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Made in Concert: Updates Fueled by the Stash Community

September 20, 2019
man on drums, woman playing guitar on stash app

6 min read

You ask for stuff. We listen.

Made in Concert isn’t about music. Rather, it’s about the oh-so-sweet metaphoric music we all make together when we improve the product by listening to you—our customers. So read on Stasher! Experience the sweet sound of progress.

Issue No. 5: Far From Home

Yes, we’re swinging away from our old website and into an exciting and illustrious world of new designs.

Like most things in life, websites need to grow and evolve with the times. After months of research and development, we’ve finally rolled out our new site! Check it out.

And speaking of being far from home…

The Stock-Back™ program is going international

You can now use your Stash debit card abroad! Just contact our customer service line to find out which countries are currently available.

Perfectly balanced… as all things should be

Introducing Portfolio Builder3! Answer a few questions and we can build you a customized and balanced portfolio instantly! It sounds like magic (and it just might be), but you have to try it. It’s now available on our website and Android devices (iOS coming soon).

When it comes to investing, show don’t tell

We’ve added this graph that shows the power of investing regularly over simply saving. As you can see, with an assumed average growth of 5%, the benefit of investing regularly could greatly outweigh the benefit of putting money in a savings account. Pretty cool, huh?

Disclosure: This is a hypothetical illustration of mathematical principles, is not a prediction or projection of performance of an investment or investment strategy, and assumes weekly contributions at an annual rate of return (compounded annually) and does not account for fees or taxes. It is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of any actual investment. Actual return and principal value may be more or less than the original investment.

The graph… tells the story of it all.

Ok, but what’s next?

Exactly! We’re now providing tailored messages for new customers to advise them on what they should do next after signing up. It’s a great way to show Stash newbies around the platform.

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*Past Updates

Issue No. 4: Homecoming
July 15, 2019

This issue may not be about two dogs and a cat on an incredible journey, but it is about a long walk home

It all started when Stash nation asked us to make the platform simpler. One of our designers (named Leo) said, “You’re not alone, Stashers!” So now after months of talking to Stashers, designing screens, drinking seltzer, doing trust falls, and writing code, we can finally say the new Stash Home is here! Let’s take it from the top… (And at the bottom of this article you’ll be able to opt-in.)

Now introducing… Total Stash Value!

Featured at the top of your new home screen is the total sum of all your portfolio value1 and your debit account balance2. It’s your one-stop spot to see how much your Stash is worth. Holy moley, me oh my!

Shout-out to Snapshots

Just under your Total Stash Value1, you’ll see your brand new snapshots. On the left, you’ve got Invest. On the right, you’ve got Debit.

Tap that little eyeball icon to change your display!*

Your Invest snapshot displays the combined value1 of all your portfolios and progress on your next milestone. Keep in mind, milestones now apply to your combined portfolio value, not just your personal portfolio value. And in case it wasn’t clear, your Debit2 snapshot simply displays your available balance so you know exactly how much you can spend.

Play with purpose

Now, as you scroll down Home, you’ll find better organized sections that make finding what you need as easy as one, two, three.

Each section focuses on one purpose—like investing or learning, for example. Take a scroll and experience it for yourself.

One more song!

Finally, as a little something extra… we’ve implemented our sleek, new design pattern so that your new Home looks beautiful, too.

Thank you for all the help. Welcome home, Stashers!

How do you access your beautiful new financial Home?

This is only available on the Stash app on your mobile phone. First, you need to be on the latest version of our app, so make sure to update.

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*Past Updates

Issue No. 3: The Wide World of Web
May 28, 2019

This week an engineer on the web team walked over to a writer and said, “Hey writer! What about web?”

The writer turned on their computer, opened up Netscape, and saw the signs of wonderful things—and so replied: “I am eternally sorry engineer. Now I see that webs were woven.”

The engineer nodded knowingly and walked away into the distant fog… And now this week’s post is all about updates to the web y’all!

Debit’s Big Debut

Newly dropped! Debit. On. Web.

You can now check out your balance and transaction history. This is just the beginning of seeing your dolla, dolla bills y’all. We’ve got more on the way…

Debit on web yesterday
Debit on web today

Auto-Stash Dominates the Airwaves

Auto-Stash’s big year continues. You asked for strategy management on the web. Well, now you’ve got it. All Auto-Stash strategies, including Round-Ups and Smart-Stash, are now in the wild on web and lookin’ for adventure.

Set Schedule and Round-Ups and Smart-Stash. Oh my!

 

Look! A Round-Ups management screen.

Deep PRPL Rolls On

Alright hold on tight! The national tour continues on web for PRPL, our sleek new accessible design system. You’ll notice new typography, colors, and more as we try to make things look as good as you!

B.P. (Before PRPL)
A.P (After PRPL)

Verification Elation

Some of you asked for more verification methods for two-factor authentication and new device verification. Done. New alternate methods (voice and email) add up to validate me, oh so easy.

Next time on Made in Concert (for real): Homecoming

We decided to do this web issue, but next we’ll take a look at our new Home experience. It’s already out to some users, so don’t be surprised if you see something new!

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By Stash Team

1Note, the cash value of your personal, custodial and retirement portfolios are Not FDIC Insured, Not Bank Guaranteed and May Lose Value.
2Account opening of Stash debit account is subject to Green Dot Bank approval.
*Product screenshots are provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as advice to buy or sell any particular security.
**Investment products and services are not offered by Green Dot Bank, are NOT FDIC Insured, Not Bank Guaranteed and May Lose Value.
3Stash does not rebalance portfolios or otherwise manage Stash Accounts for Clients on a discretionary basis. Stash, through the Program, provides non-discretionary investment advisory services to each Client, and each Client is solely responsible for implementing any such advice. This investment recommendation relies entirely on the responses you’ve provided regarding your risk tolerance.

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