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, fully independent from the banks. 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.

Cassie Whitfield

Communication & Engagement Lead

Cassie is a neonatal nurse who decided to shake things up when her own babies came along. Taking all of the time she was spending on Facebook and turning into a chance to spread the word about Spriggy, she now watches a lot less cat videos and instead uses social media to reach Aussie mums and dads and tell them about how awesome it is! When she’s away from the computer, she’s a busy mum who loves to bake and enjoys a mean vietnamese pork roll.

Gabriella Vawdrey

Customer Success

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.

Jeremy Cassisi

Design Lead

Jeremy is a multidisciplinary designer who dabbled in interior, industrial and fashion design before settling as a digital designer. At Spriggy, he lends his keen eye for design in to bringing the website, app and branding to life. Jeremy works with the tech team gurus to make sure everything works fantastically and looks fabulous!

Sam Briones

Customer Success

Sam is mom to 3-year old Brooklyn and had a former life styling and writing for magazines. Sam is currently helping all our members achieve success as part of Spriggy's customer success team. She is also constantly on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Eric Man

Software Engineer

Eric calls himself a hobbyist programmer and amateur investor who, when he’s not sleeping, enjoys being focused on the present, exploring the side alleys of life.

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.

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