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  1. August 24, 2014

    Traders see sport betting as new asset class

    Sports bet traders believe the field has the potential to be a sophisticated financial asset class, far removed from the...

  2. June 11, 2014

    Bookmakers join World Cup advertising scramble

    The World Cup has unleashed an advertising scramble, with everyone from sportswear manufacturers to headphone makers trying...

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  1. January 29, 2014

    Paddy Power attacks rivals over delays on problem gambling data

    Bookmakers have split ranks in their battle with MPs over high-stakes betting machines. Paddy Power accused its rivals of...

  2. January 14, 2014

    IG Group profits leap on active clients and European growth

    Increasingly active retail clients and strong growth in Europe have helped boost pre-tax profits at IG Group as the UK’s...

  3. January 14, 2014

    IG Group: spreading out

    As a rule, it pays to bet with the house. Shares in IG Group, which specialises in financial spread betting, have risen a...

  4. December 1, 2013

    Spread betting shrinks by 8% as confidence in market grows

    The pool of people spread betting in the UK has shrunk by 8 per cent this year, in a sign of renewed investor confidence in...

  5. October 30, 2013

    Fears rise as foreign forex operators fall outside UK regulation

    Plastered along the tunnel walls that snake through Bank Station, just a few feet beneath London’s financial district, is a...

  6. October 8, 2013

    Monex Capital launches in London to target tech savvy traders

    Monex Capital, a new foreign exchange platform, is launching in London this week, making it the latest forex broker to come...

  7. September 1, 2013

    LCG counts on tech savvy for turnround

    London Capital Group is working in partnership with several technology start-ups to revamp its online platform, as the...

  8. August 26, 2013

    All to play for in search for star traders and spread switchers

    The scene sounds familiar: eight rookie traders battle each other for several weeks to win a £100,000 cash prize and compete...

  9. April 28, 2013

    IG poised to widen market for spread bets on Bitcoin

    IG Group is set to extend its service allowing customers to bet on the wildly fluctuating price of Bitcoin, the virtual...

  10. April 26, 2013

    Gain Capital snubs FXCM to opt for takeover of GFT

    Gain Capital has rejected a $210m takeover offer from fellow spread betting operator FXCM, and has instead agreed to buy a...

  11. April 9, 2013

    FXCM offers $210m for Gain Capital

    FXCM, the spread betting provider and foreign exchange broker, has made a $210m all-share offer for Gain Capital Holdings –...

  12. March 25, 2013

    Binary trading: System of risk and reward offers a simple alternative

    The number of traders using binary options in the UK has risen by more than eight times since 2011, driven by an increase in...

  13. February 25, 2013

    Spread betting suffers trading slump

    Judging by the names splashed across broadsheet newspaper advertisements and Premiership footballers’ shirts, spread betting...

  14. May 5, 2012

    Worldspreads’ clients likely to lose out

    The remaining assets at Worldspreads are enough to repay only a third of the money owed to clients of the defunct spread...

  15. April 29, 2012

    Worldspreads may have misused funds

    Worldspreads had moved 80 per cent of its clients’ funds out of segregated accounts at the time of defunct spread betting...

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