SaxoTraderGO success prompts Saxo to close Cyprus MT4 offering
The entity, located in Cyprus, the hub of MT4 based brokers in the E.U., licensed and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, will stop on-boarding new clients with effect as from today.
Matteo Cassina, Global Head of Sales, Products and Platforms, Saxo Bank A/S, said,
“Today’s announcement is in line with Saxo Bank’s overarching strategy of focusing on the Bank’s core offering and our commitment to continuously improving our clients’ trading experience. With SaxoTraderGO, we have built and launched the world’s most intuitive and sophisticated multi-asset platform with a focus on usability. We believe this offering is superior and removes the need for clients to trade on an MT4 platform.
“SaxoTraderGO has already received outstanding reviews and our clients have fully embraced the platform. One week after the official launch of SaxoTraderGO, 35% of all Saxo’s unique trading platform users were trading on SaxoTraderGO. This early success has made our decision to close down the Cyprus based MT4 offering straightforward. Current clients of Saxo Capital Markets CY Ltd. will be offered the opportunity to continue their client relationship with Saxo Bank and they will be provided with access to the SaxoTraderGO platform.”
Neil Browning, Global Head of FX Sales, Saxo Bank A/S, added,
“Saxo Bank will continue to offer MT4 liquidity solutions to institutional clients and brokers, either via an MT4 client account linked directly to a Saxo account or via various bridge solutions. For instance, asset managers who make use of MT4 as an execution channel will continue to benefit from Saxo’s back office platform and multi asset account structures. Saxo Bank will also continue to focus on providing our liquidity and prime brokerage solutions to retail brokers and providers in the global MT4 market from our pricing and aggregation centres in NY4, LD4 and TY3.”
Saxo Bank is a leading Fintech specialist and global multi-asset facilitator of capital markets products and services. Saxo enables private clients to trade more than 35,000 instruments from one single margin account.
Additionally, Saxo provides institutional clients such as banks and fintechs with Open Banking solutions from multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services to trading technology. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank has embraced Open Banking from the beginning and is focused on helping clients and partners through win-win partnerships and product innovation.
Since launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank works to empower everyone to navigate their financial future by opening up access to trading and investment. The Saxo Group’s client assets total more than 45 billion euros, and the Group employs more than 2100 people in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.For more information, please visit http://www.home.saxo.