Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

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.

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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.

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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.

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Decline in Active Spread Betters: Business falls off as economy improves

December 4, 2013Andy No Comments »

Market research company Investment Trends has some bad news for spread betting companies in its latest report. The number of active spread betters in the UK has fallen by 8% in the first nine months of this year, from 92,000 down to 85,000.

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Twitter in Play

November 8, 2013Janice No Comments »

Twitter made its amazing debut on the stock market in the United States yesterday. The stock opened at $45.10, a massive $19 jump from its offer price of $26 closing at $49.90, up more than 73% from their initial price!

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Spread Betting Blamed in Scam

October 23, 2013Janice No Comments »

Fraud involving financial spread betting on the foreign currency markets is alleged in a case on trial at Plymouth Crown Court.

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Royal Mail Shares

October 23, 2013Janice No Comments »

It seems it is so long since previous privatizations such as British Airways and British Gas that the government has forgotten just how popular these prove to be with the investing public

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Changes at City Index

October 18, 2013Janice No Comments »

Tweet Despite its best efforts to establish a more tenable position in the UK trading markets City Index is still struggling and the organisation is in a state of flux. The latest news is that the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Simon Bird, is due to leave shortly. Simon Bird was previously based at Bear Stearns […]

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Spreadex acquires Cantor’s financial spread betting clients

March 18, 2013Peter No Comments »

In a somewhat surprising development, Cantor Index has announced that it is ceasing its non-single equity financial spread betting offering as of Friday, 15th March, 2013.

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MarketSpreads rebranding as Shelbourne Markets

March 4, 2013Andy No Comments »

Dublin-based financial spread betting provider MarketSpreads has rebranded itself as Shelbourne Markets from today.

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Interesting: Research from Investment Trends and Infographic from Spreadex

November 16, 2012Andy No Comments »

Latest research from specialist research company Investment Trends shows that IG remains the market leader in the CFDs and financial spread betting sector in the United Kingdom.

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UK’s FSCS Compensates WorldSpreads Clients

August 3, 2012Peter No Comments »

The FSCS has started releasing and distributing clients’ funds of now defunct spread betting firm WorldSpreads. Compensation has been paid to WorldSpreads clients in less than five months.

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MoneyAM Spread Betting Awards 2012

July 3, 2012Peter No Comments »

Capital Spreads, has won two accolades at the 2012 Money AM Awards. CMC Markets, meanwhile has been named as the Best Online Spread Betting Service and Best Online Education Provider at this year’s nominations.

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Boy Racked up £50,000 loss on Spread Betting Site

May 22, 2012Peter No Comments »

A spread betting firm’s ‘lenghty’ terms and conditions prevented it from being able to claim £50,000 in lost trades from one of its clients, a judge ruled.

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WorldSpreads’ gets Greek, Spanish, Danish Divisions

May 14, 2012Janice No Comments »

ETX Capital is reportedly close to a transaction that will rescue some of the wreckage from the default of collapsed rival WorldSpreads.

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