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CFD broker Capital.com announced this week that it has now received authorisation in the UK from the FCA. In addition, the broker has also become the first CFD trading platform to become fully compliant with the regulations published by the European Securities and Markets Authority.

“This is a really important step for us as a business, as we continue to expand our global footprint,” explained Ivan Gowan, CEO at Capital.com. “The FCA is the most experienced and knowledgeable financial regulator in the world, so having its stamp of approval is particularly meaningful. As an FCA-regulated trading provider, we are now subject to the Financial Ombudsman Service, so customers can always feel confident that any issue will be resolved in a fair and impartial manner.”

Capital.com has rolled out a number of new initiatives in recent months to support a responsible trading experience for its customers. This has included its Investmate app, which is available for free from any mobile store and acts as an educational resource to help people to understand trading and improve their risk management skills. It includes interactive courses, quizzes and articles.

The Capital.com CFD trading platform has also been integrated with WorldPay and the broker has also established a new banking relationship with RBS to let it serve its British customers.

Capital.com has also launched a News feature, a machine-learning platform that can detect and analyse biases which might occur in trading behaviour and lead to sub-optimal returns. It can correct these biases, giving users relevant and targeted information that will help them to make more informed decisions about their trading rather than simply relying on human instinct.

Capital.com has also recently re-launched its web-based trading platform, which now presents data in more detail and gives clients more flexibility in the way they consume market and trading data.

“The CFD trading market often sees short-lived providers come and go, with operations that might be better described as financial scams, but as an FCA regulated business, any prospective CFD trader can trust that we have proven ourselves to be a responsible and ethical provider of financial services,” Gowan added.

 

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Stuart Fieldhouse

Stuart Fieldhouse has spent over 20 years in journalism and financial communications, including six years as a wealth management correspondent for the Financial Times group, covering capital markets and international private banking, and as an investment banking correspondent for Euromoney in Hong Kong.

Stuart has worked as head of content at CMC Markets, supporting the re-launch of its global financial spread betting and CFD trading platforms. He is also the author of two books on trading, published by Financial Times Pearson. Stuart continues to work with hedge funds, private banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions on their communications, data and marketing requirements.

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