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Sep
2013

BET: American Money: Alternative Ways to Build Credit

More young people are staying away from credit cards these days, according to a new analysis from FICO, creator of the FICO credit score.

4

Sep
2013

CNBC Squawk on the Street: Building credit for a better economy

WilliamPaid's Jeff Golding visited CNBC this morning to share how to build credit with nontraditional payments, including rent.

23

Aug
2013

WilliamPaid and eCredable Use Rent Payments to Help Consumers Build Traditional Credit History

eCredable, an alternative credit reporting agency that helps consumers prove their creditworthiness to potential creditors, and WilliamPaid, a company that allows tenants to pay their rent with convenient and flexible online payment options, have teamed up to help more consumers benefit from making monthly rent payments on time.

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Aug
2013

MainSt.com: Here's an Unexpected Way to Build Credit One Month at a Time

Renters can now build their credit history by simply making their rent payments on time.

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Aug
2013

US News & World Report: 3 Ways to Build Credit – Without Using Credit Cards

Since 2011, Experian has included rent payments in consumers' credit histories. But it isn't automatic. If you want your rent payments to be included, you need to be proactive and opt in.

13

Aug
2013

MainSt.com: Student Loan Defaults: Be Careful Not to Make this Huge Mistake

Missing a payment by 30 days has a greater impact on your credit score if you are a recent graduate and don't have much credit established yet, said Jeff Golding, CEO of WilliamPaid.

8

Aug
2013

Debt.org: Unconventional Ways of Building, Improving Your Credit History

Chicago-based WilliamPaid is a payment processing company that makes automatic rent payments for renters. The company partnered with Experian in March to let users add their rent history to their credit reports to build credit.

17

Jul
2013

MarketWatch.com: Are You 'Credit Invisible'?

Efforts are underway to help those with little established credit, according to Jeff Golding, founder and CEO of WilliamPaid, an online rent payment portal. He joins Alisa Parenti in Money, Markets and More.

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Jul
2013

Lifehacker: Use Your Regular Rent Payments to Build Your Credit

We've talked about ways to build credit without a credit card before, but did you know that you can use your history as a tenant who faithfully pays the rent on time as a way to build your credit too?

16

Jul
2013

MoneyUnder30.com: Build Credit by Paying Rent

No longer do you have to go into debt to get a credit score. Two new services give renters a means to build credit by paying rent — no credit card required.

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Jul
2013

BusinessInsider.com: Build Up Your Credit Without Ever Using a Credit Card

Two of the three major credit bureaus, Experian and TransUnion, now accept rent payments for inclusion on your credit report. The payments must be uploaded by third-party service.

12

Jun
2013

Huffington Post: Slacking on Rent Payments Can Cost You More Than Late Fees

From a very young age many of us are taught the importance of being on time and that arriving late is a sign of disrespect.

30

Apr
2012

Next Step Realty & WilliamPaid Help Graduates Find Apartments and Build Credit

Next Step Realty and WilliamPaid today announced a partnership to help recent college graduates find their first apartments in New York City and build credit history while paying their rent online.

10

Apr
2013

Fox Business News: Pay Your Rent While Improving Your Credit History

FBN's Jeff Flock on how renters can improve their credit histories through new credit agency services.

21

Mar
2013

Chicago Tribune: The young and the creditless: Young adults eschew credit cards

Samantha Henderson has heard the horror stories of young people buried by too much debt. That's why the Edgewater student doesn't have a Visa or MasterCard, limiting herself to a debit card that she uses to withdraw cash for purchases.

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Mar
2013

Bloomberg: Plastic-Shy Young in U.S. Spur Move to New Credit Data

Charlie Frohne never wanted a Visa (V) or MasterCard (MA), afraid of incurring debts he couldn’t repay. As the 30-year-old searched for a Manhattan apartment, he found landlords treated his lack of a credit history as a liability.

18

Mar
2013

MyDailyFindChicago.com: Build a Credit History: Pay Your Rent with WilliamPaid

In cities like Chicago, New York City and San Francisco, the majority of the population rent apartments or homes due to the high price on local real estate. WilliamPaid is an online rent payment processor that makes it easy to pay for your Chicago apartment rental while building a credit history to eventually purchase a home.

4

Mar
2013

WGN: Your Money Matters: Tips for New Renters

When looking for an apartment, take a look outside – for transportation, convenience, etc. Currently areas close to "L" stops in Chicago are the trending as the most popular places to rent...

3

Mar
2013

Wall Street Journal: The Rent May Help Your Credit

Unpaid rent bills sent to some debt collectors will show up on credit reports. But now on-time payments can count, too.

26

Feb
2013

Experian Continues its Commitment to U.S. Renters by Expanding Options for Building Credit History Through On Time Rental Payments

Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that its RentBureau® business is making additional options available to renters through its collaboration with electronic payment processor WilliamPaid.

12

Dec
2012

ArtistDirect.com: Matisyahu Teams Up with WilliamPaid for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

WilliamPaid, a free, cutting-edge online rent payment service, has joined efforts with Matisyahu to contribute to New York's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the end of Hanukkah on December 16.

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Dec
2012

MatisyahuWorld.com: Stream and Donate

Our good friends at WilliamPaid have made a generous offer to help Matisyahu in the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. For every view of “Happy Hanukkah” on YouTube between now and the end of Hanukkah ...

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Dec
2012

AllAccess.com: WilliamPaid.com Donating to Sandy Relief for Views of Matisyahu Video

Online rent payment site WILLIAMPAID.COM is donating to the JEWISH FEDERATION OF NORTH AMERICA and the ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts for every night of HANUKKAH ...

15

Nov
2012

CreditCardGuide: Stalking the Monster Rewards Card Bonus

You just got approved for a rewards credit card with a $40,000 point sign-up bonus, only to discover that there's a slight hitch ...

1

Nov
2012

Rent Collection: What's the Best Way to Collect the Rent from Your Tenant?

When I decided to become a landlord, one of the areas that I gave the least amount of thought to was collecting rent.

22

Oct
2012

The Benefits of Paying Rent Online

If you have a rent to pay, then you certainly know how difficult this can be sometimes – you can run out of money right before payday, or you can simply forget to pay the rent. Either way, you will have to pay late fees and nobody likes that! Here you will find detailed information regarding WilliamPaid.com, as well as the main benefits of paying your rent online through this website.

18

Oct
2012

Does WilliamPaid Really Work?

WilliamPaid presents itself as a way for everyone to just get along when it comes time to pay the rent. This could be a solution to many fights between roommates, disputes with landlords, and a bunch of stress and headaches. It might even let you have a better relationship with the people you live with, since it creates an easy way for everyone to pay, and takes away a lot of lame excuses. But how well does this actually work, and are there any drawbacks to using it?

6

Sep
2012

WilliamPaid.com Partners with ZipZap, Inc. Giving Renters the Option to Pay Rent with Cash

In an effort to give the millions of cash-preferred consumers the option of paying their rent in cash, WilliamPaid.com, a leading site where tenants can pay rent online, today announced a partnership with ZipZap, Inc., a leading global cash transaction network.

29

Jun
2012

Realty Times: Landlord Success Tips

There are about 100 million renters in the United States renting from a marketplace that is dominated by landlords who own and operate 10 units or less.

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Jun
2012

Chicago Tribune: Website offers help with roommate relations

WilliamPaid.com, a site where tenants can pay rent online via credit card, debit card or bank account, now offers eight original songs that may be shared with roommates via email, Facebook or Twitter. Titles include "Your Boyfriend is a Freeloader" to "Clean it Up!" to something more positive, such as "I Love You Man!"

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Jun
2012

Chicago Tribune: WilliamPaid.com launches utility to collect rent payments online

WilliamPaid.com makes collecting rent simpler for landlords by allowing tenants to pay online via bank accounts or credit and debit cards.

29

Apr
2012

NBC5 Chicago: Weekend Web

New technology helps renters pay their rent online.

29

Apr
2012

A Guide to Splitting Rent With Roommates

A new financial service called Group Pay helps college roommates calculate the cost of shared living expenses.

12

Apr
2012

FOX31 - Denver -How renting can improve your credit score

If you thought that you had to be a homeowner to build your credit score, think again. Renters now also have a chance to haver their payments reported ...

12

Apr
2012

Crains Chicago: Entreprenuers in the Spotlight

How one firm wants to tap into a booming apartment market.

12

Apr
2012

The Daily Herald: 'Bill' Paid the Rent With Northbrook Site

Northbrook-based WilliamPaid.com is looking to move into larger offices this spring...

7

Mar
2012

Thrillist.com Features WilliamPaid as a Product They Like

28

Feb
2012

Crains: News of Fresh, New Startups in Chicago Features WilliamPaid

1

Oct
2011

Multi-Housing Professional Magazine: Renters Get Help, Boost Their Credit Score

New Websites will report your rent-payment history to the credit bureaus for a fee. Paying rent on time could lead to higher scores.

16

Nov
2010

Feldman Real Estate Inc. Selects WilliamPaid for Online Rent Payment Services

WilliamPaid today announced the selection by Feldman Real Estate Inc. of WilliamPaid as its exclusive provider of online rent payment solutions for its tenants.

1

Nov
2010

Rent Too Damn High? WilliamPaid CEO Provides Advice on Maximizing Your Rental Agreements

As housing foreclosures continue to rise and as mortgage financing is harder and harder to come by, more people are renting their homes rather than owning.

11

Oct
2010

M. Fishman & Co. Selects WilliamPaid for Online Rent Payment Services

Beginning today, tenants of M. Fishman & Co., a leading Chicago-based property manager of nearly 1,000 residential real estate units, will be able to pay their rent directly on the M. Fishman website using a credit card or bank account.

3

Sep
2010

ChicagoTribune.com | The good, the bad and the ugly in rental season

Squabbling with your roommates over whether each of them has forked over their share of the rent on time? Maybe you can acquire the services of a neutral bookkeeper.

30

Aug
2010

Chicagolandrealestateforum.com | Collegians: Pay Your Rent or Answer to WilliamPaid

WilliamPaid, an online rent payment and credit-building service, now offers GroupPay, a service that allows roommates to share, manage and pay their rent online, thereby eliminating typical rent collection issues.

24

Aug
2010

mybanktracker.com | First College Apartment? Cut Down on Stress With Group Pay

Remember your sophomore year of college when you moved out of the dorms and into your first apartment? The excitement of living with your best friends, making your own rules, and having your own space probably trumped the new responsibilities of paying rent, utilities and other expenses.

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Aug
2010

My College Guide | Save the drama mama for your mama: WilliamPaid keeps roommates talking

In a nutshell, we help renters & roommates collect, manage, and pay the rent online with more flexibility than they've ever had before – with a credit or debit card or direct debit from their bank account.

5

Aug
2010

WilliamPaid Challenge Helps Renters Tackle Student Loans

With student loan debt averaging $23,186 for graduates of four-year college and universities, according to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S. Department of Education, WilliamPaid has issued a challenge to renters and other student debt holders to reduce their student loans.

27

Jul
2010

Betterment.com | Product We Like: William Paid

One of the more frequent instances in which shaking down friends for money occurs is the oft-dreaded first-of-the-month: rent day. WilliamPaid has taken a page out of Billmonk's book, but they've narrowed their sights to offer services only pertaining to rent payment.

27

Jul
2010

WilliamPaid.com Survey Finds Most Renters Still Pay by Check

A recent survey conducted by WilliamPaid.com, an online rent payment and credit building resource, showed 71 percent of renters still write a paper check each month. With checks and other paper instruments reflecting only 37 percent of all consumer payments, according to the 2008 Survey of Consumer Payment Choice (CPC), rent appears to be the last holdout for the paper check.

29

Jun
2010

WilliamPaid's New Bill Verification Builds Credit Score With Past Payments

Nearly 50 million people in the U.S. have little or no credit rating on file with the Experian, Equifax and TransUnion bureaus, making it difficult – and even impossible – for companies to approve their applications when it comes time to lease an apartment or buy a car or even a home.

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May
2010

Walletpop.com | Roommate sites play matchmaker and pay bills

Schultz mentions Wepay.com, and I recommend Williampaid.com, as it builds good credit. Fresh out of college, you don't really have a credit history, so being able to build good credit just by paying your rent is a great idea.

25

Mar
2010

MHN | Multi-Housing News - New Site Provides Renters with Incentives to Pay Rent on Time

Chicago–Chasing residents who are always late in paying their rent is a time consuming affair; one that property managers are all too aware of. A new venture, WilliamPaid, is an online resource for renters and roommates, which provides them with incentives to pay rent on time. The name comes from Bill Paid.

8

Mar
2010

AOL | rentedspaces.com - New Site Offers Cash Back For Paying Rent Online

It's probably safe to say that majority of us find little satisfaction in paying our rent and begrudge the gaping hole in our bank account. But what if someone told you that by paying your rent online, you could simultaneously pay back your school loans?

8

Mar
2010

New Online Website Helps Renters Manage Rent Payment, Credit, Roommate Relationships | WilliamPaid Announces Free Rent Sweepstakes

WilliamPaid, the online renter and roommate resource, announces the sixth in a series of monthly sweepstakes. This month, one lucky winner will receive up to $1,000 from WilliamPaid to pay their rent.

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Feb
2010

WilliamPaid Announces 'Show Some Love, Get Some Green' Sweepstakes

WilliamPaid, the online renter and roommate resource, announces the fifth in a series of monthly sweepstakes. This month, three winners will receive up to $1,000 from WilliamPaid to pay their rent or another household expense.

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Dec
2009

WilliamPaid Announces the 'Make Your New Year's Resolution Stick' Sweepstakes | WilliamPaid Announces 'Your Expense at Our Expense' Giveaway

WilliamPaid, the online renter and roommate resource, announces the third in a series of monthly sweepstakes. This month, three winners will have a chosen expense paid by WilliamPaid, up to $1,000.

24

Nov
2009

WilliamPaid Announces First Three Winners of Free Rent Sweepstakes

WilliamPaid, the online renter and roommate resource, announces the first winners of its monthly Free Rent Sweepstakes that provides three winners with up to $1000 of free rent for a month.

1

Apr
2009

WilliamPaid Announces Founding Advisory Board

WilliamPaid, a new online resource for renters offering roommate relationship-building tools, cash-back renter rewards, and the means to build a reportable credit history simply by paying rent, today announced its founding advisory board.

13

Apr
2009

WilliamPaid Recommends Roommate Relationship Tips for MTV's College Life Cast Members

Today MTV premieres College Life, a new series documenting the daily lives, roommate relationship interactions, and academic successes of four University of Wisconsin - Madison students. According to Williampaid.com, a new online resource for renters, interactions with roommates can be tougher to deal with than any college course.

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Apr
2009

AOL Money - 8 Ways to Tidy Up Your Credit Score

WilliamPaid CEO, Evan Silverman, contributes credit score building tips to WalletPop.com.

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