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Public

Public, the US investment platform launches in the UK

The US investment platform Public has launched in the UK. The investing app is backed by celebrity investors, and in the US it offers its members access to both mainstream investments and alternative asset classes. The UK is going Public Public, which has raised $300 million in venture capital backing, is based in New York

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CNMV (Comisión_Nacional_del_Mercado_de_Valores)

Spain’s CNMV introduces a ban on the marketing of CFDs to retail investors

Spain’s financial regulator CNMV has tightened the regulations around the marketing of CFD trading platforms to retail customers, effectively banning the practice in the country. CNMV CFD Restrictions CNMV or the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, which regulates financial markets in Spain, has issued new rules which prohibit the marketing of CFDs to retail

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Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers Launches Securities Lending Dashboard

Interactive Brokers, the US-based multi-asset brokerage that has operations across Europe and Asia, has launched a new securities lending dashboard that will allow investors to access stock loan and short selling data. Stock lending analytics The securities lending dashboard provides sophisticated individual investors and institutional clients with an overview of the securities lending market. Clients

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XTB

XTB eXtends To Be a real stock broker by offering physical equities

Polish CFD broker XTB has boosted its multi-asset credentials by introducing Real Stocks, a new service that allows its customers to trade more than 3000 physical equities and ETFs from an XTB UK account. Investing as an add-on to trading XTB UK customers can now trade physical stocks alongside CFDs and margin FX products. As

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CMC Invest

CMC Invest introduces 2% interest on cash balances

CMC Invest, the share trading and investment app owned by CMC Markets is now paying interest on unencumbered cash balances held in client accounts. 2% interest on cash balances CMC Invest will pay interest at a rate of 2.00 % gross per annum on the client’s uninvested cash, the interest payments will be available across

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Capital.com Trading Platform

Capital.com cuts the cost of a guaranteed stop loss

Capital.com has reduced the fees it charges for using guaranteed stop losses (GSL), giving clients a cheaper way to protect their positions from large market gaps. GSL spreads have been narrowed across four separate asset classes, Forex, Equity Indices, Commodities and individual stocks and shares. Guaranteed stop-loss premiums The fees or premiums charged for GSLs

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Freetrade

Freetrade’s valuation is cut by more than 60% from £650m to £225m

Freetrade the commission-free share investing app has undergone a dramatic cut in its valuation as it seeks to raise new cash through crowdfunding and is now valued at just £225 million. Freetrade has reduced its valuation ahead of a new crowdfunding campaign. In November 2021 the free share dealing service was valued at £650 million

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Capital.com

Capital.com adds average execution price data for larger traders

Capital.com adds level-two data to its trading platform and publishes research on its client’s trading performance. The fast-growing CFD broker adding a new feature to its trading platform, that will allow users to see the average price of an execution before they submit their order. Average Execution Pricing The new feature is part of a

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Plus 500 (LON:PLUS)

Odey gets stopped out of Plus500

Plus500 has taken advantage of Crispin Odey’s departure to buy back 8.2% of their shares. The Israeli-based but London-listed CFD broker, has been able to purchase a significant block of its own stock, from a fund manager, at a discount to yesterday’s closing price. The transaction was made in addition to Plus500’s ongoing share buy-back

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GoHenry JISA

Post acquisition price increase for GoHenry users

Now that they have been bought by the Americans, GoHenry has announced a price rise for its subscribers, who will now have to pay 33% more each month to use the pocket money app’s pre-paid debit card. 33% price increase GoHenry, the savings and debit card app focused on children and teenagers, has announced an

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FCA

FCA introduces crypto cooling off period and tighter ads restrictions

New regulations from the FCA are going to give first-time crypto investors the opportunity to change their minds with a cooling-off period after opening an account. The FCA is also forcing firms that advertise or promote digital assets, to ensure the advertisements are fit for purpose. A 24-hour cooling-off period for new crypto investors The

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Capital.com Dynamic Widgets

Capital.com adds dynamic widgets and VWAP indicators

Fresh from winning best trading app in our 2023 awards Capital.com has improved functionality further by personalising their client’s trading experience through the introduction of dynamic widgets and adding VWAP indictors. Dynamic widgets Capital.com’s customers can now benefit from a personalised home screen on their trading platform, using a series of tools or widgets, to

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What is esg investing

Another blow for ethical investors as ESG withdrawals continue

ESG equity funds, which prioritize companies adhering to environmental, social, or governance criteria, experienced a significant outflow of funds in May with net flows of minus £304 million. The appeal of ESG investing has been a powerful tool for the funds industry, attracting substantial inflows in recent years. In 2022, ESG-badged funds received a net

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Goodfolio

Goodfolio closes down it’s investment platform

Impact investing platform Goodfolio has written to its clients to tell them that it is closing down and that clients must sell out of their investment and transfer their funds, away from the platform within 30 days. ESG fails to gain traction Goodfolio says that it has been unable to attract sufficient business to the

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XTB Conor McGregor

XTB, kicking and punching it’s way to $1bn

XTB, with a little help from major sponsorship and partnership deals with fighters like Conor McGregor, and football manager Jose Mourinho XTB is now worth over $1bn. Jakub Zablocki taking profit The Co-founder of XTB Poland’s billion dollar broker announces his intention to sell 6.0% of the compnay. The main shareholder of Polish margin trading

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