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About bankrate.com: What we do

Bankrate, Inc. (the "Company") is an Internet consumer finance marketplace that owns and operates a portfolio of Internet-based personal finance channels including banking, investing, taxes and small business finance. Our flagship site, Bankrate.com, is the Webs leading aggregator of information on over 100 financial products including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees. Additionally, we provide financial applications and information to a network of distribution partners and also through national and state publications.

Bankrate.com provides the tools and information that can help consumers make the best financial decisions. We regularly survey approximately 4,800 financial institutions in all 50 states in order to provide the most current objective, unbiased rates on banking products such as mortgages, new and used auto loans, credit cards and more. Hundreds of print and online partner publications depend on Bankrate.com as the trusted source for financial rates and information.

Since our online debut in 1996, Bankrate.com has won numerous awards and accolades for its rate collection and distribution and original editorial content. In the first half of 2000 alone, such prestigious organizations as Forbes, Fortune, Yahoo!, Internet Life, Money and SmartMoney granted Bankrate "Best of the Web" status. Over two decades ago, we began as a print publisher of the newsletter "Bank Rate Monitor." Our rate tables provide at no cost to the consumer, a detailed list of lenders by market, and include relevant details to help consumers compare loan products. We continue to enhance our offerings in order to provide Bankrate.com users with the most complete experience. Features such as financial calculators and email newsletters allow users to interact with our site. Our new Rate Trend Index is a weekly poll of industry insiders designed to help consumers forecast interest rate trends.

We also broadened our offerings to include channels on investing, taxes, small business and financial advice. Each channel offers a unique look at its particular topic. Bankrate.com users can download state and federal forms from the Tax channel, obtain business tips from the Small Business channel and ask a financial expert questions on the Advice channel.

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