After making a name for themselves with a successful online trading platform, Robinhood offered its customers a no-fee Robinhood Checking and Savings account. Well, it did for a couple of days before the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, SIPC, stepped in. Invitations were to be sent out beginning in January 2019 to open these accounts but now […]

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Axos Bank In-depth Review

Founded in 2000 as a digital bank, Axos Bank has since grown into a full-fledged, tech-based financial services company. It serves individuals, businesses, and institutions. A key benefit of this bank is that it incurs lower overhead costs compared to traditional banks. This results in more favorable rates, terms, and fees for their customers. Axos Bank’s products include: […]

6 Ways to Avoid Being Charged Overdraft Fees

A transaction that brings your bank account balance below zero is known as an overdraft. When this occurs, your bank or credit union will charge you an overdraft fee.  However, its not that hard to avoid overdraft fees. Unfortunately, overdraft fees are a common expense consumers face. In fact, Americans spent $34.3 billion in overdraft fees in […]

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Is It Okay to Open and Close Bank Accounts?

When you open a bank account, it’s easy to assume that you’ll stick with that bank forever. But that was then. Your old bank account has lost its appeal and there is a new checking account in town that is grabbing your attention. Now you ask yourself if opening and closing bank accounts is okay on a […]

savings accounts and money market accounts

Savings vs. Money Market accounts. Which is the right one for you? In 2018, Americans managed to put away approximately $1 trillion in personal savings. That was about 6.2% of their disposable income. So if you took home $50,000 after taxes last year, you likely stashed away around $3,100. Saving money is not easy with […]

Best Money Transfer Services of 2018

Whether you want to send money to a friend sitting next to you or a family member halfway around the world, you have options. There’s a wide selection of money transfer services from which you can choose. Not all are created equal, though, which can make it difficult to know which one is best for you. […]

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Online cross-border payments are on an upward trend. In 2018, the total transaction value of P2P money transfers worldwide was $65,761,000 –– by 2022; it’s projected to reach $133,795,000. The U.S. is leading this trend in 2018 with transaction values accounting for $15,138,000. Thanks to technology, we are more connected with people around the world […]

CurrencyFair review

CurrencyFair is a marketplace built to connect people who need to move money to and from different countries. In doing so, users who have corresponding needs can find each other. This CurrencyFair review will look at the benefits and disadvantages of CurrencyFair when compared to other money exchange and transfer services. Fully-licensed and regulated by […]

HiFx Money Transfer Services

HiFX was established in the UK in 1998 to provide a cheaper way for customers to send money overseas. The company was bought in 2014 by Euronet Worldwide, which is also the parent company to money transfer services Ria and Euronet is the third largest money transfer business in the world. Since the buyout, […]

Walmart2world money transfer Walmart

Walmart is the world’s largest retailer by a sizeable margin. In 2014, it launched its Walmart2Walmart domestic money transfer service powered by Ria. This enabled Americans to affordably and quickly send money to each other through U.S. Walmart locations. Earlier this year, the company took it a step further by partnering with Moneygram to launch […]