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Hanneh Bareham

  • Credit cards
  • Student loans
  • Personal loans
  • Home equity loans
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

About the Author

Hanneh Bareham is the loans reporter for Bankrate. She specializes in everything you need to know about student and personal loans; from how current legislation impacts the cost of borrowing to the basics of debt relief, Hanneh is passionate about it all. 

Her desire to empower borrowers comes from her own experiences as a recent college graduate managing her finances during a tumultuous economic climate. She aims to help others reach their goals through a better understanding of macroeconomic trends. 

When she's not checking her repayment strategies with a student loan calculator, you'll find Hanneh reading, baking and trying to find the best cup of coffee on the East Coast.


Hanneh started covering student loans at the peak of the presidential election, when student loans were a widely discussed topic. She quickly began covering the Biden administration's impact on student loans, where she gained a passion for economic legislation and policy.


Hanneh has been a personal finance writer with Bankrate since 2020, where she started out as a credit cards reporter before transitioning into the role of student loans reporter. She now is the loans reporter, widening her scope across multiple forms of consumer lending. 

She has been featured in multiple national and regional media outlets, including Yahoo!, CNBC, Business Insider, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times and more.

In the media

You have a world of options at your fingertips when it comes to paying down your student loans. Knowing what they are is the key to becoming debt-free.

— Hanneh Bareham

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