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How am I protected if Stash ever goes out of business?

Say Stash goes bankrupt or out of business. What happens next? The cash you’ve invested in your Stash account including ETFs or stocks would remain in your control.

That’s because your investments are held in a federally regulated broker-dealer called Apex Clearing Corporation. This company acts as a custodian for all the investments Stash users purchase. Apex is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an agency called the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), which together protect your investments against fraud and the potential bankruptcy of the company holding your investments.

In fact, SIPC would return up to $250,000 in cash and up to $500,000 for non-cash investments such as stocks and ETFs in the event of fraud or bankruptcy.

It’s important to keep in mind, however, SIPC does not protect your investments from market value changes.

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