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Italy’s CONSOB warns of offshore binary options broker OptionInt

Oct 10 2017
By
Jonathan Smith

Italy’s financial markers and services regulator CONSOB has issued a warning against the offshore binary options broker OptionInt.


According to the publication, the company Tradelux Group Ltd and the site Optionint.com are not authorised to provide investment services and activities in Italy by any means.


Our check revealed that apparently this binary options broker is rather new. It claims it is based in the offshore zone Marshall islands and is owned by the company IBA Group Ltd. According to the site, trading is done on a proprietary trading platform, with a minimum deposit of $250. The broker promises returns on investment of up to 85%.


More often than not, however, trading in binary options is very risky and usually the clients end up losing a lot of money, even if the broker is regulated. Generally, the binary options industry is rather fraudulent and the offering and trading in those instruments is forbidden in some countries like Canada, Israel and Belgium, while in others, like the USA, it is limited and strictly regulated.


At the same time, the majority of binary options companies are Israeli and currently the country’s legislators are seeking ways to ban their operations from within Israel. At some point earlier this year, media reports claimed that the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), which is the “main regulator” of binary options brokers in the EU, is planning to ban them as well.

 

 

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