Tagged: financial wellbeing

Swedish Fintech Dreams Appoints Stefan Krafft as VP of B2B Marketing

Swedish Fintech firm Dreams has appointed Stefan Krafft as its new VP of B2B Marketing to support the next phase of international expansion Dreams, the financial wellbeing platform and leader in engagement banking solutions, notes in a release shared with CI that Krafft will focus… Read More

Financial App Provider Updraft Secures £72M in Equity and Debit to Support UK Expansion

Updraft, the financial app provider, has confirmed its largest investment round, securing  £72 million in equity and debt, in order to support its expansion and assist more UK consumers on a  path to attaining financial independence. The investment round has been led by NatWest, which… Read More

Fintech Is Increasingly being Embedded where Financial Info, Money Is Involved: Report

Plaid and The Harris Poll have released a report, titled The Fintech Effect: Fintech’s Mass Adoption Moment. The report noted that as Fintech adoption approaches “parity” with traditional banking (95% of consumers are banked), it’s also become the main way that most consumers manage their… Read More

Online Marketplace Lender Prosper Reports that 67% of Loan Originations in Sept were Rated AA-B

Prosper, a marketplace lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, has shared its Performance Update Report for the month of September 2021. As noted in the report prepared by Haiyan Huang from Prosper, dated October 15,… Read More

EstateGuru Explains How to Quickly Move Loans of Investment Portfolios to Take Care of Unexpected Expenses

EstateGuru, a property-backed loan marketplace catering to retail investors, recently noted that they wanted to help users with moving loans out of their portfolio fast, so they can rebalance their  projected earnings, or withdraw their cash in times of crisis/emergency. The EstateGuru team writes in… Read More

80% of Consumers Say Earned Wage Access Is Vital to Financial, Emotional Wellbeing During COVID-19: Survey

A significant 92% of consumers given Earned Wage Access (EWA), a service that allows people to get paid as they earn, said that it helped them to settle bills on time, “avoid overdraft fees and payday loans, and become less dependent on credit cards –… Read More

Vivek Ravi from EstateGuru Is Focused on Low-Risk Investment Products, Accessible to Everyone for Achieving Financial Independence

Vtivek Ravi, Product Manager in the Risk and Compliance Department at EstateGuru, a property-backed loan marketplace catering to retail investors, joined the company at their Tallinn office around seven months ago. Vivek notes that his goal is to learn more about the overall risk and… 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

Earned Wage Access: Netspend Introduces Platform Allowing Workers to Get Paid Before Receiving Paycheck

As part of its increased B2B focus and overall business strategy, Netspend is introducing the Netspend Earned Wage Access platform and mobile app, which will enable companies to provide their workers with on-demand access to accrued wages or earnings that the employees have already earned… Read More

AI enhanced Credit Decision Platform Scienaptic AI Chosen by Cooperative Teachers Credit Union

Global AI-enhanced credit decision platform provider, Scienaptic AI, has revealed that Cooperative Teachers Credit Union (CTCU) has chosen its AI-based platform, allowing the credit union to make “stronger, faster” credit decisions and provide improved financial options for its members. As noted by Scienaptic AI‘s developers:… Read More

Financial Data Platform MX Partners Credit Union BECU to Offer Quick Save Feature via Mobile App

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MX, the financial data platform and recognized leader in “modern connectivity,” reveals that it has teamed up with BECU, which is one of the largest credit unions in the US. Through the partnership, the companies aim to offer a mobile app feature, called Quick Save,… 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

LOQBOX Partners with ClearScore to Assist UK Consumers with Establishing Good Credit History

Financial exclusion is negatively affecting billions of consumers across the globe, including the younger generations who do not have established credit histories. As the United Kingdom‘s economy tries to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, the nation’s lending platforms are expecting an increase in unsecured lending…. Read More

UK’s Creditspring, an FCA Regulated Consumer Credit Provider, Now Claims 50,000+ Members

UK-based Creditspring, the Financial Conduct Authority-regulated consumer credit solution provider, now claims around 50,000 members since it launched operations back in 2016. This is a key milestone for Creditspring, a company that aims to improve the financial wellbeing of 100,000 members by the end of… Read More

Walmart and Fintech Green Dot Reveal that Walmart MoneyCard Is Now Offered as Demand Deposit Account

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT) recently revealed that the Walmart MoneyCard that’s issued by Green Dot Bank is now being provided as a demand deposit account (DDA) – which may be better equipped to assist Walmart clients with saving more money and… Read More

Singapore based Digital Wealth and Savings App Hugo Secures $2M via Seed Round from 1982 Ventures, Others

Singapore-based Hugo, a digital wealth and savings app, recently revealed that they’ve acquired $2 million in capital via a seed round from 1982 Ventures, established family offices and angel investors. With the proceeds from its investment round, Hugo stated that it will be introducing additional… 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

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

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