A short update on LeapRate’s article from earlier this week on Alpari’s plans to drop support for demo accounts for the MetaTrader 5 (MT5) platform.
In a surprise move on Thursday, the Russian retail Forex broker reversed its plans and said it would continue offering trading on demo accounts on MT5 to its clients. The company had stated earlier the demo service would not be available on any version of the platform starting from March 1, 2015.
The new announcement says that owners of MT5 demo accounts have nothing to worry about and that the service will be available in full force even after March 1st this year.
The broker attributed its change of mind to the influx of client comments regarding the eventual abandoning of the service. The company reiterated its commitment to respond to the needs of its clients and to retain its leading position in the retail FX market in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The official message can be found here.