It’s 2018, and if you ask me, it’s time to do things better and definitely more affordable. Thanks to technology, we’re seeing a lot of our money transactions transform before our eyes. Think about how we save money with apps like Acorns, invest online with companies like Betterment, and on this podcast episode we’re talking about redefining the banking and mortgage process with two companies (BankMobile and Better Mortgage) that are using technology to do it better!
On This Podcast Episode:
This episode is dedicated to doing money things better. We’re introducing you to Luvleen Sidhu from BankMobile and Vishal Garg from Better Mortgage to unlock your thinking about two industries that were in dire need of some serious modernizing.
Luvleen Sidhu had enough with big banking fees and wanted to do it differently. In 2013, Americans spent $32 billion on overdraft fees, which is three times as much as they spent on breast cancer and lung cancer combined and more than they spent on vegetables. Additionally, the underbanked spend approximately 10 percent of their salaries on fees for alternative financial services. Together with her father Jay Sidhu, she launched BankMobile in January 2015 to offer this banking experience all through a smartphone or tablet device, utilizing cutting-edge technology to make banking seamless. BankMobile offers completely fee-free accounts—checking, savings with a guaranteed higher savings rate than the top four banks in the U.S., and line of credit, access to over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide (BankMobile VIP customers have free access to every ATM in the U.S., which is more than 400,000 ATMs), a personal banker for all customers, and a free financial coach for VIP customers.
Vishal Garg is the Founder and CEO of Better Mortgage, working to make the mortgage process simpler, faster and much much better for all Americans – especially the new generation of first-time homebuyers (aka millennials). Better is a digital mortgage company focused on improving access to home financing. They’re using tech to make home buying better by speeding up the process, bringing down the cost and ensuring our customers get the best possible mortgage. Their mission is to make home buying more affordable and accessible for everyone. And that’s built into Better’s DNA – from their zero commissions approach to their 100% transparent process.
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Shannah Compton Game is a Money Wellness expert, host of the to-rated Millennial Money podcast, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER with an MBA. Millennial Money has over 15 million downloads in 164 countries. Shannah’s years of experience as a skilled Certified Financial Planner have set her on a mission to revolutionize how people think, act, and feel about their finances…and have some fun doing so.