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Fintech startup EduFi secures $6.1m led by Zayn VC to launch student loans with Study Now Pay Later - Yahoo Finance

Last updated Friday, November 10, 2023 11:02 ET

EduFi launches the first-ever digital student loan platform in Pakistan, on a mission to empower more students to achieve their academic pursuits.
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Education is a lever of economic growth and social development in any country but poor quality state school provision often drives many families to fee-paying schools. Helping these families manage the financial challenges of school fees, EduFi is today announcing a $6.1m funding round for its Study Now, Pay Later lending platform. It has launched in Pakistan, a country where 40% of students are attending a fee-paying school and spending over $14 billion for their education every year.
The pre-seed funding round was led by Zayn VC with participation from Palm Drive Capital, Deem Ventures Ltd, Q Business, Abhi, Adalfi, Techlogix and other angel investors. EduFi is a fintech platform and mobile app that enables students to secure loans for their school fees. EduFi works with liquidity providers and schools to drive successful student loans. The platform is underpinned by a proprietary education sector focused credit scoring model using advanced machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence.
Aleena Nadeem, Founder & CEO of EduFi commented: “We conceived and built this product to serve markets that have low credit penetration. Pakistan presented an ideal opportunity to launch because the need is the greatest and we had a first-mover advantage. Firstly, banks don’t offer student loans,...

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