FinTech Group’s (FTG) online brokerage business, Flatex, has been benefiting from the popularity of exchange-traded products and its customer base rose by c 30k over nine months to c 200k as at end-September. Flatex’s market share has risen to c 25% in Germany and c 50% in Austria, and further European expansion is planned. In addition to its brokerage businesses, FTG leverages its value chain by providing modular and standardised core banking technologies to B2B customers, most of which are banks. Management’s goal is to grow the business both organically and through acquisitions so that it generates €150m of annual revenues in the mid-term along with EBITDA of €50m. Despite being the fastest-growing major broking business in Europe, the shares continue to trade at a discount to the sector.

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