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National Student Loan News

August 14, 2018 Mike Brown
A recent survey of college students found that buying source materials, including textbooks, is one of the biggest stressors. The second-biggest financial stressor for college students, right after paying for tuition, is buying the source materials they need for their classes, according to a Morning Consult survey which was done at the request of Cengage. Cengage […]

Regional Student Loan News

August 15, 2018 Mike Brown
More and more universities are now starting to offer free education to the children and spouses of fallen or disabled soldiers.More universities are beginning to offer scholarships or free education to children or spouses of fallen and disabled soldiers. A university in Tennessee will open a new program this fall, and a New Jersey lawmaker […]

Editor's Picks

January 10, 2018 Andrew Rombach
Pictured above is Sec. Betsy DeVos walking out to speak the CPAC 2017 in Maryland.The Secretary of the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, recently suggested that the government helped cover the costs of the Affordable Healthcare Act, popularly known as Obamacare, by subsidizing the student loan market in a Politico interview.The comment came after a […]

Betsy DeVos Comes Under Fire Once Again
November 08, 2017 Andrew Rombach

Student Loan Industry News

July 26, 2018 Mike Brown
Discover recently announced its new program, The Discover College Commitment, which will help employees pay for college. Discover employees have just received a new benefit: a free college degree. The financial services company recently announced its new program, The Discover College Commitment, enabling full-time and part-time U.S. employees (minimum 30 hours per week) to obtain a […]

International Student Loan News

November 16, 2017 Andrew Rombach
​Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party in the UK, has walked back on previous comments he made regarding forgiving student loan debt.Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party and the Opposition in the United Kingdom, took back previous comments he has made regarding his intention to forgive all historic student loan debt in the […]

Credit Card News

August 10, 2018 Mike Brown
In the second quarter of 2018, Chase wound up paying out more than projected in credit card rewards.J.P. Morgan Chase’s second quarter was profitable, but the company had to pay out more in credit card rewards to its customers than was projected. That’s because credit card users are getting smarter about racking up and using […]

Personal Loan News

August 08, 2018 Mike Brown
One of the biggest names in the fintech space participated in our most recent Q&A feature. Renaud Laplanche, the co-founder of Lending Club and more recently Upgrade, answered questions about what it's like to be an entrepreneur several times in a competitive space. Read on if you want to pick the brain of an established […]

Auto Loan News

June 05, 2018 Mike Brown
Interest rates on new vehicle loans in April continued at higher levels not seen since 2009. The annual percentage rate (APR) on new financed vehicles averaged 5.6 percent, according to data by Edmunds, a vehicle information and shopping platform.This represents the third consecutive month that rates have jumped above 5 percent. It noticeably exceeds a […]
Report Highlights Climbing Auto Loan Rates
May 04, 2018 Andrew Rombach