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View below the most current forex regulation news from forex regulatory authorities around the world. This service provided for you by the staff at Best Online Forex Brokers, as we are constantly striving to provide you, our website visitors, with the most complete and up to date information on forex brokers and forex regulatory issues.

Spanish Regulator CNMV Warns Against TradeV and Prime Fx Bank

22 May 2017, Barcelona, Spain - LeapRate - Spanish regulator CNMV just issued another warning today against the forex companies:Tradev Ltd. , operating at www.tradev.com website;DGX SYSTEMS LTD (PRIME FX BANK / PFXBANK), operating at www.pfxbank.com and www.pfx-bank.com; andFIRST INVESTMENTS CAPITAL MARKETS, operating at www.firstinvestmentscapitalmarkets.com/ and www.first-union-esp.com.


Trade24 Pops up on Another Warning List FINMA

22 May 2017, Bern, Switzerland - SMN Weekly - Trade24, a forex broker that has appeared in a number of warnings by various regulators, has resurfaced again in an alert by Switzerland's financial markets and services regulator FINMA. In its typical laconic style FINMA only notes that Trade24 is not entered in the commercial register, which suggests it is not licensed to operate in Switzerland. Trade24 has been around for a while and there are . . .


Exness Upgrading FCA Unit, Expects FX Operations Launch in September 2017

18 May 2017, London, UK - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned via regulatory filings that Cyprus-based retail forex broker Exness has made an application to the UK financial regulator FCA to increase the scope of its FCA-licensed arm, Exness Europe Limited (Exness UK). Exness received its initial FCA license in September of last year, which LeapRate discussed at the time with Exness CEO Petr Valov. However the initial license was an 'IFPRU 125K' . . .


CySEC Urges Brokers with Operations in Spain and Germany to Comply with the Local Regulatory Requirements

18 May 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - The Cyprus Security and Exchange Commission (CySEC) issued several circulars on Wednesday, advising Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) who provide financial services in Germany and Spain to consult with their legal advisers in order to ensure compliance with new the regulatory measures introduced by Spanish and German regulators. Under the MiFID regulations every CySEC- regulated investment company is . . .


HiwayFX Owner Lucro Capital Ltd Renounces Cyprus License

18 May 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - LeapRate - Lucro Capital Ltd, owner of the HiWayFX forex broker operating from the sites www.lucrocapital.eu; www.hiwayfx.eu; www.hiwayfx.com, has renounced its license, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) said. According to the announcement, this happened in the end of April this year. The company has three months to settle and until it does, it remains under the supervision of CySEC. Lucro . . .


UK Regulator Upholds Complaint Against FxPro UK TV Ad

17 May 2017, London, UK - FinanceFeeds News - The ASA has found that a TV ad for FxPro breaches social responsibility rules as it placed undue emphasis on the potential benefits of investing in a high-risk financial product and targeted young, student clientele. Recently, FinanceFeeds has informed its readers of the negligible number of rulings by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) with regards to Forex advertising. The situation seems . . .


VTB24 Forex and Finam Forex Launch Official Regulated Operations in Russia

16 May 2017, Russia - SMN Weekly - Several weeks after the first stage of Russia's forex market standards and regulations came into effect, the first two of the eight regulated brokers VTB24 Forex and Finam Forex announced official launch of operations. Finam Forex was the first local forex broker to obtain a license from the Bank of Russia, back in December 2015. It is part of the Finam Holding. According to Finam's statement, the first trade . . .


Why Does the FCA Tolerate IronFX Subsidiary 8Safe?

14 May 2017, London, UK - FinanceFeeds News - IronFX's continued operations without any substantial regulatory censuring despite non-payment of $176 million in client funds, class action lawsuits and a 1. 6 million euro outstanding tax liabiliity is beyond reproach. FCA regulated subsidiary 8Safe also has liabilities in excess of its ability to cover, and employs only three people. Why do European regulators tolerate such danger to client funds . . .


Australia to Require all Forex Brokers to be Members of Single Dispute Resolution Body AFCA

12 May 2017, Canberra, Australia - FinanceFeeds News - There have been some interesting developments on the financial services regulation front in Australia this week, affecting all financial services providers, including Forex and CFD brokers. The Australian government has agreed with the main recommendations in the Ramsay Review regarding the establishment and functions of a single external dispute resolution (EDR) body for the financial . . .


HotForex Activates South Africa FSB License, Opens Johannesburg Office

11 May 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa - LeapRate - Global retail forex broker HotForex has announced the launch of a dedicated office in Johannesburg. HotForex is a unified brand name of the HF Markets Group, which includes HF Markets SA (PTY) Ltd, an authorized Financial Service Provider by the South Africa FSB. HotForex was granted the FSB license last summer.


The Financial Commission Announces FXB Trading as its Latest Approved Member

10 May 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organisation, Financial Commission, catering to the financial services industry and operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces FXB Trading as its newest approved Member. FXB Trading status as a Member of the Financial Commission took effect on May 3, 2017, following the approval of its membership application by FinaCom PLC's board, thus . . .


Russia Prepares Steps to Forbid Unregulated Brokers from Operating

10 May 2017, Moscow, Russia - Finance Magnates - The Federal Anti-monopoly Service says that brokers that wish to operate in Russia will have to be regulated. The Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) in Russia is preparing to take action against brokers that are operating in the country without a license. Just after the long-awaited regulatory framework in Russia kicked in earlier this month, Russian authorities are making pledges to take control . . .


AvaTrade Israeli Branch ATRADE Misleading Advertisement Results in $42,000 ISA fine

9 May 2017, Jerusalem, Israel - AtoZ Forex - Brokers try everything to distinguish themselves from the strong competition within the Retail Forex Industry. However, they must not forget compliance requirements on risk involved with leveraged trading. This is exactly what happened with the AvaTrade Israeli Branch ATRADE Misleading Advertisement ISA fine in Israel. Israel's financial regulatory body, ISA today announced that they have fined ATRADE, . . .


BaFin Gives Forex Brokers Three Months to Add Negative Balance Protection

8 May 2017, Bonn, Germany - Finance Magnates - The German regulator is using the 'intervention option' to protect retail clients from negative balances. The German financial regulator BaFin has issued an announcement that introduces more specifics about its retail forex and CFDs trading stance. The watchdog is focusing on brokers that are not providing clients with negative balance protection and therefore are exposing clients to unlimited losses.


New Zealand's FMA Warns against Unregistered Broker MRT Markets

5 May 2017, Auckland, New Zealand - LeapRate - The FMA noted a recent warning by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) against conducting business with Mrtmarkets. FMA warned that Mrtmarkets are not registered to provide financial services to New Zealanders. FMA has received a complaint about Mrtmarkets, not to mention that several other authorities have already published warnings about Mrtmarkets.com: . . .


CySEC Demands Letter from CIFs Listing in Which Other Countries they Operate

4 May 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - LeapRate - Cyprus financial regulator CySEC, as part of its crackdown on the operations and business practices of licensed Forex, CFD and Binary Options brokers which operate in the country, has issued a new Circular entitled "Freedom to provide investment and ancillary services and/or perform investment activities in a third country. " . . .


CFI Group Launches Licensed Dubai DIFC Retail Forex Brokerage Operation

4 May 2017, Dubai, UAE - LeapRate - CFI Group Holding, the parent company of CySEC CIF licensed retail forex broker CFI Markets Ltd. , has announced the launch of its latest subsidiary company: Credit Financier Invest (DIFC) Ltd. (CFI-DIFC), based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), CFI-DIFC is authorized to operate as a Category 3A licensed entity, with reference number F003933 effective . . .


Financial Commission Announces VNC Brokers as Latest Approved Member

3 May 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, Financial Commission, catering to the financial services industry and operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces VNC Brokers as its newest approved Member. Financial Commission provides brokerages and their customers with an unbiased 3rd party mediation platform that helps resolve complaints in instances when parties are unable to . . .


Lebanese Retail Forex Broker BogoFinance gets CySEC CIF License

2 May 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - LeapRate - It looks like the folks at CySEC have been busy. And, despite CySEC's introduction late last year of more strict rules governing the operations of retail forex brokers e. g. no bonuses, limited leverage, call center location the desire for brokers to become licensed in the EU via Cyprus remains in high demand. After our exclusive report last week that China-focused MT4 broker FX88.com had been issued a . . .


Bank of Russia Finally Enacts Basic Forex Market Standards

2 May 2017, Moscow, Russia - SMN Weekly - On May 2, Russia's financial megaregulator, the Bank of Russia, has finally enacted the first of the basic standards for forex dealers operating on the financial markets. This means the forex brokers who have a license from the Bank of Russia and are members of the only approved self-regulatory organization the Association of Forex Dealers (AFD) can openly operate and advertise their activities in earnest.


Rakuten Securities gets Regulatory Approval for Online Brokerage Services in Malaysia

1 May 2017, Malaysia - FinanceFeeds News - More than a year after the launch of a joint venture with Kenanga to provide online brokerage services in Malaysia, Rakuten finally secures the necessary regulatory nod of approval. Japanese online trading services provider Rakuten Securities, a subsidiary of Rakuten Inc (TYO:4755), continues its Asian expansion. The company has secured a regulatory nod of approval to provide online brokerage services in . . .


Japan's Kanto Bureau Warns Against Heart Forex

28 Apr 2017, Tokyo, Japan - Finance Magnates - The firms on Kanto's list may have regulation in other jurisdictions, but this is not sufficient to operate in Japan. The Kanto finance bureau of Japan's Ministry of Finance (MoF) has updated its warning list to caution potential investors against trading with two binary options brokers in addition to a forex company authorized by the Belize International Financial Services Commission (IFSC).


Poland Tightens Requirements for Forex Brokers as 80% of Retail Traders Lose Money

27 Apr 2017, Warsaw, Poland - SMN Weekly - Nearly 80% of the Polish retail forex traders have lost money in 2016, while approximately 20. 7% have actually made a profit, shows a report of the country's Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). The report is based on data submitted to KNF by the brokerage houses operating in Poland and the results are much similar to those in other European countries. The methodology is based on the customer's . . .


Hong Kong's SFC Warns Investors Against Forex Broker Metis Etrade

27 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - Finance Magnates - SFC keeps investors informed by drawing attention to suspicious operations and unregulated entities. Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) today updated its Alert List with the addition of another brokerage found to be offering forex trading services to the public without being authorised to do so, according to a SFC statement.


AMF Ombudsman: 83% of Complaints in 2016 were against CySEC-regulated Forex Brokers

26 Apr 2017, Paris, France - SMN Weekly - France's AMF Ombudsman Marielle Cohen-Branche reported a drop in the number of complaints against forex brokers in 2016 for the first time in five years. According to the official data, the number of grievances filed with the ombudsman's office this past year was 116, compared to 139 in 2015. They were aimed at 40 companies, but the majority of requests for mediation were involving five brokers. The . . .


CFTC Adds 71 Brokers to RED List Including FXGM and iFOREX

25 Apr 2017, Washington, DC, USA - CFTC - As part of the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) ongoing efforts to help protect Americans from fraud, today the CFTC added 71 new names to the RED List. These 71 new additions bring the total number of foreign entities on the RED List to over 110. The RED List - standing for "Registration Deficient" was launched in September 2015 (see CFTC Press Release 7224-15) and supplemented in . . .


Tradeo and Parent Company UR Trade Fix Ltd Fined 20,000 Euros by CySEC

24 Apr 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ('CySEC') wishes to inform investors that, at the meeting held on March 13th, 2017, decided to impose an administrative fine of 20. 000 to the CIF UR Trade Fix Ltd ('the Company') for noncompliancewith section 6(8) of the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2007, as amended from time to . . .


Italy Regulator CONSOB Warns Against MRT Markets

24 Apr 2017, Rome, Italy - LeapRate - The National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa CONSOB) has approved the prohibition of advertising via the website www.coinspace1.com in relation to the public offer for 'cryptocurrency extraction packages' promoted by Coinspace Ltd (Resolution no. 19968 of 20 April 2017). The offer had already been the subject of a precautionary 90-day suspension . . .


Russian Government Official Highlights Risks Associated with Forex Brokers

21 Apr 2017, Moscow, Russia - FinanceFeeds News - Russia has seen a declining activity of financial pyramids but FX brokers still provide clients with instruments carrying high risks of losses. Although Russia has had its Forex law since the end of 2014, the nation still has a long way to go in terms of implementation of the law provisions and actually seeing a transparent, efficient and fully-working Forex industry. The reputation of the Forex . . .


Poland to Slap Fines Up to $1.25 Million on Unauthorised Forex Marketing

19 Apr 2017, Warsaw, Poland - Finance Magnates - Current laws allow Polish authorities to slap a similar fine on firms providing financial services in the country unlawfully. Poland's financial regulatory body, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), today announced another tranche of regulation reforms pertaining to investment firms, this time setting specific requirements leading to a ban on the advertising of risky financial products, . . .


Italy Regulator CONSOB Warns Against Six New Companies Including FX Choice

18 Apr 2017, Rome, Italy - LeapRate - The National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa CONSOB) just warned that the companies: . . .


Hong Kong SFC Adds Juno Markets to its Alert List

18 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - LeapRate - Hong Kong's financial regulator the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has updated its Alert List, which features the names of businesses that are unlicensed in Hong Kong and are believed to be, or to have been, targeting Hong Kong investors or claim to have an association with Hong Kong. Added to the SFC Alert List is the company Juno Markets/ Juno Markets Limited, operating at www.junomarkets.com.


Forex, CFDs, Binary Advertising Ban to Hit The Netherlands Mid-2017

13 Apr 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Finance Magnates - The Dutch financial regulator has published its annual report, outlining the advertising ban on forex & CFDs. The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) issued its annual report for 2016. The watchdog has highlighted the risks associated with some retail investor-focused products. Binary options, forex and CFDs contracts have been designated as "harmful investment products" . . .


FinaCom Creates Warning List to Include IronFX and Trade12

12 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - SMN Weekly - The Financial Commission (FinaCom), a Hong Kong-based external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, has launched a new section on its website, where it lists companies with which it recommend investors should not engage. The list consists of eight entities, against which the EDR has received numerous reports and complaints. The FinaCom's warning list consists of EQMarkets, IronFX, Trine Markets, Mira . . .


CySEC Requires more Disclosure from Forex Brokers on Customer Complaints

12 Apr 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - LeapRate - Cyprus financial regulator CySEC has announced new disclosure requirements targeted at CIF licensed Forex and Binary Options brokers regarding customer complaints. In its efforts to clean up the sector and beef up its image, dealing promptly and effectively with customer complaints seems to be one of the regulator's main focal points. While CySEC has already required periodic CIF disclosure on customer . . .


Financial Commission Expels EQMarkets and Takes Emergency Action to Help Clients

10 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Financial Commission, a leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces that it has permanently expelled EQ Markets LTD (EQMarkets) from membership with the Financial Commission and that emergency action will be taken to help protect two EQMarkets' clients affected. In order to maintain membership with the Financial Commission, member . . .


Polish Authorities Launch New Effort to Block Unauthorized Forex Brokers

6 Apr 2017, Warsaw, Poland - Finance Magnates - Internet providers will play a key role in restricting access to unauthorized sites. Poland is taking some pro-active measures to limit access to the market for unauthorized forex brokers. The Chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Commission Marek Chrzanowski, shared with the ministry of finance a draft of the Act on Financial Market Supervision, which was prepared by the Polish Financial . . .


The Financial Commission Announces FXPIG as its Latest Approved Member

5 Apr 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, Financial Commission, catering to the financial services industry and operated by FinaCom PLC, today announces FXPIG as its newest approved Member. FXPIG's status as a Member of the Financial Commission took effect on April 4, 2017, following the approval of its membership application by FinaCom PLC's board, thus allowing the . . .


CySec Withdraws the Suspension of Traders Trust License

3 Apr 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, further to its Decision published on 31st March 2017, informs the public that, at its meeting dated 3 April 2017, decided to withdraw the suspension of the authorisation of the Cyprus Investment Firm TTCM Traders Trust Capital Markets Ltd ('the Company'), number 107/09, pursuant to section 26(4)(a) of the Investment Services . . .


New Zealand to Require Forex Brokers to Obtain a Derivatives License

3 Apr 2017, Auckland, New Zealand - LeapRate - New Zealand financial regulator The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued a statement today confirming that it plans to require all brokers offering spot forex, CFD and binary options trading to obtain a derivatives license in the country. Until now, all 'short-term' derivatives trading was exempt from FMA licensing. The move, marking a change in position for the fairly lax regulator, comes . . .


One Financial Markets Celebrates 10 Years with New Office and Regulatory Status in Dubai

3 Apr 2017, Dubai, UAE - FinanceFeeds Press Release - London based broker One Financial Markets has further cemented its presence in the Middle East with new regulatory approval from The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the regulatory authority for the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC). Announcing the opening of their new offices at the DIFC, this latest strategic milestone in One Financial Markets' history since their . . .



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Malta MFSA Finalizes New Rules for Forex and CFD brokers: Capital Increase, but Relaxed Leverage

3 Apr 2017, Attard, Malta - LeapRate - Continuing the recent string of rule proposals and consultations across the EU (and elsewhere) by leading financial regulators, Malta watchdog MFSA has issued a Feedback Statement on rules changes it proposed for Forex and CFD brokers back in October.


Traders Trust License Suspended by CySec

31 Mar 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ('CySEC') announces that, following a decision in the meeting dated 13. 3. 2017, the authorisation of . . .


HYCM Seals European Presence with CySEC Regulation

31 Mar 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - AtoZ Forex - HYCM The FCA-regulated global leader in online capital markets trading, has confirmed that its Cyprus-based entity HYCM Europe is licenced and regulated by the Cyprus Securities . . .


France's Regulators Update Forex Warning List to Include Trade24

30 Mar 2017, Paris, France - Autorite de Controle Prudentiel et de Resolution - The Autorite des marches financiers and the Autorite de controle prudentiel et de resolution warn the public against the activities of several . . .


AAFX Trading Isn't Regulated in Hong Kong, Warns SFC

29 Mar 2017, Hong Kong - Finance Magnates - The SFC is clamping down on unauthorised investment providers, saying investors should go for regulated brokers instead. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong's . . .


Australian Parliament Passes New Legislation to Protect Retail Forex Clients' Money

27 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned that Australia's parliament today passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures No 1) Bill 2016, known more commonly as the Retail Client Money law. We had . . .


EU Institutions in Catch 22 Regarding IronFX Case

24 Mar 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Finance Magnates - The European bureaucratic machine proves unable to protect retail clients. It's been more than three years since the first signs of trouble emerged for clients of one . . .


Spain Sets in Motion Stricter Marketing of Retail Forex and CFD Accounts

21 Mar 2017, Madrid, Spain - LeapRate - Back on March 8th, LeapRate covered when Spain's financial regulator CNMV (Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores) issued its Activity Plan for 2017-2018. In that activity plan, the . . .


Turkey to Block Leveraged FX trade via Firms Abroad

17 Mar 2017, Ankara, Turkey - Anadolu Agency - Government committed to barring Turkish citizens from trading via foreign exchange brokers, Deputy PM says. The government is working on a new regulation to prevent Turkish . . .


CySEC Suspends License of Forex Broker BoursePro

17 Mar 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - LeapRate - Cyprus financial regulator ended the week by issuing a temporary suspension of the CIF license of forex and binary options brokerage group Boursotrade Ltd. Boursotrade operates . . .


CySec Withdraws the CIF License of ACFX

15 Mar 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ('CySEC') announces that, on its meeting of 13th February 2017, has decided, pursuant to sections 25(1), . . .


Financial Commission Announces Gerchik & Co. as Latest Approved Member

14 Mar 2017, Hong Kong - Financial Commission Press Release - Leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization, Financial Commission, catering to the financial services industry and operated by FinaCom PLC, today . . .


InstaForex Obtains Russian Forex Broker License

9 Mar 2017, Moscow, Russia - SMN Weekly - Kaliningrad-based brokerage Fix Trade, which is the company behind the InstaForex brand, has received a forex dealer license from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR), according to data . . .


Spain's CNMV Warns Against Bforex and MXTrade

6 Mar 2017, Madrid, Spain - Finance Magnates - The Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), the financial regulatory body of Spain, warned investors against being offered products and services from three unregistered . . .


Ireland Looking to Ban Leveraged Forex and CFD Trading for Retail Clients

6 Mar 2017, Dublin, Ireland - LeapRate - Ireland has become the latest country to crack down on leveraged Forex and CFD trading. The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), which also acts as the country's financial regulator, has . . .


MT4 Forex Broker Trade12 Receives Warning from Canadian Regulator BCSC

2 Mar 2017, British Columbia, Canada - LeapRate - Continuing its string of warnings against unregulated brokers and other scams targeting retail traders in Canada, Canadian securities regulator the British Columbia Securities . . .


Spain's CNMV alerts of unregistered forex broker Vortex Assets

27 Feb 2017, Madrid, Spain - SMN Weekly - Forex brokerage Vortex Assets is not authorized to provide financial services in Spain, the country's financial authority, the Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), said on . . .


SalmaMarkets gets Forex Broker License in Belize

27 Feb 2017, Belize City, Belize - SMN Weekly - Salma Markets Companies Corp. , operating under the brand SalmaMarkets, has become the latest forex broker to obtain a license from the International Financial Services . . .


CySEC Slaps 64,000 Euros Fine on PriorFX for Multiple Charges

23 Feb 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus - Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - The Board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) would like to inform the public that, at the meeting held on 23 January 2017, has . . .


The Netherlands' AMF Details Forex and Binary Options Ad Ban and it isn't a Blanket Ban

21 Feb 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - LeapRate - Dutch regulator Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has issued a new report detailing its plans to ban advertising for Forex and Binary Options products. We had . . .


Bank of Russia Mulls Requirements for Websites of Overseas FX Brokers

17 Feb 2017, Moscow, Russia - FinanceFeeds News - As the novel FX law seems not to affect the activity of overseas FX brokers, the Bank of Russia considers requirements towards their Russian websites. The Russian Forex sector . . .


Germany's BaFin Launches Informational Web Page for Foreign Financial Entities Seeking to Operate There

17 Feb 2017, Bonn, Germany - SMN Weekly - Germany's financial regulator, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), has taken further steps to assist financial companies that seek to transfer their operations in the country.


Complaints Filed with EDR FinaCom Grow 80% in 2016

17 Feb 2017, Hong Kong - SMN Weekly - Hong Kong-based external dispute resolution (EDR) organization Financial Commission (FinaCom) saw in 2016 an increase of 80% in the number of complaints it received. Investors filed 165 . . .


FXTM Halves Max Leverage to 500:1 on Back of CySEC Limitations

16 Feb 2017, Limassol, Cyprus - SMN Weekly - Cyprus-regulated forex broker ForexTime, or FXTM, said it has halved the maximum leverage rate it offers for forex instruments to 500:1 from 1,000:1. The move is necessary due to . . .


Capital Markets Board's Recent Amendments Regarding The FX Markets In Turkey

15 Feb 2017, Ankara, Turkey - mondaq - Turkish Capital Markets Board (CMB) has introduced a couple of amendments to its Communique on Principles for the Investment Services, Activities and Ancillary Services No. III-37. 1 in . . .


FXCM Settles on $650,000 CFTC Fine for Being Undercapitalized after the Swiss Franc Spike of January 2015

13 Feb 2017, Washington, DC, USA - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned from court documents that retail forex broker FXCM Inc (NASDAQ:FXCM), recently banned from the US forex market, has agreed to pay a $650,000 fine in . . .


New Capital Markets Board of Turkey Leverage Cut and Deposit Requirements Shake Turkish Brokers

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FCA Holds Secret Roundtable with Forex and CFD Brokers on Leverage and Bonus Issues

9 Feb 2017, London, UK - LeapRate - LeapRate has learned that a secret, invitation-only meeting was held yesterday in London between the FCA and senior representatives from several of the leading regulated Forex and CFD . . .


SFC Reprimands and Fines GMO-Z.com Forex HK Limited $1.6 Million

9 Feb 2017, Hong Kong - Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission - The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded and fined GMO-Z.com Forex HK Limited (GMOHK) $1. 6 million for deficiencies in its order . . .


Destek Markets UK Gains FCA License

8 Feb 2017, London, UK - Finance Magnates - Destek Markets, a Turkish provider of foreign exchange (FX) and contracts-for-difference (CFDs), has made major moves recently, procuring a license with the Financial Conduct . . .


NFA Bars FXCM and its Principals from Membership

6 Feb 2017, Chicago, IL, USA - NFA - National Futures Association (NFA) has barred New York retail foreign exchange dealer Forex Capital Markets, LLC (FXCM) from membership. NFA also barred FXCM principals Dror Niv, William . . .


CFTC Orders FXCM to Pay a $7 Million Penalty for FXCM's Defrauding of Retail Forex Customers

6 Feb 2017, Washington, DC, USA - CFTC - Parent company, FXCM Holdings, LLC and FXCM's founding partners, Dror Niv and William Ahdout are held responsible. FXCM, Niv, and Ahdout are prohibited from registering with the CFTC, . . .