CMC Markets Shines Brightly with CANSTAR 5-Star Award

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CMC Markets Stockbroking has achieved a five-star rating in each of the investor categories analysed by CANSTAR across the casual investor, active investor and trader categories. The company has won the 5-Star award for four consecutive years due their value for money offering, and the sheer depth of features and functionality their online share trading platform offers today's self-directed investors.

For the fourth consecutive year, CMC Markets Stockbroking has secured CANSTAR’s national award for ‘Outstanding Value Online Share Trading’.

CANSTAR assessed 38 platforms offered by 15 providers, rating each platform on both pricing and features, concluding that CMC Markets Stockbroking offers the best-value combination.

Adding to this highest of accolades, CMC Markets Stockbroking has achieved a five-star rating in each of the investor categories analysed by CANSTAR: casual investor, active investor and trader.

Andrew Rogers, head of CMC Markets Stockbroking says, “The rigour and credibility of the CANSTAR vetting process and ratings methodology is recognised countrywide across financial products, and this five star award firmly cements our position as leader in the industry and the best choice for self-directed investors of all levels”.

Steve Mickenbecker, Grsoup Executive, Ratings and Financial Services at CANSTAR says, “We awarded CMC Markets Stockbroking top honours in their casual investor, active investor and trader category assessments, due to value for money and the sheer depth of features and functionality their online share trading platform offers”.

“In essence, the CMC Markets online trading platform ticks all the boxes for investors of all levels. For example, the advanced, dynamic pricing and charting capabilities for the trader, through to the ease of use, service and support, and education for the casual investor is a compelling proposition for any self-directed investor,” added Mickenbecker.

The CMC Markets Stockbroking online trading platform was developed in-house by an expert IT team that understood the need to ‘raise the bar’ for retail investors so they never forgo functionality and service to trade at a lower cost.

Andrew Rogers at CMC Markets Stockbroking added, “Whilst winning the five star award four years in a row is testament to the success of our business strategy, we continue to provide compelling reasons to switch to CMC Markets Stockbroking by refining our offering through the roll out of innovative tools and features”.

“CMC Markets Stockbroking are also early participants in key industry initiatives such as ASX BookBuild, and the soon to launch mFund Settlement Service,” added Rogers.

The CANSTAR award follows the launch of CMC Markets Stockbroking’s Frequent Trader Program in October 2013, which was the first in a number of initiatives that will see the business leverage its global expertise to become a dominant player in the Australian stockbroking market.

Adding industry weight to the CANSTAR award, in March this year CMC Markets Stockbroking was awarded Investment Trends awards for ‘Best Value for Money’, ‘Best Brokerage/Cost’, ‘Best Functionality of Website’, ‘Best Ease of Website Navigation’ and ‘Best Charting’.

Forging partnerships to deliver cutting-edge technologies that are traditionally found on professional-only platforms is CMC Markets Stockbroking’s hallmark. Here is a summary of the ground-breaking technologies that are giving clients the trading edge:

  •     theScreener star-rated reports on ASX and global stocks.
  •     Trading Central live technical analysis.
  •     Sharesight’s portfolio management and tax tools, which significantly reduce administrative tasks and reduce the burden of taxation returns.

Looking ahead, CMC Markets’ dedicated in-house IT experts plan to offer more proprietary technology to its stockbroking customers over the next 12 months – yet another clear signal to Australia’s self-directed investors that best platform, features and tools are attainable alongside best value – as proven by the CANSTAR’s national award for ‘Outstanding Value Online Share Trading’ and five star rating in casual investor, active investor and trader categories.


About CMC Markets Stockbroking

The CMC Markets Group, a leading independent financial services provider, offers a range of investment products and investment tools including Contracts for Difference (CFDs), shares, options, listed managed investments, warrants, interest rate securities. In 2007 CMC Markets launched its broking service, CMC Markets Stockbroking, which is now one of the few remaining non-bank aligned, online stockbrokers in Australia. CMC Markets Stockbroking is a participant of the ASX Group and is regulated by ASIC in Australia.

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