Author: AFTX   |   Latest post: Tue, 7 Apr 2020, 5:22 PM


ATFX UK Launches New Payment Channel – Trustly

Author: AFTX   |  Publish date: Tue, 7 Apr 2020, 5:22 PM

ATFX UK Launches New Payment Channel – Trustly


ATFX recently announced that it’s now accepting payments via Trustly (a digital payments processor) from its clients located in Europe. The UK-based broker has integrated Trustly as one of the many deposit and withdrawal options on its platform. This aligns with its operating strategy in making the platform more accessible for all clients.


Trustly is an innovative payments company that allows users to pay for products and services directly from their bank accounts. The payment processor makes transactions easy for both customers and businesses because once a transaction is complete, it’s immediately verified.


Wei Qiang Zang, ATFX (UK) Managing Director commented that: “The partnership with Trustly shows that we want to make our platform and trading experience as simple and easy as possible. The addition is another route for clients to deposit directly into their trading account from their bank. We believe this will make a real impact on our European clients and will transform the way they do business with us going forward.”


Businesses that receive payments via Trustly get instant confirmation that the funds have been received from the clients. Unlike wire transfers, which take days to reach the merchant. We hope our European clients use Trustly as a reliable alternative to wire transfers and other deposit methods. In comparison, they do have their limitations.


Trustly is one of the many deposit/withdrawal methods offered by ATFX, including Neteller, Skrill, among others. As part of our customer-first business strategy, we are committed to providing reliable non-card payment options to our clients as viable alternatives to traditional payment options.





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Legal: AT Global Markets (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom. FCA registration number (760555). Registered Office: 1st Floor, 32 Cornhill, London EC3V 3SG, United Kingdom. Company No. 09827091





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ATFX interview: 2020 is the year of radical changes

Author: AFTX   |  Publish date: Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 12:53 PM

LeapRate Exclusive… ATFX has been quite busy since the beginning of 2020, introducing new CFD products to its offer, as well as trading services in MetaTrader 5 platform. The company has also launched some of the latest technologies out there, such as biometric facial recognition for trading account opening and e-sign.

Jeffrey Siu, ATFX Group COO and Wei Qiang Zhang, ATFX (UK) Managing Director join LeapRate today to discuss key demands from traders, regulation and new rules, retail, 2020 expectations and more.


LR: Compared to 2018, how successful was 2019 for ATFX – what has changed, what would you like to leave behind?

Jeffrey: I’d honestly say that 2019 was extremely successful for ATFX compared to 2018. We launched lots of new products and services for our clients; participated in the major events around Europe and developed a professional education service to our clients.

One of the major highlights for the year was the launch of ATFX Connect, our bespoke institutional service, which so far, has been very well-received. We’re continuing with this approach into 2020 with a focus on products that set us apart from our competitors. We’ve listened to our clients and will be releasing more products and services this year.

LR: What were the key demands from traders in 2019?

Wei: We uncovered two main sets of demands from the traders on our platform last year. The first is that both retail and professional traders want the best services available and it’s our job to deliver products and services that surpass their expectations. The second was from professional traders looking for institutional services, which helped us identify significant demand from brokers, hedge funds, and other proprietary traders.

ATFX launched several educational services that cover an array of topics for our clients. The Forex Education Centre continues to grow as our team of experts create lots of videos and eBooks to help our clients’ learning.

We also launched ATFX Connect, a bespoke service for professional traders, and we’re pleased to say it’s been widely well-received.

On top of that, we’ve opened offices in various countries, employing local people. This is important because they understand their respective markets and can easily connect with our clients in those areas.

LR: How could ATFX (Retail) and ATFX Connect (Institutional) influence the market in 2020?

Wei: Both ATFX and ATFX Connect will continue to transform the forex trading industry by providing technology-led, innovative tools to our clients. We plan to launch several new products and education services that address gaps in the market. The Forex industry is hugely competitive and we plan to distinguish ourselves by speaking directly to clients and offering tailor-made solutions. We intend to continue in our upward trajectory this year by delivering to both institutional and retail traders.

LR: How important is education and where does it stand in your company?

Jeffrey: ATFX believes that education is the single most important tool to transform someone into a successful trader. Education allows traders to understand the inherent risk present in the financial markets and how to manage their risk exposure by making informed decisions. 

We want to make sure our clients are equipped with the right knowledge to trade and is why we’ve developed our education centre. We also partner with high-end service providers including Trading Central who give our clients the best research available. Our plan is to keep investing in education for our traders, and to further expand the reach and depth of our  in-person training seminars and workshops.

LR: What has changed for the retail trading industry in 2019, and what do you expect in 2020?

Jeffrey: A major challenge we saw in 2019 was that this was the first full year in which ESMA’s new leverage rules were in effect. Together with rule changes of other regulators, the industry is no less busy adapting to extra scrutiny from authorities this year.

Also, we’ve noticed that the retail trading industry has shifted towards more personalised services. They’re demanding more from brokers, they want the ‘full package’. Innovative technology products that were once reserved for institutional traders, like machine learning trading strategies that use sentiment analysis are now in the product line.

We noticed that brokers who only allow deposits via card payments are facing difficulties due to the tightening up of Visa and Mastercard Scheme policies. ATFX has integrated our payment services with multiple payment providers (especially non-card payments) to serve our clients better. Our clients in different regions can now deposit and withdraw their funds via local payment services available in their countries. We will continue to introduce more trading products and services in line with client needs.

Going forward in 2020, we continue to see radical changes like ones mentioned above. We’ve adapted to this shift by increasing the number of deposit options available and offering customer service in multiple languages. We’ve launched several next-generation technologies as part of our services offering such as biometric verification and e-sign. Additional plans include the introduction of more products and services based on changes we’re noticing and you’ll be hearing about them soon.

LR: What upcoming trends do you see emerging and making an impact on the industry in the next few years?

Jeffrey: A major trend that is emerging in the industry is the fact that a lot of our business is coming from emerging and developing markets. With the exception of the US, many other developed markets are saturated with brokers, especially in Europe. Emerging markets, particularly in Asia and Africa, are underserved and this presents a great opportunity for us. Brokers should venture into these markets and create products tailored to meet the needs of traders in these regions. ATFX already has operations in some emerging markets and plans to open offices in many more later this year.

Brokers will also have to create innovative products and services to appeal to traders. Having that cutting edge will really pay dividends when it comes to standing out and attracting more clients. The retail brokerage industry is changing, the introduction of leverage caps by regulators are steps to protect retail traders. Lower liquidity in the markets has seen many brokers report lower revenues and profits. This has created yet more competition for new clients in order to boost revenues.

LR: How will Brexit affect the retail trading industry?

Wei: We don’t expect Brexit to have a major impact on the retail trading market but it will clearly impact both currencies, the EUR and GBP. If anything, volatility will attract new investors to the markets and could help grow the market. We expect both the EU and UK to be well prepared for Brexit in terms of structure as large clearing houses have set up cross-border arrangements. Therefore, we expect the clearing of derivatives to continue as usual given regulators have been working on arrangements since 2017.

LR: What is the biggest opportunity you see for SMEs in 2020 and what is one tip that you have for businesses to pursue it?

Jeffrey: SMEs should factor in foreign exchange risk when forecasting especially given the global nature of business. Considerations should be made about how you pay suppliers in different countries or receive payments in another currency. Partnering with brokers like ATFX Connect who offer bespoke FX services to SMEs will ensure they always get the best rate. These partnerships will protect them from spikes in currency markets because they can hedge their risk through us.

LR: What role will exchanges play in the evolution of the FX market?

Jeffrey: FX and CFD brokers offer over-the-counter trading products to their customers. This is the nature of the industry and we continue to see it this way in the near future.

Of course there are overlaps of product features. Robinhood or the trading service of Revolut is making stock trading much easier for retail investors; leveraged ETFs,  exchange traded warrants issued over stock indices and commodities offer very similar trading features to CFD trading.

As a Forex and CFD broker, we are also closely following evolving financial innovations like “smart contracts”, which will blur the boundary between OTC and exchange trading. We’re confident that we’ll continue to provide new products that our clients love. Our client first approach helps us identify exactly what they want in a product or service.

LR: Any marketing strategy tips for 2020?

Jeffrey: Well, I can’t reveal exactly what ATFX is planning, but I believe the adage “customer is king,” is the best marketing advice for any business in 2020. With all the technological changes in the last decade and the wealth of information available, businesses that want to win in long-term competition have to be focused on their clients. The retail trading industry is shifting and understanding our own customers will continue to give us a significant advantage.

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ATFX Donates Face Masks to Clients in Asia

Author: AFTX   |  Publish date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020, 2:01 PM

March, 2020 - ATFX takes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously and is donating free face masks to its Asian clients. Socio-economic conditions imposed by the outbreak of coronavirus have made for uncertain times. Collective thinking must be in order and health put as the number one priority.


Therefore, ATFX has started giving face masks to its clients in Asian countries that are most affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The broker has already donated masks to clients in China, Malaysia and Korea as part of this initiative.


The company is distributing the masks for free to support its clients who are battling the disease and who have limited access to them. Due to a limited supply and the requirement of masks for health professionals we can only provide to a number of countries. We endeavour to use all our resources to help our clients in anyway possible.


ATFX has already dispatched the first consignment of masks to China, Malaysia and Korea and will try its level best to reach more clients in the following shipments.


The broker has launched this initiative as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, whose primary goal is to serve communities in the best way possible. Some of the other CSR projects undertaken by ATFX are in areas such as education and other social welfare programmes.


ATFX understands the difficult times that most countries are having as they try to contain the coronavirus pandemic, this is why the broker launched its latest CSR project. ATFX understands the importance of community, which is why it continues to give back to those that have supported the business over the years.




Legal: ATFX is a trading name of AT Global Markets Limited (ATGM, registration number 24226 IBC 2017). ATGM is an International Business Company in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Registered address is : The Financial Services Centre, Stoney Ground, Kingstown, St.Vincent & the Grenadines.


HIGH RISK INVESTMENT WARNING: Trading Foreign Exchange (Forex) and Contracts for Differences (CFDs) is highly speculative, carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. You may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital, therefore, you should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with trading on margin. Please read the full Risk Disclosure Policy.

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ATFX Announces Promotion for its Clients in Latin America

Author: AFTX   |  Publish date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 11:27 AM

March 2020 - ATFX launchs two new promotions targeting new and existing clients in Mexico and the greater Latin America region.

ATFX has launched a cash-back promotion whereby new clients can claim a bonus of $100 if they open an account and deposit $200.  The second promotion is a rebate promotion for active traders who want to boost their returns by earning a cash rebate for each lot they trade.

The two promotions show ATFX's commitment to the region as part of its global expansion strategy. The $100 welcome credit promotion is to help beginner traders navigate their first steps in trading.

ATFX understands the many challenges that new traders face on a daily basis, which is why it created these promotions to help beginner traders. They didn’t stop there, ATFX also created a comprehensive trading course to give beginner traders a solid introduction to the financial markets.

The second promotion is for seasoned traders to help them boost their overall P+L. Earning cash via rebates is a great way for experienced traders to top up their accounts. The promotion is designed to be simple, traders don't need to alter their current trading activities. Continue as they are and they can claim rebates on the lots they trade.

Traders who want to earn higher rewards for each traded lot can do so by depositing more funds into their trading accounts to qualify for the higher tiers of the promotion. Traders can earn a maximum of $2,500 by participating in the credit rebate promotion during the promotion period.

ATFX plans to launch more promotions for its global clients in the near future to thank them for their continued business.




Legal: AT Global Markets Intl Ltd, Company Number 157819 is licensed by the Financial Services Commission as an Investment Dealer (Full Service Dealer, excluding Underwriting, License Number C118023331) pursuant to Section 29 of the Securities Act 2005. The Registered Address: Suite 207, 2nd Floor, The Catalyst, Silicon Avenue, 40 Cybercity, 72201 Ebène, Republic of Mauritius.

HIGH RISK INVESTMENT WARNING: CFDs and Margin FX are leveraged products that carry a high level of risk to your capital. Trading is not suitable for everyone, losses can exceed deposits. You should only trade with money you can afford to lose. Please read the full Risk Disclosure Policy.

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ATFX Awarded at ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020

Author: AFTX   |  Publish date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020, 3:20 PM

18th March 2020 - ATFX was recently awarded as the broker with the “Best Online Trading Services” at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020. The award is evidence of ATFX’s growing popularity among Forex traders and its overarching commitment to providing the highest quality services to its clients.

ATFX (UK) is a Forex and CFD broker based in London. It’s regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and offers its services to a global clientele. The broker offers a state of the art trading platform that allows its clients to trade Forex pairs, indices, cryptocurrencies, precious metals and stock CFDs.

This is the second award won by ATFX at the ADVFN International Financial Awards. In 2019 it was awarded “Best Customer Service” by ADVFN. The two awards from this international panel of judges are clear evidence that ATFX is a leading global Forex broker.

The award shows ATFX’s commitment to providing the best trading platform services has not gone unnoticed. The panel of judges was impressed by several of the high-quality trading services offered by ATFX. Most notably, the customer service offered in multiple local languages.

Wei Qiang Zhang, ATFX (UK) Managing Director explained that: "the award is proof that ATFX's customer-centric business approach is resonating with our clients and industry professionals. For a panel of independent judges to pick ATFX out of a pool of major Forex brokers is a proud achievement for the entire ATFX team. We remain committed to putting the interests of our clients and staff first as we strongly believe that they are the key to our long-term success. "

ATFX remains committed to providing cutting-edge products and services using the latest technology advancements. The firm strongly believes that the only way to differentiate itself in the highly competitive Forex industry is by putting both its clients and employees at the centre of its long-term strategy.





67.76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Legal: AT Global Markets (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom. FCA registration number (760555). Registered Office: 1st Floor, 32 Cornhill, London EC3V 3SG, United Kingdom. Company No. 09827091

ATFX is a co-brand shared by a number of different entities globally including:

  • AT Global Markets (UK) Limited in the United Kingdom regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA);
  • ATFX Global Markets (CY) Limited in Cyprus regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC);
  • AT Global Markets Limited registered in the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines;
  • AT Global Markets Intl Ltd in Mauritius is licensed by the Financial Services Commission (FSC)
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ATFX Wins Award at International Forex Expo in Mexico

Author: AFTX   |  Publish date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 12:20 PM

ATFX Wins Award at International Forex Expo in Mexico


Mexico, 11th March 2020 - ATFX was crowned Best FX Broker at the Rankia Markets Experience CDMX 2020 event held in Mexico City.

The Rankia Markets Experience is organized by Rankia, the largest community of Spanish-speaking financial professionals, including traders and investors.

The event attracts experienced professionals in the financial services industry to speak. Attendees will learn about the financial markets, trading, and investing. As well as complex topics like technical analysis and financial instruments like derivatives. 

ATFX had the pleasure of sponsoring one of the guest speakers, Miguel Blando Ruiz, a former Head FX Trader at Deutsche Bank. He is passionate about educating new traders on the intricacies of trading the global financial markets.

The expo provided an excellent opportunity for ATFX to introduce its products and services to traders in Mexico. It also got an opportunity to share its vision for the growth of Forex trading in Latam America.

The highlight of the event was the Rankia 2020 Awards Ceremony. The best brokers in different categories won awards based on votes submitted by Rankia members. ATFX won the Best Broker Award having received the most votes from Rankia users who can attest to the broker’s excellent products and services.

The representative of ATFX Mexico office commented that:

“The award is a vindication of ATFX’s customer-first business approach, where decisions are driven by a desire to provide our clients with services and products that exceed expectations. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer experience. We do this by bringing new products to the market and by offering the best customer service to all our clients. We thank our Spanish-speaking clients for believing in us and trusting us to continue serving them in this highly competitive space.”

The award was evidence of ATFX’s continued commitment to providing world-class products and services to traders and investors across the globe.





Legal: AT Global Markets Intl Ltd, Company Number 157819 is licensed by the Financial Services Commission as an Investment Dealer (Full Service Dealer, excluding Underwriting, License Number C118023331) pursuant to Section 29 of the Securities Act 2005. The Registered Address: Suite 207, 2nd Floor, The Catalyst, Silicon Avenue, 40 Cybercity, 72201 Ebène, Republic of Mauritius.

HIGH RISK INVESTMENT WARNING: CFDs and Margin FX are leveraged products that carry a high level of risk to your capital. Trading is not suitable for everyone, losses can exceed deposits. You should only trade with money you can afford to lose. Please read the full Risk Disclosure Policy.


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