Which Retail FX broker signed one of the largest sports sponsorships we’ve seen to date in the sector with not just one but seven (!) Premier League teams – and tied the deal to Bitcoin?
For how much longer did ESMA extend its (temporary?) ban against offering Binary Options to retail traders in the EU?
What were Markets.com’s monthly trading volumes in the first half of 2018?
Which FX affiliate group made its first acquisition in the US?
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Playtech profits decline but Financials and Retail Forex businesses shine in 1H-2018. Shares of Playtech were trading up more than 10% this morning after the company reported its first-half 2018 results – indicating some nice results in the company’s Financials group, despite an overall (expected) slowdown in gaming sector activities. How much Revenue did Playtech’s Financials division Tradetech bring in? What were Markets.com’s Revenues? What were Markets.com’s monthly volumes so far in 2018? Get all the details, always first at LeapRate.
eToro sets new Premier League sponsorship – paid in Bitcoin. So what is Retail FX broker eToro going to do with the $100 million it raisedin the Spring from Chinese, Japanese and Korean investors? Well a good chunk of that is heading to the UK, in the form of one of the largest-ever Forex Sports Sponsorship deals we have seen. And the deal has a very hunting-for-crypto-traders type feel, with the agreement being paid for nominally in Bitcoin. Get all the details, now at LeapRate.
Exclusive: GCM Prime sees Revenues drop and posts $3.2M loss in 2017. LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that FCA regulated Forex and CFD brokerage GCM Prime Ltd has seen a drop in Revenues and a virtual evaporation of all client money held at the company during 2017. Why did client assets go from more than $12 million, to under £100,000 during the year? We have an exclusive comment from GCM Prime Director Levy Bennaroch explaining all, now at LeapRate.
ESMA extends binary options trading ban. Just halfway through its initial three month ban on offering binary options trading products in the EU, pan European financial regulator ESMA has announced that it will be extending the ban. Which Binary Options did ESMA say are now exempt from the ban? For how much more time was the ban extended? Did ESMA have anything else to say about the Forex and CFD leverage cap? Get all the details, always first at LeapRate.
Investoo enters into US trading market acquiring VantagePointTrading.com. London based FX and cryptocurrency affiliate company Investoo Group has announced its entry into the US financial affiliate and trading business, with its acquisition of trading education website VantagePointTrading.com. Investoo stated that it has strategic plans to further expand and diversify the forex and stocks and shares trading website into an authoritative platform, educating and inspiring trading enthusiasts.
In news involving Forex Industry executive moves this week at LeapRate…
- Senior Sucden FX executive moves to CFH.
- Exclusive: Chinese-owned UK Forex broker Global Markets Group hires Alex Iakobachvili as CEO.
- CFI opens London office headed by former Fixi CEO Richard Wynn.
- New COO named at Divisa Capital UK.
- Valutrades adds ODL Securities founder JohnPaul Thwaytes to its Board.
- IG Group adds Sally-Ann Hibberd and Jonathan Moulds to its Board of Directors.
- Playtech eyes US expansion adding former Sportech CEO Ian Penrose to its Board.
- Steven Woodcock joins ATFX UK as Head of Risk Management.