LendEDU Editorial Integrity
Updated: August 2017
By: Nate Matherson, CEO/Co-Founder of LendEDU
We would like to be honest and transparent with you. We are a small but dedicated team of finance enthusiasts. At LendEDU, all of our full-time employees have interacted with our blog in one way or another. We actually require every one of our employees to write content for our blog in the first month of employment at LendEDU.
In fact, at LendEDU we have over 1,200 articles published on our blog. In the beginning, I wrote the first 200 pieces of content during the summer of 2015. And since the beginning, we have worked to publish honest, unbiased, and fact based reviews and analysis. We publish different types of content including research reports, real-time news, opinion, as well as reviews and assessments of different products and companies.
Today, all of the content published on our website is triple vetted by the author and members of our editorial team. The majority of the content published is written by our in-house editorial staff. On occasion, we do work with independent contractors to produce content for our website. Our editorial staff and independent contractors do not receive direction from advertisers on our website. We do not publish favorable (or unfavorable) reviews or assessments at the direction of an advertiser. Instead, our editorial staff and independent contractors are tasked with providing accurate and fact-based analysis. Our editorial staff and independent contractors are not rewarded in anyway for publishing favorable or unfavorable reviews.
We started LendEDU to offer transparency in the student loan market. Today, we are working to provide transparency to the personal finance industry as a whole. We believe that transparency comes in three parts:
1) Price transparency (ex. Our comparison tools)
2) Data transparency (ex. Our research reports, not consumer data… don’t worry)
3) Editorial transparency
If at anytime you believe that a piece of content on our website is non-transparent or non-objective please let me know. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Editorial Integrity” in the subject line, and I promise that I will get back to you.