Birmingham regularly features top of the polls for ‘most boring city’, which still staggers me. There are many reasons why Birmingham does not deserve this accolade – Droplet is just but one.

Born in Birmingham, Droplet is a new app hoping to transform the way the world uses money. All you need is an active email address to get going. Top-ups are secure and free of charge, with none of your card details stored (at all). “Droplet Online Ltd” will appear on your bank statement as if you have been to a cash machine, with the money being on your phone instead of in your wallet. As well, as being able to pay for loads of stuff using the app, you can also transfer money in-app to your contacts. See the video above for more information.

After a three-month trial in our fair city, over 1200 users and 50 merchants signed up, including loads in Digbeth:

  • Sneeky Fox
  • Green Eyes Boutique*
  • Get a Grip Studio
  • Gingermegs Vintage
  • Laura Loves
  • Roxy Valetta
  • Shaded Rose
  • Ideal Skateboard Supply
  • Vote Vintage
  • Trunk Junkies
  • Boucher and Bond
  • Capsule
  • Just Chloe
  • Satellite Life Coaching

My sources tell me that Droplet may even be working with Digbeth Festivals Flatpack and Supersonic this year. So who says Birmingham is boring? A mobile money revolution is taking place right here, and of course, Digbeth is jumping straight in.

Don’t be left behind – download the app from the App Store free here. Droplet for Android is coming soon – register here for updates.


* As well as using Droplet to pay, residents can also take advantage of a 10% discount at Green Eyes Boutique. See here for more information.



Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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