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Saxo joins forces with JustGiving to support the Alberto Contador Foundation

Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today announces a major partnership with JustGiving, the global online social platform for giving. The partnership will support the fundraising efforts of the Alberto Contador Foundation, a charity set up by Alberto Contador, the professional cyclist and seven times Grand Tour winner.

The partnership with JustGiving, which has enabled $3billion in donations since its inception in 2001, will complement Saxo Bank’s existing fundraising efforts. By directing traffic from the bank’s social trading website, TradingFloor.com to a dedicated JustGiving page, traders, cycling enthusiasts and other visitors can make direct donations to the foundation.

The foundation’s main aim is to promote stroke awareness. The cause is very personal to Contador. While competing in 2004, the rider suffered a haemorrhagic stroke, from which he has now fully recovered. Funds raised from the partnership with JustGiving will be used towards initiatives such as the distribution of bicycles in disadvantaged areas, better neurological care for stroke patients and educational programmes promoting the health benefits of cycling.

Zarine Kharas, CEO and co-founder of JustGiving, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Saxo Bank to harness the power and generosity of the users of tradingfloor.com to raise money for the Alberto Contador Foundation.”

Matteo Cassina, Executive Vice President at Saxo Bank, said, ”I am thrilled by our partnership with JustGiving and the opportunity to combine both our digitally disruptive platforms to support a great cause. We have a long and proud history of supporting sport and hope that the spirit of competition and performance - which characterises both traders and cyclists - can deliver great results for the Foundation.”

Alberto Contador, rider in the Tinkoff-Saxo professional cycling team, said, “Ever since I suffered a stroke during the Tour of Asturias in 2004, raising awareness that they are preventable has become a personal goal of mine. Having the help of Saxo Bank is fantastic for my foundation. The bank has supported me in my professional endeavours, and now help for the success of the foundation is a selfless initiative from an organisation intrinsically important to the sport of cycling.”

In addition to the partnership with JustGiving, Saxo Bank is running Trade Like A Pro, a competition on Saxo Bank’s social trading site TradingFloor.com, designed specifically for the riders of the Tinkoff-Saxo professional cycling team of which Alberto is part. The majority of the proceeds from the competition will benefit the Alberto Contador Foundation.

Steffen Wegner Mortensen

Head of PR and Public Affairs

+45 3977 6343 
press@saxobank.com

Saxo Bank is a leading Fintech specialist and global multi-asset facilitator of capital markets products and services. Saxo enables private clients to trade more than 35,000 instruments from one single margin account.

Additionally, Saxo provides institutional clients such as banks and fintechs with Open Banking solutions from multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services to trading technology. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank has embraced Open Banking from the beginning and is focused on helping clients and partners through win-win partnerships and product innovation.

Since launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank works to empower everyone to navigate their financial future by opening up access to trading and investment. The Saxo Group’s client assets total more than 45 billion euros, and the Group employs more than 2100 people in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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