7 essential cybersecurity tips for international travel

March 1, 2023, 3:25 pm UTC.

7 essential cybersecurity tips for international travel

International travel is often an exciting opportunity for cultural exploration or a necessity for conducting business. Either way, it is quite easy to focus on the entertaining or professional aspects of the trip and overlook the cybersecurity matters, which may lead to a loss of important data or money. In this article, you will find seven essential tips OctaFX prepared for international travellers.

Keep your devices secure

Use strong passwords and lock your laptop, phone, and other devices when not in use. You should also be cautious when using public Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, restaurants and other places. These networks can often be insecure and leave you vulnerable to hacking attempts.  

There are several types of cyberattacks that involve public Wi-Fi networks. For instance, some networks do not use encryption, meaning that hackers can intercept the data transmitted over them. Hackers sometimes set up their own Wi-Fi networks that sound the same as legitimate ones. Once you are connected, the hacker may steal your personal information or infect your computer with malware. The third type of Wi-Fi cyberattack involves criminals tricking you into downloading malicious software by implying that it is something you must do to get access to a free public network. 

Avoid using publicly accessible computers and USB charging stations

Computers that you can use in hotels, business centres, airports, and other public spaces might be infected with malware that can steal your credentials or credit card information by capturing keystrokes. Do not enter any sensitive information on such devices. If you absolutely have to log in to some of your accounts, do it in incognito mode and log out of the accounts afterwards. 

Public USB charging stations might be just as unsafe to use, with criminals putting malware or spyware on them to then get access to your finances and personal data. To protect your devices from this threat, use USB data blockers—they are designed to physically block data pins but do not interrupt the charging.

Backup important data

When travelling, backup copies of your passport and other travel documents, as well as financial and personal information. Store your backup data on an encrypted external hard drive or in a secure cloud storage service, and make sure to update it regularly. This way, if your devices are lost or stolen, you will have a backup of all your important information.

Keep software up-to-date

Keep all software up-to-date for all of your devices, as the updates usually contain important security patches that make it harder for hackers to exploit their vulnerabilities. Update your software before travelling to avoid using potentially corrupted networks during the trip.

Beware of skimming

Skimming is a type of theft in which a device is attached to an ATM or other electronic payment system to steal credit card information. Skimming is a particular risk when travelling, as criminals often target tourists who may be less aware of the dangers. To protect yourself from skimming when travelling, avoid any suspicious devices involved with your electronic payments. If you need to use an ATM, choose the one located at a bank office.

Be cautious of QR codes 

Criminals may create fake QR codes that look similar to legitimate ones and then place them on posters, signs, or even menus in cafés. When scanned, these fake QR codes can install malware on your device or direct you to a phishing website where your personal and financial information can be stolen. Be cautious when scanning codes from unknown sources, and try to avoid scanning them if there is a safe option of getting the same information.

Research tour operators and accommodations

Unscrupulous operators offer seemingly legitimate tours and activities at a low cost. Some of those offerings may be either subpar or virtually non-existent. To protect yourself from fraudulent tour operators when travelling, research the company and the tour beforehand, read reviews from previous customers, and only book through reputable sources. Some accommodations even on generally reliable websites turn out to be fake or have artificially inflated ratings, so make your own research for every booking to ensure your stay is not ruined by fraudsters. 

It’s essential to take proactive steps to secure your personal and financial information while travelling. Whether it’s keeping your devices secure, protecting your online accounts, or being mindful of your physical surroundings, these cybersecurity tips can help ensure that your travels are safe and enjoyable.

About OctaFX

OctaFX is a global broker providing online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers commission-free access to financial markets and a variety of services already utilised by clients from 150 countries with more than 21 million trading accounts. Free educational webinars, articles, and analytical tools they provide help clients reach their investment goals.

The company is involved in a comprehensive network of charitable and humanitarian initiatives, including the improvement of educational infrastructure and short-notice relief projects supporting local communities.

OctaFX has also won more than 60 awards since its foundation, including the ‘Best Online Broker Global 2022’ award from World Business Outlook and the ‘Best Global Broker Asia 2022’ award from International Business Magazine. 

February 9, 2023, 11:38 am UTC.

iTech Software Upgrades and Redesigns its Web Trader

In response to the evolving needs and demands of its customers and to sustain its growth momentum, leading fintech software firm, iTech Software, has invested in a major redesign and features upgrade of its proprietary Web Trader. The feature-rich and intuitive trading platform has been revamped to support brokers in providing best-in-industry trading experiences for professional and retail traders alike.

This move is part of the company’s commitment to providing the latest technology solutions to drive growth for brokers. The Web Trader is only one of the many powerful tools that iTech offers to ease business operations for its customers.

The New and Improved Web Trader

The proprietary Web Trader has been redesigned to include multiple new features that will ease trading. The trading platform now offers two chart options, a Classic View and a Trading View. This allows brokers to choose the most suitable mode for their brand and offerings with a single click.

In response to the rising popularity of social trading, the Web Trader now also includes on-demand Social Trading and Copy Trading features, along with PAMM/MAM account options. With this addition, brokers will be better placed to attract today’s tech-savvy traders and motivate them to spend more time on their platform, monitoring the strategies of leading pro traders and following their trading approach. Traders can also use an individual calculator to estimate their potential profits, based on the invested capital and timeframe. This will help brokers support better-informed decision-making for their clients.

The upgraded Web Trader also allows traders to open multiple trading accounts, with the ease of managing them all from a single place. This way, traders can choose to use one account for social/copy trading and another to build their individual trading strategies.

The revamped Web Trader also offers Live TV and News Feed integrations. With access to real-time market news at their fingertips, traders need not look beyond the trading platform for external resources. This means brokers can encourage their clients to spend more time on their platform.

The platform offers several more features to help brokers attract and retain clients, including access to online chat support, numerous indicators, and a real-time notification centre. Traders also get their personal cabinet with intuitive menus and information regarding trades and deposits, finance, and a personal verification centre.

Increased flexibility was one of the drivers for the platform revamp so that it can serve the needs of brokers functioning under different jurisdictions with different licences and regulatory requirements. Brokers also get to offer multiple payment modes to their clients, since the platform is fully integrated with various payment solutions and cashiers. Plus, iTech has developed a module on the Web Trader that allows brokers to set up and control deposit limits on their own.

Continued Commitment

iTech Software’s commitment to support brokers with tools to ease operations and drive business growth can be seen in its constant efforts to enhance its technology offerings. The upgrade and redesign of the Web Trader follow close on the heels of the company launching a cutting-edge brokerage management solution, iManager. This software was built in response to the growing need for a solution that allowed brokers to manage the various brands under their umbrella across different markets and regions.

About iTech Software 

iTech Software is a technology provider known for its B2B solutions amongst brokers and market leaders globally. The full-service one-stop shop for brokers is powered entirely in-house, from developing and maintaining iTech’s proprietary Web Trader and Back Office to covering all live Support, Monitoring & Risk Assessment and Management needs of brokers. The company brings together all valuable connections and integrations that will help brokerage businesses grow on a large scale.   

For any questions or requirements, contact the iTech Software team at [email protected] 

January 10, 2023, 1:15 pm UTC.

iTech Software Launches Cutting-Edge Brokerage Management Software – iManager

As part of its commitment to providing the latest technology solutions for brokers worldwide, leading fintech software firm, iTech Software, has launched iManager. The latest addition to its bouquet of technology offerings reflects the company’s constant efforts to drive the evolution of technology and bring the most powerful tools to ease business operations and growth for brokers.

Advanced Features for Informed Decisions

With a mission to support brokers establish and expand their businesses, iTech Software keeps a keen eye on the pain points and needs of its target customers. This market insight led the company to develop a suite of state-of-the-art technology tools to address every stage and aspect of running a brokerage firm. iManager has also been developed in response to the growing needs among brokers for robust technology to expand their platform to support multiple brands across different markets.

With iManager, brokers will be able to effortlessly monitor activities and performance across brands and regions. A single back-office log-in will provide access to all brands under a brokerage from a single place, rather than having to access each entity from a separate dashboard or system. The software also arms brokers with a wide range of tracking tools and filters, along with advanced marketing analyses and financial reporting.

With the rich feature and functionalities of iManager, brokers will be empowered to make data-driven strategic decisions to drive their business in the right direction. One of the invaluable features of the software is the Maps module, which allows brokers to track deposits and overall performance across geographies and countries, for multiple brands simultaneously. This can help them make informed decisions regarding their business expansion roadmap and marketing investments.

In addition, the reporting system allows brokers to export a single report with all the statistics, facilitating in-depth analysis. Advanced statistics, graphs and various date filters can be used to easily compare campaign performance. 

Another crucial element of iManager is the facility to monitor affiliate activities across multiple brands of the same brokerage. Today, partner programmes have become an indispensable tool for brokers to maximise outreach and expand globally with local support. With the ability to track affiliate activities for every brand under the broker’s umbrella across different timeframes, strategic decisions regarding resource allocation, support and marketing can be made to maximise business growth.

The iManager dashboard also helps brokers keep an eye on lead generation, sales activities and trader retention statistics across countries and brands.

Customer-First Focus

iTech Software is committed to helping brokers start and expand their businesses in the most efficient, quick and cost-effective way. To support this, the company has developed future-ready technology tools and platforms for forex, CFD, cryptocurrency and NFT brokerages. The technology offerings are constantly upgraded to bring the most advanced solutions. For instance, iTech Software has developed its own proprietary Web Trader and Back Office software, allowing brokers to offer best-in-industry user experiences to their traders.

The company’s brokerage package is a comprehensive business toolkit that offers live support, monitoring and risk management, along with easy integrations. With these tools, brokers are powered to expand their business to new markets and geographies, supported by a platform that scales according to their needs.

Some of the key features of their technology toolkit are:

  • New-age trading platform
  • Easy integrations with payment service providers, exchanges, and affiliate networks
  • Risk analysis and mitigation
  • Customer relationship management
  • Website design and hosting
  • Full business advisory services

iTech Software recognises that today’s trader is technically sophisticated and expects nothing less than the best trading experiences. This is why the company focuses on staying one step ahead of technology evolution to bring a full-stack solution for brokers. 

About iTech Software

iTech Software is a technology provider known for its B2B solutions amongst brokers and market leaders globally. The full-service one-stop shop for brokers is powered entirely in-house, from developing and maintaining iTech’s proprietary Web Trader and Back Office to covering all live Support, Monitoring & Risk Assessment and Management needs of brokers.

The company brings together all valuable connections and integrations to help businesses grow. Meanwhile, their team of industry experts work closely with brokerages, taking them through every aspect of their business development ensuring long term success.

Contact the iTech Software team at [email protected] for any requirements or to book a meeting at the iFX EXPO Dubai, which will take place from January 16 to 18, 2023.

June 16, 2022, 12:45 pm UTC.

Highlights from iFX EXPO International, Cyprus – The Fintech World Came Together for Networking and New Business Opportunities

The much-awaited iFX EXPO International 2022, held at the Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center in Limassol, Cyprus drew to a close on June 9, 2022. iFX EXPO International lived up to its reputation of bringing the fintech world together for professional engagement and driving the sector into the future. Here are our top highlights from the show.

Sponsors and Exhibitiors 

A huge contribution to the success of the iFX EXPO International can be attributed to the Sponsors and Exhibitors, who returned in full strength. The Official Global Partner of the event was ATFX, a leading broker headquartered in Hong Kong, and Fxview, part of the Finvasia conglomerate, as the Elite Sponsor. The Diamond Sponsors included B2BBroker and ZuluTrade. In addition, more than 40 industry brands sponsored various other elements of the event. 

More than 135 exhibitors joined to showcase their innovations. Bankera, Paysafe, MetaQuotes, NAGA, ThinkMarkets, Exclusive Capital, Vantage, Your Bourse and Devexperts were among them. The expo venue was busy with meaningful conversations, business collaborations and attention-grabbing displays, with company representatives in attendance to take visitors through the unique features of their offerings.

An Impactful Line-Up of Speakers

With more than 80 speakers from the finance sector, the expo was full of invaluable insights, awe-inspiring innovations, and a sneak peek into a potentially bright future. The Speaker Hall sessions started with the Opening Keynote by Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) Chairman – Dr. George Theocharides. This gave attendees the opportunity to hear first-hand from one of the leading regulators with a focus on the latest developments and updates, as well as important topics for the near future.

Leading speakers included Anna Loizou – Chief People Officer and Assurance Partner at PwC Cyprus, Joe Li – Chairman and Group CEO at ATFX, Andrew Ralich – CEO and Co-Founder at oneZero, Christoforos Theodoulou – Head of Global Business and Sales at MetaQuotes, Daniela Egli – Cyprus CEO and Group COO at Skilling and Benjamin Bilski – Founder & CEO at NAGA Markets.

The sessions explored a wide range of related topics including the most important technological trends of the year so far, how the online trading and fintech industries can take advantage of opportunities in the metaverse and liquidity in post-pandemic markets. If you missed any of the sessions or would like to view all the content available, you can do so by visiting the official iFX EXPO channel where all videos will be uploaded in the coming weeks. 

The Legendary Parties Returned in Full Force

A thrilling part of iFX EXPO has always been its high-energy parties and entertainment providing great platforms for networking. Sponsored by AloGateway, the Welcome Party venue was the beautiful Columbia Beach set alongside Limassol’s seafront. It gave attendees the chance to meet and greet, while also setting up important meetings for the coming days.

The first day of the expo ended with another night of partying at Theama Venue, sponsored by AAAFx. After a busy day listening to some very insightful discussions and networking with representatives from some of the biggest brands in the industry, the party was the perfect way to unwind in an informal setting.

The event concluded with the Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022 ceremony. 

The Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022

The Ultimate Fintech Awards set the benchmark for the financial industry, recognising top performers in the B2B and B2C fintech space. There were multiple categories of awards, from the Most Trusted Broker, Best Affiliate Programme, the Best Payment Service Provider, the Best Technology Provider to the Best Liquidity Provider, and much more. There certainly was a lot to celebrate with the awards announced live on stage to an eagerly awaiting audience. 

Congratulations to the winners, including FXCM who was awarded Broker of the Year, ATFX – Best Global Broker, AAAFx – Most Transparent Broker, Global GT – Best CFDs Broker, Vantage – Best Mobile Trading App, and HokoCloud – Best Copy Trading Platform and more.

An Ultimate Fintech Award is an award of distinction, with the winners being truly recognized for their continued innovation, focus on growth and contribution to the industry. The entire list of winners was announced by Ultimate Fintech, and you can see the complete list here

Coming up next!

The next event is iFX EXPO Asia, to be held in Bangkok during 13-15 September 2022 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. If the Cyprus experience is anything to go by, the event in Bangkok will bring excellent opportunities for networking and building business partnerships, increasing brand awareness, showcasing brand value and differentiators, and gaining insights into where the fintech industry is headed. 

Bookings are filling up very quickly so contact iFX EXPO now to book your booth and sponsorship and stay tuned for more news and updates by visiting the official event website. 

June 14, 2022, 1:56 pm UTC.

That’s a Wrap – The Ultimate Fintech Awards Draw to a Spectacular Close! 

Representatives from all over the world flew into Cyprus to watch their brand battle it out against the best in the business at the Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022. Ultimate Fintech held the prestigious Awards Ceremony on the 9th of June on the final evening of the iFX EXPO International at Columbia Beach in Limassol. The crowd was in scintillating form, with a fantastic turnout of individuals coming together to network as the industry held its breath in anticipation of the results.     

A Win in the Workplace is a Win in the Marketplace

An Ultimate Fintech Award is an award of distinction. With its years of experience in the fintech and finance space, Ultimate Fintech has set an exclusive industry benchmark for both brokers and B2B service providers.  With the spotlight fixed firmly on these brands, an award represents the lasting success that lingers far beyond a single night. 

To be nominated is a fantastic achievement, but as we all know, there’s only room for one at the top!

2022 Winners:

Broker of the Year: FXCM

Best Global Broker: ATFX

Most Transparent Broker: AAAFx

Most Trusted Broker: Fxview

Most Reliable Broker: FxGrow

Best Newcomer Broker: tixee

Best CFDs Broker: Global GT

Best ECN/STP Broker: Errante

Fastest Growing Broker: Schatz Markets

Best IB Programme: tixee

Best Affiliate Programme: VT Markets

Best Trading Experience: Conotoxia

Best Customer Service: 4XC

Best Prime Trading Account: RoboForex

Best Copy Trading Platform: HokoCloud

Best Mobile Trading App: Vantage

Best Trade Execution: FP Markets

Best Trading Conditions: Ardu Prime

Best Crypto CFDs Broker: Libertex

Most Innovative Broker: Ardu Prime

Best Forex Spreads: Tickmill

Best Withdrawal Plan: CXM Direct

Best White Label Solution: FxGrow

Best Emerging Broker : Kwakol Markets

Best Hybrid Broker: FXGT

Fastest Growing Broker – Asia: YaMarkets

Best IB Programme – Asia: YaMarkets

Best Trading Support – Asia: Schatz Markets

Best Broker – Asia: Justforex

Most Trusted Broker – Europe: Ardu Prime

Best Broker – Europe: RoboMarkets

Best Broker – Africa: Kwakol Markets

Most Trusted Broker – Middle East: HF Markets

Most Trusted Broker – LATAM: Libertex

Best Broker – Australia: Vantage

Best Customer Support – Australia: Vantage

Most Trusted Broker – Nigeria: Kwakol Markets

Best FX Trading Platform: Match-Trade Technologies

Best Multi-Asset Trading Platform: ActTrader

Best Social Trading Solution: ZuluTrade

Best B2B Liquidity Provider: Finalto

Best Crypto Liquidity Provider: Match-Prime Liquidity

Best Connectivity Provider: oneZero

Best Bridge Provider: Centroid Solutions

Most Innovative Bridge Solution: Tools for Brokers

Best Risk Management Solution: Centroid Solutions

Best White Label: DXtrade by Devexperts

Best Crypto White Label Solution: Tradesmarter

Best Technology Provider: Your Bourse

Best Fintech AI Solution: QFIL Solutions

Best RegTech Reporting Solution: MAP FinTech

Best Client Onboarding Solution: Shufti Pro

Best Automated Performance Tool: Solitics

Best Payment Service Provider: Worldpay from FIS

Best Crypto Solution For Payments: Capital Wallet

Best All-In-One Brokerage Solution: PLUGIT

Best Trader Retention Tool: Solitics

Best Cloud Technology Solution: Alibaba Cloud

Best Emerging Trading Platform: Ark Trader by Ark Technologies

Massive congratulations to all deserved winners. Until next year… 

June 1, 2022, 11:43 am UTC.

The Votes Are In – The Ultimate Fintech Awards Are Preparing to Announce the Winners! 

The votes have been tallied. Next stop, the all-important awards ceremony. 

People of the Fintech Industry, the time has come!

The nominations have closed, the votes have been counted, and the trophies have been polished. The only thing left for you to do is get excited!

What it Means to be Crowned an Ultimate Fintech Awards Winner 

The Ultimate Fintech Awards recognise top brands in the B2B & B2C online trading space.

They provide traders and businesses with an industry benchmark of the best companies to trade and do business with.

In an economic climate shared by multiple corporations battling it out for supremacy, recognition is everything. 

It’s one thing to label your brand as being the best in the business, but it’s entirely different merit to be credited as the best by an independent organization such as Ultimate Fintech, well-versed in what separates an elite brand from the rest.

Award Category Preview

Let’s circle back and review the different awards categories on offer.

Broker Awards 

Transparency, reliability, trust, and innovation are at the forefront of this category. Broker of the Year goes to…?! 

Regional Broker Awards 

Who will be crowned the respective leaders of the Asian, European, Middle Eastern, LATAM, and African markets?

B2B Awards 

Recognition in B2B excellence from around the world. We lookout for the best platforms, tools, and solutions.

Ready, Set…

The Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022 winners will be announced on the last day of the iFX EXPO International at Columbia Beach in Limassol. Doors open at 17:30 – make sure you are there to join this highly-anticipated culmination that will celebrate the best in the industry. Entrance will be valid for iFX EXPO badge holders and nominees on the guest list. 

Ready to find out who will walk away victorious? All will be revealed soon. See you there. 

May 25, 2022, 4:59 pm UTC.

Voting Now OPEN – Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022 

It’s time to cast your vote.

Attention Fintech Industry!

It’s finally time. Voting is now live – the time to cast your vote for your favourite brokers and B2B service providers has arrived. 

How to Vote  

It’s simple and straightforward. Let’s walk through it.  

  1. Click here to go straight to the awards section of the Ultimate Fintech website.
  2. Register an account or use an existing login.
  3. Scroll through the Broker, Regional, and B2B Awards to reveal all the award categories.
  4. Select the brand you want to vote for in each category.
  5. Hit the submit button to finalize and submit your choice!

Remember, you can only vote once, so make sure you vote wisely!  

The Nominees

All the nominees are now revealed, and you can find them in three main award categories: 

> Broker Awards 

Find out who is in the running for brokers titles such as Best Global Broker, Most Transparent Broker or Best Crypto CFDs Broker!

> Regional Broker Awards 

From Asia to Africa and Europe – who are the best brokers in the regions with the Best IB Programme or Best Customer Support? 

> B2B Awards 

Find out who is competing in the B2B service provider categories – from Best Platform, to Payment Service Providers and Bridge Solutions. 

We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in the nomination process and congratulations to all the finalists who will be battling it out for an Ultimate Fintech award! 

Next Key Dates

June 1                                            Voting period closes

June 9                                            Winners announced on the final night of the iFX EXPO

Let’s fill those ballots!

One week to go, people! The next seven days are your opportunity to make your voice heard. Don’t forget, you can only vote once, but you can vote in different categories. You also need to be registered in order to vote. 

Ready to get casting? Vote Now!

May 17, 2022, 11:50 am UTC.

Final Call! The Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022 are Within Reach

We have reached the final stage of the nomination process of the Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022. The time has come to cast your choice. There is less than one week to go before the deadline, and nominations are coming in thick and fast. In other words, it’s now or never!

Ceremony Overview 

The awards show revolves around the biggest names in fintech and online trading, including both B2B & B2C companies. The organizers of this prestigious ceremony are Ultimate Fintech, the marketing agency responsible for producing the one and only iFX EXPO. They have set the stage for a night to remember, to be attended by the crème de la crème of the industry.  

Winning Isn’t Everything (Or is it?)

The goal of the Ultimate Fintech Awards is more than just being a fancy ceremony. The online trading and fintech environments are vastly expanding and developing on a yearly basis and so Ultimate Fintech feel that it’s crucial to recognize not just the best in their respective domains, but also the up-and-comers putting in the work on a daily basis. 

If you win an Ultimate Fintech Award, you’re not just earning your brand an extra badge to put on your website. You’re exposing your organization to international communities who trust the judgement or their peers and the industry at large. You’re earning praise and approval from people who know exactly how hard you work.  

Award Categories

There are three different awards categories.

Broker Awards 

Compete for a prestigious winning title! This category recognizes the best brokers on a global scale and features awards such as Broker of the Year, Best Market Maker, as well as the Best Trading Platform.

Regional Broker Awards 

These awards are broken down by region and country including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia/New Zealand to name a few. Awards that can be won include Most Trusted Broker Asia, Best IB Programme Europe, Most Transparent Broker LATAM, and Best Customer Support UK. 

B2B Awards 

Looking for recognition in an ever-so competitive market? Reward your hard work with a B2B nomination! Award titles include the Best Payment Service Provider, the Best CFDs White Label Solution, as well as the Best Emerging Fintech Startup award and many more. 

Key Dates

May 23: Nominations Close

May 25 – June 1: Voting Round

June 9: Winners announced at Awards Ceremony held on the final evening of the iFX EXPO International

Nominations and Voting Process 

Applicants have to register and fill out the nomination application form once they login. There will be a public voting system hosted on the website during the voting round as well.

Time is of the essence. The buildup is almost coming to a close, this is the final call to cast your nominations and earn your place as an official Ultimate Fintech Award Winner.

So, will you be there? Nominate your brand now!  

May 11, 2022, 1:06 pm UTC.

It’s almost time for the main event, the Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022 are right around the corner!

About the Awards Ceremony

The awards show recognizes the best brands in the B2B & B2C online trading and fintech space. Ultimate Fintech, the full-service marketing agency and producers of the legendary iFX EXPO, are orchestrating a night to remember where the upper echelon of the industry go head-to-head to be crowned the best in their respective categories.

The advantages of winning an Ultimate Fintech Award are numerous. Your brand’s exposure will skyrocket to new heights, while earning unanimous approval from your peers in the industry.

To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Does your company have what it takes?

Award Categories

There are three different awards categories.

Broker Awards 

Compete for a prestigious winning title! This category recognizes the best brokers on a global scale and features awards such as Broker of the Year, Best Global Broker, as well as the Best Market Maker.

Regional Broker Awards 

These awards are broken down by region and country including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia/New Zealand to name a few. Awards that can be won include Most Trusted Broker Asia, Best IB Programme Europe, Most Transparent Broker LATAM and Best Customer Support UK. 

B2B Awards 

If you’re a service provider to the industry looking for well-deserved recognition in a highly competitive market, why not nominate your brand in the B2B Category? Award titles include the Best Prime Broker award, the Best CFDs White Label Solution, as well as the Best Market Data Provider award and many more. 


The time is almost here! You have got until the 23rd of May to nominate the brands that stick out from the rest thanks to their excellence and business know-how.  

The voting round is between the 25th of May and the 1st of June. During the round, the entire industry will be asked to cast their vote.

We reach our climax on the 9th of June, where the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony held on the last day of the iFX EXPO International. 

How do I nominate and vote? 

Applicants have to register and fill out the nomination application form once they login. There will be a public voting system hosted on the website during the voting round as well.

There’s only a month left before this all kicks off. The time has come to be recognized for your hard work. The Ultimate Fintech Awards are your platform to shine and propel your rise to fame. 

Let’s get started! Nominate your brand  

May 4, 2022, 10:17 am UTC.

Last Chance to Book Your Booth for iFX EXPO International 2022

Welcome to the iFX EXPO, the world’s first and largest financial business to business exhibition. This year, iFX EXPO International 2022 is going to be bigger than ever.

The organisers are planning 2+ days of networking and engaging with the titans of the industry from the 7th to the 9th of June in Limassol, Cyprus. From Online Trading, to Financial Services, and Fintech, they’re giving you the opportunity for invaluable conversations.

This is the event for:

  • Technology & Service Providers
  • Digital Assets & Blockchain
  • Retail & Institutional Brokers
  • Payments, Banks & Liquidity Providers
  • Affiliates & IBs
  • Regulation & Compliance

The Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center will play host to the attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors which include successful start-ups, leading international brands, and industry giants.  

The events kicks off with a welcome party taking place on the night of the 7th of June at Columbia Beach with a show-stopping night party also planned at Theama Venue on the evening of the 8th. There are several luxurious hotels ready to accommodate you such as the Parklane Resort & Spa, Amara Hotel, St. Raphael Resort and The Royal Apollonia, with pickup points to take you to the Expo venue on the days of the show. 

The deadline for their Early Bird promotion has been officially extended to the 10th of May. Certain business categories are eligible for the Early Bird completely FREE of charge. Head over to register to see whether you qualify.

As you can imagine, the exclusivity of the iFX EXPO International 2022 makes booths limited in number and only the last few sponsorships remain. The deadline for registering your company’s booth is fast approaching so this is your last chance to book. Do not let the opportunity pass you by. Contact [email protected] and secure your spot. 

With just over a month to go, Ultimate Fintech are more excited than ever to once again bring you all together for an unforgettable few days. From the exhibitors, to the sponsors, to keynote speakers, everyone has their role to play in making the iFX EXPO International 2022 the designated foothold for individuals to harbour expert industry knowledge and to make the most of unlimited networking opportunities.  

See you there! Visit the official website to find out more. 

May 3, 2022, 2:08 pm UTC.

Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022 – Recognising the Top B2B & B2C Brands in Online Trading and Fintech  

Roll out the red carpet and put on your best suits, the Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022 are here!

About the Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony aims to recognise top brands in the B2B & B2C online trading and fintech space. The industry’s elite will be battling it out for a multitude of potential awards carefully curated by Ultimate Fintech, the full-service marketing agency, and producers of the legendary iFX EXPO.

Winning one of these prestigious awards doesn’t just offer your brand bragging rights, but garners significant exposure to target audiences around the world.

Every company can claim to be the best, it’s time to prove it.


There are three different awards categories.

  • Broker Awards 

These feature global awards such as the Broker of the Year award, the Most Transparent Broker award, as well as the Best Trading Platform.

  • Regional Broker Awards 

These awards are broken down by region and country including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia/New Zealand to name a few.

  • B2B Awards 

These include the Best Social Trading Solution award, the Best Institutional Broker, as well as the Best Bridge Provider award. 


Nominations are now open, which means that you’ve got until the 23rd of May to shine the spotlight on the brands that go above and beyond for their clients. 

The voting round is between the 25th of May and the 1st of June. During this round, the entire industry will be asked to cast their vote.

It all comes together on the 9th of June when the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony held on the last day of the iFX EXPO International (as if it wasn’t exciting enough). 

How do I nominate and vote? 

Applicants have to register and fill out the nomination application form once they login. There will be a public voting system hosted on the website during the voting round as well.

With just over a month to go until the deciding night, it’s time to rally your troops and earn your place among the biggest in the business. The Ultimate Fintech Awards are your platform to skyrocket your brand to international superstardom. 

Ready to make it official? Nominate your brand.  

April 26, 2022, 12:21 pm UTC.

Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022 

Ultimate Fintech, a leading full-service marketing agency and organiser of the renowned iFX EXPO, has announced the launch of the Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022. 

UF Awards 2022 will recognise top brands in the B2B & B2C online trading and fintech space with the aim to provide traders and businesses with an industry benchmark of the best companies to trade and do business with. In turn, winning an exclusive industry award positions companies as industry leaders with increased brand image and trust, and offers extensive marketing exposure to a targeted industry audience. 

In a highly competitive marketplace, the UF Awards 2022 offer numerous Broker & B2B categories designed to give brands the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and highlight their business strengths. 

Global fintech brands are invited to participate to be in with a chance of winning in the various award categories, such as:

Broker Awards

  • Broker of the Year
  • Most Transparent Broker
  • Best Newcomer Broker
  • Fastest Growing Broker
  • Best IB Programme

+ many more!

B2B Awards

  • Best Technology Service Providers
  • Best Liquidity Providers
  • Best Payments Brands
  • Best B2B Service Providers
  • Best Crypto & Blockchain Brands

+ many more!

Nominations are now Open 

In order to apply for a nomination, companies can visit the Ultimate Fintech website to register and fill in the nomination form in the most relevant categories for their brand before the closing date on the 23rd May.

The schedule for the nomination and voting process is as follows:

  • 23rd May 2022: Nominations close 
  • 25th May – 1st June 2022: Public Voting Round on the UF website 
  • 9th June 2022: Winners Award Ceremony evening event on the final day of iFX EXPO International 2022

Get ready to enter the excitement of the awards race. Who will be crowned ‘Best Global Broker’ ‘Most Trusted Broker – Europe’ and ‘Best Payment Service Provider LATAM’? 

Nominate your brand for an Ultimate Fintech Award now!

March 21, 2022, 9:43 am UTC.

Save The Date – Finance Magnates London Summit 2022

The Finance Magnates London Summit 2022 (FMLS2022), is a leading financial services and fintech conference. Following the phenomenal success of previous years, the 2022 show is expanding. This November, thousands of top-level executives will be connected to one another and to the future of finance. Now in its 10th year, the show will bring you 2 full days of exhibition, networking, premier speakers and much more.

Who You Can Meet?

FMLS2022 will host thousands of attendees, exhibitors, and top speakers. As live events and in person networking pick up pace, executives are keen to meet in London, one of the most exciting financial centers of the world. At FMLS2022 you can meet executives from the following spaces:

  • Market Data Providers
  • Banks & Challengers
  • Forex Brokers
  • VCs & Investors
  • Open/Alternative Banking
  • Investment/Trading Apps
  • RegTech & InsurTech
  • Fintech Providers
  • Startups & Accelerators
  • Lending & Crowdfunding
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Wallets

LEARN MOREhttps://events.financemagnates.com/londonsummit2022/

What’s Being Discussed?

This year’s topics include online trading, digital assets and blockchain, payments and fintech. With cutting edge ideas, leading speakers and thought-provoking insights, FMLS2022 is the place for forward thinking finance executives.

  • Online TradingThe 10-year anniversary event, will bring together retail & institutional brokers, technology & liquidity providers, hedge funds, banks and pivotal service providers shaping the online trading ecosystem.  
  • Digital Assets & Blockchain FMLS2022 will unite the crypto community with leading ambassadors who will share ideas that help to define the future of crypto & blockchain.
  • Payments FMLS2022 is a must-attend for payment service providers, gateways, issuers & acquirers, banks, wallets, payment technology and more. This is where tomorrow’s payments landscape will be discussed.
  • FinTech FMLS2022 will bring together fintech giants and innovative startups. We will be discussing fintech’s biggest ideas, connecting professionals and generating business opportunities in the space.

How Can You Take Part?

FMLS2022 offers a wide range of exhibition and sponsorship opportunities to help you reach the right people:

Exhibit – In a stunning location in the heart of London, your brand can show off its presence. With a custom-built booth, you can display your videos, demonstrations, one 2 one tutorials and sign up new clients and partners.

Network – London Summit 2022 is set to be the biggest yet. It’s renowned for features like the Networking Blitz, a platform for networking with a twist. The summit is designed to seamlessly mix business with enjoyment in a sophisticated setting.

Sponsor – Finance Magnates events are renowned for their innovative sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship spots will sell out fast so contact [email protected] to learn more.

LEARN MORE: https://events.financemagnates.com/londonsummit2022/

Be sure to save 21 – 23 November 2022 in your calendar and stay tuned for more news about this exciting 10th anniversary summit. 

March 15, 2022, 11:53 am UTC.

AIRSOFT Technology Forges Mutually Beneficial Partnerships at iFX EXPO

The company’s representatives networked with dozens of business owners, forging lucrative relationships. They consulted with numerous FX/CFD/Crypto brokers interested in the AIRSOFT 360-degree solution and met with PSPs and affiliates to help the company grow its network and enhance the client experience.

iFX EXPO is the largest B2B fintech expo in the world, attracting thousands of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. The participants include the top financial institutions, fintech firms, brokers, advisory firms, digital asset firms, blockchain companies, and other service providers. AIRSOFT has been a part of this high-profile event for many years. The company now looks forward to expanding brand awareness at the iFX EXPO International 2022, scheduled to be held in Limassol, Cyprus, in June.

A Great Start to the Year

AIRSOFT Technology has established itself as the leading technology and end-to-end services provider for financial firms. The company offers cutting-edge technology solutions for Crypto/CFD trading systems, including the Chrono trading platform that allows traders to leverage market volatility to make timed short-term trades. Brands using Chrono Trade can offer their clients high-frequency, exciting trading experiences, thereby increasing trader engagement and retention. 

AIRSOFT has partnered with several newly launched brokerages in Europe in 2022. The company is also in talks with potential partners from the GCC region, LATAM, Eastern Europe, and more. 

In the coming months, the company plans to participate in two major expos and networking events in Europe. The first is ICE London, which will be held from April 12 to 14. It is an exclusive event for the gaming industry. The event will be attended by global decision-makers, technology experts, and regulators. Though this year AIRSOFT will not have a booth at the event, the team will be setting up meetings during the three days. Interested parties should contact the team to schedule a meeting.

Almost concurrently, AIRSOFT will also attend iGB Affiliate in London, due to high interest among clients and partners for its services. iGB Affiliate is the leading event for global affiliates and affiliate programs, to be held in London on April 13-14. Several sectors participate in the event, including gaming, casino, finance, crypto, sports betting, and more. The event will also host speaker sessions by industry pioneers, who will talk on topics such as localisation and digital marketing, branding for social media, mobile marketing, and more, in the iGaming industry. Members of the AIRSOFT team will be present for the three days of the event and may be contacted in advance to arrange meeting times.

After a long hiatus, live events have made a comeback, offering strategic opportunities to AIRSOFT Technology to forge collaborations and business deals. They also offer a large venue to increase brand visibility and discover the latest innovations in the sector.

AIRSOFT Technology Offers Strategic Solutions Enabling Business Growth

AIRSOFT has a team comprising industry veterans, who help design strategic solutions to enable brokers to expand globally. The company designs customised and compliant offerings, including CRM solutions, for intelligent and seamless onboarding of clients. This enables brokers to eliminate manual-intensive tasks and focus on branding, customer services, and business growth.

To enable this, AIRSOFT offers business consulting services, website development, and referrals to industry experts. Start-up brokerages can leverage these services to reduce costs and time to market. The company also offers integrated PSP solutions through its partnerships with leading service providers, exchanges, cashiers, and banks.

Brokers are further able to enhance the trading experience for their clients through access to over 5,000 tradable assets. Clients can also benefit from in-depth market analysis, charting tools, and ultra-fast execution speeds. Over 1,000 synthetic assets with customisable portfolios help them with asset diversification.

AIRSOFT aims to take its services to the next level in 2022. It will help brokers engage and retain clients effectively through cutting-edge technology tools. The company will also offer advanced risk management solutions, needed for retail traders in this volatile geopolitical environment.

Contact AIRSOFT Technology to learn more. 

February 3, 2022, 1:32 pm UTC.

Ultimate Fintech Drives Client Success through Its Google Performance Max Campaigns

Leading full-service marketing and PR agency, Ultimate Fintech, understands this perfectly. With over 10 years of experience in the events, marketing and fintech spaces, the company is now running Google’s newly launched Performance Max Campaigns for its clients to maximise results via Google Ads.

A Powerful Platform for Ad Optimisation and Creation

Launched in November 2021, the Performance Max Campaign helps automate the delivery and targeting of ads, based on information provided by brands. Ultimate Fintech has been able to generate positive results for its clients through this platform, in sync with its mission to drive its clients’ ROI by connecting them to the right audience, using the right tools.

Commenting on the company’s huge success with the platform, Head of Ultimate Fintech Marketing Agency, Dusan Camilovic, said, “We keep up with industry trends in MarTech to provide clients with higher CTR along with a lower CPC in running their campaigns. We aim to differentiate brands in this crowded financial space, but in a way that doesn’t hurt their bottom lines.”

With the help of the new goal-based campaign, brands can find their entire Google Ads inventory in a single campaign. It can complement all their keyword-based search campaigns, helping find new audiences across all Google channels, such as Display, Gmail, Discover and YouTube. This is critical as consumers today interact with brands across multiple channels. 

Before Performance Max Campaigns, it would have been difficult for brands to leverage all of Google’s ad inventory on a small budget. In a way, this new tool has democratised access to Google’s entire ad ecosystem, giving smaller companies the opportunity to increase brand awareness and reach new customer segments.

This is also a great way for companies to get more PPC data, which can be used to create new campaigns in the future.

Ultimate Fintech Helping Financial Brands Grow and Connect

Ultimate Fintech is the organiser of the biggest B2B fintech expo in the world, iFX EXPO. The first iFX EXPO for 2022 will be held from February 22 to 24, in Dubai. It is expected to be attended by thousands of professionals from the world of fintech, financial services, banking, and trading. 

The agency has deep sector expertise in fintech and is known for its powerful ROI-focused B2B and B2C marketing strategies to fuel business growth. With Google’s Performance Max Campaign, the agency now helps brands optimise bids and placements and get the maximum value from their ad campaigns.

Contact Ultimate Fintech to find out more about Google’s Performance Max Campaign and what it can do for your business.

January 26, 2022, 10:54 am UTC.

AIRSOFT Technology Integrates MT5 Ahead of iFX EXPO Dubai 2022

The powerful multi-asset trading platform is known for its extensive technical analysis tools, direct access to financial news, algorithmic trading, and back-testing capabilities. But buying a full-server MT5 license can be prohibitively expensive.

With AIRSOFT Technology’s MT5 white label solution, brokers will be able to provide their clients access to all the powerful features of the platform without needing to invest huge amounts of effort and expenses. Traders will be able to use both the web and mobile (iOS and Android) versions of the platform.

This announcement comes ahead of the company’s participation in the iFX EXPO Dubai 2022, to be held between February 22 and 24, at the Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. iFX EXPO is the world’s largest B2B fintech exhibition, where global finance firms interact to capture business opportunities and discuss trending topics in an industry where technologies and regulations evolve rapidly.

AIRSOFT Technology has been a sponsor of the event for several years and will be meeting existing and potential clients and partners at Super booth #34.

The Versatile MT5 Platform Will Unlock Opportunities for Brokers

With a fully branded MT5 terminal, brokers will be able to provide their clients with an all-inclusive, user-friendly, and secure trading experience across multiple assets. Traders can choose to trade in forex, commodities, equities, futures, indices, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs.

MetaTrader 5 offers numerous exceptional technical indicators and signals, which can be developed by traders or purchased/rented from the MT5 Marketplace. Some other features that will enhance their trading experience include:

  • Multi-software compatibility, including Windows, Linux, and MAC
  • Standalone operation abilities
  • Over 30 technical indicators, 24 graphical objects, 3 chart types, and 9 timeframes for advanced technical analysis
  • Netting and hedging position accounting systems
  • Real-time price quotes in MarketWatch
  • Market Depth with advanced features
  • One-click trading
  • Economic Calendar

The MT5 platform also has a strategy tester that allows testing of Expert Advisors (EAs) on multiple currencies. There is also a community website for traders to exchange and discuss strategies, subscribe to signals, socialise, and copy strategies of successful traders. All these features can be accessed via multiple devices so that the traders have the flexibility to monitor their positions from anywhere and at any time.

AIRSOFT will provide all the benefits of the platform via a single CRM. Through the MT5 integration, the company will enable its clients to offer a highly popular trading platform and attract new clients.

AIRSOFT Technology at iFX EXPO Dubai 2022

iFX EXPO 2022, to be held in Dubai, will connect top-level executives from the financial services, trading, and fintech sectors worldwide. The 2.5-day event will feature leading financial technology and services firms on the expo floor and industry leaders sharing their views during the speaker sessions. There are extensive Covid-19 safety protocols in place to protect all attendees.

AIRSOFT Technology was one of the leading sponsors of the 2021 iFX EXPO Dubai. At the 2022 event, AIRSOFT will showcase its innovative platforms and competitive tools for brokers to increase their trading volumes and maximise client acquisition. For instance, the company’s CHRONO Trade is an exclusive trading feature, where users can trade market volatility with pre-determined, timed, and short-term trades. This product helps brokers to serve traders interested in adrenaline-fuelled short-term trading strategies, on a secure platform. Other products and services of the company include:

  • Comprehensive platform for CFD trading in over 5,000 trading assets from more than 30 exchanges.
  • Robust mobile app for trading with all features for instant market access.
  • Comprehensive brokerage services.
  • 24/7 online support and expert business consulting.

Visit us at booth #34 at the iFX EXPO Dubai 2022 to find out more about our services, or contact the team ahead of the event to set a personal meeting.

January 10, 2022, 10:25 am UTC.

AIRSOFT Technology’s Unique Solutions to Onboarding Traders in 2022

The last two years have also seen a surge in retail trading with a huge number of new investors entering the markets and experienced ones raising their trading volumes. A survey revealed that 66% of these new investors were under the age of 45. Their reasons for trading included planning for retirement or taking advantage of the volatility in the market with a small entry amount.

The influx of traders only increased the competitiveness in the industry worldwide. Brokers now not only need to offer them diverse assets and the most advanced technologies for trading, but they also need to cater to the high expectations of millennial and Gen Z traders.

This makes the choice of the service provider to partner with even more critical to the success of retail brokers.

AIRSOFT Technology with its all-in-one technology solution solves some of the most pressing onboarding challenges for brokers. 

Extensive Customisation of the CRM System

The Customer Relationship Management platform is at the centre of all onboarding efforts for brokers. As a broker expands into multiple jurisdictions and different business models, these changes need to be reflected on the CRM. They face the challenge of customising the system, depending on the target jurisdictions.

For starters, strict regulations and compliance protocols by global regulatory bodies mean different limits to leveraged trading, varied KYC requirements, and a list of prohibited assets for trading, based on the country involved. It is now crucial for brokers to maintain documents and records of compliance with regulatory bodies. This requires powerful back-office tools.

Customisation is not only restricted to compliance. The CRM needs to be user-friendly and accessible, which is possible when it has multi-lingual capabilities. If brokers lack such a system, it will result in a subpar onboarding funnel, leading to lower conversions. Some other desirable features of a robust CRM solution include powerful security management and tools to manage access rights.

AIRSOFT offers comprehensive software solutions and end-to-end consulting services for the financial sector. Experts at the company have been associated with the industry for close to two decades, which gives them a unique insight into the arena. It also enables them to design the most customised and compliant offerings for both start-ups and established brokers. 

Set up a meeting and free demo with an AIRSOFT expert at the iFX EXPO Dubai 22-24 February at Super Booth #34.

Advanced Technology and Infrastructure for Automation

Intelligent solutions that simplify client onboarding are one of the top trends in the capital markets, reveals a 2020 Capgemini survey. Accessibility and ease of use are some of the biggest advantages of automated platforms. These platforms enable brokers to eliminate time and energy-intensive tasks, such as KYC, lead management, IB management, while offering extensive visibility. This frees brokers up to focus on enhancing clients’ trading experience, new trading technologies, and more to ensure client retention.

AIRSOFT helps brokers increase their efficiency with integrated solutions like multi-level IB programs, dedicated support and project manager, integrated VOIP solutions, and integrated banking solutions.

Multiple Stable Payment Methods for Clients

The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards digital payments, and this shift has highlighted the need for brokers to update and differentiate their offerings. Friction in deposits and withdrawals can lead to inefficient client onboarding, and often loss of potential clients. It can also lead to an increase in the time taken to onboard, and high operational costs.

Bank accounts are hard to open and designated client funds accounts take a ton of paperwork, certifications, and compliance, based on the jurisdiction. This makes payments a challenging issue from a legal perspective. 

PSPs can be unregulated, and their networks can suffer from downtime, without warning, leading to loss of funds. To ensure compliance, credibility, and client retention, it is important for brokers to offer reliable and alternative payment methods, so that transactions are smooth and secure.

Integrating each PSP in a CRM is a tedious process, which involves wasting precious time and resources in developing and testing, ultimately leading to loss of clients. Unless there is a development team dedicated to payment integrations full-time, this is a counter-productive effort.

AIRSOFT offers integrated PSP solutions through its partnerships with leading PSPs, cashiers, and exchanges so that traders in any part of the world can easily deposit and withdraw funds. The company can further integrate with any leading PSP, as per broker demand through flexible APIs. All this results in increased operational efficiency for the broker, along with access to tools that enable enhanced trading experiences.

Apart from intelligent onboarding solutions, AIRSOFT helps brokerage firms in their expansion efforts through dynamic business consulting services, website development, and referrals to industry experts. It is a one-stop ecosystem for all broker needs.

Sneak Peek into 2022

To help keep their clients at the forefront of the forex broker space, AIRSOFT will be launching a fully integrated MT5 solution. AIRSOFT will obtain the full MT5 license with unlimited features saving their brokers money, time and lengthy procedures. Brokers will be able to instantly offer their clients a branded experience on one of the most popular trading platforms for both web and mobile (iOS and Android). Watch this space to find out more.

Meet us at iFX EXPO Dubai 22-24 February 2022

The AIRSOFT team will be exhibiting their leading-edge technology solutions for brokers at Booth #34 at the iFX Expo. Book a one-on-one meeting with one of our experts to discuss a tailored solution for your brokerage. 

December 21, 2021, 12:26 pm UTC.

iFX EXPO Dubai 2022 – Grow your Brand, Generate Leads and Close Deals

The iFX EXPO Dubai will take place at Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre from 22-24 February 2022. Organised by Ultimate Fintech, the event will be at the UAE’s leading event venue and the largest exhibition centre in the world. This requires exceptional planning and preparation. Now is the perfect time to book your booth, sponsorship, and tickets for the expo. 

Showcase Your Brand in Dubai

Dubai is a leading financial centre in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region and the iFX EXPO Dubai 2021 was a huge success. As the world’s first and largest finance and fintech B2B exhibition, we have the expertise to deliver maximum exposure for your brand with our carefully designed booth options. Our booths come in various sizes so whether you are a start-up or a global powerhouse there are packages to suit all.

Booth options available include Pitch Point Plus, Standard Booth, Super Booth or Double Booth. We require early booking to ensure that your booth is designed and built on time. Last-minute requests cannot be guaranteed. Make the most of your participation and book your booth NOW.

Become a Sponsor

Generate maximum exposure for your brand by becoming an iFX EXPO Dubai 2022 Sponsor, where you will meet investors, partners, and traders.

Sponsorship packages include: 

  • Massive exposure at the event
  • Digital exposure prior to, during and after the event
  • Social media mentions across many platforms
  • Digital exposure in our mailers

You could be our Workshop Sponsor, a coveted Gold Sponsor, or even sponsor one of our legendary parties. Want to get creative with your sponsorship spot or giveaways? We’re ready to hear your ideas and work with you to make them happen!

The iFX EXPO Dubai 2022 provides exceptional exposure and sponsorship opportunities, allowing you to project your brand to the right audience. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Register to Attend

iFX EXPO Dubai 2022 provides an invaluable opportunity for those in the finance and fintech space to grow their business network. Every show attracts decision-makers from leading organisations including those that are driving sectors forward through innovation and discovery. Spaces are limited.

Right now, you can benefit from exclusive rates with our early bird registration prices. These prices are only valid until 20th January 2022 so reserve your place at https://ifxexpo.com/dubai2022/registration/attendee 

Join us to discover the true power of networking and see what it can do for your business.

Reach Out to Ultimate Fintech today for more information.

December 7, 2021, 9:39 am UTC.

Boost your brokerage business with these top 5 enduring investing trends.

The online brokerage industry has witnessed rapid evolution throughout the past few years. Initially driven by financial regulation, digitization and the emergence of “fintech” market entrants, the pace has recently been hastened by new investor demographics and rising volatility.

Trading volumes increased drastically on March 11, 2020, after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic causing prices to plunge and many markets to deploy circuit breakers. As the pandemic roared on, new accounts soared. At Trading Central, we experienced the increased demand firsthand. Usage for our embeddable research products climbed 22% from pre-pandemic levels following the WHO’s declaration and 49% at the height of the meme stock craze, where we quickly upgraded our server capacities to accommodate the growing needs of our customers. 

Trading Central serves actionable analytics to over 100 million self-directed investors through the world’s most admired broker and wealth tech brands. Many of these partnerships span two decades, providing a unique vantage point on the digital wealth landscape. With every lasting “trend”, we see a unique opportunity for our brokerage customers to forge stronger investor relationships. 

Here’s a look at key tips often shared by our teams of diligent customer success, user experience and marketing specialists:

1. Data transparency 

Growing concerns of misinformation have increased rapidly, resulting in a craving for fact-based information. Addressing this demand can help establish trust with investors, as well as support contextual education and increase product engagement. 

Provide a layered experience with all the interactive tools in your arsenal like “read more” links, tooltips and modals. This progressive disclosure of technical details ensures investors are never overwhelmed with excess information while continuing to address their desire for data. 

In a recent product enhancement to link two frequently paired products, Trading Central saw exposing a single data point within the link increased the click-through rate by 58% compared to pre-release usage. 

Within Trading Central’s Panoramic View and Technical Insight tools, investors can continuously drill deeper into the analysis beginning with high-level scores, all the way to data sources and educational support. 

2. High-level Summaries

The overwhelming and continually increasing amount of unstructured data online is well documented. For investors, this informational bloat can easily create “analysis paralysis”, where varying perspectives, questionable sources and partial information can hamper timely decision making.

A popular aspect of Trading Central’s TC Quantamental Rating® and Technical Summary Score has been their ability to synthesize large amounts of complex financial information. At a glance, each tool provides investors with a high-level overview of everything they need to know based on the weight of evidence.

Many brokerages have seen success with implementing similar summaries directly within their portfolio holdings and stock lookup pages, providing concise and personalized insights.

The TC Quantamental Rating is a proprietary analytic which provides a concise, weighted average of 20 different financial metrics. The rating provides users with various investment styles a consistent framework for evaluating opportunities. 

3. Expanding “news” sources

Public sentiment has a powerful influence on the markets, meaning today’s investors need to keep an eye on more than just traditional news sources. The importance of monitoring social media is exemplified by former US President Donald Trump’s preference for “tweeting” and Reddit users as the driving force behind the GameStop bubble. The emergence of more channels creates a two-pronged challenge for online brokerages: How to accommodate social media coverage and how to help investors interpret even more information. 

Natural language processing provides promising opportunities to compress large amounts of news from a variety of sources and surface concise insights such as trending topics and whether the sentiment is positive, negative or neutral. 

Trading Central’s TC Market Buzz is one tool offering this functionality and helps investors “read less, but know more” while enabling brokers to easily incorporate social media, web-harvested content and premium news feeds side-by-side. 

4. Mobile-first

The financial industry as a whole has been late to adopt mobile, often thanks to legacy platforms and a lingering belief that it is simply an option for  “on the go” investors. The latter is challenged by Trading Central’s product usage throughout the course of pandemic stay-at-home orders where investors saw an unprecedented reduction in mobility. Rather than decreasing as expected, the percentage of investors accessing research by app increased, contributing to the general surge. 

As Millennials and Gen Zers become more prominent investor personas, many brokers are experiencing growing demands for a wider range of functionality and interoperability across websites and apps. Brokerages depending on their web platform alone to deliver research and analysis risk lower engagement and loyalty with this audience. Prebuilt, mobile-ready embeddable solutions are a simple way to bypass heavy redesigns and match the growing demand quickly. 

Despite wide-sweeping stay-at-home orders across the world, the ratio of mobile to desktop usage for Trading Central’s embedded solutions actually climbed in April 2020. 

5. Gated research tools

Internet scams, email spam, and data privacy concerns have made the general internet user wary of the countless signups online. Many don’t want to share their data or clutter their inbox for questionable value. For brokerages, this can leave many prospective investors on the sidelines, hesitant to create an account. 

Placing semi-gated products within key areas of your public sites is a powerful way to lead with value, supporting higher conversion founded on trust. One brokerage using Trading Central’s embeddable freemium tools on their public site saw a 49% increase in product usage within a one month period. 

“Freemium” versions of tools like Trading Central’s TC Economic Insight can help brokers reach new investors with quality features like an economic calendar, but prompt them to login for additional tools. 

The past 20 months have ushered in a new era for the digital wealth industry. Is your business ready?

We feel strongly that investor loyalty is the result of immersive experiences that put them in control and provide the most successful results. 

Get a free consultation on how to supercharge your platform today!