Germany’s CFD providers look to boost market share

CFD activity on the increase but banks keep their distance

a photo of the commerzbank building in frankfurt
Commerzbank is the most high-profile bank to offer CFDs

Providers of contracts for difference (CFDs) are stepping up their marketing efforts in Germany and making inroads into the growing community of online day traders, notably with the Dax 30 index as an underlying. However, the CFD segment remains small compared to the market for leveraged structured products offered by the major banks, while the smaller German CFD providers are facing a tough fight to win business from established UK companies such as CMC Markets, City Index, iETX Capital and IG.

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