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digit.co

Founded Year

2013

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$63.8M

Valuation

$0000 

About Digit

Digit aims to help people save money without having to think about it. Digit is like a digital piggybank. It connects to a user's checking account, analyzes the user's spending habits and income history, and uses an algorithm to automatically set aside small amounts of money-usually between $1 and $150-at times when the user is least likely to miss it.On November 16th, 2021, Digit was acquired by Oportun.9M.

Digit Headquarters Location

100 Pine St 20th Floor

San Francisco, California, 94111,

United States

888-322-3103

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Digit in 4 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Feb 10, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Digit

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Digit is included in 7 Expert Collections, including Banking.

B

Banking

951 items

W

Wealth Tech

1,870 items

A category of financial technology that is digitizing & streamlining the delivery of wealth management. Included: Startups that offer technology-enabled tools for active and passive wealth management for retail investors and advisors.

F

Fintech 250

498 items

A

Artificial Intelligence

9,093 items

This collection includes startups selling AI SaaS, using AI algorithms to develop their core products, and those developing hardware to support AI workloads.

F

Financial Wellness

245 items

Track startups and capture company information and workflow.

F

Fintech

7,442 items

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Digit Patents

Digit has filed 11 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Computer peripherals
  • Computing input devices
  • Medical imaging
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

9/12/2012

1/29/2019

Wireless networking, Network protocols, Social networking services, Internet of things, Diagrams

Grant

Application Date

9/12/2012

Grant Date

1/29/2019

Title

Related Topics

Wireless networking, Network protocols, Social networking services, Internet of things, Diagrams

Status

Grant

Latest Digit News

CFPB fines fintech Digit $2.7M over ‘faulty’ savings algorithm

Aug 11, 2022

Published Aug. 11, 2022 The exterior of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., is shown. The image by Ted Eytan is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Dive Brief: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined fintech Digit $2.7 million  Wednesday over claims the company used a “faulty algorithm” that caused overdrafts and overdraft penalties for customers. Digit “falsely guaranteed no overdrafts with its product, broke its promises to make amends on its mistakes, and pocketed a portion of the interest that should have gone to consumers,” the CFPB asserted. In addition to the fine, the bureau will require Digit to redress harmed customers. Oportun, a small-dollar lending company that acquired the fintech last year , said Digit owes 1,947 customers approximately $35 each, for a total of $68,145, according to a statement Wednesday. Dive Insight: Digit “positioned itself as a savings tool for consumers having trouble saving on their own. But instead, consumers ended up paying unnecessary overdraft fees,” CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said in a statement. “Companies have long been held to account when they engage in faulty advertising, and regulators must do the same when it comes to faulty algorithms.” The fintech uses a proprietary algorithm to make automatic transfers, called auto-saves, from the consumer’s checking account to a separate account held in Digit’s name, the CFPB said. Digit’s algorithm analyzes consumers’ checking-account data to determine when and how much to save for each consumer. The company charges a $5 monthly subscription fee for the service. The CFPB said Digit routinely caused consumers’ checking accounts to incur overdraft fees charged by their banks, despite its claims that it “never transfers more than you can afford.” Digit received complaints about overdrafts daily, the CFPB said. “The company also represented that if there was an overdraft, it would reimburse consumers. But the company often denied customers who tried to recoup their money,” the CFPB said, adding Digit had received nearly 70,000 overdraft-reimbursement requests since 2017. The CFPB alleges the fintech also deceived consumers by keeping a significant amount of the interest earned on consumer funds, after it had promised not to. “Had Hello Digit kept its promise to not keep the interest on consumers’ funds, consumers could have pocketed the extra savings,” the CFPB said. Oportun, in a statement Wednesday, said it disagrees with the CFPB on the matter, but is “happy to have it settled.” Digit received a civil investigative demand from the CFPB in 2020, with the purpose of determining whether the company misrepresented its products or services in a manner that is unfair, deceptive or abusive, Oportun said. The investigation found Digit’s success rate was better than 99.99%, “meaning a Digit Save transaction caused an overdraft fee for one of our members less than 0.008% of the time,” Oportun said.

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  • When was Digit founded?

    Digit was founded in 2013.

  • Where is Digit's headquarters?

    Digit's headquarters is located at 100 Pine St, San Francisco.

  • What is Digit's latest funding round?

    Digit's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Digit raise?

    Digit raised a total of $63.8M.

  • Who are the investors of Digit?

    Investors of Digit include Oportun, Google Ventures, General Catalyst, Freestyle Capital, Ribbit Capital and 18 more.

  • Who are Digit's competitors?

    Competitors of Digit include Robinhood, Acorns, Qoins, ChangEd, Empower Finance and 8 more.

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