The Divestment Movement: Taking Your Money Out of Fossil Fuels

Too often, big financial institutions put their short-term profit before both people and the environment. When these banks take their customers’ deposits and invest them in ways that worsen our climate crisis, they harm the future of those customers and of the communities they are supposed to serve. At Aspiration,…

January 25, 2017
by Admin

How to Close Your Wells Fargo Bank Account in 6 Steps

Tired of being with a bank that let down its customers and broke their trust? You don’t have to stay. And don’t stay just because you think making a switch will be hard. If you’d like to move your business to a financial firm that puts its…

September 23, 2016
by Andrei Cherny

Dear Wells Fargo customers…

Only eight percent of Americans trust their financial institution. That was the result of a survey conducted earlier this year by the National Association of Retirement Plan Participants. When I first saw that number, my first reaction was that trust was down to the level of paid employees and blood…

September 21, 2016
by Andrei Cherny

Meet AIM: the Aspiration Impact Measurement

The past generation has seen a Conscience Revolution among people in America and around the world. Today, as never before, people seek to factor in the ethics of businesses as they make their daily purchasing decisions. More than a third of younger Americans (and more than a quarter of Americans…

April 26, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Take 5 Minutes Today to Move $100 from Dirty into Green Investing

We know that you’re thinking about ways you can make a real difference today. So let’s talk about something more and more people are doing - and that can make a big difference: using your money as a way to make change happen. We’ve seen just recently…

April 22, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Introducing our Summit checking app for iPhone and Android!

Last year, we at Aspiration did something no one had ever done before: We created the best bank account in America -- and made it available to every American. Our FDIC-insured Aspiration Summit checking account offers an interest rate of up to 1.00% -- 100 times that paid by…

December 7, 2016
by Adam Stone

What’s Your Money Doing In Their Wallets?

Here’s a nifty trick: Each year Americans spend more than $33 billion on often outrageous bank fees. Those banks then take about $100 million of that and spend it on lobbying and campaign contributions to, among other things, try to stop efforts to reign in – you guessed it – outrageous…

July 12, 2016
by Admin