Best Fintech apps 2016: Apple version

The people at Apple publish an annual global list of the apps they consider to be the year’s most innovative. The list for 2016 includes four apps related to fintech.

Bunq

Located in the Netherlands, the company positions itself as an online bank for personal and business use.

  • Supports up to ten bank accounts at different banks.
  • Intended for making convenient payments and money transfers.
  • Also available for group banking.

Some facts

Subcategory Personal/Business banking, Expense sharing
Android version Yes
Website
What we’ve found intersting A separate app for Group expense tracking

Credit Karma

This service helps clients monitor their credit score, learn what their indebtedness is and gives advice on how to improve a credit rating.

Some facts

Subcategory PFM, Marketplace
Android version Yes
Website
What we’ve found intersting YouTube channel

Group Expense Tracker

Headquartered in Turkey, the company offers an app for planned budgeting by a group of individuals. The participants can monitor joint expenses and look after their mutual accounts.

Some facts

Subcategory Expense sharing, PFM
Android version No
Website

Pennies

Created by developer Emile Bennett, of the UK, the Pennies app specialises in making personal finance and budget management easy, quick and convenient.

Some facts

Subcategory Expense tracking, PFM
Android version No
Website

Last year in the field of fintech, only one app made the Apple list of best apps of the year. This year there are four, an increase which we find gratifying. We’d very much like to see next year’s list include even more innovative fintech apps.

On a somewhat disappointing note, not a single fintech app made the list of Apple Design Awards for 2016. Let’s hope that this shortcoming can be corrected in 2017.