pauses onboarding UK clients

Multi-licensed online brokerage group has announced a temporary halt on the onboarding of new clients from the United Kingdom.

Prospective clients attempting to sign up on the platform are met with a message stating the company’s decision to pause new client registrations in the UK for the time being.

The message provided to those trying to sign up is clear: “We have made the decision to pause onboarding new clients in the UK for now. We have grown rapidly as a business and we want to make sure that all our systems, controls, products and services are provided to the high standards that are demanded by our clients, management, shareholder and regulators.”

As of now, has not provided a specific timeline for when it will resume accepting new clients from the UK. Existing clients of the brokerage are not affected by this decision and can continue to use its services as usual. did not respond immediately to a FinanceFeeds request for comment.

Per its most recent reports, the UK business of saw its operating revenue double to £29.1 million in FY 2022, up from £15.4 million a year ago.

In terms of its bottom line, the firm reported its net profit at a figure of £4.1 million for 2022, higher than £1.85 million in the previous year. UK said it generates revenue primarily from rebates received from its parent company by serving as a matched principal broker in the CFDs and spread betting markets. This revenue stream includes a monthly service charge billed to the company’s parent, covering a portion of its operational expenses that are allocated to CCSV. The net revenue is calculated by deducting rebates paid to other affiliated companies for hedging activities. is regulated by several financial authorities, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). In the past two years, has made a number of senior hires as it continues to grow and expand its global reach. The company appointed in 2023 Kypros Zoumidou as its new Group CEO, replacing the former CEO Peter Hetherington as part of its long-term CEO succession plan.