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Robinhood to provide 24/7 support to users

Who is Robinhood? Robinhood is a fintech brokerage company that offers commission-free trading, providing an online platform enabling customers to trade stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs – a type of security that tracks a particular index/commodity/sector which can be purchased and traded in the same way as a conventional stock) and options. The business also offers …

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The blockchain ecosystem holds up in Switzerland

Blockchain chronicle. For more than four years, Switzerland has hosted a large number of projects. Overview of this high potential ecosystem. 840 companies active in blockchain and cryptocurrency is the surprising figure shared by the Swiss Blockchain Federation last year. That is more than 4,400 jobs in the Zug crypto-valley alone.   Finma’s responsiveness in …

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Goldman’s turn to Expand into FinTech consumer banking

By Ismail Berbache, on 15/09/21 Goldman Sachs is acquiring FinTech GreenSky for $2.24 billion. The all-stock deal for GreenSky called the biggest FinTech platform for home improvement loans in a release announcing the transaction, is expected to close by the first quarter of 2022. Goldman Sachs will pay 0.03 share of its common stock for …

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Impact of telematics on automobile insurance

Overview  Insurance is heavily related to our lives, but there is a tendency to avoid much interaction with it due to their traditional culture of being overly complex and expensive. Automobile insurance might be the first interaction that many people will have with the insurance industry after getting their first driving license. However, automobile insurance …

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The Deal Between AMD and Xilinx

–By Xueyiting Wang, King’s College London Overview of the Deal Acquirer: Advanced Micro Devices, IncTarget: Xilinx, IncEstimated value: $35 billionAnnounced date: October 27th, 2020Closed date: By the end of the 2021Financial advisors to AMD: Credit Suisse and DBO Partners Financial advisors to Xilinx: Morgan Stanley BofA Securities AMD, the US semiconductor design company, announced on …

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