Tech & Tonic: Countingup a bright future for advisers and challenger banks

Money, it’s a gas. Photo by  abigail low  on  Unsplash

Money, it’s a gas. Photo by abigail low on Unsplash

News story of the week: Counting productive

As UK challenger banks continue to do battle with the traditional set, Countingup has become the first business bank to offer invoicing, automated payment matching and expense tracking.

With Countingup also allowing small businesses to stay on top of their taxes and the self-assessment deadline looming larger than your dad’s Y Fronts, there’s never been a better time to switch!

Comment piece of the week: The future’s bright for 2019

We love a good survey, especially when it’s positive and even more so when it doesn’t revolve around more spurious news, such as the nation’s favourite celeb crush or which kitchen utensil you love the most.

Illustrating that it’s not all doom and gloom, Intelliflo has found financial advisers to – drum roll please – actually be optimistic about 2019, expecting an increase in business and the recruitment of more staff. Take that, potato peeler!

Number of the week: $300 million dollar bill, y’all

Topping of a wonderful year that saw app-based bank N26 launch in seven new markets (including Blighty) AND triple their customer base, the challenger has today announced a whopping $300 million in a Series D funding round. Customers can expect further product development, features and intuitive features further streamlining the user experience. WAY TO GO!

Quote of the week

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