I have loads of questions not necessarily specific to plus but are things which currently hold me back from using Freetrade as my primary platform.
Things like much improved Documents & Reporting and the addition of SIPPs (understandably more complex to Implement) have me feeling like I should hold back a bit for now as these are 1. Quite important for larger investments and where people need detailed accounting, and 2. Provide that additional value that tips it over the edge into a no brainier.
So I guess my question is, what do you see as important upcoming features (which may not be specific to Plus its self) which will make Plus more attractive to investors?
And perhaps. What’s your pitch to convince me it’s worth me using it now?
Please provide some insights on what we can expect beyond the pay walled stocks, stop and limit orders. Completely understand that there is lots to go for - but some insights on the direction would help. Also will SIPPs be included in plus or would be separate? Is Auto invest expected to be under Plus?
The market for free or low cost brokers in Germany has exploded over the past few months, and Freetrade would need quite a different approach, for example due to greater choice of trading venues, no tax wrappers, increased competition, etc.
From your viewpoint, does this represent a short- to mid-term barrier to the expansion into this and similar markets?
The German market offers an opportunity to observe a variety of stockbroker business models, to see what sticks and what doesn’t. Do you study these approaches, and if so, are there any specific lessons for the evolution of Freetrade’s UK business model?
For example, negative interest on big cash holdings, or the idea of “investment plans” (as in ‘multiple auto-pilots’)?
Back at the start of June the Freetrade team mentioned they were working on adding US REITs and making it possible for REITs to be held in ISA accounts. Is there any update on that? i.e. is it close to completion and was it held off as it’s planned to be a Plus only feature? Or is it still in work? Should it be on the Roadmap?