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SEC Settles with Robo Advisors Wealthfront & Hedgeable on Claims of False Statements

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled proceedings against Wealthfront Advisors LLC and Hedgeable, Inc, regarding claims of making false statements and publishing misleading advertising. This enforcement action marks the first the SEC has taken against Robo-advisors – a hot sector of Fintech. Wealthfront, a… Read More

LendingClub and Intuit Form Partnership to Speed Up Borrowing Process

Leading marketplace lending platform LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has partnered with Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) and their Turbo product to speed up the borrowing process. According to the two companies, TurboTax data can now automatically flow directly into the LendingClub loan application and thus the borrowers may bring their… Read More

Heard at LendIt Fintech 2018

LendIt returned to San Francisco this year as it continues with its annual conference which is one of the largest Fintech focused events in the US. This year’s event is a bit different for several reasons. First of all, more traditional banks showed up in… Read More

Fresh from Beta, Money Manager Instavest Sets Sights on Wealthfront Customers

Instavest, a money management platform similar to multi-billion dollar robo-fintech platform Wealthfront, aims to differentiate itself by using “complex options strategies” to make users money in up or down markets, similar to hedge funds. Founded in 2015, Instavest also does not charge management fees; the… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Wealthfront Secures $75 Million During Latest Funding Round Led By Tiger Global Management

Wealthfront, a California-based digital wealth management company, announced on Monday it secured $75 million during its latest funding round led by Tiger Global Management with participation from all existing venture capital investors, including Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Social Capital… Read More

Robo-Advisor Wealthfront Celebrates $75M Round Led by Tiger Global Management

Robo-advisor Wealthfront announced a $75 million round of financing led by Tiger Global Management with participation from all existing venture capital investors, including Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Social Capital and Spark Capital Growth. Launched by Andy Rachleff and Dan Carroll in December 2011, Wealthfront currently… Read More

The Fantastical World of Chinese Marketplace Lending Promotions

One of the fundamental differences between Chinese and US lending platforms can be found just by examining the home pages of their websites. Most, if not all, US platforms’ landing pages are targeted at borrowers and exhibit mainly information around borrowing whereas, on those of… Read More

Robo-Adviser Betterment Raises $100M During Series E Funding Round & Valuation Grows to $700M

On Tuesday, robo-adviser firm Betterment announced it has received a total of $100 million from venture capital investors during a series E funding round. The company also confirmed that its valuation has raised from $450 million to $700 million. Swedish investment firm, Kinnevik, led the funding round. Previous… Read More

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