Binary Options Regulation

OptionRally’s 3-month Suspension Has Been Lifted

2017 10 19

OptionRally Financial Services Ltd., a binary Options broker, had its license suspended in July this year, following a number of internal and external faults, linked to both the company’s and its clients’ funds, and the capital adequacy ratio, making for 3 major strikes. The measure was triggered as a result of violating the Investment Services […]

CySEC Slaps Binary and Forex Brokers with More Legal Requirements

2017 05 12

Things are about to change for CySEC-regulated binary options and forex brokers; and in a big way. The changes will affect CIFs (Cyprus Investment Firms), which include binary options brokers. The new rules will come into force on May 31 of 2017, which is less than a month away. This was revealed through a circular […]

New Zealand will now require binary options and CFDs to obtain local license

2017 04 05

Binary options companies and CFDs firms that have been offering their services in New Zealand will now need a license to do so in future. In fact, this broad legislative change will affect all financial organizations that provide CFDs trading with contracts expiring within 3 days. The country has arrived at the decision after it […]

Israel Soon Expected to Ban Marketing of Binary Options Abroad

2017 01 05

Yesterday, the ISA (Israeli Securities Authority), the Justice Department, and the State Comptroller sat before a parliamentary oversight body, the State Control Committee, to answer questions regarding the way these authorities are handling international binary options marketing. Israel has in the past been treated to a spirited media campaign strongly opposed to binary options trading. […]

Binary Options Fighting Back After A Spate Of Regulator Crackdowns

2016 09 10

After suffering crackdowns time and again at the hands of various financial watchdogs, binary options brokers think they have had enough of this unfair treatment. With SpotOption in the lead, various brokers have come together to defend their interest and fend off future attacks on their operations. A few days ago, after months of work […]

AMF Warns Against 16 Binary Options Sites

2016 06 22

The French financial regulator, AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers), is at it again. The watchdog has now added 16 more binary options companies to its warning list. The 16 websites are: abroption.com, ibl-markets.com, allianz-brokers.com, microption.com, banque-investissement.com, solution-capital.com, barclaystraders.com, stock-binary.com, connecting-trade.com, collinsgestion.com, switzerland-capital.com, f-generalsecurities.com, mytradeoption.com, finpari.com, gointrading.com, and swisspartners-ag.com. Warning Not Unusual For The French Regulator […]

SpotOption Opens A London Office

2016 06 15

In order to better meet the needs of its European clients, SpotOption has now set up an office in London. In fact, this is the third global physical location the broker has established its agenda to cement its status as one of the top binary options platform providers in the world. Not too long ago, […]

CySEC Issues A Tender To Hire A Media Relations Firm

2016 06 02

The outspoken Cypriot financial regulator, CySEC (Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission), is having serious publicity challenges; so much so that it is seeking to hire a professional to help it manage its dented public image. A public tender for the contract has already been issued. The communications and media relations firm that will be lucky enough […]

Option Financial Markets Now On Canadian Regulator’s Warning List

2016 05 26

British Columbia, one of the ten provinces in Canada, has issued a warning to residents against trading with Option Financial Markets. The company is a binary options brand owned by BO Technologies Limited. According to British Columbia’s financial regulator, BCSC, Option Financial Markets lacks the authorization to provide its financial services in the country. Therefore, […]

Japan Issues A Warning Against 7 More Brokerage Firms

2016 05 16

Not long ago, Japan’s financial watchdog, Kanto Financial Bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Finance (MoF), issued a warning against brokers that were offering trading services to Japanese nationals without proper local licensing. The number of companies on this list has now increased by seven more brokers. The companies are Star Material Asset Management Limited (i […]