Dubai Financial Market, DFM, today announced the official launch of its newly designed website, an integrated link that provides various market participants with a unified and effective platform to access and benefit from various services and market data through countless new pages.
The 'beta' version of the website was launched earlier this year alongside the old version, enabling users to provide feedback before the official launch. Investors showed great interest in the website and expressed a high level of satisfaction about the new add-ons.
The DFM website is the main source of information investors should look at in order to obtain necessary information for investment purposes, as it encompasses various important information about listed companies, such as financial statements and the formation of the boards of directors. The investor can also access a live market data feed by registering on the website, which also provides access to electronic statements showing the balance of portfolios and other services.
The website includes many sections and pages prepared according to different types of target audience, in addition to the disclosures of listed companies, market news and trading activity data. The website includes investor relations page for the DFM, as well as pages about laws and regulations.
Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM, said, "This new website is part of our "Smart Borse" strategy, which includes the development of electronic services, smart phone services, and the renovation of our trading floor. The launch of the new website is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, stipulating the necessity of constant service development and expansion in smart solutions. It also reflects DFM's commitment to cope with the evolving expectations of market participants and optimise the latest technologies in light of continuous technological advancements, especially with the introduction of various versions of browsers and systems."
The website allows seamless communication between investors and the exchange through DFM electronic services that facilitate the submission of applications and payment of related fees through the electronic forms service, which enables investors to fill in the forms and submit electronically without the need to personally visit the DFM offices.
The new design provides many benefits with regards to the browsing experience with a new era of enjoyable and easy browsing. It also opens the door for the introduction of many new services. It features a user friendly browsing experience and introduction of new pages, with indexing and re-classification of pages according to categories of DFM partners, a revamped Market Watch page, which enables a user to design his own market watch page according to his preferences and interests, and research by companies, securities and the market.
Other innovations include an improved Market Depth screen to display more data about the company, the addition of electronic payments through the Government of Dubai payment portal, submission of requests to update investor data with the DFM and brokerage firms, electronic and direct communication with customer services through the creation of an investor inbox once registered to the e-service, cash dividend account statements, development and update of investor pages on the website enabling investors to have instant access to the balance of iVESTOR card and stock portfolio as per the current share prices and last five trades, iVESTOR card transactions and cash dividends, and newly added investor e-forms.