Meed Goes Live With Innovative Mobile Banking Program Alongside Maritime Bank of Vietnam

Breakthrough Approach Now Available To Vietnam’s Millennials And Its Underserved.

Santa Monica, CA – November 21, 2016 – Meed announced today the launch of its innovative mobile banking program together with Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Maritime Bank) of Vietnam. With its new platform now live, Meed is able to offer its target segment of underserved but digitally savvy individuals access to banking and payment services through a subscription model that is consistent with how they consume other digital services today.

“Financial health plays a critical part in ensuring one’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. At Meed our goal is to help our subscribers achieve a higher state of financial wellbeing through a suite of services with our member banks and corporate partners,” said Sunil Sachdev, Meed’s CEO and Chief Business Development Officer. “I am delighted that Maritime Bank will be our first partner to go live in this extraordinary venture, and I look forward to us together bringing affordable banking and payment services to those who really need it.”

Mr. Huynh Buu Quang, CEO of Maritime Bank shared: “The partnership with Meed to launch this smart financial application will provide Maritime Bank’s customers with the opportunity to experience the most user-friendly and convenient banking services. This is not only a breakthrough in technology but also a meaningful and practical application that helps everybody, especially young people, to easily access basic banking services, earn, save and gain financial mobility.”

The Meed Package
Created to give individuals of all countries and economic status equal access to innovative banking tools, Meed allows them to take more control of their financial futures. The new and innovative banking program includes a demand deposit account, a security savings account, a secured line of credit, P2P transfers between Meed users as well as access to the unique income-building SocialBoostTM rewards program, which gives users the opportunity to earn a new income stream in return for growing the Meed community.  For every $1 earned by Meed users through SocialBoost’s personal community plan, another $1 is returned by Maritime Bank and other Member Banks to the worldwide Meed community, helping those who need it the most.

Meed has spent the past 2 years building up its worldwide infrastructure of Member Banks and Corporate Members leading to this launch in Vietnam, where only 52% of urban adults are banked1. With rising smartphone penetration, Vietnam appears primed to adopt Meed’s compelling, technology-based financial services solution.

Meed has ambitious roll-out plans immediately following this Vietnam launch, expecting to launch into Canada, Mexico and the U.S. before the end of Q1 2017. Its goal is to establish a global network of Member Banks in 30 countries by 2021.

About Meed
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Meed provides a new global platform for a community of networked Member Banks, Corporate Members and individual Meed users. The network provides access for users to the Member Banks for their financial services needs, and also provides a solution for financial exclusion and immobility. For more information, visit meed.net.

About Maritime Bank
Vietnam Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Maritime Bank) was established in 1991, with registered headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam. Maritime Bank is currently one of the five leading commercial banks in Vietnam. As of 2015, it has nearly 300 branches nationwide, serving more than 1.4 million individual customers and approximately 30,000 corporate customers, of which 600 are large financial institutions. With a clear business strategy, the strong leadership of a talented and experienced management team, and a dedicated and creative workforce of more than 5,000 employees, Maritime Bank is confident of reaching its target of becoming the best commercial bank in Vietnam.

Media Contact
Meed
Julian Sandy – Chief Marketing Officer
jsandy@meed.net
+1 949 929 9692

MARITIME BANK
Ms. Dao Thi Thom – Product Communications Manager
Retail Banking Business
Thomdt1@msb.com.vn

1 Source: “Vietnam Consumer Landscape 2015.” July 24, 2015
http://www.slideshare.net/XunLanNguyn/vietnam-consumer-landscape-2015-50879993