For those who follow the forum avidly, ha ha, you might remember a post at the beginning of the month about my Pepperstone exploits. I'd opened a European account rather than an Ozzie one, which meant I was constrained to the nanny state rules of the EU.
I'm pleased to say that the right account is now open and funded.
A few observations on Pepperstone:
1. They mentioned that Mozilla Firefox was their preferred browser. This happened to be when I was having issues with the cash transfer. I think Chrome works just fine to, once my bank had taken a hold off my card. (I'm on a Mac).
2. Their support team are not as friendly or efficient as IC Markets. No one has a name, and if you want them to explore anything they always ask for your email, even though you gave it to start the chat. You wait ages in between comments, which presumably means they have a lot of chats open per support member at any given time. (Their tech team are all based in Dallas, US, not Australia - not sure whether that is significant).
3. The one big benefit of Pepperstone is native MT4 for the MAC. Appreciate that might be as useful as a chocolate fireguard for most 'forumites'.