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The Berlin fintech Vantik wants to make it easier for customers to invest in old-age provision. Thanks to a Mastercard debit card with one percent cashback on every transaction, you can save on the side.
With theand the Vantik-Card, a start-up has gone onto the market in Berlin that is dedicated to the . After a beta test with a few hundred test customers, the company has now presented a free for everyone, which should be available from April. The special feature: The card, which is realized with Mastercard and the Vodeno banking-as-a-service platform, grants one percent of the sales value as cashback for all bets.
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The amount is automatically invested in anVantik's interesting marketing approach : This should make it easier for customers to take care of the topic of old-age provision. It is doubtful whether this is enough to close the well-known pension gap. But it is always a good door opener to deal with the topic. According to the European statistical office Eurostat, the number of people at risk of old-age poverty in Germany has risen sharply in recent years and is currently 3.1 million people over 65 years of age.
Investors in the company founded by Til Klein in 2019 are Atlantic Labs, STS-Ventures and Seedcamp as well as business angels such as Maximilian Tayenthal, one of the founders of. Vantik sees the service's USP in the flexible and simple approach to investing; the customer is saving “on the side” for old-age provision. The company does not yet state the exact composition of the ETF - the customer only learns the breakdown into 60 percent stocks, 25 percent bonds, 10 percent real estate and 5 percent raw materials - and the trendy term sustainable investment comes up. In the course of the year there should also be the possibility of paying into the ETF portfolio yourself - actually an indispensable basis for selling the principle of good conscience to the customer as a pension.
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That shouldn't hide the fact that the few cents or a few euros that are deposited month after month are more of a drop in the ocean. It is questionable whether a customer will also invest in ETFs as a result - whoever does it anyway will do it with the help of the cashback. In the end, Vantik is a (admittedly kept simple) cashback model, as offered by other neobanks fromto DKB to .
After all, the conditions with a flat rate of one percent are also so attractive: The Vantik Card is a standard debit Mastercard with no monthly basic fee, which guarantees cost control based on direct debiting from the account. The card can be linked to any desired account via a bank connection and also supports Apple Pay and Google Pay. Those interested in the offer, which starts in a few weeks, can put.
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