Tagged: financial wellbeing

Australian Comparison Site Finder Confirms Acquisition of the GoBear Brand as Part of Global Expansion Strategy

Finder, a Fintech firm established in Australia back in 2006, has reportedy acquired the GoBear brand as it focuses on its international expansion plans. Now live in many different countries and serving over 10 million consumers globally each month, Finder is one of the world’s… Read More

Claire Davidson from Banking Challenger Branch Explains how Earned Wage Access Services can Improve Workers’ Financial Wellbeing

Claire Davidson from banking challenger Branch notes that during the past year, healthcare workers have had to deal with both mental and physical challenges “like none other.” This may have included risking their own lives during the COVID-19 pandemic to mental and emotional stress and… Read More

Dayra, an Egyptian Credit Solutions Fintech for Gig Workers, Secures $3M in Funding, Joins Y Combinator

Egyptian Fintech firm Dayra has reportedly joined Y Combinator and has also acquired $3M in pre-seed funding. Dayra is a Cairo-headquartered Fintech company offering modern financial services to the nation’s unbanked gig economy workers and micro-businesses. Darya has reportedly joined Y Combinator’s Winter 21 batch,… Read More

LendingClub Shares Financial Management Tips, Explains how to Build Emergency Fund and how to Apply for Personal Loans

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) notes that if you’ve been struggling to make ends meet, then you are definitely not alone. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 30 million US residents are still facing unemployment, which has compounded existing struggles for workers who may have been living paycheck-to-paycheck… Read More

Asian Fintech WeLab Finalizes $75M Series C-1 Funding Round led by Allianz X

WeLab, an established Asian Fintech firm, has finalized its Series C-1 $75 million funding round, which was led by Allianz X. Allianz X is the digital investment division of Germany’s Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest insurance service providers and fund managers. Since launching… Read More

Mexico’s Salary Advance Fintech Startup Minu Secures $14M in Capital via Series A Round to Enhance Product Offering

Mexico’s salary advance startup Minu has secured $14 million in capital through a Series A funding round. Minu’s investment round was led by FinTech Collective along with contributions from VEF, XYZ Ventures, and FJ Labs. DocuSign founder Tom Gonser and Gusto CFO Mike Dinsdale took… Read More

TrueAccord, Creator of Debt Payments Negotiation Software, Reveals it Hired 146 Professionals in 2020, Appoints New Chief People Officer

Kansas-based TrueAccord, a Fintech firm that has created special software that allows financial institutions to negotiate debt payments with borrowers, announced earlier this month that they welcomed Courtney Graham, former Chief People Officer of Four Winds Interactive, to their team. Courtney Graham has been appointed… Read More

30% of Americans Say COVID-19 has Negatively Affected their Financial Wellbeing, About the Same Number Blaming 2008 Housing Crisis: Survey

A recent SWNS research study has revealed that 40% of US-based consumers under the age of 40 are not optimistic that they’ll be able to succeed in achieving their financial goals. The study of 2,000 Americans (between the ages of 18–40) found that around 58%… Read More

Abaka, which Improves Financial Wellbeing by Offering AI enhanced Financial Advice, Explains how to Better Understand Customer Behavior

London-based Abaka, which improves financial wellbeing by offering affordable financial advice powered by artificial intelligence (AI), notes that companies across different categories and markets aim to deliver the appropriate messages to their target clients, at the best time, using the most engaging channels. Traditional approaches… 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

P2P Lending Platform Blend Network Investor Says Housing or Real Estate is Really Important to UK Economy and for Financial Well-Being

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, recently shared comments and feedback from one of their lenders. UK-based Blend Network notes that a platform lender (investor) “Maria,” has spent most of her career working in management roles and… Read More

Seattle based Fintech Secure to Help Employers with Offering Financial Wellness Benefits to Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial burden for millions of workers throughout the US as many people have lost their jobs or may not be earning as much due to reduced hours or pay. The Coronavirus crisis has also affected the firms that people… Read More

Polish Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which helps Employees Maintain Financial Wellbeing, has been Issued Small Payment Institution License

Polish-British Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which helps employees maintain financial well-being, has been issued a small payment institution license. The company said that the new permit should allow it to make Symmetrical-backed salaries “even faster, more flexible, and empowering.” Currently, there are 69 different small payment institutions… Read More

Fintech Harvest to Offer AI and Machine Learning enhanced Financial Wellness Reports

US-based Fintech firm Harvest is reportedly planning to transform the existing credit scoring systems. Like many other Fintechs, Harvest will be using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to offer clients a dynamic view of their financial profile. This should help people with… Read More

UK Fintech Rosecut, which Offers Wealth Management Services, Introduces Free Tools for Managing Finances

Rosecut, a wealth management service provider, has introduced free tools that were previously available only to high-net-worth-individuals (HNWIs). The Fintech company’s wealth management software suite has been designed to help clients with planning how to achieve their financial goals or objectives. The Wealthtech suite allows… Read More

Australian Fintech WeMoney Secures $2 Million in Seed Funding to Launch Financial Wellness Platform

Dan Jovevski, a Fintech professional and former banker at National Australia Bank (NAB), has reportedly helped his company, WeMoney, with securing $2 million in capital in order to provide a service that helps young consumers with making better financial decisions. As reported by the Financial… Read More

Five Things You Should Know if You’re Building Products to Improve Financial Wellbeing

Expand your business’ impact by designing smarter products that benefit customers Building great financial products should follow the same basic rules as building any other solid products. However, this post will go beyond the basics and discuss how we can build financial products to improve… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch’s Survey Reveals that 80% of Hourly Employees had Less than $500 in Savings for Emergencies like COVID-19

Banking challenger Branch, a service provider that teams up with employers to assist workers with growing financially, recently revealed key findings from its second annual Branch Report. The digital challenger’s report looks at the financial, work, and lifestyle interests of hourly workers. As noted in… Read More

Survey from Fintech Lender and Digital Bank Zopa Reveals UK Millennials Aim to Save More than Senior Citizens for Emergencies After COVID-19

Nearly a third or 33% of UK residents say they were financially unprepared for the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting challenges. Around 38% of UK residents responding to a survey conducted by Fintech Zopa said they’re now preparing their savings for another potential emergency situation that… Read More

Ezra, a Project that Supports Global Aid Initiatives via its Partner Network through Fintech and Emerging Tech, has Launched

Ezra, a project that leverages its partner network to support global aid initiatives through Fintech and other emerging technologies, is planning to work cooperatively with mobile operators, NGOs, and various foundations and organizations in order to enable greater financial inclusion through digital platforms. Allan Green,… Read More

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