Financial services giant Old Mutual has acquired personal financial management start-up 22seven as part of a strategy of what it calls “developing digital support for its customers”. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. 22seven exited its beta phase last May and began
“You’re being irrational.” No one likes to hear those words. They are the verbal equivalent of a pat on the head. But, like it or not, we are fundamentally irrational beings. And the area in which we should be the most clear-headed, our personal finances, is usually
Christo Davel, former head of now-defunct online bank 20twenty, sparked intense debate and provoked security warnings from local banks last week when he took the wraps off his new venture, personal financial management website 22seven. The start-up got itself noticed. But is the service safe to use?
Financial management website 22seven has been live for just a day and already it’s facing its first serious challenge. Some of SA’s big banks have begun warning their customers not to provide their banking login details to the service, which aggregates users’ financial information to give them a graphics-rich picture of their income and spending
Christo Davel, former head of now-defunct online bank 20twenty, has launched a new online financial services venture called 22seven designed to help people better manage their money. “Our service doesn’t have all the answers but it does have a few insights,” says Davel, who is CEO of the new company. “22Seven