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The Pros and Cons of Refinancing Student Loan Debt — a Conversation with John Hsieh, VP of Product at SoFi

The Pros and Cons of Refinancing Student Debt — a Q&A with SoFi

Student debt is no longer just a small piece of the American financial market. While private and government-issued student loans are now the second highest consumer debt category in the US —... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 7/13/2018
SAFE Federal Credit Union Offers Two Visa® Credit Cards that Give Members Rewards and Low-Rate Options

SAFE FCU Offers Rewards and Low Rates with Its Visa® Offerings

In a Nutshell: The old saying proclaiming that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing goes double for credit cards. While consumers want options when choosing a card to apply for, the... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 7/12/2018
Mozo Helps Australians Save Money By Comparing Multiple Banking, Energy, and Insurance Providers

Mozo Compares Australian Banking, Energy, and Insurance Providers

In a Nutshell: Few things can make someone feel worse than making a purchase or signing up for a service without knowing if you got the best possible deal. Internet consumer reviews can help... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 7/11/2018
Current Legislation Aims to Restore the Competitive Balance for Community Banks

ICBA Aims to Restore Competitive Balance for Community Banks

In a Nutshell: A journalism professor once told me that no one likes the process of writing, but everyone loves the outcome of having written. The same goes for buying a home. Mortgage... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 7/11/2018
CIT Bank Recognized with Our 2018 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Top-Yielding Money Market Account

CIT Bank Money Market Account is Our Editor’s Choice Recipient

In a Nutshell: The popularity of online banks has increased so rapidly in the last five years that their brick-and-mortar competition has scurried to keep up. Internet-only banking companies... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 7/10/2018
Know the Score: GetCreditScore Helps Australians Keep Track of Their Credit Status

GetCreditScore Helps Australians Keep Track of Their Credit Status

In a Nutshell: A person’s credit history — whether it’s solid or shaky — can have an impact on the outcome of big life decisions, such as taking out a loan to purchase a car or... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 7/9/2018
A Survey Conducted by Credible Shows Students and Parents Struggle to Understand Higher-Education Loans

Credible Survey Shows Students and Parents Lack Loan Knowledge

In a Nutshell: Stephen Dash founded Credible when he saw American students burdened by their student loan debt — something not common in his native Australia. Credible, now one of the web’s... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 7/6/2018
Revolut’s Mobile-Based Financial Platform Aims to Change the Way Americans Bank by the End of 2018

Revolut Aims to Change the Way Americans Bank

In a Nutshell: Anyone looking for an alternative to traditional banking should look no further than Revolut — a tech-driven, entirely mobile-based financial platform that will arrive in the... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 7/5/2018
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