Tag: binary options

European regulators grill ISA over binary options fraud

Feb 06 2017 13:49:55 Jonathan Smith in Market

Representatives of some of the European financial markets regulators have asked their Israeli counterpart to explain what measures it is taking to tackle the largely fraudulent binary options industry that is operating mainly out of Israel. Read more

Quebec to ban binary options?

Feb 02 2017 15:20:19 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Quebec, the mainly French-speaking Canadian province may become the first region in the country to ban the offering of binary options to its residents altogether. Read more

IG kills binary options for new clients, reports record H1 FY17 revenue

Jan 24 2017 10:53:21 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

IG, one of the largest forex, CFD and spread betting (UK only) brokers, announced it stops offering its binary products across the world, except in the US and Japan. Read more

IG Group renames binary options to “Digital 100s”

Jan 12 2017 10:44:34 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 IG Group, one of Europe's largest forex, CFD and spread betting (UK only) brokers has rebranded its binary options products and now calls them “Digital 100s”. Read more

IG’s Nadex ends 2016 with record-high trading volumes

Jan 12 2017 08:41:45 Jonathan Smith in Market

The North America Derivatives Exchange (Nadex), one of only two US-regulated binary options exchanges, announced this week that its trading volumes in December have set a new all-time record. Read more

It's official: Banc De Binary renounces Cyprus license

Jan 11 2017 12:43:49 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

 Banc De Binary, the largest and oldest regulated binary options broker has renounced its Cyprus license, several days after the first reports that it is planning to shutter its business and has stopped taking clients from the EU. Read more

Banc De Binary shuts down, new EU clients are no longer accepted

Jan 09 2017 15:35:49 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Update: on January 11, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission officially announced that Banc de Binary renounced its authorization to operate as a Cyprus Investment Firm.   One of the leaders in the binary options trading market, Banc de Binary, closes operations. Read more

CySEC tightens control on forex and binary options brokers in line with ESMA’s guidelines

Dec 05 2016 14:51:10 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

  The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has issued a circular to Cyprus investment firms, setting some new rules about trading bonuses, maximum leverage and withdrawal time. In its essence, these measures are in line with ESMA’s guideline, published in October. Read more

SpotOption launches binary options trading on MT4

Nov 23 2016 15:31:00 Stanimir Zhelev in Software

Binary options platform provider SpotOption announced the launch of a new MetaTrader 4 plug-in, as well as a  new CFD trading platform. The plug-in allows binary options trading on the most popular forex trading platform, MT4. Read more

It’s now official: France bans advertising of forex & binary options

Nov 09 2016 16:16:13 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

The French National Assembly has passed the Sapin II bill on Tuesday, which bans the advertising of binary options and CFDs with a leverage greater than 1:5. Read more

Israel to ban binary options marketing abroad

Oct 21 2016 13:23:24 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

Even after binary options have been outlawed in Israel, it continues to be an international center of binaries marketing and software development of trading platforms. Read more

Russia plans binary options regulation

Oct 06 2016 14:21:05 Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) published and action plan for the financial markets (for 2016-2018) on Thursday, according to which the authority will come up with a stance on the regulation of binary options trading in the country by the end of 2017. Read more

Germany follows suit, considers ban on binary optons and forex trading

Oct 05 2016 09:12:41 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

The Belgium Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) was the first EU regulator to ban public marketing (and distribution) of OTC derivatives in mid-August. Read more

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