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Australians were scammed for $42.5 mln in 2019 alone

Jan 14 2020 14:08:08 Jonathan Smith in Market

Australians have lost some 61.61 mln AUD (42.5 mln USD) in investment scams in 2019 alone, the latest data of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reveals. Read more

FP Markets adds Autochartist to its list of analytical tools

Jan 13 2020 17:56:25 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

FP Markets, one of the leading brokers in Australia and a trusted global Forex and CFD broker, has added yet another instrument to its long list of trading tools  - the Autochartist - an online technical analysis tool which scans the market to provide detailed breakdowns across a wide range of ... Read more

Australia's AFCA backs the creation of a client compensation scheme

Jan 07 2020 18:06:19 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), the official dispute resolution body in the country, reaffirmed its support for the creation of a client compensation scheme, similar to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the UK, which will cover all financial services, in an a... Read more

The AFCA supports the proposed compensation scheme in Australia

Dec 30 2019 13:28:30 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Australia’s dispute resolution authority, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), has today confirmed its support for an industry-funded compensation scheme called the “Compensation Scheme of Last Resort” (CLSR). Read more

Australian regulators also oppose the launch of Libra

Nov 08 2019 16:52:08 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Following the example of the United States and Europe, Australia's financial and consumer watchdogs also expressed their disapproval of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Lira, as reported by the Australian on Wednesday. Read more

Australia to cap leverage at 1:20 and ban binary options

Aug 22 2019 12:18:25 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The latest major forex hub which allowed retail clients to use higher leverage, Australia, is about to cap leverage at 1:20, and ban binary options altogether. Read more

Aussie crypto scam worth A$2.7 million busted, five arrested

Aug 08 2019 15:46:37 Jonathan Smith in Market

  A criminal group in Gold Coast, Australia were arrested for allegedly scamming over 100 Australians with A$2.7 million in cryptocurrency investment. Read more

ASIC warns against Alpha Financial Group, MGM Markets, and Brokerz.com

Aug 02 2019 16:06:03 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has updated its warning list today with Alpha Financial Group, MGM Markets, Brokerz.com, and several other unregulated brokers. Read more

ASIC updates warning list with MRT Markets, RIMarkets, and Golden Day Profit

Jun 03 2019 13:03:04 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has added forex brokers MRT Markets, RIMarkets, and Golden Day Profit its list of unlicensed companies illegally targeting local investors. Read more

ASIC warns against unregulated broker GFC Investment

May 23 2019 11:44:53 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has blacklisted unregulated forex broker GFC Investment. The regulator advised investors not to deal with this broker, as it is not authorized to provide financial services in Australia and could be involved in a scam. Read more

Vantage Prime will no longer service non-Australian clients

May 20 2019 13:36:39 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

  Vantage Prime, which is a part of the Vantage FX group, announced it will no longer service non-Australian clients, online media Finance Magnates reported today. The broker’s decision is taken due to regulatory concerns. Read more

Australians lost $86 mln to investment scams in 2018

May 02 2019 17:04:18 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Australians lost over 86 million USD to investment scams in 2018 alone – the biggest portion of the almost 490 million USD  in losses from over 378 000 scam reports, the latest report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) reveals. Read more

ASIC warns that some Australian brokers are soliciting European clients

Apr 11 2019 14:31:20 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) made an official statement, warning local forex brokerages to be careful not to break any overseas laws while offering OTC derivatives to retail investors in Europe and other overseas jurisdictions. Read more

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