Trade Republic: investing and saving for the whole range of society

These are our candidates for the “FinTech of the Year” : Trade Republic Bank GmbH

The industry has grown up and has long outgrown its infancy. There are so many companies that shape the industry but not all of them are equally well known. Who are the companies that are the glue between finance and digital technologies?

We still consider it important and relevant to give an award to the most interesting and most relevant German FinTech/Startups. An award from the industry in which we are all active, for the industry. Not bought, not externally influenced, reserved for our independence. As we are diverse and furthermore everyone has different views and focuses, this has always resulted in a good mix. The nominations come from the heart, but the final evaluation process is done by us and is completely detached from us.

For the second part of the Transactions 20 conference on 25.02.2021 in Frankfurt we want to award the prize for Fintech of the year 2020 to lend. In total we have 15 Fintechs nominatedwhich the jury will evaluate in the next weeks according to certain categories. As every year, you are in demand as a strong voice of the Fintech community to give out the audience award for your voting. The voting is already liveNevertheless, we would like to give the nominated companies the opportunity to present themselves.

Trade Republic Bank Ltd.

This is what the Trade Republic Bank App can do: Simple and commission-free trading, investing and saving in stocks, derivatives & ETFs via an application on the smartphone. In addition, permanent free equity and ETF savings plans.

These are the candidates for the FinTech of the year 2020
Trade Republic Bank is one of the nominated companies of the “Fintech of the year 2020

Facts and figures about Trade Republic Bank

  • distribution channel: B2C
  • Target group: private customers
  • Target country: Germany, Europe
  • Status of financing: Series B
  • Other financing envisaged?: yes
  • Name of the product(s):
    Trade Republic App

“Trade Republic Bank is Germany’s first mobile commission-free broker.”

The Trade Republic Bank business model

Technology company with bank license

The Trade Republic Bank’s state-of-the-art digital infrastructure was programmed and built by the bank itself. This enables the bank to quickly expand its range of products and services by adding new investment products and functions, which it is continuously expanding in close dialogue with the Trade Republic community.

By using modern technologies, even complex processes can be automated and carried out in real time. This increases customer comfort and reduces costs considerably. Unlike traditional banks or brokers, about half of Trade Republic’s employees work in IT development.

All systems are operated in secure external high-performance data centers in Germany. This outsourcing reduces costs and at the same time enables the best possible accessibility in all market phases. Brokers usually receive a refund from their trading partners. Trade Republic Bank uses its cost savings in combination with this reimbursement to the benefit of its customers. These results in a disruptive business model: mobile and commission-free securities trading. For settlement, only an external cost flat rate of one euro per trading transaction is charged; share and ETF savings plans can be saved permanently free of charge.

Trade Republic Bank: the founders & investors

Founders: Christian Hecker, Thomas Pischke, Marco Cancillieri

Investors: Accel, Creandum, Founders Fund, Project A, sino AG

Trade Republic Logo

Milestones: what the Trade Republic Bank has achieved so far

The successful market entry in January 2019, the high level of customer interest and the addition of permanently free ETF savings plans to our product range.

Success in 2020

Our financing round in April for 62M€, one of the largest FinTech Series B rounds in
Europe, as well as the launch of our more than 1,000 permanent free of charge share
savings plans, which further support long-term asset accumulation. In addition, we have increased from 30
grown to over 200 employees in the last 6 months.

What makes Trade Republic Bank so special?

With the Trade Republic App, we offer the possibility that everyone can benefit from the opportunities at
capital markets for his retirement provision and investment. Trading,
Investing and saving for the entire breadth of society. And that simply, commission-free
and with the security of a German bank.

What makes your team?

The special thing about our team is that we all deny the vision of being able to
to be able to invest simply, understandably and free of charge and we are highly motivated to do so every day. We come from many different countries and combine a wide range of talents, experience and personalities. All with the same goal and enormously high demands on our work. Together with our customers we make up the Trade Republic – the new home for all those who want to take their money in their own hands.

Where do you see yourselves in the future?

Trade Republic is a European project. 2021 we will inspire our customers not only in Germany with our simple and intuitive app for trading, investing and saving, but also in at least one or two larger European markets.

By 2025 we want to have our Footprint in all major markets in the EU and

To be the category leader in mobile investment in Europe.

Last words

In the episode #320 of the OMR Podcast we will be filming together with Christian, one of our
Founders, all about Trade Republic and the future of saving. To be always up to date
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