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Robinhood Announces $280 Million Funding Round

It looks as though Robinhood is right on target once again. Last week, the stock trading app announced that it had closed a $280 million funding round. The Series F was led by Sequoia Capital, who had previously invested in the company. Other participants marked a mix of returning and...

Brokerage Apps Seeing a Surge of New Investors Amid COVID-19 Crisis

With unemployment now nearing 15% and economic uncertainty abounding, it might not seem like the best time for Millennials and younger adults to start their first-time investing journeys. Alas it seems that that's exactly what many of them are doing. As Axios reports, there are several signs showing that young...

Galileo Announces Partnership with Mexican FinTech Klar

With all that's going on in the world right now, international expansion might not seem like the most likely move for most companies. Yet that's what's happening with Utah-based Galileo Financial Technologies. Last week the FinTech announced a new strategic partnership with the Mexico City-based Klar. Klar is a challenger...

Investment App Stash Announces $112 Million Round

Late last year, the discount brokerage world saw a sea change as Charles Schwab and several other firms announced that they were dropping their trade commissions to $0. Although the move was likely aimed at FinTechs like Robinhood that had already been offering fee-free trades for years, it seems that...

Uphold Introduces Stablecoin Center, Adds Support for Tether and More

As the concept of cryptocurrencies has crept into the mainstream, it's come with concerns from outsiders. In addition to regulators who worry about market manipulation and money laundering, there have also been investors who fret over the severe volatility of such assets. Look no further than the famous Bitcoin run...

SoFi Invest Expands to Hong Kong with Acquisition of 8 Securities

SoFi's big year just got even bigger. This week the company not only announced that it would be bringing its SoFi Invest product to Hong Kong but also that it was acquiring the online brokerage firm 8 Securities in the process. The deal still needs to meet closing conditions but, once...

Images of Google's Reported Debit Card Project Surface

Over the past several months, a number of FinTechs have debuted their own takes on a debit card product. From Square to Robinhood and SoFi to Long Game, each of these offerings complimented the company's other services, hopefully incentivizing users to come aboard. Now it looks like a much larger...

SoFi Set to Acquire Fellow FinTech Galileo

Even in the face of a pandemic, FinTech marches on. Not only have we seen firms reporting new funding rounds during these challenging times but we have also seen some online banking offerings experiencing increased sign-ups. Now there's more good news for the industry as the streak of acquisitions we've...