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Bankiwi: Leetchi launches online piggy bank for teens

Most teenagers in the western world receive pocket money on a regular basis and the majority of these teens spend a huge amount of their time online. Nevertheless, kids and teenagers are often left behind when it comes to spending their money online: Even if their purchasing power is considerable, there is often no way for them to pay online.

Leetchi.com, a leading startup in the field of social payments, aims to take care of this problem by providing an online piggy bank for adolescents. From a teenager’s point of view Bankiwi.com is a highly secured service, which enables them to receive their pocket money online on their personal page. With a playful and educational approach Bankiwi’s users receive advice on how to manage their money well on a daily basis. Bankiwi.com enables to receive, manage and spend pocket money.

The new service provides parents several ways of payment in order to pay into the Bankiwis of the kids: Directly on Bankiwi.com, thanks to the secure payment system of Leetchi.com; or via telephone, for grandparents who are not that familiar with the Internet yet. The payments can be conducted on a one-time or on a regular basis. Their children’s pocket money is stored in a secure place and Bankiwi’s partner websites have been selected carefully, in order to correspond to the age of each teen/kid.

Bankiwi.com was developed by social payment expert Leetchi.com. The Paris based startup has recently received 4 million Euro in a new round of funding which was led by Idinvest. Leetchi.com was founded in 2009 and its service is available in French, German and English. The new online piggy bank Bankiwi will also support this languages. Find out more about Leetchi’s new service and watch the following video:

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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