European Binary Options Laws

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 […]

France Warns Against 10 Unregulated Binary Options Sites

2017 03 31

The French financial regulator, AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers), is certainly no stranger to controversy when it comes to cutting off unregulated brokers. The financial watchdog has now added 10 more binary options sites to its warning list. As a matter of fact, AMF went as far as saying that the list was not exhaustive, […]

CySEC Decides to Outsource Circular Risks Management

2017 02 08

CySEC’s latest goal has been to make the companies it regulates more compliant with its regulations. But the latest move by the Cypriot watchdog might force some of these companies out of the local market. And, as it turns out, this might be what the regulator wants. The broker has attracted a lot of criticism […]

Bdswiss Fined 150,000 EUR by CySEC for Possible Violations

2017 01 24

Binary options broker Bdswiss has been fined 150,000 euro by the CySEC. The decision was made on 19th of December 2016 by the CySEC board, although it has been announced today on 23rd January 2017. According to the official CySEC announcement, the company has already paid the fine. Actions of this nature are now a […]

Banc De Binary Shutting Down

2017 01 12

The unexpected has happened – Banc De Binary has decided to shut down. Steps are already in place to make this a reality, with an official admitting that the company is no longer accepting new customers. Nobody could have seen this coming, and even the officials within the company were just as surprised as the […]

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 […]

Brexit Vote A New Challenge For Binary Options Firms

2016 06 29

Now that Britain has voted to exit the European Union, CySEC-regulated binary options companies may be facing a fresh set of challenges. Before Britain overwhelmingly chose to set itself apart from the rest of Europe, binary options companies could count on European Union’s universal regulatory framework to grant them operational mandate within the entire region. […]

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 […]

CySEC Changes Binary Options Rules

2016 04 19

CySEC has come up with new policies on how binary option brokers should operate. The brokers are to comply with the introduced changes by mid-July. In general, the binary options brokers will “operate in a way that is fair to the clients” under the new changes. The EU region has noted that the brokers have […]