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The FCA considers banning binary options and restricting CFD trading permanently

Dec 07 2018 10:12:02 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed permanent ban on binary options, as well as permanent restriction on the sale, marketing and distribution of contracts for difference (CFDs) and similar products to retail investors. Read more

CySEC limits the leverage for cryptocurrency CFDs to 1:2

May 16 2018 09:42:03 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) issued new guidelines regarding the cryptocurrency products offered by the plethora of brokers overseen by them. Read more

Japan mulls cutting OTC forex leverage to 1:10 – media

Nov 06 2017 15:09:31 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Japanese Financial Services Agency, which among other things regulates the activities of the Japanese OTC forex brokerages, is mulling to cut the max leverage offered to retail clients to 1:10, reports the site Finance Magnates, quoting own sources. Read more

FxChoice temporarily cuts leverage for USDMXN pair

Aug 04 2017 11:34:24 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Online forex broker FX Choice posted a notice on its website on Friday to inform clients that it is temporarily changing the trading conditions for FX pair USDMXN. Namely, the broker is reducing the maximum leverage levels applicable to this currency pair to 1:50. Read more

IG, XM, Plus500, ActivTrades, Admiral Markets lower leverage ahead of UK general election

Jun 06 2017 13:09:57 Jonathan Smith in Market

As the date for the General Elections in the UK approaches, several major European forex brokers have announced they are taking precautionary measures against the expected high market volatility. Read more

XM restricts leverage to 1:100 ahead of French elections

Apr 20 2017 09:55:11 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

In light of the forthcoming French Presidential Elections, forex brokerage XM announced it will temporarily hike margins for all trading instruments, in order to protect both their clients and the company from the market turbulence expected. Read more

XM increases margins for TRY pairs ahead of Turkish Referendum

Apr 12 2017 14:09:18 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Forex brokerage XM informed its clients on Wednesday that as of April 14 (13:00 server time, GMT +3.) it will temporarily hike margins on Turkish Lira pairs to 5%. Read more

Dutch financial regulator seeks to cap leverage to 1:10 and ban advertising of FX, CFDs and binary options

Feb 21 2017 12:58:27 Jonathan Smith in Market

The next EU member state about to introduce stricter regulation of binary options, FX and CFDs is the Netherlands. Read more

Turkey's regulator caps leverage to 1:10, sets minimum deposit of TRY 50 000

Feb 10 2017 11:26:00 Jonathan Smith in Market

Turkey's financial markets regulator, the Capital Markets Board (SPK), has introduced a new set of restrictions on the forex market, lowering further the maximum leverage and setting a minimum security deposit requirement to open a forex trading account. Read more

FXTM improves margins for Indices and Commodities CFDs on ECN accounts

Feb 06 2017 12:32:19 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Cypriot forex and CFD brokerage FXTM announced amendments to trading conditions of certain instruments previous week. The broker alters margin requirements for Indices and Commodities CFDs on its ECN server as of today, February 6. Read more

Exness and Leverate’s VinciCM set default leverage to 1:50 in line with CySEC’s requirements

Jan 30 2017 08:49:15 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

In order to be in line with the new requirements introduced by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘the CySEC’), several Cypriot brokerages announced amendments to their trading conditions. Read more

Admiral Markets amends margin requirements

Jan 19 2017 14:59:35 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Admiral Markets, a European forex and CFD broker, said it is amending the margin requirements on the instruments it offers on some of the live trading accounts.    According to the broker, the changes will apply to all positions opened on Admiral.Markets and Admiral. Read more

IG urges its clients to take a stand with regards to FCA’s proposals

Jan 13 2017 08:36:04 Jonathan Smith in Brokers

Major brokerage IG Group (LON:IGG) encourages its clients to share their opinions about the recent proposal from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to raise margin requirements for CFDs and spread betting, among other things. Read more

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