Money management app 22seven brought in-house

By Jessica Anne Wood

Old Mutual and 22seven announced that the running of the 22seven operation will be moved to Old Mutual’s in-house digital strategy department. The money management tool 22seven, while wholly owned by Old Mutual South Africa, was until recently run independently from the corporate.

Old Mutual stressed that the change in the oversight of 22seven will not interrupt the current online offering to customers.

Raymond Berelowitz, director of customer solutions at Old Mutual, said: “We are very proud of the capability we have built with 22seven and we strongly believe that the Personal Financial Management (PFM) component – which is the tool that helps customers manage their money – has the power to help many South Africans achieve their financial goals in life. As such, we are excited about the potential for integrating the 22seven service into our larger digital offering without any changes for customers.”

He added: “It is of paramount importance that customers know we will continue to honour the data integrity policy which governs the usage of this service. Looking at the year ahead, we will focus on making the existing service the best it can be and, importantly, available to more South Africans.”

 Further reading:

 

Where to for the 22seven staff and founders?

With the integration of 22seven into Old Mutual’s in-house digital strategy, the founders of the money management tool, Christo Davel and Kenny Inggs will leave the business, with a handful of the 22seven staff.

In an email sent to customers, Davel stated: “Since Old Mutual bought 22seven almost four years ago, we have continued to run independently, with our own separate offices and staff. The support and independence they gave us enabled us do what we originally set out to - to help people do better with their money.

“Old Mutual has decided to bring 22seven strategically closer to home, in terms of their digital business. They have some extremely capable people working on their future digital plans, which means that I, my co-founder Kenny Inggs and some of our staff won’t be part of 22seven’s future.” When Justmoney contacted 22seven’s spokespeople, they refused to comment further on the issue.

According to a report, Davel hinted that he and Inggs, along with members of their executive team are working on other projects at present. While the focus of these projects was not mentioned, Davel noted that it may have something to do with finance.

 Handy tip: You can compare bank accounts on Justmoney here.

Recent Articles

Featured Should you save or invest your money?

While saving means putting away cash for future use, investment involves purchasing assets which will yield good returns in the future.

Read more

Retirement annuities compared – pick the one for you

When selecting an RA you must know the type of annuity you are investing in. Retirement annuities are divided into two categories: traditional and new generation annuities.

Read more

Recent tax changes – how do they affect you?

In January this year, various amendments to the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Tax Administration Act were announced. While some changes will benefit you, others could be to your disadvantage. Justmoney looks at how some of the recent changes will impact you.

Read more

Claiming from RAF – should you lawyer up?

A claim against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) can take up to five years before settlement. In trying to secure payment faster, should you appoint a lawyer rather than approaching the RAF directly?

Read more

Sign Up

To our weekly newsletter for advice you can bank on

Deals

Save R100 when you buy a tracker at Takealot

Price: R289
When: Daily
Where: Online

Pamper yourself and partner for less at Bakwena Day Spa

Price: From R999
When: Until 31 July
Where: Hartbeespoort

Pay only R35 for the new Nandos Boujee Bowl

Price: R35
When: Daily
Where: Nationwide