The Auka perspective

News, announcements, insights about the digitisation of money and more.


September 29, 2020

Welcome to our new product marketing manager

He’s a freshman in the Settle team but a skilled professional in product marketing! Ciprian joined the team this summer as our new colleague from Romania. Find out what his dream job growing up was and what piece of advice he has for those who want to be a product marketing manager.
September 28, 2020

The lesson I learned from starting the first official website hosting company in Norway

As a serial entrepreneur today with more experience, it’s really clear to me where I messed up. We never went bankrupt or anything but I had a very sustainable domain and webhosting business and I ended up having to chop it up and sell it for scrap. Why? 
September 16, 2020

Say hi to our new colleagues!

Our international team just got richer with three new colleagues from Romania! We’re so proud to have them join the team, dedicated to achieving Settle's vision. Here’s a quick introduction to our new senior QA automation engineer, software engineer and software developer to find out what they love about their jobs!
September 14, 2020

Selling ice-cream at the age of 14 helped me sell my company for millions of dollars at age 36

I’ve always loved to identify an issue and solve problems. I like to spot the business opportunity and I like to make money in doing so! […]
September 8, 2020

Settle for more – what can we do better?

If you’re in Croatia or Cyprus, tell us what we can do better. Click the in-app ad to take you to a short survey, fill it in and you go into the draw to win a monthly prize of €50 straight to your Settle account.
August 5, 2020

How to recognise Settle fraudsters or imposters

It’s come to our attention that several imposters are posting ads on Facebook pretending to be Settle. It’s no surprise that all banks and financial services institutions have a constant job in helping their customers to be aware of scams operating under their name or logo.
July 22, 2020

It’s been a big few days in the world of mobile payments…

There seems to be a significant news story every day about the advancement of our industry. The last few days in particular have seen a flurry of telling announcements which talk to the increasing pace of mobile payments adoption.
July 14, 2020

The safety of Settle and why your money will never go missing

In the spirit of transparency, we wanted to share an issue that occurred in Croatia and also discuss how it was resolved. We want to assure our current and future customers that when you use Settle, your money will never go missing or get lost. 
May 26, 2020

Payments in the time of COVID-19

We’re in the midst of a global health-crisis and the general consensus seems to be that the world will look very different when we’re through the other side. There are experts looking at what this means for virtually every field. What’s in store for payments and why is it so important?
May 13, 2020

Why I agree with Twitter’s decision to “let employees work from home forever”

We’re far from the only distributed workforce either now or in the past. We’re at an advantage in that the transition to “work from home” was “easy”. Most of us were used to doing at least a day at home once or twice a fortnight. We’re equipped with the technology tools to work from wherever we are.
May 5, 2020

Your phone is not yours – unless you live in Germany

A new law in Germany could be a game-changer for third-party payment providers.
April 24, 2020

Going cashless to prevent the spread of germs

Any kind of physical proximity when making a payment, whether it’s cards or cash, is a sure way to spread germs. The coronavirus has already been triggering discussions across the web about how today’s societies can go cashless using mobile payments.
April 16, 2020

Meet our Tech Team Lead!

Marius Furtuna is our Tech Team Lead and he works from Bucharest, Romania and is a new father to a little son! Congratulations Marius and we are so happy to have you! Here is a quick interview with our Marius.
April 1, 2020

New Settle feature: Order toilet paper instantly!

Are you in self-isolation at home with no toilet paper? Settle is here to help - one less thing for you to worry about. Order it now with Settle!
March 27, 2020

Warm Welcome to our new UX Designer from Romania!

Our international team is growing! We are very happy to have a new lead UX Designer, Chitu Stefan from Romania. Here is a quick interview with our talented new employee!