SYDNEY, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GFT, the global provider of retail derivatives, has been awarded the title of "Best Forex Broker" by members of Australia's number one share market and investing site, TheBull.com.au. The popular Stockies poll is now firmly established on the agenda of Australian investors who take the opportunity each year to vote for the best provider in a range of categories. 2012 is the third consecutive year that GFT has won the "Best Forex Broker" award, whilst the company was also a finalist in the "Best CFD Broker" category.
Gary Tilkin, President & CEO at GFT, said:
"The Stockies are always a great barometer of how well financial services providers are doing in the Australian market. They're open to all local investors to vote in, and give a good representation of who is making a positive impression in the local market. For us to collect this accolade for the third year running simply serves to underline just how customer-focused our services are and we'll all be working hard to sustain this record in the years ahead."
Since its launch 15 years ago, GFT has prided itself in offering clients the ability to trade a wide range of markets quickly, efficiently and securely. Well over 99% of all trades are completed without the need for any manual intervention, whilst GFT also has an impressive regulatory record across all the countries it operates in.
Gary Tilkin added:
"The fact we were also recognized as finalists in the CFD Broker category of the Stockies shows that we continue to grow our profile in Australia. Whilst we're keen innovators – we've just recently launched our iPad trading app – we'll never look to cut corners in terms of customer service. We hope this diligent, conservative approach will continue to build our loyal client base, both in Australia and across all 120 of the countries where we operate worldwide."
In addition to The Stockies, GFT has also recently won awards for Best Online Trading Platform, UK Shares Awards 2011 and Best Forex Provider, AFR Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards 2011, Best Forex Education Provider, Forex Customer Service – Excellence Award and Forex Broker Japan – Excellence award, IBTimes FX Awards 2011.
From local offices in Sydney, London, New York, Singapore, Grand Rapids, New Jersey and Tokyo, GFT provides its global client base with the opportunity to speculate and trade in a broad range of markets, quickly, efficiently and securely. Products available include Forex, CFDs, FX Options, Spread Betting and Binaries*. Most known for its award-winning DealBook® software available for desktop, web, mobile or tablet, GFT also provides options for automated trading, 24/7 customer service and competitive spreads even in times of market volatility.
Contact: Jo Benton
Director, Global Product Marketing
+44 (0) 207 170 0764
*Not all products are available in all regions.
For the Period: October 1 - December 31, 2011 99.41% of all Forex orders were filled with no dealer intervention.
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