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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

ESMA warns forex brokerages not to circumvent its product intervention measures

Jul 12 2019 17:22:23 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has identified certain undesirable practices among CFDs providers, which raise concerns of non-compliance with the product intervention measures introduced a year ago. Read more

FCA makes ESMA’s CFD restrictions permanent, but allows higher leverage on bonds

Jul 02 2019 18:53:27 Jonathan Smith in Market

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed its decision to permanently restrict the sale of CFDs and CFD-like products on a national level earlier this week. Read more

Italy follows suit: bans binary options and restricts CFD trading permanently

Jun 24 2019 15:08:16 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Italy is the next European country to make ESMA’s product intervention measures permanent. Read more

Ireland to ban binary options and restrict CFD trades permanently

Jun 12 2019 15:40:33 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), which also serves as a financial services regulator, announced its plans to make ESMA’s product intervention measures permanent. Read more

CySEC proposes a tiered approach to leverage

May 30 2019 14:10:07 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) proposed a tiered risk-based approach to leverage as a permanent national measure for investor protection. Read more

AFM also plans to make ESMA’s product intervention measures permanent

Apr 18 2019 13:13:32 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Dutch financial regulator AFM announced its plans to make the product intervention measures of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) permanent. 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

ESMA renews restrictions on CFD trading, implies closer monitoring

Feb 01 2019 16:25:36 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) announced on Thursday it is renewing the restrictions on CFDs trading for another three months as of February 1, 2019. Read more

BaFin follows suit, restricts CFD trading permanently

Dec 21 2018 14:26:23 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Germany’s financial regulator BaFin plans to apply permanently ESMA’s CFD trading restrictions on a national level. The decision is intended as a protective measure for retail investors which will take effect in 2019. Read more

UK’s FCA warns brokers not to use products similar to CFDs to get around ESMA’s restrictions

Aug 01 2018 11:15:43 Jonathan Smith in Market

  UK’s financial watchdog has come up with a statement following the entry into force of ESMA’s restrictions on CFD trading, which include a leverage cap of 1:30, among others. Read more

ESMA caps leverage at 1:30 from August

Jun 01 2018 12:50:34 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced today that the new restrictions on the provision of contracts for differences (CFDs) to retail investors will take effect as of August, 1. Read more

FXCM, IG Group support ESMA's restrictions on leverage, binary options, but also voice concern

Dec 19 2017 15:46:33 Jonathan Smith in Market

Some of the largest regulated forex brokerages in the world – FXCM, IG Group, Gain Capital, CMC Markets, Plus500 - have expressed their general support for the intentions of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)  to impose new restrictions on the industry in order to better... Read more

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