Don’s Blog: It’s time to get personal

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This time of year, people are either very distressed for not making their targets (yet), or very relaxed and focussed on family time – I am wishing you the latter! I really like to do work during the holiday period – not during the Christmas days that I like to spend with family – and […]

Bittiq launches “vrije ruimte” financial planning feature

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Bittiq is a company that gives its users better insights into their expenses and provides them with action points on how they can save their money.  Recently, the financial well-being company announced the launch of their vrije ruimte feature within their app. This feature allows users to see how much discretionary spending they have. As […]

ABN AMRO launches wealth management app Kendu

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The Dutch bank took to fighting the idea that wealth management only brings value for wealthy individuals who can invest large sums of money, with their launch of Kendu last week. The app  allows people to begin investing for EUR 50. Using a personal risk score, professionals invest a client-determined figure. Both ABN customers and […]

Student-run VC fund ASIF have announced their first investment: Dyme

The fund, which is run by students, for students, invests exclusively in startups founded by local students and graduates and currently manages EUR 1 million. They made their very first investment last week in fintech startup Dyme. ASIF’s former board member, Gijs Schot, described the investment as a culmination of “a year of preparation and months […]

Member Spotlight: Bittiq

“We use data to help people make better financial decisions, take the stress out of personal finance,” says Hidde Koning of Bittiq, as he empathises with the difficulty of dedicating large amounts of time weekly/monthly to administering one’s personal finances. Having only opened its doors last summer, the company has made it its mission to take the […]