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Richard Berry

Richard founded the Good Money Guide (previously Good Broker Guide) in 2015 and has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously a multi-asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2001 & 2000.

Do currency brokers give better exchange rates than banks?

A reader has asked: Do currency brokers give better exchange rates? The quick answer here is yes they do. It is possible to save a huge amount of money on foreign exchange and international money transfers by using a currency broker. Currency brokers really only exist for two reasons: Bank account exchange rates are still …

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Hargreaves Lansdown Review

Hargreaves Lansdown Review (HL): The Waitrose of the investing world

Hargreaves Lansdown is one of the largest investment platforms in the UK. They offer investing, savings, ISAs and SIPP account to over 1.7 million clients with 123bn in assets under management. The company was founded by Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown in 1981 and is now listed on the London Stock Exchange. In this review …

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Charlie White Thomson, UK CEO, Saxo Markets Interview

Charlie White-Thomson, UK CEO of Saxo Markets on what’s in store for the next 30 years

In our latest CEO interview, I sit down with Charlie White-Thompson the CEO of Saxo Markets UK. We discuss where Saxo sits within in the brokerage landscape and what type of clients they can best service. We also talk about, whether free investing is sustainable, the biggest mistakes traders make, the best thing about working …

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Saxo Markets Review

Saxo Markets Review: A professional brokerage for professional traders

Saxo Markets is one of the largest CFD brokers worldwide and provides direct market access to equities, bonds, forex, futures and options as well as being a major liquidity and infrastructure provider to wealth managers, banks and smaller brokers. In this review we: Give our ratings based on Saxo Markets nearest peers Tell you what …

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DMA Brokers

What are STP/ECN CFD brokers and should you be using one?

If you want direct access to FX liquidity pools you may need an ECP or STP forex trading platform. An ECN (ECN stands for Electronic Communications Network) forex trading platform is an electronic communications network, and in FX trading, that network is made up of trading counterparties. These trading counterparties are also known as liquidity …

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Currencies Direct Review

Currencies Direct Review: Are they a safe way to transfer money abroad?

Currencies Direct is a specialist currency broker that can help you send large amounts of money abroad. They were founded in 1996 and are no part of a group that processes around  £9.5bn in international money transfers per year. In this review we: Give our ratings based on their nearest peers Tell you what we …

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