ActivTrades continuously strives to be at the forefront of innovation for trading services and it is now boosting its investment in this area to remain a leader, in a changing environment. Today, as we are going through major changes with the arrival of ESMA regulations and the reduction of maximum leverage, the brokerage has decided to further strengthen its investments to improve clients trading environment.
The latest achievement for ActivTrades, which has recently opened a new branch in Nassau (Bahamas), is to have obtained the ISO 27001 certification.
“It is an international standard issued by the International Standardization Organization. Companies which adopt this standard are required to comply with a series of strict and precise rules, designed to better manage the information security within the organization” – explained Alessandro Gho, Chief of Staff at ActivTrades, – “These rules provide methodologies for the adoption of proper security management within a company. This is an additional guarantee – certified by an independent body – offered to our traders, confirming how the company follows the best data security management procedures”.
As early as in 2013, ActivTrades was a pioneer in automatically offering protection of its clients’ accounts (the so-called “negative balance protection”), which is now mandatory as per ESMA’s decision from August 1, 2018. We also offer the supplementary policy to the FSCS, stipulated by our brokerage with Lloyd’s, the world’s leading insurance group. This is an additional protection to that granted by the FSCS (the British equivalent of the European interbank fund), which covers customers’ funds up to £50,000. Offered for free to ActivTrades’ customers, this additional insurance aims to protect clients in the unlikely event that the broker is not able to meet its financial commitments. ActivTrades has recently raised this protection from £500,000 to £1,000,000 for each individual account. The enhanced client money protection is available to ActivTrades customers globally: from London to Milan, Sofia and the new addition Nassau (Bahamas).
ActivTrades, operating since 2001, is a leading independent broker providing trading services in Forex, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and Spread Betting. The company aims to maximize clients’ trading through a unique mix of superior value proposition, diverse product offering, competitive spreads and outstanding customer service. From its headquarters in London, ActivTrades serves an expansive global clientele who, over the years, has come to value its continuous innovations, excellent trading environment and effective risk management.
ActivTrades’ customer service is available 24 hours a day, from Sunday evening at 23:00 through to Friday evening at 23:00, and can assist clients in 14 languages
Disclaimer – CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.
80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with us. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. ActivTrades PLC is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 434413. The ActivTrades Excess of FSCS Insurance is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the policy wording.