Only 37% of payments in 2016 were made with cash.

Our kids deserve a better way to learn about money.

Spriggy exists for its members

Spriggy came together over the belief that financial institutions should do more to help their users live happier financial lives. With Australia, indeed the world, moving towards a cashless society it seemed nobody was helping prepare the next generation.

Spriggy helps to bridge the gap and provide parents a safe, convenient and supervised way to turn pocket money into practical life lessons.

At Spriggy, we are on a mission to help raise the financial skills of Australian kids.


Spriggy is an Australian business, not owned by any bank. We believe this gives us and our Spriggy family members the best outcomes. We are not driven by a traditional banking model, and hold our purpose and members as the most important elements of our existence.

The Spriggy membership fee is used to fund the growth of the business and help deliver ongoing value to Spriggy family members through constant product enhancement.

The Founders

Alex Badran


Alex holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Sydney and enjoys using his technical skills to solve real-world problems that are important in people's lives. Prior to co-founding Spriggy, he has worked in finance, in academia and as a data scientist. Outside of Spriggy he enjoys skiing, eating spicy food, watching stand-up comedy and singing karaoke poorly.

Mario Hasanakos


Mario’s a physicist who worked in a bank for 7 years turning rocket science on numbers for big businesses before he saw the light and joined Spriggy to help real Mums and Dads teach their kids about money. Here at Spriggy, he’s our resident spreadsheet ninja, but he loves to escape when he can and spend time with our Spriggy families.

The Team

Jeff Thompson


Jeff’s spent 12 years leading teams and crafting magical web and mobile apps for clients including CSC Healthcare, Foxtel and CBA. He’s a passionate Software Engineer who loves devoting fervent days and sleepless nights to bringing our apps to life, and he won’t stop until every one of our Spriggy families have happier, healthier relationships with money (and each other)!

Sean Barrett


Having realised that a lack of ability meant he would never play for the Wallabies or become a professional golfer, Sean Co-founded retail foreign exchange disruptor CurrencyFair. His experience managing technical, regulatory and service processes for a high-growth fintech is invaluable.

Peter Crellen


Peter is a father of three, and is experiencing his own version of our members life everyday with his young children. Peter has a varied background in marketing and technology and is passionate about supporting people to achieve their everyday goals in life. He is on a mission to spread the word of Spriggy to families across the land.

Gabriella Vawdrey

Product Manager

Gabriella is a scientist and has spent the last few years working in medical diagnostics. Hanging up her lab coat, she’s made the leap to the Spriggy team and customer experience! When she’s not chatting to our families, she’s mildly dog-obsessed and can be found at local cafes with her two pugs.

Heidi Egger

UX Lead

Heidi loves designing apps that make everyday tasks satisfyingly simple. Her background in financial, educational and children’s apps (even a Sesame Street app!) inevitably drew her to Spriggy, where she’s passionate about helping to create great financial experiences for families.

Jake Baker

Digital Marketing Manager

Jake comes to Spriggy from his own Fintech business called Holipay that offered an interest free instalment financing alternative for Australians wanting to travel. He’s always had a keen interest in marketing, particularly the technical aspects of it. He would love to work in San Francisco one day and finds it hard to say no to a cold beer. He is always the first to poke fun at someone and tries not to take life too seriously.

Adrienne Fritchley

Customer Lead

Adrienne is an enthusiastic finance graduate with a passion for travel. She spent 5 months studying in China as part of her university degree. She has an obsession with sausage dogs and is always on the lookout for a good office pun.

Michael Hagarty

Software Engineer

Michael worked as a programmer for the University of Sydney while studying maths, biochemistry and then a medical degree. He worked as a doctor for a year before seeing the light deciding to join Spriggy! In his spare time he loves cooking, learning new languages and playing the piano.

Desmond Zhong

Software Developer

Desmond is a young and creative developer. He has spent years wandering in many fields of software development, that gifted him power to create apps as a real craftsman. He is always excited exploring new technologies, fixing new bugs, meeting new people. But he never fixes your computer.

Arvind Adiga

Software Engineer

Arvind has been a programmer for over a decade across various industries. He is now learning the alphabet with his 4 year old daughter. He loves playing cricket with friends or go cycling when he manages to squeeze some spare time away from his family.

Gavin Lin

Android Developer

An android developer for about 7 years and happy to learn new technologies like AI. Gavin hopes to bring the best user experience for our android members and has a passion for cooking and skiing. He is saving money for a nintendo switch, which means he need to do more housework than ever.

Chandré Jansen van Vuuren

UX/UI Designer

Having spent 9 years doing page layout in print media Chandré never felt like she was doing what she truly loved, which is empathising with people and doing what she can to make a change. So she took a leap of faith by pursuing user experience design and now does what she loves. Chandré also enjoys taking coastal motorbike rides with her husband, making her favourite South African recipes and having a good laugh.

Acacia Edwards

Customer Success

Acacia loves travelling the world. Originally from New Zealand, she has spent over a year travelling the US and living in Canada. She's also a creative who enjoys fine-line drawing and all things art. She currently has an obsession with dog Instagram pages and will happily share her favourites if you ever have the pleasure of speaking with her when contacting our Customer Service team.

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Our free 30 day trial allows you and your family to experience all the benefits of Spriggy with no up-front costs. At the end of your trial, if you are happy, your membership fees are billed - to the parent, not the child.