Deposit Solutions’ investor service takes 1st place

BankingCheck Awards: German savers choose ZINSPILOT as the “best financial investment marketplace 2016”

Hamburg, June 1, 2016 – ZINSPILOT, the platform provided by Deposit Solutions, is Germany’s “best financial investment marketplace” once again.

At this year’s eKomi & BankingCheck Awards, customers gave the highest rating to the investor service for the second year running, helping ZINSPILOT to secure the first place with 4.8 points out of a possible 5.0. ZINSPILOT offers the only single account solution for savers in the German market. Offering a convenient way to save, without annoying hurdles for savers such as high minimum investment sums. The customer satisfaction is rated on the basis of quality service, advice and support, as well as banking processes.

With the grade “very good”, ZINSPILOT was also able to secure top spots in the categories “Best FinTech StartUp 2016” and “Best Intermediary 2016“.

Dr. Tim Sievers, Founder and CEO of Deposit Solutions says: “We are proud that our customers are satisfied with our service. While we shared the first place with another provider last year, we are even more delighted to stand on the top step as the sole winner this year. We take this as an incentive to do everything in the future to keep providing our customers with the best service in the market.”

BankingCheck offers customers a platform to compare and evaluate financial service providers and their products. Based on customer evaluations, the best financial products and service providers are chosen every year. On the occasion of this year’s awards, over 60,000 customer votes were cast between January and April of 2016. Patrick Brandau, Head of Customer Service at ZINSPILOT, received the coveted accolade on behalf of the entire ZINSPILOT team.

With this award, ZINSPILOT continues a streak of success: Recently, the service was chosen as the best intermediary in the category “fixed deposits with European banks” by the news channel n-tv and the independent financial consultancy FMH. In addition, consumer portals such as Finanztip and Stiftung Warentest list ZINSPILOT partner banks among the best for fixed deposit offers. Finally, in April, Deutsche Bank announced that it will make Deposit Solutions´ platform available to its own 10m customers, as part of its digitalisation strategy.

About ZINSPILOT and Deposit Solutions

ZINSPILOT is a single account solution for German savers. The investor service is a brand of Deposit Solutions GmbH. The FinTech company is headquartered in Hamburg and offers the first open architecture for savings and term deposits in Europe. Deposit Solutions, with its B2B platform, has handled investments with a value of over EUR 1 billion since 2011. This unique technology enables Europeans banks, who wish to attract private customer investments, to place their savings products in the open architecture platform which later on, can be marketed by other banks. What is particularly innovative here: Customers are not required to open new bank accounts with other credit institutions and are able to utilise the desired investment products at their own bank via a central depot. Additionally, since 2014 saving and term deposit offers from partner banks have been marketed directly to German savers through its B2C platform, ZINSPILOT. Banks are able to connect directly to the ZINSPILOT service platform, or utilise white label applications for the integration of the open architecture solution in their own private customer offers. Only recently, Deposit Solutions GmbH was able to announce the inclusion of its investor service in Germany’s leading online broker flatex and the introduction of PayPal’s founder Peter Thiel as an investor.