Revolut unlocks bonds investing market to customers in EEA

Produkt och funktion · 18 juni 2024

  • Revolut customers across the EEA are now able to invest into corporate and government bonds, get regular, fixed-rate payments — up to 5,5% annually (gross).
  • Bonds emerge as a good starting point for investing, offering stability, the opportunity to diversify the portfolio and learn about investing.
  • Revolut further expands its investment offering in the EEA with more than 3,000 assets available in the app, including US and EU shares, ETFs and now Bonds.
  • Earlier this year Revolut also removed the custody fees (0.12% of annual market value of the assets held by the client) across all the financial instruments offered in the app to UK and EEA customers.

Revolut, the financial app with more than 40 million customers worldwide, added bonds to its investment offering across the EEA markets. Investment services in the EEA are provided by Revolut Securities Europe UAB (Revolut).

Bonds emerge as a good starting point for those individuals who tend to be more risk-averse, normally offering stability and great portfolio diversification. Good credit ratings and protection against inflation further contribute to their appeal for investors seeking stability and potentially reliable returns. Both governments and corporations utilise bonds as a means to raise capital, offering investors the chance to effectively lend money in exchange for periodic interest payments and eventual repayment of the principal amount. Different bond types offer various risk and return profiles, and they should be assessed accordingly. Bonds’ returns might also make them a good hedge in case of a wider economic downturn.

Revolut currently allows trading corporate and government bonds and will expand the list in the upcoming months. The minimum amount to start investing in bonds is USD/EUR 100, with 0,25% fixed fee per trade (min USD/EUR 1). Other fees may apply.

This is yet another step in Revolut’s mission to build an all-in-one investment platform that is multi-asset class, has coverage across EEA markets and caters to both advanced and beginner users. With access to 2800+ US and EU listed companies, and 500+ Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), users can check the performance of their investments in real-time with live watchlists, trading charts, and market news – all within the Revolut app.

Earlier this year Revolut also removed the custody fees (0.12% of annual market value of the assets held by the client) across all the financial instruments offered in the app to UK and EEA customers by Revolut Trading Ltd and Revolut Securities Europe UAB, respectively.

Rolandas Juteika, Head of Wealth and Trading (EEA): “We continue expanding Revolut investment offering with bonds, a great way to diversify the investment portfolio, hedge against uncertainty, and generate fixed income. With higher potential returns and diversification benefits, bonds offer a compelling alternative for investors seeking to build wealth and preserve capital.”

Revolut has recently introduced a wide array of investment options for its customers across the EEA, all available within the Revolut app: US, EEA stocks, ETFs and now bonds. The company has also introduced Trading Pro - a paid subscription that offers, among other benefits, access to pricing benefits (e.g. lower commission fees and higher order size limits) and additional analytics features. For those less experienced investors, Revolut offers its Robo-advisor service, which is most advantageous for customers who have limited or no trading experience, or simply don't have time to do extensive research and actively trade.

Investment services in the EEA are provided by Revolut Securities Europe UAB (“Revolut”), which is an investment firm authorised and regulated by the Bank of Lithuania. As with all investments, capital is at risk. The value of investments can go up and down. Past performance, as well as a bond yield shown in gross, is not a reliable indicator of future performance and Revolut does not guarantee that your investment objectives will be achieved or that the portfolio will generate returns. You might lose your whole investment if the bond issuer defaults. The value of investments may be affected by currency fluctuations. Information contained herein is not a personal recommendation, investment advice or offer to take any investment decision. For further information, please see Revolut’s Trading Terms and Conditions, fees FAQ page, and risk description.

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