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N26 launches ETF trading feature in Austria, eyes stock trading expansion

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VIENNA – The digital bank N26 has expanded its financial product suite by introducing an investment feature that allows customers in Austria to trade Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). This move is part of a broader strategy to provide a comprehensive financial management tool that integrates with the bank’s existing services, including N26 Crypto and Instant Savings.

N26’s foray into the trading arena comes at a time when retail trading is experiencing a surge, a trend that has been capitalized on by several of the bank’s competitors.

The CEO of N26, Valentin Stalf, has articulated a clear vision for the bank, steering it towards a path of profitability and sustainable growth. Following a significant funding round, the bank is well-capitalized and, according to Stalf, does not require immediate additional capital. This positions N26 to focus on expanding its services without the immediate pressure of fundraising.

Plans are already in place to extend stock trading options to customers in Austria and Germany, indicating that the bank is not resting on its laurels after launching the ETF trading feature. N26’s approach reflects a strategic pivot to not only enhance customer experience but also to solidify its market position in anticipation of an initial public offering (IPO) expected to take place within the next few years.

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