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New international student loans for 57 more engineering programmes 

Michael Hollis - January 22, 2018

International student loans for more engineering programmes 

In 2007 just as global markets were going through one of the most turbulent times in recent history, an unlikely new financial services player was being born: Prodigy Finance. While global credit markets were tightening, global mobility continued, which only exacerbated the issue of efficiently priced credit. This new environment forced Prodigy Finance’s founders to be creative when thinking about how to capitalise the business that would emerge. This innovative beginning drove us to become one of the first community-powered cross-border credit platforms.

Our CEO and co-founder, Cameron Stevens, has always believed that higher education can be a life-changing force. As an international student at one of the best business schools in the world, it was only right that he tackle a challenge plaguing many international students: how to source funds to pursue their higher education goals abroad. Given his background and the comfort level of investors, we set out to test the foundation of a global credit model with the support of top global business programmes.

In 2016, off the success of our portfolio of business school’s grads and the demand we saw from aspiring students, we opened up funding for graduate programmes in engineering, policy, and law, respectively. 

At the end of our ten-year anniversary we are very pleased to announce, as a pioneer of community-based credit, we have listened to our community and expanded our coverage of engineering programmes to match that of our business segment.

What does that mean for you? There are now 100 schools where we can support full-time, professionally focused STEM courses! 

That's more than 57 new schools. And, we're also able to support other STEM courses at these same universities (meaning courses that are within certain fields of study, regardless of the school they sit in). Now, we can support technical business programs such as information systems,analytics, and operations research. 

This is an exciting moment for us as we know many of you who have been following our story for a while have been asking for engineering programmes at universities like the University of Florida and Northeastern University, amongst others. 

 As many of you know we use the Financial Times Top 100 rankings to determine the business programmes we can support. For Engineering, we will support Engineering programmes at top 100 U.S. News & World Report universities.

How can you help? Spread the word! If you, or someone you know, is heading to an engineering programme at one of the schools we support and are looking for financing options, apply to see your personal offer.

Why Prodigy Finance? We support and listen to our community! Over the past year, we’ve developed a nice suite of services all targeted at making every transition point in your life easier like our airport pickups, our iPhone partnership with AT&T to help you save on your phone bill, and our career counselling platform. We’re more than just a lender and look forward to making access to efficiently priced financial services easy for you to access no matter where in the world you are.

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