Latest Forex News

Swissquote partners with Taurus  

Swissquote Bank has selected Taurus as a partner for its digital asset infrastructure. ...show more

Blockchain market infrastructure provider aims to plug crypto infrastructure gaps

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BNP Paribas expands skills of ALiX

BNP Paribas has announced that ALiX, its FX digital trading assistant has expanded across the full FX product suite on the bank’s FX trading platform, Cortex FX.  ...show more

oneZero releases Algorithmic Pricing Module 

oneZero has released the Algorithmic Pricing Module, an advanced price creation tool which facilitates the formation of  customised pricing for each recipient, utilising brokers’ own data constructs and algorithms....show more

Siege FX now available on Bloomberg FXGO

FXGO users can now route their FX spot orders directly to the innovative Siege P2P liquidity pool and subsequently leverage FXGO prime broker communication and allocation management capabilities to achieve straight-through processing. ...show more

Gold-i partners with EMEA Global Financial Consultancy

Trading technology specialist Gold-i is expanding in the Middle East and India through a partnership with EMEA Global Financial Consultancy based in United Arab Emirates (UAE)....show more

Lombard Odier selects smartTrade

smartTrade Technologies has announced that Lombard Odier & Co Ltd has integrated LiquidityFX, smartTrade’s in-house developed FX solution into its banking platform, to offer enhanced FX trading services to its clients....show more

Equiti signs three-way partnership

Equiti Group, a leading provider of online trading technology and multi-asset financial products has signed a three-way partnership with financial technology company Acuity Trading and leading news provider Dow Jones Newswires. ...show more

Barclays enhances BARX with suite of new FX products

Barclays has launched a suite of new products for BARX FX. Corporate and institutional clients can now leverage BARX Book for FX, Barclays’ principal liquidity solution that forms an important part of BARX Gator. ...show more

New Change FX to provide data to DeFi through Chainlink

New Change FX (NCFX) has announced that it will be making its premium FX, precious metal, and crypto asset market data covering circa 2,300 currency pairs available on leading blockchains through the Chainlink Network. ...show more

Non-Deliverable FX Options Clearing from LCH

The launch of non-deliverable FX options clearing builds on LCH ForexClear’s existing offering, adding to the clearing of non-deliverable FX forwards, deliverable FX options and deliverable FX forwards. We asked Ankeet Dedhia, Americas Head of Product, ForexClear, at LCH to tell us a little more about it....show more

Crown Agents Bank plans new services

Crown Agents Bank has been through lot of growth in terms of the products and services it offers. Bhairav Trivedi, CEO Designate of the firm talked to us about its planned new services and future roadmap....show more

ATFX partners with new Prime Broker

Global institutional broker ATFX has partnered with a tier 1 Prime Broker. The collaboration is part of ATFX’s business expansion strategy to offer direct market access to Institutional clients from the relationships they have with Tier 1 Bank and Non-Bank providers....show more

FP Markets launches Social Trading platform

Australian-based broker FP Markets has launched a new Social Trading platform to allow traders to find, follow and copy successful traders automatically....show more

Quod launches multi-asset Middle Office product

Quod Financial has added a multi-asset Middle Office product to its existing automated trading technology suite....show more

Cobalt partners with 4OTC

Cobalt and 4OTC have  announced that Cobalt is using 4OTC’s 1API to connect with market data in the Digital Asset and FX Markets. ...show more

IS Prime launches new trading GUI and risk system with Reactive Markets

IS Prime has launched a new trading GUI and risk system with Reactive Markets, particularly aimed at its growing client base of FX hedge funds and asset managers....show more

Swissquote launches new version of its Advanced Trader platform

Swissquote has launched a new version of its Advanced Trader platform....show more

Diginex and Itiviti launch Access

Diginex Limited and Itiviti, have announced the launch of ‘Access’, a front-to-back trading, portfolio, and risk management solution that enables the trading of cryptocurrencies and crypto derivatives across several platforms....show more

BidFX launches Data and Analytics suite for FX trading

BidFX has nnounced the launch of BidFX Data and Analytics. This new offering is the latest addition to BidFX’s powerful suite of offerings for financial institutions...show more

HSBC launches FX HEAT

HSBC has developed FX HEAT, a new tool for asset managers and institutional investors to independently analyse the effectiveness of their currency hedging strategies. ...show more

oneZero launches institutional offering

Andrew Ralich, oneZero’s CEO, spoke to e-Forex to tell us how his firms technology gives users full control of aggregation, price formation, price distribution and risk management....show more

Upgrades to B2Trader Matching engine

B2Broker, a liquidity and technology provider of solutions for the crypto and Forex industry, has added a new range of features to its matching engine, B2Trader, enabling client demands to be met in record time....show more

CMC Markets selects AWS

CMC Markets has announced that it has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help deliver the next phase of its digital transformation through accelerated delivery of new products and services....show more

Genesis launches FX Prime

Genesis, the global financial markets software firm, has launched FX Prime, a trade capture application developed for FX & rates trading desks with Prime Broker integration...show more

Edgewater Markets launches EdgeFXAsia

Edgewater Markets has announced that it has launched EdgeFXAsia to eliminate major latency issues for regional clients. EdgeFXAsia is powered by the company’s ultra-low latency proprietary technology....show more

Spuerkeess selects Integral for FX technology solutions

Integral has announced that Spuerkeess has chosen the firms BankFX™ workflow and trading technology to support its eFX operations worldwide.  ...show more

24 Exchange partners with Cobalt

In an industry first, 24 Exchange (24X) is offering dynamic credit management to participants on its multi-asset trading platform via Cobalt, the FX and Digital Asset infrastructure provider....show more

FX options trading grew by 26% on the FXall platform in 2020

FX options volumes on FXall reached new levels in 2020 with a 26% year-over-year increase...show more

Digital Vega and Spark Systems announce partnership

Digital Vega and Spark Systems have announced a strategic partnership which both firms believe is exceptionally complimentary on many levels; products, geographies and a shared vision of both management teams....show more

HSBC launches Sympricot chatbot

HSBC has launched a new chatbot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to give clients instant pricing and analytics for foreign exchange (FX) options. Sympricot allows HSBC to gather complex trading information and deliver it to clients quickly and accurately, reducing operational risk and eliminating repetitive manual tasks. ...show more

FXSpotStream to add support for FX Algos & Allocations

FXSpotStream will start supporting FX algos and allocations over its API. We asked Alan.F. Schwarz, CEO of the firm to tell us more about this initiative and why they have decided to move ahead with it....show more

CMC Markets launches new institutional brand

We spoke to David Fineberg, Deputy CEO of CMC Markets to learn more about the firms launch of its new dedicated institutional brand, CMC Markets Connect....show more

Gold-i integrates with CryptoCortex

Gold-i has integrated with CryptoCortex – an advanced digital asset trading platform from EPAM Systems, a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. This provides financial institutions with......show more

Sucden Financial adopts the Nasdaq risk platform

Sucden Financial, the global multi-asset execution, clearing and liquidity provider, has tapped Nasdaq to power its risk management system. Now live on the Nasdaq Risk Platform, Sucden Financial has......show more

LCH ForexClear non-deliverable FX options clearing goes live

LCH has successfully launched non-deliverable FX options clearing across nine currency pairs. The go-live of non-deliverable FX options clearing builds on LCH ForexClear’s existing offering, complementing clearing of......show more

FXCubic partners with Broctagon Prime

FXCubic has announced a new partnership with multi-asset liquidity provider Broctagon Prime. Broctagon Prime, the liquidity arm of Broctagon Fintech Group, will be added to FXCubic’s pool of liquidity providers. This will allow .....show more

ED&F Man Capital Markets and Ballinger & Co announce partnership

FX specialist Ballinger & Co. and ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd (MCML) have entered into a partnership. The collaboration between the two businesses combines Ballinger’s innovative deliverable Foreign Exchange offering for......show more

FAB signs testing and trialling agreement with CLS for ‘CLSNet’

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), has signed a testing and trialling agreement with CLS for its confirmation, matching and netting service ‘CLSNet’. FAB will be able to automate and......show more

TopFX expands into retail FX

e-Forex spoke with Alex Katsaros, CEO of TopFX about the launch of the firms new retail FX offering...show more

UOB to set up e-FX pricing and trade engine in Singapore  

United Overseas Bank (UOB) UOB has announced that it will set up an electronic foreign exchange pricing and trading engine in Singapore, acting as the hub to service the Bank’s client franchise....show more

BARX continues to strengthen electronic FX capabilities

Following the relaunch of BARX last year as Barclays’ cross-asset electronic trading platform, the firm remains committed to its electronic trading capabilities with further investment across asset-classes including FX. ...show more

Redline supports Execution Gateway in the cloud

Redline Trading Solutions has announced the release of Execution Gateway cloud API in Java, C, and Python. With Execution Gateway cloud API users have the freedom to connect directly to trading venues from the cloud to shared Order Execution Gateways running in colocation...show more

BSO delivers ultra low latency connectivity service for CryptoStruct

BSO has delivered a unique ultra low latency connectivity service for CryptoStruct. This bespoke cloud-to-cloud service underpins CryptoStruct’s professional market data platform....show more

InfoReach partners with QuantHouse 

QuantHouse has announced that InfoReach has integrated QuantHouse’s API to power their Trade Management System (TMS) with high performance, global market data across equities, options and futures....show more

Your Bourse launches new hosting solution

Your Bourse has developed a new MT4 and MT5 Hosting offering with high availability, real-time monitoring and alerts along with cross-connection between MT4/MT5, Your Bourse Matching Engine, and Liquidity Providers....show more

Spotware releases cTrader Web 4.0 version

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Beeks announces new service collaboration with SGX

Beeks Group has announced a service collaboration with the Singapore Exchange (SGX). This new Co-location as a Service (CaaS) collaboration provides an on-demand virtual or bare metal dedicated infrastructure from Beeks Financial Cloud...show more

Capitalab launches Capitalab FX

Capitalab, a division of BGC Brokers LP, has announced a services agreement with CLS Group.Providing innovative and enhanced FX optimisation services to the marketplace...show more

BidFX adds State Street’s algos to platform

BidFX, a leading cloud-based provider of electronic foreign exchange (FX) trading solutions, has announced that State Street has made its four FX algorithmic strategies available on the BidFX platform...show more

Bloomberg FXGO adds supplementary cost analysis tool

Bloomberg has announced a new tool to help calculate the full cost of foreign exchange trades on FXGO, its electronic trading platform on the Bloomberg Terminal. Pictet Asset Management, a leading independent asset manager, is one of the first Bloomberg clients to use the tool....show more

Digital Assets & Blockchain News

OTCXN Signs International Crypto Broker OSL

OTCXN, a blockchain-powered capital markets infrastructure company is pleased to announce that OSL, the largest OTC digital asset brokerage company in Asia-Pacific, has joined the OTCXN network. OSL is now a Core Liquidity Provider in cryptocurrencies for OTCXN’s rapidly expanding institutional client base. ...show more

Active Client Trading Starts on OTCXN Block Trading Venue

OTCXN, a blockchain-powered capital markets infrastructure company, announced that it has launched its OTC Block Trading venue for Crypto trading. ...show more

Prime Trust joins the OTCXN Network

OTCXN, a blockchain-powered capital markets infrastructure company has announced that it has signed Prime Trust to serve as a neutral, third-party custodian of assets for trading entities and exchanges that use OTCXN technology to facilitate clearing and settlement of OTC block trades and cross-exchange trading. Prime Trust is a chartered, regulated and insured trust company with full fiduciary powers and AML/KYC procedures supporting both US and international clients....show more

Kingdom Trust Joins the OTCXN Network

OTCXN, a blockchain-powered capital markets infrastructure company, announced that it has signed Kingdom Trust to serve as a neutral, third-party custodian of assets for trading entities and exchanges that use OTCXN technology to facilitate clearing and settlement of OTC block trades and cross-exchange trading. Kingdom Trust is the first regulated financial institution to offer qualified custody for digital asset investments like Bitcoin and Ethereum, with more than $12 billion in custody....show more

Blockfills now live with TradAir’s Crypto trading technology

TradAir has announced that digital asset trading experts BlockFills, are now live using TradAir’s Crypto trading technology. ...show more

smartTrade Technologies launches blockchain-based post-trade solution

A new and fully integrated smartTrade solution captures and sends post-trade data to a private and permissioned Distributed Ledger....show more

DMALINK joins OTCXN’s Early Adopter Program

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and technology provider focused on using blockchain technologies to re-engineer and solve the biggest problems in the largest markets in the world, including the FX and Cryptocurrency markets, is announcing that DMALINK, a London-based independent electronic trading venue for professional foreign exchange traders, has joined OTCXN’s Early Adopter Program as a liquidity provider....show more

OTC Exchange Network joins the FIX Trading Community

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and infrastructure provider utilizing blockchain technologies, is now a member of the FIX Trading Community.  CEO Rosario M. Ingargiola has also been named to the Digital Currency & Blockchain Working Group. ...show more

JFD Brokers offers new trading product:Bitcoin

Leading forex and CFDs brokerage JFD Brokers has launched a new trading product, offering clients the opportunity to capitalise on the recent Bitcoin trend, while benefiting from the brokerage’s excellent trading conditions....show more

OTC Exchange Network joins the Chamber of Digital Commerce

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and infrastructure provider utilizing blockchain technologies, is now a member of the world’s leading trade association representing the blockchain industry. ...show more

OTC Exchange Network appoints Drew Rasmussen as CTO

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and technology provider focused on using Blockchain technologies to solve the biggest problems in the largest markets in the world, has announced that it has appointed Drew Rasmussen as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company. ...show more

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance adds OTC Exchange Network as corporate member

The Wall Street BlockchainAlliance (WSBA), has announced that OTC Exchange Network (OTCXN) has joined the organization as a corporate member. OTCXN is utilizing blockchain technologies and smart contracts for its peer-­‐to-­‐peer trading network, which will launch initially for the global foreign exchange market. ...show more

South Korea’s startup blockchain

News just in from the Korean Stock Exchange, which has launched the Korean Startup Market (KSM) to enable OTC trading in the equity shares of startup companies. The aim is to support the funding of “promising” startups, and to facilitate M&A activity. ...show more

Mobile BTC/INR trading in India

Bangalore-based Unocoin has launched a mobile app, for both iOS and Android devices, that gives customers 24/7 access to real-time Bitcoin market prices and instantaneous trading....show more

Bitcoin in Japan – it’s an insured thing

Tokyo-based Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is planning an insurance policy to protect Bitcoin exchanges and their customers. Coverage from 10 million to 1 billion yen will be offered against losses due to cyberattacks and other unauthorized access, as well as “mistakes and impropriety by employees”....show more

Going Deutsche on new technologies

Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse have announced a joint “conceptual study” into the viability of blockchain technology for financial transactions. First stage in the study was the development of a functional prototype for the blockchain technology-based settlement of securities. ...show more

Belfast

Egalitarian internet innovator Rakuten, which is based in Tokyo, Japan, has just opened the Rakuten Blockchain Lab (RBL) – in Belfast, UK. Why? Stephen McNamara, chief technology offi cer, RBL, says: “There is a very strong engineering community here in Belfast and the lab will contribute to and benefit from the ferment of creative energy that exists here....show more

Vanuatu

Lykke, the Swiss start-up engaged in building a blockchain-based FX/asset marketplace (see eForex January 2016), has been granted a broker licence, its fi rst, by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission. ...show more

Buenos Aires

Smart-contract platform RSK has brought together a number of Bitcoin exchanges and companies in support of the RSK Federation, which aims “to run smart contracts secured by the Bitcoin network”. ...show more

United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council GBC, formed in February this year, has announced seven pilot projects. These include Operation Kimberly, which aims to modernise the verification process for diamond trading, thus combating the trade in blood diamonds, and the Trade Flow project, which “looks to provide digital transaction services using the blockchain, as well as reducing costs, increasing security and providing superfast services to users”....show more

Singapore

Increased complexity in Singapore’s payments infrastructure, alongside some regulatory overlap, has prompted the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to propose a new regulatory framework for payment providers. ...show more

Tokyo

SBI Ripple Asia has announced the formation of a consortium of 15 Japanese banks that will network together to use Ripple’s technology for payments and settlement. The consortium’s new payments platform will “enable round the-clock settlement at a significant savings to both banks and consumers”. ...show more