Tagged: savings

UK’s Workplace Pension Provider, Smart Pension, Signs Mansion House Compact

Smart Pension, which claims to be one of the UK’s leading workplace pension providers, signs the Mansion House Compact, an industry-led voluntary expression of intent to take meaningful action to secure better outcomes for UK savers through increased investment in unlisted equities. By signing the… Read More

Furness Building Society to Enhance Savings Offering with Backbase-powered Digital Platform

Furness Building Society (FBS), the member-owned building society, announced that it has partnered with Backbase, the global Engagement Banking Platform provider, to develop its new digital savings platform. As a member-owned building society, FBS prioritizes its members’ needs above all else. In the next three… Read More

UK FCA Chastises Banks for Low Deposit Rates, Meanwhile Wise Trounces Banks with Higher Savings Rates

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has commented on the rate spread between what banks are receiving in interest rate returns and what they are giving their deposit holders.  The regulator said in a studied, underwhelming tone that the “decision-making has been slow” for banks… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Shares Insights on How Retirement Savings Are Impacted by Providing Unpaid Care

Two-in-three people are likely to take time out “to provide unpaid care at some point during their working life,” according to a new report from online pension provider, PensionBee. The Carer’s Pension Gap report highlights “the extent of unpaid care in the UK and how… Read More

Berlin-based Fintech Savings Platform SaveBetter Rebrands as Raisin

The final phase of a multi-stage process is now complete, and online savings platform SaveBetter has officially rebranded as Raisin. This change comes as the Berlin-headquartered Fintech platform “streamlines its identity across all markets to capitalize on brand awareness.” Globally, Raisin operates “as a free… Read More

UK Fintech Freetrade, the Builder of an App for Consumers’ Life Savings, Raises £1.76M+ via Crowdcube

Freetrade, which claims it is building the home screen app for your life savings, has raised 176% (£1,764,417.20) of its £1,000,000 target (from 3194 investors with 3 days left in the sale at the time of writing) through its crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Crowdcube…. Read More

401(K) Provider Human Interest Offers 3% Cash Back for Retirement

Human Interest, which claims to be one of the “largest” and “fastest-growing” 401(k) providers in the country, says it is the first “to offer a 3% cash back reward to participants who start saving for retirement.” The incentive is “available to all eligible participants on… Read More

European Fintech Bitpanda Improves Savings Strategies with High-Yield Returns, 24/7 Availability for EUR, GBP, USD

Bitpanda Cash Plus is described as a new way for the community “to earn 2.57% yield and even more on their cash, and another big step towards our goal of simplifying wealth creation for everyone.” As explained in a blog post, Bitpanda Cash Plus claims… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Adopts ViaNova Open Transfer Standards for Pension Consolidation

PensionBee, an online pension provider, has made it possible for more savers to move their pensions quickly and efficiently with the adoption of an additional transfer service. ViaNova is “an industry working group that sets consistent open standards across fund providers, pension providers and platforms… Read More

Neobank M1 Now Offers 5% Interest in Savings Accounts

In a promotional push as banks and Fintechs rush to offer high-yield savings accounts, neobank M1 has announced an account that offers 5% interest for users that have an M1 Plus membership. If you do not have a membership account, holders may earn a mere… Read More

UK Savers Prioritize their Pensions Amid Rising Cost of Living, PensionBee Analysis Reveals

Analysis from online pension provider, PensionBee, reveals that pension savers put significantly more money “aside for their retirement at the start of 2023 than they did in the latter part of 2022, despite persistent levels of high inflation.” The average quarterly contribution amount “for female… Read More

Goldman Sachs: Digital Bank Marcus Moves to Match Apple Savings Interest Rate

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) provides much of the magic behind Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Fintech ventures. Not too long ago, Apple announced its anticipated saving plan, offering consumers an APY of 4.15% – higher than many banking firms. While few details are available on the success of Apple… Read More

Fintech Apps: Super.com Finalizes $85M Series C to Grow Savings Super App

Super.com, the savings super app company, announces its Series C fundraising round, which closed at $85M, “led by Inovia Capital, significantly increasing the valuation of the company since its March 2021 Series B raise.” Super.com CEO Hussein Fazal said: “Super.com’s diversified business model now drives… Read More

Malaysia: Maybank Introduces Savings Campaign Providing Opportunities to Donate to Charity

Maybank & Maybank Islamic have launched the You Save & Pledge, We Donate #ForYou campaign, which is described as “a unique, first-of-its-kind savings campaign that offers customers both the opportunity to win cash prizes as well as a chance to donate to charitable organizations.” This… Read More

Experian Money-Saving Resources to Help Consumers Develop Better Savings Strategies

To help keep more money in consumers’ wallets and bring financial power to all, Experian is partnering with nationally-recognized consumer finance and budgeting professional Andrea Woroch in order “to share financial tips and create awareness about a variety of Experian resources that can help consumers… Read More

Fintech Gretel, which Aims to Reconnect Consumers with “Lost Savings,” Raises £454K via Crowdcube

Gretel, a Fintech on a mission to reconnect the public with £50bn in “lost savings” and investments, has raised 69% (£454,219.58) of its £650,000 fundraising target (at the time of writing) from 113 investors via it crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Crowdcube. Gretel reports a… Read More

Managing Finances, Student Loans, Debt Repayments in 2023 Could Pose Significant Challenges for Consumers: Report

The economy took a wild ride in 2022, and with interest rates continuing to rise, inflation expected to remain relatively high and household savings dwindling, 2023 could be “just as challenging,” according to an update from TrueAccord. As consumers battle high inflation and interest rates… Read More

Digital Savings Platform Fundler Taps Crosskey for Capital Markets Solution

The digital saving-service Fundler has reportedly signed an agreement regarding use of Crosskey’s SaaS-based Capital Market service, “replacing incumbent solutions from several suppliers.” Eva Thelin, Business Area Manager at Crosskey Capital Market, said: “We are excited over being chosen as the future platform for Fundler’s… Read More

Fintech Candidly Raises $20.5M to Help People Repay Student Debt, Build Savings

Candidly, which claims to be the market’s most comprehensive student debt and savings optimization platform, announced it raised $20.5M in a Series B round of financing, led by Altos Ventures, with follow-on participation from Cercano Management. The Series B investment round reportedly “follows a year… Read More

Global Savers Concerned About Living Costs After Retirement, Smart Pension Report Reveals

Smart, the London-headquartered fintech disrupting the global retirement savings market, has published its annual Future of Global Retirement report. This year’s report “looks at how knowledge, attitudes and concerns about retirement savings have progressed.” The report “includes findings from more than 8,000 savers across the… Read More

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