Tagged: personal finance

Australia’s Open Banking Fintech Frollo Introduces Real-Time Balance Checks with Siri for Budgeting App

Australia-based Frollo, the “purpose-driven” Fintech firm that offers financial management and Open Banking services, has introduced a new feature for its budgeting app that allows customers to check their real time balance with Siri and the firm’s Open Banking connections. Some common use-cases for voice… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Ualá has Issued Over 100,000 Debit Cards in Mexico, Just A Few Months After Launch

Less than 6 months after its launch in Mexico’s markets, the Argentina-based Fintech firm Ualá has managed to issue over 100,000 debit cards in the country. Ualá provides a user-friendly app and various tools for effectively managing personal finances. In a recent interview with El… 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

Digital Banking: Chime and Plaid are Leveraging ACH Payment Methods to Help Businesses Streamline Operations

Digital bank Chime notes that if you’ve ever tried to schedule an automatic bill payment from your bank account or received a direct deposit, then you may appreciate how convenient these transactions might be. We may be able to avoid many late fees if we… 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

Israeli Fintech PayKey Expands Mobile Keyboard System to Allow Clients to Easily Manage Investments, Apply for Loans

Israel-based Fintech firm PayKey has reportedly expanded its mobile keyboard system in order to allow bank clients to easily manage their investments and apply for loans from within any supported app. The PayKey team confirmed on February 2, 2021: “Today, we expanded our solution to… Read More

Personal Finance Professional Explains how 401(k) Plans, Robo-Advisors, Investment Apps can Help Grow Our Wealth

Erica Gellerman, a CPA, MBA, and personal finance expert, notes in a blog post published by Chime Financial Inc. (a US-based banking challenger valued at around $14.5 billion) that if you’re planning to grow your wealth or net worth, then investing can be “a smart… Read More

Fintech Apps for Budgeting are Actually Leading to Consumers Spending More Money Instead of Developing Good Savings Habits: Report

Research carried out by Think Forward Initiative and Eller College of Management, University of Arizona reveals that so-called budgeting apps are actually causing consumers to spend more money instead of helping them develop good savings habits. The design of a budgeting app usually involves showing… Read More

Many More Americans Now Consider a Digital Bank to be their Primary Account, Financial Literacy Specialist Reveals

Katana Dumont, who writes about personal finance and financial literacy topics, notes in blog post published by Chime Financial Inc., a US-based banking challenger valued at around $14.5 billion, that modern technology is shaking up or disrupting the finance industry in a major way. She… Read More

London’s AI enabled Money Management App Provider Cleo Secures $44M via Series B Round

After finalizing a $44 million investment round, UK’s AI-powered personal finance chatbot provider Cleo is asking its customers how it should spend its funds. Cleo’s round was led by EQT Ventures along with participation from existing investors such as Balderton Capital, LocalGlobe and SBI. Established… Read More

India’s MyMoneyMantra, a Physical and Digital Marketplace for Loans, has Helped Millions Navigate World of Personal Finance

Raj Khosla, the founder and MD at MyMoneyMantra (MMM), which claims to be India’s largest “phygital” (physical-digital) marketplace for loans and credit cards, says that his company has consistently earned substantial revenue since its inception in1989. Khosla began his loan distribution business over 30 years… Read More

San Francisco based Tally, a Personal Finance Management Firm, Hires Executives for Growing its Product and Marketing Operations

Tally, a company that assists borrowers with paying off their credit cards and managing their spending, recently recruited two executives with considerable experience in Fintech while working at Betterment and SoFi. The San Francisco-based firm has appointed Anthony Schrauth as Tally’s new VP of Product… Read More

Money Transfers via Fintech Platforms have Surged due to Increased Adoption of Digital Banking in the US: Report

The transactional value of the US Fintech market is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% over the forecast period of 2019-2024, according to a new report. The report from Industry Research states that Fintech is beginning to transform the… Read More

PensionBee’s Clare Reilly Says UK Residents have “Very Low Levels” of Financial Literacy, May Pay More Attention as Pension Savings Tank After COVID-19 Outbreak

Clare Reilly, head of corporate development at PensionBee, a London-based personal finance company, has noted that the present economic challenges and conditions could lead to individuals paying more attention to their retirement and pension plans. There’s been a significant decline in the amount saved in… Read More

World’s Highest-Valued Challenger Nubank to Introduce Annual Commission-Free Nu Credit Card in Mexico

Brazil-based neobank Nubank is reportedly planning to introduce an annual commission-free Nu credit card to customers in Mexico. There’s already a waitlist of 30,000 potential users, according to TechCrunch.  Mexico was notably the first major market that Nubank expanded to outside of its headquarters in… Read More

Personal Financial Platform Nummo to Now Offer Savings Account Access

Nummo, a personal financial management platform based in Switzerland, announced on Tuesday it is set to offer access to savings accounts through Deposit Solutions’ platform. “With the help of Deposit Solutions, Nummo will be going beyond the standard features of budgeting, retirement planning and debt… Read More

Wirex Now Offering XRP on Digital Money Platform & App

Wirex, a hybrid personal finance platform that merges blockchain tech and traditional finance, announced last week that users can buy, sell, exchange, and deposit XRP cryptocurrency using the Wirex mobile app. Founded in 2014, Wirex currently has 1.5 million customers in more than 120 countries… Read More

Online Personal Financial Management Service Money Dashboard Now Supporting Starling Bank

Money Dashboard, a UK-based online personal financial management service, announced on Tuesday it has added Starling Bank to its list of supported providers. According to Money Dashboard, Starling Bank is the first of many open banking powered connections that Money Dashboard will be adding in… Read More

AI Fintech Chatbox Plum Nears Seedrs Goal: Aiming to Make Saving Easier

Plum’s second crowdfunding raise on Seedrs is proving to be just as successful as its first £925K campaign. Plum, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot for personal finance, returned to Seedrs in late June seeking an additional £850,000 in funding. Funds from the latest Seedrs round will be used to… Read More

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