Empower - Get Paid to Bank

Empower - Get Paid to Bank

By Empower Finance

  • Category: Finance
  • Release Date: 2017-05-09
  • Current Version: 2.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 90.52 MB
  • Developer: Empower Finance
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    5/5 ( 5,588 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Empower - Get Paid to Bank App Ratings: 5
Based on 5,588 App Reviews

Empower - Get Paid to Bank App Details

Earn 2.15% - 4.30% on savings and up to 2% cashback on debit. No fees or minimums. Join nearly half a million who are getting rewarded & building savings. Why not get rewarded for banking? Earn money on both your checking and savings account, regardless of your balances. Get a 24/7 Financial Assistant. And never pay any fees, ever again. Featured by Apple as “New Apps We Love”, The New York Times, Time, and Forbes, Empower’s no-fee mobile banking is easy to use and unmatched in its rewards. Accounts are FDIC-insured up to $250,000. It takes only 3 minutes to sign up for Empower banking. You get: * Checking account with up to 2% cashback on debit * Savings account earning 2.15% - 4.30% * A 24/7 AI-powered Financial Assistant * Instant push notifications for all debit card transactions * Seamless budgeting * Get 30 days of Rewards Boost for referring friends. Get an extra 1% cashback on debit and an additional 2.15% per annum on your savings on top of the standard 2.15% APY! Talk about unmatched rewards! * No fees * No overdrafts * No foreign transaction fees * No minimum balance requirements * FDIC insured up to $250,000 * Network of 25,000+ free ATMs * One free out-of-network ATM reimbursement per month, anywhere in the world! * Apple Pay support * Protection from unauthorized purchases through Visa's Zero Liability Policy IN ADDITION, GET EMPOWER'S 24/7 FINANCIAL ASSISTANT FEATURES: * See all of your accounts in one place—including bank, credit card, loan, retirement, and crypto * Protect and improve your credit scores by monitoring your credit utilization * Track your spending and get insights into where it’s going * Create budgets, including being notified when you’ve spent too much on coffees this month * Save money by cancelling subscriptions or asking us to negotiate cell phone/Internet/cable/home security bills * Refinance your debt by accessing low-interest loans, even without a great credit score * Check your balances and transactions on your phone—anytime, from anywhere * Have a pair of eyes on your money 24/7, alerting you of anything unusual * Chat with a personal finance coach about your money questions EMPOWER’S STATE-OF-THE-ART SECURITY FEATURES INCLUDE: * Empower uses bank-grade security measures like AES 256-bit encryption, multi-factor authentication, PIN code, and Touch ID to protect your account. * Your personal information is fully encrypted using SSL. HERE’S WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY: * Forbes: “The app will let you renegotiate big bills you didn't even realize you could reduce.” * Time: “Get some help cleaning up with Empower, a new money management app designed to help you make sense of your financial life.” * The New York Times: “Empower focused on “finding” people savings by analyzing their accounts and suggesting higher-interest savings, lower-interest cards, and subscription cancellations.” The Empower savings and checking accounts are opened and maintained with, and the Empower debit card is issued by, Evolve Bank & Trust, member FDIC. 4.30% per annum = 2.15% APY + 2.15% per annum Boost for one month per referral. No fees, No minimum balance. 2.15% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) may change at any time. APY as of Feb 6th, 2019. Earn 1% cashback on the first $1,000 each month. Earn an additional 1% cashback on the first $1,000 for each referral period.


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App Reviews

  • Transactions

    By Skyylee04
    The app has a friendly user interface and it was easy to connect my accounts. My biggest problem was when I tried to change the category for a single transaction it changed the category for every similar transaction (Ex. If I get fuel at the Kroger Fuel station and label it under automotive it changes all of my Kroger grocery transactions to automotive instead of keeping them in the grocery category). That is pretty annoying and doesn’t give me an accurate snapshot of my spending categories as a result. That’s a pretty important part when keeping track of money. Get that fixed and maybe it will convince me to switch for my current finance apps.

    By wait to download
    My wife and I read about Empower through a financial article and it sounded like a great option for us. We had closed our Chase account and kept our PNC open until everything was switched over to cover expenses and make sure there was no lapse in bills. So once that was finished we finally got our....1 card? Empower does not support two cards for the same account. That was not disclosed or advertised or anything. It was deep within their “Help” section after we had signed up. So because it does work with Apple Pay we thought, ok the options and cash back are a nice option so let’s get through it. Well, we finally closed our PNC account and just had empower at this point. My pay check was a live check one week because of the switching of accounts, they wanted to be sure I could have the cash. So with this live check I look on how to deposit it or cash it..... THEY DON’T HAVE SUPPORT FOR THIS. The only way you can contact them is a messenger or email and you MIGHT get an answer back in 24-48 hours even though their app says most replies are in 2 hours of the operation times. They have no answers. So I had to go to my local grocery store where they would cash it but for $8. I responded back to their for short email giving me no answers and that was 24hours ago. Other than that, the app works nicely. Just can’t deposit cash or checks. HUGE flaw when setting up this business.
  • Horrible bank with worse customer service

    By jakobthepanda
    They held my funds for no reason. There is no way to call them. They just take your money with no explanation. Then the customer service agent was super condescending. Horrible horrible bank. Do not use them.
  • UPDATED (02/20/19): I’m shutting down my account! It’s a scam!

    By Cdgsuper
    Update (02/20/19) - I have been trying to get my money back from them for a month now but now they just happen to remove the messaging area in their app so I can’t even continue talking with the person who was ”helping” me. Update 1 - Please read my previous review below! I have been trying to get REAL answers from these people but they just keep telling me if my money was actually transferred to Empower it will be refunded within 5 days....okay? So I’m just supposed to sit here waiting to see what happens??? It has been THREE weeks and I have not heard back from them even though I’m trying to contact them! They never tell me anything that will help me!!! I’m getting zero REAL answers from them!!! Previous Review - I transferred hundreds of dollars from my normal bank to my Empower savings account only for my Empower account to not show any money transferred despite the fact my bank says the transfer was completed. Their customer service has responded (albeit once a day) but they have not offered me ANY solutions. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME GET MY MONEY BACK!!!
  • Bad

    By OnlineBankMan
    Don’t waist your time. I love online banks and this is by far the worst one I’ve signed up for. App takes at least 3 minutes to load, it gets stuck on one loading screen when I attempt to fund my card. Don’t get me wrong I love the way that it is designed but the app does not function well and you must use money gram to get your money. Basura
  • Terrible app, terrible customer service!

    By tacticalguy
    But money on card via an ATM. 5 days later my money is still not on this crappy card. Got nothing but excuses from these guys. If you want access to your money fast, don’t get this card or account.
  • good app

    By GoGators!!!!!!
    Empower has great sync features, and easily able to track individual categories, and it's holistic overview of personal finance is very mint-esque without the annoying advertisements. THE ONE feature I think that's lacking is the ability to group expenses by categories such as housing (under which could be rent, internet, electricity etc.) And the ability to customize the tracking feature for customized periods of time. As it stands currently, you can only look at the last 2 months, and yearly. The ability to customize these types of tracking features would make this an elite app. I think these are some of the biggest issues preventing me from buying the yearly subscription. I really like this app, it's closely behind YNAB, but needs a few tweaks!
  • Nope

    By SimRiCe
    Changed my phone number and had no way of logging back in without it because I couldn’t get the verification link! No number to contact or anything. Even tried emailing but go no response
  • Yes!

    By Marcelllllllllllllllll
    This financial app truly left me feeling empowered about my finances.
  • Can’t link, no customer service

    By fsu42172
    Empower won’t link to my bank, and there is no option for customer service of any kind.