Businesses eye opportunities in student loan repayments
Oct 9, 2023

Businesses eye opportunities in student loan repayments

Investors have poured $1.2 billion into student loan management startups in the past year. We explore. But first: How are markets responding to Israel's declaration of war?

Segments From this episode

The market ripple effects of uncertainty in the Middle East

Over the weekend, Israel followed Hamas launched Stock markets are down, oil is up, the dollar is up and bond yields are going down. Julia Coronado, founder and president of MacroPolicy Perspectives, joins the program to dig into the latest.

As student loan payments resume, private sector sees an opportunity

Oct 9, 2023
According to PitchBook, there’s been nearly $1.2 billion invested in student loan management startups in the past year.
After not having to deal with student debt for more than three years, many people are feeling anxious about repayments.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

What should Ireland do with its budget surplus?

Oct 9, 2023
Ireland has a budget surplus of $10.9 billion, which has been driven by soaring corporate tax revenue from tech and pharmaceutical companies.
Above, a boarded-up property is pictured in Dublin. Some Irish residents see housing as a key area where a surplus in tax revenue could be put to use.
Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC