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A look at the recession and loans

A look at the Great Recession and loans

Katie Schenk - June 10, 2016

If you take a serious look at the way banks operated before the world plunged into what’s now known as the Great Recession, it’s easy to see that a financial crisis was almost unavoidable. But...

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Study abroad

Obtaining loans for international study (shouldn’t be difficult)

Katie Schenk - February 29, 2016

You’ve completed your undergrad degree, spent a few years working, and now you want to up your game. Suddenly, a master’s degree is on the cards. But, you don’t just want the piece of paper that...

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Prodigy Finance: APR explained

Prodigy Finance - February 10, 2016

Taking out a loan can seem like a complicated process, especially if financial terms aren’t part of your every day lingo. However, because taking out a loan is a serious and long-term commitment,...

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Rate hike

Fed rate increases - Let’s go for a hike…

Joel Frisch - January 21, 2016

Are you ready to conquer the great unknown? As you plan for a hike, reviewing a map can help provide insights into what is around the corner and how you need to prepare. Your financial journey is...

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Looking beyond FICO: innovative fintech startups in risk management

Prodigy Finance - November 07, 2014

Startups and technology are disrupting financial services in a myriad of ways that benefit consumers. In this two-part series, we review some of the most exciting “fintech” (financial technology)...

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The all too weird preferred lender list

The all too weird preferred lender list

Jeremy Rabson - October 17, 2014

Students all around the world are trying to figure out their loan options.  They consult multiple sources of information, including message boards like TopMBA, general information sites like...

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Improving financial literacy: Informed borrowers equal a stronger portfolio

Trevor Watson - June 24, 2014

What is financial literacy and why is it important to Prodigy Finance? Simply stated, it is the ability to make a sound and informed decision regarding one’s financial resources. For our student...

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Reimagining the credit report for the 21st century

Reimagining the credit report for the 21st century

Cameron Stevens - April 16, 2014

What’s in a credit report? Credit reports are detailed documents used by lenders to determine a loan applicant’s creditworthiness. While systems vary by country, the reports are generally compiled...

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Change is needed

Change is needed in the U.S. Student Loan Market – what’s the solution?

Jeremy Rabson - February 13, 2014

In the last few months, legal regulations have changed, allowing us to enter the U.S. student loan market. Yet even as regulatory challenges have lifted, other ones remain. Many aspects of our...

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The global loan market

The global loan market: what in the world do you mean?

Katie Schenk - September 20, 2013

In certain parts of the world, banks have become sceptical about providing loans to first time home owners.  And a property represents physical collateral, within the country of their...

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