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Kontist offers a business account with integrated finance manager, which provides for the first time a range of support services that save time and money for freelancers in Germany.
What is the problem you are solving?
The number of German freelancers has almost doubled over the last ten years. But they don’t get the help they deserve, especially when it comes to the complexity of finances. Traditional banks don’t provide products that cater to their specific needs, choosing instead to offer them accounts conceived either for consumers or large companies. But these don’t take into consideration the huge administrative burden freelancers face on their own: they have to deduct value-added tax, income tax, social contributions, liquidity buffers and so on from their revenues. Getting an overview of their finances and feeling in control of their business is difficult for freelancers.
What is unique about your solution?
The Kontist account is made by freelancers for freelancers. We have come together to develop a better way for freelancers to manage their money. For example, the app automatically sets aside your income tax and value-added tax on revenues and stores them in virtual sub-accounts, to ensure you are never surprised by a tax payment.