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Client view #6: Laura Peeters
At ETFmatic we have the pleasure of serving clients in 32 European countries. We see this as an incredible advantage being able to interact with such a large and diverse group of people from all walks of life. As our aim is to democratise finance for all Europeans we ask our clients if they would be willing answer questions on their experience and initial decision to use ETFmatic. The post below is part of an ongoing series where we share the experiences some of the amazing clients we serve today.
How long have you been investing for?
A little more than a year.
Describe your investment goals. Are they long-term, short-term, are you on track? Have you changed your investment strategy over the years? If so, how?
My goal is long-term — I want to achieve financial independence in about 15 years, so that I have more flexibility and freedom. This will only be possible through a combination of saving as much as I can and investing purposefully.
Why did you decide to use ETFmatic?
There are several factors that convinced me to choose ETFmatic: the low fees, the fact that the services are available in all EU countries, which would be convenient if I ever decide to move, and that I can have accounts in three different currencies: euros, British pounds and US dollars as I had some savings in all three currencies.
Can you provide a brief overview of your experience so far - How much are you investing, how long for, and how satisfied are you with returns to date?
So far I have invested about 50,000 euros, pounds & dollars combined. It has been a good time to invest and I am happy with the returns. I decided to start investing a year and a half ago. I already had savings in the bank and I investing was a big step for me as I didn’t have any experience and not much financial knowledge either. I finally gathered the courage to do it when I realized that investing is necessary to achieve my own personal long-term goal: financial independence before I am 50 years old. When I finally started, ETFmatic made the process of investing straightforward. Not only is investing with ETFmatic practical but it is also motivating — I can plan better and it is easier to check that I stay on track to achieve financial independence.
How comfortable are you with using a robo-advice platform, how does it compare with your investing experience prior?
I don’t have prior investing experience. From the start I’ve felt comfortable using the ETFmatic platform to invest. There is plenty of information about robo-advisors online. The ETFmatic website also has a lot of materials available: general articles about the benefits of investing in ETFs as well as specific details about its services. I also receive regular reports about my personal account. I’ve also learned from the experience of others as many people blog about their ETF investment strategy.
We'd like to thank Laura for her time and investing with us. If you would like to be part of our client feedback series and provide your opinion. Good, bad or indifferent, please do let us know