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Windsor Brokers adds Polish zloty as base account currency

Mar 29 2017 10:18:58, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Windsor Brokers, a Cyprus-regulated forex and CFD broker, said it has added the Polish zloty as a base currency for the new MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading accounts.   Poland is one of the main markets for Windsor Brokers, which offers is website and customer support in Polish. The addition of PLN comes at the heels of the recent expansion of payment options commonly used by Polish traders and are available upon opening a new account.   The primary reason for offering the account denomination in Polish zloty is to let traders save time, money on currency conversions and simplify their tax reporting obligations.   Windsor Brokers' MT4 account has raw spreads starting from 0. Read more

Grand Capital hikes margin requirements for Russian stock CFDs

Mar 28 2017 13:14:50, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Forex and binary options broker Grand Capital  announced it is raising the margin requirements for Russian stock CFDs. The reason for the hike from 10% to 30%, is a change in the trading conditions of the liquidity providers. The change applies to all open positions. Grand Capital has three liquidity providers: LMAX Exchange, Currenex and Swissquote. The Russian stock CFDs offered by Grand Capital include Aeroflot, Bashneft, Gazprom, Lenta, Lukoil, Magnit, Megafon, Sberbank, VTB, Yandex etc. Grand Capital is an award-winning broker operating since 2006. It is registered on the Seychelles and has offices in Europe and Aisa. Read more

IG’s revenue in Q3 ahead in all regions except the UK

Mar 23 2017 09:20:36, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Leading spread betting and CFD provider IG Group (LON:IGG) announced key financial data for the quarter of FY 2017 that ended on February 28th. The company’s total revenue in Q3 was 3.8% down compared to the strongest quarter of the prior year, coming in at £117.4 million. In fact, IG’s revenue in the period under review was ahead in all regions except the UK & Ireland, where is the company’s core business.     IG attributes the slight decline in total revenues to the quiet period, as most clients tend to trade more in times of high volatility, as was the case around the Brexit vote. Read more

Grand Capital adds MayBank as payment option for Malaysian clients

Mar 21 2017 13:29:09, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Forex and binary options broker Grand Capital  announced it has added the MayBank payment option for its clients in Malaysia.   MayBank is one of the largest banks in Malaysia and the new option allows clients make deposits and withdrawals in Malaysian Ringgits. It is available through the Deposit/Withdrawal section on Grand Capital's site.   The deposits will appear in the client account within one working day, while the withdrawal requests are carried out within three working days. Read more

FXCM reports 21.6% annual rise in trading revenue for Q4 2016

Mar 20 2017 13:01:34, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

FXCM, or rather Global Brokerage, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLBR) as the company is known after the February folding up of its US operations, reported that its trading revenue from continuing operations in the quarter that ended on December 31, 2016, amounted to $79.5 million. This is nearly 21.6% higher than the same quarter of 2015, when the trading revenue stood at $65.4 million.    For the entire 2016, FXCM reported a trading revenue from continuing operations of $276.0 million, compared to $250.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. The net income for 2016 was $96.7 million, compared to a net loss of $513.6 million in 2015. Read more

25% welcome on-deposit forex bonus by HYCM

Mar 20 2017 11:58:13, Jonathan Smith in Promo

Who grants it?  HYCM (formerly HY Markets) - a reliable retail forex and CFD broker. Its main headquarters are in London, and the broker also operates out of its offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Cyprus, and is regulated by the relevant authorities in all those countries. Besides, HYCM is a part of the Henyep Group - a global conglomerate with various business activities spanning 3 continents and 20 countries world-wide, which has more than 35 years of operational history.   Who can get it? All new real account holders who have deposited at least $500. Read more

XM lowers margin requirements for Swiss franc

Mar 17 2017 15:15:04, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 XM, a European forex broker regulated by UK's FCA and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), said it is lowering the margin requirements for trading in Swiss francs.   As of Monday, March 20, the additional margin requirements for CHF pairs requirement will be 2 times the margin set as per account leverage. Previously the additional margin requirement for deals with Swiss francs was four times the default account leverage. It was reflecting the Swiss franc black swan event that followed the SNB's decision to unpeg the currency from the Euro. The following extreme market volatility led to serious financial troubles for traders and brokers alike. Read more

Saxo Bank reports positive net profit of $43.6 mln

Mar 17 2017 12:16:41, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Saxo Bank, a major global banking and brokerage services provider released its annual report for 2016, which showed a positive net profit of DKK 302 million ($43.6 million) for the year. In 2015 the company had reported a net loss of DKK 645.   The total operating income of Saxo Bank in 2016 amounted to DKK 2.9 billion and a profit before tax of DKK 418.2 million. In 2016 the company's clients had collateral deposits of a little over DKK 92.3 billion, which is DKK 15 billion more than in 2015.   At the end of the year Saxo Bank had 1 639 employees across its global operations. Read more

FXTM adds Baidu Pay as payments option

Mar 16 2017 10:58:19, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Global forex broker FXTM announced it has added the popular Chinese payment service Baidu Pay as a payment option.   Baidu Pay is available to FXTM's clients from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. The service allows instant account funding in USD through the Scan & Pay Feature. Baidu Pay has no deposit limits and offers low fees and quick processing.   Baidu Pay is developed by the largest Chinese site – Baidu, which has a traffic of up to 730 million users, giving it the potential to become one of the world's largest e-wallet services. Read more

FXCM Group reports declining February metrics

Mar 15 2017 09:00:35, Jonathan Smith in Brokers

FXCM Group, which now contains all FXCM subsidiaries, except the US, has reported a decline in its February retail and institutional customer trading metrics.    According to the document, the customer trading volume in February amounted to $201 billion. This is 21% lower than January 2017 and 33% lower than February 2016. The more detailed information shows that in January 2017 the trading volume was $253 billion, while in February 2016 it was $299 billion, again excluding the US subsidiary.   Respectively, the average daily volume per day was $10.1 billion in February 2017, 16% lower than January 2017 and 29% lower than February 2016. Read more

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End Date:  30th of June 2017 Who grants it? Global award-winning brokerage FXTM. The company behind the brand, ForexTime Limited, is licensed and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) and is registered with the FCA. Who can get it? All live account holders are entitled to rebates (cash-back) from $2 to $5 per standard lot roundtrip. This special Loyalty Cashback promotion works with levels, depending on FXTM clients’ deposits:     Note: The Rebate for mini lot(s) (0.1) and micro lot(s) (0.01) completed shall be calculated accordingly (e.g. $0.20 per mini lot for Level 1). Standard (full completed) lot size on Cent server is 0. Read more

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