While it has plenty to boast, the human arsenal has never enjoyed an element more important than our ability to grow under all possible circumstances. The stated significance is backed up quite well by everything this ability has pushed us to achieve so far, with one major testimony coming from an idea called technology. The reason why technology has been such a reference point for us is down to its unprecedented skill-set, which introduced us to a brand of reality that we never considered as feasible in the first place. However, once you start to look a little deeper, it becomes clear how the whole runner was also predicated upon the way this reality was actually moulded. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide presence, and consequentially, kickstarted a tech revolution. The said revolution, as we know, will go on to scale up our lives in a pretty comprehensive fashion, but even after clocking such a massive feat, the creation will continue producing all the right goods. This has only turned more evident over the recent past, and a new development within the fintech sphere should do a lot to feed that pattern moving forward.
Stash, a neobank headquartered in New York, has officially launched a proprietary infrastructure platform called Stash Core, which is designed to support the company’s new bank account experience, while also offering various services like credit, savings, lending, and more. Talk about Stash’s new banking experience; it, notably enough, presents you with a whole fintech package, a package that includes access to the upgraded Stock-Back Debit Mastercard, enhanced customer support, and a significantly bigger set of benefits. The Stock-Back Debit Mastercard is particularly a major mention here, as it uses a patent technology to let customers invest in stocks whenever they spend on gas, groceries, travel, dining, and more. So far, Stash has handed out more than a 59 million stock rewards, but given the upgrade, that figure is expected to rise by 4 times.
Taking a more granular view, the offerings of Stash’s banking account experience translate to Auto-Stash; zero overdraft fees; direct deposit up to two days early, saving and budgeting tools, advanced mobile wallet capabilities and contactless payments, easy access to more than 55,000 ATMs, FDIC insurance up to $250,000 through Stride Bank, N.A., Member FDIC. Beyond that, they even include advanced security features such as Mastercard Global Service™ and Mastercard Zero Liability Protection.
“Stash Core gives us flexibility and ownership of every customer touchpoint. It’s the future of inclusive finance and transformative to our business,” says Brandon Krieg, CEO and co-founder of Stash. “The entire Stash platform is for everyday Americans who want to build long-term wealth with a trusted partner. With Stash Core and the Stock-Back® Debit Mastercard®, we are able to deliver the very best in financial tooling, customer service, and AI-powered, personalized wealth-building for those who want to earn stock and invest as they spend.”
The launch in question here becomes a lot more intriguing once you start considering how well Stash has been doing as of late. For instance, during 2021, the company recorded a whopping $125 million in annualized revenue, as well as a 30% uptick in weekly contributions. Now, if we take into account the Stash’s growing customer base and its partnerships with Mastercard, Stride Bank, Marqeta, Mambu, Alloy, the stated number should, by all means, go up a notch in the near future.