Plus500 Enters Japanese Market, Acquires EZ Invest Securities

Monday, 21/03/2022 | 07:38 GMT by Bilal Jafar
  • EZ Invest is regulated by Japan’s FSA.
  • The company plans to expand its global presence.
Plus500

Plus500, an international multi-asset fintech group operating proprietary technology-based trading platforms, confirmed its entrance into the growing market of Japan today with the acquisition of EZ Invest Securities, Co., Ltd. (EZ Invest).

The latest news from Plus500 came nearly 5 weeks after the company secured a new regulatory license in Estonia. To expand its presence globally, Plus500 has increased its efforts significantly since the start of 2021.

Regulated by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan, EZ Invest is licensed as a Type 1 Financial Instruments Business Operator. Additionally, the financial services provider is a member of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) and the Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ). EZ Invest offers a broad range of services, including CFDs and OTC Foreign Exchange.

"We are delighted to announce our entry into the Japanese market, with the acquisition of EZ Invest. This acquisition represents an important strategic step for Plus500 as we continue to strengthen our position as a global multi-asset fintech group, by further diversifying our geographic footprint. I am excited about the opportunities available in the substantial Japanese retail trading market and, given Plus500's considerable technical expertise and robust financial capability, I am confident that we will be able to maximize this opportunity,” David Zruia, the Chief Executive Officer of Plus500, commented.

Going Global

According to Plus500, the recent acquisition and the expansion of the company’s operations in Japan will drive its global growth. Moreover, the company is planning to use its financial strength and technology-driven tools to scale and develop its business in Japan.

“This acquisition represents a major growth opportunity for Plus500 and further strengthens its strategic position as a global multi-asset fintech group, by diversifying the Group's geographic footprint through an immediate presence in the substantial retail trading market in Japan,” the company explained.

In July 2021, Plus500 announced the completion of Cunningham’s acquisition.

Plus500, an international multi-asset fintech group operating proprietary technology-based trading platforms, confirmed its entrance into the growing market of Japan today with the acquisition of EZ Invest Securities, Co., Ltd. (EZ Invest).

The latest news from Plus500 came nearly 5 weeks after the company secured a new regulatory license in Estonia. To expand its presence globally, Plus500 has increased its efforts significantly since the start of 2021.

Regulated by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan, EZ Invest is licensed as a Type 1 Financial Instruments Business Operator. Additionally, the financial services provider is a member of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) and the Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ). EZ Invest offers a broad range of services, including CFDs and OTC Foreign Exchange.

"We are delighted to announce our entry into the Japanese market, with the acquisition of EZ Invest. This acquisition represents an important strategic step for Plus500 as we continue to strengthen our position as a global multi-asset fintech group, by further diversifying our geographic footprint. I am excited about the opportunities available in the substantial Japanese retail trading market and, given Plus500's considerable technical expertise and robust financial capability, I am confident that we will be able to maximize this opportunity,” David Zruia, the Chief Executive Officer of Plus500, commented.

Going Global

According to Plus500, the recent acquisition and the expansion of the company’s operations in Japan will drive its global growth. Moreover, the company is planning to use its financial strength and technology-driven tools to scale and develop its business in Japan.

“This acquisition represents a major growth opportunity for Plus500 and further strengthens its strategic position as a global multi-asset fintech group, by diversifying the Group's geographic footprint through an immediate presence in the substantial retail trading market in Japan,” the company explained.

In July 2021, Plus500 announced the completion of Cunningham’s acquisition.

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Bilal Jafar holds an MBA in Finance. In a professional career of more than 8 years, Jafar covered the evolution of FX, Cryptocurrencies, and Fintech. He started his career as a financial markets analyst and worked in different positions in the global media sector. Jafar writes about diverse topics within FX, Crypto, and the financial technology market.
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