European Binary Options Laws

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 […]

Stock Binary Faces MFSA Warning For Unregulated And Deceptive Activities

2016 04 12

The MFSA (Malta Financial Services Authority) says the the binary options activities being offered by Stock Binary are unregulated. As a matter of fact, the binary options broker is also facing accusations that it has been posing as a different corporate entity in order to the gain trust of potential traders and grow its business. […]

OptionWeb Signs Sponsorship Deal With Paris Saint Germain (PSG)

2016 01 18

In an attempt to penetrate the French market, OptionWeb has brokered a sponsorship deal with one of France’s largest football clubs, Paris Saint Germain. This is not the first time a binary options outfit has entered into a deal with a top sporting establishment. In fact, even within the French market, other binary option brokers […]

French Financial Regulator Releases Critical Report on Binary Options and Forex Brokers

2015 04 12

In what is turning out to be a relentless smear campaign against forex and binary options brokers by the French financial watchdog, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AFM), the regulatory authority has released results of a clandestine study it conducted on 29 forex and binary option brokers in December 2014. As has been the trend in […]

ZoomTrader Becomes Regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

2015 01 29

Binary options broker ZoomTrader announced that it became regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchanges Commission. This makes ZoomTrader the newest binary options broker to join the list of legal brokers. Renowned binary options company ZoomTrader revealed today that it just managed to acquire a new binary options license in Cyprus. The license means that […]