All CIF applications submitted to CySEC from March 15, 2017 onwards should be using the updated Form.
Cyprus is a global center of institutional regulatory and market infrastructure evolution: In-depth report from Limassol
Cyprus has become a pinnacle of high quality electronic markets prowess and is now attracting dialog from regulatory technology firms with large listed derivatives giants of Chicago, Tier 1 banks of Germany, global execution solutions stalwarts and government leaders alike. FinanceFeeds exclusively details Cyprus’ elevation on the world stage
Despite the recent increase in capital requirements by offshore regulators, they still have zero credibility. To license offshore means to loose all credibility.
The coincidentally named STP in Cyprus will likely pave the way toward a future of advanced financial technology for Cyprus
The regulator says it will monitor how these products are sold and will consider future action.
Tenor of binary options should be at least 5 minutes, with investors to be able to exit before expiry.
“New CySec rulings will squeeze already stretched retail FX firms” says Leverate General Manager Sami Mana
The big risk that faces the brokerage sector in the European Union is that there will be further consolidation in that many will close, and others will merge meaning that there will be less brokerages but the ones that continue to operate will be large due to consolidation” – Sami Mana, General Manager, Leverate
The French regulator urges traders to contact the broker and the Cypriot regulator.
Irony in action at CySec: BDSWISS settles with regulator for misleading marketing, but allowed to call themselves Swiss and display Swiss flag
Whilst CySec points the finger at BDSWISS for misleading marketing material, what about pretending to be Swiss, using the Swiss flag, and calling themselves a bank?
Playtech’s Markets.com makes changes to leverage, margin call procedure, margin close-out level and, very interestingly adopts the market execution method in the advent of new rulings from CySec
Jonathan Baumgart, CEO, MoneyMatters.pl & Atomiq Consulting, expects continued growth in competition in the retail FX sector.
Following the closure of its operations, one of the largest binary options brands in the world has now renounced its CySec license
Despite CySec instructing all brokers in Cyprus to desist from offering deposit bonuses and ensuring that they stick to a leverage limit of 1:50, some firms at the lower end of the market are not doing so – here is why, and here is how it can be stopped in order to preserve the reputation of the regulatory jurisdiction
MAP FinTech confirms exclusive EMIR reporting contract with vast majority of CySec-licensed firms – FinanceFeeds Exclusive
Despite the presence of many regulatory technology firms with EMIR reporting systems to offer, MAP FinTech now has the vast majority of EMIR-reporting firms with CySec licenses on its books
Breaking: CySec issues document instructing FX and binary firms to desist from offering deposit bonuses
Demetra Kalogerou, Chairman of CySec has issued a letter expressing her interest to ensure that FX and binary options firms desist from offering deposit bonuses, and takes a very conservative approach to leverage in OTC FX products.
We plumb the depths of a false advertising campaign which sets out to dupe customers into a fraudulent binary options scheme by promising very high returns and using Apple Appstore to normalize the experience. The firm itself, operated by convicted fraudsters, is notorious. We approach CySec and receive a very interesting response
Exclusive: ACFX website goes offline with company owing its IBs and customers a fortune – But where is CySec?
ACFX began restricting withdrawals to IBs and retail customers in April this year, and since then the entire management team fled. Now the website is offline with hundreds of thousands owed to customers, but CySec remains quiet the whole time. We detail our entire in depth investigation
If even Belize will not license firms with a history of malintent, why does Cyprus continue to entertain them? – Op Ed
A comprehensive look at the actions of other jurisdictions with regard to nefarious binary brands and retail B-bookers that have a less than enviable history, and how CySec continues to uphold their licenses as Belize cans the license of Banc de Binary.
Insolvent FX brokerage LQD Markets: CEO Nick Bang refuses to meet administrators, money missing from Cyprus
Just over a year and a half has passed since LQD Markets fell victim to the Swiss National Bank’s removal of the 1.20 peg on the EURCHF pair, however evidence has now been presented by the administrators that CEO Nick Bang is evading meetings despite special attempts, and client funds are missing from the firm’s records