Credit Financier Invest Review

Review

Credit Financier Invest, launched in 2009, is something quite different from the typical Forex broker. It is a high-end subsidiary of a Lebanese Bank, in a jurisdiction famous for its banking services, known formerly as the “Switzerland of the Middle East”. The Credit Financier group has been in existence for decades, and is regulated by the Bank of Lebanon. This is a broker with a high though non-traditional regulatory reputation. However, it should be noted right away that with a minimum deposit requirement of $5,000, opening an account with Credit Financier Invest will not be an option for every trader.

Credit Financier Invest acts as a market-making broker, providing a selection of trading platforms offering traders an unusually wide range of assets for trading across Forex currency pairs, individual stocks, options, futures, commodities, indices, and even fixed income products, as well as wrapped CFDs across both major and minor financial markets.

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Accounts

There is no selection of different account types from with Credit Financier Invest. An account can be opened with a minimum deposit of $5,000, and it offers an average Forex spread of 3.5 pips on the benchmark EUR/USD currency pair. It must be said that this is a high spread compared to the industry average, even more so when considering that the minimum account opening deposit is $5,000. No additional commissions are charged, and the maximum leverage offered is 200 to 1, which should be more than enough for anyone’s needs.  The trading of stocks and stock options is possible through Credit Financier Invest’s CFI-Global trading platform. Futures may be traded on very a wide selection of metals through the J-Trader and CQG-Trader platforms. Finally, fixed income products are available not through the Bank’s trading platforms, but directly from their Private Banking Department. There are not many Forex brokers offering potential access to a real Private Bank!

A demo account is available, as usual in the Forex / CFD trading industry.

Features

Probably the most notable feature of this broker, in addition to the unusually wide range of assets offered for trading, is the fact that it is a subdivision of a real bank. This means that it will have a great deal of flexibility in the services it can offer you as a trader, even including access to a private banking department. Its existence as a regulated bank also suggests an elevated level of reputation, credibility and good service will probably be part of the overall service.

A wide choice of trading platforms and tradeable instruments are offered. Their in-house platform CFI-Global for trading stocks and options, MetaTrader4, and J-Trader and CQG-Trader for trading metals futures.

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Education

There is no educational material provided by Credit Financier Invest. However, they do produce a periodical newsletter which may be subscribed to free of charge.

Bonuses and Promotions

There are no bonuses or promotions, as befitting Credit Financier Invest’s reputation as a serious and well-established banking institution. Offering such inducements would be contrary to Lebanon’s strict banking regulations.

Deposits/Withdrawals

Depositing funds into a Credit Financier Invest account is an easy and secure process. Deposits may be made using a range of methods, including credit cards, bank wire transfer, and checks. Withdrawals can be made by wire transfer and by use of a Credit Financier Invest debit card, the latter of which may be used in direct spending.

Customer Support

Customer support is based in Lebanon. Clients can contact a Credit Financier Invest representative by telephone during Lebanese business hours, and can use email anytime of the day. There is also a direct chat service available through their website.

Conclusion

Credit Financier Invest seems to have a very well-rounded offering for well-funded traders looking for the reputation and service of a bank, who wish trade a very wide selection of assets, including stocks, metals, futures and options.

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Features

Credit Financier Invest has many attractive features including the website itself which includes a simple set-out of crucial information regarding their offer and easy access to vital information. In terms of features, the stand-out strengths of this broker’s offerings are:

  • A “market maker” dealing model.
  • A minimum deposit of $5,000.
  • Very generous maximum leverage of 200 to 1.
  • Provision of one of the most popular trading platforms in the industry: MetaTrader4.
  • An unusually wide range of instruments available for trading: all the major and minor Forex currency pairs, as well as a few exotics; also, an unusually wide range of indices and commodities (including softs) as well as a large selection of major individual global shares, plus futures and options and even fixed income instruments.
  • A private banking service.
  • Ownership by a well-established and regulated banking group located in the heart of the Switzerland of the Middle East (Lebanon).

Company Information

  • Broker's Name : Credit Financier Invest
  • Headquarter : Lebanon
  • Regulation : Bank of Lebanon 

Account Information

  • Type of Broker : Market Maker
  • U.S. Clients Allowed :
  • Minimum Deposit : $5,000
  • Maximum Leverage : 1:200
  • Commissions / Spreads : Spreads
  • Account 1 : Standard
  • Demo Account :
  • Islamic Account :
  • Segregated Account :
  • Managed Accounts :
  • Institutional Accounts :
  • Deposit Options :
  • Withdrawal Options :

Instruments Traded

  • ETFs :
  • CFDs :
  • Commodities :
  • Metals :
  • Stocks :
  • Oil :
  • Gold :
  • Binary Options :
  • Indices :

Trading Platforms

  • Type of Platform : MetaTrader 4, Proprietary platform
    • Platform Languages :
      • English
      • Arabic
      • Italian
      • French
      • Turkish
      • German
      • Chinese
      • Russian
      • Portuguese
      • Swedish
      • Polish
    • OS Compatibility :
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Mobile
      • Web
      • iPhone
      • iPad
  • Trading Signals :
  • Charting Package :
  • Market Analysis :
  • Chart Trading :
  • Hedging :
  • Mobile Alerts :
  • E-mail Alerts :
  • Trailing Stops :
  • Guaranteed Stop Loss :
  • One-click Execution :
  • Interest on Margin :
  • Mobile Trading :

Customer Support

    • Website Languages :
      • English
      • Arabic
  • Support Hours : 9/5
  • E-mail Support :
  • SMS Support :
  • Chat :

Pros and Cons

  • Wide Range of Assets
  • Middle Eastern Location
  • High Spreads
  • High Minimum Deposit

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Platforms

The MetaTrader 4 is an independent trading platform, developed for trading FX, commodities and other products and is one of the most advanced and easy platforms to use. It remains the gold standard of trading platforms.

In addition to the wide range of markets available to trade, the MT4 platform provides traders with a multilingual interface, instant execution, built in help guides for MT4 and MetaQuotes Language 4, a complete technical analysis package including a wide range of in-built indicators and charting tools, various custom indicators and time periods and more.

Automated trading is also offered through the MetaTrader 4 platform where traders can create and test their automated trading strategies by using the MetaEditor, Strategy Tester and Compiler tools within the MT4 platform.

With this automated trading system clients may create Expert Advisors, software programs enabling traders to constantly monitor the markets. Custom Indicators help traders to predict future price movements by analyzing past and current price information. And the Scripts feature gives traders the opportunity to set up an automatic repetition of specific operations such as closing all positions with a single keystroke.

MetaTrader Mobile

The MetaTrader 4 and platform apps can be used on iPhones, iPads, Multi-Terminal, and all Android devices.

CFI-Global

Credit Financier Invest’s market-maker designed Trader Workstation lets Traders, Investors and Institutions trade Stocks, Options and Bonds on over 100 Markets Worldwide from a Single Account. 

J-Trader

 J-Trader is a feature-rich professional trading platform that can meet the needs of all types of traders. It is a highly flexible product that allows you to customize your screen layouts to suit your trading requirements.

CQG Trader

CQG Trader is a high-performance market data and electronic trading application for traders who do not require technical analysis tools. CQG Trader provides Order Ticket, Quote Board, and the Orders and Report window.

Many of CQG's FCM partners offer CQG Trader as their order entry and account management front end. Traders can take advantage of this powerful application to view market activity, place orders, and track orders and positions.

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