The material on this site is for financial institutions, professional investors and their professional advisers. It is for information only. Please read our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookies before using this site. Please see our Subscription Terms and Conditions.

All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws. © 2021 Euromoney, a part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
Foreign Exchange

Alpari joins the ECN club

The choice for those in the retail market wishing to trade on an ECN (electronic communication network) has expanded this week with the latest offering from Alpari (UK). The company says its new MetaTrader 4-based platform offers users, “high-speed, low latency and direct access to ultra competitive Forex prices.” It also enables the use of algorithmic trading, or what Alpari calls “expert advisors”. On top of that, the company is trumpeting its non-dealing desk (NDD) execution and the ability of users to trade on their own bids and offers. But there is a trade off: clients will have to pay commission, which depends on volume traded.

You have reached premium content. Please log in to continue reading.

Read beyond the headlines with Euromoney

For over 50 years, our readers have looked to Euromoney to stay informed about the issues that matter in the international banking and financial markets. Find out more about our different levels of access below.


Unlimited access to and

Expert comment, long reads and in-depth analysis interviews with senior finance professionals

Access the results of our market-leading annual surveys across core financial services

Access the results of our annual awards, including the world-renowned Awards for Excellence

Your print copy of Euromoney magazine delivered monthly

£73.75 per month

Billed Annually


Unlimited access to and, including our top stories, long reads, expert analysis, and the results of our annual surveys and awards

Sign up to any of our newsletters, curated by our editors


Already a user?

We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.
I agree