Uber has surveyed some drivers on small loans, suggesting financial products are coming – gpgmail

Back in June Uber went on a hiring spree in New York, hiring at least 100 fintech-oriented tech workers to ostensibly look at creating products to increase loyalty and engagement among users and drivers, including things like banking. Cue a flurry of speculation. It now looks like Uber is taking baby-steps towards building such a […]

Credit Sesame, a platform for managing loans and credit scores, picks up $43M en route to IPO – gpgmail

Household debt in the US continues to rise and as of this year now stands at nearly $14 billion. Now, one of the startups that’s building tools to help consumers better cope with that is announcing a round of funding and plans for an IPO — signs of the demand for its services, and its […]

Gradjoy is a Y Combinator backed fintech to help you knock out your student loans – gpgmail

The right people to solve the trillion dollar student debt crisis might be the ones who are suffering from it the hardest. If you’re a recent college graduate, there’s a 50 percent chance you took on debt when you moved off campus. If you’re like the average student borrower, you graduated with $29,800 of loan […]