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Penny: Powering the future of conversations at Credit Karma

In March, Credit Karma acquired a three year old company by the name of Penny. For those of you not already familiar, Penny was a personal finance app that served hundreds of thousands of people primarily by having conversations about your finances. The acquisition aligns with Credit Karma’s bigger vision—a vision that we’re betting conversation […]

Unmasking the Dark Web

Understanding what it is and how we’re here to help Everyone deserves to feel confident about their finances. We believe that confidence shouldn’t cost money. Fraud is a huge problem that can undermine your financial confidence and cost you a lot of money. In 2017 alone, there were 1.1 million fraud reports costing Americans more […]

Welcome to the Credit Karma family, Approved!

At Credit Karma, we’re on a mission to help our 80+ million members make financial progress. Whether it’s filing your taxes for free with Credit Karma Tax or getting the best deal on an auto loan, we have the scale and technology to help you through every step of your financial journey — and that […]

Why Haven’t Mobile Payments Taken Off (Yet)?

October 17, 2016 We’re approaching a decade since Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007, a massive leap in the evolution of smartphones that led to handheld, internet-connected computers ending up in the pockets of more than 200 million Americans. After the launch of the iPhone, the promise of smartphones as a mobile wallet was widely […]

Credit Karma Now Helps Homeowners Save on Their Mortgages

May 16, 2017 By Arun Mohan Buying a home is the biggest financial decision many of us will make in our lifetime. Unfortunately, it has also historically been one of the most confusing, so many people don’t bother to shop around for the best deal on their home loan. As many as half of all homeowners might […]

Credit Karma Unclaimed Money Will Help Return Billions of Dollars to Americans

If you’ve ever found money under the couch, we’ve got some news for you. There is over $40 billion hiding in America’s proverbial couch. It’s called unclaimed money, and it’s owed to tens of millions of people. The problem is most people don’t know they have money just sitting with the state, waiting to be […]

A Decade of Financial Progress with Credit Karma

Ten years ago, we started Credit Karma with the idea that everyone should have free access to their credit information. A few months later, the recession hit and there were so many reasons we could’ve failed: a tough economy, lack of funding, widespread distrust of consumer credit companies… the list goes on. But despite these […]

Credit Karma’s Journey to Mobile: From Web 1.0 to Top Ranked App

Our team was thrilled when Apple® named Credit Karma one of the “10 Best Apps of the Year” in 2016, out of two million other apps in the App Store®. Mobile is an important priority for us, and it’s easy to understand why. For many of you, regularly staying on top of your credit is […]

Women of Credit Karma Come Together

By Shelley Newhouse Last year, I transitioned into a new position here at Credit Karma. I was proud and excited about the opportunity but, also terrified. During my first few months in my new role, I struggled with my confidence. Was I qualified? Would I actually be able to do the things people thought I’d […]

Mapping the Credit Landscape in America’s Cities

January 17, 2017 Introduction Credit has become increasingly vital for Americans navigating daily life and planning for the future. Healthy credit can make it easier for people to buy homes and cars, and can potentially save them thousands of dollars a year by opening the door to lower interest rates. In some cases, good credit […]