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ESMA considers product intervention in forex, binaries, CFDs, UK's FCA postpones decision

Jun 29 2017
By
Jonathan Smith

ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority, said it is considering the use of its product intervention rights under Article 40 of MiFIR in regards to the offering of CFDs, rolling spot forex and binary options to retail clients.

 

According to the regulator's statement, the monitoring and supervisory convergence it has been exercising so far, seem to be insufficient in curbing the risk to consumers and stricter measures are needed.

 

Either way, ESMA still has to decide what the measures would be and how they could be applied. The pan-EU regulator says it will also take into consideration the measures regarding CFDs, binary options and forex taken by various national regulators, like the marketing ban in France, the distribution ban in Belgium, the mandatory negative balance protection in Germany and the leverage cap on CFDs in Cyprus and the UK.

 

The ESMA measures will also have to be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Furthermore, they can be implemented no earlier than January 3, 2018.

 

In that connection, UK's Financial Conduct Authority, which has been holding consultations on stricter measures for retail client protection like lower leverage cap on CFDs for inexperienced traders and restrictions on bonuses, said it is postponing its final decision, in anticipation of ESMA's.

 

In case the EU regulator delays its resolution on the matter, FCA says would reconsider making final rules at a domestic level in the first half of 2018.  

 

 

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