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OANDA acquires majority stake in Coinpass

By Gloria Methri

August 23, 2023

  • Coinpass
  • Crypto Trading
  • Cryptocurrency Exchange

OANDA, Crypto Trading, Multi-Asset Trading, Coinpass, Cryptocurrency Exchange, FinTech Acquisition, UKOANDA Global Corporation has acquired a majority interest in Coinpass Limited, a crypto asset firm registered with the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Coinpass was founded in 2018 to meet the growing demand for fast and secure access to digital assets in the UK. It enables retail investors, professional traders, and businesses to invest and trade in cryptocurrencies, providing access to a variety of products including a range of fiat/crypto, crypto/crypto, and stablecoin pairs through proprietary trading technology solutions.

This acquisition will complement OANDA’s existing strengths in offering a wide range of CFD instruments, including indices, forex, commodities, metals, and bonds, on an award-winning trading platform.

Through Coinpass, OANDA will be able to invest in and grow a cryptocurrency trading offering in the UK market, providing retail traders and investors with a regulated route to the digital economy. Coinpass will continue to service corporate clients, while also expanding its B2B2C capabilities to enable other firms to enter the UK crypto market.

“By adding Coinpass’ regulated crypto trading proposition to OANDA’s existing multi-assets offering, we will significantly expand our footprint and widen our appeal to a growing base of retail investors in the UK,” said Gavin Bambury, Chief Executive Officer of OANDA.

He added, “The acquisition also signals the start of an exciting new phase of growth for OANDA, creating the opportunity for a truly global B2B reach. A crypto-native, Coinpass will provide OANDA with the technology backbone and trusted experience in the regulated crypto markets we need in order to offer clients globally a fast and secure route to the digital economy.”

Jeff Hancock, Chief Executive Officer of Coinpass said, “The acquisition by OANDA was born out of an alignment of vision and shared values for offering top-quality trading products to UK users. OANDA’s market experience in trading as well as their extensive product offering made working with them as a long-term equity investor vital to Coinpass’s continued growth.”

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