Brendan Harkness

Brendan Harkness

Expertise: Credit Cards, Credit Education, Loans, Banking
Title: Associate Finance Editor, Performance Marketing
Education: Cognitive Science B.A., SUNY Oswego
Location: Syracuse, New York


  • Associate Finance Editor at The Balance
  • 8+ years’ experience editing content for financial and business publications
  • Expertise in credit cards, credit education, loans, banking


Brendan has been writing and editing content for nearly a decade, with a recent focus on finance, credit cards, and banking.

Before joining The Balance as a finance editor for product reviews, Brendan was an editor at Credit Card Insider, where he wrote and managed content about credit cards, credit advice, and related topics. He has worked in similar capacities for a variety of websites, including HeroX, a crowdsourcing platform for innovators around the world.

Brendan enjoys rock climbing, running, and board games.


Brendan has a B.A. in cognitive science from SUNY Oswego.

About The Balance

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