Sameh Elamawy

Sameh Elamawy

Sameh Elamawy is the co-founder and CEO of Scratch, a San Francisco, California-based loan servicing company. Elamawy serves on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

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November 27, 2018
by Sameh Elamawy
Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology ... Read More

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology developed in Silicon Valley has changed almost every part of the average American’s life. But we haven’t disrupted... Read More

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