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Wise Plans to Launch ‘Assets’ in Europe

Wise, the financial technology and payments firm, has received Estonian Financial Supervision and a Resolution Authority (Finantsinspektsioon) investment license. The move will allow it to introduce its trading service dubbed Assets to Estonia. In the future, it will also be presented in other European Union countries.

The Assets feature is currently only available in the UK, giving customers the chance to decide how their savings are held and earn a potential return in more than 50 currencies from over the world. Unlike typical investment accounts, users have immediate access to their funds, and this allows them to store them in Assets as well as spend on current needs via the Wise app.

According to the published statement, the Estonian financial market watchdog has already permitted the launch of Assets in the local market. Additionally, Wise is planning to passport its newly obtained authorization and introduce its investing service to other markets in Europe.

“We’re thrilled to be granted our new licence here in Estonia, which will allow us to take a big step forward in replacing traditional international banking with a faster, cheaper and more convenient system, initially for our customers in Estonia and eventually for people across Europe,” Lisa Trunin, the Head of Product at Wise, commented.

Wise Boosts Its Client Base and Revenue

In July 2022, Wise published a trading update for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2023 (Q1 FY23). The company witnessed growth across several financial metrics in the period, including total volumes, revenue and client base.

The company’s revenue totaled £185.9 million, rising 51% compared to £123.5 reported in the same period a year earlier. Simultaneously, the total volumes stood at £24.4 billion, increasing 49% year-over-year (YoY). Moreover, the financial technology firm boosted the total number of active personal clients by 37% YoY to 4.7 million.

Furthermore, Wise recently announced the launch of the International Receive solution. It was designed for nonbanks that are not connected to the SWIFT network, offering them cross-border payment remittance services.

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