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Robinhood Gains Authorisation to Kick-off Operation in UK yet to Announce Formal Launch Date 

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Wealthtech startup, Robinhood has been given the green light by the Financial Conduct Authority to open for business as a broker in the UK.

The firm has not announced a formal launch date but is currently hiring for a number of roles in London across compliance, operations, user research, and marketing.

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The US-based firm has also appointed fintech veteran Wander Rutgers to lead the UK business.

Rutgers has the previous form in the startup space from senior roles at savings app plum and money transfer unicorn TransferWise.

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