Shares land in France with stocks, ETFs and cryptocurrencies
Equities, a neo-broker offering a mobile application that aggregates financial products such as ETFs, stocks and cryptocurrencies, has just become the first fintech to achieve both Digital Asset Service Provider (PSAN) registration and Investment Services Provider (PSI) license.
Each of these permits, issued by the Financial Markets Authority (AMF) and the Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR) respectively, will allow fintech to fully develop in France. having won over 150,000 UK customers in just one year.
A first, which Benjamin Chemla, CEO and co-founder of Aktier, welcomes:
“We are very pleased to receive this dual authorization, the PSAN registration for cryptocurrencies and the PSI authorization for trading in shares of listed companies. This represents the culmination of extremely rigorous collective work of which we are very proud. A guarantee of the seriousness and the quality of our offer marks PSAN and PSI a decisive step in the development of Shares and allows us to announce our launch in July by invitation to our first users. »
Moreover, Shares has successfully raised more than 90 million euros through 3 fundraising rounds with recognized players such as Valar Ventures (the foundation of Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal), Singular, Global Founders Capital or Red Sea Ventures to conquer the European market.
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Shares was created in 2021 and wants to go further than the usual social trading and offers build real communities of traders in order to develop everyone’s investments in an optimal way. Where some platforms only allow you to copy trading strategies, Shares also allows you to exchange with other platform users and create real networks.
For 1 euro, Aktier allows all its members to invest in listed stocks, ETFs and cryptocurrencies while monitoring the activity, portfolio and performance of other community members in real time. In addition, from next July, Aktier will introduce a brand new feature called “Premium Investors”, highlighting the best performing members.
“Shares express a belief that is very important to us: to make finance available to as many people as possible. »
Although still young, Shares already brings together more than 150 employees across France, the UK and Poland. A name to remember in times to come.
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Source: Press release