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Lincoln-Green is a financial services company which offers commission-free trading of stocks, ETFs and other financial assets through a designated user-friendly app. In Its 5 years of operations the company has risen to become one of the largest electronic trading platforms in the world – and the biggest commission free trading platform in the world – with over 14M users. Approximately 85% of Lincoln’s users are millennials (born between 1981-1996) and represent most of the company’s revenues.

Lincoln-Green operates in the U.S only but is considering an expansion to new markets after proof of concept and commercial success in the key U.S market and approached us for help.

What would be your approach to potential new market expansion?

Case Study Overview

Your client in this McKinsey case study, a financial services company, is looking to expand into new markets. You’ve been hired to advise the company on the expansion.

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