk is discounted student loans

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

Student loan platform CommonBond raises $300M and $30M in equity, buys Gradible

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

Tech’s real role in student debt

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 Disrupting Coding Bootcamps

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. Picks Up A New Investor, As It Manages Over $1 Billion In Student Loans

In the year since its launch,, the company billing itself as the for managing student loans, has grown to manage over $1 billion in loans. The company, which provides a monitoring

With Over $100M Raised, P2P Lending Platform CommonBond Expands To 100 Programs To Help Grad Students Reduce Debt

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

Looking To Serve 17M In 2014, SimpleTuition Lands $26M To Help Students Afford College, Pay Off Loans

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

With $500K In The Bank, Credible Launches A Kayak-Style Marketplace To Simplify Student Loan Refinancing

With outstanding student debt now over $1 trillion in the U.S., it’s clear that college grads are struggling mightily to make payments and refinance their debt. Meanwhile, thanks to decades of p

Six Weeks From Launch, “Mint For Student Loans” Contender Hits $250M Under Management, Lands $1M In Seed

Currently, outstanding national student loan debt is over $1 trillion, $864 billion of which is backed by ye olde federal government. <a target="_blank" href="

With $63 Million Under Management, Student Loan Hero Joins The “Mint For Student Loans” Crowd

Debt-management focused <a target="_blank" href="">Student Loan Hero</a> is ramping up the competition in the "Mint for Student Loans" space, with now 2,000 people on b

P2P Lending & Education: CommonBond Launches With $3.5M, Joining SoFi In Quest To Solve The Student Debt Crisis

Piggy-backing on the <a href="">recent launch (and massive funding) of SoFi</a>, a new startup is launching today that wants to breat

Social Finance Lands $77M From Baseline, Renren To Help Solve The Student Debt Crisis

Student debt is a very serious problem that can no longer be ignored. Recently, <a target="_blank" href="$1t-student-loan-debt-derail-u.s-recovery

Trying To Be For Student Loans, Binksty Raises, Redesigns, Hits $10M In Debt-Under-View

<a href="">Last October, we wrote about Binksty</a>, a young sta