Post Tagged with: "Robinhood"

In Evolution of PFM Apps, Retirement Accounts are Next

In Evolution of PFM Apps, Retirement Accounts are Next

by December 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

Say you managed to teach a millennial to save, what now? Teach them how to start investing. Managed that too? Next step: make them get a retirement account. “There is a big opportunity, and customers are asking for it,” Brandon Krieg, CEO and co-founder of mobile investing platform Stash, toldRead More

Stash Secures $25M Funding, Eyes One Million Customers

Stash Secures $25M Funding, Eyes One Million Customers

by December 14, 2016 at 12:13 pm 1 comment

Small steps, big leaps – be it working out, learning a new language or investing. That’s the inspiration behind Stash, a mobile investing platform that allows users to invest as little as $5 that announced $25 million in Series B funding this morning. The round was led by Valar Ventures, oneRead More

Stock Market ‘Fantasy Football’ App Launched in Beta

Stock Market ‘Fantasy Football’ App Launched in Beta

by December 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

What’s so great about fantasy football? Is it building a dream team, competing with friends and reveling in their humiliation, or simply checking out your team maniacally all day while you’re supposed to be working?  Now picture all that fun and schadenfreude, but for the stock market. Copper Street, launchedRead More

Acorns Transforms ‘Cash Back’ into ‘Cash Forward’

Acorns Transforms ‘Cash Back’ into ‘Cash Forward’

by May 18, 2016 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Acorns is bettingthat millennials will prefer “cash forward” to the old-school “cash back” rewards on their purchases. Earlier this week, the micro-investing app launched Found Money, a program that allows brands to “invest in their customers’ future” and automatically invest the cash-back rewards into customers’ Acorns accounts. With this move, AcornsRead More

5 Best New Financial Apps 2016

5 Best New Financial Apps 2016

by May 9, 2016 at 7:24 am 3 comments

We can all agree Credit Karma, Chase Mobile, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and PayPal aren’t leaving the Top Ten on App Annie anytime soon. But ratings and rankings aren’t everything — there’s also the cool factor. How easy is the app to use? Does it makes us feel good (evenRead More

Best New Financial Apps 2016, The List

Best New Financial Apps 2016, The List

by May 1, 2016 at 7:25 am 4 comments

1. Robinhood: On Target Launched in December 2014, Robinhood is a zero-fee stock trading app that quickly gained popularity among financially ambitious millennials. Robinhood was paid the enormous compliment of having “cracked the millennial code” by none other than Jay Sidhu, CEO of Customers Bank and founder of BankMobile. Robinhood ranksRead More

Tax Preparation and Investment Apps Rise in Rankings

Tax Preparation and Investment Apps Rise in Rankings

by April 14, 2016 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Credit Karma is still king, but tax preparation apps and investment apps also made a strong showing in this week’s app rankings. This week in the chronicles of apps in the shadow of Credit Karma’s dynasty (first of its name, guardian of credit), some interesting newcomers have joined the top 20 thisRead More

Coolest Brands 2016: RobinhoodCracking the Millennial Code

Coolest Brands 2016: Robinhood

Cracking the Millennial Code

by February 16, 2016 at 8:43 am 1 comment

No one’s quite sure how to win over those pesky, penniless, yet prized customers known as millennials — except Robinhood already has. When the equity-trading-for-free app launched in March 2015, it had already amassed a waiting list of 800,000 people. The average age of an account holder is 26, accordingRead More

Stash Asks Millennials to Skip the Beer and Invest the $5 Instead

Stash Asks Millennials to Skip the Beer and Invest the $5 Instead

by February 9, 2016 at 11:02 am 1 comment

Stash, a new investing app for millennials, announced a $3 million raise today, bringing its total funding to $4.5 million. “70% of people under 30 don’t invest,” CEO David Ronick told Bank Innovation. “They say, ‘We know we need to save and invest,’ but it’s intimidating. Buying a share of Apple forRead More

BankMobile Takes Aim at Investing with Robinhood Deal

BankMobile Takes Aim at Investing with Robinhood Deal

by December 2, 2015 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

BankMobile is aiming to help its millennial customers start investing via an upcoming partnership with free stock-trading service Robinhood. The mobile-first arm of Phoenixville, Pa.-based Customers Bank, BankMobile is just under a year old but has already made its name a byword for innovation and experimentation. The company does a greatRead More