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How you're protected

We keep your Robinhood account safe in a number of different ways.

Your securities and cash are protected by SIPC

Robinhood Financial LLC and Robinhood Securities, LLC are both members of SIPC, which protects securities for customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash) for each investing account, including IRAs. Explanatory brochure available upon request or at www.sipc.org.

We’ve purchased an additional insurance policy for Robinhood Markets, Inc., Robinhood Financial LLC, and Robinhood Securities, LLC to supplement SIPC protection. The additional insurance becomes available to customers in the event that SIPC limits are exhausted. This additional insurance policy provides protection for securities and cash up to an aggregate of $1 billion, and is limited to a combined return per customer of $50 million in securities, including $1.9 million in uninvested cash. Similar to SIPC protection, this additional insurance doesn’t protect against a loss in the market value of securities.

Keep in mind

SIPC coverage doesn’t protect against a loss in the market value of securities. Crypto positions through Robinhood Crypto aren’t protected by SIPC and Robinhood Crypto isn’t a member of FINRA or SIPC.

FDIC insurance

Brokerage customers who opt in to the Brokerage cash sweep program have their eligible uninvested cash automatically (unrestricted cash intended for investing that hasn't yet been invested or spent) deposited at these banks where it becomes eligible for FDIC insurance up to a total maximum of $2.5 million. That’s up to $250,000 per program bank, inclusive of deposits already held at the bank in the same ownership capacity, subject to FDIC insurance coverage limits and any capacity limitations at the banks. While the FDIC insurance coverage limit at each bank is $250,000, $2,000 is reserved for accrued interest. If you opt out of one or more of the program banks, your FDIC insurance coverage may be reduced.

Security measures

Robinhood’s security team uses a number of industry-standard measures to protect your account and ensure your experience with us is safe and secure. We understand that you place a lot of trust in our services, and we're constantly working to ensure Robinhood is one of the safest places for you to build your financial future.

Password safety

When we store your account passwords, we hash them using the industry-standard BCrypt hashing algorithm and never store them in plaintext—which means they're stored in a scrambled format that makes them difficult and time-intensive for attackers to crack.

Encryption

Sensitive information, such as your Social Security number, are encrypted before they’re stored. In addition, our app and website securely communicate with our servers using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol with up-to-date configurations and ciphers. TLS helps ensure that anything you send to our servers remains private—including your personal and account information such as your password, bank account, and more.

Once we verify your banking credentials, we’ll never access them again. We use trusted third-party integrations to access information about your bank account, such as your account number and available balance.

Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) helps protect your Robinhood account by requiring 2 sources of verification to sign in to your Robinhood account: something you know (your password) and something you have (a one-time verification code or device approval request). Every time you log in or make changes to your Robinhood account, you’ll be required to verify your identity before completing the action. This step helps protect your Robinhood account, even if someone knows or guesses your password.

All Robinhood accounts are protected with 2FA for new devices. This is a layer of security applied to all Robinhood accounts—this helps us ensure it's really you signing in to your Robinhood account.

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Brokerage services are offered through Robinhood Financial LLC, (“RHF”) a registered broker-dealer (member SIPC) and clearing services through Robinhood Securities, LLC, (“RHS”) a registered broker dealer (member SIPC). Cryptocurrency services are offered through Robinhood Crypto, LLC (“RHC”) (NMLS ID: 1702840). Review a list of RHC licenses for more information.The Robinhood Money spending account is offered through Robinhood Money, LLC (“RHY”) (NMLS ID: 1990968), a licensed money transmitter. Review a list of our licenses for more information. Credit card products are offered by Robinhood Credit, Inc. ("RCT") (NMLS ID: 1781911) and issued by Coastal Community Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Robinhood Gold is offered through Robinhood Gold, LLC (“RHG”) and is a subscription offering premium services available for a fee.

The Robinhood Cash Card is a prepaid card issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard® International Incorporated. Mastercard and the circles design are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.

RHF, RHY, RHC, RCT, RHG, and RHS are affiliated entities and wholly owned subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc. RHF, RHY, RHC, RCT, RHG, and RHS are not banks. Products offered by RHF are not FDIC insured and involve risk, including possible loss of principal. RHC isn’t a member of FINRA and accounts are not FDIC insured or protected by SIPC.

RHY is not a member of FINRA, and products are not subject to SIPC protection, but funds held in the Robinhood spending account and Robinhood Cash Card account may be eligible for FDIC pass-through insurance (review the Robinhood Cash Card Agreement and the Robinhood Spending Account Agreement).

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all customers. Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount.

Commission-free trading of stocks, ETFs and options refers to $0 commissions for Robinhood Financial self-directed individual cash or margin brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities and certain OTC securities electronically. Keep in mind, other fees such as trading (non-commission) fees, Gold subscription fees, wire transfer fees, and paper statement fees may apply to your brokerage account. Please see Robinhood Financial's Fee Schedule to learn more.

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All investing involves risk.

Brokerage services are offered through Robinhood Financial LLC, (“RHF”) a registered broker-dealer (member SIPC) and clearing services through Robinhood Securities, LLC, (“RHS”) a registered broker dealer (member SIPC). Cryptocurrency services are offered through Robinhood Crypto, LLC (“RHC”) (NMLS ID: 1702840). Review a list of RHC licenses for more information.The Robinhood Money spending account is offered through Robinhood Money, LLC (“RHY”) (NMLS ID: 1990968), a licensed money transmitter. Review a list of our licenses for more information. Credit card products are offered by Robinhood Credit, Inc. ("RCT") (NMLS ID: 1781911) and issued by Coastal Community Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Robinhood Gold is offered through Robinhood Gold, LLC (“RHG”) and is a subscription offering premium services available for a fee.

The Robinhood Cash Card is a prepaid card issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard® International Incorporated. Mastercard and the circles design are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.

RHF, RHY, RHC, RCT, RHG, and RHS are affiliated entities and wholly owned subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc. RHF, RHY, RHC, RCT, RHG, and RHS are not banks. Products offered by RHF are not FDIC insured and involve risk, including possible loss of principal. RHC isn’t a member of FINRA and accounts are not FDIC insured or protected by SIPC.

RHY is not a member of FINRA, and products are not subject to SIPC protection, but funds held in the Robinhood spending account and Robinhood Cash Card account may be eligible for FDIC pass-through insurance (review the Robinhood Cash Card Agreement and the Robinhood Spending Account Agreement).

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all customers. Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount.

Commission-free trading of stocks, ETFs and options refers to $0 commissions for Robinhood Financial self-directed individual cash or margin brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities and certain OTC securities electronically. Keep in mind, other fees such as trading (non-commission) fees, Gold subscription fees, wire transfer fees, and paper statement fees may apply to your brokerage account. Please see Robinhood Financial's Fee Schedule to learn more.

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