September 16, 2021 - CMC Markets Plc today announced the transition of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited’s (“ANZ”) share investing client base to CMC for a sum of AUD$25m ("The Transaction").
Over 500,000 ANZ Share Investing clients, with total assets in excess of AUD$45 billion will transition to CMC Markets. The AUD$25m consideration will be funded from the Group’s existing cash resources. The press release today stated that, "The Transaction is another significant step in the ongoing diversification of the Group’s global business and in the Australian market at a time when we are seeing elevated demand for retail stockbroking services."
With this Transaction, the existing white label technology partnership, which has seen CMC’s trading technology support ANZ’s share investing business since 2018, will come to an end. The existing white label partnership generated £39.5 million in net trading revenue for CMC in FY 2021. The CMC platform will offer clients a wide range of additional benefits currently unavailable with ANZ. These include access to enhanced, market-leading mobile apps and complementary education tools and resources. Following transition, ANZ Share Investing clients will benefit from lower brokerage charges across four major international markets and the local Australian market and will give CMC the opportunity to drive greater value from its enlarged client base.
The Transaction further establishes CMC as a financial technology leader in the Australian market and removes the uncertainty around the finite term of the existing ANZ white label partnership. The Transaction is expected to take 12 to 18 months to fully transition clients.
Lord Cruddas, Chief Executive Officer, CMC Markets, commented, “This transaction is part of our strategy to create a non-leveraged investment platform and forms part of our longer-term goals for the company. As this new venture expands and develops, we will be able to offer more products, including third party funds and tax wrappers, directly to our clients. This is a further step towards the diversification of CMC’s earnings and complements the launch of our new investment platform in the UK, aligning our business strategy across our core geographies.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to our new share investing clients, and also thank our colleagues at ANZ Bank, with whom we have worked closely over the last three years to put clients’ needs first.”
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