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Updated October 29th, 2019

How we make money

Our commitment to you is full transparency, particularly when it comes to how we make money. We do partner with advertisers on The Ascent and may earn a commission when referring you to certain financial products we've vetted. These relationships help us bring free educational content to our community.

Our advertising partners

The Ascent's current list of advertising partners spans finance verticals across credit cards, bank account products, stock brokerages, mortgages, personal loan, and student loan products. The following comprises our advertising partner relationships:

  • Bank of America cards
  • Discover Cards
  • Barclaycard
  • Citi cards
  • Chase cards
  • Capital One cards
  • Wells Fargo cards
  • Marcus by Goldman Sachs
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Discover Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • CIT Bank
  • American Express National Bank
  • Bankrate
  • Ally Invest
  • Upstart
  • Freedom Plus
  • LendingPoint
  • Payoff
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Barclays Personal Loans
  • Lending Club
  • SoFi
  • Merrill Edge
  • E*Trade
  • Fidelity
  • TD Ameritrade