“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them – or lessons they learnt. These blogs are a way to pay it forward and form part of CN&CO’s belief that the world can be a better place – and we all have a responsibility to make it so. This week’s post is by Kurt Solomon

I have been an investor through the EasyEquities platform since it launched in 2014. Infact, I was privileged enough to work with the EasyEquities team, developing and launching this innovative and award winning brand to South Africans. It is so refreshing and exciting to see the brand grow every month, democratising share-ownership for South Africans and becoming a household name.

Recently, EasyEquities partnered with Discovery Bank, another household name in South Africa, to offer all Discovery clients an opportunity to save, trade and invest with EasyEquities through the Discovery Bank app. Clients can now open a new EasyEquities account, or link an existing one, easily through the Discovery Bank app, making investing in their favourite local and global brands and other asset classes simple and accessible.

“The platform is transparent, easy-to-use and makes equity trading cost-effective and intuitive for all kinds of investors, from first-timers all the way through to seasoned traders. In collaboration with EasyEquities we’ve been able to make the journey to investing in equities simple and frictionless. This is all part of our focus on promoting a positive long-term savings and investment culture across our client base,” Hylton Kallner, CEO of Discovery Bank said.

I personally linked my EasyEquities account to my Discovery Bank profile and it took me a whole one minute to do so. Plus i get a few extra Vitality money points to add to my suite of rewards.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with an innovative business such as Discovery Bank. To see our brand alongside Discovery Bank and to work with their incredible team is a real honour and a privilege. We look forward to delivering an exceptional “Easy” experience to their clients”  Charles Savage, CEO of Purple Group said.

You can learn more by watching the video below or clicking here.

Image credit: Discovery.co.za and Discovery Bank app