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It was another busy summer week of Forex Industry News, with all the key stories appearing only (or first, before being copied) at LeapRate.
How much did Capital.com spend of its $25 million fundraising to buy the capital.com URL?
Which new Retail FX brand did a CySEC-regulated broker launch?
Why did Romanian police arrest a former FX broker employee?
Which executive did Pepperstone hire for its UK office from GCM Prime? Who jumped from Core Spreads to GKFX?
Answers to all these questions and more appeared only on LeapRate this week. Some of our most popular, shared and commented-on posts this week at LeapRate included:
Exclusive: Capital.com raises $25 million, launches trading app. LeapRate Exclusive… Following our earlier exclusive reports that mobile trading focused online CFDs broker Capital Com SV Investments Limited had received a CIF license from CySEC back in April, and that the Capital.com website had gone live in June alongside the company’s trading apps (in beta mode), we have now learned that Capital.com has raised a staggering $25 million from institutional investors as the company’s trading app has gone live. So who invested all that money into Capital.com? And how much did Capital.com pay last year to buy the capital.com URL?
Exclusive: Vistabrokers launches second Retail FX brand. LeapRate Exclusive… Following our exclusive report earlier today on the live launch of CySEC licensed mobile-focused broker Capital.com, LeapRate has learned of yet another Retail broker launch. CySEC regulated Retail Forex broker Vistabrokers CIF Ltd, which operates the vistabrokers.com MT4 brand, has set up a second website and brand. The company has also launched an Affiliate Marketing website I AM AFFILIATES at iamaffiliates.com, to market the new brand as well as other Retail FX brokers. So what’s the new brand called? Which URL?
Exclusive: Romanian police arrest three men suspected of selling Cyprus FX broker client lists. LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) has arrested and detained three men who are suspected of stealing and trying to sell client and data lists of Retail FX traders. Get all the details, exclusively now at LeapRate.
In Forex Industry executive moves reported this week at LeapRate:
- Exclusive: Pepperstone adds Zack Ioannou from GCM Prime to head UK Compliance.
- Exclusive: Rod Martenstyn jumps from spreadbetting broker Core Spreads to GKFX as CFO.
- ADS Securities hires CMC Markets’ Singapore MD Jason Hughes as Global Head of Retail Sales.
- Citrades and AutoTradingBinary owner Jason Scharf charged in $16 million Binary Options fraud.