Tagged: savings

Digital Bank N26 to Offer Up to 4% Interest on Deposits in New Markets

N26 has reportedly launched Instant Savings in 13 new markets, offering customers up to 4% interest on deposits. Digital bank N26 recently confirmed in a blog post “the launch of its Instant Savings accounts in a further 13 markets across Europe.” From now onwards, customers… Read More

UK Fintech Flagstone Reportedly Receives £108M Investment

Estancia Capital Partners LP is reportedly acquiring a minority stake in cash deposit platform Flagstone, so that it can provide more firepower to the UK startup’s line of savings products. Flagstone reportedly stated that the £108 million (appr. $139 million) investment from the private equity… Read More

Smart Pension Reports £5 Billion in UK AUM

‍Smart Pension, one of the UK’s workplace pension providers, has announced that its master trusts have reached £5 billion in Assets Under Management (AUM). Smart Pension, which operates the Smart Pension Master Trust, says it “serves over 1.4 million members and more than 70,000 employers… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Promotes the Benefits of Savers Switching to Higher Savings Rates

UK consumers can take advantage of savings rates of more than 5%, yet some remain stuck at financial institutions that offer far lower returns. After publicly chastising firms that fail to pass on higher rates to savers, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is now launching… Read More

B2B Payments Volume in the UK to Exceed 10 Billion by 2028, as Payment Automation Enables Efficiencies – Report

A study from Juniper Research, the researchers focused on payments markets, has found that savings from the adoption of payment automation systems will “allow reinvestment in revenue-generating activities; driving an 18% growth in UK B2B payments by 2028, from 8.7 billion in 2024.” Automation of… Read More

SoFi at Work Survey Reveals More Employees Are Stressed About Finances

More employees than ever — nearly 9 out of 10 — are feeling stressed about their finances, with almost half saying they’re just getting by. Despite budgets for salary increases reaching a 22-year high in 2023, 48% of workers are worried they “don’t have enough… Read More

ClearBank Partners with Digital Investment Platform Wealthify

ClearBank Ltd., the enabler of real-time clearing and embedded banking for financial institutions, announces its partnership with digital investment platform Wealthify, which has enabled the company to launch its first Instant Access Savings Account. The partnership allows Wealthify to “provide this innovative savings account to… Read More

Fintech Savings App Kaldi Secures £472,875 via Crowdcube

Kaldi App, whose developers are on a mission is to transform the savings habits of Gen Z & Millennials by getting them to save earlier & better, has raised £472,875 from 140 investors at the time of writing with 25 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding… Read More

UK Savers’ Most Significant Financial Achievements: Home Ownership Tops List, According to PensionBee Research

Buying a home and paying off the mortgage are the “biggest financial wins” that make people proud, while living in debt and spending beyond one’s means are the “nation’s biggest regrets,” according to research shared by online pension provider PensionBee. A survey by PensionBee has… Read More

France: AMF Savings and Investment Barometer Shows Interest in Investing in Stock Market at Highest Level

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has published the 7th edition of its Savings and Investment Barometer on investment trends. After the sharp fall seen in 2022, more retail investors are “planning to invest in equities in 2023.” This renewed interest is being driven in… Read More

Saudi Arabia: Fintech Savings Platform Hakbah Raises $5.1m in Series A Funding

Saudi Arabian fintech savings platform Hakbah has successfully raised $5.1 million in a Series A funding round, a substantial boost for the savings platform’s growth and innovation strategies. The round was anchored by venture capital firm VentureSouq and backed by new investors M-Capital and Bunat… Read More

UK Pension Savers Choosing Fossil-Fuel Free Plans are Likely to Have Seen Higher Returns – PensionBee Analysis

Pension savers choosing fossil-fuel free pension plans are likely to have seen higher returns during 2023 than those in mainstream default plans, according to analysis by PensionBee, an online pension provider. Comparing the MSCI ACWI ex. Fossil Fuels Index, which “excludes oil and gas producers,… Read More

US Is Facing Retirement Crisis: 56 Million Privately Employed Americans Lack Access to Savings Programs via Employers – Report Claims

Betterment at Work, a provider of modern financial benefits for today’s diverse workforce, today released a new survey on the state of retirement readiness across the U.S. workforce. The report, which tracks year-over-year trends “from 2022, polled 1,000 full-time U.S. employees to examine how retirement… Read More

Smart Pension Appointed to Provide Services to ISS UK, the Workplace Experience and Facility Management Firm

Smart Pension, one of the UK’s workplace pension schemes, has been appointed to provide a workplace pension by ISS UK, the nation’s workplace experience and facility management company. The appointment reportedly “represents some 19,000 active and 43,000 deferred employees and £200m in Assets Under Management.”… Read More

Robinhood Raises Interest Rates for Gold Members to Help Clients with Increasing their Savings

Robinhood (NASDAQ: HOOD)  is raising interest rates once again for Gold members, which is reportedly 8x higher than “the national average savings rate.” As noted in a blog post, the platform is raising the Robinhood Gold rate again – this time to 5.0% APY, their… Read More

Pega Assists UK’s Shawbrook with Reducing Mortgage Processing Times

Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the low-code platform provider empowering the world’s leading enterprises to Build for Change, announced that Shawbrook, a UK-based specialist savings and lending bank, has deployed Pega Platform “to transform its buy-to-let mortgage underwriting process.” Shawbrook continues to “invest in its unique… Read More

Germany’s Digital Bank N26 Is Offering Up to 2.6% Interest on Deposits with Instant Savings

N26 announced an important extension to its product portfolio with the launch of a flexible Instant Savings account. From today, customers in Germany can “benefit from up to 2.6% interest p.a. with transparent conditions, and without deposit limits or additional costs involved.” The overnight savings… Read More

UK’s Allica Bank Reveals a “Hidden” £7.5B Per Year Savings Penalty on Hard-Pressed SMEs – Report

Allica Bank claims that it is “exposing” a “hidden” £7.5 billion a year savings penalty on the country’s hard-pressed SMEs – and is calling “on the wider banking industry to give SMEs a better deal.” While the cost-of-living crisis has led to significant pressure on… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Comments on Long-Term Benefits of Saving Extra Income

Analysis by PensionBee, an online pension provider, has found that putting a pay rise in a pension now can “lead to a bigger rise in annual retirement income later on.” Regular pay including bonuses in the UK “rose 8.5% in the year to July 2023,… Read More

UK-based Online Bank cahoot Increases Interest Offered on Certain Saver Accounts

cahoot, the UK-based online bank, has increased the interest offered on its Simple Saver account. cahoot Simple Saver (issue 2) now “pays customers 5.12% AER/gross variable rate interest for 12 months, on balances up to £500,0001.” Simple Saver (issue 2) is described as an easy… Read More

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