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RobinHood’s chief executive on the importance of design in fintech

By Harry Stebbings for Techcrunch.com

RobinHood, the no-fee stock trading mobile phone app, was able to attract 1 million people to their waiting list before a product was even launched.

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Fintech news, Global trends

April 4, 2016

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Online Trading and Wealth Mangement

The wealth management industry and online trading is likely entering a period of significant disruption, with robo-advice at the very heart of disruption. 

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Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

March 20, 2016

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The 7 Hottest Fintech Companies In Silicon Valley

BusinessInsider: Our 2015 Silicon Valley 100 list highlights the coolest people and companies in Silicon Valley right now. While only seven companies on our list are in the consumer financial technology (fintech) industry, they’re a wildly successful bunch. According to recent numbers, the US is the leading country in investments in FinTech in the last year (up 200% from the previous year). (more…)

Fintech news, news

July 21, 2015

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The Unbundling Of Finance

TECHCRUNCH: While remittances open the door for growth, that possibility pales in comparison to the larger opportunity for Facebook — offering a way for people who don’t use banks now to do e-commerce. According to McKinsey, there are 2.5 billion people globally who do not use formal banks or finance institutions. Their economies are almost entirely cash-based and suffer from the chicken-and-egg problem: Since no one is willing to convert cash into digital form, there is no incentive for merchants to accept electronic payments. With nothing to sustain a system of electronic money, the cycle continues. (more…)

Analytics, Fintech news, Global trends, news

May 30, 2015

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Robinhood Raises $50 Million and Reveals Plans for Expansion to Australia

ROBINHOOD: Dedicated to providing free access to the financial markets and inspiring a new generation of investors, Robinhood is thrilled to announce a $50 million round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Existing investors Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Social Leverage joined the round, along with new investor Vaizra Investments, bringing our total funding to date to $66 million. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, news

May 7, 2015