For a while, we’ve been helping you, and other students, develop money skills and grow your financial wellbeing.
Now, it’s time to take this to the next level - with the Blackbullion app, the first personal finance app made specifically for students!
The Blackbullion app - why?
Every year, money worries have a huge negative impact on students’ ability to finish their studies and their experience at university.
Uni enjoyment is often stripped away as you spend lots of time worrying how to make ends meet or working to make up the difference between your expenses and your student loan.
While we know how useful our financial education content and hub of additional funding have been for you, what’s missing is a practical tool to help you manage your money week to week.
Here’s where the app comes in!
More about the app
The app will help you make your money last until the next loan drop.
We are harnessing the power of open banking to help you make your money last at university while building healthy financial habits with:
Rather than obsessing over your money all the time, check in just once a week on Money Monday.
With just a few clicks you’ll be able to:
Take a look at how you’ve been spending your money
See any upcoming spending in advance
Get bitesized learning to improve your financial wellbeing
Set yourself spending challenges to keep on track
Rewards for becoming financially confident
Not only will you improve your money situation, you’ll also get rewarded for doing so!
Every time you check in, complete a challenge or take any other action on the app to improve your financial wellbeing, you’ll be rewarded with Bullions, our in-app currency that you can put towards rewards, benefits and cash prize draws - let’s boost that emergency fund, shall we?
Why should I use this app?
Unlike other personal finance apps, this app has been created specifically with students in mind.
Student life presents lots of unique challenges that require a unique approach. For example, it doesn’t necessarily make sense budgeting monthly as a student - because you receive your loan termly!
So everything in this app is geared towards making student life easier and helping you to financially survive (and hopefully thrive!) at university.
When will the app be released?
The app will launch this summer, before the start of the new academic year.
How do I get the app?
The best way to know when the app goes live is to join our app waiting list!
We’ll then email you when the app is available on Google Play (Android) and Apple Store - plus you’ll get a chance to win prizes every week while you wait!
Why you should join the waiting list
You’ll be the first to know when the app is ready - so you can start improving your financial wellbeing as soon as possible.
On top of this, as a thank you for joining the waitlist, you’ll be entered into a weekly prize draw for the chance to win some amazing prizes.
There will be a mixture of cash prizes as well as other prizes we think you’ll find exciting.
The sooner you join the waitlist, the more chances you’ll have to win as we’ll be announcing one winner every week until the app launches.
(If you’ve already joined the waiting list, you don’t need to do anything - you’ll automatically be entered into the prize draw).
Here’s that link to join the waiting list again.
Spread the word!
Make sure to invite your friends to the app waiting list, to make sure they’ll be able to make their money last until the next loan drop too.
We’re excited to help you make your student life easier by getting on top of your money! See you on the inside.
Waiting list prize draw terms and conditions can be found here.