Wealth management


Financial Planning – the Cost of College

Planning for children’s college expenses can be very stressful. Not only do we not always know which college they will go to, but the costs of college have been increasing for over 20 years. From 2003 through the year 2013, the cost of a college education nearly doubled. (more…)

Fintech news, Wealth management

October 9, 2018


Motif Introduces Artificial Intelligence Portfolio

By Motif Investing

Motif launches its newest thematic portfolio focused on companies at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Wealth management

April 4, 2018


Raisin moves into investments with ETF portfolios

Berlin-based savings startup Raisin is entering the retail investment market through a tie-up with asset manager Vanguard to add ETF portfolios to its German product offering. Investors can choose between four portfolios made up of ETFs and index funds with an equity share of 30, 50, 70 and 100 per cent respectively and invest in up to 16,000 individual securities globally. (more…)

Analytics, Fintech news, Hotnews, Wealth management

March 27, 2018


Savings chatbot Plum introduces ethical investment tool

British money management chatbot Plum has launched an investment tool that lets users choose where their money goes. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Hotnews, PFM/PFP services, Wealth management

March 26, 2018


eToro Raises $100 Million in Series E

In a round led by China Minsheng Financial, social trading network eToro has raised $100 million in new funding. The Series E, which featured participation from SBI Group, Korea Investment Partners, and World Wide Invest, as well, will help the company expand into new markets. The new capital will also help eToro build on its R&D efforts in blockchain technology and asset digitization. eToro’s total capital is now $162 million. (more…)

Deals, Wealth management

March 23, 2018

Overstock launches robo-advisor digital investment platform

By Overstock (NASDAQ: OSTK) announces the launch of a digitally driven investment platform, powered by tZERO Advisors, within the online retailer’s FinanceHub™. (more…)

Global trends, Wealth management

February 2, 2018

Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest

By Steve O’Hear for Techcrunch

Moneyfarm, the U.K.-headquartered “digital wealth manager” has acquired the technology behind personal finance chatbot Ernest. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, though I understand that, along with the tech, this is an acqui-hire of sorts, seeing London-based Ernest’s CTO Lorenzo Sicilia join Moneyfarm to oversee technology integration. (more…)

Global trends, Hotnews, Payment processors/providers/gateways, Wealth management

January 24, 2018


Software-only Wealthfront raises $75 million

Wealthfront, the software-based wealth management company that is targeting the millennial segment, has raised $75 million in a funding round led by Tiger Global Management. (more…)

SME, Wealth management

January 9, 2018

InvestCloud adds financial apps to digital platform

By InvestCloud

InvestCloud Inc., a global FinTech firm, has released two new lines of financial apps to run on its digital platform. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Wealth management

November 16, 2017

Credit Sesame Raises More than $42 Million, Unveils Robo Advisor for Credit


Credit service and financial wellness company Credit Sesame has raised more than $42 million in funding. Featuring new and existing investors such as Menlo Ventures, Inventus Capital, Globespan Capital, IA Capital, and SF Capital, the combined equity ($26.6 million) and venture debt ($15.5 million) financing will take Credit Sesame’s total capital to more than $77 million. The funding will help speed Credit Sesame’s growth, enable the company to hire more than 100 new employees over the next 12 months, and “advance its analytics, robo advisor and machine learning technologies.” (more…)

Credit scoring, Wealth management

October 26, 2017


ABN Amro launches Sustainable Investment Tool

By ABM Amro

From the local florist stall to the large metalworking factory in an industrial park – starting today, all of ABN AMRO’s business clients can go online to see what they can do to make their commercial premises more sustainable. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Global trends, Hotnews, Wealth management

September 28, 2017

Acorns goes green with launch of sustainable investment portfolio

By Acorns,

Micro-investing app, Acorns, has highlighted its commitment to sustainability with the launch of a new, socially responsible investment portfolio, available from today. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Hotnews, Wealth management

June 14, 2017


ING tackles robo-advisory conundrum

Research among 15,000 consumers conducted by ING finds that only two percent would trust a fully automated robo-adviser to invest their money on their behalf. (more…)

Banks, Financial Markets / Trading, Wealth management

June 1, 2017


Wealth Tech Sees Record Deals, As Early-Stage Investments Gain Traction

By CB Insights

Increased transparency is one of the key trends we’ve identified as driving the rise of wealth tech. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Wealth management

June 1, 2017

Former BlackRock executive Mark Brady joined FinFabrik

By Fintech News Hong Kong

FinFabrik, a provider of specialised software-as-a-service for financial institutions, announced today that Mark Brady joined the company as its Chief Investment Officer to support the strong growth trajectory across the region, particularly with the asset management client segment. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Wealth management

June 1, 2017


MoneyLion’s redesigned app gives personalized financial advice and instant access to personal loans

By Ryan Lawler for Techcrunch

Personal finance management app MoneyLion was created to help users save money, reduce debt and improve their credit. Today the app is being updated to provide users with more personalized information about how they can improve their financial health, as well as even faster access to personal loans. (more…)

PFM/PFP services, Wealth management

May 29, 2017


Wealthfront now helps users save up for their kids’ college tuition

By Ryan Lawler for Techcrunch

Robo-advisor Wealthfront originally came to market with a product to automate retirement savings, but over time has expanded to provide other financial tools. Today, the company is announcing a new product aimed at helping parents save for their children’s college education. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Wealth management

May 25, 2017


Andreessen Horowitz Leads Funding Round in Robo-Advisor OpenInvest

OpenInvest has received $3.25 million in Seed funding led by high profile VC Andreessen Horowitz. The Fintech firm also received funding from Abstract Ventures, Wireframe Ventures and SV2. OpenInvest is described as “social impact investing platform” targeting retail investors. The Robo-advisor enables investors to align their investment goals with their values while engaging with companies to drive social change. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Wealth management

May 17, 2017

Micro-investing app Acorns moves into PFM territory

By Acorns

Micro-investing app, Acorns, today launched ‘My Finances’, a new feature for Australian customers that helps them better understand and control their spending habits. (more…)

Fintech news, PFM/PFP services, Wealth management

May 4, 2017


The Case for Robo-Advisory and Digital Wealth

By FintechNews HK

An April 2017 Burnmark report rexplored the tie-up between digital wealth and robo-advisory within the FinTech industry. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Global trends, Hotnews, Wealth management

May 1, 2017


Robinhood stock-trading app confirms $110M raise at $1.3B valuation

By Josh Constine for Techcrunch

Zero-fee stock-trading app Robinhood has joined the unicorn club. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia, Wealth management

April 27, 2017


Robo Advisor Wealthfront Launches Line of Credit to Make Users More Liquid

By Julie Muhn for Finovate

Robo advisor pioneer Wealthfront must know that opposites attract: in this case, it’s saving and investing. Today, the company launched a securities-based lending option– a line of credit that allows its users borrow against their own savings accounts. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Hotnews, p2p/online lending, Wealth management

April 20, 2017


Investoo buys comparison site100ForexBrokers, launched in 2012, is one of the world’s biggest Forex broker comparison sites with 60,000+ unique visitors per month and 100s of real user reviews. (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Global trends, Wealth management

April 19, 2017


Robo-advisor startup StashAway gets in-principle approval from MAS to manage investment portfolios

By Yon Heong Tung for e27

It received an in-principle approval for its Capital Market Services License for Retail Fund Management from the Monetary Authority of Singapore


AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Hotnews, InspirAsia, Wealth management

April 17, 2017

Standard Chartered launches digital wealth advisory tool

By Thomson Reuters,

Standard Chartered Private Banking has introduced ADVICE, a digital wealth advisory tool for its relationship managers (RMs) that integrates the Private Bank’s entire suite of house views and investment recommendations with Thomson Reuters’ real-time market information. (more…)

Banks, Financial Markets / Trading, Global trends, Hotnews, Wealth management

April 7, 2017


SwipeStox Lands $13 Million, Hints at Asia Expansion

By Julie Muhn (@julieschicktanz) for Finovate

SwipeStox, the Tinder for stock trading startup announced this week that its parent company The NAGA Group has landed $13 million in financing. This boosts the company’s total funding to $15 million. (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Wealth management

April 7, 2017



Robinhood stock trading app valued at $1.3 billion with big raise from DST

By Josh Constine for

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is completing a huge fund raise to fuel its attack on old brokerage firms that charge around $7 to $10 per trade. According to sources, the round is led by Yuri Milner investment vehicle DST Global and values the company at $1.3 billion. Robinhood declined to comment. (more…)

Analytics, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Wealth management

April 1, 2017

Asia’s first family office robo adviser platform due for launch

By Jamie Lee for BT

MARVELSTONE Capital, an asset management company, on Thursday said it will launch the first licensed robo adviser platform for family offices in Asia in the third quarter of this year. (more…)

Wealth management

March 30, 2017


Despite the fintech boom, robo advisors in Japan have yet to make their mark on the industry

By Alexander Thomsen for

Robo-advisors in Japan are facing difficulties in winning clients and are increasingly looking for new ways to increase their managed assets (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Wealth management

March 30, 2017