How We Make Money

The Nerds strive to provide consumers with transparency and in that spirit, we would like to share how we make money. Some of the financial institutions with products on our site may pay us a referral fee when customers get approved for certain products.

When you click to apply for those products through our site, we may receive compensation from the company that issues that product. This compensation enables us to maintain our growing database of financial products, many of which we don’t receive compensation for. It also helps us support our Nerds who research and stay up-to-date on the latest news and offerings for you.

The analysis and opinions on our site are those of NerdWallet’s Nerds and follow our guidelines to ensure editorial integrity. We believe you are entitled to fair and accurate information. One of our most sacred corporate values is “Consumer, Company, Team, Self” – meaning we put the consumer first.

While we try to feature as many financial products on our site as we can maintain (7,000+ and counting!), we recognize that our site does not feature every product available on the market.

We appreciate your trust in using our site for information and using our links to apply for products. We strive to be transparent about which products we receive compensation for.

Please see below for a list of some of the financial institutions that we are partners with:

  • American Express

  • Bank of America

  • Barclaycard

  • Capital One

  • J.P. Morgan Chase

  • Citibank

  • Discover

  • U.S. Bank