ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Iontuition, Inc., the leading education-fintech company, has been named a Best in Biz Silver Winner for the Most Innovative Small Company of 2015. The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program that recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts.
Student borrowers and their families use iontuition.com to take control of their education finances by managing and understanding their student loans as well as improving their financial literacy.
"We are honored to receive the Silver Best in Biz Award for Most Innovative Company," said Michael Wielgus, Senior Vice President of Iontuition, Inc. "The award solidifies our efforts to provide students with a meaningful product they can use to effectively manage their loans."
The fifth annual program in North America boasted the highest number of submissions to date. More than 600 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.
Other winners include American Express, Vonage, Fidelity Investments, PayPal, and Compare.com.
"I'm honored to be a returning judge for the 2015 Best in Biz Awards," said Nicole Taylor, Business News Daily, serving on the judging panel in her second Best in Biz Awards. "The entrants in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category truly understand what it means to bring something new and different to the table in a world where most companies just piggyback off something someone else has done."
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2015 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 46 judges from recognized news, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels from years 2011 – 2014, this year's judging panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group. The panel included ABC, Bloomberg Businessweek, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, Fast Company, Forbes, Motley Fool, and Wired contributors among other publications.
The iontuition portal gives students, employees, and their families an up-to-date view of student loans across their federal servicers and private lenders so they can monitor and manage their loans through one portal. A built-in college search engine helps users achieve ROI on their higher education by matching them to their best fit college based on tuition and future earnings. Core features include access to expert student loan counselors via chat and phone, financial literacy content, and a monitoring service that keeps users aware of critical changes to their loans via email, text, and mobile app alerts. Learn more at iontuition.com.
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