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Forex brokers offering 100:1 leverage

The new restrictions, imposed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to limit the leverage to 1:30 came into force on August 1 2018.

 
The leverage cap is a part of a larger regulation aimed at curbing risk investments in Europe, and follows a ban on the sale of binary options to retail investors in the beginning of July.
 
The new  ESMA rules limit the leverage for major currency pairs to 1:30, for non-major currency pairs, gold and major indices to 1:20, for commodities other than gold and non-major equity indices to 1:10, for  individual equities and other reference values to 1:5 and  for cryptocurrencies to 1:2. Among others the new rules also include a  provision for negative balance protection.
 
ESMA follows similar steps taken by other major regulatory authorities around the globe such as  Japan's Financial Services Agency, which in August 2011 curbed the maximum leverage to 1:25 from 1:50 as set a year earlier. 
 
The same rule apply to brokers operating in the US. They all have to be registered by the National Futures Association, which also introduced new stricter rules in 2013, requiring brokers to hold at least 20 000 000 USD  minimum net capital and to provide leverage no higher than 1:50. 
 
Similarly in February 2017 Turkey's financial regulator the Capital Markets Board (SPK), introduced a new set of rules on the forex market in the country, lowering further the maximum leverage to 1:10. Also, according the the new regulations to open a forex trading account with a Turkish broker you will have to invest at least  TRY 50 000 (over 10 000 USD). Mind that according to the local legislation only brokers, licensed by the SPK can provide the service.
 
Currently the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) remains the last major regulatory body that has not imposed any restrictions on the maximum leverage concerning forex and CFD trade.Have in mind that while higher leverage may give you the opportunity to score higher profit with a relatively small deposit it also comes with an implied risk of loosing your funds with a much faster pace, when the market moves in the wrong direction.

Forex brokers offering 100:1 leverage

Broker Country Regulation Platforms Leverage Review
Cyprus, Australia CySec, ASIC MT4, Web,
Mobile app
1:400 Review Website
UK, Australia, Singapore FCA, ASIC, MAS, BaFin MT4, Web,
ProRealTime,
2Dealer
1:200 Review Website
Cyprus CySEC MT4, MT5, Web 1:3000 Review Website
Belize IFSC MT4, MT5 1:200 Review Website
Cyprus, South Africa CySec, FSCA, FSC MT4, MT5, Web 1:1000 Review Website
Seychelles FinaCom MT4, Web 1:2000 Review Website

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