Capital.com reports 350% user growth in 2021, confirming online retail remains intact post-pandemic
Global investment and trading platform, Capital.com, has over 4 million registered users and sees trading volumes exceed USD 560 billion in 2021
—Jonathan Squires, Group CEO, Capital.com
LONDON, UK, February 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Capital.com, the fast-growing global trading and investing platform, today announced another year of exceptional growth. For the year ended December 31, 2021, the total number of registered users on the trading platform soared to 4.23 million, up 350% from the previous year. During the same period, total client trading volumes grew by 303% to $565 billion. Trading activity on the platform has also increased, with the total number of trades executed by clients increasing by 388% in 2021.
According to Jonathan Squires, Group Managing Director at Capital.com, the platform’s strong growth figures over the full year reflect Capital.com’s ability to innovate and stay ahead of changing behaviors and investment preferences.
“The global shutdowns have led to lasting changes in consumer behaviors and attitudes. With more people staying home and looking for ways to supplement their incomes and keep busy, online platforms like Capital.com have gained traction. Inspired by the changing preferences of our customers, we have diversified into stock tradingextended our trading hours and made enhancements to the platform so more people can invest and trade online, for themselves, from anywhere,” Squires said.
Capital.com’s user growth has remained strong over the past two years. In the first half of 2021, the platform saw a 400% increase in new clients compared to 2H 2020, while total client trading volumes across all markets increased by more than 184%.
Over the next 12 months, Capital.com plans to introduce new products and features to the platform, including enabling machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help traders and investors to make better choices.
Commenting on the year ahead, Squires said:
“Our goal is to support the self-directed investor with ample education. We know that each individual consumes information differently, which is why Capital.com is developing a dedicated AI solution to better understand customer behavior and create a more personalized trading experience. We will also continue to expand into new markets, including the United States, maintaining our strong year-over-year growth. It goes without saying that our global expansion plans will be in line with regulatory approvals.
Main achievements in 2021:
– Launched equity trading and diversification beyond CFDs: To provide clients with more ways to access financial markets, Capital.com launched Capital.com Invest in the UK and Europe, a commission-free stock trading with tight spreads.
– Industry Recognition: In 2021, Capital.com was voted “Most Innovative Technology 2021” by TradingView, affirming its leadership position as a platform powered by cutting-edge technology. He has also received awards from Broker Chooser, Forex Brokers and Investment Trends for providing his clients with the best trading services and customer service.
-Build larger teams and new offices: To support growth, the company increased its workforce by 478% in 2021 and opened new offices in Warsaw, Kyiv, Vilnius, Melbourne, Singapore and Sofia.
-Expanded into new markets: As part of its commitment to increase its regulatory footprint, Capital.com has expanded into Australia with clearance from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
-Provides greater payment options: Capital.com has announced its integration with PayPal in the UK and EU to provide customers with more ways to deposit and withdraw funds to and from their Capital accounts .com.
-Strengthened risk management: In 2021, Capital.com strengthened and improved its security systems and processes with an ISO 27001 certification, the international standard for an information security management system (ISMS). The platform has also been equipped with KRM22 market monitoring solutions to help prevent potential market abuse, fraud and operational violations.
-Added over 2,000 new tradable financial instruments: To give clients greater access to global markets, Capital.com has included shares of renowned electric vehicle producer Rivian, TPG and ride-sharing giant DiDi Global, among others. The total number of instruments available for trading on Capital.com is now 6,000.
-Provided Greater Flexibility to Clients: Capital.com extended its trading hours to allow for pre- and after-hours trading on its platform, allowing clients to trade at more convenient and flexible times.
Capital.com is a group of high-growth investment trading companies that enables people to participate in the financial markets through innovative, secure, low-friction platforms that simplify investing. Its award-winning intuitive platform, available on the web and app, provides investors with a seamless trading experience in over 6,000 world-renowned markets. To help investors trade with confidence, the platform features strong risk management controls and transparent pricing, while its all-in-one Investmate app offers comprehensive financial lessons and educational content for help clients on their investment journey.
Capital.com has clients in over 180 countries with offices located in the UK, Gibraltar, Singapore, Australia and Cyprus. In 2021, the platform saw a 350% growth in its customer base, making it one of the fastest growing investment trading platforms in Europe with over 4 million registered users.
Capital Com (UK) Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under registration number 793714. Capital Com SV Investments Limited is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), under registration number license 319/17. Capital Com Australia Limited is authorized and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) under AFSL number 513393.
To learn more, please visit: www.capital.com