Card that stores an entire wallet breaks pre-order goal in 40 minutes
In a world where a virtual currency with no physicality at all has rallied at more than USD 700 in the past few days, consumers are looking for digital alternatives to their bulky wallets. Breaking its pre-order target of USD 50,000 in just 40 minutes this week, Coin is also aiming to replace the wallet with a single card that can manage multiple credit accounts, gift cards and loyalty cards, while also alerting owners if it gets lost. READ MORE…

Card that stores an entire wallet breaks pre-order goal in 40 minutes

In a world where a virtual currency with no physicality at all has rallied at more than USD 700 in the past few days, consumers are looking for digital alternatives to their bulky wallets. Breaking its pre-order target of USD 50,000 in just 40 minutes this week, Coin is also aiming to replace the wallet with a single card that can manage multiple credit accounts, gift cards and loyalty cards, while also alerting owners if it gets lost. READ MORE…

Credit card protects seniors from fraud
The elderly population are one of the most vulnerable when it comes to financial fraud, and statistics show that this exploitation costs seniors around USD 2.9 billion a year. In order to provide a barrier between older people and scammers, the True Link card monitors payments and instantly alerts carers or relatives when a suspicious transaction is made. READ MORE…

Credit card protects seniors from fraud

The elderly population are one of the most vulnerable when it comes to financial fraud, and statistics show that this exploitation costs seniors around USD 2.9 billion a year. In order to provide a barrier between older people and scammers, the True Link card monitors payments and instantly alerts carers or relatives when a suspicious transaction is made. READ MORE…

App enables consumers to challenge wrong charges immediately
Regular readers of Springwise may remember BillGuard, the platform that enables consumer to check and dispute so-called ‘gray charges’ – hidden fees, payments charged by mistake, bills that haven’t been cancelled and fraudulent transactions. The Israel-based company has now launched the new BillGuard app, allowing users to immediately dispute charges and keep in contact with merchants to resolve the issue wherever they are. READ MORE…

App enables consumers to challenge wrong charges immediately

Regular readers of Springwise may remember BillGuard, the platform that enables consumer to check and dispute so-called ‘gray charges’ – hidden fees, payments charged by mistake, bills that haven’t been cancelled and fraudulent transactions. The Israel-based company has now launched the new BillGuard app, allowing users to immediately dispute charges and keep in contact with merchants to resolve the issue wherever they are. READ MORE…

In France, p2p lending meets Kickstarter-style crowdfunding
Regular readers of Springwise may remember Kisskissbankbank, the France-based site we covered back in 2009 that allows music fans to invest in artists’ future. The team behind it is now back with a new project called hellomerci, a peer-to-peer lending platform that uses Kickstarter-style crowdfunding elements. READ MORE…

In France, p2p lending meets Kickstarter-style crowdfunding

Regular readers of Springwise may remember Kisskissbankbank, the France-based site we covered back in 2009 that allows music fans to invest in artists’ future. The team behind it is now back with a new project called hellomerci, a peer-to-peer lending platform that uses Kickstarter-style crowdfunding elements. READ MORE…

Banks helped to assess consumers without credit histories through behavioral analysis service
We’ve seen a couple of efforts to introduce quick and easy banking services in developing nations. Now addressing the topic of credit-worthiness, Cignifi aims to help banks meet the needs of the 2.7 billion such people worldwide by offering credit and marketing scores for consumers using just mobile phone behavior data. READ MORE…

Banks helped to assess consumers without credit histories through behavioral analysis service

We’ve seen a couple of efforts to introduce quick and easy banking services in developing nations. Now addressing the topic of credit-worthiness, Cignifi aims to help banks meet the needs of the 2.7 billion such people worldwide by offering credit and marketing scores for consumers using just mobile phone behavior data. READ MORE…

Bank helps unemployed customers avoid foreclosure via job search assistance
There are many ways a company can help its customers survive life’s daily challenges, but offering job search assistance to those who are unemployed surely goes above and beyond what’s normally available. However, Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank has taken this step, having teamed up with employment firm NextJob to offer unemployed mortgage borrowers free job search assistance, including one-on-one dedicated coaching, weekly webinars and online job search software. READ MORE…

Bank helps unemployed customers avoid foreclosure via job search assistance

There are many ways a company can help its customers survive life’s daily challenges, but offering job search assistance to those who are unemployed surely goes above and beyond what’s normally available. However, Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank has taken this step, having teamed up with employment firm NextJob to offer unemployed mortgage borrowers free job search assistance, including one-on-one dedicated coaching, weekly webinars and online job search software. READ MORE…

Smartphone-based bank helps customers make better use of their money
While the big banks have often been slow to take advantage of new technologies, startups such as Simple have realized how smartphones can help streamline financial transactions. Now Movenbank is offering a similar solution, with integrated tools to aid account holders in identifying how they could be saving money. READ MORE…

Smartphone-based bank helps customers make better use of their money

While the big banks have often been slow to take advantage of new technologies, startups such as Simple have realized how smartphones can help streamline financial transactions. Now Movenbank is offering a similar solution, with integrated tools to aid account holders in identifying how they could be saving money. READ MORE…