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Peanut Butter Feature to Know: Employee Loan Verification

When thinking about Student Loan Repayment for employees, companies are commonly curious about the criteria considered when Peanut Butter verifies individuals student loan information during their enrollment process. As an employee links or provides their student loan...

Make a material difference for employees’ financial wellbeing through Student Loan Assistance

Employees are asking for more from their employers in 2024. While common benefits like Healthcare, Retirement, and PTO have become industry standards. Other emerging benefits are now coming to the forefront to help improve financial wellness.  Student Loan Assistance...

Student loans blocking your retirement savings? A change to federal law MIGHT help [The Boston Globe]

Since 2015, employers have been contributing modest monthly amounts (e.g., $50) toward employee student loans and achieving profound results: 13% faster hiring timelines, 36% longer employee tenure, and Greater gender and cultural diversity. This year, more companies...

How does Peanut Butter process employer contributions?

When considering Student Loan Assistance, many employers have questions surrounding the flow of funds and how their contributions are applied toward employees’ student loans. Once a client gets started with their Peanut Butter Student Loan Repayment program, they’ll...

Ensuring a successful launch for your Student Loan Assistance program

Conceptually, there’s many ideas surrounding the right route for a successful Student Loan Assistance program launch. When considering this new benefit, it’s important for employers to understand what works. In a recent article from Indeed, three key requirements were...

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Think twice before paying someone to help you (or your employees) apply for loan forgiveness

Think twice before paying someone to help you (or your employees) apply for loan forgiveness

Loan forgiveness through government programs has, and always will remain a hot topic in the media. Specifically, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). This program is handled by the the department of education and borrowers may only apply at studentaid.gov. Once...

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[The Wall Street Journal] Student Loan Borrowers Face Repayment Soon. CFOs Are Watching to See if Spending Takes a Hit.

[The Wall Street Journal] Student Loan Borrowers Face Repayment Soon. CFOs Are Watching to See if Spending Takes a Hit.

A recent article from The Wall Street Journal analyzed the resumption of federal student loan payments alongside other spending trends. It highlighted that these payments will likely significantly impact spending nationwide as gas prices and typical grocery bills...

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[PYMNTS] Businesses Offering Student Loan Help to Gain Recruitment Edge

[PYMNTS] Businesses Offering Student Loan Help to Gain Recruitment Edge

In a recent article from PYMNTS, Student Loan Repayment was highlighted as a unique way for employers to attract talent. It was cited that nearly 70% of college graduates believe their student debt will influence career choices. It also highlights the fact that 3x...

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[CNN Business] Employers could offer you tax-free help with your student loan payments. Most are not

[CNN Business] Employers could offer you tax-free help with your student loan payments. Most are not

In a recent post from CNN Business, tax-free student loan assistance was highlighted as a high impact solution for combatting the return of federal student loan payments for borrowers nationwide in October. The article eludes to the fact that only 8% of employers...

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[Bloomberg Law] 401(k) Law’s Appeal Fades as Workers Face Student Debt Deadlines

[Bloomberg Law] 401(k) Law’s Appeal Fades as Workers Face Student Debt Deadlines

In a recent article from Bloomberg Law, the provisions in the SECURE Act 2.0 that will allow employers to treat student loan repayment like retirement plan deferrals were analyzed. The end result eluded to the fact that today's workforce needs and prefers direct...

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Nearly half of student loan borrowers have or will get their loans transferred this year

Nearly half of student loan borrowers have or will get their loans transferred this year

Since the beginning of 2022, student loan borrowers have consistently dealt with transfers to new loan providers, thanks to constant changes in the industry. According to a recent piece by pymnts.com and Google, these transfers have impacted nearly half of all...

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[US Senate] Multiple Senators Urge IRS to Promote Educational Assistance Programs

[US Senate] Multiple Senators Urge IRS to Promote Educational Assistance Programs

In a recent post on the senate’s government website, senators Mark Warner (D-VA), and John Thune (R-SD) urged the IRS to promote educational assistance programs like Student Loan Repayment. The piece highlights the 2020 legislation allowing employers to offer the...

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Support employees returning to the office with Student Loan Assistance

Support employees returning to the office with Student Loan Assistance

As we make our way through the back-half of the year, more and more employees are being asked to return to the office. Not surprisingly, there’s been significant pushback from employees that have been asked to move on from their work-at-home environment. A recent...

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