I am unable to look at Edgedale Finance's website, because -- and rightfully so -- they do not allow access to the site in the US where most binary option trading is unlawful. I was able to find the website's WHOIS information, and can tell you a bit about this company.
The brokerage is new The domain name was only registered and the website launched back in January 2016. The domain name was registered for one year only, the least amount of time that one can register a domain name for. This is not a company that set itself up for the long haul, and that's not a very good sign.
The IP address traces to the US where, as I mentioned, binary trading is unlawful. The company is using an American private proxy service to hide its owner's name and location. You can verify this for yourself by going to www.domaintools.com and entering Edgdale's web address in their search box to get to its WHOIS.
The corporate address for the company of one Paddington Central, Kingdom Street, London, is not a real address. That is, it's little more than a mail drop. It's virtual rather than actual. Where Edgedale really is, is anyone's guess.
It is interesting that you say that Edgedale Finance is registered with Companies House. Companies House turns up no such business. Similarly, it is not registered with your Financial Conduct Authority.
So this is an unregistered and unregulated binary option broker and one that set itself up to only be around for a very short time. There are many reports from disgruntled investors on the web who believe that Edgedale scammed them. You can see these here.
Scamadviser.com pronounces Edgedale high risk because of many negative reviews about it.
We hear horror stories every day from investors who are attracted by the stated policies of unregulated binary option brokers and who invest heavily without realizing that the overwhelming majority of unregulated binary brokers are outright scams. Then they complain that the binary broker made unauthorized trades, for example, and wiped out their entire account, or that they don't allow for them to collect their winnings.
So I would not invest any further with them. If Edgedale gobbles up your money without your authority or won't let you withdraw your winnings, if can find out where they really are, you would have to sue them to get your money back. Finding them, however will likely be a job for law enforcement.
You should contact Action Fraud at Actionfraud.police.uk and your Financial Conduct Authority. Bear in mind that the domain name and site is presently slated to disappear in January, so you should act quickly before they vanish into cyberspace.
It's a better sign, but it doesn't change anything. It doesn't really mean anything. It does confirm that this company is brand new. But it hasn't been around long enough to file anything with your government. So right now, the listing with Companies House gives the appearance of legitimacy. But by next year, if they don't provide their annual tax filings and pay their registration fee, they will not be in good standing and could eventually be stricken off of the register.
Many fraudulent companies will register with Companies House or with similar agencies around the world because it's easy enough and cheap enough to do and gives them an illusion of credibility. Then, by the time Companies House wants to strike them off the register, they have long since disappeared into cyberspace with their victims' money.
I did ultimately look at the website. I just had to use software that hid my IP address. That's how I got the company address, which, incidentally is not the same address as what was registered with Companies House, though neither is an actual address.
I agree it looks professional, at first glance, but so what? That doesn't mean it cannot be fraudulent. I would note, for example that it claims to be copyrighted as of 2014, when in fact the site is only 6 months old. Its text claims it has been around for more than 5 years, which is also incorrect. In fact, much of its text is ripped off verbatim from this site, which is older and set to expire this month and which is probably run by the same set of scammers.