Online bank aims to ‘crush’ student loan debt



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Saying it will help “crush” student loan debt, a new online bank is offering a different type of rewards program. The SmarterBank checking account is being marketed to those with student loan debt, promising “SmarterBucks” that can be automatically applied as extra principal payments to those loans.

While critics contend that encouraging spending as a means to pay down loans is counter-intuitive, SmarterBank says the program represents a sensible way to reduce student loan debt when used properly.

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