Changing the world – and then some.
Good news o’clock in the Osper Towers – we recently got an email saying we’re featuring on a pretty cool list. It’s not just any list, but KPMG’s list of FinTech 100. It features the world’s top 100 companies that are at the forefront of disrupting, challenging and reshaping sectors. So yeah, a pretty cool list to be on. We’re stoked – mainly because we’re in such good company. We listed our three favourite fintech buddies below.
Investing money seems like a time-consuming and costly affair, right? Not anymore. Acorns is an app that helps you invest as you spend even the smallest amount. It rounds up every credit or debit card purchase you make and invests the difference. In other words, every time you buy a coffee for $2.95, Acorns invests $0.05. Ingenious. The only thing we don’t like about Acorns is that it’s currently only available in the U.S.
Another brilliant investment startup, making property investment available for anyone who’s got at least 50 squids to spare. Property Partner crowdsources investment for a property which is then put on the rental market. Once the property has been let, all the owners (or landlords, if you wish) get a monthly return – currently estimated at an average 13% per year after fees. An alternative way of getting on the property ladder.
Got a great business idea but don’t want to take it to the bank? Or, conversely, got some spare cash but don’t want to take it to the bank? Luckily, you no longer need to. Funding Circle brings businesses and investors together to crowdfund business ideas. In other words, there’ll be several private investors coming together to invest in a single idea. For investors, risk is minimised by investing in several businesses. For businesses, everything is branchless, mobile and quick. Funding Circle brings a human face to lending, and is a peer-to-peer startup worthy its name.
Read more about KPMG’s FinTech 100 here.