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Response to ESMA Call on evidence on Binary Options

ESMA Call for evidence

ESMA Call for evidence Potential product intervention measures on contracts for differences and binary options to retail clients. Yesterday, the 18th January, ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority, issued a ‘Call for evidence’. Interested parties are invited to comment on the potential changes to the regulation of the CFDs and binary options markets. The […]

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Vault Options and Global Trader 365 Fined

Israeli-based Firms Vault Options and Global Trader 365 Fined $4.5m

Vault Options and Global Trader 365 Fined $4.5m Another day, another two Israeli-based binary options firms incur the wrath of a financial regulator or overseas law court Vault Options and Global Trader 365 fined more than $4.5m for unlawful off-exchange binary options trading, fraud, and registration violations. To be exact: ‘The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading […]

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Buzztrade License Suspended

Buzztrade License Suspended The owners of the binary options brokers Buzztrade and BinaryRoyal have had their CySEC license suspended as of the 17th June 2016 Buzztrade license suspended as of the 17th June over “…suspicions of an alleged violation….due to the Company’s non compliance at all times with the authorization[sic] and operating conditions…of the law…” CySec Decision CySEC […]

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CapitalOption License Withdrawn

CapitalOption License Withdrawn On 27th May the Cypriot financial regulator announced the withdrawal of the license of CapitalOption, a CySEC-regulated binary options broker. CapitalOption license withdrawn as globally the regulators turn up the heat on the predominantly Tel Aviv-based operations that are bringing the binary options industry into such disrepute. Trademarker (Cyprus) Ltd, (“the Company”) which owns […]

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France’s AMF Annual Report 2015

France’s AMF Annual Report 2015 “Despite the joint actions of the AMF, ACPR, the DGCCRF and the Parquet de Paris, 4 billion euros of savings would have evaporated in 6 years through fraudulent websites.” AMF Chairman Gerard Rameix. AMF annual report was released last week with features relevant to binary options including a review of […]

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CySEC Fines anyoption with 235000 Euros Fine

CySEC Fines anyoption owner Ouroboros  In ancient legend the ouroboros which is sometimes depicted as a snake, sometimes as a dragon, ate itself. With global regulators and law firms focussing on rogue binary options operators the ouroborous may be depictive of the Tel Aviv binary options industry. CySEC Fines anyoption €235,000 On the 30th March CySEC announced […]

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British Columbia Warns About Opteck

British Columbia Warns About Opteck Opteck Appears to Consider Regulatory Warnings as an Occupational Hazard Having attracted warnings from the The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) , the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French financial regulator, and already on the Canadian Securities Administrators ‘Black List’, Opteck has once again drawn attention to its practices. […]

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French Binary Options Black List

French Binary Options Black List 24th March 2016

French Binary Options Black List France’s AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers), the French financial regulator, has been in the vanguard in warning against unregulated binary options websites. The term ‘broker’ does not really apply to these binary options websites since they are usually taking the other side of the position, which very often is then split […]

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