World Spreads ist insolvent und unter ‚Special Administration‘

tf1 Team 20. April 2012 0
World Spreads ist insolvent und unter ‚Special Administration‘

Die Worldspreads Pleite: Firma World Spreads ist seit 19 März 2012 insolvent und steht unter ‚Special Administration‘. Laut http://www.ise.ie steht die Pleite von World Spreads nun entgültig fest. Laut unseren Informationen ist auch der Deutsche Support nicht mehr für Ihre Kunden erreichbar.

Die Geschädigten sollten daher sich bei KMPG UK informieren.
Hier der Link: http://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/IssuesAndInsights/worldspreads-special-administration/Pages/default.aspx

Der angebliche Grund seien Unregelmäßigkeiten der Buchführung, so heißt es. Weitere Informationen zu den Gründen wurden hier genannt:

Upon the application of the directors the High Court appointed Jane Moriarty and Samantha Bewick of KPMG as joint special administrators of Worldspreads Ltd, a UK based spread betting business, late on Sunday 18th March 2012. Worldspreads Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Worldspreads plc, a company incorporated in Dublin, Ireland.

Jane Moriarty, restructuring partner at KPMG and joint special administrator, said:
“The administration follows the discovery of accounting irregularities, which the company became aware of during the course of Friday 16th March 2012. It soon became apparent that there was a shortfall in client monies and, in order to mitigate losses for clients, the directors applied to court for the appointment of special administrators.  Clients with any open positions will have their position closed out as at the close of the markets on Friday 16th March 2012.  We will then commence an orderly wind down of the business.”

Due to the accounting irregularities that have been discovered, it is likely that there will be a shortfall to clients.  One of the immediate priorities of the special administrators will be to investigate and attempt to reconcile all client positions in order to establish the extent of the shortfall.  The special administrators will make their first report on the likely outcome for creditors within 10 weeks from their appointment, in line with statutory requirements.

The business has approximately 15,000 client accounts and employs 66 staff.  Staff will be retained by the special administrators to support the orderly wind down of the business but, unfortunately, redundancies are likely.  The special administrators will provide updates as soon as possible.

More information on the special administration is available at www.worldspreads.co.uk and a helpline number has been set up: 020 3284 8829.  Both of these will be available by noon, Monday 19th March 2012.

 

Hier ein Auszug und Wortlaut der Meldung der Ise.ie zu World Spreads:

WorldSpreads Group plc

(„WorldSpreads“ or the „Company“)

Appointment of Joint Special Administrators to WorldSpreads Limited

 

Following the suspension of the Company’s shares from trading on Friday, 16 March 2012, Jane Moriarty and Samantha Bewick of KPMG LLP were appointed as joint special administrators of WorldSpreads Limited Sunday, 18 March 2012 pursuant to a special administration order of the Court.  Whilst the order remains in force the affairs, business and property of WorldSpreads Limited will be managed by the joint special administrators.

As a result of further investigation, the board of directors believe that as at close of business on Friday, 16 March 2012 there was a shortfall of client money at WorldSpreads Limited of approximately £13 million and that gross amounts owed to clients are approximately £29.7 million whereas the total cash balances available to the company are approximately £16.6 million.

A further announcement will be made as and when appropriate.

For further information, please contact:

WorldSpreads Group plc

Lindsay McNeile, Executive Chairman

Dominic Bacon, General Counsel

+44 (0)20 7398 5100

Collins Stewart Europe Limited

Matt Goode/Rishi Shah

+44 20 7523 8350

PR Adviser

Nick Hadjinikos

+44 20 8940 8239

About WorldSpreads Group plc

WorldSpreads Group plc (AIM: WSPR) is a financial services group offering online and telephone trading.  The Group’s core activity is the provision of spread betting products on the financial markets to retail clients from its website www.worldspreads.com.

WorldSpreads Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Services Authority.

WorldSpreads Group plc floated on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market in August 2007 and gained a dual listing by joining what is now the Irish Stock Exchange’s Enterprise Securities Market („ESM“) in May 2008.

 

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