In the News: Betting Business

23 August 2016

In this article on Betting Business, our CEO Justin Short and CPO Mick Horgan talk about what led to the creation of TIQL and hint at some of Nous’ future plans.

Nous brings financial trading to the newbies with TIQL

For many, the world of high-risk spreads and binary options are deemed to be the reserve of professional traders or mathematical virtuosos – but with newly-launched TIQL app, Nous aims to open up trading to a whole new audience. It’s safe, user-friendly, and offers potentially high returns – and CEO Justin Short thinks he may have cracked the code for the mass market.

Press Release: Nous Global Markets launches TIQL®, a revolution in personal trading

“The safe, simple way for the world to trade”

Over 500 trades possible from a $5 deposit, all losses strictly limited and returns of up to 20✕

London-based Fintech firm Nous Global Markets today announced the release of TIQL®, a completely new category of financial-market trading app available on PC, Android and iOS. TIQL (pronounced “tickle”) is designed to be the world’s safest way to trade, thanks to a unique set of consumer-friendly features unavailable before today. The firm also offers a “Uniquely Good Deal” guarantee to highlight TIQL®’s benefits and unique new approach to trading.

Nous® says that it built the app following the success of an earlier free-to-play virtual trading app it released in 2014. After amassing 400,000 players from over 200 countries, Nous® discovered that many of them were unable to exercise their new-found skills and passion on the real markets. Existing brokers and other service providers did not cater to the needs of people in developing countries, whom Nous® describes as the “emerging global middle class”.

After considerable R&D, in April this year TIQL® was awarded an OGRA licence to operate its unique new platform by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, and has since been testing its services, culminating in today’s official release. Some of the consumer-friendly features that, in combination, are unique to TIQL® are:

  • Open an account with as little as $5
  • Invest from as little as $0.01 (1 cent) on each trade
  • Free downside protection: impossible to lose more than was invested in a trade
  • Receive up to 20x returns for correct predictions

There are several additional benefits that further differentiate the platform, such as no fees when starting a trade, no bid-offer spreads to reduce returns, and a unique visual interface. More details can be found at

TIQL has received a wealth of positive feedback during the Beta phase:

“This is awesome it feels great to be on ‘TIQL’ , thanks for giving such a great platform…”

“So much adrenalin for 1$”

“TIQL is best.. It’s a one of a kind platform. […] I can limit my losses but can maximize my winning stake :)”

Many more quotes are available on request.

In the few months of invitation-only testing since obtaining its licence, TIQL® has already seen early customers wager nearly US $300,000. These customers come from countries around the world, but the EU and the US are currently excluded pending additional licences that Nous hopes to obtain over the next year. Customers are able to deposit using PayPal, Skrill or Neteller, with more options planned.

Nous is planning further expansion and is raising funds to accelerate TIQL’s impressive growth.

Founder & CEO, Justin Short, says

“After 14 years designing automated trading strategies for the world’s biggest investment banks, I saw an opportunity to reach an audience that had been ignored by the markets. Nous’ goal with the release of TIQL® is to provide a trusted, fair way for people to discover and capitalize on their talents – and have fun doing it!”

Further Information:

About TIQL® – TIQL is a revolutionary new category of financial trading app, designed by Nous Global Markets Ltd. Players enjoy making fixed-odds wagers as small as 1¢ on currencies, indices and commodities for returns of up to 20x their wager.  There are strict loss guarantees, no fees to start trading, and many other benefits. See and

About NOUS® Global Markets – Nous is a highly innovative financial technology company focused on making markets accessible, entertaining and rewarding. Established in 2012 by the CEO, Justin Short, and other Founders from Investment Banking, Technology and Marketing backgrounds, the core team has a wealth of experience unusual for a startup. More information about the team can be found here

About Spark Profit – a virtual trading game paying real profits launched in 2014, players learn how to trade by doing and earning. To date it has awarded over $350,000 in prizes to players in 200 countries. See and


Start trading with $5

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When we built TIQL we had to be pretty ingenious to make it the world’s most safe and simple way to trade — and even guarantee it.

One of those safety features is the very low deposit requirement. If you open a TIQL account, you can start trading with just $10.

However this week there’s so many great trading opportunities, we thought it would be a shame for anyone to miss out.

That’s why, for one week only, you can start trading with a deposit of just $5. That’s 500 × 1¢ trades, and most likely a lot more. At up to 20× returns on any trade there’s certainly a lot of fun available…

So go on, give it a TIQL!

* UPDATE: Offer extended, now ends Saturday 13th August 2016 00:00 UTC.