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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

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.

2 min read

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.

8 min read

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.

16 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!

5 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.

3 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?

3 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).

2 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.

4 min read

Anson Parker