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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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buzztrade license suspended

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 suspended

CapitalOption License Withdrawn

CapitalOption License Withdrawn On 27th May the Cypriot financial regulator announced the withdrawal of the license of CapitalOption, a CySEC-regulated binary options broker. CapitalOption license withdrawn as globally the regulators turn up the heat on the predominantly Tel Aviv-based operations that are bringing the binary options industry into such disrepute.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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Pegase Renounces License

Pegase Renounces License

Pegase Renounces License Pegase Capital, having already had its license suspended by CySEC, has thrown the towel in and renounced its license, no. 225/14. Pegase Capital, the owner of www.interactiveoption.com, www.interactive-option.com, www.hellobrokers.com and www.mtxplus.com has now renounced it. This comes after a fairly turbulent six months when in November 2015 it received a €300,000 fine from […]

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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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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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elderly widow loses 28,000 dollars

Elderly Widow Loses 28,000 Dollars

Elderly Widow Loses 28,000 Dollars ISeeBinary.com Scam Alert The latest alert emanating from Canada is from the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) and outlines the disturbing details as an 81 year old elderly widow loses $28,000 to a scam otherwise known as ISeeBinary. This outfit claim to be located in Moldovia but who take deposits in Romania […]

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UK Regulation of Binary Options

UK Regulation of Binary Options

UK Regulation of Binary Options: An Update It was recently suggested to me that it was illegal for a binary options operator to work out of the UK without a license. The individual in question was quite vehement but was arguing primarily on the platform that it was either gambling or an investment so in […]

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CFTC Regulated Binary Options Brokers

CFTC Targets Two More Binary Options Firms

CFTC Targets Two More Binary Options Firms Hot on the heels of the settlement with Banc de Binary (BdB) the CFTC has now charged Vault Options and Global Trader 365, both Israeli web-based businesses, with fraud. The two firms, minnows in comparison with BdB, are alleged with unlawfully soliciting and accepting from a minimum of […]

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pegase license suspended

Pegase License Suspended

Pegase License Suspended Hot on the heels of its €300,000 fine in November by CySEC, on the 4th March CySEC has now suspended Pegase Capital’s license (license no. 225/14).   Pegase license suspended means that www.interactiveoption.com, www.interactive-option.com, www.hellobrokers.com can now longer peddle their wares under the regulatory umbrella of CySEC. This follows on from their […]

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