It’s fascinating to look at the changes in how we manage money – from the introduction of credit cards in 1946, to the first ATM in 1967, online airline check-in in 1999, and mobile payments in 2011.
We spy an important milestone missing from this infographic … online investing!
As in other industries, people want more control over their finances. They want access, simplicity, and ease-of-use. They might want to talk to a person if they have a question or issue, but mainly, they just want to take care of it themselves and in their own time.
Much has changed since Betterment launched in 2008, and we expect to see more exciting developments in consumer experience in the coming years.
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Betterment is the largest independent online financial advisor with more than $10 billion in assets under management. The service is designed to help increase customers’ long-term returns and lower taxes for retirement planning, building wealth, and other financial goals. Betterment takes advanced investment strategies and uses technology to deliver them to more than 270,000 customers across its three business lines: direct-to-consumer, Betterment for Advisors, and Betterment for Business. Learn more.