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What you should know about fintech and its positive powers

In a recent online chat, experts in financial technology took your questions on social good. Here’s what we learned, from banking the unbanked to bitcoin<p>Simply put, it’s “the application of technology in financial services to create disruptive business models and inclusive products,” says EY’s …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

“Mobile banking for young people” app Osper raises $10m - Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas

A start-up that has created a prepaid debit card and mobile banking app targeted at under-18s today announced it has raised more than $10m seed …

Banking

Osper raises $10m to reinvent banking for under-18s - UKTN (UK Tech News)

A London-based startup is attempting to financially educate Britain’s 8 to 18-year-olds.<p>Mobile banking company Osper has raised $10m and launched a …

Investors rush to back ‘digital pocket money’ start-up Osper

Asia’s richest man, the co-founder of Lastminute.com, the venture capital backers of Skype and LoveFilm and a host of other entrepreneurs and …

Osper raises £6m for UK expansion

Osper, the children’s pre-paid debit card provider, has raised £6m in funding to finance a UK expansion drive that will see the plastic rolled out …

Osper launches prepaid card and app banking service for kids

30 June 2014 | 9871 views | 3<p>UK startup Osper is promising to reinvent banking for young people through a new prepaid card and mobile app-based …

FinTech

Osper: a Mobile-first UK Banking Service for Kids

Keeping control of your finances can be a challenge at the best of times. Keeping control of your finances as a child is something that probably doesn’t even enter your mind.<p>Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that kids <i>shouldn’t</i> have financial tools at their disposal if they are inclined to keep an eye …

Mobile-Only Bank Osper Raises $10M To Aim At UK Youth Market

Osper, a new UK startup, has come up with an innovative way to create a banking service than can be used by children, combining prepaid debit cards and smartphone apps controlled by both them and their parents. The approach could potentially reach a market underserved by most banks, but which may …

The Business Matrix: Monday 30 June 2014

<b>Brylcreem is put up for sale</b><p>Brylcreem, the iconic hair grooming product, has been put up for sale by Unilever. The brand was bought in 2009 in a deal …

Next Generation Banking

From payments to foreign exchange and credit to personal savings and investments, the past few years have seen an explosion of new business models …

Smart ways to make your children cash savvy

PARENTS fed up with watching their children squander pocket money can encourage them to change their ways with a financial education tool to be …

Pigs

Osper closes £6m funding round

The company which markets prepaid debit cards for children plans to roll out the business across the UK<p>Panini stickers, loom bands and Moshi Monsters are no longer the coolest fads in the playground. These days, all the kids want their own, bright orange, pre-paid debit card, claims a new fintech …

A first debit card for young people | Financial Times

It may come as a surprise to some parents to discover that children as young as 11 can now get a bank debit card. Most are probably more concerned, …

FinTech

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Marketing

Debit card firms cash in on digital pocket money for kids

Should children as young as eight be allowed to have their own MasterCard so they can shop online? TV presenter Davina McCall is endorsing a prepaid debit card launched this week that youngsters can use in shops and on websites, and to withdraw money from cash machines.<p>Osper is a mobile-only …

Children aged eight can have their own Mastercard: Debit cards can be topped up by parents for their offspring to use

• <b>Children as young as eight offered Mastercards to use in shops or online</b>• <b><br>New prepaid debit cards are endorsed by TV presenter Davina McCall</b>• <b><br>Critics say</b> …

Osper the debit card for teens system linked to a smartphone

Share with your friends<p>Submit<p>A hassle-free debit card for teens system makes parents and children’s lives easier<p>Osper is a UK based prepaid debit …

Banking

'The app that tells me where my children are spending'

Despairing dad Harry Wallop is enamoured by the digital solution to the age-old problem of pocket money. He explains a new wave of apps available to parents<p>"You owe me £2," says Felix, my nine-year-old. “Really?” I ask, wearily. “I thought I gave you your pocket money yesterday.”<p>“But then I went to …

On the Money: Mum and dad can give youngsters a lesson in managing their money

Children aged as young as four may be offered the chance to join savings clubs to learn about cash and allay the risk of them relying on payday …

Silicon Round-up: Is YPlan entering the terrible twos?

Is last minute ticketing app YPlan entering the terrible twos? The Farringdon-based company celebrated its second birthday this week and revealed it …

Reuters on the Road: Disrupting the bank of mum & dad | Reuters.com

Osper CEO Alick Varma takes Reuters taxi to talk about his mobile banking service for kids that lets parents keep control.

FinTech start-ups to watch in 2015

The exciting and growing area of financial technology (fintech) saw huge investment and expansion in 2014. This trend is set to continue in 2015 and …

Startups

Parents hold the key to children who are on the money

Shopping has never been so easy. The ubiquity of smart phones and tablets, and the boom in online retailing, has ramped up pressure on everyone to consume. As children are particularly vulnerable to such influences, parents and carers face the challenge of ensuring they impart the right knowledge …

Osper: Teaching Children the Art of Managing Money

I was sitting next to a friend at dinner a few months ago, and he told me that I had to get my kids hooked up to Osper. In essence, Osper introduces …

Kids