CySEC delists Leverate from investor compensation fund

abdelaziz Fathi

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) announced that Leverate, a provider of brokerage solutions for the financial services industry, has been excluded from its investor compensation fund today.

Fortunately, the clients of any brands disbarred from CySEC’s lifeboat scheme are entitled to benefit from the Investor Compensation Fund (ICF), which serves to protect the claims of covered clients and provide them with compensation in case a member could not meet its financial obligations.

The island’s top watchdog further explains to the public that “in accordance with paragraph 6(3) of the Directive, the loss of ICF membership status does not mean loss of rights of covered clients to receive compensation in relation to investment operations carried out until the loss of membership status, if the conditions for compensation are fulfilled pursuant to the Directive, nor does it obstruct the initiation of the compensation procedure for covered clients.”

The move comes a few months after CySEC revoked the Cyprus Investment Firm authorization of Leverate Financial Services. which voluntarily renounced its CIF license in December 2023.

What’s Next?

The regulator often kickstarts the compensation payment procedure after it revokes the authorization of a company that is not expected to pay back its obligations in the near future.

The next step, if any, will see the ICF inviting covered clients to make their claims against the companies in questions, designating the procedure for filing compensation applications and the deadline for their submission. Next, the fund publishes the details in at least two local newspapers, including the address at which investors may be informed about the progress of their applications.

The amount of the compensation payable to each client is calculated in accordance with the contractual terms governing his relationship with the faltering broker, but in general, the maximum amount does not exceed €20.000.

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