Insights, Marketplaces

Bubble And Modulr

Anita Hawser By Anita Hawser on 25 April 2018   •   2 mins read
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Modulr's work to make payments to babysitters 'invisible' for digital marketplace , Bubble, has received coverage in no fewer than five leading fintech, marketplace, retail and payment media titles on both sides of the pond.

London-based Bubble, makes more than 15,000 babysitters across the UK more easily discoverable —using mobile phone and social media data —for the 25,000  or so parents that use its smartphone app.

The story even made it across the pond where three titles covered the story, starting with The Green Sheet, a well-read US payments title, was quick off the mark to publish the news: Bubble, Modulr team to transform how babysitters get paid

The Bankless Times, which covers alternative finance topics like cryptocurrencies and blockchain wrote about authorised e-money institution Modulr replacing Bubble’s outdated manual payment processes with its easy to use API, which allowed Bubble to fully automate the payment to the babysitter’s bank account.

Payment Week, which is read by payment professionals in the US and Europe, put its own spin on the Bubble story. Journalist Steve Anderson wrote: “Best of all, Modulr represented direct cost savings for Bubble, saving somewhere between 20 and 30 pence—about $0.28 to $0.42 as of this writing—per transaction. Given that Bubble pays out over 60,000 pounds sterling a month to babysitters, that little bit adds up.”

Influential marketplace title Tamebay, which is the go-to news site for all businesses and business people who ply their trade on online marketplaces, covered the story in its Industry Insiders section.  Tamebay was originally set up by some of the founding members of eBay UK. 

In the retail media sector, Retail Technology Review, which focuses on the solutions driving in store and online commerce, including digital marketplaces, went big on the story.


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