We’re thrilled to congratulate our partner Public, a New York-based multi-asset investment platform, on its recent launch in the United Kingdom. U.K. members can now invest in over 5,000 U.S-listed equities, while benefiting from low FX fees*, zero-commission trading during U.S. market hours, and advanced data and analytics.
Public’s mission of making the public markets work for all people aligns with Socure’s relentless work to ensure the widest identity verification coverage for all populations and demographics.
A Solid Partnership Based on Shared Values
Public is continuously working to give its members a seamless customer experience – from onboarding to investing and everything in between. Public partners with Socure to power its Document Verification which is required when a new member is opening an account. This step is an important part of the onboarding and verification experience.
“A positive customer experience – and a safe, smooth onboarding process – is central to Public’s vision of making the public markets for all people,” said Dann Bibas, GM of International at Public.
Socure delivers fast, accurate identity verification experiences essential to acquiring customers and establishing trust when a member begins the account opening process. Part of that onboarding process may require additional validation, where Socure’s Predictive DocV 3.0 provides step-up verification.
A Seamless Expansion
Every new market comes with its own sets of opportunities and challenges, and the U.K. is no different.
Said Bibas, “We think U.K. customers are looking to invest in US stocks with fewer costs and more tools at their fingertips. As we grow into new markets, we look forward to learning from our customers and improving Public’s offering accordingly.”
When expanding into the U.K. Public’s partnership with Socure allowed the US-based FinTech to scale into new geographies with an existing partner, minimizing the number of third parties that it worked with and building off the strength of a multi-year partnership between Public and Socure in the US.
“With Socure, we could stay with one key partner of ours from the U.S. as we expand into a new market like the UK. Naturally, this makes our infrastructure more scalable,” said Bibas.
Moving Forward Together
The entire Socure team is humbled to execute our part in supporting Public’s global expansion and its core mission. As partners in promoting inclusion in the financial system, we look forward to continuing to support the team as they drive equitable access to investing.
Public is an investing platform that allows everyone to invest in stocks, treasuries, ETFs, crypto, and alternative assets, like fine art and collectibles—all in one place. We help people be better investors with access to custom company metrics, live shows about the markets, and insights from a community of millions of investors, creators, and analysts. Learn more at www.public.com.
* For a detailed list of fees you may pay, please visit our Fee Schedule.
This content is not investment advice. When you invest, your capital is at risk. The value of your investments may go up or down. The past performance of a security or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.
‘Public’ is a trading name of Public Investing UK Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 13760183 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Holdings, Inc. Registered office at C/O Browne Jacobson LLP 6 Bevis Marks, Bury Court, London, United Kingdom, EC3A 7BA.Public Investing UK Limited (FRN: 985994) is an appointed representative of Khepri Advisors Limited (FRN: 692447) which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Brokerage services for US-listed, registered securities are offered by Open to the Public Investing, Inc., member FINRA & SIPC. Brokerage services for alternative assets are offered by Dalmore Group, LLC, member FINRA & SIPC. Cryptocurrency trading services are offered by Bakkt Crypto Solutions LLC (NMLS ID 1828849), which is licensed to engage in virtual currency business activity by the NYSDFS. Brokerage services for U.S. Treasuries are offered by Jiko Securities, Inc., member FINRA & SIPC. Banking services are offered by Jiko Bank, a division of Mid-Central National Bank. Securities investments: Not FDIC Insured; No Bank Guarantee; May Lose Value.
See public.com/disclosures for more information.
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