Information for Journalists
Press Team Contact Details
For media enquiries please contact Victoria Bailie at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07803 097 897.
Alternatively, you can reach the team at email@example.com or 0330 221 0574.
NB: Our press team does not have access to customer details and will not be able to assist with individual customer enquiries. For any customer enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Money Dashboard
Launched in 2010, Money Dashboard is one of the UK’s leading FinTechs, serving over 500,000 registered users, and won the 2018 British Bank award for best personal finance app.
The app gives consumers the TrueView® of their financial position by: (1) consolidating all their current accounts, credit cards, and savings accounts from over 70 financial institutions, and (2) allocating each bank transaction into a distinct expenditure category, thereby automatically organising an individual’s finances for them.
The company generates revenue by creating insightful market research from anonymised bank statement data, for example by helping hedge funds predict revenue announcements of listed companies.
Money Dashboard recently completed a £4.6m funding round, attracting investment from over 3300 investors on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company reached its initial target of £1.5 million in under 45 minutes. The round was also backed by Scottish Investment Bank and existing investors Calculus Capital.
Money Dashboard founded the influential trade association fdata that lobbies on behalf of its members for the adoption of Open Banking standards worldwide.
The app is available on web, iOS and Android.
About Money Dashboard CEO, Steve Tigar
Steve has been an entrepreneur at two scale-up tech businesses, and built a successful career in advertising, developing award-winning campaigns. His previous venture culminated in a strategic partnership with the Zoopla Property Group.
Best Personal Finance App, British Bank Awards
Best Personal Finance App, British Bank Awards
FinTech of the Year, The Scottish Financial Technology Awards
Best FinTech Collaboration, The Scottish Financial Technology Awards
Best innovation for savings journey, fDATA Open Banking Awards
Best use of data science for good, fDATA Open Banking Awards
Most innovative new feature as a force for making lives better, fDATA Open Banking Awards
How we can help with your story
Data – if you are writing on consumer spending and saving habits, we have a wealth of anonymised data valued by academics and businesses around the country. We will do our best to help with insights for your story where possible.
Expert opinion – Researchers at Heriot-Watt University recently found that new Money Dashboard users typically saved 14% of their discretionary spend in the first month after setting a budget, so we’re well placed to comment on personal finance and setting good financial habits.
Case studies – if you would like help in sourcing case studies to support your article, we would love to help. You can find some examples here.
Images for your story
Recent Press Releases
Our recent press releases can be found in our media pack here.
Recent Press Mentions
Financial Times: Do budgeting apps really work?
BBC: Finance app banks £2m from crowdfunding investors
Finextra: Money Dashboard to triple staff on £4.6 million fund raise
The Times: ‘What are the best personal finance apps to help me budget?’
Insider: Money Dashboard opens up to cryptocurrency site Coinbase
Do you support my bank and card companies?
We support 60 bank and credit card providers, including; HSBC, Natwest, Santander, Barclays, American Express and Barclaycard to name a few.
The full list of our currently supported providers can be found here.
In our aim to provide the best personal finance software, we are always willing to add new providers to Money Dashboard. If your provider isn't listed, we want to know! Just send a quick message to email@example.com and we'll do our best to make it happen.
Is Money Dashboard safe to use?
Yes. Looking after your finances is a big responsibility and security is at the forefront of everything we do.
On 13 Jan 18, the EU’s Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) was implemented, which guarantees you the legal right to ask us to help you manage your money. This includes permitting you to share your online credentials with Account Information Service Providers (AIS) such as ourselves. For further information, please refer to the Financial Conduct Authority’s guidance here.
PSD2 further extends your rights by ensuring we keep your personal information private at all times. As an FCA authorised and regulated service provider (registration number 800652), we take our responsibilities extremely seriously and our services are reviewed and audited externally on a regular basis.
If you're still having any doubts about the legitimacy of our service, we hope that our extensive media coverage will be of some comfort to you.
We were also awarded Best Personal Finance App 2017 & 2018 at the British Bank Awards, based on thousands of consumer reviews left on the Smart Money People website. Read why our users placed us at the top alongside household names like First Direct, Zopa and Virgin Money here.
Really, a free service, what's the catch?
There's no catch!
Money Dashboard may offer suggestions for products and services like credit cards, home loan offers or insurance providers that can save you money. If you select a product based on our suggestion, Money Dashboard may receive a fee from the product provider.
Money Dashboard also provides insight and market research services to help companies better understand trends in consumer behaviour. We identify shifts in consumer preferences using anonymised spending information from groups of Money Dashboard users.
How is security managed?
Money Dashboard is a read-only application, which means it cannot be used for withdrawals, payments or to transfer your funds.
We use the same industry-standard security practices as many of the world’s leading banks. It’s our number 1 priority to make sure all your data is kept safe and secure.
We've invested heavily to create a secure access environment where all your information is protected using military-grade encryption, and services that are ISO 27001 accredited.
We've also selected partners with outstanding reputations and extensive experience in security solutions, including Yodlee (provider of money management budgeting solutions to over 150 top financial institutions worldwide) and Commissum (global provider of high quality security testing and monitoring services).
Your login details are securely stored by Yodlee, who also store the login details for 80% of North America and is trusted by over 50 million consumers. They aggregate approximately 3 trillion dollars worth of transactions every day and are audited by all major banks and regulatory institutions in the US.
Does it really take only a couple of minutes to add an account?
Yes. It's just like logging into your current online bank account.
To get started, simply Log in to your Money Dashboard account. You will be presented with a full list of all major UK bank account providers. Simply select your bank and we’ll guide you through what details are required to connect.
The process is extremely straightforward: create a
How do I get help adding an account?
If you experience an error when trying to add your accounts, please bear in mind that most errors are temporary and trying again will normally result in success.
If you continue to get error messages or would just like some general assistance you can contact our friendly support team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our support site.