Navient Buys Earnest for $155mn

Student loan servicer Navient has acquired fintech firm Earnest for $155mn; the motivation behind the deal will pave the way for Navient to enter the lending business; “We’re looking to be the major player in the student loan refi space,” said Navient CEO Jack Remondi in an interview with the WSJ. Source.

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    Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.