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Vestwell does creative deal to buy BNY Mellon's $20 billion workplace savings unit and 'leapfrog' beyond 401(k)s

The Aaron Schumm-led 2016 startup pays stock and agrees to vendor terms for Sumday to tackle high-headache, high-potential business of employer-sponsored IRA’s, 529’s, ABLE programs and Health Savings Accounts.

Author Lisa Shidler November 2, 2021 at 8:57 PM
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Aaron Schumm: This is a huge edge and leapfrog for us.


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