Disruptive consumer fintech Douugh is expanding the rollout of its ‘Freemium’ subscription product, a smart bank account and Mastercard debit card proposition to it’s growing U.S waitlist, with the launch of its ‘Savings Jars’ feature - designed to help people become more financially healthy.
With over 83.1 million millennials in the United States, making them the largest generation in the country’s history, Douugh plans to offer the new financial powerhouse generation a banking platform that meets their ever-changing expectations.
Douugh’s core mission is to help people become financially healthy, educating and assisting them to spend less, pay off debt, save more, and build wealth. Founder & CEO of Douugh, Andy Taylor plans to be a disruptive voice of change in the banking sector.
“Seventy percent of Americans live pay-check to pay-check and do not have $1,000 in savings. Jars and specifically the launch of our default ‘Rainy Day’ jar feature, will help our customers live financially healthier by getting them to save up to $1,000 as cover for unexpected expenses, or achieve a specific saving goal like a deposit for a home. This encourages people to focus on reducing their reliance on short-term debt in the form of buy now pay later services or credit cards, whilst saving for the long-term, ultimately changing their views and habits around money.”
“Douugh is a disruptive financial technology platform that uses AI to help people change their relationship with money. The future of banking lies in operating a software-as-a-service model, Douugh does not operate a banking model, reliant on selling traditional debt products. We want to be exclusively focused on fostering financial wellness for our customers’’, Taylor says. Douugh has forged a global innovation partnership with Mastercard to bring this to market, with the pair collaborating on various ongoing initiatives.
”We are excited to see our partnership with Douugh grow and provide consumers with innovative products and solutions they need to reach their personal savings goals,” says Sherri Haymond EVP, Digital Partnerships, North America, Mastercard. “Working with Douugh, we continue to empower consumers to be financially responsible providing visibility and control over their funds.”
Douugh plans to further expand on the platform with the launch of a ‘Premium’ subscription service with enhanced AI money management features, cash rewards, investment jars early in the new year