Australia’s fastest growing online trading platform, nabtrade, is today announcing the inaugural nabtrade Charity Trading Day, to be held on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.
In an Australian-first, nabtrade will donate all of its brokerage incurred on the day to the Luke Batty Foundation.
Established by 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, the Luke Batty Foundation works to raise awareness of domestic and family violence and improve funding for support services.
NAB General Manager of Self Directed Wealth Nathan Walsh said the initiative was in response to a wider trend of investors wanting to do business with companies that share their values.
“For many of our customers, investing is about more than money. Investing is an action you can take today that will create a better tomorrow,” Mr Walsh said.
“The nabtrade Charity Trading Day gives investors an innovative way to support an organisation that makes a real difference in the community.”
Every week, at least one woman is killed and one in four children are exposed to domestic and family violence.
Ms Batty, domestic violence campaigner and founder of the Luke Batty Foundation, said funds raised on the day would make a huge difference.
“We are so grateful for nabtrade’s support of the Luke Batty Foundation,’’ Ms Batty said.
“We need to keep up the momentum for change. Through education, advocacy and research, we will raise community awareness, shift entrenched attitudes and advocate for policy change across business and government to address family violence.
“Together, we can create a safer future for all women and children.”
Mr Walsh said that the Charity Trading Day wouldsupport those in the investor community to consciously choose to make an impact through their trading.
“If you are trading, we are asking you to trade with us on Wednesday 19 April to support a great cause and help bring about greater awareness for domestic and family violence in Australia, Mr Walsh said.
“The more people trade, the more we will donate.’’
The nabtrade Charity Trading Day ties into NAB’s wider commitment to addressing domestic and family violence.
NAB was the first major bank to introduce a Domestic Violence Support Policy in 2013 and is the only bank that offers grants to help customers cover the immediate costs associated with leaving a violent home.
For more information or to make a trade on Charity Trading Day, please visit www.nabtrade.com.au/charityday
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