The choice for wealth pioneers

The choice for wealth pioneers

Open Banking is changing the way people interact with their finances for the better. It’s no longer justifiable that managing investments, pensions, debt or daily spending is so complex. It’s even easier for businesses to connect with their target audiences and provide them with a more personalised service: capitalising on deeper insights surfaced automatically to help people manage their finances more effectively.

Open Banking eight months on: How well are the banks’ APIs performing?

Open Banking eight months on: How well are the banks’ APIs performing?

It’s now been eight months since the Open Banking reforms were put in place. Designed to put the consumer back in control of their data, the top 9 banks (CMA9) had to provide an Open Banking connection (API) that regulated Third Party Providers (TPPs) with special permissions could connect to. This allows their customers to see all their finances in one place and use market leading tools to analyse their money.

Mental Health Awareness Week
14th-19th May

Mental Health Awareness Week <br> 14th-19th May

Mental Health awareness week 14th-19th May

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, from 14th to 20th of May, is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is a theme we’re all more than familiar with: Stress.

In the UK, 85% of adults experience stress regularly, with the leading cause of stress being money. With over a third of Brits experiencing stress for at least one full day a week, it’s clear the issue of financial worries in Britain need to be addressed and rectified.

Developing an application skeleton is a bone of contention

Developing an application skeleton is a bone of contention

Ever since I began my career as a JavaScript developer five years ago, I've been on a quest to find the developer’s holy grail: an application skeleton that I can use to build my future single page applications on. You know the feeling, you have this great idea, but you hit a wall of bootstrapping, plugins and build tools. If you’d only had it all setup, you'd code an initial concept in a few days. 

Financial Wellbeing — Placing your people at the heart of the organisation

Financial Wellbeing — Placing your people at the heart of the organisation

In the UK, ‘Financial Wellbeing’ is becoming a core pillar within strategies run by organisations to support the physical and mental health of their employees and consumers. Financial services and corporate organisations play a crucial role in their customers and employees’ lives. In a survey by YouGov of 1,817 working adults across all industrial sectors, the findings revealed that financial wellbeing not only affects individual workers but it also impacts business performance. 

Designing an app without customer research is like cycling with your eyes closed

Designing an app without customer research is like cycling with your eyes closed

You’ve changed, design

In the 20 years I have been working on digital projects design has changed quite a bit, or perhaps I have changed. Back in the dark ages of digital design (I think we started out calling it multimedia) designers would pick up a brief and work on ideas for a big chunk of time (a number of weeks usually). Once happy we would then show it to our clients and have a chat about how suitable the design was. If the client was happy we would give the designs (over the wall) to a team of wizards to build.

Moneyhub's AI powered 'Proactive Assistant' gives financial institutions the ability to become true consumer champions

Moneyhub's AI powered 'Proactive Assistant' gives financial institutions the ability to become true consumer champions

Moneyhub Enterprise was delighted to launch its smart "proactive assistant" feature at Finovate Europe 2017. This feature gives enterprises the ability to shield their customers from fines for a late payment, or being charged for dipping into their overdraft. The AI driven financial assistant alerts the user to looming charges and suggests simple automated actions to take. This new technology from the award winning Bristol based fintech company, heralds the death knell of penalty charges.

Agile in the city

Agile in the city

I recently attended the ‘Agile in the city’ conference at the M Shed in Bristol. We follow an ‘agile’ model on our Moneyhub products suite, so we’re always interested in hearing and sharing thoughts with like-minded business people. In the opening keynote "Herding cats: integrating techs...