D2D Helps Step Up Savings Education

A recent piece by Banking Exchange features various D2D innovations aimed at using digital tools and gamification to teach and encourage savings.

Save to Win 2014 Stats

For the past few weeks, we’ve been tweeting about the success of Save to Win – our biggest Prize-Linked Savings product – in 2014. We’ve compiled all of the facts we tweeted about who’s saving, how much they’re saving, and the excitement surrounding Save to Win.

November Newsletter Released

Our November newsletter has been released, featuring:

Event on the Hill: “Savings Bonds for the 21st Century”

D2D Fund, Congressman Matt Cartwright, and Congressman Rubén Hinojosa are thrilled to host “Savings Bonds for the 21st Century" in Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 4th. We will discuss how $100 million have been saved through Tax Time Savings Bonds and learn how the SAVINGS Act can protect these valuable savings tools and set them up for a

PLS Connection - Issue 13

Check out the latest edition of our PLS (Prize-Linked Savings) Connection Newsletter, featuring product updates, new legislation, and the latest PLS news. Features in this edition include a SaveYourRefund 2016 announcement, the first bank to offer PLS accounts, the launch of Lucky Savers PLS accounts in New York, and more.

Jump Start Savings With SaveYourRefund

According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and one in five don't have a savings account. The Millennial generation (ages 18 to 24) is more likely to save then Generation X (ages 35 to 54), but it's still not enough.

October Newsletter

Our October newsletter has been released, featuring a look back at SaveYourRefund 2015, an announcement of SaveYourRefund 2016, the launch of prize-linked savings accounts in New York, our gamified app SavingsQuest, conference highlights, and a new staff announcement.

SavingQuest: Creating Savings through Gamification

D2D published a report on the SavingsQuest gamified savings app pilot that showed positive outcomes, including that SavingsQuest users engaged more with their accounts resulting in increased savings. 

There's Gambling Going On at This Bank, and It's Perfectly Legal. Can Games of Chance get People to Save More?

BloombergBusiness reporter Ben Steverman reports on Blue Ridge Bank - the first bank in the nation to offer a Prize Linked Savings product. There's Gambling Going On at This Bank, and It's Perfectly Legal

SaveYourRefund 2015 Results

The 2015 SaveYourRefund campaign was an amazing success, with total savings of over $2 million.

CFSI Financial Solutions Lab

CFSI, in partner with JPMorgan Chase & Co., has developed an initiative called the Financial Solutions Lab, which sponsors a compeititon to identify emerging innovations that leverage technology to reduce the cost, time, and stress Americans face as they manage their household cash flows.

Opportunities for Saving on Prepaid Cards

D2D, in partnership with the Boston Federal Reserve and CFSI, has conducted research on the opportunities afforded by a Rainy Day Reserve Fund savings pocket on pre-paid cards commonly used by low-income American families.

D2D is Hiring: Innovation Manager

Do you, or someone you know, want to work to get proven financial innovations in market across the US? D2D is hiring an Innovation Manager for our Accelerator team.

Refresh Your Financial Education Program

The Financial Brand recently published a list of 5 ways to refresh your financial education program, including digital tools for engaging children and teens with education - including D2D's Financial Entertainment suite of games.

GAO Report Released on Tax-Time Bonds

U.S. Treasury Department has agreed to "consider the costs and benefits of keeping paper U.S.

Blue Ridge Bank Launches PLS in Virginia

American Banker reports that Blue Ridge Bank has become the first bank to offer a Prize-Linked Savings product in Virginia with its Jackpot Savings accounts, as PLS legislation went into law in the state on July 1st. Customers are given an entry into the prize drawing for every $25 they save.

August Newsletter

Check out our August newsletter to learn about upcoming improvements to our Financial Entertainment portal, open positions at D2D, our newest employees, and the conferences we've been speaking at and attending. The newsletter can be viewed on our website here.

Illinois Passes Prize-Linked Savings Bill

This week, Illinois governor Bruce Rauner signed the Credit Union Act (HB2477), allowing banks and credit unions in the state to conduct savings promotion raffles.

USAA Launches Gamified Savings App

American Banker quoted D2D Executive Director Tim Flacke in an article announcing the release of USAA's new mobile app aimed at helping millenials save money through gamification. This is a major goal in D2D's mission - innovating the financial sector with new ways of thinking and doing.