Altro has raised $18M to help you build credit just by paying for your Netflix subscription

Altro has raised $18M to help you build credit just by paying for your Netflix subscription

Michael Broughton was the first in his family to go to college. But he almost didn’t, when he had trouble securing the necessary financing to pay his tuition. The experience stuck with him, and when he met Ayush Jain at the University of Southern California, the pair bonded over their belief that credit access should […]

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Concerto snags $21.2M to bring co-branded credit cards to more brands

Concerto snags $21.2M to bring co-branded credit cards to more brands

Co-branded rewards programs like Amex’s longrunning Delta partnership are a major factor in consumers’ credit card decisions. According to a GigaPoints/Ipsos poll, over half of Americans say that earning points makes them want to use their credit card more often. In a separate survey (conducted by Finder), close to a third of respondents said that […]

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After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren’t properly verifying identities

After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren’t properly verifying identities

A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the credit agencies to verify the identifies of those using government services. In a report out this week, the the Government Accountability Office said several government departments still rely on the credit agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — to check if a person is […]

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