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Comparing WL cTrader and MetaTrader 5 Full License

Comparing WL cTrader and MetaTrader 5 Full License

Truth be told, both trading platforms are good, reliable, error-free, and stable. Both platforms are professional and time-tested. They offer a number of useful tools, including charts, indicators, and the ability to develop custom plugins. So when comparing trading characteristics or pricing, we only aim to highlight the most significant differences between the platforms to facilitate your research and simplify your choice.

Besides, we will compare WL cTrader and MetaTrader 5 Full License specifically, because WL on cTrader is much more popular than Full License. Since October 2022, it has become very difficult to buy a WL MetaTrader 4/5, so it is much easier to get a Full License from MetaQuotes.


MetaTrader 5 Full License vs WL cTrader

 

MetaTrader 5 Full License

White Label cTrader

Setup fee

5,000

1,000

Monthly fee

5,000

1,000

UpTrader monthly maintenance fee

2,000

Volume fees, from $1000

A-Book/B-Book Settings 

Groups level

Symbol of the Group Level

Markup Settings

Symbols level

Symbol of the Group Level 

 

Duplicate/transfer Settings 

no

yes
Protection Profiles Volume Profiles Leverage Profiles Execution Profiles Commission Profiles Symbol Sessions Profiles 

 

Configurable dynamic

yes

yes

Dynamic Leverage

no

yes

commissions Trade Report 

yes

yes

Number of accounts

limited (pay for extra)

unlimited 

Number of symbols

unlimited

unlimited

Inactivity Fees

 

no

yes

Swap Free Account Admin Fees

no

yes

Integrated Copy Trading System Accounts

no

yes

Advanced take profit/stop loss levels 

 

no

yes

Integrated IB Programme

no

yes

 

Server and Scalability Issues

 

on the broker’s side 

 

 

 

fully managed by Spotware 

 

Proxy Cloud for Global Low-Latency Connectivity 

no

yes

Charts

3 types of charts, 21 time frames, and 38 built-in technical indicators

9 types of charts, 54 time frames, and 70 built-in technical indicators

Compliance

hard

easy

 

Transparency is the key difference

The platforms are still different and the key difference between them is in the transparency of order execution. cTrader's policy is focused on keeping order execution transparency under their control. They keep execution records and allow traders to view these records. It is not possible to manipulate prices because they prevent users from editing the databases. Order execution in MetaQuotes is not transparent, so along with the way the platform is set up, there is more room for manipulation, which scammers can take advantage of. In this case, MetaQuotes shows the brokers the door.

 

Compliance

Another key difference between the platforms is the compliance process. Since cTrader controls the brokerage activity within the platform itself, including both the recording of trades and order execution transparency, they can welcome anyone because they do not risk anything. MetaQuotes, on the contrary, tries to find out whether the broker is reliable or not before the purchase goes through. Their compliance process requires customers to have the correct jurisdiction, bank accounts, and so on. This information should already indirectly confirm that the company is going to operate within the bounds of the law. Incidentally, because MetaQuotes pays such close attention to compliance, it has become virtually impossible to buy their White Label. In case of White Label, they do not know to whom they are selling the terminal rights. In case of a full license, MetaQuotes is calm since they have all the broker’s details.

 

Interface

The platforms have different design. At first glance, MetaTrader 5 looks outdated, they only have the light theme which does not change, the charts look complicated. 

cTrader’s interface looks more clear and modern. In addition, cTrader offers two themes: dark and light, which is very popular with users. At the same time, cTrader and MetaTrader are fairly similar in terms of the interface. Its graphical features, account management tools, testing capabilities, and technical indicators easily compete with those from MetaTrader.


 

Charts

 

The way users can interact with charts is different. For example, to change chart settings in MT5, you need to select the active chart and then make changes to the settings. In cTrader, each chart has its own toolbar, making it easier to manage the charts. Both platforms are generously stocked with indicators. The MT5 has more tools for technical analysis, such as Fibonacci, Gann, and Channel tools. cTrader, on the other hand, has other advantages such as charts that you can extend across several monitors.

In addition, cTrader offers more time frames and the possibility to display ticks on the main chart where you can use indicators and different types of charts, and not only a line chart in the Market Watch section as in MT5.

 

A-book, B-book.

 

Both platforms support both types of execution. However, since the possibility to manipulate trades in cTrader is limited, ECN/STP brokers choose it more often, while B-brokers prefer MT5. This is an important difference between the platforms that often makes brokers choose MetaTrader. Nevertheless, this does not mean at all that a B-broker on MT plans to manipulate data. MT has much wider possibilities for writing plugins and a huge market where you can buy ready-made plugins. In cTrader, there is no market and no possibility to write anything without their Software team. Of course, many companies do not like this and are therefore more inclined to choose MT. Moreover, MT offers both A-book and B-book, and the honesty of their work can be confirmed by modern tech escrow intermediaries. Wiring their money through them gives traders a guarantee that it will be received. This is how Serenity Escrow works, for example.


 

Serenity Escrow 

 

Serenity Escrow is an intermediary between a broker and a trader. Escrow uses blockchain technologies and works through smart contract. Blockchain transparency allows to compensate for non-transparent transaction execution. Deposits and withdrawals on the broker’s side are made through the smart contract, and the trader's funds are stored on the smart contract until one of the parties applies for withdrawal of these funds. Since all deposits are stored on the smart contract, if the client or broker disagrees (clients can also be cheaters), the arbitration panel reviews the transaction documentation and makes a verdict on who will receive the funds. Thus, Serenity serves as a guarantee of the broker's honest work and payments. Serenity will also add to the broker's reputation and provide guarantees to the traders in all cases: for the brokers working both on cTrader and MetaTrader, for brokers operating as a hybrid scheme with both A-book and B-book, and for brokers only working as an A-book.

 

Read more about Serenity here

 

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Customer service as a method to increase customer loyalty and retention for Forex CRM Provider

Customer service as a method to increase customer loyalty and retention for Forex CRM Provider

Originaly posted on Finextra


What happened? What problem did we solve?

 

Once again, a developer nervously told a support engineer that the issue the customer is experiencing is not on our side. He added that it was at least the 4th time that he was answering this particular question and that it would be worth remembering it. The support manager got offended and replied that he was not sure if the situation was the same, since he did not have their chat history at hand and the question was urgent and required immediate attention. The customer, seeing his request status is not changing, continues to bombard the support team with questions. 

 

Everyone suffered in this context. First of all, the support person, literally torn between chats. The developer suffered from the same repetitive questions, the management suffered from complaints, threats, and eternal emergency mode. The customers suffered, as their questions were left hanging in the air. The situation is quite typical for software providers, where minor bugs, appearing here and there, make everybody nervous, both just because they exist but also because developers are bothered with the same question: well? when?

 

Messaging apps are evil

 

“The root of the problem leading up to this situation was the way requests were handled by the support team” says Project manager UpTrader Elena Pinchuk. 

 “When the company was a small startup, each customer was assigned a personal manager who answered all their questions in a convenient messaging app: Skype, WhatsApp, Telegram, and so on. Maximum ease of communication, instant response. However, when the company started growing, the number of chats increased, and the answers to typical questions got lost in tons of correspondence. Gradually, chaos ensued and the system began disintegrating. Change was triggered when a manager approached the developers with yet another “stupid” question but they decided that the problem was not worth their attention and left work for the weekend. It turned out that the problem was serious, but due to the lack of alerts and status updates they were unable to correctly identify its severity. The team repeatedly apologized to the customer, drew conclusions, and decided that it was time to give up messaging apps and launch a support portal.”

 

What system we chose

 

After having researched the market, we decided to try the Help Desk by Atlassian since we already used their task tracker Jira. “We decided to try the system for a month, configuring it so that certain incidents trigger alerts”, continues Elena.

“Within a week, we trained and tested our support team and informed our customers that they could now use this new and convenient system. As expected, some customers were unhappy with the change, because they had to get used to another system. Some had unfounded fears that now it would be even slower and worse”.

 After all, before they could just type a quick message and now they had to go to the portal, think how to categorize their issues, leave a ticket, and wait. Every customer has an account. To create a ticket, they have to answer 3-4 questions and specify the urgency and the category: bug, new feature request, etc. The ticket instantly goes into the system. The customer can see how the status of their issue updates from open to in progress and is reassured that their issue is being addressed. It is convenient for both the developers and the support staff that categorization makes it possible to systematically track recurring errors and optimize solutions accordingly. A convenient search function allows the customer to find their issue history in two clicks.

 

What was the result? 

 

“We limited the ticket resolution time to 48 hours, with 6 hours to first response for non-urgent questions and 1.5 hours for urgent ones. This added predictability and transparency. The speed with which we are working has increased and the number of support tickets has decreased. We don’t feel the need to monitor all the chats anymore and manually go through urgent and non-urgent tasks. A pleasant bonus is the ability to track employee efficiency”, said Elena. 

“So far, the system is not ideal”, added CEO UpTrader Vasily Alexeev. 

“However, we can already see a significant effect. Satisfied employees, customers, and managers are the key to customer loyalty and sustainable development of the company”.

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UpTrader Wallet: why do clients need this feature?

UpTrader Wallet: why do clients need this feature?

UpTrader Forex CRM has a lot of features that are undeservedly ignored by brokers. For example, the wallet. 

The wallet is a non-trading account for depositing funds. It was designed to make it easier for your clients to manage their finances. This is especially true if they use more than one trading account.

So why have a non-trading account when you can fund the trading account directly? 
 

  1. Easier to choose

Fund you wallet now and then decide which account you want to trade in. This function was implemented at the request of a large broker whose task was to simplify the path their client was taking to deposit their account. Since the broker had many types of trading accounts available and the client had to choose which account to deposit, it often lead to customer’s frustration. In order not to complicate the process of registration and account deposit, we decided to create a non-trading account, that is, a wallet for deposit/withdrawal and transfer of funds.
 

  1. Keep your money safe in a wallet

Keeping money in a trading account always carries the risk of free funds covering the margin on trading positions. If there is no wallet to which you can transfer money instantly and where it cannot be lost, then you must either close all your positions, or apply for withdrawal of funds, wait for approval and transfer them to your account while paying commission. With a wallet, a trader can withdraw funds from the account and not worry about it covering the margin. 
 

  1. Simplify deposits and withdrawals

If a trader has several trading accounts, with a wallet, they do not need to deposit each account separately through payment systems, it is enough to deposit one account. To transfer funds from each trading account to the wallet, no additional approvals are needed, it is done instantly and the client immediately can see how much money they can withdraw and how much has to be kept as security. Most importantly, the client can transfer money from all trading accounts to the wallet and submit a single withdrawal request instead of having to submit it for each account separately. 

How do I connect/disconnect the wallet in my Forex CRM?

Leave a request with your manager or contact us by live chat or email: [email protected]

 

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UpTrader is going to visit the Fazzaco Expo in Dubai, October 12-13th

UpTrader is going to visit the Fazzaco Expo in Dubai, October 12-13th

The UpTrader team is going to visit the Fazzaco Expo which will be held in Dubai on October 12-13th. 

CEO UpTrader Vasily Alexeev

“Dubai has always been a hospitality place for the Fintech companies and we are happy to come again this time in Dubai at the Expo that is hosted by our friends Fazzaco.com. We hope to meet our clients and partners there to discuss our projects and strengthen our relationships”. 

If you would like to arrange the appointment with UpTrader, mail us to: [email protected]

Dates: October 12-13th

Location: Dubai, InterContinental Dubai Festival City—Festival Arena

Time: UTC+4 10:00 - 17:30

Register here: https://www.fazzaco.com/fazzaco-finance-expo-dubai-2022/

See you there!

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UpTrader Forex CRM has been integrated with the cTrader platform

UpTrader Forex CRM has been integrated with the cTrader platform

The second most popular trading platform after Metatrader cTrader. There is a common opinion that cTrader is more suitable for professionals, MetaTrader is simpler and therefore more popular among the masses. Another reason for MetaTrader's popularity is the time of establishment. MetaTader appeared much earlier - in 2005, while cTrader only in 2011.  

The main difference between platforms is not huge. It is shown in the table:

 

MetaTrader vs cTrader 

 

 

cTrader

MetaTrader 4

Programming Languages

C#

MQL4 & MQL5

One-click trading

Online community

Huge

Small

Built-in technical indicators

+70

30

Experts Advisors (EAs) or trading robots

+270

+15,000

Custom indicators

+860

+7,000

Execution Model

ECN+STP

ECN

 

Brokers often choose cTrader or prefer to have both platforms. If you are a cTrader Broker, or moving from Metatrader to the cTrader platform, or have both platforms, take a look at UpTrader Forex CRM system.

UpTrader Forex CRM - multifunctional Forex CRM is for both Metatrader and cTrader brokers. 

All CRM products are easily integrated with the platforms. 

UpTrader Forex CRM for brokers includes admin module, back office, trader’s room, sales module, bonus and partnership program, more than 50 payment systems. Also we have comfort client support integrated inside CRM.

To learn more about UpTrader CRM and how it can be integrated with your cTrader broker, write us to [email protected] or in a live chat. 

 

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Best Payment System Providers for Forex brokers in 2023

Best Payment System Providers for Forex brokers in 2023

Over the past 10 years, accepting payments and withdrawals from brokers has become more complicated, contrary to expectations that technology would make it easier to transfer funds. Regulators have increased payment control, making it difficult for everyone, but especially for smaller companies. As a result, the smaller and more local a company is, the more peculiar methods of accepting payments it is forced to use. Brokers therefore have to constantly introduce new payment methods depending on the region where they operate.

At UpTrader, the second most popular request we get after CRM installation is integrating a payment system. Since this service is highly requested and most clients want a quick integration, we thought we would find a partner on the market who could maintain the quality and provide the desired speed. To our big surprise, such companies not only provide a slower service than UpTrader's development team, but also charge much more than we do.

Our standard implementation time is 2 weeks, and we integrate 1 payment system a month for free. Our partner companies take a full month for the same job and charge $2500 for one payment system.

After analyzing this market data, we decided to continue to provide these services on our own.

As of now, we have a full-fledged payment management system integrated in UpTrader. Every client can see a set of payment systems depending on their country. Our system shows one set of payment systems for clients in one region and another set for clients in another region. At the moment, we have integrated 50 payment systems into our CRM, and new ones keep appearing.

In addition to classic currency payments, many brokers use cryptocurrency. UpTrader has its own cryptogate through which we conduct crypto payments. We also provide wallet management software and allow for manually accepting crypto payments.

In other words, UpTrader currently provides a full range of services for its clients related to integrating payment systems. We'd be happy to help you expand your company's deposit/withdrawal methods!

Need to add a new specific payment system? Write us to [email protected] or leave a request in live chat.




 

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