Squared Financial Services Limited is based in Dublin, and is fully-regulated by the Financial Regulator in Ireland. Its execution platform provides round the clock ECN style (variable spread) competitive access to major banks, including Bank of America, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, RBS and UBS. Since these currently constitute many of the major liquidity providers in the FX marketplace, the advantage is clear: Clients are not dependent on any one bank or broker for prices. Prices are fed straight through from these banks with no mark up and a standard, competitive sliding scale volume-based commission fee structure is applied to turnover.
MIG Investments recently launched its corporate rebranding campaign, a new website and plans to submit its application for a Swiss banking license later this year . Larry Levy looks at the website offered by the company which is located Neuchâtel in Switzerland and is regulated by the Swiss Federal Department of Finance (SFDF). The MIG trading platform supports over 20 languages whilst the telephone support staff speak many of the major languages. MIG offer both IB and White Label programmes. In 2009 the company plans to become a Swiss Bank, offering further financial services and products, including asset management.
Larry Levy looks at FXdirekt Bank, one of a small handful of German banks offering a comprehensive range of FX, and CFDs and so called FFDs (Futures for Differences) contracts on a range of instruments for the retail client. Founded by current CEO Wolfgang Stobbe in 2004, FXdirekt Bank has seen rapid growth, by catering to its market – the German-speaking customer and has won the Brokerwahl.de Forex Broker of the Year prize for the past three years.
Larry Levy talks with the Private Investor Products group at Abn Amro, about the banks' Retail FX trading platform - marketindex.