No Relation, but Shared Values: The ‘Other’ CFI with the Goal of Becoming ‘The’ Investing Brand

CFI Financial Group

The CFI Financial Group — no relation to — has been a leading trading provider for the past two decades, operating around the world from bases in London, Larnaca, Beirut, Amman, Dubai, and Port Louis.

CFI Financial Group (CFIFG, for the purposes of this article) offers competitive trading conditions with spreads from zero pips, zero commissions, fast execution, and no minimum deposit on 7000+ stocks, forex, commodities, indices, and ETFs from 18 global markets. The group is renowned for its client support in over 100 countries, daily technical reports, free webinars, and dedicated account managers, ensuring a best-in-class trading experience.

“Our reputation is our main asset,” says founder and managing director Hisham Mansour, “and we’re proud it’s the number one reason why clients choose us.”

The group’s mission is to deliver innovative, competitive and accessible trading services — with passion. It aims to be “the” brand for all things investing and trading. Professionalism goes without saying, but the group ensures a personal connection in all its dealings, with support and empowerment for clients, staff, and associates.

It all began with a private banking department established within a sister institution, Credit Financier, in Beirut in 1998. The first entity was established under the name of Credit Financier Invest in 2005, after a separation of the credit business from the trading side.

The combination of talent, tech, and a winning mindset drove a sustainable brand to become one of the fastest-growing firms in the world, in a fiercely competitive sector.

There has been evolution over the past 23 years. “The CFI brand became synonymous with top players looking to conquer this industry,” says Mansour, “and our referrals — along with our stream of innovation — enabled us to stand our ground in a dynamic industry.”

CFIFG offers two account types: the Zero commission (all-inclusive), with no added commissions, only the spread, and the Dynamic (premium), with extremely narrow spreads and competitive commissions. The cost of trading is embedded in the spread, meaning that when someone buys a certain CFD, they have already paid the transaction cost. The group offers thousands of CFDs and listed products that are accessible from one platform.

Those products include stocks across the US, UK, Europe, and Asia, indices with broad exposure, forex — with access to major, minor and exotic currency pairs — bullion hedges in gold, silver and other precious metals, energies— including West Texas Intermediate and Brent Crude — EFTs and cryptocurrency. The final product offering varies according to entity, regulation and jurisdiction.


CFI Financial Group’s diverse range of products is complemented by best-in-class technology that creates an optimised cycle of trading on three sophisticated platforms that guarantee continuous updates and ease-of-use.

Metatrader 5 is one of the most widely used trading interfaces in the world. It continues the legacy of game-changing Metatrader 4, one of the most popular trading platforms in the world. It rose to popularity in the 2000s and 2010s and remains a stable, easy-to-use and versatile interface.

MetaTrader 4 is one of the most popular trading platforms in the world and the foundation that eventually led to MetaTrader 5. The platform rose to popularity in the 2000s and 2010s and remains a stable, easy to use and highly versatile interface for trading the global financial markets.

cTrader is a powerful up-and-coming trading platform, a new favourite in the trading community, and a glimpse into the future. cTrader’s next-generation interface offers advanced features beyond most other platforms.

All three platforms have powerful charting capabilities, advanced order types and execution, depth of market, one-click order entry, and strategy automation — available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.


CFI Financial Group Locations


CFI UK is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom – FRN 828955. Company Registration Number 11634673.


CFI Dubai is regulated by the DFSA under license number F003933.


CFI Cyprus is authorized by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission with CIF license No. 179/12.


CFI Jordan is regulated by the Jordan Securities Commission.


CFI Lebanon is regulated by the Banque du Liban (#40) and the Capital Markets Authority (#26).


CFI Mauritius is regulated by the Financial Services Commission.

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