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  • Winner – Best Family App

    Winner – Best Family App

    We’re really excited to have been awarded the winner of the Best Family App at the Lovedbyparents Awards. Hundreds of international and national brands entered the awards and 50,000+ votes by parents were cast to find the winners. As a company founded by parents for parents, this award feels extra special!
    3th July 2014
  • Pocket-money 'appiness

    Pocket-money 'appiness

    As an alternative to giving a gift that will help your child to build a nest egg, you might want to think about giving your little one a pocket-money app instead. With goHenry, left, for example, children get their own prepaid debit card with parental controls through a linked online account. “goHenry lets your children earn, save and spend, while teaching them to appreciate the value of money.” Says Andrew Hagger, finance expert at MoneyComms. “As a parent you can keep tabs on your child’s spending with a few taps on your smartphone or laptop. This is an interactive way to help children learn money management.”…’
    6th Dec 2014
  • The app that tells me where my children are spending

    The app that tells me where my children are spending

    ‘Many parents, understandably, might be appalled at the idea of a child as young as eight having a Visa card with which they could run rampant in the local toy shop, or worse, the internet.
    But I signed up to GoHenry a few months ago and have become an enormous fan.
    The best thing about the app is that I no longer have to remember to pay pocket money to my two oldest children. The £2 payment to each boy is transferred automatically every week, and I receive a text (or email) confirming the transfer.’
    21st Nov 2014
  • On the Money: Mum and dad can give youngsters a lesson in managing their money

    On the Money: Mum and dad can give youngsters a lesson in managing their money

    ‘Parents can also turn to technology to help to teach their kids about finances: goHenry (goHenry.co.uk) is an e-pocket money tool set up by parents. Aimed at kids aged eight-plus, it lets parents set an account and link it to a children’s one with a prepaid Visa debit card. Parents can set up automatic cash transfers for pocket money or chore rewards, and can control how much, and where, the card is used, while kids can set savings goals.'
    18th Nov 2014
  • Pocket money made easier

    Pocket money made easier

    Andrew Hagger writes about goHenry within his 'Money Insider' article: "Smartphones and tablets have become an integral part of family life and whether it's for work or leisure, new technology cuts out much of the hassle and makes it quicker to complete many tasks. With so many financial transactions now carried out without the need to physically hand over hard cash, it's no surprise that 21st-century gadgets are also having an impact on basic household chores including dishing out the weekly pocket money. One smart, yet simple, new example of "cash-free" pocket money is goHenry (gohenry.co.uk) a modern-day money management and education tool for families. goHenry lets your children earn, save and spend whilst teaching them to appreciate the value of money - plus it comes with a secure pre-paid debit card with parental controls. It also enables the parent to keep tabs on their children's spending. It's aimed at children aged between eight and 18 and is an excellent and interactive way to help them learn to manage their own money. Parents set the rules and limits, and can allocate pocket money automatically or set tasks for their children to earn extra cash. Both parents and kids can see their earning, spending and saving online whilst the pre-paid card won't let your children get into debt."
    8th Nov 2014
  • Using digital power to fire up real imaginations

    Using digital power to fire up real imaginations

    Andrew Goff, COO at Gazoob selects a number of apps that are suitable for children that will keep their brains active during the summer holidays: “goHenry is a smart new way for children and teenagers to learn about money in the real world, by actually using it themselves….”
    26th July 2014
  • Top paid app

    Top app paid

    We are thrilled to have been featured as ‘Top paid app’ on BBC 5 Live’s Saturday Edition show. Tom Cheesewright explains: “goHenry – app managed pocket money… Allows you to manage your kids account and teaches them about managing their money as they go.”
    19th July 2014
  • Children apps and debit cards to help manage money

    Children apps and debit cards to help manage money

    Sarah Pennell looks at apps and prepaid debit cards designed to help your child manage their money: ”You can transfer ‘pocket money’ regularly (you set the amount etc) from your GoHenry account to your child’s and he or she can spend this money on their debit card. They can’t go overdrawn on it. Your child can receive extra money for completing certain tasks and can set savings goals.”
    10th July 2014
  • Would you give your child a debit card?

    Would you give your child a debit card?

    Caroline Cassidy looks at pre-paid debit cards for children: “Other pre-paid cards aimed at children are available, but usually only to youngsters of 11 years or up, and there were concerns that kids could be using them to buy cigarettes or pay for adult content online. Both Osper and its rival goHenry, however, are pre-programmed to restrict usage so that youngsters are unable to buy adult items.”
    7th July 2014
  • Money Watch reviews goHenry

    goHenry vs Osper

    Robert Lewis compares goHenry with Osper on his blog ‘Money Watch’: “goHenry has taken a very different route to market to Osper. Founded by parents, goHenry raised capital from private investors and until recently had only engaged in limited PR activity. In terms of functionality, goHenry appears to have a more developed offering. Here are some of its features:…”
    7th July 2014
  • Debit card firms cash in on Pocket Money

    Debit card firms cash in on Pocket Money

    We appeared in the ‘family finance’ section, where Jill Papworth discusses prepaid cash-cards for children: “...goHenry (gohenry.co.uk), which is also aimed at eight to 18-year-olds and comes with a prepaid Visa card, will arguably appeal more to parents, particularly of younger children, because it allows them to set controls on its use.”
    3th July 2014
  • Apps, TV and games: how the digital world can connect kids and money

    Apps, TV and games: how the digital world can connect kids and money

    Rachael Post looks at several initiatives that aim to help children learn about money: “...So why not put financial education in their hands? That was the idea behind goHenry, which combines an online bank account, an app for monitoring spending and a secure prepaid Visa debit card that has parental controls.”
    24th June 2014
  • Don't get caught with a big holiday phone bill: Using your mobile abroad could cost thousands - so follow our roaming guide

    Don't get caught with a big holiday phone bill: Using your mobile abroad could cost thousands - so follow our roaming guide

    goHenry customer shares her thoughts on her son’s app: “Susan says: Blake is good with money and I trust him, but the app gives him a clear breakdown of what he’s spending his money on and makes him think about where it’s going a bit more. He can see exactly what his finances are like on his phone.”
    21th June 2014
  • Money Insider: Tesco Bank plays shopper loyalty card

    Money Insider: Tesco Bank plays shopper loyalty card

    Andrew Hagger looks at the impact of technology on traditional family tasks: “One of the better recent examples of "cash-free" pocket money is goHenry (gohenry.co.uk) a modern-day money management and education tool for families.”
    14th June 2014
  • Today’s lesson for 1m children is the value of money

    Today’s lesson for 1m children is the value of money

    Jane Artherton talks to The Davis family about goHenry: “More than 1million children will get lessons in the dangers of debt and how to manage their money this week. The five to 18 year olds will take part in My Money Week, which is organised by the finance charity the Personal Finance Education Group and backed by Barclays.
    About 1.3million children in 4,500 schools took part in games and activities to get the finance message across last year. Tracey Bleakley, the charity’s chief executive, said: Financial education is absolutely essential if we are to give children the best start in life, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage money well. Financial education becomes compulsory in the new national curriculum for secondary schools in England in September. But eight in ten teachers believe financial education should start in primary school, a study to coincide with the event suggests. Outside the classroom, there is a range of apps and games to help youngsters get to grips with their wallets – and allow parents to check on their spending habits. Titles to investigate include Count My Beanz, Mindblown Life and Goldstar Savings. Mother-of-four Angela Davis uses goHenry, which features an online account to transfer pocket money into separate accounts for children who get a pre-paid card to use in shops and stores. Ms Davis, of Hampshire, said: ‘The kids are happy because the money lands in their account on the same day each week – and, in my case, they can earn extra payments for doing jobs, such as keeping their bedrooms tidy.
    9th June 2014
  • The 6 best pieces of business advice I ever received

    The 6 best pieces of business advice I ever received

    Our CEO Richard Jones was asked to share some wisdom on starting up a company: “A blinkered vision can sometimes actually be an advantage. If we'd worried too much about the competition when launching goHenry we'd never have done it as we were essentially competing with the big banks...”
    29th May 2014