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Polish Regulators Accuse XTB of Fraud as Share Prices Plunge 35%

13 Nov 2017, Warsaw, Poland - LeapRate - XTB has already pushed back on the KNF's assessment, submitting legal objections in their defense. Polish brokerage XTB (WSE:XTB) has found itself under the scrutiny of domestic regulatory authorities and has admitting to over a dozen client infringements collectively totaling millions of dollars. The legal setback has caused an abrupt collapse of share prices which dropped by more than 35 percent, with . . .


Financial Commission Announces DLS Membership Ceased

8 Nov 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Financial Commission, a leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization catering to the financial services industry, operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces that the membership status of Dragon Leader Services Ltd (DLS) has ceased following a breach of contractual obligations. DLS had not met its contractual obligations as a Financial Commission member and was . . .


China Focused FX broker GallopFX has Assets Frozen in Australia

7 Nov 2017, Canberra, Australia - LeapRate - After having its ASIC license voided back in May of this year, Chinese owned and focused Retail FX broker GallopFX and its associated companies Gallop International Group Pty Ltd (GIG), Gallop Asset Management Pty Ltd (GAM) as well as controlling shareholder Mr Ming-Chien Wang have had their assets frozen in Australia. ASIC announced that it has obtained interim injunctions in the Federal Court against . . .


Japanese Regulator Discussing Retail Forex Leverage Cap at 1:10

6 Nov 2017, Tokyo, Japan - Finance Magnates - The discussions are still ongoing and include only OTC forex brokers. The Japanese financial regulator is discussing a new proposal that is aiming to limit retail forex leverage, Finance Magnates can confirm. Multiple sources from the Japanese industry are expressing worry about the prospective impact on the market.


Poland Backtracking on Plans to Reduce Maximum FX and CFD Trading Leverage to 25:1

31 Oct 2017, Warsaw, Poland - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned from sources in Poland that the country's Ministry of Finance has decided to delay its plans to further limit the Retail FX and CFDs sector in the country. Poland was one of the first EU countries to rein in Retail FX trading, passing a law in July 2015 which set maximum leverage for Retail FX positions at 100x (or conversely, requiring margin of 1% on all positions).


Alpari Back in the EU, Receives License in Latvia

27 Oct 2017, Riga, Latvia - Alpari News/Press Release - Alpari Europe IBS AS, part of the international financial brand Alpari, was granted an investment broker's licence on the 24th of October, 2017. This decision was taken by the Financial and Capital Market Commission of Latvia, having reviewed the application submitted by the company on the 29th of December, 2016. This licence grants Alpari the right to provide its services to clients in . . .


New Zealand FMA Sets Cryptocurrency Services Legal Obligations

25 Oct 2017, Auckland, New Zealand - AtoZ Forex - New Zealand FMA issued a commentary in an attempt to inform the risks of ICOs and cryptocurrency services. Moreover, the New Zealand regulator set out the cryptocurrency services legal obligations. New Zealand has a growing blockchain community and there will be entities looking at undertaking or investing in ICOs. Considering the matter, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued an online . . .


France's Advertising Body Publishes New Recommendations for Forex, CFD Ads

24 Oct 2017, Paris, France - FinanceFeeds News - ARPP outlines new recommendations for such ads, in line with the ban on certain types of advertising of high-risk financial products. France's advertising self-regulatory organization ARPP today published a set of revised recommendations for the advertising of certain financial products like Forex and CFDs. The aim of the update of the rules is to align them with the new requirements that came into . . .


FCA Complaints about FX, CFDs and Spreadbetting are 0.1% of Total

23 Oct 2017, London, UK - Finance Magnates - This is the first time that the FCA has published such data relating to the online retail trading industry. The U? Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its half-year report about complaints against regulated firms. The number of complaints against online FX, CFDs and spreadbetting brokers is 3,471.


FBS to Launch EU Subsidiary, Acquires CySEC License

23 Oct 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - Finance Magnates - Known for its aggressive marketing, FBS is venturing into EU-regulated territory. Veteran brokerage FBS is the latest company to have acquired an EU operating license. The firm has successfully completed its application with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) and is preparing to start operations in the EU market.


CFTC's David Terrell to Appear in Tallinex Case

18 Oct 2017, Washington, DC, USA - FinanceFeeds News - David Terrell, known for his role in CFTC legal actions against foreign FX companies breaking US laws, will act as counsel for the regulator in its action against retail Forex broker Tallinex. The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is beefing up its team in the civil case it launched against retail FX broker Tallinex and its purported introducing broker in the United . . .


Latvian Financial Regulator Sends a Message to Cyprus Brokers

14 Oct 2017, Riga, Latvia - Finance Magnates - Brokers looking to operate in Latvia are asked to open a subsidiary or use a local tied agent. In a rare display of targeted communication toward specific brokerages, the Latvian financial regulator has teamed up with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). The watchdog is sending a message to Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) outlining some provisions in Latvian law.


CySEC Sets Cryptocurrency Rules

13 Oct 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - LeapRate - Cyprus financial regulator CySEC has issued a directive outlining its requirements for CIF licensed FX and CFD brokers who offer trading in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. As the prices of these virtual currencies has soared to all-time highs, trading volumes at FX brokers in all things digital are also climbing and at some brokers becoming a healthy percentage of their overall trading . . .


FxPro Gets DFSA License, Opening Dubai FX Office

11 Oct 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned from industry sources that FCA and CySEC regulated global forex broker FxPro has received a license to operate in the UAE from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). And, the company is in final preparations to open a new office in Dubai, as we first reported back in June. Organizing the effort on FxPro's behalf has been a small team headed by Ed Anderson, who has . . .


ASIC Keeps Size of Maximum Penalty for Client Money Reporting Rules Violations at $1 Million

10 Oct 2017, Canberra, Australia - FinanceFeeds News - Although the Australian regulator stuck to the size of the maximum penalties for the new rules violations, it agreed to make a range of concessions regarding certain deadlines for reporting. Earlier today, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has published the final version of the ASIC Client Money Reporting Rules 2017, which aim to impose requirements on Australian . . .


South Africa's FSB Warns against TD Markets

6 Oct 2017, Pretoria, South Africa - South Africa Financial Services Board - The Financial Services Board (FSB) warns the public against conducting financial services business with TD Markets, purporting to be registered in UK and Saint Vincent. TD Markets and/or George van der Riet are not authorised to render financial services in South Africa and are not representatives of an authorised financial services provider as required by . . .


SFC Warning against OSG Forex

5 Oct 2017, Hong Kong - AtoZ Forex - The Hong Kong financial regulatory authority has been regularly issuing warnings against fraud companies to the investors. Keeping a close eye on forex brokers, SFC warning against OSG Forex is its latest efforts to block scam. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong has made an addition to its alert list to protect its investors from a scam. In its latest warning against unlicensed FX brokers, . . .


AJF Financial Services (CapitAlpha) Renounces its CySEC CIF Authorization

3 Oct 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ('CySEC') announces that, on 21st September 2017, the CIF AJF Financial Services Ltd (the 'Company'), which provided investment services via the domains www.alphainvestment.eu, www.direktbroker24. de, www.ondatrade.com, www.tradefinancial.eu, renounced its authorisation, pursuant to section 24(1)(b) of the Investment . . .


South Korean Regulator to Ban Cryptocurrency Margin Trading, ICOs

2 Oct 2017, Seoul, Korea - SMN Weekly - South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC) has forbidden initial coin offerings (ICOs) and is considering to prohibit margin trading on digital currencies. According to the report of CoinDesk, FSC will prohibit all forms of the blockchain funding method "regardless of technical terminology". After the ruling margin trading of virtual currencies will also be illegal.


New FX broker ProbusFX gets CySEC License

27 Sep 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - LeapRate - The new, stricter rules governing FX and CFD brokers issued by Cyprus financial regulator CySEC late last year do not seem to be deterring a new generation of brokers from setting up shop in the island nation. LeapRate has learned that CySEC has issued a new CIF license to a Lebanon based investor group led by Walid Abousleiman.


HDForex (Tbilisi Traders Club) Rejoins Financial Commission

26 Sep 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - The Financial Commission (FinaCom PLC), a leading independent member-driven external dispute resolution (EDR) organization for international online brokerages that participate in global foreign exchange (forex), derivatives, and cryptocurrency markets, today announces that HDForex (Tbilisi Traders Club) has re-joined Financial Commission as category B member. HDForex had . . .


Thousands of Kenyan Online Forex Traders Face CMA Crackdown

25 Sep 2017, Nairobi, Kenya - Daily Nation - Kenya's online currency traders are now required to obtain a licence from the Capital Markets Authority, (CMA) to continue in the business following the recent enactment of tough regulations governing the market. The CMA, which is the capital markets regulator, estimates that about 50,000 people, including brokers, dealers and money managers, are in the business and are mainly using offshore platforms . . .


Malta Regulator MFSA Warns against Unauthorized Broker Capital Markets Banc

25 Sep 2017, Attard, Malta - AtoZ Forex - The Maltese watchdog continues its effort to clamp down on unauthorized financial activities for flouting its rules and regulations. In the latest announcement of the Maltase Regulator, MFSA warns against unauthorized brokers and has listed three new brokers. In April this year, the MFSA tightened margin requirements and increased capital requirements on FX and CFDs for licensed firms. The move was MFSA . . .


Financial Commission Announces Carrax as Latest Approved Member

20 Sep 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - The Financial Commission, a leading independent member-driven external dispute resolution (EDR) organization for international online brokerages that participate in global foreign exchange (forex), derivatives, and cryptocurrency markets, today announces Carrax as its newest approved Member. Carrax's status as a B-category Member of the Financial Commission took effect on . . .


Swiss Regulator FINMA Takes Action against Providers of Fake Crypto Currency "E-Coin"

19 Sep 2017, Bern, Switzerland - FinanceFeeds News - FINMA has liquidated the "E-Coin" providers that lacked the necessary banking license. Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has targeted unlicensed providers of fake crypto currency "E-Coin". In an announcement, out today, the Swiss regulator said it had closed the unauthorised providers, who had accepted several million Swiss francs in public deposits without holding the . . .


CySEC Clarifies Negative Balance Protection Rules for Leveraged FX Trading

18 Sep 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - LeapRate - CySEC financial regulator CySEC has issued a clarification statement regarding the provision of negative balance protection to clients of FX brokers who utilize leverage in their trading. When CySEC announced back at the end of November which was first exclusively reported at LeapRate a week prior that it was changing the rules for FX and CFD brokers, banning client bonuses and instituting a soft 50x . . .


Dubai's Regulator DFSA also Warns of Cryptocurrencies, ICOs

14 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - SMN Weekly - The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has warned investors of the risks of cryptocurrencies and the initial coin offerings (ICOs) in particular. In its statement the regulator explains that those ICOs are usually used for funding of a business plan proposition or company. For instance, some are seeking to develop a new digital platform, while others offer investments in properties . . .


Russia's Central Bank Initiates Blocking of 400 Websites of Unlicensed Entities

12 Sep 2017, Moscow, Russia - FinanceFeeds News - Many of the websites are run by companies offering financial services to Russian clients, without having the necessary licenses from the Bank of Russia. The Bank of Russia has targeted the websites of companies that illegally target Russian clients. According to a press release, published by Russia's "Megaregulator" today, the central bank has initiated the blocking of 400 websites, many of which . . .


Russia's Central Bank Clears another Hurdle to Getting Powers to Block Illegal Foreign FX Websites

6 Sep 2017, Moscow, Russia - FinanceFeeds News - The Ministry of Economic Development has issued a positive assessment of the bill that allows the Central Bank of Russia to make decisions as to the blocking of websites of financial services companies, including FX brokers, that target Russian clients without having the necessary license to do so. The Bank of Russia is getting nearer to obtaining powers to block access to websites of fraudulent . . .


Blackwell Global Acquires Cambodian SECC Derivative Broker Licence

5 Sep 2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Blackwell Global Press Release - The only multi-regulated brokerage with licenced operation in Cambodia,. Multi-asset brokerage Blackwell Global announces today the opening of a new office and the attainment of a new derivative broker licence issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC). Based in Phnom Penh, the expansion of its forex and brokerage business into the emerging market of . . .


GEB Invest , EQTrades Withdraw their Financial Commission Membership Voluntarily

1 Sep 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Financial Commission, a leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization catering to the financial services industry, operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces that the membership status of G. E. B. Global Equity Brokers (Belize) Limited (GEB Invest) and its sister brand EQTrades has ceased following a voluntary withdrawal. GEB Invest and EQTrades had met its obligations as . . .


MoF Issues Warning Against Unauthorized Broker HF Markets

31 Aug 2017, Tokyo, Japan - Finance Magnates - The Japanese Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued two warnings against binary options and forex trading brokerages, one of them being HotForex and the other M Carlo Capital Limited. M Carlo Capital, which also identifies as Monte Carlo Binary, and HotForex, AKA HF Markets, have been operating in Japan without receiving authorization from the local financial authority. The MoF states that the two . . .


US Court Issues $22.9 Million Fraud Judgement against IKON Global Markets

30 Aug 2017, Chicago, IL, USA - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned from court documents that about two weeks ago a US judge in Illinois entered a $22. 9 judgement in favor of several plaintiffs which had sued Retail Forex broker IKON Global Markets for fraud, as well as its former principals Diwakar Jagganath, Ioannis Litinas and George Daskaleas. IKON Global Markets was the NFA-licensed subsidiary of the IKON Finance group, controlled by Turkish . . .


Belize IFSC Issues Warning Regarding FX Broker GNTFX

30 Aug 2017, Belmopan, Belize - LeapRate - Belize financial regulator IFSC has issued a number of Warning Notices regarding several Retail Forex and Binary Options brokers. The IFSC noted that an entity calling itself 'Binary/Forex Trade' affiliated with 'James Emiliev' with address, Front Street, Spring City, Nashville Tennessee is falsely and fraudulently representing to hold an Expert Advisor / Consultancy / Advisory Services for Trading in . . .


TigerWit Secures Financial Services Licence from Securities Commission of The Bahamas

29 Aug 2017, Nassua, The Bahamas - PRNewsWire - TigerWit Group, the financial technology company, has announced its subsidiary, TigerWit Financial Services Limited, is now authorised and regulated by the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB). The Broker-Dealer licence granted to TigerWit gives the company permission to deal as agent and principle, arrange and advise in securities including CFDs in Forex, indices, commodities and metals . . .


Offshore Retail FX Broker NetoTrade gets Warning from Swiss Regulator FINMA

29 Aug 2017, Bern, Switzerland - LeapRate - Swiss financial regulator FINMA has issued a statement adding unlicensed offshore Retail FX broker NetoTrade to its public Warning List. This follows a similar warning against NetoTrade made earlier this summer by Spanish regulator CNMV. FINMA didn't list any details or reasons for placing NetoTrade on its warning list. Typically, FINMA takes such action if it is informed that an unlicensed broker has . . .


Russian Antimonopoly Authorities Target Yandex over Illegal Forex Advertising

29 Aug 2017, Moscow, Russia - FinanceFeeds News - The advertisement included text like "Forex online" and "binary options", whereas the company behind the advertised services lacked the necessary license from Russia's central bank. Advertising of Forex services in Russia and the involvement of the Federal antimonopoly service (FAS) in the process of monitoring the Forex market are two of the developing matters for the Russian FX industry.


AvaTrade to Pay Belgian Regulator a Total of 375,000 Euros

23 Aug 2017, Brussels, Belgium - Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority - The agreed settlements consist of a payment of EUR 175,000 by AVA TRADE EU Ltd and publication by name on the website of the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA). AVA Trade EU Ltd has offered CFDs in Belgium under the freedom to provide services; iCFD Ltd has, also under the freedom to provide services, offered CFDs and binary options in Belgium. For . . .


Australia's ASIC Warns against Broker BBB Markets and Others

22 Aug 2017, Canberra, Australia - AtoZ Forex - The Australian regulator committed to protecting the public from any scams and frauds in the financial market. In the latest Australia ASIC Brokers warning, the regulator has exposed a new set of suspicious brokers and financial firms. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has issued a warning in regards to a number of online trading and wealth management companies. The . . .


Russia's CCI Recommends Amendments to Proposals Affecting Foreign FX Websites

21 Aug 2017, Moscow, Russia - FinanceFeeds News - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry recommends that the Bank of Russia takes into account websites misleading not only the clients of a given business but also of all individuals and entities that interact with a business providing misleading information. A follow-up to FinanceFeeds' earlier article about the Russian authorities having published a bill that may result in the blocking of the access . . .


FCA Warns Interactive Brokers (UK) Ltd over Alleged Business Principles Breach

15 Aug 2017, London, UK - FinanceFeeds News - The warning notice is not the final decision of the UK financial regulator. Interactive Brokers (UK) Ltd has the right to provide information to the Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC) that will decide on an action. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has earlier today announced that it had issued a warning notice to Interactive Brokers (UK) Ltd (IBUK). In its announcement, which comes more than . . .



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Poland Unveils Plans to Limit Leverage on FX

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