XTB, a leading fintech firm known for its cutting-edge online investment platform and mobile app, is bringing its Fractional Shares feature to the UK market. This move aims to democratize stock market participation, opening up investment opportunities to a broader audience.
In recent years, there has been a notable surge in new retail investors entering the global financial landscape, driven by a desire for additional income sources in the face of economic uncertainty. Traditionally, retail investors faced challenges meeting the capital requirements for constructing diversified investment portfolios. The high prices of sought-after stocks like Mastercard, Microsoft, Meta Platforms, and Apple acted as significant barriers to entry.
XTB’s introduction of Fractional Shares has revolutionized the landscape. It now offers access to over 3000 shares from 16 major global exchanges and 300 global ETFs for UK investors. With a minimum transaction value of just €10, investors can now acquire Fractional Shares, providing ownership rights to a portion of individual shares or ETFs listed on regulated markets. This eliminates the need to purchase an entire share at once, and investors receive a proportional share of economic benefits, including dividends.