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WE'RE CHANGING BANKING FOREVER

THE ART OF MONEY

IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

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FAB aims to revolutionize banking for artists

The big banks have become… well, BIG.  They no longer service the needs of specific communities such as the creative community.  In their drive for profits and economies of scale they have developed a one-size-fits-all approach that ignores the individual.  Good for them perhaps, but not you.

We are created for artists by artists with the principles of creativity, simplicity and integrity guiding everything we do.  We are launching products and services to help artists of all types manage their finances better and to make money from their creative work.  Artists can spend more time doing what they love – making art – and less time stressing about money.

To FAB an artist is anyone working in a creative profession – whether a musician, filmmaker, painter, designer, photographer, writer, dancer, architect, games developer, actor, illustrator, acrobat, cartoonist, mime – or anyone else who, in the words of Richard Price, “if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind.”

photogs

PHOTOGRAPHERS

designers

DESIGNERS

writers

WRITERS

filmmakers

FILMMAKERS

painters

PAINTERS

musicians

MUSICIANS

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PERFORMERS

artisan

ARTISANS

Makers

MAKERS

dj

DOERS

thinkers

THINKERS

creatives

CREATIVES

WHO WE ARE

Founded by musician and entrepreneur Dave Stewart and banking rock star Michael Philipp, the FAB team includes experts in finance, banking, marketing and technology who have a passion for art and creativity.

We are launching in the US, and we are working toward a UK-and-beyond launch in short order. We have offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York.

THE ART OF MONEY

There’s an art to creating the best banking tools and services.

Most artists have irregular income, a wide network of clients, vendors and collaborators to deal with, and multiple creative projects going on at any one time. This makes dealing with money complicated and stressful. We have designed our products from the ground-up so they are elegant, straightforward and useful. Our first product is FAB MONEY, an iPhone app designed to put artists in control of their finances. Others will help artists with banking, savings and investments. We want to enable artists to focus more of their time on their art and less worrying about money.

SIMPLE

As some bright spark (Albert Einstein, in fact) once said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Taking a leaf out of Al’s book we are making all our products and services super simple to use without dumbing them down.

INTEGRATED

Isn’t it great when your left hand knows what your right hand is doing? It makes tying your shoelaces and managing your finances so much easier. We can’t help with the shoelaces part, but when it comes to making sure all the parts of your financial world work together, we’ve got you covered.

GENUINE

FAB products are built for artists by artists. They are beautiful, highly visual and a delight to use (without being moody or egotistical) and have been created from a deep understanding of what artists truly want.

TRANSPARENT

We do this thing with FAB that means you can see the big picture at a glance, but when you want to dive down into the itty-bitty detail, well, hey, you can do that, too. We call it naked money and we have pictures to prove it.

USEFUL

We want to give artists the information they need about their financial picture, together with tools that help with the flow of their money. It’s a powerful combination that puts artists in the driver’s seat on their financial journey to that happy place.

THE MONEY OF ART

We want to help artists to make more money from their art.

Through FAB they will have the tools, access and knowledge they need to convert their artistic talent into financial success. Tools such as fundraising and lending products so artists can raise money for their creative projects. Access to business and finance experts and to FAB partners that know how to successfully navigate the creative economy.  Knowledge in the form of videos, tutorials and whitepapers that will allow artists to develop their skills as entrepreneurs.

THE MONEY OF ART

We want to help artists to make more money from their art.

Through FAB they will have the tools, access and knowledge they need to convert their artistic talent into financial success. Tools such as fundraising and lending products so artists can raise money for their creative projects. Access to business and finance experts and to FAB partners that know how to successfully navigate the creative economy.  Knowledge in the form of videos, tutorials and whitepapers that will allow artists to develop their skills as entrepreneurs.

FAIR

Whatever helps artists make more art and make more of their art, we have it covered. We want to give you access to the best deals on products and services that can help you get ahead.

SUSTAINABLE

We want your work to sustain a successful career in what you love. If you have talent and want to make your art for a living, we aim to give you what you need so you can do what you love and love what you do. Cool, right?

INSIGHTFUL

They say knowledge is power. Knowledge can make all the difference to an artist trying to make a living in what has become a very complicated world. It’s not just about being given information and options, it’s about being given insights and guidance to allow you to make great choices. But then you probably knew that already.

COLLABORATIVE

Making it on your own can be tough. If you’re an artist trying to make a career out of your art you need to wear a bunch of different hats. A business hat, a marketing hat, a fundraising hat. Funny-shaped hats you’ve probably never seen before. Luckily we can help. FAB has expertise in all sorts of areas that will help you make, market and monetize your work.

PERSONAL

It’s not me, it’s you. Whether you’re a filmmaker trying to fund a movie, a designer looking to sell work online, a musician trying to build an audience, or a trapeze artist looking for advice (don’t look down!), FAB is building tools tailored to your individual needs as an artist.

"We’ve created a powerful mobile financial tool that empowers artists to access banking services at the touch of a button…."

− Dave Stewart, Co-Chairman at FAB Financial

"First Artist is going to create that community that artists can actually be passionate about."

− Ann Marie Calhoun, Artist

"I have known Dave for 30 years and have long admired him for his intuitive understanding of business"

− Richard Branson, Chairman Virgin Group

"Dave is who we all want to be - living his dream and actually changing the world every day with his gentle inspirational genius."

− Janice Vandenbrink, SVP Global Systems Visa International

OUR PARTNERS

We are proud to partner with some amazing organizations that share our goal of empowering artists. Click on their logos to learn more about who they are and how we are working together.