Walmart to create fintech start-up with investment firm behind Robinhood


Cars drive past a Walmart store in Washington, DC, on August 18, 2020.

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Walmart said Monday that it’s creating a fintech start-up with Ribbit Capital, one of the venture capital firms behind Robinhood.

The big-box retailer did not share the name of the new company or say when its services will be available. It said it will develop unique and affordable financial products for Walmart employees and customers.

Shares were up more than 2% on the news in after-hours trading Monday. Walmart’s market cap is $416.7 billion.

The fintech startup will be majority-owned by Walmart and its board will include several company executives, including its Chief Financial…


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