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CommonBond now offers direct student loans alongside debt refinancing

CommonBond, one of the biggest of the second generation of startups tackling online lending, has launched a direct student loan product as it expands its footprint in the debt business. The company is

Millennial lender Upstart just raised $32.5 million to license its tech to other companies

Upstart, a nearly five-year-old online lending company that prides itself on quickly identifying people who are less likely to default on money leant them, has raised $32.5 million in fresh fundin

How startups are trying to fix consumer debt

Consumer debt remains one of the biggest challenges with the American economy. The average household has $130,922 in debt, and debt interest payments represent 9 percent of the average household incom

Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age

With one eye on businesses <a target="_blank" href="http://www.inc.com/magazine/201211/burt-helm/hard-lessons-in-modern-lending.html">abandoned in the wake of the financial crisis</a> and the other o

Upstart, A Site For Crowdfunding People, Raises $5.9M From First Round, Eric Schmidt, And Others

A year ago, Dave Girouard left his position as the president of Google Enterprise to start a new company, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.upstart.com">Upstart</a>, that allows users (mostly recent

Former Google Executive Dave Girouard Launches Crowdfunding Service Upstart, Raises $1.75M

Dave Girouard, the former president of Google Enterprise, has struck out on his own with a new startup called <a target="_blank" href="http://www.upstart.com">Upstart</a>, which offers crowdfunding an