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Hargreaves Lansdown has launched “Financially Fearless” a new initiative to coincide with International Women’s Day, that aims to help close the gender investment gap between men and women. What is the gender investment gap? Men and women invest differently, men have historically been more inclined to invest, and have had more money to invest when
CMC Invest, the recently launched share dealing and investing app, from CMC Markets, has announced a new, innovative and hassle-free ISA and trading account transfer service. The new initiative is 100% digital and does away with the paper chain associated with ISA and trading account transfers. CMC Invest wants to speed up, and increase transparency,
The online money transfer platform, Wise, has revealed a fresh green brand identity with new logos, website, app layouts, fonts and colour schemes. Wise has completely updated the look, feel and messaging of its branding The new look is described by Wise as being bold and clean in shades of green, and one where international
Interactive Brokers, the Nasdaq-listed online trading platform that has operations in the US, Europe and Asia, has launched its revamped IBKR Campus a dedicated website that provides a comprehensive suite of free educational and technical resources for traders and investors, whether they are clients of the broker or not. The IBKR Campus contains a wide
Saxo Markets will stop paying interest on free cash balances below £10,000 but is not capping higher interest rates for larger customers. Free cash is classified as the excess cash on an account that’s not invested or being used as margin. How does Saxo Markest compare to other brokers? Read our expert Saxo Markets review
Fineco Bank, which operates one of Europe’s largest online trading brokerages, has launched a new high-end dealing platform called FinecoX. The next-generation trading software features customisable screen layouts, dynamic charting and multi-asset trading. Interested in Fineco Bank? Read our Fineco Bank expert review FinecoX has has professional-level customisation, tools and data The trading and price display
Pan-European online trading platform flatexDEGIRO has been fined for operational and managerial shortcomings by the German financial services regulator BaFin, following an audit of the company. BaFin said last year that it saw deficiencies in the organisation and management of the brokerage and instigated a special audit of the firm. The regulator provided flatex with
Israeli fintech and LSE-listed CFD broker Plus500 has announced a new share buyback program, which it believes will highlight the board’s confidence in the company, its financial strength, its prospects, and what the firm describes as “the significant operational and financial momentum achieved by Plus500 over recent years”. Plus500 will spend as much as $70.0
Rio Tinto (RIO) slashed payout to shareholders Rio Tinto (RIO), the world’s second largest miner with a market value of £100 billion, has recently slashed its dividend as revenue and cash from its mining operations dropped. Before we proceed, a short summary of Rio Tinto’s activities is in order. The company is a major seller
Saxo Bank has entered China via a strategic partnership with Guotai Junan Securities, one of the country’s largest investment banks and securities traders. The deal was structured by Saxo’s Singaporean division, Saxo Markets Singapore, which is run by CEO Adam Reynolds. Under the deal, Guotai Junan’s Chinese clients will gain access to Saxo’s global markets
Interactive Brokers a US-based online securities brokerage with operations in Europe and Asia has announced a partnership with Sinopac Securities, one of Taiwan’s leading securities trading firms. Interactive Brokers have been named as the primary international broker for the Taiwanese firm. Want to know more about IBKR? Read our Interactive Brokers review Why would Sinopac
Fast-growing CFD trading platform Capital.com unveiled a new office this week located in the heart of London’s upmarket St James’s district. The new headquarters comprises 21,000 square feet of accommodation, which is described as cutting-edge and has been custom designed for the firm, with more than 20 meeting rooms, acoustic pods, quiet zones and even
Copper miner Antofagasta’s (LON:ANTO) revenue shrank by a fifth in 2022 on weak copper prices. But given the long-term bullish outlook for the base metal should we buy the stock on weakness? Antofagasta’s earnings were eroded by volatile copper prices Last year was a particularly volatile year due to the protracted war in Ukraine, surging inflation
Investors are busily marking down UK bank stocks last week following their annual results. Barclays (BARC) suffered a 7 percent fall while Natwest Group (NWG) plunged 6%. What’s going on? Here we assess Natwest’s results and see if its fall is warranted. Rate outlook is key Bank stocks are deeply cyclical. The rise and fall
ChatGPT is a revolutionary AI-based chat engine that is threatening Google. So powerful is this program that some investors are anticipating it will topple the current search leader, Google. But what is ChatGPT and will Google survive the onslaught? Google playing catchup to ChatGPT This week was a dismal one for Google (NAS:GOOG). In just just
OvalX (ETX Capital) has agreed to sell its client base to rivals Capital.com OvalX the margin trading, CFD and Spread Betting broker, formerly known as ETX, has agreed to sell its clients to rivals Capital.com, where ex-IG CEO Peter Hetherington recently took over the reins. No financial details about the sale have been disclosed and
Shell’s oil & gas operations profits soared to a record $40 billon in 2022 A further $4 billion of share buyback announced in 1Q’23; dividends set to increase as gas division drives profits While 2022 was an annus horribilis for many companies, Shell prospered like never before. This week, the UK-listed oil company reported the highest annual
easyJet’s 1Q results beat market expectations Shares soar 10% to a multi-month high; rally above psychological level £5 Technically, the airline appears to have bottomed out Is the worst over for the UK budget airline easyJet? While there is no easy way of making money buying easyJet (EZJ)’s shares these days, it appears that its