Wholefoods are predicting that 2019 will see avocado ice cream and seaweed butter flying off the shelves. Forbes magazine reckons that in-car voice shopping may be on its way, allowing us to get the weekly shop done on the daily commute. And booking.com believes that this year, city breaks and sunshine holidays will be making […]
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Every year statistics are published highlighting how badly we get ourselves into debt over Christmas and how long it takes us to recover. The numbers aren’t out yet as there’s more damage still to be done online and in the High Street. There’s still more plastic to smoulder. But what I’ve found this year, in […]
We’re used to technology advancing at an exciting pace. After all, at Castlight we are responsible for disrupting the status quo of the way people bank, obtain mortgages, secure loans, make investments and climb out of debt. Our data scientists are pushing boundaries every day and creating products and services that have never existed before. […]
I love working with Lord Bird and The Big Issue. They are great guys and they sure know how to pick a venue for a financial inclusion summit. For a Glasgow-based company, we don’t get many podium opportunities at the Houses of Parliament, but last Thursday, there we were. Fabulous though the venue was, it […]
We’re looking forward to Thursday’s Financial Inclusion Summit in the Houses of Parliament with Lord Bird. It’s an exciting opportunity for us to talk about The Big View, our fintech tool which gives people with debt concerns access to a version of Castlight Financial’s affordability tool. Since it was launched earlier this year, in partnership […]
DAREDEVIL SEASON 3 SPOILER ALERT As season three of Daredevil explodes onto Netflix and sucks us all into the now familiar Marvel drama fest of nocturnal super-hero action, fight scenes, intrigue and love interest, I have to say I have been side-tracked a little by the brand new character of FBI Special Agent Ray Nadeem. […]
Affordability innovator Castlight Financial has developed a new open-banking affordability score, providing access to borrowing for the first time for the 5.8 million people, in the UK alone, with “thin credit files”. The company, which has been pioneering open banking based affordability products for the last three years, including the Affordability Passport and Categorisation as […]
A law has just come into effect in the States which allows American consumers to freeze and unfreeze their credit without paying a fee. Signed in May by Donald Trump, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act amongst other things, abolishes the not inconsiderable fees which were previously associated with freezing and unfreezing […]
Gordon Brown’s warning this week that “We are in danger of sleepwalking into a future crisis”, is keeping me awake at night. I couldn’t agree more. In fact, I’ve been putting out this message all last year.
A whole new generation of students are about to leave home and embark on the adventure that is student life. For some, it will be the first time that they have had to manage their own budgets. And for many, they are watching, with a degree of alarm, the doors of the Bank of Mum […]
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