Peaks, the app that invests your spare change

by Peaks

Peaks is a Dutch app that puts money aside and makes investing very easy. In 2017, Peaks was founded with the idea that it should be possible for everyone to feel financially free. Not just for people who follow the stock market or read The Financial Times. No, at Peaks we believe that anyone who has a bank account, some money and a bit of patience can invest.

With Peaks you can start investing with just a single euro. We make it very easy for our users to put money aside, because with Peaks you can invest with your spare change. With every bank deposit, we round up the amount to the next euro. Your spare change goes to your Peaks account. If, for example, you do groceries for € 9.20, you automatically put aside € 0.80. Another option is to put aside €1 every day. With all those little bits of money, you put a lot aside in the long run.

But where do you invest in? With Peaks you invest only in sustainable index funds. Controversial issues such as weapons, alcohol and tobacco are excluded. You invest in the top 25% most sustainable companies of every sector. The funds pay attention to how companies deal with people, the environment and how they are managed. These factors are measured to determine the sustainability and ethical impact of an organization. We find that important at Peaks.

Peaks originated from the Old Dutch “piekenpijp”, which was a pipe that you filled with your spare change. After a while you saved a nice amount that you could use for something fun or useful. With Peaks you can also collect your spare change, but then from your bank deposits. It’s like a “piekenpijp 2.0”.

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Silver in Mobile App 2018

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Design Director

Lisanne Groenendaal

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Design Team

Lisanne Groenendaal Marie Benoist

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Individual Credits

Creative director / UX Lead: Lisanne Groenendaal, Peaks
Animator: Stephan van den Brink, Stephan van den Brink
Photographer: Michiel Spijkers, Michiel Spijkers Photography