In our news and views, we cover developments in investment providers, trading platforms and currency transfer services. It can help you make more informed decisions about which investment, trading or currency transfer provider to use.
Vanguard

Vanguard takes the lead on fees

US fund manager Vanguard has upped the ante in the increasingly competitive world of passive investing. What has Vanguard done? Vanguard which has more than $8.0 trillion (£5.88 trillion) of assets under management has pledged to cut the fees paid by inventors in its funds, by $1.0 billion over 2022. The Malvern Pennsylvania based firm

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Robinhood Gold - More Like The Sheriff of Nottingham

Robinhood gets pulled up by the Sherrif of FINRA

US-based commission-free stock broker Robinhood has had a tough time lately, over the last three months the company’s share price has fallen by almost -62% and year to date the stock is down by-12.00%. Robinhood is due to report earnings on January 27th and investors will be eager to hear about trading volumes and active

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Revolut

A Revolution in European Banking

Revolut, one of London’s lending Fintech businesses, is living up to its reputation as a disruptor once again as it formally moves into the banking space. What has Revolut done? Revolut has launched as a bank in no less than 10 western European markets the firms banking services will be available to clients and would-be

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Freetrading in European stocks

Freetrade the UK based commission-free share trading service has expanded into European equity markets Trading European with Freetrade Freetrade has enabled trading in selected European stocks with those in Germany and Finland first on the list, with other European equities soon to follow. Freetrade’s 1.20 million registered users will be able to trade these stocks

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Wise formally Transferwise

Wise walks into a downgrade

Online money transfer and investment group Wise has learnt a hard lesson about life as a public company this week, as leading US bank published research on the stock. What happened? US Investment bank Citi, downgraded Wise on Monday citing excessive long term growth expectations in the stock, as the reason for the markdown. Citi

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PrimaryBid

PrimaryBids are in for SoftBank’s cash

PrimaryBid the online app aiming to democratise access to London and European new issue markets and which is backed by the London Stock Exchange Group is looking further afield for funding to support its growth efforts. What is PrimaryBid doing? Reports over the weekend suggest that PrimaryBid is close to agreeing on the final details

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Six Market Trends to Watch in 2022

Six Market Trends to Watch in 2022

2021 was a fantastic year for many investors. Many ‘stonks’ rose to dizzying heights; while shareholders of big tech stocks made a bundle. The leader of the pack was, the ultimate risk asset: Bitcoin. Visual Capitalist has compiled an excellent summary of returns for 2021. All this, however, is now history. What lies ahead is

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Guide to Leveraged Shares

Leverage Shares launches a range of new thematic ETPs

Leverage Shares is launching new products for UK and European traders The latest in a line of innovative tracking, geared and inverse single name ETFs from the provider. What are the new products from Leverage Shares? Leverage shares are introducing ETPs that will track the performance of thematic funds and strategies Including three ARK Invest

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