Tag: UK spreadbetting

December 23, 2014 BY LeapRate Staff

IG Group shares top £7 for first time, set all-time high

Shares of UK spreadbetting broker IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) have been on the rise lately, and Monday hit brand new territory. IG shares topped the £7 level for the first time ever during Monday trading on the London Stock Exchange, changing hands as high as £7.09 before settling to close at £7.04, up 2%…

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October 31, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Gain Capital expands UK presence by acquiring City Index for $118 million

Breaking Forex Industry News.... US-based Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP), which owns and operates the retail Forex.com and institutional GTX brands, has announced the acquisition of London-based financial spreadbetting firm City Index. Gain Capital is paying a total of $118 million, although from a cash perspective it will come out ahead by about $16 million. City Index…

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July 03, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

LCG shares sent soaring 17% on news of Spreadex bid

Today should be a very interesting day in the corporate history of UK spreadbetting firm London Capital Group (LON:LCG). Today's general meeting and shareholder vote will likely determine the fate of LCG - primarily, whether or not it ends up being 'rescued' by a £17.5 million investment to be made by an investor group led…

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June 26, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Shelbourne Markets about to be acquired – LeapRate Exclusive

LeapRate has learned from industry sources that leading Dublin, Ireland based financial spreadbetting broker Shelbourne Markets is about to be acquired. Apparently Shelbourne has been holding sale discussions with a number of suitors, including a leading US-based forex brokerage, and several UK-based spreadbetting rivals. We understand that the likely buyer will be one of the…

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January 30, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

Independent Scotland? – Not without its own currency!

Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney dashed hopes for an independent Scotland that uses the British Pound A couple of weeks after the Scottish independence currency question has resurfaced, our thesis that a currency union with the UK would undermine its ultimate goal of sovereignty has been confirmed by none other but the current governor…

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January 14, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

IG Group Q2 Revenues down 5%, MT4 adoption called 'slow'

IG is eyeing the opening of a Switzerland office in 2014. UK spreadbetting leader IG Group (LON:IGG), which is in process of rebranding its businesses to just IG.com, has just reported its second consecutive quarterly decline in revenues. Fiscal 2014 Q2 revenue of £89.1 million came in at 5% below Q1, with Q1 having been 10%…

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January 06, 2014 BY Gerald Segal

IG loses Chief Market Strategist David Jones

IG's reorg continues; Jones was one of the more influential London financial research voices for the past decade. LeapRate Exclusive.... LeapRate has learned that longtime Chief Market Strategist David Jones has left UK spreadbetting firm IG (LON:IGG), to take a 'bit of a break', according to his personal website and Twitter feed. Jones stopped writing…

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