Tagged: savings

Digital Banking: National Bank of Kuwait Introduces Weyay, a Fintech App for Younger Consumers

The National Bank of Kuwait has introduced Weyay, which is reportedly the Middle Eastern country’s first completely digital bank (will focus on serving younger clients). At present, the Fintech and virtual banking app is in beta testing and has been introduced at the pre-registration stage…. Read More

£64B in Pension Savings May be Lost Track Of Due to Clients Not Updating Contact Information When Relocating, UK’s PensionBee Reports

Research from online pension provider, PensionBee, reveals that nearly a third of savers (32%) think that it doesn’t matter whether they notify their pension provider(s) of a change of address, as they will still have a way to contact them. This belief may be quite… Read More

UNest and Avibra Announce Partnership to Provide Wellness and Insurance Benefits to Parents

UNest, an app that aims to empower parents to invest and save for their kids’ future, and Avibra, a provider of personal well-being, risk, and protection solutions, announced a partnership that provides families access to services such as no-cost life insurance policy as well as… Read More

Savings Builder Product Introduced by BMO Harris Bank to Incentivize Clients for Reaching Savings Targets

BMO Harris Bank has announced the launch of Savings Builder, a product that rewards clients for reaching certain savings targets every month. As mentioned in a release, rewards apply to Personal and Business Savings Builder accounts. Clients who create a Personal Savings Builder are eligible… Read More

European Digital Wealth Manager Scalable Capital Expands Savings Plan Products

Scalable Capital, an online broker and one of Europe’s largest digital wealth management platforms, recently expanded its savings plan offering. Scalable Capital customers are now able to consistently save towards stocks, exchange-traded funds or ETFs, and virtual currencies, beginning at just 1 Euro savings rate…. 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

Smart Money Fintech App Snoop Secures £15M via Series A with Participation from US Investment Firm Paulson & Co. Inc

Fintech app Snoop has secured £15 million in capital in order to support its global expansion efforts. Established by ex- Virgin Money Chief Executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the smart money app Snoop closed its Series A round with contributions from US investment management company Paulson &… Read More

Revolut Standard Plans Gain Interest Bearing Savings

Neo-bank Revolut has announced the launch of daily interest savings vaults for UK customers on the standard plan. Starting today, customers with a Revolut standard plan can begin to earn 0.15% daily interest on the funds in their GBP vaults. Revolut Savings Vaults are said… Read More

Social Savings Platform CollegeBacker Rebrands to “Backer” & Scores $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

CollegeBacker, a U.S.-based  social savings platform for digital investment advice to 529 plans, announced on Wednesday it not only has changed its name to Backer but has also raised $8.4 million in venture capital. According to Backer, the funding round was led by Crosslink Capital with participation… 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

Mogo Announces Acquisition of Savings & Investing App Moka Financial

  Canadian fintech Mogo Inc. (TSX:MOGO) (NASDAQ:MOGO) announced on Tuesday it is set to acquire Moka Financial Technologies, a Canada-based saving and investing app, in an all-stock transaction.  Launched in 2017, Moka (originally Mylo) is on a mission to help its users achieve their financial… Read More

Assetz Capital Reveals that Women are Less Likely to Invest than Men, P2P Lender to “Challenge” Gender Investment Gap

Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, asks why there are only 20% of women investing via online platforms. As mentioned in a blog post by Assetz Capital, there’s a “misconception” that investing is suitable or appropriate for only a “certain type” of… Read More

Following Crowdcube Success, EverUp Launches Prize-Linked Savings Mobile App

  Less than a month after securing £478,889 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, EverUp has officially launched its prize-linked savings mobile app. As previously reported, EverUp’s mission is to turn saving money and generally good financial habits from a delayed gratification into a instant gratification… Read More

Varo Bank Unveils $100,000 Emergency Fund Giveaway

  Digital banking group Varo Bank announced on Monday the launch of Varo for Tomorrow, which is described as an emergency fund giveaway aimed to help Americans get started on their savings journey for 2021 and build durable financial resilience for years to come. The… Read More

Sweden Neobank Northmill Bank Unveils Third Savings Account

  Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, announced earlier this week the launch of its new 24 months fixed-rate savings account with a 1.35% annual interest rate and state-provided deposit insurance up to SEK 1,050,000. The third savings account’s launch comes almost exactly… Read More

Revolut Offers US Dollar & Pound Savings Accounts for UK Users

Digital bank Revolut has announced US dollar savings accounts for UK customers. According to a release, Revolut will offer interest rates of 0.65% AER for Metal customers, 0.50% AER for Premium customers, and 0.40% AER for Plus customers on US dollar funds. There is no… Read More

Update: EverUp’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £360,000 During the Final Week on Crowdcube

  EverUp, a UK-based prize-linked savings mobile app, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £360,000 secured. The funding round launched last month, originally seeking £150,000 and has already attracted nearly 545 Crowdcube investors.  As previously reported, EverUp’s mission… Read More

Overfunding: Prize-Linked Savings Mobile App EverUp Now Nearing £300,000 Through Crowdcube Round

  EverUp, a UK-based prize-linked savings mobile app, has successfully secured nearly 300,000 in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded earlier this year, EverUp’s mission is to turn saving money and generally good financial habits from a delayed gratification into a instant… Read More

Savings App Chip Gets Ready to Introduce Investment Products in 2021

Simon Rabin, Founder and CEO at London-based Chip, a financial services firm that automatically stashes away what consumers can afford so they can “spend it on things that really matter,” notes that there may be a potential opportunity to enter the wealth-building space. Rabin’s recent… Read More

Chase Launches New Account to Help Children Develop Healthy Savings & Spending Habits

  Chase announced on Monday the launch of its new checking account, Chase First Bank, to help parents teach their kids and teen about the importance of money management through the Chase Mobile app. According to Chase, the account was build in collaboration with Greenlight…. Read More

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