Gain Capital Holdings, a provider of online trading services specializing in foreign exchange (FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), has launched new service in Australia under its brand.

Gain Capital claimed that investors in the region will be able to trade in the world’s major currencies including the Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, US Dollar, Euro and British Pound, as well as gold, silver and oil CFD contracts.

Customers will also have access to the company’s full suite of trading tools and services, including: real time forex news from Dow Jones; expert research and trading ideas from a global research team of technical and fundamental analysts; free educational resources including online guides, courses, webinars; and local funding options and account services such as Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar denominated trading accounts.

Glenn Stevens, CEO of Gain Capital, said: “Launching operations in Australia is part of a long term strategic goal to service our clients locally wherever possible. Gain Capital has a growing global footprint and we believe our service will be well-received by traders in Australia and New Zealand who are looking for a well-capitalized firm that offers premium trading tools and research, competitive pricing and, of course, a solid reputation.”