• The only ESMA and FCA approved (mid-market) live spot FX benchmarks
    • Benchmark rates calculated 20 times per second

Vancouver and London – Monday 14th October 2019 – IOWA.rocks, the new financial data marketplace is delighted to announce that award-winning New Change FX (NCFX), an independent data and analytics business, has joined their rapidly growing roster of specialist market data providers. NCFX enables market participants who require objective trade cost measurement capabilities to quickly and easily calculate all related expenses against a recognised and registered independent data feed. They are the only ESMA approved and FCA authorised administrator of live spot FX benchmarks for the FX market. Operating under the EU Benchmark Regulation 2016/1011, NCFX delivers quality and credibility at an affordable price.

NCFX data is created by aggregating aggregated live market bids and offers in real time. Only data at ‘institutional’ size is taken to avoid using information from ‘fishing’ orders to create an accurate midrate that reflects the live market mid. Unlike other providers, NCFX benchmark rates are calculated 20 times a second enabling all users to transact with confidence, safe in the knowledge they are not exposed to unverified benchmarks that are calculated far less frequently. Data accuracy and speed to market provides NCFX’s clients with a significantly improved competitive advantage as FX execution can happen immediately, rather than having to wait for delayed ‘fixing’ windows. This provides both investors and their executing banks with unrivalled flexibility to do better, more lucrative business.

Darren Bishop, Chief Revenue Officer for IOWA.rocks commented. “In this highly regulated and volatile world of FX trading, speed, accuracy and price transparency are essential requirements. NCFX is the recognised industry leader in this space, which given the sheer size of the FX market and diverse makeup of participants is why we are delighted that they have decided to join our ever-growing IOWA.rocks community. This important relationship takes us a step further in helping to realise our stated goal which is to liberate the industry from the restrictions of outdated technologies and working practises. IOWA.rocks enables smart content providers to seamlessly connect with the new world data consumers who are increasingly demanding more choice, flexibility and above all, value for money.”

Andy Woolmer, NCFX CEO concluded. “The FX market is the largest sector across the global financial services industry and the demographics are changing as the number of private individuals throughout the world who are actively involved in trading is on the rise. This means the FX markets are no longer the exclusive domain of the traditional institutional investors as the cost implications for the trader on the street, who also need the same crystal clear clarity on this important point, as the financial firms, large corporates and governments bodies. Our vision is very simple: Create a completely transparent environment so that everyone who trades understands the true cost of every FX transaction, has the ability to choose how, and where, they access this information and more importantly, what they pay. We embrace innovation and believe that teaming up with IOWA.rocks will support our ambitious business development goals which are to extend our global reach and enable all industry participants, wherever and whoever they are, to benefit from the peace of mind, invaluable insights and cost savings the NCFX offerings deliver.”

About IOWA.rocks

Founded in 2018, IOWA.rocks is a ground-breaking market data business driven ecosystem. Its goal is to democratise the business of market data following the ‘on demand’ blueprint pioneered by the entertainment industry. Underpinned by industry leading MDX Technology, it provides a single and highly accessible destination for market data and alternative data sources. IOWA.rocks enables all content creators and content consumers to meet and transact business using flexible, multi-channel subscriptions to data at significantly lower cost. The technology is already proven within the global financial marketplace and is used across the entire asset class spectrum, from front to back-office. Headquarter in London, IOWA.rocks is led by industry stalwart, Darren Bishop. For more information go to www.iowa.rocks.

About New Change FX

Award winning New Change FX (NCFX) is an independent data and analytics business headquartered in the UK. As a world leading firm in their sector, their goal is to ensure everyone who trades, whether a financial institution, large corporate or private investor, has the same access to the total cost of all FX transactions and is able to choose what they pay. New Change was founded to solve this problem for customers of the FX markets. www.newchangefx.com

For more information please contact:

IOWA.rocks – Darren Bishop on +44 7501 485004, darren.bishop@IOWA.rocks

New Change FX – Andrew Woolmer – +44 7788 132199, Andrew.woolmer@newchangefx.com

Media relations:

Clare Walsh – +44 7768 770757 – clare@adessotech.co.uk

Hannah Pewter – +44 7500 905415 – hannah@adessotech.co.uk

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