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Saxo Bank, one of the biggest retail FX brokers in Europe, today announced a set of updates to its proprietary platforms, giving a clear signal that outdated tech solutions are not tolerated on its top-class trading platforms.
In its latest monthly update, the Danish online trading stalwart informed its clients that starting from November 14, 2014, its web-based platforms WebTrader and WebConnect will not support the Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser. Users of this browser will not be able to access the platforms from this date.
The decision of the broker hardly surprises those who are acquainted with IE6, the Microsoft browser released in the summer of 2001 that has become famous for numerous security issues and its inability to support modern web standards. Numerous websites have ceased support of IE6, with Google’s YouTube joining the group in 2009.
In its message to traders, Saxo advises IE6 users switch to the Google Chrome browser. The advise bears no commercial nature, as the recommended browser is free of charge.
While Saxo clearly shows no obsolete technology is allowed on its platforms, the broker also displays continued efforts to improve its platforms. For that matter, fans of SaxoTrader would be happy to learn that in November the platform will emerge with a new Account menu. Thanks to its logical reorganization into four new sections: Account, Subscriptions, Funding and Reports, the menu makes navigation across various services easier and more intuitive.
The company also confirms its dedication to professional traders who need the most detailed and comprehensive market information, offered via Saxo Bank’s sophisticated solutions. Clients of the broker will be able to make use of a beefed up subscription for real-time data from the Hong Kong Exchange. From January 1, 2015, data for Contract Options and Stock Options on Hong Kong Exchange will be included in the subscription for Hong Kong Futures Exchange.
In a further gesture towards professional traders, Saxo announced that New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) real-time data fees will decrease for professional users from January 1, 2015.