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What does it mean to earn more interest?

For a monthly/annual fee, you get access to Gold’s premium features. This includes a higher interest rate for subscribers who opt into our brokerage cash sweep program. Our brokerage cash sweep program allows Robinhood Gold members who opt in to earn 5% APY* on uninvested brokerage cash that is swept to the banks in our program, 1.5% APY without Gold. That means you can put your money to work, even if you’re not currently investing it. Rates are subject to change.

Here’s how it works: For example, if you start January 1 with $1,000 in uninvested brokerage cash and 2% APY that is swept to the program banks, you could earn $20 by January of the following year. This includes compounding, assuming you don’t deposit or withdraw funds for the entire year.

Your interest will be paid by the program banks monthly, and you can keep track of how much interest you’ve earned in SettingsInvesting.

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The hypothetical calculation shown is for illustrative purposes only and assumes the interest rate and balance do not change for the year. Actual amounts earned may vary. The brokerage cash sweep program is an added feature to your Robinhood Financial LLC brokerage account. Robinhood Gold is offered through Robinhood Financial LLC. For more information, see the Robinhood Gold User Agreement.

The cash sweep program is an added feature to your Robinhood Financial LLC brokerage account. Interest is earned on uninvested cash swept from your brokerage account to the program banks. Program banks pay interest on your swept cash, minus any fees paid to Robinhood. As of Nov 15, 2023, the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) that you will receive is 1.5%, or 5% for Gold customers.

*The APY might change at any time at the program banks' discretion. Additionally, any fees Robinhood receives may vary and is subject to change. Neither Robinhood Financial LLC nor any of its affiliates are banks.

With the brokerage cash sweep program, the uninvested cash in your brokerage account (cash intended for investing but that you have not yet invested or spent) is swept to program banks, where it becomes eligible for FDIC insurance up to $2.25 million or $250,000 per program bank, inclusive of any other deposits you may already hold at the bank in the same ownership capacity, which may impact how much is covered. Robinhood is not responsible for monitoring the amount of your deposits in any program bank, whether these deposits are made through the brokerage cash sweep program or otherwise, to determine whether the amount on deposit exceeds the limit of available FDIC insurance.

Note that until funds are swept to a program bank, they are held in your brokerage account which is protected by SIPC. Once funds are swept to a program bank, they are no longer held in your brokerage account and are not protected by SIPC. However, these funds are eligible for FDIC insurance through the program banks (banks currently in the program), which are subject to FDIC insurance coverage limits. Check out the IND Disclosures for more information about how the sweep program works and how we treat your uninvested cash balance.

Member of SIPC, which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Explanatory brochure available upon request or at www.sipc.org.

Robinhood Financial LLC (member SIPC) is a registered broker dealer. Robinhood Securities, LLC (member SIPC) is a registered broker dealer and provides brokerage clearing services. All are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc. (Robinhood).

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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). The Robinhood Money spending account is offered through Robinhood Money, LLC (“RHY”) (NMLS ID: 1990968), a licensed money transmitter. 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.

The Robinhood Cash Card is a prepaid card issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard® International Incorporated. RHF, RHY, RHC and RHS are affiliated entities and wholly owned subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc. RHF, RHY, RHC and RHS are not banks. Securities products offered by RHF are not FDIC insured and involve risk, including possible loss of principal. Cryptocurrencies held in RHC accounts are not covered by FDIC or SIPC protections and are not regulated by FINRA. RHY products are not subject to SIPC coverage but funds held in the Robinhood Money 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.

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