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Australians have lost more than $35.8 million to investment scams in 2018 so far

Nov 13 2018 15:25:21 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Australians have lost more than $35.8 million in 2018 so far as a result of investment fraud, reveal the latest data provided by Scamwatch, the body operated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Read more

ASIC launches civil proceedings against AGM Markets, cancels its license

Nov 09 2018 09:44:44 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced it has cancelled the license of retail OTC derivative issuer AGM Markets, due to unethical conduct and unmanaged conflicts of interest. Read more

ASIC adds HBC broker to its warning list

Oct 09 2018 11:14:03 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

  The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has updated its list of “businesses to be wary of” with HBC Broker – an unregulated company that is trying to confound its potential clients by giving out some correct details of leading forex and CFD ... Read more

ACCC: Australians are losing $4.3 million to investment scams per month

Jul 24 2018 12:55:23 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its Scamwatch report for the first half of 2018, which marks a troubling rise in investment scams. The report reveals that Australians are collectively losing $4. Read more

ASIC temporarily suspends the license of Direct FX

Apr 26 2018 14:01:25 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

  Australia’s regulator, the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has temporarily suspended the license of the forex broker Direct FX. According to the Commission’s statement on its website, the reason for the measure is that Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd. Read more

Gain Capital rolls out Bitcoin CFDs to Singapore, Australia

Jan 08 2018 14:34:27 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Gain Capital, one of the major global companies offering trading in forex, CFDs and other instruments, announced it is rolling out its Bitcoin CFDs to Australia and Singapore, through the regulated local subsidiaries of its City Index brand. Read more

ASIC warns of FxPM, FTO Capital, PrimeCFDs, FM-FX, BNP Forex forex brokers

Dec 20 2017 14:09:25 Jonathan Smith in Market

 The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has updated its list of “businesses to be wary of” with five offshore unregulated forex brokers. According to ASIC, those companies may be a scam. Read more

Investment Trends: IG remains leader in Australia

Aug 31 2017 12:17:56 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 The Australian subsidiary of IG Group keeps the leading position among the forex and CFD brokers in the country, shows a survey of the UK research and analysis company Investment Trends. Read more

Shanghai USGFX hostage drama ends after negotiations

Jul 25 2017 11:56:02 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

The upset Chinese investors who have been holding hostage three employees of the Australian forex broker Union Standard Group Forex (USGFX)  since last Wednesday, have released them on July 24, after several negotiation attempts, reports Finance Magnates. Read more

Upset Chinese investors hold hostage USGFX staff in Shanghai

Jul 24 2017 07:47:54 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Chinese investors who allegedly lost $2.6 million in forex trading have occupied the Shanghai office of Australian forex brokerage Union Standard Group Forex (USGFX) and are holding several staff members hostage. Read more

ASIC warns of 72Option, LCG clone

Jul 21 2017 07:45:45 Jonathan Smith in Market

 The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has updated its warning list of unlicensed entities with the addition of the binary options broker 72Option and a clone of the forex broker London Capital Group (LCG). 72Option, also known as Epic Ventures Ltd. Read more

Australia's ASIC updates black list of forex, binary options brokers

Jul 14 2017 11:32:28 Jonathan Smith in Market

 The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has updated its warning list of unlicensed forex and binary options brokers who are offering their their services without the proper authorization. Read more

Australians have lost over AUD13.3 mln to investment scams since January

Jul 13 2017 13:27:52 Jonathan Smith in Market

 Australians have lost a little over AUD 13.3 million to various investment scams in the first half of this year, shows data of Scam Watch – a service maintained by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Read more

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