The consumer-finance startup CommonBond is doubling down on the education-debt market, which has been a pocket of tranquility in an otherwise volatile online lending sector.

The New York company said Tuesday that it is acquiring Gradible, a website where Americans who borrowed to pay for college can get advice about their options for repaying their debt.

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