It seems that during lockdown we have all become more ‘money-savvy’, regularly checking our accounts, looking at how and what we are spending our hard earned finances on. New research suggests that consumers are determined to take greater control of their personal finances in 2021 following last year’s financial uncertainty. It now appears the banks are helping us with that process.

Santander for example, have a new development, designed with the customer in mind. It allows you to get tailored ‘insights’ into how you spend.

My Money Manager looks at what you do in your accounts, and sends you the information to help you be smarter about your spend.

We’ve been finding out more from Andy Warren, Head of Digital Transformation at Santander UK, and Alice Beer, Consumer Champion & TV Presenter.

Alice is ITV This Morning’s Consumer Editor, regularly appearing on the programme. Her reports on safety in household white goods led to the recalling of products and discussion in parliament.

Alice first made her name on the BBC consumer show Watchdog, co-presenting alongside Anne Robinson, where she took undercover reporting jobs and exposed some of the biggest industries in the country for the way they were treating consumers.  Alice went on to front many major BBC Series mostly with a strong consumer angle: Healthcheck, Face Value, Holiday and a financial quiz: Show Me The Money.  She has also hosted Channel 5’s Hot Property programme and LBC’s Breakfast Radio Show.

Alice Beer & Andy Warren

Andy said…….

“My Money Manager is the result of a new kind of partnership between Santander and Personetics. Working collaboratively, the Personetics team is an extension of our internal teams, generating new use cases and co-creating beyond off-the-shelf solutions. Building long-lasting and meaningful relationships with our strategic partners is key to accelerate Santander’s digital transformation. We’re proud to bring innovation to our customers.”

If you’d like to find out more about My Money Manager just go HERE.

And if you’re looking for something to read during these long days of lockdown, Alice has written a book “A Contented House With Twins”, and we can highly recommend it.

We’ve managed to find a really good deal on it (Alice would be proud). Just click on the cover below.

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