Bills.com (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Bills.com is a US-based web site providing financial planning tools and financial services for individuals. Topics include credit card, insurance, debt relief, mortgage loan, student loan and various other consumer lending products.[1]

As of 2010, the company behind Bills.com employs approximately 600 people and has an annual revenue of $106 million. At that time Bills.com was ranked number 10 on Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Financial Services Companies list.[citation needed]

Bills.com Domain Name History

In December 2005, before becoming a consumer website for credit and debt education, the Bills.com domain name was acquired by Freedom Financial Network for $950,000.[2] This sale was the second most expensive for a single domain name in 2005,[citation needed] and the price paid was for the domain name alone, not for any underlying business. Today, Bills.com is still listed as one of the top 25 all-time most expensive domain names.[citation needed]

Consumer Education

The website features a section called Ask Bill, which allows users to ask financial questions directly to experts in financial fields.[1]

In 2011, Bills.com teamed up with Experian to offer a new service called DebtCoach. DebtCoach pulls credit reports for consumers and organizes all of their debt and recommends options to eliminate debt. The recommendations it makes are based on a comparison of the total costs of each debt elimination method.[citation needed]

Awards and Recognition

  • Entrepreneur magazine names Bills.com #3 in the Hot 100, fastest growing companies in America.[3]
  • com is No. 17 on Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Financial Services Companies list for the year 2008.[4]
  • com Founders named to 40 Under 40 list in Silicon Valley.[5]
  • Recipient for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award in Northern California.[6]
  • com is No. 10 on Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Financial Services Companies list for the year 2009.[7]
  • com is No. 8 amongst Silicon Valley’s 70 fastest-growing privately held companies.[8]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:ab “About Us – Simple Money Help from Bills.com”. Bills.com. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^“Payment Data closes on sale of bills.com domain name”. 6 December 2005. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. ^“Entrepreneur magazine”. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  4. ^“Inc. 500 2008”. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  5. ^“Silicon Valley Business Times article on 40 Under 40 award recipients”. 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  6. ^“Reuters article on Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 award recipients”. 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  7. ^“Inc. 500 2009”. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  8. ^“FastPrivate 2009 Awards”. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-10-26.

 

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