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Fintech startup Study Loans appoints Havas Melbourne

Private student loan platform, Study Loans has appointed Havas Melbourne following a competitive pitch process, the agency has announced.

Havas will supply the fintech with strategy, creative, media planning and buying services following the startup’s recent announcement of securing a $50 million debt facility to fast-track its move into Australia’s student loans market.

The Melbourne-based company provides prospective students a new way of paying for education with a transparent fee structure under a pay-as-you-go loan model. The company was established in 2017 in response to the Federal Government’s cuts in post high school education funding and is Australia’s first private, dedicated provider of student loans.

CEO at Study Loans, Brett Shanley, said he was excited to appoint the Havas Melbourne team. “The Havas team in Melbourne just got us. They took time to understand our service and what we stand for and their passion and creativity were evident throughout the pitch process. We’re excited to be working with their team on a number of new projects for our business.”

Havas Melbourne Group Managing Director, Matt Houltham, added, “Brett and his team have created a service that helps people further their education who are not supported by government funding and it does it in a fair and transparent fashion. The burden of education debt has never been so high, for individuals or the country, so we are very excited to be helping Study Loans shake up the education finance sector whilst helping people reach their potential.”

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