(Reuters) - Online financial services company E*Trade Financial Corp
Customers of the British unit, E*Trade Securities Ltd, were recently notified of the planned shutdown and were given the option to transfer their accounts to another financial institution or to liquidate their positions, the paper said. (http://link.reuters.com/dyz93t)
Recently, E*Trade rivals Charles Schwab
European brokers have struggled to maintain profits this year as investors have quit trading due to continued uncertainty about the future of the euro zone.
E*Trade could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters outside regular U.S. business hours.
(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)