I think it’s important for your german customers to know that exposure in gold (XAU) has tax implications.
Here is a translated excerpt of a post:
" […] The argument would be different if, similar to the Wisdom Tree Gold Bullion (see the 2020 Federal Fiscal Court ruling), Revolut actually allows investors to individually own portions of commodities. This would need confirmation from Revolut. In this case, it wouldn’t be subject to capital gains tax, and the entire investment would be considered a commodity investment. However, I cannot find this in Revolut’s description."
Revolut Support states the following: “Revolut is not allocating individual Precious Metals accounts at this time. Once purchased, the Precious Metals are securely stored in a ‘pooled’ account. We maintain our own internal ledger, which records your exposure that is reflected in the Precious Metals account in your Revolut app”
Given this statement, the court ruling of 2020 does not apply and you need to pay capital taxes on your gains when selling XAU.
This makes it very unattractive to buy gold or other metals which, when bought physically, can be sold tax free in Germany after a year.
This means that when you buy physical Gold in Germany, you only have to hold it over a year to realize gains tax-free. When you buy Gold with Revolut, you need to pay 25% taxes on gains, making it much less of a good investment.
All German users would benefit from it if Revolut could change their system in a way that allocates physical gold to individual users.
That’s probably not going to happen, but I thought maybe it’s worth considering / knowing.