How FinTech brokerage firm Robinhood built a $1bn business

Financial services upstarts are gunning for established financial services firms, and the FinTech world just welcomed its newest unicorn: Robinhood. Read more: econsultancy.com

The great filter for digital challenger banks

What's stopping challenger banks from flourishing? Stephen Greer looks at some of the potential 'filters' that prevent growth. Read more: banknxt.com

BNP Paribas Wealth Management launches 4 new platforms

BNP Paribas Wealth Management is launching four digital platforms bringing unique financial, business and lifestyle content to private clients and prospects. Read more: www.finextra.com

Robinhood confirms $1.3bn valuation after $110m round, hits two million users

Stock trading app Robinhood is confirming its $1.3bn valuation and announcing a $110m Series C round. The company has also passed two million users globally. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Dave pockets $3m to help users stay out of their overdraft

Spending tracking app Dave has secured $3m in funding from backers including serial VC Mark Cuban. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Pockit swipes £2.9m for inclusive mobile banking

Mobile banking startup Pockit has picked up £2.9m in new funding as it introduces a remittance service from the UK to Italy and Poland. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Starling to launch Pay by Bank app

Pay by Bank app has announced a partnership with Starling Bank that will launch its market leading mobile payments service to Starling Bank's customers. Read more: www.finextra.com

Why is will.i.am advising this UK FinTech startup?

Atom Bank is an app-only bank based in Durham, England. Read more: thenextweb.com

Can challenger FinTech banks achieve scale?

Challenger FinTech banks will need to achieve scale to maximize cost and feature benefits against legacy banking organizations. Read more: thefinancialbrand.com

Canadian robo-advisor Nest Wealth picks up $6m

Toronto-based automated wealth advisor Nest Wealth Asset Management has raised $6m from the National Bank of Canada. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com