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Up Banking Blog

Keep up to date with in-depth content from the makers of Up.

The future of banking is looking Up

The Future of Banking is Looking Up

We’re excited to announce that over 100,000 customers have joined Up since we launched just over 8 months ago in October 2018. This places Up in the company of the fastest growing digital banks in the world.

4 min read

Anson Parker
A totally sweet animated sailing ship.

Up 1.4.5 Release Notes

1 min read

Up
Up Apple Watch App

Up Apple Watch App

A tour of our new Up App for Apple Watch

3 min read

Marcus Crafter
Random fun emojis

Where Do Emoji Come From?

With our most recent release supporting a crop of exciting new emojis, we ask the question: where do emoji come from anyway?

3 min read

Xavier Shay
A totally sweet animated sailing ship.

Up 1.4.4 Release Notes

New statements, new loaders, new emoji and skin tone support.

1 min read

Up
Random fun emojis

Building Saver Icons

New in our most recent release is the ability to choose a custom emoji icon for your savers. Learn some of the technical challenges surmounted while building it.

3 min read

Xavier Shay
A totally sweet animated sailing ship.

Up 1.4.3 Release Notes

Emoji saver icons, change your mobile number, grouped transactions, and card controls.

2 min read

Up
Introducing the Up product roadmap

The Tree of Up

We're excited to introduce a new kind of product roadmap. We're calling it The Tree of Up – a technology tree-like view of our product plans for 2019.

2 min read

Anson Parker
A report on round ups on Up

The Round Ups Round-up

Having now made over 250,000 round ups we take a nerdy dive into the data we've seen, including the most common cents amounts on purchases and our plans for the future.

2 min read

Anson Parker
Three Awesome Upsiders.

Who are our Upsiders?

With Up flying past 30,000 customers within a few months of launch, we thought we'd introduce a few faces who are enjoying life on the Upside.

3 min read

Luke Nailer
Up and AfterPay are now connected

Afterpaying with Up

Spending wisely requires being more connected to your past purchases than many of us are today. It also requires a better understanding of your future spending commitments. Armed with knowledge of the past and future you are able to make better informed — wiser — spending decisions.

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Anson Parker
The Up Card and Welcome Pack.

Designing a Super Powered Welcome Experience

For a branchless digital bank, the tangible moments you have with your customers are few and far between. We relished the opportunity to design both our debit card and its welcome pack from scratch.

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Daniel Wearne
Upsiders celebrating at the Melbourne Up launch event.

Top 10 highlights from 2018

Happy New Year! While 2019 has just begun and there are so many awesome things planned for Up this year, I just thought it’d be cool to look back at a few highlights from 2018.

17 min read

Dom Pym
The Up app in all it's glory

Continuous delivery at Up

Deploying change to production is the heartbeat of any modern tech company. Not so much for most banks, where sometimes it is only done a few times per year. At Up we do it several times per day!

4 min read

Chris Aitchison
Sender: Here's that $20 from last night. Receiver: Cheers!. Sender: Love heart.

Paying Someone

The area of payments presents one of the bigger opportunities for innovation and improvement in banking, but also exerts the greatest challenge on us to remain truly forward-looking and uncompromising while maintaining compatibility with industry standards.

4 min read

Anson Parker
People working on an IBM mainframe computer.

Rebooting Banking

Our journey began with a simple question: what could a banking platform look like if was built from scratch today, freed from legacy and designed from the outset to embrace the capabilities of current technology?

2 min read

Anson Parker
Marnie and Dom give a big high five.

Up-cycling core banking

Up is treading a different path to most other digital banks in that it’s being developed through a collaboration between a software company (us) and a so-called “traditional bank” (Bendigo Bank).

1 min read

Anson Parker
Locking up the Up logo in a safe.

Lock it Up!

Keeping your money safe is at the heart of everything we do at Up. But effective security doesn’t need to get in your way.

2 min read

Anson Parker
Man standing outside an old bank.

Rebooting Transactions

The humble banking transaction is perhaps the fundamental unit of your financial life. It represents everything from your daily spending and regular bills through to your income and interest payments. It is the key to understanding where your money actually goes, yet it’s one of the most neglected and outdated parts of today’s banking experience.

3 min read

Anson Parker