Have frictionless payments gone too far? Are women finally set to get targeted financial advice? And will investments’ eco-credentials trump potential returns? In this part of the 2021 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are redefining their relationships with money.
Women are often let down by the finance industry, from patronising campaigns to intimidating institutions. Online toolkit SmartPurse provides jargon-free financial information, a chance to network with other women on and offline, and a database for finding a financial adviser or coach.
Gen Yers and Zers are turning to payment services like Klarna, Afterpay, and Laybuy to help their wallets keep up with their shopping habits. But due to a lack of education regarding financial responsibility, how are these ‘buy now, pay later’ services impacting their financial futures?
The financial inequalities faced by women in America aren’t limited to a pay gap. Traditional gender expectations and a lack of tailored services mean that they’re also less prepared for retirement than men. So, how can women be encouraged to build a nest egg as they move through life?
As Gen Yers enter their financial prime, brands across sectors are looking at ways to adapt their offerings to meet the ethical expectations of this cohort. Online-only challenger bank Aspiration is appealing to them by putting trust, transparency, and sustainability at the heart of its business.