Episode 13 of Millennial Money Matters focuses on eToro, a social trading platforms for experienced and rookie investors alike. The platform can be used to trade in a wide range of financial instruments. Avid traders can use the platform to develop a reputation for themselves, and can then be copied by less experienced investors. The site has a strong social element. Users can interact and ask questions about particular strategies, trends, and so on. eToro also offers users a wealth of educational resources, but perhaps more importantly, it gives users the chance to trade virtually, i.e. with a make-believe sum of money. This allows less experienced investors to dip their toes into the complex world of trading, and is a feature that is doubtless popular with younger people.
AltFi is returning to Amsterdam for its second annual Summit in the city. The inaugural event last year was a roaring success, with key figures from across Continental Europe's alternative finance and digital banking sectors highlighted. These included Jeroen Broekema, managing director of Funding Circle Netherlands, and Mieke van Engelen, head of innovative partnerships at ABN AMRO's standalone lending platform, New10.