Australian broker, Pepperstone, has announced the launching of a new HTML5 webtrader. For the endeavor, the company has partnered with technology provider, Leverate, to license their newly updated Sirix webtrader. On the news, Pepperstone becomes the first top twenty broker by volume to begin offering Leverate’s new HTML5 version of their platform. Launched in July, we are still seeing Leverate clients maintaining the old version of the webtrader. In talks with Leverate clients, it was expressed to FortuneZ that brokers were taking a wait and see approach to analyze the performance of the HTML5 version before beginning to use it.
For Pepperstone, the Sirix webtrader provides users access to their MetaTrader 4 accounts across multi operating systems and mobile devices using a similar trading interface. As MetaQuotes currently doesn’t offer a web based interface for MetaTrader 4, brokers have partnered with third party firms such as Leverate, Panda TS, and TradeSpot FX. Based on future client feedback with Pepperstone, it could trigger additional MT4 focused brokers to adopt Leverate’s HTML5 webtrader.