THE FIRST PAN EUROPEAN BROKER
HISTORY OF DEGIRO
DEGIRO was established by a group of five former employees at the largest online broker in The Netherlands, whose vision was to service the professional market as well as retail investors with a highly innovative and low-cost alternative to the current range of brokerage platforms. Low prices and high-end trading infrastructure resulted in growth from the start.
LAUNCH OF THE ONLINE RETAIL BROKER
In 2013 DEGIRO launched its online retail broker in The Netherlands (www.degiro.nl) and is now rolling out this platform across other European countries. This will enable retail investors throughout Europe to benefit from DEGIRO’s highly competitive commissions which are up to 80% lower than our competitors, making DEGIRO one of the most competitive platforms in the world.
Through DEGIRO, European investors are connected to the world’s markets. Unlike our competitors, many of whom only offer access to European and US exchanges, DEGIRO also offers access to markets in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and many more across the globe. This provides clients with the opportunity to benefit from a truly global diversification of assets.
Besides its competitive pricing and a large selection of markets, DEGIRO also undertakes the innovative development of innovative trading tools. In 2014, DEGIRO will allow its clients to engage in fractional trading (i.e. buy or sell fractions of shares). With fractional trading, managing smaller portfolios or trading for educational purposes can be done in a professional manner without worrying about large exposures.
HOW WE DO IT
Because our infrastructure is utilized by professional clients, DEGIRO is able to negotiate wholesale fee structures with every exchange to which it connects. Furthermore, DEGIRO offers an online-only platform, which allows further cost-reductions to our clients. This platform is underpinned by state-of-the-art connectivity and server infrastructure, making the DEGIRO platform perfect for investors of all sizes who manage their portfolios online.
REGULATED BROKERAGE SERVICE
DEGIRO BV is authorized by the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) to act as an investment firm and has been granted a license pursuant to article 2:96 of the Act on Financial Supervision in the Netherlands. The regulatory capital requirements of DEGIRO are under prudential supervision of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). DEGIRO has its registered office and statutory seat in Amsterdam in accordance with its articles of association. DEGIRO is registered with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Amsterdam under number 34342820.