Execution stockbroker Selftrade unveils social website

Online execution-only stockbroker Selftrade has launched a new website, which features a community forum and an improved news platform.

In the ‘My Selftrade’ area, users will be able to engage in forums, debate the news, trends and investment themes.

Each stock and share will have a forum discussion and members will be able to create new debates on topics of their choice.

Consumers can sign up for free and there is no requirement to be a Selftrade customer in order to join the community.

In the new platform, members can now create and share watchlists and model investment portfolios and they can choose to follow updates, articles and posts from other members in the community.

Community members can also publish their own articles or blogs under the ‘personal journalism’ section.

Under the improved news and analysis area, investors will be able to access feeds from a variety of news organisations, research papers and analyses regarding investment related topics and themes.

The new Selftrade investor community is based on the model successfully employed by Selftrade’s parent Boursorama in France, which offers a community forum and comprehensive news site, with over 12,000 members using it each month, alongside its trading proposition.

“We have listened to investor feedback and our new website and community forum have been developed with investors’ interests and needs at the centre. We know that guidance and peer to peer recommendations are important to investors,” said Mark Pearson, chief marketing officer at the firm.

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