CMC Markets Announced Financial Provider of the Year and Best Spread Betting Service for 2011 by Shares Magazine

LONDON, November 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

CMC Markets [http://www.cmcmarkets.co.uk], one of the leading providers of spread betting and CFD trading, has been announced as Financial  Provider of the Year and Best Spread Betting Service for 2011 by the readers of Shares Magazine.

The aim of the Shares awards, which was launched in 2001, is to provide traders and investors with a voice in which to recognise the innovative and high quality service and products from companies in the world of retail investment.

Doug Richards, CEO of CMC Markets, who accepted the awards at Grosvenor House on Thursday 10th November said: "Since we launched, our goal has always been to become the world's leading online financial services business. Today's accolade reflects our efforts to respond to the needs of our customers, bringing them the best possible trading experience through innovative technology and award winning education.  We will not stop here however; we will continue to listen to our customers and deliver what they ask for to the highest possible standard."

Russ Mould, editor of Shares Magazine said: "To win one award at the event is difficult but to win this one particularly so, as it is based upon the number of votes collected across all of the award categories.

"CMC has prevailed yet again following its victories in 2010 when the firm scooped Best Spread Betting Service and Best Investor Education. Our readership is well informed, market facing and highly demanding, so to consistently win trophies is a huge compliment."

Notes to Editors
CMC Markets is a leading global provider of financial spread betting, CFD and foreign exchange (FX). Since Peter Cruddas founded CMC Markets in 1989, the company now services more than 75,000 clients worldwide, who placed a total of 26 million trades last year.

CMC Markets UK Plc and CMC Spreadbet Plc (collectively known as CMC Markets) are authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority.
Share CFDs are not subject to stamp duty and there are no additional costs like floor fees, data feeds (except for Australian Share CFDs) and share registration fees. Apart from the underlying physical bid and offer spread your only execution cost is the commission.

Stamp duty in the UK is currently set at 0.5%, so if you trade a physical share with a total position size of £10,000 you will have to pay £50. This is on top of any additional charges like commission, registration fees etc.
For further information on spread betting or trading CFDs with CMC Markets please visit http://www.cmcmarkets.co.uk.

For more information please contact Adam Smith or Kelly Hollidge at Teamspirit Public Relations on +44-(0)207-360-7878 or cmcmarkets@teamspiritpr.com



Kelly Hollidge| Account Executive | Teamspirit Public Relations | 78 Cowcross Street | Farringdon | London | EC1M 6HE | Phone +44-(0)207 360 7826 | E Mail khollidge@teamspiritpr.com | Website http://www.teamspiritpr.com


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