Company News

11.04.2019

Dukascopy Bank welcomes the first Dukascoins Fat Catz club member

Dukascopy Bank is pleased to notify our clients that first Dukascoins holder with large balance has joined the elite group of members of our crypto-community called Fat Catz. As for today this client has a unique opportunity to get an annualized reward equal to 129.84% in EUR at the end of April!

Dukascopy Bank would like to remind: members of Dukascoins Fat Catz club are participating in monthly distribution of 1% of commission charged by Dukascopy Bank for operations on Dukascoins marketplace. Any client with the balance of MCA account equal to or larger than 10 000 DUK+ is eligible to join Fat Catz club. The commission will be distributed proportionally to the amount of Dukascoins held on Fat Catz account.

09.04.2019

NEW BENCHMARK HAS BEEN SET: 778 NEW MCA ACCOUNTS PER DAY!

Dukascopy Bank is happy to notify clients and readers that in less than one month new record mark of daily MCA account registrations has been set on April 8.

Just on March 13 we reported about the fact that 727 new clients joined our family of satisfied MCA account holders during only one day! Today we are celebrating new benchmark – 778 new accounts per day!

We would like to remind that the average daily number of registrations of the new MCA accounts has doubled every quarter. We are happy to state that the dynamic stays positive and we are looking at future with great confidence. The trust of all our clients and prospects relying on our services builds solid foundation of the development of retail wing of Dukascopy Bank business! Stay tuned!

05.04.2019

Big Fish referral program - level 2

Dukascopy Bank launches a second level of referral program called Big Fish. It is based on the same referral code used for the existing referral program while opening mobile current accounts (MCA). Big Fish program introduces a new additional bonus of 100 DUK+ paid to the referrer of each MCA client who`s account reaches 10 000+ Dukascoins. The Amount of Reward Deposits (if any) is counted. The Big Fish bonus is paid in addition to the standard 5 DUK+ referral bonus.

More details about Referral Program for existing clients can be found here.

04.04.2019

Dukascoin FAT CATZ club is open!

Dukascopy Bank is pleased to announce that Dukascoin Fat Catz club opens its doors. The bank reminds that the members of this prestigious club will share the commission collected by the bank from all other Dukascoin holders exchange operations. The bank charges 1% from each transaction on Dukascoin marketplace. This commission is collected and distributed among Fat Catz club members. To become the club member, one has to accumulate 10 000+ Dukascoins.

To the attention of prospect investors, the calculated annualized return in March was around 74%.

We are happy to invite our clients to visit the Dukascoin Fat Catz club web page via the link and get more details of how to profit from being a member of Dukascoin holders elite.

03.04.2019

Convert currencies at lower rates on your MCA account!

Currency exchange has become even more pleasant and advantageous than before - Dukascopy Bank is lowering the commission for the conversion of any of its 23 available currencies. The new spreads are now only 0.5% above the interbank exchange rates. Remember that Swiss residents enjoy an additional 50% discount from the standard fees. To benefit from our favourable conditions, simply log in to your MCA account! If you do not have an account yet, you may always apply for one by downloading our mobile app Dukascopy Connect 911 from Google Play or Apple Store and visiting the 'Bank' section of the app. Other fees can be found on the MCA account web site.

02.04.2019

EXCEPTIONAL EUR REWARD CONDITIONS FOR DUKASCOINS DEPOSITS

Due to high demand from investors, Dukascopy Bank has decided to prolong exceptional proposal for EUR Reward for Dukascoins 1 year deposits.

Starting from April 1, 2019 monthly minimum deposit requirements will become 2000 Dukascoins. We remind that according to this program Dukascopy Bank pays 50 euro cents for each deposited Dukascoin for period of 1 year.

Detailed EUR Reward program conditions are available for Dukascopy Bank clients here.

29.03.2019

Turkish Lira related market risks

Due to the situation around the liquidity crisis of the Turkish Lira and the associated risks, Dukascopy Group decided to temporarily reduce the maximum exposure amount on TRY pairs from 15 to 1 million of primary currency on all trading accounts. Overnight rates on Turkish Lira instruments were adjusted to reflect the current market conditions while the leverage remains unchanged at 1:10. This measure has been introduced today and will be in force until further notice.
27.03.2019

Meet the Silver Dukascoin!

For clients who have more than 1000 Dukascoins on their MCA account balance and want to marvel their friends and business partners by an exclusive souvenir, Dukascopy Bank offers a unique opportunity to order Silver Dukascoin!

The physical coin will bear a valuation of 10 EUR worth of actual silver metal at the moment of order. A limited number of 1000 Silver Dukascoins will be offered to clients with a maximum allocation rule of just 1 Silver Dukascoin per account holder. Clients who own no less than 1000 Dukascoins on their MCA account or had placed a relevant amount to one of the reward programs offered (Coin or EUR reward) at the moment of the order of the Silver Dukascoin are invited to join current unique opportunity. Each Silver Dukascoin souvenir box will consist of the coin itself and numbered Certificate of Origin signed by CEO of the Dukascopy Bank personally.

The Bank guarantees that the number of Silver Dukascoins will be strictly limited by the amount of 1000. Thus the Silver Dukascoin will become the real sign of your exclusivity.

The dimension of the coin would be 33 mm x 2,5 mm. The design of the coin is approved. Please, press this link to evaluate your souvenir. The price of the Silver Dukascoin is 20 DUK+. This amount of DUK+ and shipping costs will be charged in terms of fiat and crypto from the respective MCA account holder balance. As an option, the holder can store the Silver Dukascoin in the Dukascopy Bank vault free of charge without paying shipping costs. The Client can either pick-up the Silver Dukascoin personally or request the shipping later. In case of shipping order, the cost of shipping will be charged from the balance of the respective MCA account.

Currently, clients who wish to buy Silver Dukascoins are invited to send a request to [email protected] indicating their MCA account and/or phone number. The special-order form of Silver Dukascoin will be developed and disposed on the www.dukascoin.com website.

Dukascopy Bank is going to offer a limited set of Gold Dukascoins later. Conditions of the order and design will be published soon.

19.03.2019

New Soft commodities launched for trading on Live

Dukascopy keeps its promises and launches 3 new soft commodities (Coffee, Cotton, Orange Juice) as it was announced on the 26th of February 2019.

Total list of soft commodities available for Dukascopy traders is following:

  • Coffee (COFFEE.CMD/USX)
  • Cotton (COTTON.CMD/USX)
  • Orange Juice (OJUICE.CMD/USX)
  • Cocoa (COCOA.CMD/USD)
  • Sugar (SUGAR.CMD/USD)

At Dukascopy Bank the maximum leverage is 1:30 for the new commodities, for Dukascopy Europe account holders a leverage of 1:10 is applied.

More detailed information about trading conditions can be found on the following website pages.

Dukascopy continuously expands its list of trading instruments to meet customer's requests.

15.03.2019

Dukascoins and MCA accounts are now available for legal entities

Due to a dramatic increase in the demand for MCA account services and access to our new cryptocurrency from the side of legal entities, Dukascopy Bank has decided to open the Dukascoin airdrop to this category of customers. We would like to remind everyone that earlier legal entities had only two options for obtaining Dukascoins: either to become a Referrer and get Dukascoins for new MCA account holders or to buy Dukasoins on our internal marketplace. Starting from next week legal entities which will open MCA accounts will get 5 Dukascoins for free. Thus, all clients who will open an MCA account will be eligible to participate in the Dukascoin airdrop.

14.03.2019

727 new MCA accounts per day! A new record mark is reached on March 13th.

Dukascopy Bank is happy to notice all readers and clients that a record mark of the daily new MCA account registrations has been set on March 13th.

727 new clients joined our family of satisfied MCA account holders during only one day! We strongly believe that this mark will not hold long. According to our statistics the average daily number of registrations of the new MCA accounts has doubled every quarter. We see the tendency that every three months the number of daily registrations doubles. In January 2018 we had started from the shy average figure of 22 accounts per day. And in only one year our retail banking team has hit a new impressive peak!

We really appreciate the trust of all our clients and prospects relying on our services! Stay tuned!

13.03.2019

The first fiat reward deposit in Dukascoins is registered

After historical moment yesterday when the first Coin Reward deposit had been registered (see communication from 12.03.2019) Dukascopy Bank is pleased to notify about another historical event - first yearly deposit in Dukascoins with a Fiat Reward is registered! The amount of this first fiat rewarded deposit is 2000 Dukascoins and the yearly return for the lucky owner is 1000 EUR! According to the Fiat Reward program conditions the reward of 0.5 EUR for every Dukascoin deposited is paid at the beginning of the deposit term and is blocked until the expiration date.

Dukascopy Bank congratulates the lucky holder of that deposit! This client managed to accumulate the amount deposited at the average exchange rate of 0.87 EUR for 1 Dukascoin. It means that the effective reward for the deposit is 57%. Bravo!

The Bank would like to remind users that till the end of March 2019 the minimum required amount of the Fiat Reward deposit is reduced to only 1000 Dukascoins! Clients interested in this offer are advised to get a confirmation from Dukascopy Bank prior to acquire Dukascoins for this purpose since Dukascopy Bank has a discretionary right to limit its offer. Please, take a look at the detailed description of the program here.

12.03.2019

The first coin reward deposit in Dukascoins is registered

Dukascopy Bank is glad to notify that the first yearly deposit in Dukascoins is registered! The amount of the first deposit is 1024 Dukascoins and the yearly return for the lucky owner is 40% paid in Dukascoins. According to the program conditions the Coin Deposit Reward is paid at the beginning of the deposit term and is blocked until the term expiration.

Dukascopy Bank congratulates the lucky holder of that first deposit with an opportunity to obtain Dukascoins at a current extremely lucrative exchange rate.

The Bank would like to remind users that the return on a one year deposit is progressive up to 100% and significantly depends on the allocated amount. Please, take a look at the detailed description here.

08.03.2019

Change to Daylight Saving Time

Clocks will be advanced by 1 hour this Sunday 10 March in the US eastern time zone (EST). The FX trading day ending at 5pm NY time and Dukascopy Market opening and settlement time will be changed from 22:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT effectively this Sunday 10 March 2019.

Dukascopy settlement will return to Winter schedule on Sunday 3 November.

28.02.2019

Dukascopy Bank launches its cryptocurrency - Dukascoin

Dear clients,

As we communicated earlier, Dukascopy Bank was striving to become the first regulated bank to launch its own ICO. The start of the project was planned for the 1st of March. However, we got to know that Japanese Mizuho Bank has equally announced their token to be unveiled on the same day. We accept the challenge and move the date of the launch to the 28th of February - one day in advance. We believe that our great team developing this project for many months with incredible enthusiasm deserves to be the first worldwide. Please meet Dukascoin - the first cryptocurrency issued by a regulated bank. All details and related information including white paper are available at www.dukascoin.com. Information for press can be found here.

Starting from today, anyone can participate in the Airdrop, trade Dukascoin at the marketplace and enjoy its benefits.

Below we publish an open letter from the bank's co-CEO Dr Andre Duka.

An open letter from Dr Andre Duka, CEO-CTO of Dukascopy Bank SA

Dr Andre DukaThis letter is addressed to members of the crypto community, colleague-bankers, journalists, clients of the bank and everyone interested in Fintech.

Today, Dukascopy Bank is officially launching its crypto token Dukascoin (DUK+) the first payment coin issued for public use by a licensed and regulated bank, a Swiss bank at the least. I take this big event as a historic milestone for both the blockchain industry and the traditional banking sector. Recently, we have observed many announcements from banks about their in-house crypto projects, yet, to the best of my knowledge, no working solutions have been deployed to the market. In our case, we confirm the real start of a banks crypto currency after a year of intense legal, technological and emotional effort that has required the consolidation of all our skills and knowledge.

So, how does the first banking ICO look like?

Our project significantly differs from any other ICO offered to the audience so far. The Dukascoins uniqueness is not about the blockchain design complexity in contrast, we have intentionally meant it to remain unsophisticated, for which we have picked a popular ERC-20 standard on the Ethereum blockchain and the Airdrop concept of token distribution. Issuance of new tokens will be free of charge and limited to new current accounts opening at Dukascopy Bank, whereby each new client will get 5 Dukascoins for free and an equal amount will be granted to a referrer if any exists. The bank itself will receive 10 new coins from undistributed tokens every time a new account is created. These coins will be used to pay rewards, support liquidity and for other similar purposes. Our project is unique because the Dukascoin will simultaneously reside in two environments in the blockchain and in the books of a regulated bank. It means that when clients keep the coins inside Dukascopy, they can enjoy multiple benefits, for example, the Swiss deposit insurance scheme covering CHF 100,000, protection against bankruptcy of the bank, client may execute free and instants transfers of coins inside Dukascopy by simply knowing the receivers phone number, at the same time all counterparties associated with the transfers are duly identified (not anonymous) as they become clients of a Swiss bank.All clients have an opportunity to use standard banking services like payment cards, investments, cheap currency exchange etc. And finally, banks clients are always free to move their coins outside of the bank, exiting the secure area of the regulated bank in favor of risks and freedom of the blockchain.

To sell and buy Dukascoins, the bank has created a secure internal marketplace that is designed as an easy-to-understand bulletin board that is linked to clients accounts at the bank. It allows posting conditional orders (providing liquidity) or picking the desired orders from other participants (using liquidity). All transactions executed on the internal marketplace are secured by the bank, so the client should not worry about receiving expected value when the transaction is accepted by a third-party. Another essential benefit of Dukascopy marketplace is a possibility to get a recognized bank statement that would be acceptable for other financial institutions and official authorities.

At the same time, I invite any reputable third-party crypto-exchange that would want to list the Dukascoin, to get in contact with the bank and we together will design a cooperation model.

To support Dukascoin liquidity, the bank has developed a special program to remunerate large providers of liquidity. Also, the bank will offer a system of significant rewards motivating Dukascoins savings. Rewards will be based on both crypto and fiat currencies. Additionally, there is a special offering for Dukascopy brokerage and trading clients who will benefit from using Dukascoins to fund trading accounts.

As a CEO of the bank, Im excited about the project and invite everybody to take a look at the unique opportunities which will be offered at the initial stage of the project. I guarantee there are many interesting options worth exploring. Those who are interested to follow the Dukascoin project, I welcome to check the web site www.dukascoin.com that was specifically created for the ICO project. There you can find all the latest news, features, dates as well as the projects white paper.

27.02.2019

WARNING: GCG Asia is not in cooperation or in association whatsoever with Dukascopy Bank / 警告:鉅富金融(GCG Asia)与杜高斯贝银行没有任何合作和联系

Please mind that contrary to the fraudulent allegations of GCG Asia, GCG Asia is not in collaboration with Dukascopy Bank or with any other entity of Dukascopy Group.

GCG Asia is fraudulently using Dukascopy's name and logo for attracting clients/investors, without Dukascopy Bank's permission. We are taking actions against this dishonest organisation.

We invite to extreme caution toward such organisation basing its promotion on a lie. Further advice is available at Client Protection

请注意相关针对鉅富金融(GCG Asia)违反欺诈的指控,鉅富金融(GCG Asia)没有与杜高斯贝银行或杜高斯贝集团的任何其他实体合作。

鉅富金融(GCG Asia)在末获得杜高斯贝银行的允许情况下正在欺诈性地使用杜高斯贝的名称和商标来吸引客户/投资者。我们正在对这家不诚实的公司采取行动。

我们呼吁远离这家虚假宣传的公司并采取极端谨慎的态度。获取更多建议,请访问 Client Protection

26.02.2019

Soft commodities & updates in trading conditions for CFDs

Dukascopy Bank extends the list of tradable instruments by introducing CFDs on Soft Commodities and expanding the range of Indices.

2 new commodities and 1 stock index have been added on Live and Demo:

  • Cocoa (COCOA.CMD/USD)
  • Sugar (SUGAR.CMD/USD)
  • Poland Index (PLN.IDX/PLN)

3 new commodities will become available for trading soon:

  • Coffee (COFFEE.CMD/USX)
  • Cotton (COTTON.CMD/USX)
  • Orange Juice (OJUICE.CMD/USX)

At Dukascopy Bank the maximum leverage is 1:30 for the new commodities and 1:100 for the Index, for Dukascopy Europe account holders a leverage of 1:10 is applied.
For more detailed information about the trading conditions please consult Range of markets and Overnight policy sections of the website.

The Spain 35 Index (ESP.IDX/EUR) has returned to its regular leverage of 1:100 for Dukascopy Bank account holders.

Please take a moment to review the updated fee schedule on single stock CFD instruments here. See Fee Schedule for more information.

08.02.2019

MARKET CLOSURES ON PRESIDENT'S DAY

Please beware of special trading breaks for CFD's and Bullion on Monday 18th February due to President's Day.

The detailed market closures can be found here.

17 January 2019

Brexit related margin update

Temporary leverage reduction introduced on Friday 11-Jan-2019 will be removed with immediate effect and set leverage 1:100 for BRENT.CMD/USD, LIGHT.CMD/USD and GBP related FX instruments as default. Due to the ongoing risks of market gaps in a politically driven market environment GBR.IDX/GBP CFD will remain with reduced leverage conditions of 1:30 until further notice.
17 January 2019

Market closures on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Please beware of special trading breaks for CFD's and Bullion on the coming Monday 21st January due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The detailed market closures can be found here.

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