Tagged: financial literacy

Timberland Bank Teams Up with Plinqit via Jack Henry’s Digital Banking Platform

Timberland Bank has partnered with Plinqit, which claims to be the only savings platform of its kind that pays users for learning about personal finances, “to give customers a simple, easy way to save and plan for future financial needs.” With over $1.8 billion in… Read More

Jack Henry and Array to Improve Consumers’ Financial Health

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: JKHY) recently announced that Array’s credit management services, identity protection tools, and offers engine will be integrated into the Banno Digital PlatformTM, “offering consumers personalized credit and financial insights through their trusted financial institutions.” Array has leveraged the Banno… Read More

Fintech Greenlight Announces Credit Card for Parents, 3% Cash Back to Auto-Invest

Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc., the Fintech firm on a mission to help parents raise financially-smart kids, recently announced the Greenlight Family Cash Mastercard, a credit card designed “to help parents save for their kids’ college and family’s future.” The Family Cash Card is the “first… Read More

UK’s Metro Bank Pledges Support for Improving Literacy

Metro Bank is reportedly one of the signatory companies “pledging support for the National Literacy Trust’s Vision for Literacy Business Pledge.” Poor adult literacy skills mean that one in seven adults in England “have the reading skills of a nine to eleven year old.” Poor… Read More

Savings Platform Plinqit Appoints Peter Petras as Head of Sales, Partnerships

Plinqit, the “only” savings platform of its kind that pays users for learning about personal finances, has appointed Peter Petras as VP, Sales & Partnerships. Petras’ addition “follows the company’s significant growth as consumer demand accelerates.” Petras joins Plinqit with more than 20 years of… Read More

Plinqit, the Savings Platform Paying Users for Learning About Personal Finances, Announces New Integration

Plinqit, the “only” savings platform of its kind that pays users for learning about personal finances, revealed that its platform is now accessible via  Jack Henry’s (NASDAQ: JKHY) Banno Digital Platform. As noted in the update, Plinqit integrated to Jack Henry “using the Banno Digital… Read More

Paperwork Welcomes $2.5M in Seed Funding From AARP-Led Group

Paperwork, a financial wellness company that helps people organize and manage their financial lives, recently announced it has closed $2.5 million in seed funding in a raise led by Kickstart Fund with participation from Launchpad Capital, AARP, StartUp Mavericks, and unnamed angel investors. The funds will be… Read More

Pencilton Launches Teen-Focused Debit and Travel Card

Pencilton, a teen-focused Fintech startup based in India, recently launched PencilCard, a debit card that is compliant with National Common Mobility Card standards. It has been launched in partnership with Transcorp. The National Common Mobility Card was developed by India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban… Read More

Revolut Junior Clients in the UK, EEA May Use Google Pay for Seamless Transactions

Digital bank Revolut, the provider of a financial Super App with over 18 million customers globally, revealed that it will bring Google Pay to Revolut Junior clients across the United Kingdom and EEA. Revolut says it added support for Google Pay after getting feedback during… Read More

UAE’s Smart Money Management App, Edfundo, Makes Several Key Appointments

Edfundo, the transformative smart money management app for kids and teens living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed industry specialists to its advisory board. Joining the board are Saudi-headquartered Fintech & Business Development specialist Saleh AlHammad, UK‘s Finance & Emerging Payments professional David… Read More

Fintech Firm GoHenry Introduces Direct Deposit for Working Teenagers

GoHenry, a debit card and financial education app designed for children ages 6-18, announced earlier this week a direct deposit feature for “working teenagers.” The addition of this workforce payment feature “allows teens 14 and older to have their paychecks deposited directly into their GoHenry… Read More

Canadian Fintech Borrowell Celebrates Financial Literacy Month, 2M Customers

Canadian fintech Borrowell announced this week that more than two million Canadians are now members of its platform. This announcement comes during Financial Literacy Month in Canada, as Borrowell continues its mission to educate and empower consumers to take control of their financial health. “At… Read More

Oportun, Digit Celebrate $213 Million Acquisition

Oportun a consumer credit Fintech, today announced that it has agreed to acquire neobank Digit, a platform that provides automated savings, investing, and banking tools. By adding Digit Oportun will further expand its A.I. and digital capabilities. “This is a transformational deal that will expand… Read More

Greenlight Financial Technology Introduces Investing For Parents, an Intuitive Way to Invest for Kids’ Futures

Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc., the Fintech firm on a mission to “shine a light on the world of money for families,” has introduced Investing for Parents, which is described as a new educational investing platform “designed for parents.” As mentioned in a release, Investing for… Read More

Mastercard and Grab to Bring Digital Upskilling to Informal Workers, Small Businesses in SE Asia

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Grab, which is Southeast Asia’s leading “Super App” provider, announced on October 14, 2021, a regional partnership to support digital and financial inclusion in the region. This partnership will aim to offer millions of informal workers and small businesses on the… Read More

Teen Fintech Copper Banking Finalizes Seed Round to Expand Business Operations

Teenagers can be quite the experts when it comes to spending money. The problem is, many never really learn how to save their money, manage it effectively, and make it grow over an extended period of time. A third or over 30% of US teenagers… Read More

Amir Hemmat: CEO at Welcome Tech Explains How His Firm Assists Hispanic Population with Accessing Financial Services

Immigrants have been neglected by traditional banking and financial institutions. Our financial systems and related practices have been developed for a consumer who has been raised in the US or has a considerable amount of financial knowledge. Our systems tend to make many assumptions as… Read More

Goldex, a Multi-Dealer Marketplace for Physical Gold, Introduces Academy to Democratize Financial Literacy Around Gold

Goldex, a multi-dealer marketplace for allocated physical gold, reveals that it has introduced a free-of-cost online academy to “democratize” financial literacy around gold. Goldex Academy will be hosting a “dedicated” vault of informative content with insights on how to go about making investments in gold…. Read More

LendingClub Financial Health Officer Anuk Nayar Reports that No US Region Is Immune to Falling into Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC), the parent firm of LendingClub Bank, the leading digital marketplace bank in the US, has shared key findings from its second Reality Check: Paycheck-To-Paycheck research series. The first report revealed that most US residents (54%) are living paycheck-to-paycheck; this second August… Read More

Fintech Stash, a Subscription Platform for Building Wealth, Acquires PayGrade, a Financial Literacy App for Students

Stash, the subscription platform that aims to empower middle-class America to build wealth via innovative investing and banking products, has acquired PayGrade, a financial literacy platform assisting students with adopting healthy financial habits. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the addition of PayGrade… Read More

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