Tagged: financial management

Swiss Wealth Management Group Julius Baer Introduces Digital Advisory Suite for Asian Markets

Swiss wealth management group Julius Baer has introduced its Digital Advisory Suite (DiAS) in Asian markets. The DIAS soluton aims to simplify the regulatory compliance process for relationship managers, allowing them to provide compliant advice to their customers. The suite serves as a “fully-integrated” solution…. Read More

Robo Advisory Services in Singapore and Southeast Asia are Increasingly Being Used to Strategically Manage Investment Portfolios: Report

Robo-advisory services in Southeast Asian countries like Singapore are increasingly being used for managing finances and investments. Robo advisors were introduced around 2008, which was when the world was dealing with the global financial crisis. Over the years, digital transformation and the emergence of new… Read More

Betterment Introduces FDIC Insured Joint Checking Account for Clients Looking to Effectively Manage Shared Recurring Expenses

Betterment, the largest independent online financial advisor, recently launched an FDIC-insured Joint Checking account with several new features designed to help you and your partner “make the most of your money.” As mentioned in a note shared with CI, Betterment’s Joint Checking account is “for… Read More

Rashelle Salimi from Wealth Management Tech Platform Addepar Discusses Key Industry Trends with Women Fintech Execs

Wealth management tech platform Addepar published a blog post on March 31, 2021, noting that it was Women’s History Month, when they look forward to celebrating the impressive accomplishments of women in “every avenue of business, government and our communities.” At Addepar, they feel privileged… Read More

Claire Davidson from Banking Challenger Branch Explains how Earned Wage Access Services can Improve Workers’ Financial Wellbeing

Claire Davidson from banking challenger Branch notes that during the past year, healthcare workers have had to deal with both mental and physical challenges “like none other.” This may have included risking their own lives during the COVID-19 pandemic to mental and emotional stress and… Read More

Real Estate: Insurtech Lemonade Shares Strategies for Making Well-Planned Down Payments on Properties

Insurtech firm Lemonade has shared some important information regarding making down payments on properties. Team Lemonade (NYSE:LMND) writes in a blog post that when someone says they are “saving up” for a home, what they’re “really doing is saving up for a down payment.” The… Read More

Expense Management Fintech Divvy Confirms it Supports Small Businesses with Better Financial Tools and Budget Controls

Divvy, a modern payment and expense management platform for businesses, which notably secured $165 million through its Series D funding round, has published a blog post that looks into how small businesses can settle their tax payments. Divvy confirms in its blog post that the… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Reports 81% Originations Rated AA-B, Avg Loan Size was $13k, Avg Borrower Income $103k for Feb 2021

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, recently shared their performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for the month of February 2021. Key highlights from the report are as follows: In February 2021,… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Revolut Explains How to Get Your Spending Under Control with Custom Cycles Feature

Digital banking challenger Revolut confirms that Spring is in the air and it’s “giving us life!” Revolut writes in a blog post that it has been hard at work on its latest updates for clients, and it’s hoping they “put a spring in your step… Read More

LendingClub Shares Financial Management Tips, Explains how to Build Emergency Fund and how to Apply for Personal Loans

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) notes that if you’ve been struggling to make ends meet, then you are definitely not alone. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 30 million US residents are still facing unemployment, which has compounded existing struggles for workers who may have been living paycheck-to-paycheck… Read More

Asian Fintech WeLab Finalizes $75M Series C-1 Funding Round led by Allianz X

WeLab, an established Asian Fintech firm, has finalized its Series C-1 $75 million funding round, which was led by Allianz X. Allianz X is the digital investment division of Germany’s Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest insurance service providers and fund managers. Since launching… Read More

Egyptian Salary Advance Fintech NowPay Signs MoU with Export Development Bank of Egypt

Egypt’s Fintech firm NowPay, which offers financial wellness solutions, has entered into an MoU with the Export Development Bank of Egypt (EBE). Established in 2019, NowPay has been launched to help reduce workers’ financial stress by improving the key pillars of financial wellness for employees:… Read More

US and Asian Wealth Management Professionals Discuss Financial Planning and Effective Use of Robo-Advisory Services

When discussing wealth management strategies and how Fintech solutions can help investors better manage their portfolios, analysts often talk about how to create new wealth. They may discuss goal setting, risk profile management, and investment management. Dr. Sekar Jaganathan, Director of Digital Strategy at Kenanga… Read More

Mexico’s Salary Advance Fintech Startup Minu Secures $14M in Capital via Series A Round to Enhance Product Offering

Mexico’s salary advance startup Minu has secured $14 million in capital through a Series A funding round. Minu’s investment round was led by FinTech Collective along with contributions from VEF, XYZ Ventures, and FJ Labs. DocuSign founder Tom Gonser and Gusto CFO Mike Dinsdale took… Read More

US Fintech Unicorn MX Technologies Reveals that Financial Wellness Is Now Special Focus Area for Financial Service Providers

US-based Fintech firm MX Technologies, which recently secured $300 million through a Series C funding round and quadrupled its valuation to $1.9 billion, notes that financial wellness is now a special focus area for financial institutions, Fintech companies, and consumers as well. MX, which has… Read More

LendingClub Money Management Update Reveals that 70% of Individuals have Admitted “Hiding” Some Type of Debt from Partners

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) notes that married couples who manage their finances together are (usually) more likely to say they’re in “a happy, stable partnership,” according to a research study carried out by the University of Arizona. However, a LendingClub member survey has revealed that almost 70%… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger 86 400 Reveals that 74% of Aussies Admit to having Disagreements About Money Management with Partners

Digital banking challenger 86 400 reveals that almost three-quarters (74%) of Aussies “admit to having disagreements” regarding money matters with their partner. This, according to a recent survey from 86 400, which claims to be Australia’s first “smartbank.” The survey, which had been released in… Read More

30% of Americans Say COVID-19 has Negatively Affected their Financial Wellbeing, About the Same Number Blaming 2008 Housing Crisis: Survey

A recent SWNS research study has revealed that 40% of US-based consumers under the age of 40 are not optimistic that they’ll be able to succeed in achieving their financial goals. The study of 2,000 Americans (between the ages of 18–40) found that around 58%… Read More

Fintech Professionals Share Coping Strategies for Financial Stress and Anxiety in Post COVID World, Reveal Serious Mental Health Issues

The team at UK challenger bank Starling notes that it may be argued that “financial anxiety” is a by-product of the way that we respond to a particular situation, and not necessarily a result of the actual situation. Starling says that focusing more on what… Read More

Personal Finance Survey Reveals that 67% of Individuals Trust Robots More than Humans to Manage their Investments

We’ve been trusting robots to manage money more than we “trust” ourselves, according to a recent study from Oracle and personal finance specialist Farnoosh Torabi. The global survey of over 9,000 individuals across 14 different countries revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has “increased finance-related stress… Read More

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