New apps allow workers of Uber, McDonalds and Bloomin Brands to spend the money they have earned in close to real time; the Instant Financial App for example notifies users each morning is they want to deposit about half of their previous days earnings on a debit card; workers use the app for free while businesses are charged a fee; the app has seen benefits and drawbacks, accessing earnings quickly has increased productivity but it also has the potential to reduce the chances of saving money. Source.
Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.