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Fintech Wealthfront Appoints Entrepreneur Jaleh Bisharat to its Board of Directors

California-based Fintech company Wealthfront revealed on Wednesday (May 12, 2021) that marketing executive and entrepreneur Jaleh Bisharat has joined the firm’s Board of Directors. According to a release shared with CI, Bisharat has over 30 years of experience working as a marketing executive at major… Read More

Fintech Wealthfront Is Now Offering Carefully Vetted ETFs, Socially-Responsible Investing Options, Company Now Exploring Crypto

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront revealed on Wednesday (April 28, 2021) that it’s now offering new features for its investment portfolios that will allow its clients to make investments in a wider range of “carefully-vetted” exchange-traded-funds or ETFs and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) options. According to… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront Launches “Final Set of Features” for First Version of “Self-Driving Money”

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it has launched the “final set of features” that make up the first version of Self-Driving Money™. As noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the firm’s “relentless” focus on automation has led… Read More

Wealthfront Explains Difference between Taxable and Tax-Advantaged Investment Accounts

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront has explained how we can choose between taxable and “tax-advantaged” investment accounts. Wealthfront notes that if you’re ready to begin investing, then you need to figure out what type of account you should be opening and maintaining. You can open up… Read More

California based Fintech Firm Wealthfront Announces that Cash Account Investments May be Invested in Market within Minutes

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront has announced that clients who use their Cash Account to invest in a Wealthfront Investment Account may have their funds invested in the market “within minutes.” Wealthfront customers who choose to direct deposit their paycheck into the Wealthfront Cash Account may… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront Adds Additional Automation to “Make Money Movement Effortless”

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront revealed on February 4, 2021 that its customers will now be able to use their service to monitor for and automatically transfer excess funds to a Wealthfront Roth IRA, Traditional IRA or a 529 College Savings Account. As noted in a… Read More

Personal Finance Professional Explains how 401(k) Plans, Robo-Advisors, Investment Apps can Help Grow Our Wealth

Erica Gellerman, a CPA, MBA, and personal finance expert, notes in a blog post published by Chime Financial Inc. (a US-based banking challenger valued at around $14.5 billion) that if you’re planning to grow your wealth or net worth, then investing can be “a smart… Read More

Fintech Firm Wealthfront Adds Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair And Former Comptroller of Currency Tom Curry to Banking Advisory Group

  California based Fintech firm Wealthfront announced on December 8, 2020, that banking industry professionals Sheila Bair and Tom Curry are joining the firm’s Banking Advisory Group. The Committee is expected to play a key role in navigating regulatory and partnership efforts as Wealthfront plans… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront, which offers Robo-Advisory Services, Introduces “Self-Driving” Money

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor that had been focused on becoming a digital bank, has revealed that it has introduced what it calls, the “first Self-Driving Money” service. As mentioned in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, Wealthfront’s new, free-to-use service, Autopilot, will automate… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Is Leading the “Re-bundling” Race Among European Financial Technology Firms, Industry Professional Explains

Fintech advisor Efi Pylarinou claims that digital bank Revolut is leading the “re-bundling” race among Europe based financial technology service providers. Pylarinou notes: “As technology [continues to] commoditize products and services at an ever increasing rate, re-bundling catch up is the name of the game… Read More

Robo Advisors Industry Expected to Reach Nearly $1 Trillion Valuation this Year: Report

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BuyShares claims that the Robo Advisors sector is expected to reach a valuation of $987.4 billion this year, which represents a 19.3% increase in only a year. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “The last few months have witnessed a surge in the… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor that was Focused on Becoming a Digital Bank, Introduces Checking Account Features for its Cash Accounts

California-based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor that had been focused on becoming a digital bank, has revealed that its checking account features are now live for the Wealthfront Cash Account. In statements shared with Crowdfund Insider, Wealthfront’s management noted that they’re on track to deliver what… Read More

California-based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor, is Reportedly Inching Closer to Becoming a Digital Bank

Palo Alto-based Wealthfront, an automated investment service company with over $11.4 billion in assets under management, is reportedly getting closer to becoming a full-service digital bank. Wealthfront already provides most of the bank-like services including insured savings accounts. The “Cash Account” is offered by Wealthfront… Read More

Financial Planning Startup Grove Joins Robo Advisor Wealthfront’s Platform

Robo advisor Wealthfront announced on Thursday that financial planning startup, Grove, has joined its platform. Wealthfront reported that Grove was founded in 2015 with a mission to mission to empower users to make “great decisions” about their money through a combination of human advisors and… Read More

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

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