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GMO Click Rebrands to GMO Financial

23 May 2017, Tokyo, Japan - Finance Magnates - At the meeting of its board of directors held today, the parent company of Japan's largest FX retail broker, GMO Click Holdings, said that it proposes a "partial change to articles of incorporation", including rebranding to GMO Financial Holdings, according to a corporate statement published on its website. GMO Click cited the reason for the amendment as an attempt to further accelerate business . . .


ThinkMarkets Acquires FX Trading Mobile App Trade Interceptor

23 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned that FCA regulated retail FX and CFD broker ThinkMarkets has acquired Trade Interceptor, an increasingly popular trading analysis mobile app developed by Sofia, Bulgaria based software company Riflexo. Details such as amount paid by ThinkMarkets are not available. We expect the companies to make an announcement shortly.


Trade24 Pops up on Another Warning List FINMA

22 May 2017, Bern, Switzerland - SMN Weekly - Trade24, a forex broker that has appeared in a number of warnings by various regulators, has resurfaced again in an alert by Switzerland's financial markets and services regulator FINMA. In its typical laconic style FINMA only notes that Trade24 is not entered in the commercial register, which suggests it is not licensed to operate in Switzerland. Trade24 has been around for a while and there are . . .


HotForex Receives THE BIZZ 2017 Peak of Success Award

18 May 2017, Port Louis, Mauritius - PRNewsWire - The prestigious award is a recognition of the forex broker's business excellence at an international level. Online forex and commodities broker, HotForex was acknowledged by the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB) to collect the most important business honor in the world, THE BIZZ 2017 Peak of Success. The award, which aims to offer to the global business community a range of benefits that . . .


Exness Upgrading FCA Unit, Expects FX Operations Launch in September 2017

18 May 2017, London, UK - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned via regulatory filings that Cyprus-based retail forex broker Exness has made an application to the UK financial regulator FCA to increase the scope of its FCA-licensed arm, Exness Europe Limited (Exness UK). Exness received its initial FCA license in September of last year, which LeapRate discussed at the time with Exness CEO Petr Valov. However the initial license was an 'IFPRU 125K' . . .


Exness Lowers Margin Requirements for over 50 Exotic Currency Pairs

18 May 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - LeapRate - Cyprus-based retail forex broker Exness announced that has lowered the margin requirements for over 50 exotic currency pairs. Lowering the margin requirements for such a wide selection of exotic currency pairs gives small investors the opportunity to enter the market accessing a more diverse range of currency pairs, without having to sustain higher margin requirements.


GKFX Deploys TradAir's FX-CFDs Platform, Launches GKPro TRADER

17 May 2017, London, UK - Finance Magnates - The company goes live with a new margin/credit trading platform catering to forex leverage and CFDs traders. TradAir, an international technology provider for banks, brokers, and other financial institutions, has announced that FCA-regulated broker GKFX is now going live with GKPro TRADER, a customized version of its online trading platform for margin/credit forex and CFD.


VTB24 Forex and Finam Forex Launch Official Regulated Operations in Russia

16 May 2017, Russia - SMN Weekly - Several weeks after the first stage of Russia's forex market standards and regulations came into effect, the first two of the eight regulated brokers VTB24 Forex and Finam Forex announced official launch of operations. Finam Forex was the first local forex broker to obtain a license from the Bank of Russia, back in December 2015. It is part of the Finam Holding. According to Finam's statement, the first trade . . .


Global Brokerage (FXCM) Faces Default if Delisted, Looking for Refinancing

15 May 2017, New York, NY, USA - Finance Magnates - Global Brokerage Inc, the company that indirectly owns 37. 3 percent of FXCM Group LLC, has announced its Q1 2017 results. The firm reported that its revenues amounted to $45. 9 million, which is lower by 22 percent when compared to the same period last year. The net loss of Global Brokerage for the quarter amounts to $24. 5 million, compared to a net income of $61. 9 million in the first . . .


Rakuten to Become the First in Japan to Launch RoboX, Tradency FX Robo Advisor

15 May 2017, Tokyo, Japan - Tradency - Rakuten Securities, the world's third largest retail forex broker,is joining the growing trend of RoboX. Rakuten, Inc. and Tradency, a pioneering financial technology provider, today announced that the two companies have collaborated to launch the RoboX service. As a result of this newly formed partnership, the RoboX service with its friendly interface and sophisticated AI mechanism, will became available to . . .


Why Does the FCA Tolerate IronFX Subsidiary 8Safe?

14 May 2017, London, UK - FinanceFeeds News - IronFX's continued operations without any substantial regulatory censuring despite non-payment of $176 million in client funds, class action lawsuits and a 1. 6 million euro outstanding tax liabiliity is beyond reproach. FCA regulated subsidiary 8Safe also has liabilities in excess of its ability to cover, and employs only three people. Why do European regulators tolerate such danger to client funds . . .


HotForex Activates South Africa FSB License, Opens Johannesburg Office

11 May 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa - LeapRate - Global retail forex broker HotForex has announced the launch of a dedicated office in Johannesburg. HotForex is a unified brand name of the HF Markets Group, which includes HF Markets SA (PTY) Ltd, an authorized Financial Service Provider by the South Africa FSB. HotForex was granted the FSB license last summer.


HYCM Secures Global Brands Magazine's Best Forex Broker Dubai 2017 Award

10 May 2017, Dubai, UAE - PRWeb - The online broker has been recognized for its world-class trading services and its prominence in Dubai. HYCM, a multi-regulated global leader in online capital markets trading, has been named "Best Forex Broker Dubai 2017" by the UK's prestigious Global Brands Magazine. The annual Global Brands Magazine awards recognises the achievements and performance of industry participants. HYCM was was selected from a . . .


AvaTrade Israeli Branch ATRADE Misleading Advertisement Results in $42,000 ISA fine

9 May 2017, Jerusalem, Israel - AtoZ Forex - Brokers try everything to distinguish themselves from the strong competition within the Retail Forex Industry. However, they must not forget compliance requirements on risk involved with leveraged trading. This is exactly what happened with the AvaTrade Israeli Branch ATRADE Misleading Advertisement ISA fine in Israel. Israel's financial regulatory body, ISA today announced that they have fined ATRADE, . . .


FXCM Parent Global Brokerage Inc Receives Nasdaq Delisting Notice

8 May 2017, New York, NY, USA - LeapRate - Adding to its mounting problems, Global Brokerage Inc (NASDAQ:GLBR) has announced that it has received a delisting notice from stock exchange Nasdaq. Global Brokerage, formerly FXCM Inc. , is the publicly-traded holding company which now owns an effective 37% interest in operating company FXCM Group LLC. The remainder (or rather, majority) of FXCM Group is owned by Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK), via . . .


New Zealand's FMA Warns against Unregistered Broker MRT Markets

5 May 2017, Auckland, New Zealand - LeapRate - The FMA noted a recent warning by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) against conducting business with Mrtmarkets. FMA warned that Mrtmarkets are not registered to provide financial services to New Zealanders. FMA has received a complaint about Mrtmarkets, not to mention that several other authorities have already published warnings about Mrtmarkets.com: . . .


Chinese Conglomerate Buys 30% Stake in Saxo Bank

5 May 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark - LeapRate - Copenhagen based multi-asset broker Saxo Bank has announced that co-founder Lars Seier Christensen will be fully exiting from his ownership interest in the company, selling his 25. 71% stake to Chinese conglomerate Geely Group. Certain minority shareholders are expected to exercise tag-along rights as part of the offer from Geely, which is expected to own about 30% of Saxo on completion.


CFI Group Launches Licensed Dubai DIFC Retail Forex Brokerage Operation

4 May 2017, Dubai, UAE - LeapRate - CFI Group Holding, the parent company of CySEC CIF licensed retail forex broker CFI Markets Ltd. , has announced the launch of its latest subsidiary company: Credit Financier Invest (DIFC) Ltd. (CFI-DIFC), based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), CFI-DIFC is authorized to operate as a Category 3A licensed entity, with reference number F003933 effective . . .


Rakuten Securities gets Regulatory Approval for Online Brokerage Services in Malaysia

1 May 2017, Malaysia - FinanceFeeds News - More than a year after the launch of a joint venture with Kenanga to provide online brokerage services in Malaysia, Rakuten finally secures the necessary regulatory nod of approval. Japanese online trading services provider Rakuten Securities, a subsidiary of Rakuten Inc (TYO:4755), continues its Asian expansion. The company has secured a regulatory nod of approval to provide online brokerage services in . . .


easyMarkets Launches New Mobile Trading App

26 Apr 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - EasyMarkets, a Cyprus and Australia-regulated forex broker, announced it has launched a new mobile trading application, which is based on the broker's proprietary web platform. The application was developed natively for Android and iOS devices and is currently available in English and Chinese. Besides trading, pricing and market news, the app supports a broad range of functionalities and is aiming at . . .


CFTC Adds 71 Brokers to RED List Including FXGM and iFOREX

25 Apr 2017, Washington, DC, USA - CFTC - As part of the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) ongoing efforts to help protect Americans from fraud, today the CFTC added 71 new names to the RED List. These 71 new additions bring the total number of foreign entities on the RED List to over 110. The RED List - standing for "Registration Deficient" was launched in September 2015 (see CFTC Press Release 7224-15) and supplemented in . . .


YJFX! Shuts down its Trade Collector Social Trading Service

25 Apr 2017, Tokyo, Japan - SMN Weekly - YJFX!, Yahoo! Japan Group's (TYO:4689) forex and binary options broker announced it is terminating its social trading service Trade Collector. As per the schedule on the broker's site, new orders will be available until June 10. Settlement by trading signal will be available until July 7, manual settlement until July 10 and the service will be fully terminated on July 21, 2017. Trade Collector was launched . . .


FXTM Named Best Online Forex Trading Company of the Year

25 Apr 2017, Lagos, Nigeria - The Cable - Earlier, FXTM was recognised by the Global Brand Awards, as the best forex broker in Nigeria for 2016. On April 22, FXTM received the new award for best online forex trading company of the year, at the Beacon of ICT Awards. The awards ceremony took place in Lagos which drew top politicians and government officials, as well as captains of the ICT and finance industries. Global award-winning forex broker . . .


iSignthis Delivers New Automated AML/KYC Payment Solution to Forex Broker XM

25 Apr 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - LeapRate - ISignthis Ltd (ASX: ISX) an Australian based leader in digital AML/CTF KYC identity proofing has launched Paydentity, a new automated identity, and payments system which will be used by Forex brokerage XM.com, the trading name of Trading Point Holdings Ltd. to reduce the time customers spend onboarding while keeping in line with all existing and upcoming regulations. The new system allows customers of XM . . .


Tradeo and Parent Company UR Trade Fix Ltd Fined 20,000 Euros by CySEC

24 Apr 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ('CySEC') wishes to inform investors that, at the meeting held on March 13th, 2017, decided to impose an administrative fine of 20. 000 to the CIF UR Trade Fix Ltd ('the Company') for noncompliancewith section 6(8) of the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2007, as amended from time to . . .


Italy Regulator CONSOB Warns Against MRT Markets

24 Apr 2017, Rome, Italy - LeapRate - The National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa CONSOB) has approved the prohibition of advertising via the website www.coinspace1.com in relation to the public offer for 'cryptocurrency extraction packages' promoted by Coinspace Ltd (Resolution no. 19968 of 20 April 2017). The offer had already been the subject of a precautionary 90-day suspension . . .


The First MetaTrader 5 Broker in Germany - FXFlat

21 Apr 2017, Ratingen, Germany - MetaQuotes - The advent of MetaTrader 5 is going full speed with FXFlat becoming the first German broker to offer an alternative for MetaTrader 4. The company is a full-fledged STP broker regulated by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) with the FXFlat Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH license. CapTrader which is a part of the company offers stocks, options and futures trading since 2009. According to . . .


Italy Regulator CONSOB Warns Against Six New Companies Including FX Choice

18 Apr 2017, Rome, Italy - LeapRate - The National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa CONSOB) just warned that the companies: . . .


Hong Kong SFC Adds Juno Markets to its Alert List

18 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - LeapRate - Hong Kong's financial regulator the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has updated its Alert List, which features the names of businesses that are unlicensed in Hong Kong and are believed to be, or to have been, targeting Hong Kong investors or claim to have an association with Hong Kong. Added to the SFC Alert List is the company Juno Markets/ Juno Markets Limited, operating at www.junomarkets.com.


FinaCom Creates Warning List to Include IronFX and Trade12

12 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - SMN Weekly - The Financial Commission (FinaCom), a Hong Kong-based external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, has launched a new section on its website, where it lists companies with which it recommend investors should not engage. The list consists of eight entities, against which the EDR has received numerous reports and complaints. The FinaCom's warning list consists of EQMarkets, IronFX, Trine Markets, Mira . . .


MetaQuotes Adds XM.com and IC Markets as MT5 Platform Adopters

11 Apr 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - MetaQuotes - Migration of major brokers to MetaTrader 5 is well underway. On April 2017, XM.com, IC Markets and Hedge Total have announced the launch of the multi-asset HFT platform. "It is something we have been patiently expecting for a long time, and I truly believe it will be a game changer for XM", - says Chris Zacharia, Marketing Director of XM Group. "As noted by myself in a previous interview, I feel the . . .


Financial Commission Expels EQMarkets and Takes Emergency Action to Help Clients

10 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Financial Commission, a leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces that it has permanently expelled EQ Markets LTD (EQMarkets) from membership with the Financial Commission and that emergency action will be taken to help protect two EQMarkets' clients affected. In order to maintain membership with the Financial Commission, member . . .


XM Wins Award as Best Forex Service Provider 2017

5 Apr 2017, London, UK - XM - XM Group (Trading Point Group), a leading Forex and CFD broker and the official trading partner of the Fastest Man in the World "Usain Bolt", has been recognized as Best Forex Service Provider for 2017 during the City of London Wealth and Management Awards which were hosted on the 30th of March at The Guildhall in the City of London. The City of London Wealth and Management Awards are hosted once a year and the . . .


The Financial Commission Announces FXPIG as its Latest Approved Member

5 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, Financial Commission, catering to the financial services industry and operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces FXPIG as its newest approved Member. FXPIG's status as a Member of the Financial Commission took effect on April 4, 2017, following the approval of its membership application by FinaCom PLC's board, thus allowing the . . .


CySec Withdraws the Suspension of Traders Trust License

3 Apr 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, further to its Decision published on 31st March 2017, informs the public that, at its meeting dated 3 April 2017, decided to withdraw the suspension of the authorisation of the Cyprus Investment Firm TTCM Traders Trust Capital Markets Ltd ('the Company'), number 107/09, pursuant to section 26(4)(a) of the Investment Services . . .


One Financial Markets Celebrates 10 Years with New Office and Regulatory Status in Dubai

3 Apr 2017, Dubai, UAE - FinanceFeeds Press Release - London based broker One Financial Markets has further cemented its presence in the Middle East with new regulatory approval from The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the regulatory authority for the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC). Announcing the opening of their new offices at the DIFC, this latest strategic milestone in One Financial Markets' history since their . . .


Traders Trust License Suspended by CySec

31 Mar 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ('CySEC') announces that, following a decision in the meeting dated 13. 3. 2017, the authorisation of the Cyprus Investment Firm TTCM Traders Trust Capital Markets Ltd ('the Company'), number 107/09, is suspended, pursuant to section 26(2) of the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2007, as in force . . .


HYCM Seals European Presence with CySEC Regulation

31 Mar 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - AtoZ Forex - HYCM The FCA-regulated global leader in online capital markets trading, has confirmed that its Cyprus-based entity HYCM Europe is licenced and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). The new status is now reflected on the company website.


European CEO Awards - OctaFX Awarded as Most Transparent Broker 2016

30 Mar 2017, London, UK - OctaFX - OctaFX, the market-leading ECN/STP broker known for offering the lowest spreads in the industry, is pleased to announce that the company received the award for Most Transparent Broker 2016 from European CEO Magazine in Q1 2017. OctaFX adds this industry award to its growing collection of accolades affirming its industry-leading trading conditions, transparency and customer service. OctaFX boasts an increasingly . . .


Dukascopy Lowers Minimum Equity Requirement for Self-trading Forex Accounts to CHF 20

30 Mar 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - LeapRate - Swiss retail forex broker Dukascopy has announced that it is lowering the minimum equity requirement for self-trading accounts to CHF 20. Starting from 30. 03. 2017, the minimum equity requirement for self-trading accounts at Dukascopy Bank is lowered to 20 CHF (previously 100 CHF) or equivalent in other base currencies.


France's Regulators Update Forex Warning List to Include Trade24

30 Mar 2017, Paris, France - Autorite de Controle Prudentiel et de Resolution - The Autorite des marches financiers and the Autorite de controle prudentiel et de resolution warn the public against the activities of several websites and entities proposing forex investments without being authorised to do so. The AMF and the ACPR are publishing a list of new websites and entities offering investments on the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market . . .


Colmex Israel Acquires Protrade as Market Consolidation Continues

26 Mar 2017, Petah Tikva, Israel - Finance Magnates - Colmex moves on to acquire its third local forex broker which was in the midst of its own licensing process. Another merger in the Israeli forex industry: the local branch of Colmex, headed by Tzah Druker, makes its third acquisition in the market, buying up the last forex broker still in the middle of the licensing process Protrade Solutions LTD. The acquisition awaits regulatory authority by . . .


EU Institutions in Catch 22 Regarding IronFX Case

24 Mar 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Finance Magnates - The European bureaucratic machine proves unable to protect retail clients. It's been more than three years since the first signs of trouble emerged for clients of one particular retail brokerage in Cyprus IronFX. The company's clients have been all over the news and social media in China, Europe and Latin America, demanding justice and a repayment of their withdrawals. In the meantime the Audit . . .


AMarkets Releases RoboX Autotrading Software for Android

21 Mar 2017, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadine - SMN Weekly - AMarkets, an offshore forex brokerage, has made available to clients the option to manage their portfolios on the automated trading software RoboX via mobile devices, the broker said. The broker has launched a new mobile application for Android users. A release for devices with iOS operating system will be launched in the near future. "We are glad to announce that Tradency . . .


Monex Investindo Futures Launches eFXplus Service to Premium Clients

17 Mar 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia - Finance Magnates - The value of additional research and news is increasingly important to retain top clients. One of the largest brokerages operating in Indonesia, Monex Investido Futures, has announced a partnership with eFXplus. The brokerage will incorporate the firm's innovative news analytics service that combines research from a variety of financial institutions on the sell side of the institutional FX market.


Pepperstone Launches Tradency's MirrorTrader Forex Auto Trading Platform

15 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia - LeapRate - Financial trading technology provider Tradency has announced that leading Australian retail forex broker Pepperstone is set to launch Tradency's MirrorTrader service. The MirrorTrader service will enhance Pepperstone's offering for clients with automatic execution of unique algo-strategies.


PsyQuation Completes First Full Integration with Australia Forex Broker GO Markets

14 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia - LeapRate - Behavioral profiling based trading tool provider PsyQuation just announced that starts to offer the functionality of its robo trading coach to GO Markets clients via the brokers client portal.


Financial Commission Announces Gerchik & Co. as Latest Approved Member

14 Mar 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, Financial Commission, catering to the financial services industry and operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces Gerchik & Co. as its newest approved Member. Gerchik & Co's status as a Member of the Financial Commission took effect on February, 2017, following the approval of its membership application by FinaCom PLC's . . .


Tradeworks Extends Auto Trading Platform Partnership with PT Monex Investindo

13 Mar 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia - LeapRate - Tradeworks, the Singapore and Copenhagen-based fintech developer of trade automation technology, just announced that it will be extending its partnership with P. T. Monex Investindo Futures (Monex), an online brokerage in Indonesia. The partnership will grant exclusive rights to Monex as sole distributor and reseller of the Tradeworks trade automation platform for Indonesia until Q2/2018.


OANDA US Launches Beta Offering with Raw Spreads

10 Mar 2017, New York, NY, USA - Finance Magnates - OANDA shakes things up in the stagnant US market by offering commission based trading. OANDA, one of the first brokerages in the world to target retail clients, is opening a new page in its history. The company's US subsidiary is starting a raw spreads offering for its clients in the United States. Commissions on the offering are set at $50 per million traded. There is also a minimum deposit . . .


Investment Trends Says Pepperstone is No. 1 in Client Satisfaction in Australia

9 Mar 2017, Australia - LeapRate - Financial research outlet Investment Trends has released its latest report on the Australia foreign exchange trading sector, showing continued growth of the Retail Forex sector down under. The latest report is based on a survey of more than 13,000 traders and investors conducted by Investment Trends in November 2016.


FXTM Introduces Negative Balance Protection on Back of Latest CySEC Rules

9 Mar 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - EU forex broker ForexTime, or FXTM, has added negative balance protection to all client accounts, the broker said on Thursday. This means that traders' loss is limited to the amount they have in their trading accounts. "The Company ensures that losses will never exceed the total available funds across the Client's FXTM trading portfolio (negative balance protection)," the broker said in a notice to customers.


InstaForex Obtains Russian Forex Broker License

9 Mar 2017, Moscow, Russia - SMN Weekly - Kaliningrad-based brokerage Fix Trade, which is the company behind the InstaForex brand, has received a forex dealer license from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR), according to data published on the regulator's website on Thursday. The license was granted on 9 March at a regular CBR meeting. The regulator provided no details. Fix Trade was initially denied Russian license in July 2016. At the time, the . . .


XM Signs Agreement with Academia de Mercados

7 Mar 2017, Madrid, Spain - XM - XM Group (Trading Point Group), a leading FX and CFD Broker, today has officially announced that it has signed an agreement with Academia de Mercados (ADM) in which ADM will be delivering webinars and seminars to XM clients in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The agreement which was signed by CEO of XM Group, Constantinos Cleanthous and CEO of Academia de Mercados (ADM), Humberto Toro has been announced today by . . .


Spain's CNMV Warns Against Bforex and MXTrade

6 Mar 2017, Madrid, Spain - Finance Magnates - The Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), the financial regulatory body of Spain, warned investors against being offered products and services from three unregistered companies that are illegally conducting financial services targeting the country's residents. The financial watchdog today updated its warning list by blacklisting Bforex Holding Group, the operator of the Bforex, FXGM, and . . .


IG Partners with China Focused Forex Broker m-FINANCE for Liquidity

5 Mar 2017, China - LeapRate - M-FINANCE Limited, a Forex and Bullion trading solutions provider with headquarters in Hong Kong and operations throughout Greater China has announced a new strategic partnership with IG Group Holdings plc (LON: IGG) that allows m-FINANCE's brokerage clients to access IG's unique liquidity pool. With headquarters based in the UK, IG is the largest retail FX broker by market capitalization and the world's largest CFD . . .


ETX Capital Completes Third Major Client Acquisition in Three Years, PipIndex

2 Mar 2017, London, UK - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned that FCA regulated Retail Forex brokerage ETX Capital has made another major acquisition of the client list of an active Forex brokerage, its third such acquisition over the past three years. And apparently it is looking for more. The acquired client list is of PipIndex, an MT4 broker which was effectively operating as an introducing broker (IB) of turnkey broker solutions provider Finsa Europe.


JFD Brokers Introduces Negative Balance Protection

2 Mar 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - Finance Magnates - JFD is endorsing the new regulatory changes in Europe aiming to reduce risks for retail clients. JFD Brokers, a company that has been providing DMA/STP foreign exchange and CFDs trading services to retail and institutional clients is introducing negative balance protection. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) regulated broker is revamping its offering at a critical time for the . . .


MT4 Forex Broker Trade12 Receives Warning from Canadian Regulator BCSC

2 Mar 2017, British Columbia, Canada - LeapRate - Continuing its string of warnings against unregulated brokers and other scams targeting retail traders in Canada, Canadian securities regulator the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has added to its Investment Caution List MT4 forex broker Trade12, owned and operated by Exo Capital Markets Limited and Global Fin Services Ltd. from website trade12.com.


FOREX.com Partners with TradingView and Launches Advanced Charting To US Customers

28 Feb 2017, Bedminster, NJ, USA - PRNewsWire - GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) ("GAIN") today announced a new partnership with TradingView to make TradingView's charts available to its FOREX.com U. S. customers. "TradingView provides one of the most powerful web-based charting platforms available today. In keeping with our commitment to provide the best trading tools to our customers, we are thrilled to be working with the TradingView . . .


Pepperstone Suspends Forex Trading in the UK

28 Feb 2017, London, UK - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned that Australia-based retail forex broker Pepperstone has suspended trading for clients in its UK subsidiary Pepperstone Limited. LeapRate had exclusively reported last September on Pepperstone's somewhat quiet entry into the FCA regulated broker market. Pepperstone acquired what is now its UK subsidiary from online entrepreneur Mohammed Tayeb, who alongside his broker Omar Tayeb . . .


Gain Capital Successfully Transfers Former FXCM U.S. Retail Customers to FOREX.com

27 Feb 2017, Bedminster, NJ, USA - PRNewsWire - GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) ("GAIN" or "the Company"), a global provider of online trading services, announced that it has successfully migrated the former customers of FXCM's U. S. business to GAIN'S retail brand FOREX.com (www.forex.com). Over the weekend, GAIN transferred over 47,000 accounts with total assets of approximately $142 million. To ensure that the migration was successful . . .


CySEC Slaps 64,000 Euros Fine on PriorFX for Multiple Charges

23 Feb 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) would like to inform the public that, at the meeting held on 23 January 2017, has decided to impose atotal administrative fine of 63. 000 to CIF PriorFX Ltd for non compliance with the following:Section 28(1) of the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2007, as amended from time . . .


Alfa-Forex Releases New Mobile Trading App

22 Feb 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - Cyprus-based forex broker Alfa-Forex announced it has launched a new application with trading capabilities for mobile devices. The app is currently available for mobile phones and tablets with Android operating system, but a version for iOS devices will be released on 6 March.


FXCM Inc. Renamed Global Brokerage, Inc. - Changes to Board of Directors

21 Feb 2017, New York, NY, USA - FXCM Press Release - FXCM Inc. (NASDAQ:FXCM) ("FXCM" or the "Company"), today announced that it will change the Company's name to Global Brokerage, Inc. and the trading ticker symbol will change to "GLBR" expected to be effective at the opening of trading on February 27, 2017. The Company's Common Stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market and the new CUSIP will be 37891B109. Mr. William Ahdout submitted his . . .


USGFX Voted Best FX Broker in Australia and Asia

20 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia - MENAFN - USGFX has been awarded Best Forex Broker in #Australia for the second consecutive year by Forex-Awards. The Australian forex broker now holds the title for 2015 and 2016 from a list of nominees that includes some of the worlds largest and most respected forex brokers. Additionally, USGFX has also been named the Best Forex Broker in Asia 2016, confirming its growing popularity and premium status in major . . .


FXTM Halves Max Leverage to 500:1 on Back of CySEC Limitations

16 Feb 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - Cyprus-regulated forex broker ForexTime, or FXTM, said it has halved the maximum leverage rate it offers for forex instruments to 500:1 from 1,000:1. The move is necessary due to the recent regulatory amendments adopted by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), which supervises the broker. Conditions for clinets' accounts have already been altered to meet the new constraints. Non-forex . . .



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15 Feb 2017, Belmopan, Belize - SMN Weekly - Forex brokerage house JustForex said on Tuesday it has expanded its offering with a new type of trading account Cent Account. Traders can open a cent account and start trading as . . .


MT5 Adds Forex Broker Just2Trade Online as Liquidity Provider

14 Feb 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - MetaTrader 5 (MT5) multi-asset trading platform announced it has expanded its liquidity providers pool with EU forex broker Just2Trade Online. The broker has released an . . .


FXCM Settles on $650,000 CFTC Fine for Being Undercapitalized after the Swiss Franc Spike of January 2015

13 Feb 2017, Washington, DC, USA - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned from court documents that retail forex broker FXCM Inc (NASDAQ:FXCM), recently banned from the US forex market, has agreed to pay a $650,000 fine in . . .


GAIN Capital to Pay up to $500 for Each FXCM US Client Account Based on Activity

10 Feb 2017, Bedminster, NJ, USA - FinanceFeeds News - GAIN Capital will pay $500 for each transferred client account which executes at least one new trade during the first 76 calendar days after the closure of the purchase agreement.


SFC Reprimands and Fines GMO-Z.com Forex HK Limited $1.6 Million

9 Feb 2017, Hong Kong - Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission - The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded and fined GMO-Z.com Forex HK Limited (GMOHK) $1. 6 million for deficiencies in its order . . .


US Law Firm Investigating FXCM, Seeks to Form Collective Lawsuit on Shareholders' Behalf

8 Feb 2017, New York, NY, USA - SMN Weekly - US law firm Bragar Eagel & Squire has launched an investigation on potential claims against forex brokerage FXCM Inc. (NASDAQ:FXCM) concerning possible violations of the federal . . .


Darwinex Terminates IB Agreement with Newly Delicensed US Arm of Forex Giant FXCM

7 Feb 2017, London, UK - SMN Weekly - Online social trading platform and broker Darwinex announced on Tuesday it has terminated its relationship with the newly-delicensed US arm of forex broker Forex Capital Markets . . .


FXCM Lays Off 150 Employees and Redoes Leucadia Agreement in Wake of US Market Exit

7 Feb 2017, New York, NY, UkSA - LeapRate - Continuing the amazing drama in the wake of the ban of retail forex broker FXCM Inc (NASDAQ:FXCM) and its CEO Drew Niv from the US FX market, and the subsequent sale of FXCM's US . . .


Gain Capital Agrees to Acquire Client Base of FXCM's U.S. Operations

7 Feb 2017, Bedminster, NJ, USA - PRNewsWire - Former FXCM clients will be transferred to FOREX.com. GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) ("GAIN" or "the Company"), a global provider of online trading services, announced . . .


DirectFX Adds Access to PTMC Multi-asset Platform

6 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia - SMN Weekly - Clients of forex brokerage DirectFX have gained access to Protrader Multi-Connect (PTMC), a trading platform for forex and contracts for difference (CFDs), the platform announced . . .


NFA Bars FXCM and its Principals from Membership

6 Feb 2017, Chicago, IL, USA - NFA - National Futures Association (NFA) has barred New York retail foreign exchange dealer Forex Capital Markets, LLC (FXCM) from membership. NFA also barred FXCM principals Dror Niv, William . . .


CFTC Orders FXCM to Pay a $7 Million Penalty for FXCM's Defrauding of Retail Forex Customers

6 Feb 2017, Washington, DC, USA - CFTC - Parent company, FXCM Holdings, LLC and FXCM's founding partners, Dror Niv and William Ahdout are held responsible. FXCM, Niv, and Ahdout are prohibited from registering with the CFTC, . . .


Octafx Trading Conditions Proved to Be the Best in Year 2016

3 Feb 2017, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadine - ReleaseWire - In 2016 OctaFX offered a suite of new and enhanced trading conditions and these were recognised as industry leading by FX Report magazine, whose expert . . .


Swissquote Launches the First Virtual Reality Trading Application

3 Feb 2017, Gland, Switzerland - LeapRate - Swissquote Bank is launching a new virtual reality trading application, especially designed for use with virtual helmets. The new app will enable the user to access the financial . . .


InstaForex , LiteForex and Other Brokers Launch MetaTrader 5

2 Feb 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - MetaQuotes - The migration of brokers to MetaTrader 5 is underway. A number of notable market participants, including BCS Forex, InstaForex and LiteForex, have recently announced the launch of . . .


Alfa-Forex Sets New Default Leverage in Line with CySEC Rules

1 Feb 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - Cyprus-based forex broker Alfa-Forex has started offering a new leverage cap and is performing appropriateness test to assess whether traders should get the cap for experienced or . . .


RoboForex ' Cyprus Arm Swaps Bonus Programs with New Promotions, Adds Negative Balance Protection

1 Feb 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - The Cyprus-regulated unit of online forex broker RoboForex has introduced a negative balance protection and has terminated all bonus programs, corresponding to the latest regulatory . . .


FXCL Markets Covers up to 100% Client Funds under New Fund Insurance Program

30 Jan 2017, Port Vila, Vanuatu - SMN Weekly - Offshore forex brokerage FXCL Markets, trading as FXCL, has launched FXCL Fund Insurance Program, a new service, under which investors' deposits are fully insured, the broker . . .


New CySEC Regulations Force Exness to Limit 'Unlimited' Leverage to 1:200

27 Jan 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - Finance Magnates - Client protection takes center stage as the unlimited leverage that the brokerage was offering is restricted. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is taking . . .


GMO Click to Launch Virtual Reality App for Forex Trading

27 Jan 2017, Tokyo, Japan - FinanceFeeds News - The launch of the innovative solution for Android is scheduled for January 31, 2017, whereas iOS fans will be able to experience it in February this year. GMO Click Securities, . . .


Saxo Bank Cuts Staff to Cut Costs

26 Jan 2017, Hellerup, Denmark - SMN Weekly - Saxo Bank, a Danish bank specialized in providing online trading services, is laying off 50 employees, or some 3% of its global workforce, finance media LeapRate reported on Thursday.


HotForex Terminates Bonuses and Reduces Leverage to Meet CySEC Guidelines

26 Jan 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus - Finance Magnates - Some brokers have just re-named the bonus offerings and still able draw clients in with gimmicks and promotions. Two months after CySEC issued a circular informing regulated . . .


PFSOFT's Protrader Selected by Prime Broker Maybank Kim Eng Securities

26 Jan 2017, Singapore - Finance Magnates - Protrader can be integrated with various functional APIs to offer a multi-asset trading solution for all major markets. PFSOFT, a developer of trading software for a wide range of . . .


Pepperstone Launches MT4 Trade Simulator for Clients with an Account Balance over $500

18 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia - SMN Weekly - International forex brokerage Pepperstone announced on Wednesday it has released a Trade Simulator for the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading platform. The tool is designed for . . .


NetDania Updates iOS Platforms and Adds Support for Forex Broker STO

16 Jan 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - LeapRate - A couple news items surrounding Danish based platform, data and charting provider NetDania were just recently announced. Firstly, today the company announced upgrades to its mobile . . .


Belarus Blocks Websites of Non-registered Forex Brokers, including MTrading, Weltrade

16 Jan 2017, Belarus - SMN Weekly - Belarus' Ministry of Information has blocked the access to several websites that offer forex trading and that are not included in the register of the National Bank of the Republic of . . .


FxPro Signals IPO Plan is Shelved Amid FCA Crackdown on CFD Brokers

11 Jan 2017, London, UK - Finance Magnates - FxPro had stepped up plans for a float early this year after sounding out potential advisers. Multi-asset retail brokerage FxPro brand, a Cyprus-based and FCA regulated platform, . . .


ForexMart Named As Best Forex Newcomer for 2016

9 Jan 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - PRNewsWire - ForexMart has won as the Best Forex Newcomer of the year in the latest Global Business Outlook Awards. Global Business Outlook is an established business publication in the . . .


ICM Capital Offers 1,000,000 Pounds Insurance for FX and CFD Traders

5 Jan 2017, London, UK - ICM Capital - ICM Capital today announces it has enhanced its client-fund protection to cover 1,000,000 pounds. This new insurance is available to all ICM Capital live account holders at no additional . . .


Weltrade Adds MT4 MultiTerminal to Platform Offering

4 Jan 2017, Belmopan, Belize - SMN Weekly - Offshore forex brokerage house Weltrade said on Tuesday it has introduced the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) MultiTrader, a component of the trading platform that allows the management of . . .


Fullerton Markets Buys Forex Academy FX1 International

4 Jan 2017, Wellington, New Zealand - SMN Weekly - Asia-focused forex broker Fullerton Markets has fully acquired forex education provider FX1 International, finance news media Finance Magnates reported on Wednesday, citing . . .


IronFX and the Institutional Government Level Corruption at CySec Revealed

4 Jan 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - FinanceFeeds News - Sources close to the matter have provided information that demonstrates that the CySec investigation into 1,000 complaints about the missing $176 million in client funds was . . .


AMarkets Becomes Latest FX Broker to Offer Traders Access to Tradency's RoboX

3 Jan 2017, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadine - Finance Magnates - RoboX is a smart trading machine based on packages of proprietary trading strategies. Financial technology provider Tradency today announced a . . .


Forex Broker Grand Capital Planning to Apply for CySEC License in 2017

3 Jan 2017, St Petersburg, Russia - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned that unregulated Retail Forex and Binary Options broker Grand Capital is preparing its application to receive a CySEC license from Cyprus regulator CySEC . . .


Tickmill Introduces New Technical Analysis Tool to Enhance Trading

2 Jan 2017, London, UK - Finance Magnates - The broker has teamed up with Autochartist to provide a faster and smarter trading service to its clients. Online forex and CFD broker Tickmill has teamed up with Autochartist to . . .


Admiral Markets Begins Publishing Execution Statistics

28 Dec 2016, Tallinn, Estonia - LeapRate - Europe based brokerage Admiral Markets just announced that are introducing their new Order execution quality page which will help traders find key information about the benefits of . . .


Blackwell Global Acquires Double SFC Licences to Offer Securities and Futures Trading Services

28 Dec 2016, Hong Kong - Blackwell Global Press Release - Hong Kong-China Stock Connect a Boost to the Multi-Asset Brokerage. International forex and CFDs brokerage Blackwell Global announces today the acquisition of 2 new . . .


Colmex Pro Fined 100,000 by CySEC for Non-Compliance Issues

27 Dec 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) would like to inform the public that, at the meeting held on 28 November 2016, it . . .


France's AMF Warns Against Forex Brokers MRT Markets and More

27 Dec 2016, Paris, France - Autorite de Controle Prudentiel et de Resolution - The Autorite des marches financiers and the Autorite de controle prudentiel et de resolution warn the public against the activities of several . . .


FXOpen Makes Financial Performance Tracking Tool Available to All Clients

23 Dec 2016, London, UK - SMN Weekly - Forex broker FXOpen proudly announces that an advanced analytics tool that was formerly used only by professional PAMM money managers, is now available to all traders. The tool helps you . . .


Exness Extends Offering for Unlimited Leverage Trading Accounts

20 Dec 2016, Limassol, Cyprus - LeapRate - Regulated forex broker Exness today announced developments which will substantially improve client trading and allow more freedom and flexibility to apply their trading strategies . . .


NFA Fines and Settles Case with Forex IB Avail Trading Corp for $30,000 for Alleged Violations

20 Dec 2016, Chicago, IL, USA - LeapRate - The National Futures Association (NFA) today, December 19, 2016, at an NFA Hearing Panel, issued a Decision accepting Forex introducing broker Avail Trading Corp (Avail Trading) and . . .


Latvian Broker Renesource Capital Adds 16 New Forex Pairs to Offering

20 Dec 2016, Riga, Latvia - SMN Weekly - Multi-asset broker Renesource Capital has made available 16 new currency pairs for trading to retail investors using the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading platform. Thew new instruments are . . .


Canadian BCSC Warns against StoxMarket

19 Dec 2016, British Columbia, Canada - AtoZ Forex - Continuing the series of warnings against unregulated brokers and other scams that target traders in Canada, BCSC warns against StoxMarket. The British Columbia Securities . . .


Colmex Acquires Matach24 as Israeli Forex Market Keeps Consolidating

18 Dec 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel - Finance Magnates - Matach24 nearly 1000 active clients will be diverted to Colmex following the broker's failure to be licensed in Israel. The Israeli branch of Colmex has bought out its rival . . .


E-Global Trade & Finance Group Gets Broker License in Luxembourg

15 Dec 2016, Luxembourg - LeapRate - E-Global Trade & Finance Group, the holding company of popular retail FX broker brands Forex4you and Share4you announced it has received authorization from the Luxembourg Ministry of . . .


Saxo Bank Announces Agreement to Sell Uruguay Subsidiary to Dif Broker

15 Dec 2016, Montevideo, Uruguay - Saxo Bank Press Release - Saxo Capital Markets Agente de Valores sold to long standing White Label partner. Saxo Bank A/S today announces that it has agreed to sell its Uruguayan subsidiary, . . .


NPBFX Launches Tradency's RoboX Service

14 Dec 2016, Belize City, Belize - FinanceFeeds Press Release - NPBFX, a prominent Russian broker, is joining the growing global trend of RoboX. Tradency, a global Fintech company focusing on product development and advanced . . .


eToro Joins Saxo Bank as Retail Forex Partner of China Internet Finance Giant Lufax

14 Dec 2016, China - LeapRate - Retail forex broker eToro has announced a cooperation agreement with China's largest internet finance company, Lufax Holding Ltd. The strategic partnership will introduce eToro to Lufax's . . .


FXPIG Moves from New Zealand to Vanuatu

13 Dec 2016, Vanuatu - FinanceFeeds News - Citing increasing regulatory demands, FXPIG has relocated its operations from New Zealand to the Pacific island of Vanuatu after 7 years in establishment. After nearly six years of . . .


Synergy FX Upgrades MT4 Infrastructure and Launches New Forex Trading Educational Portal

13 Dec 2016, Sydney, Australi - 12 Press Release - Australian FX provider Synergy FX has invested further in their core infrastructure behind their rapidly growing business. Each day our clients are trading in volumes that . . .


Gerchik & Co is the First Broker to Launch RoboX in CIS

12 Dec 2016, Belize City, Belize - Tradency - RoboX, the smart trading machine is the new simple, personalized, anddynamic method of FX trading that uses technology to the trader'sadvantage. Tradency, a pioneering financial . . .


eToro Looks to Eastern Europe with Launch in Poland

7 Dec 2016, Poland - Finance Magnates - eToro, one of the industry's leading social trading networks and brokers, is slated to expand into a new jurisdiction, launching in Poland where it will cater to new clients in Eastern . . .


Financial Commission Certifies Forex Club's Libertex Platform

7 Dec 2016, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - The Financial Commission, a leading financial services independent external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, today announced the successful certification of . . .