Toronto’s Wealthsimple has won a Webby Award, an international award honouring excellence on the Internet.
The 20th Annual Webby Awards named Wealthsimple its Best Financial Services/Banking website. Competitors in this category included established players like Morgan Stanley and H&R Block.
Since launch, Wealthsimple has brought in more than $400M in assets under management with over 10,000 clients on the platform. Last month they were named to PayPal’s FinTech Five.
“We decided early on that we wanted to make investing more human,” says Michael Katchen, CEO of Wealthsimple. “Winning a Webby award solidifies that our brand exemplifies innovation and creativity in the finance industry. It’s the beginning of more to come.”
Judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby’s have been called the Internet’s highest honour by the New York Times.
The Webby Awards will honour Wealthsimple at its ceremony May 16 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
Founded by a team of financial experts and technology entrepreneurs, Wealthsimple is currently registered and operating in every Canadian province and territory.
Wealthsimple also announced a partnership with Mint. Clients are now able to sync their Wealthsimple investment account to Mint’s budgeting software. The new integration will allow Wealthsimple users to access a high-level overview of their investments and track how they’re performing.