This is why I say they shouldn’t talk more I’ve always been taught to make sure you deliver on time no matter what and best not to say you will do something unless your 100% you will do it in the time mentioned.
As they have said they will do things in certain time windows then an update if they won’t make that deadline should be posted but surely that is what Sam did recently.
My mistake I thought he had done a brief update recently but forgot it was the funding which people had linked to EU expansion as apparently both will do raises at the same time. The rest of my comment actually agreed with you. I don’t get why a company would say they would do something and then not complete in time as it is terrible PR/trust. “Right first time” should be almost always kept to and not multiple delays.
I think Freetrade won’t be late to the party even if expansion to EU countries is delayed to 2022, because of the combined power of crowdfunding and word of mouth.
Having said this I personally want the EU expansion to be a thing of the past. I would’ve liked to have seen it already.
I reckon the doors have not been opened yet mainly due to the time it takes to obtain the licences from the regulators.
And now the possibility to open new countries after achieving 1M users in the origin country seems to present it self… I think this possibility has an invaluable, priceless symbolic value and should not be wasted.
Like everyone else I can’t wait to know about it to the point of feeling restless at times, but I also think management must keep their mouth shut till the moment they announce it and make it official.
As for Trade Republic I wish them well and hope they are successful in their business ventures for I believe competition is the best for retail users.