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Mogo Acquires Moka - Announcement

Our mission is to help everyone get on track to build wealth and democratize financial health by gamifying how you manage your money. We believe we can build an experience that not only helps Canadians get on track to building real wealth but also turns this into one of the most compelling games you’ll ever play. The basis of our solution comes down to the fact that almost anyone can become a millionaire if they get on the right track with the right solutions and habits early on.

The math is clear, a 20 year old making $40,000 a year can retire at 65 with $5.5M simply by investing 20% of their after tax income! How? By investing in low cost and diversified funds – the S&P 500 has averaged a 10% annual return over the last 95 years.1

You’re probably thinking ‘I’m in, now help me make this goal a reality’. Okay well here you go.

Today we’re taking a huge step forward in helping our members achieve this goal by announcing our plan to acquire Moka.ai. Since its launch in 2017, Moka has evolved into one of Canada’s leading saving and investing apps. Moka’s mission is to help people achieve their financial goals through their innovative roundup feature, which automatically rounds up daily purchases and invests the spare change in personalized, diversified portfolios of low-cost Exchange-Traded Funds.


So what does this mean to you? Not only does Mogo help you better control your spending with the Mogo Visa* Platinum Prepaid Card, you’ll also be able to save and invest soon using Mogo so you can stack those millions. Here’s how you’re going to do that:

  1. The key to building wealth comes down to how well you control your spending, so you stay out of debt, and have money for saving and investing. We recommend that you follow the 50/30/20 budgeting plan.
    • a) 50% of your after tax income into needs.
    • b) 30% into wants.
    • c) 20% into paying down debt or investing.
  2. Spend less, so you can have more money to save and invest. The MogoCard is designed to help you better manage your spending. Simply transfer your spending budget to your MogoCard to stay in control. Eligible MogoMembers will also earn 1-2% unlimited bitcoin cashback for every purchase you make. These cash rewards will be deposited into your Bitcoin & Rewards Account so you can buy bitcoin. As bitcoin’s value went up over 7x in the last 12 months, 1% bitcoin cashback a year ago would equal to 7% cashback now. Had you been getting this 5 years ago, the 1% would have gone up over 100 times, that would be equivalent to 100% cashback.2 Not only is your earned bitcoin cashback a risk free way to invest in bitcoin, but you also never know what it could turn into.
  3. The 20% you’re saving needs to be invested. This is why we’ve been working to bring new capabilities to MogoWealth for you. This is where Moka comes in. Moka has built a world-class saving and investing app. You’ll be able to start saving and investing as much or as little as you’d like, while tracking your progress in the app. Set it and forget it, you don’t need to be a master stock picker or have any stock market knowledge. Follow the plan you’ll hit your millionaire goal. Very exciting, we know! We will keep you posted once we have a launch date set.3


For those who want to take their money game to the next level, this acquisition will also help accelerate our plans to launch free stock and crypto trading. Everyone will be able to add individual stock investing, a variety of cryptocurrencies, and low-cost ETFs to their portfolios. Again we will keep you up to date on our plans.4


We are super excited to bring this and many other great features to our Members. Stay tuned for more news and announcements to come.

- Team Mogo


This blog is provided for informational purposes only, is not intended as investment advice, and is not meant to suggest that a particular investment or strategy is suitable for any particular investor. If you’re unsure about an investment, you may wish to obtain advice from a qualified professional. Nothing herein should be considered an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Any historical returns, expected returns or probability projections are hypothetical in nature and may not reflect actual future performance. This blog contains descriptions and images of products that are currently in development. All account holdings and other details contained in the content and images of this blog are for illustrative purposes only and are not investment recommendations. Buying and selling bitcoin is risky and you may suffer losses. The price of bitcoin is highly volatile and speculative. You should never invest more in bitcoin than you can afford to lose.

* Trademark of Visa International Service Association and used under licence by Peoples Trust Company. Mogo Visa Platinum Prepaid Card is issued by Peoples Trust Company pursuant to licence by Visa Int. and is subject to Terms and Conditions, visit mogo.ca for full details. Your MogoCard balance is not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). MogoCard means the Mogo Visa Platinum Prepaid Card

1 – This representative example is provided for illustrative purposes only and assumes an investment of $6,400 per year for 45 years in the S&P 500 with a 10% rate of return per year (compounded annually) via an RRSP with an approximate annual income tax refund of $1280 that is reinvested into the same RRSP with the same rate of return for a total annual contribution of $7,680. Past performance is not indicative of future results. For more information on historic average annual returns for the S&P 500, see: https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/042415/what-average-annual-return-sp-500.asp.

2 – The price of bitcoin on March 22, 2020 was approximately $9,199 and was approximately $71,970 on March 22, 2021, representing an increase in value of more than 7x. Likewise, the price of bitcoin approximately 5 years ago on March 22, 2016 was approximately $540 which results in an increase in value of more than 100x when compared against the approximate price at March 22, 2021. If bitcoin cashback rewards had been available at these respective times and you had used your bitcoin rewards to purchase bitcoin at these historic prices, then the value of your bitcoin cashback would have increased by these approximate amounts. Past performance is not indicative of future results, for more information on the historic price of bitcoin, visit: https://ca.investing.com/crypto/bitcoin/btc-cad-historical-data or https://www.bitcoinprice.com/btc/cad/. Mogo cannot guarantee that the value of your bitcoin cashback rewards will increase if you use them to buy bitcoin. The price of bitcoin changes rapidly and, therefore, it is possible that if you use cashback rewards to purchase bitcoin the value of your rewards may decrease if the price of bitcoin decreases. Cashback is a component of Mogo’s Rewards program. These are cash rewards that will be deposited to your Bitcoin & Rewards account (formerly MogoCrypto) and may be used to buy bitcoin. To be eligible to earn the 1% Cashback Reward on Canadian purchase or 2% Cashback Reward on foreign purchases, you must have: (i) referred a friend or family member that has become a MogoMember (including by passing Mogo’s identity verification process) using your unique referral link; (ii) activated your Bitcoin & Rewards (MogoCrypto) account; (iii) been eligible for and ordered your MogoCard (the “Cashback Eligibility Criteria”). If you meet the Cashback Eligibility Criteria on February 1, 2021, then you will be eligible to earn a cash reward equal to 1% of the total amount of the purchases that you made on your MogoCard in January 2021. Thereafter, if you meet the Cashback Eligibility Criteria on the first day of each calendar month, you will earn cashback rewards in an amount of 1% of the total amount of the Canadian currency purchases and 2% of the total foreign currency purchases that you made on your MogoCard in the preceding month. All Rewards are subject to the eligibility requirements and other terms set out in the MogoAccount Terms and Conditions, which may be changed or terminated at any time without notice, for more information see: https://www.mogo.ca/terms-and-conditions.

3 – The MogoWealth (Moka) product is currently in development and not yet available to existing or new MogoMembers. The final product may differ from the description and images contained herein.

4 – Mogo does not currently offer the ability to buy individual stocks or access to any cryptocurrencies aside from bitcoin. This functionality is currently in development and not yet available to new or existing MogoMembers. The final product may differ from the description contained herein.

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