Tagged: money management

US based Digital Bank Chime Introduces Credit Builder, a Visa Credit Card that Works like a Debit Card, Only letting Users Spend Funds Available in their Accounts

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. has introduced a credit card, called Credit Builder, which aims to work somewhat like a regular debit card by allowing users to spend only the funds that are currently in their accounts. The Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card… Read More

Polish-British Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which Helps Employees Maintain Financial Wellbeing, Secures $6.3 Million in Seed Funding

Polish-British Fintech firm Symmetrical.ai, which provides “salary on-demand” services and other products to help people manage their finances, has secured €5.6 million (appr. $6.3 million) in seed funding, in order to bring “ethical” finance to employees. Maintaining financial wellbeing by effectively managing one’s finances remains… Read More

California Fintech Even to Help Workers Achieve Financial Wellbeing, Secures Investments from PayPal, Valar Ventures, Others

Oakland, California based Fintech firm Even aims to improve the financial wellbeing of workers and also wants to help people become better money managers. PayPal Ventures, Valar Ventures, Founders Fund, and Marc Benioff have recently made investments in Even. Even claims it’s the only Fintech… Read More

UK Fintech StorkCard, which Helps Parents Manage Child Care Costs, Now Supports Apple and Google Pay

Bruce Pannaman, co-founder at StorkCard, a London-based financial services firm that says it’s pioneering “life-stage finance” and transforming the “relationship that parents have with money,” revealed that lockdowns imposed due to COVID-19 have “accelerated trends” around mobile payments.  Pannaman noted: “It’s estimated that over 30%… Read More

Cauldron Launches Child Money Management App Nestlums

  Cauldron, a UK-based experimental “arm of fintech revolutionaries,” has launched its new kids money management app, Nestlums. According to Cauldron, Nestlums offers modern money training for children through a unique, character-driven, ramified experience without connecting to a bank account or touching actual money. “Nestlums… Read More

Robo Advisors Industry Expected to Reach Nearly $1 Trillion Valuation this Year: Report

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BuyShares claims that the Robo Advisors sector is expected to reach a valuation of $987.4 billion this year, which represents a 19.3% increase in only a year. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “The last few months have witnessed a surge in the… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor that was Focused on Becoming a Digital Bank, Introduces Checking Account Features for its Cash Accounts

California-based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor that had been focused on becoming a digital bank, has revealed that its checking account features are now live for the Wealthfront Cash Account. In statements shared with Crowdfund Insider, Wealthfront’s management noted that they’re on track to deliver what… Read More

Samsung Partners With SoFi For Mobile-First Money Management Experience “Samsung Money By SoFi”

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with SoFi to launch Samsung Money by SoFi, a new mobile-first money management experience that brings a cash management account and accompanying Mastercard debit card along with exclusive benefits to Samsung Pay. According to… Read More

UK’s ITI Capital Launches Digital Wealth Management Solution to Help Investors Better Manage Finances Following COVID-19 Outbreak

UK-based financial services firm, ITI Capital, has introduced a digital wealth management solution for investors, which should help them better manage their finances, following the COVID-19 outbreak. ITI Capital said that its wealth management platform will provide detailed insights to users about their finances and… Read More

Singapore’s Silverlake Symmetri Becomes Distribution Partner of Swedish Fintech Dreams’ Savings and Investment Platform in Asia, Middle East

Stockholm-based Dreams is a Fintech firm that focuses on providing a consumer-based app to help people live sustainably by developing good savings habits. The company’s app and services aim to help users make better use of their income, make smart investments, pay off debts, and… Read More

AI Fintech LoanSnap Secures $10 Million in Capital from Chainsmokers’ MANTIS, Accerlator Ventures, Others

AI Fintech LoanSnap has secured $10 million in capital from Accelerator Ventures, Morado Ventures, MANTIS, True Ventures, and Work Play Ventures. MANTIS is notably a technology investment company established by Grammy award-winning band, The Chainsmokers. Existing investors Baseline, Liquid21, OVO, Virgin, and Thomvest also took… Read More

Micro Investment Mobile App Provider Stash Secures $112 Million in Capital via Round led by LendingTree

US-based Stash, the developer of a micro-investment mobile app, has acquired $112 million in capital through a Series F funding round that was led by LendingTree. Several other companies took part in Stash’s latest round, including Breyer Capital, Goodwater Capital, Greenspring Associates, Union Square Ventures… Read More

Indian Fintech StockEdge Is Offering “Unbiased” Financial Information to Improve Young Indian Investors’ Decision-Making Process

Kolkata-based Fintech firm StockEdge aims to help India’s residents, particularly the younger generations, with learning more about how to responsibly and effectively invest their money in stocks, bonds, funds, and various other financial instruments. As the world struggles to cope with the economic challenges created… Read More

gohenry, a Debit Card and Money Management App Provider for Kids, Reaches 1 Million Customers Globally

gohenry, the provider of a debit card and Fintech app with special parental controls for children between the ages of 6-18, has now surpassed the one million customer milestone. As noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Following years of accelerated growth since its… Read More

New Smart Money App Snoop to Help Consumers Better Manage their Finances During Coronavirus Crisis

Smart money app Snoop is launching its services, which aim to assist consumers with better managing their finances during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Established by Jayne-Anne Gadhia, a former executive at digital bank Virgin Money, the Snoop Fintech app leverages Open Banking standards and technology,… Read More

Australian Telecom Firm ZipTel to Acquire Fintech Firm Douugh Ltd

Australia-based ZipTel Ltd (ASX: ZIP), a local telecommunications firm that provides international roaming and various calling solutions, has committed to a binding agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Douugh Ltd. Douugh Ltd is a Fintech company that aims to use artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced… Read More

California-based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor, is Reportedly Inching Closer to Becoming a Digital Bank

Palo Alto-based Wealthfront, an automated investment service company with over $11.4 billion in assets under management, is reportedly getting closer to becoming a full-service digital bank. Wealthfront already provides most of the bank-like services including insured savings accounts. The “Cash Account” is offered by Wealthfront… Read More

M1 Finance, a Smart Money Management Solution Provider, Surpasses $1 Billion in Assets

M1 Finance, an established “smart” money management solution provider, revealed on February 26 that it has apparently exceeded $1 billion in total assets on its platform.  According to a press release, M1 achieved this milestone in less time from its official launch and with less… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Adds Molo, Underpinned, Paystream to its Business Marketplace with Over 100,000 Customers

The addition of Molo, UK’s first, all-digital mortgage lender, Underpinned, a career management platform for freelance workers, and accounting services provider Paystream to the Starling Business Marketplace will take the digital bank’s business integrations count to 14. The integrations aim to build on services that… Read More

Pixpay Aims to Allow Anyone At Least 10 Years Old to Open an Account, Use Debit Cards, and Manage Money

Paris-based Pixpay, a company (launched in January 2019) that aims to replace cash when parents give pocket money to their children, allows anyone at least 10 years old to open a Pixpay account, acquire a debit card, and start managing their allowance money. Although challenger… Read More

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