Battle of the platforms: who will win the retail trading war?

Battle of the platforms: who will win the retail trading war?
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Dan Brunskill
The pandemic bringing hundreds of thousands of unengaged New Zealanders onto the stock market via retail trading platforms was one of 2020’s biggest surprises.But now a large and potentially profitable market has been discovered, the race is on to hoover up market share and become the dominant trading platform.Way out ahead in the NZ market is Sharesies – with over 400,000 users – which arguably pioneered the movement and has quickly surpassed less user-friendly legacy platforms such as ASB Securities and Direct Broking.NZX ch...

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