Tagged: financial wellbeing

Innovation and Ventures Division at Standard Chartered and Franklin Templeton Introduce Wealth, Health, Lifestyle Platform

The innovation and ventures division at Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) has teamed up with fund manager Franklin Templeton in order to introduce a “wealth, health and lifestyle” consumer platform for Singapore residents. Excited to announce our partnership with @FTI_Global to launch Autumn in SG, a… Read More

Financial Wellbeing: Dreams, an Engagement Banking Service, to Help Ukraine Consumers Become Better Savers

Dreams, a provider of behavioral and engagement banking services for large financial institutions, has introduced its financial wellbeing platform with assistance from Ukraine’s commercial bank UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group. Dreams’ financial wellbeing platform has been integrated into UKRSIBBANK’s mobile banking app, allowing its 2 million… Read More

Fintech TrueAccord Reveals that CEO Ohad Samet Joins California Dept of Financial Protection and Innovation

TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health,” recently revealed that Ohad Samet, CEO and Co-founder of TrueAccord Group, has been named to the inaugural debt collection advisory committee of the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation… Read More

UK FCA Shares Plans for New Consumer Duty, Will Aim to Offer Greater Consumer Protection for Retail Financial Markets

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has shared plans for a new Consumer Duty, which will aim to provide a greater level of consumer protection for retail financial markets for companies to follow. UK companies are currently required to adhere to FCA guidelines and various… Read More

UK Fintech Freetrade Survey Reveals that Brits Struggled with Financial Literacy Questions on ISAs, Retirement Planning

A recent research study has found that a lack of proper financial education has left consumers across the UK a bit confused with how to manage their funds. The study reveals that UK residents may be dealing with detrimental effects on their confidence, mental well-being… Read More

UK’s Lendable Provides $15M Secured Loan to Uploan, a Philippines based Salary linked Financial Services Provider

Philippines-based Uploan, an established provider of salary-linked financial services, has reportedly acquired a senior secured loan of $15 million from UK’s Lendable, a provider of debt to Fintech firms in emerging or developing markets. The long-term facility should help Uploan with expanding its existing loan… Read More

Australian Comparison Site Finder Confirms Acquisition of the GoBear Brand as Part of Global Expansion Strategy

Finder, a Fintech firm established in Australia back in 2006, has reportedy acquired the GoBear brand as it focuses on its international expansion plans. Now live in many different countries and serving over 10 million consumers globally each month, Finder is one of the world’s… 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

Dayra, an Egyptian Credit Solutions Fintech for Gig Workers, Secures $3M in Funding, Joins Y Combinator

Egyptian Fintech firm Dayra has reportedly joined Y Combinator and has also acquired $3M in pre-seed funding. Dayra is a Cairo-headquartered Fintech company offering modern financial services to the nation’s unbanked gig economy workers and micro-businesses. Darya has reportedly joined Y Combinator’s Winter 21 batch,… 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

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

TrueAccord, Creator of Debt Payments Negotiation Software, Reveals it Hired 146 Professionals in 2020, Appoints New Chief People Officer

Kansas-based TrueAccord, a Fintech firm that has created special software that allows financial institutions to negotiate debt payments with borrowers, announced earlier this month that they welcomed Courtney Graham, former Chief People Officer of Four Winds Interactive, to their team. Courtney Graham has been appointed… 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

Abaka, which Improves Financial Wellbeing by Offering AI enhanced Financial Advice, Explains how to Better Understand Customer Behavior

London-based Abaka, which improves financial wellbeing by offering affordable financial advice powered by artificial intelligence (AI), notes that companies across different categories and markets aim to deliver the appropriate messages to their target clients, at the best time, using the most engaging channels. Traditional approaches… 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

P2P Lending Platform Blend Network Investor Says Housing or Real Estate is Really Important to UK Economy and for Financial Well-Being

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, recently shared comments and feedback from one of their lenders. UK-based Blend Network notes that a platform lender (investor) “Maria,” has spent most of her career working in management roles and… Read More

Seattle based Fintech Secure to Help Employers with Offering Financial Wellness Benefits to Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial burden for millions of workers throughout the US as many people have lost their jobs or may not be earning as much due to reduced hours or pay. The Coronavirus crisis has also affected the firms that people… Read More

Polish Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which helps Employees Maintain Financial Wellbeing, has been Issued Small Payment Institution License

Polish-British Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which helps employees maintain financial well-being, has been issued a small payment institution license. The company said that the new permit should allow it to make Symmetrical-backed salaries “even faster, more flexible, and empowering.” Currently, there are 69 different small payment institutions… Read More

Fintech Harvest to Offer AI and Machine Learning enhanced Financial Wellness Reports

US-based Fintech firm Harvest is reportedly planning to transform the existing credit scoring systems. Like many other Fintechs, Harvest will be using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to offer clients a dynamic view of their financial profile. This should help people with… Read More

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