Getting students ahead of the game

Saving money is hard. Spending is easy. We get it. You want a way to control your spending each week and save for your goals like a holiday or buying your first home.

You don't want to worry about "building wealth", you want the process to be easy so you can spend more time focusing on your studies and future employment.

FirstStep is here to help 😉

  • ✔️ Signup in minutes
  • ✔️ Choose your investment portfolio, aligned to your world view
  • ✔️ Set a saving goal
  • ✔️ Reach your goal quicker by investing recurring deposits and spare change from everyday purchases
  • ✔️ Enjoy life

Why should students care?

You may not have a lot to save right now, but what you have is time — your greatest asset. With time you can make use of compound interest — essentially, interest on interest. Even the great Albert Einstein once said "Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn"t … pays it."

In other words, take that first step now and future you will thank you for it!

Sign up with your student email and receive the first 3 months free

For a limited time, FirstStep is offering students who download the FirstStep app and signup with their student email address the first 3 months free.

What you need to do:

  • 1. Download the FirstStep app ( iOS, Android)
  • 2. Signup with your student.[uni name] email address
  • 3. Make your first deposit
  • 4. We’ll waive your Account Fee for the first 3 months
  • 5. That’s it!

If you’re already a student and have a FirstStep account, share the news with your fellow student friends 🤑

Students + FirstStep = 😍

For students, like a lot of us, the great thing about FirstStep is that it removes the brainpower you need to think about your finances. Even better, it can save you $$$$ and build confidence when finding employment.

Hundreds of students have already signed up to FirstStep, set a saving goal and are investing their money in meaningful investments that reflect their world view.

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