Jun 3, 2016

Credit Karma Named Tech and Innovation Award Winner by the San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco-based personal finance company Credit Karma was recognized in the Best Financial Technology Company category at an awards gala on May 24, 2016 by The San Francisco Business Times in its annual Tech and Innovation Awards. The Business Times received more than 300 nominations across the 11 categories for the prestigious award. Winners were […]

May 17, 2016

Economic Issues? Priority May Depend on Credit Score

May 17, 2016 Do people with higher credit scores tend to see foreign policy and defense spending as more important than economic issues like unemployment and the cost of higher education? A survey of over 1,000 Credit Karma members indicates that might be the case. In late March and early April, we asked a group […]

May 9, 2016

Credit Karma 2016 Election Survey Reveals Top Voter Issues by Credit Score

Open Letter to Presidential Candidates: Tell Us How You Are Going to Fix Healthcare and Social Security Note to presidential candidates. Forget about hand size and wife bashing. The majority of potential voters want to know what you are going to do about Social Security, healthcare and taxes. With the election too close to call […]

May 9, 2016

Voters Make Taxes a Priority at Ballot Box

Those with Lower Credit Scores More Likely to Rate Taxes One of Top Three Issues Taxes aren’t important just one day of the year. A recent poll has found that voters want a presidential candidate who will focus the rhetoric on the piece of their paychecks going to Washington every payday. But how important that […]

Mar 31, 2016

The 10 Cities Where Young Adults Have the Highest Credit Card Utilization Rate

Your credit card utilization rate – your collective credit card balance divided by your collective credit card limit – is an important factor used by most credit scoring models to calculate your score. Generally, lenders see that if you’re using a greater amount of available limit, there is an indicator of a greater risk of […]

Mar 10, 2016

The 10 Cities Where Young Adults Have the Lowest On-Time Payment Percentage

In Credit Karma’s recent Credit Fumble™ research, almost half of all people surveyed (47 percent) said that they had missed one or more payments on a credit card or loan before they entered their 30s. Missing payments have a myriad of potentially negative run on effects: you can incur a missed payment fee, your interest rates might rise, […]

Mar 9, 2016

Letter to Employees: Happy Birthday, Credit Karma!

The number eight is a symbol of good financial fortune and prosperity in Chinese culture. When you consider Credit Karma’s impact on American consumers over the last eight years, there may be some significance to the number eight. When Credit Karma started in 2007 and launched in 2008, the consumer credit landscape was fundamentally different. […]

Feb 26, 2016

Top 10 Cities Where Young Adults Have the Most Amount of Student Debt

Student debt is fast becoming a fact of life for Americans: research has estimated that by 2020 as many as two-thirds of jobs will require post-high school education or training, tuition continues to rise in all sectors of the education market, and students are taking on debt at an alarming rate. Student debt has more than doubled in the […]

Feb 19, 2016

Credit Karma’s New App Redesign Available Now on Android and iOS

We’re very pleased today to announce the launch of Credit Karma’s new app redesign, available now on both Android and iOS. This new mobile redesign is a major reimagining of our mobile product, a reflection of the shift in how we see our members using Credit Karma on mobile. It has some of our most […]