CMC, IG and Plus500: Perspectives on Proposed Regulatory Overhaul of Retail CFD Platforms

December 11, 2016Peter No Comments »

Limiting leverage to 25 x or 50x is very conservative and impactful to CFD providers. People who have gambled at 100x leverage will have been margined out rapidly. A fair few probably got the size of the bet wrong!

FCA Crackdown hits Spread Betting Firms

December 9, 2016Andy No Comments »

Market leaders play down impact of proposed changes despite a share price drop of more than 40% at some companies.

Ayondo Launches Revamped Website

September 9, 2016Andy No Comments »

Financial technology group Ayondo has revamped its social trading website with a responsive design and added extra features designed to further improve the client experience.

CMC Markets: even Brexit failed to deliver

September 9, 2016Andy No Comments »

On Thursday CMC Markets surprised the market by stating in its trading update that its clients have been trading less frequently. CMC blamed lower market volatility that has provided fewer trading opportunities for clients in August for the decrease in trading activity.

Brexit Fears as Brokers Increase Margins

May 30, 2016guidfarr No Comments »

Whatever happens, it’s a fair bet that the Brexit vote will cause some turbulence in the markets, and brokers wants to mitigate its impact.

CMC Markets goes public with £691m value

February 5, 2016Peter No Comments »

CMC Markets is now a publicly listed company after trading for the first day on the London Stock Exchange.

FCA Warns Regulated CFDs Providers, Urges Action

February 3, 2016Andy No Comments »

The FCA has warned CFD providers of being inadaquate in several areas ranging from their anti-money laundering measures, to the checks they are supposed to do on the suitability of leveraged trading products for clients and the risk warnings they display to clients.

ETX Capital registers an increase in Revenues and Profits in 2014

September 3, 2015Janice No Comments »

Strong growth from ETX Capital’s online trading operations led the broker to register a 38% increase in revenues during 2014.

ETX Capital Sees Influx of Over 6,000 New Clients from Alpari Deal

July 24, 2015Andy No Comments »

In a press release ETX Capital has announced this morning that their purchase of the client list of Alpari (UK) from the Joint Special Administrators has already been mutually beneficial for both ETX and former Alpari clients.

Ayondo removes negative balance funding obligations

June 9, 2015Andy No Comments »

Ayondo has just announced the removal of the negative balance funding obligations for all Ayondo accounts. This ensures that if for any reason your account balance becomes negative, Ayondo would not seek to recoup the amount you would owe.

The +500M Pounds Fall of Plus500

June 6, 2015Vlad No Comments »

Plus500 troubles started when the company announced on its website that it had frozen client accounts in a move led by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK’s financial watchdog…

DF Markets joins the action

March 22, 2014Janice No Comments »

A new spread betting company by the name of DF Markets has launched.

Forex Spread Cuts on Popular Markets at Capital Spreads

March 7, 2014Andy No Comments »

If the recent rally on GBP/USD has given you the appetite to trade FX, then you won’t want to miss out on Capital Spreads’ latest spread cuts on popular currency pairs.

Capital Spreads: Platform Upgrade

February 16, 2014Andy No Comments »

Capital Spreads will be unveiling a platform revamp today with a number of new features designed to make trading more intuitive and give clients greater customization and more control.

London Capital Group Trading Update

January 23, 2014Andy No Comments »

London Capital Group Holdings plc, the mother company powering spread betting company Capital Spreads has released a trading update for the financial year ended 31 December 2013.