Europe - Stock Brokers

Finam Holdings #

IndustryFinancial services
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
ProductsStocks, Options, Futures, ForEx, CFDs, and Bonds
  • Finam Holdings (Russian: ФИНАМ) is the parent company of Finam Investment Company.

  • Finam’s subsidiaries operate on all major stock, bond, options and futures exchanges and offer trading on Forex and CFDs.

  • Additionally, Finam runs a number of mutual funds and offers trust management services for assets, pension fund accruals, and reserves.

  • Finam’s subsidiaries include CJSC Finam, the asset management company Finam Management, the investment fund Finam Global, WhoTrades Ltd., Finam Bank, Finam Training Center, and FinamAero (Bolshoye Gryzlovo airfield located in the Serpukhovo district of the Moscow region)).

  • Finam has branch offices in over 90 Russian cities.

HSBC InvestDirect #

  • HSBC InvestDirect is the retail electronic trading platform by HSBC Securities, for DIY Investors.

    • HSBC InvestDirect is intended for those who understand the loss of capital investment risks involved in trading in the capital markets, since no portfolio management advice is provided as part of the service.
    • HSBC InvestDirect operates independently from their wealth management business.
  • Financial Jurisdictions

    • HSBC InvestDirect is available to HSBC Canada (Canadian domiciled), HSBC Expat (Jersey domiciled) and HSBC UK (United Kingdom domiciled) account holders and to the residents of other countries that the aforementioned jurisdictions allow.
    • HSBC InvestDirect Expat and HSBC InvestDirect Canada allow non-residents to open HSBC InvestDirect accounts.
    • In 2013, HSBC InvestDirect India ceased operations.

Avanza #

Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ.)

TypePublic company
Traded asNasdaq Stockholm: AZA
IndustryFinancial services
HeadquartersRegeringsgatan 103, Stockholm, Sweden

Avanza Bank Holding AB is the largest stockbroker and brokerage firm in Sweden and on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.



IndustryFinancial services
FoundedJuly 18, 2013
FounderNick Bortot
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Area servedNetherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden
ServicesStockbroker, Electronic trading platform
  • Subsidiaries

    • BUX B.V.
    • BUX Financial Services Limited
    • BUX Alternative Investments B.V.
    • BUX Technology B.V.
  • BUX is a European mobile brokerage company, based in Amsterdam and London.

  • Products

    1. The BUX Zero app, launched in September 2019, allows users to trade European and US stocks and exchange-traded funds at zero commission.

      • Financial services are provided by BUX B.V. and regulated by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.
      • As of October 2020, BUX Zero was available in the Netherlands, in Germany, Austria, France, and Belgium.
    2. BUX X, launched in September 2014, is an app for CFD trading.

      • The service is provided by BUX Financial Services Limited, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
      • As of September 2019, the app was available in the Netherlands, the UK, in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden and Denmark.
    3. BUX Crypto

      • In January 2020, BUX acquired Blockport, a European cryptocurrency exchange.
      • The firm registered it with the Dutch Central Bank, rebranded and launched as BUX Crypto in April 2020.

Degiro #


TypePrivate limited company
IndustryFinancial services
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
ServicesStockbroker, Electronic trading platform
  • DEGIRO is a European brokerage company.

  • With DEGIRO, Investors can buy and sell such securities as common and preferred stocks, fixed income (bonds), options, mutual funds, warrants, and ETFs via an electronic trading platform or by phone.

  • Trading platforms

    • Browser-based HTML trading platform
  • Regulation

    • DEGIRO is supervised by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and under prudential supervision of the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).
    • It is also registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • The countries they now offer services to are Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Czech republic, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, and Ireland.

FinecoBank #

FinecoBank Formerly GI-FIN, Istituto per le Cessioni del Quinto, Novara ICQ, ICQ Banca Cisalpina, Fin-Eco Banca ICQ

Traded asBIT: FBK, FTSE MIB Component
Founded1982 (as GI-FIN), 1999 (as Fineco)
Servicesonline brokerage
OwnerUniCredit (18%)
  • FinecoBank S.p.A. , known as FinecoBank or just Fineco is an Italian bank that specializes in online brokerage.
  • Launched in 1999 with its Fineco Online service for retail traders, Fineco became a listed company in 2014 and has been independent from UniCredit banking group since 2019.
  • FinecoBank is a constituent of FTSE MIB (since 2016), the blue chip index of the Borsa Italiana.
  • FinecoBank Banca Fineco serves customers in the United Kingdom and Italy.

Freetrade #

Freetrade Ltd

FoundersAdam Dodds, Viktor Nebehaj, Davide Fioranelli
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
ProductsShare dealing
  • Freetrade is a UK-based financial technology company which offers a freemium share dealing service.

  • Freetrade offers a commission-free trading app on the Android and iOS platforms which is open to users in the United Kingdom.

  • Users may trade equities and ETFs listed in the UK and the US.

    • For US assets, users may hold and trade fractional shares.
  • Portfolios can be held in a tax-free ISA or SIPP (personal pension), in each case for a flat monthly fee.

  • Its premium product, Freetrade Plus, offers an expanded list of tradable securities and order types.

Nordnet #

Nordnet AB (publ)

TypePublic Aktiebolag
Traded asNasdaq Stockholm: SAVE, ISIN SE0015192067
IndustryFinancial services
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
Areas servedSweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway
ServicesStockbroker, Electronic trading platform, Loans, Pension funds
  • Owners

    • Öhman Group
    • Premiefinans
    • Nordic Capital
    • Fidelity Investments
  • Nordnet AB (publ), is a pan-Nordic financial services company.

  • The company is divided into three business areas, Savings and investments, Loans, and Pensions.

  • Nordnet provides services to customers in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway, with local offices present in Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Oslo respectively.

  • Nordnet was originally founded as an online brokerage subsidiary of the Öhman financial group.

Trade Republic #

Trade Republic Bank GmbH

FoundedMunich, 2015
FoundersMarco Cancellieri, Thomas Pischke, Christian Hecker
HeadquartersBerlin, Germany
Area servedGermany, Austria, France, Spain
ServicesStockbroker, Electronic trading platform
  • Trade Republic Bank GmbH is a German online broker.

  • As a credit institution, the company offers its customers the opportunity to trade listed securities and cryptocurrencies via a mobile app.

  • Transactions are settled via LS Exchange or directly with certificate providers HSBC Trinkaus, Citibank and Société Générale.

  • Trade Republic receives reimbursement from these partners for settled transactions.

  • Trade Republic is classified among the neobrokers.

    • These were characterized by low fees, easy operation via smartphone and fast trading options.
    • The app offers trading of stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), derivatives and cryptocurrencies.