FxPro completes relocation of MENA office to Dubai
FxPro, a Cyprus-based platform regulated by the FCA, has completed the relocation of its office to Dubai, aiming to focus on providing customizable liquidity solutions to the diverse clientele in the region.
The addition of this coveted presence at Dubai’s Bay Square extends the group’s arsenal to include offices in London, Cyprus, Monaco and the Bahamas. The move will allow FxPro to offer its FX and CFD products to retail and professional clients in the UAE and expand its reach to other GCC states like Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and North Africa.
Elsy Rayess, FxPro’s Head of Business Development, commented on the relocation: “We are excited about the move to our new office in Dubai. This location positions us at the heart of the region’s financial hub, allowing us to serve our customers more efficiently. We remain committed to enhancing our trading conditions and partner program, driving innovation at every turn.”
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a federal area that is financially-free, completely separated from the rest of the country and features its own legal system and courts.
The DFSA has been receiving increased interest from authorized firms and global brokers to offer FX trading to retail customers in or from the DIFC.
Within Dubai’s International Financial Centre, the DFSA is the regulatory authority that issues all Forex Broker licenses and regulates all financial and subsidiary services conducted.
However, the DFSA has very strict guidelines in place for obtaining a Dubai forex license, as well as for conducting forex business. Specifically, obtaining a Dubai forex license is a complicated procedure that involves many legal limitations that revolve around the country’s prohibitions on banking activity in the local currency as transactions in UAE Dirhams are strictly prohibited in the center.
FxPro launched its operation in 2007 and is jointly regulated by the UK’s FCA and Cyprus’ CySEC. The firm is a former sponsor of Fulham and Aston Villa football clubs. Further, FxPro is an established broker that once was planning a potential initial public offering. Although the broker was hoping to follow the listing of its rivals, such as CMC Markets and IG, it had canceled float plans after the FCA introduced stricter rules for activities of firms selling CFDs to retail customers.