Aspiration Blog

Introducing Two New Ways To Save The Planet

We give Aspiration customers the power to do more with their money every day - for themselves and for the planet. We are thrilled to announce two exciting Aspiration-exclusive ways our customers can help put more of their planet-saving on autopilot. Plant Your Change™ According to a recent study in…

February 20, 2020

5 Ways That Your Bank is Cheating You

1.) Ridiculous ATM Fees $2 just to withdraw MY 20 dollar bill? That's almost an entire tank of gas! ATM fees consistently serve as the most subtle way for consumers to fall prey to banks, and have been on the rise in recent years. 2.) Monthly Service Fees Take the…

May 12, 2018

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

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

Meet the Women of Aspiration

In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, we’d like to introduce some of the women who make our mission a reality every day. Elsa Elbert VP Customer Engagement I am the Head of Aspiration's Customer Engagement team - affectionately and aptly referred to as ACE. On a day-to-day basis,…

August 23, 2018

Time to Move to Green

Every year on Earth Day there’s a lot of talk about the environment, but we believe that to fight the climate change crisis we need to do more than come together once a year on April 22. At Aspiration, we’re committed to helping our customers “Move to Green”…

April 20, 2018

Celebrating three years with a special offer

Three years ago this month, Aspiration welcomed our first customers. Then as now, our mission was to improve the financial lives of the members of our Aspiration community. A big part of that is bringing investing options to all. We're proud to be giving our customers access to the kinds…

March 23, 2018

New Survey: Money and Relationships -- It's Complicated

Aspiration recently surveyed Americans on their attitudes towards money and relationships. Income is a relatively uncomfortable topic for many, although there's a sizable group of people who think money is something that just has to be part of that early relationship chemistry. While 92% of American adults with significant others…

February 12, 2018

A Huge Step Forward

Just a few years ago we started Aspiration with the goal of providing everyone with a financial firm that they can trust to do the right thing—for them and for the world. We knew it would be a challenge. After all, we’re up against Big Banks that have…

December 12, 2017

Toms Shoes Giveaway Official Terms

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE AN ASPIRATION CUSTOMER TO BE ELIGIBLE. The following Sweepstakes Official Rules (“Official Rules”) apply to your participation in the Aspiration Face Mask Instagram Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) offered by Aspiration…

June 17, 2017

Aspiration Bonsai Giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE AN ASPIRATION CUSTOMER TO BE ELIGIBLE.The following Sweepstakes Official Rules (“Official Rules”) apply to your participation in the Aspiration Face Mask Instagram Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) offered by Aspiration…

June 17, 2017

Dropps $50 Gift Card Giveaway Terms

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE AN ASPIRATION CUSTOMER TO BE ELIGIBLE. The following Sweepstakes Official Rules (“Official Rules”) apply to your participation in the Aspiration Face Mask Instagram Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) offered by Aspiration…

June 17, 2017

Imperfect Foods Giveaway Official Terms

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE AN ASPIRATION CUSTOMER TO BE ELIGIBLE. The following Sweepstakes Official Rules (“Official Rules”) apply to your participation in the Aspiration Face Mask Instagram Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) offered by Aspiration…

June 17, 2017

Miir 20oz Water Bottle Giveaway Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE AN ASPIRATION CUSTOMER TO BE ELIGIBLE.The following Sweepstakes Official Rules (“Official Rules”) apply to your participation in the Aspiration Face Mask Instagram Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) offered by Aspiration…

June 17, 2017

IG Post Disclaimer 9-24-20

1Plant Your Change Disclaimer: When you choose to add to your Aspiration Debit Card to the Plant Your Change Service, we round up the amount of Aspiration Debit Card transactions made using your Aspiration Debit Card feature in your Aspiration Spend Account to the next whole dollar amount (from $0.…

June 17, 2017

Aspiration Early Direct Deposit Terms

Aspiration’s early direct deposit of funds service is not guaranteed, is subject to payor’s support and the timing of payor’s payment instruction, and is based on a comparison of our policy of making funds available upon our receipt of payment instruction with the typical banking practice of…

June 17, 2017

Aspiration Sweepstakes Terms

†The Aspiration Spend Account and the Aspiration Save Account are part of a cash management account offering of Aspiration Financial, LLC (“Aspiration”), an SEC-registered broker dealer. Aspiration is not a bank. An Aspiration Save Account may be opened by itself without opening an Aspiration Spend Account. Through the Aspiration Insured…

June 17, 2017

Climate change won't wait

Now that President Trump has decided to withdraw America from emissions targets set by the Paris international climate protection agreement, the question for us is what happens next? The truth is that it’s less likely than ever that government action alone will keep the planet safe for future generations.…

June 5, 2017

Americans Need Fairer Banking, not Fewer Consumer Protections

Wall Street spends big money to get their way in Washington, chalking up $2 billion in spending over the past 2015-2016 election season alone (1). The influence Wall Street has on policymakers is no secret and as a result, many Americans -- regardless of political affiliation -- think financial regulations…

May 17, 2017

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

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

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 Aspiration Summit checking account offers an interest rate of up to 1.00% -- 100 times that paid by the…

December 7, 2016