Smart banking for independent workers
Work is changing—where we work, how we work, and what we expect from work. Lifestyles are more dynamic than ever, and the gig economy has proven that the traditional notion of 9 to 5 is, well, behind the times.
Self-employed workers, contractors, freelancers, and gig workers are slated to make up the majority of the U.S. workforce within a decade.¹ That’s no small stat. And here’s another big one: Freelancing contributes nearly $1 trillion each year to the U.S. economy.² To put that in perspective, that’s more than top industries including construction and transportation.² Independent workers are driving our economy forward and doing it on their own terms.
So we asked ourselves: Why aren’t banking products catering to independent workers? How can we help make independent work a sustainable lifestyle for anyone who chooses it?
Then we hit the pavement. We talked to freelancers all over the country, and we tapped into our own experiences with independent work. Our marketing lead owned a hat shop. Our customer support specialist operated self-driving cars for Uber. Many of our designers and developers were independent contractors throughout their careers. We researched, we listened, and we built a product from the ground up for independent workers.
So, meet indi.
indi is here to help independent workers bank on the go, save for taxes, and track deductible expenses—all in one app.³
Because being your own boss comes with a lot of perks, but managing finances isn’t one of them. Because freelance life is rewarding, but it’s also a hustle. Because money doesn’t grow on trees—especially when you’re running your own show.
– The indi team
1. Freelancing in America: 2017
2. Freelancing in America: 2019
3. indi’s Tax Savings Goal feature is intended only as a tool to provide a basic sense of your potential tax savings needs. Using funds designated as Tax Savings for other spending may leave too little money to pay your taxes.