The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 0.25% to 0.50%, which represents the first back to back increase since 2004. With inflation at a 30 year high, it would have moved sooner and higher if it had not been down to the possible economic impact of the Omicron variant. Commenting on this, Savings Expert, Kevin […]
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Raisin.co.uk, the UK’s leading cash savings service, has added Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd to the only marketplace – now with 27 savings partners for consumers to choose from. The bank has enjoyed a long-standing presence in the UK since 1949, first, established as an overseas branch of Bank of Ceylon in London and thereafter […]
Whether it is Cameron Diaz’s snow-covered cottage in The Holiday or the bright lights of the McAllister’s house in Home Alone, a Christmas movie house looks wonderful. And it is the mansion Kevin was left to defend that ranks as our favourite Christmas home on TV or film – other festive places on the list […]
ONE IN FIVE HAVE TAKEN A LOAN OUT TO PAY FOR CHRISTMAS On average, it takes two and a half months to pay off Christmas debt More than a third (38%) of UK parents have taken on a financial burden to keep the magic of Christmas alive for their children More than one in […]
The cost of living surged by 5.1% in the 12 months to November, up from 4.2% the month before, and its highest level since September 2011. Rising transport and energy costs drove the rise, which was above forecasts of a 4.7% increase, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed in today’s figures. Commenting on the […]
If you haven’t heard Sex and the City is back with the revival series And Just Like That… premiering on Thursday 9th December! With the last finale being watched by a record-breaking 10.6 million viewers, it’s safe to say we were all witnesses to Carrie’s lavish lifestyle, but that lifestyle doesn’t come hand in hand with good financial management.
Raisin UK, the leading online marketplace for high-interest savings accounts, has added UBL UK to its online marketplace, the 26th savings partner since launching. UBL UK has been in operation since 2001 providing retail banking products to its customers, they also offer wholesale banking, treasury and money transfer services. The bank has joined the Raisin […]
After record deposit inflows of GBP 81 billion in the first half of 2021, British savers have now propelled ahead of their counterparts in Germany Meanwhile, savers from the eurozone are now growing their bank balances at a slower pace than at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic The continued growth of deposits in […]
Raisin UK, the leading online marketplace for high-interest savings accounts, has announced a landmark 25th partner bank to join the platform, Brown Shipley, offering UK consumers more choice than ever when it comes to their savings. Established in the 1800s and servicing customers for over 200 years, Brown Shipley is part of the Quintet Private […]
Green savings bonds giving savers across the UK the chance to back the Government’s environmental projects are being made available to take out online Savers aged 16 or over can take out the bonds, which pay a fixed annual rate of 0.65% over a three-year term, via Treasury-backed savings provider NS&I’s website The bonds, unveiled […]
THE REAL CASUALTIES OF INFLATION: FROM YOUR PINTS TO YOUR FREDDO It has been reported that beer prices are set to rise by an eye-watering 30p a pint, and that’s before any duty increases are potentially announced in Rishi Sunak’s budget next week. More than 8 in 10 pubs have bumped their prices, or plan […]
Banxiety is a new term coined to describe the anxiety that Brits face when checking their bank accounts.
Banxiety might not be a real word that you will find in the dictionary, but feeling anxious when thinking about your bank balance is becoming more common than you’d think.
Raisin.co.uk, the UK’s leading cash savings service, has added BNF Bank to its online marketplace – now with 24 savings partners for consumers to choose from. BNF Bank p.l.c is a key player in the Maltese financial services sector and was named Malta’s Bank of the Year 2020 by The Banker published by the Financial […]
With an estimated £1.7tn stashed away in various savings accounts, earning low to no interest, UK savers are being urged not to suffer Stockholm syndrome when it comes to their savings and shop around to make the most of their money. To assist savers Raisin UK, the leading online savings marketplace, is introducing a non-UK […]
Raisin UK, the UK’s leading cash savings service, has welcomed the 23rd savings partner, Reliance Bank, to its online marketplace. Continuing the trend for providing consumers more choice beyond the high street, when it comes to their savings and hard-earned cash, the addition of Reliance Bank’s 0.30% AER 35-day notice account is a welcome addition. […]
61% of UK adults believe the couple should pay for their own wedding 35% think less than three months of wages should be spent on the engagement ring 41% of women and 34% of men say they would sacrifice their hen and stag parties to pay for their ‘dream wedding’ The average Brit thinks they […]
The realisation of Gen Z: ‘I can’t believe how much we can actually save in such a short space of time’
For millennials and Gen Z that remained employed throughout the UK lockdowns, increased savings appear to have been a bonus. New data shared from Raisin UK, has shown that between 2000 UK adults, on average, 16-24 years olds feel they will have spent £113.29 more during the first week of freedom than the week before. […]
Interest rates across Europe over the last months have seen a worrying downward trend, continuing to slip fractionally month by month and year by year, largely thanks to the global pandemic’s economic impact. As Europeans sit on their savings (some still anxious about the economy or the threat of redundancy), banks are also hesitating to […]
Aviva enters UK cash savings market through Raisin Savings as a Service Record £125bn added to UK savings reserves during lockdown Open Banking pioneer Raisin is partnering with UK’s leading savings and retirement firm Aviva with over 33.4 million customers worldwide. The fintech leveraged its Raisin Savings as a Service technology to launch Aviva Save, […]
Innovative service enables investment providers to offer their own cash savings services integrating with Raisin’s API infrastructure and banking relationships Raisin UK announces its largest Savings as a Service partnership-to-date with AJ Bell The announcement follows successful launch with Willis Owen earlier this year Raisin UK, one of the UK’s leading cash savings services, has […]
Raisin.co.uk, the UK’s leading cash savings service, has announced the launch of the first building society to its marketplace; Teachers Building Society. The building society, which is the 16th savings-partner to feature on the online marketplace, is UK based with all accounts fully FSCS protected up to £85,000. Teachers Building Society will launch to UK […]
Raisin UK Co-Founder, Kevin Mountford, offers his thoughts on the July Budget Announcement Reacting to the budget announcement, Kevin Mountford Raisin UK Co-Founder, said: “With today’s announcement focused around boosting the economy and initiatives around job protection and creation, there was little done to build consumer confidence that it’s safe to go out and work, […]
Willis Owen announces the launch of Smart Savings for customers Willis Owen, one of the UK’s largest online investment platforms, is pleased to announce the launch of Smart Savings in partnership with the leading FinTech cash savings service Raisin UK. The collaboration will provide Willis Owen customers with access to FSCS protected cash savings powered […]
Raisin UK is celebrating winning ‘Innovator of the Year at the Financial Services Forum Awards 2020 The annual awards, curated by the UK Financial Services Forum, celebrates true innovation in financial products and services. Entrants from the across the UK were shortlisted, with Raisin UK crowned ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the digital event held […]
Raisin.co.uk, the UK’s leading cash savings service, has announced the launch of the 15th bank to its platform – Union Bank of Nigeria.
The bank is UK based and all accounts featured on Raisin UK are fully FSCS protected up to £85,000. The bank will launch to UK customers with a competitive 1-Year Fixed Rate Deposit.
Researchers from cash savings service Raisin.co.uk took an in-depth look at lockdown spending for self-isolating Brits, after reporting an 810% increase in new customers joining the savings service and uncovered a host of fascinating stats.
Low-interest rates, stockpiling purchases, closed schools, slumping stock prices. Almost all areas of life are being affected by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, in troubled times fixing your interest rates now might be a life-line for your savings later on. Raisin UK co-founder, Kevin Mountford, gives his analysis on how Covid-19 could affect […]
It controls so much of what we do, how we live, and is the reason why many of us get up and go to work in the morning – money is the be-all and end-all in our lives, and therefore affects our emotions and mental health.
Going to Glastonbury, owning a sports car and pen a novel: just some of the things every brit should achieve by the age of 50, according to over-50s
The nationwide study revealed the most important things we should aim to achieve before hitting 50, according to over-50s, with going to Glastonbury festival at least once (6%), owning a sports car (9%), and penning a novel (7%) all on the list. However, at number one was achieving and sustaining a happy marriage, chosen by […]
Raisin UK, the leading online savings marketplace, is celebrating its final and most successful quarter-to-date by revealing its £1bn 2020 targets. Launched last year in the UK, the German-founded disruptor, has it sight firmly set on the UK savings market, with the Manchester-based arm of the business welcoming five new banks to the platform in […]
Raisin.co.uk, the UK’s fastest-growing cash savings platform, is showing no signs of slowing down with the announcement of the 13th partner bank to join its ranks; Hodge Bank. The bank was formed in 1987 as Julian Hodge Bank, and is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales. The bank has launched onto the Raisin UK Marketplace with a […]
Cross-border savings and investments marketplace Raisin is now live in Ireland. Raisin.ie launches with best-in-market interest rates on most term deposits, finally propelling Ireland out of the last place on Europe’s retail interest rate ranking.
The research marks the launch of a partnership with Raisin, Europe’s largest savings marketplace – giving Yolt users access to exclusive savings products Under 35s have long been assumed to be frivolous, living in the moment whilst not focusing on long term financial goals such as homeownership. However new research from Yolt, the smart thinking […]
Monese, the banking service that gives people the financial freedom to thrive anywhere, is announcing the launch of Monese Savings and a pan-European partnership with the cross-border deposits marketplace Raisin.
Focus on banking-as-a-service for fintechs points to future of financial services The Berlin-based fintech Raisin continues to expand. Following the successful conclusion of ownership control procedures by Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (known as BaFin), Raisin has taken over MHB-Bank as sole owner, thus becoming the first fintech in Germany to buy a bank. […]
Raisin becomes only platform for savings, investments and pensions Two leading German fintechs are merging, after growing side by side into fintech success stories. The pan-European savings marketplace Raisin is acquiring fairr, Germany’s leading fintech for retirement savings. In addition to fixed-term and overnight accounts, as well as cost-effective ETF portfolios in the German market, […]
Legal & General, one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, has announced a partnership with Manchester-based fintech Raisin.co.uk.
Pan-European savings marketplace Raisin today announced a new investment of €25 million by Goldman Sachs. With the new funding bringing the total volume of primary investment to €195 million, Raisin retains its leading position as the best funded tech startup in the savings and investment area in Europe. The new injection of capital follows the […]
Cross-border deposits to be integrated for Yolt users In a new alliance of customer-centric financial tech startups, Yolt, the smart thinking money app – which today announced 900,000 registered users – will be partnering with pan-European savings marketplace Raisin. This will provide European Yolt users in-app access to Raisin’s savings products. Beginning in the UK, […]
Award-winning deposits marketplace drives access to better savings Raisin, the Berlin-based European savings and investment marketplace, today announced that it is entering the U.S. market with the appointment of financial industry expert, Paul Knodel, as U.S. CEO. Raisin will bring its cross-border deposits business model to the $12.7 trillion U.S. deposits market. This expansion follows […]
Young people are finding it harder than ever to save money as dwindling disposable income and an inability to make use of savings accounts is hitting their trust in ‘big banks’, new research from Raisin.co.uk finds. Generational shifts in the way Brits handle their money are widening as 16-24-year-olds are the least likely to have […]
What can Raisin customers tell us about Europeans and their savings habits? UK leads on gender parity Spain’s savers start younger Germany is most international Raisin’s 175,000 customers live in 31 different European countries and represent 150 nationalities, a live reflection of the European idea of crossing borders and breaking down barriers to provide the […]
MANCHESTER 11 April 2019 – Beginning today, ClearScore customers in the UK will gain access to Raisin UK’s wide range of savings accounts directly through their ClearScore mobile apps on iOS and Android, as well as through the ClearScore website. This new strategic distribution partnership between Raisin UK, one of the UK’s leading online savings […]
At a time when many banks are looking to invest in fintech companies, the open banking fintech Raisin is taking the road less travelled by buying MHB Bank of Frankfurt, its long-time service bank.
Raisin, the pan-European fintech marketplace for savings and investment products, announced it closed a Series D funding round of $114 million to expand its offering. This brings the total amount raised by the company to $200 million. Raisin also announced it has brokered more than $11 billion in deposits to 62 partner banks, earning savers $90 million in earned interest.
Raisin UK, the online savings marketplace, and Starling Bank, the next generation bank, are joining forces to give the nation’s savers better access to attractive interest rates. Under a new strategic partnership between the two companies, all new customers of Raisin UK will benefit from Starling Bank’s state-of-the-art account opening and transaction processing API infrastructure […]