Tagged: personal finance

Crédito Agrícola Group Teams Up with Meniga to Become first Portuguese Bank to Enable Clients to Track Carbon Footprint

Meniga, the leader in personal finance banking solutions, has teamed up with the Portuguese national financial group, Crédito Agrícola Group, in order to introduce its green banking solution, ‘Carbon Insight’ in Portugal. Meniga’s ‘Carbon Insight’ – which becomes the first bank-based carbon footprinting solution to… Read More

WealthKernel, the Wealthtech Platform of Digital Investment Solutions, Partners with Topia to Promote Financial Independence

WealthKernel, the Wealthtech platform of digital investment solutions, reveals that it has teamed up with Topia, a UK-headquartered app provider that aims to empower Millennials who want to reach financial freedom and retire early. Through the partnership, Topia will be using WealthKernel’s investing API and… Read More

Personal Finance Products Firm Crediverso to Effectively Serve Hispanic Consumers in the US

Crediverso, the Hispanic-owned personal finance products firm, reveals that it has introduced a bilingual platform and a financial products marketplace tool “to serve the 62M+ Hispanic consumers in the U.S., who are 2-3x more likely to be underbanked than the rest of the population,” according… Read More

Money Management: MX Partners Goalry to Help Clients Take Control of Managing their Finances

MX, the financial data platform and leader in modern connectivity, reveals that it’s assisting Goalry, a finance platform and “virtual goal mall,” with enabling its clients to take control of managing their finances. With MX‘s data platform to power its comprehensive solution, Goalry clients may… Read More

Crypto Survey Reveals that 67% of Singapore Investors who Own Personal Investment Products Now Hold Digital Assets

The team at digital asset firm Gemini has released their Singapore market report, which reveals that the COVID-19 crisis led to two-thirds of investors in the Southeast Asian country to increase their cryptocurrency holdings. As noted by Gemini: “Today (August 14, 2021), we are excited… Read More

Dubai’s Personal Finance and Investment Platform Sarwa Secures $15M via Series B from Mubadala, 500 Startups, Others

Dubai-headquartered personal finance and investment platform Sarwa has acquired $15 million in capital through a Series B round. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investment company Mubadala Investment Company has led Sarwa’s latest investment round. Other investors that made contributions include 500 Startups, KIPCO, Shorooq Partners, MEVP, DIFC,… Read More

Softbank Vision Fund 2 Leads Fintech M1 Finance’s $150M Round, Company Now Valued at $1.45B

Brian Barnes, the Founder and CEO at M1 Finance, notes that he’s pleased to confirm the company’s $150 million Series E round, led by Softbank’s Vision Fund 2 along with participation from existing investors. M1 Finance‘s latest investment round brings the company’s valuation to $1.45… 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

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

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