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The Fintech Festive Gift Guide For The Last Minute Christmas Dash

Left presents until the last minute again? Have no fear! The Fintech Times has got you covered with some last-minute gift ideas for all the fintech aficionados in your life, all of which can be gifted virtually!

So sit back and relax, we’ve got your Christmas shopping sorted!

I’m dreaming of a financially responsible Christmas

What better gift to give to a loved one than the ability to manage their finances? While you can’t sign up on behalf of someone else, the Marygold & Co. app could be a great option for that friend or family member looking to get their financial lives in order in the new year. The Marygold & Co. app makes managing your finances easy by combining services like investing, digital payments and financial education all in one place, helping users take control of their money.

Run, Rudolph, Run

Christmas is the perfect time to invest in your health and wealth, so why not purchase a premium Sweatcoin subscription for your family and friends and help them reap the rewards of their physical activity? Sweatcoin is a digital currency backed by physical movement that you earn by walking or running. Sweatcoin Premium allows users to earn 2x Sweatcoins for their steps which can be exchanged for products in the in-app marketplace – so make that post-Christmas dinner walk count!

Since we’ve no place to go, let it snow (in the lounge)

As we approach the thick of the busy holiday travel season, with everyone heading home for Christmas, Revolut’s SmartDelay feature could come in handy! SmartDelay lets customers get complimentary airport lounge passes if their flight is delayed more than an hour making layovers and delays a little more luxe. Revolut Offers a few other handy features for travellers, including low fee international transfers, and foreign exchange at competitive rates.

It’s lovely weather to be investing together with you

Saving and investing are always trending, especially around Christmas. Why not give the gift of an app subscription to help them invest make their money go further? For example, Toggle is an AI fintech platform that gives professional and novice/retail investors invaluable information within seconds. Toggle can analyse billions of data points instantly, equipping investors with the tools and knowledge to cut through the noise and understand why a stock is moving.

Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?

Remember the true meaning of Christmas by giving a charitable donation this holiday season. Look out for a Goodbox contactless donation device to instantly give digitally. Or for something more long-term, US financial platform Daffy helps you set money aside automatically, investing it via DAF (donor-advised fund) and then donating it to any of over 1.5 million charities. In the UK, the financial app Cleo has a one-click charity donation option for you to feel the spirit of Christmas all year round.

I should be paying in the winter snow

Despite the push to digital, cash is still the second most important payment method, with payments made with cash rising for the first time in a decade. Skip the socks and smellies this year and gift your people some cold hard cash to make them smile this Christmas.

From all of us here at The Fintech Times – Merry Christmas!


  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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