Binary Options Laws

The final days of Binary Options in Europe

The current restructuring of the market could see the last days of Binary Options in Europe. On December 15th, 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) made a major step towards safeguarding the stability of the European Union’s financial system, by publishing a statement pointing to the serious concerns around clients’ protection, when it […]

Crypto-currencies – new warnings on the rise

Following the Israel Securities Authority’s chairman, Shmuel Hauser’s speech on November 8, 2017,  during the Fintech conference, potential investors would now have reasons to worry about the rise of crypto-currencies, soon to replace the outlawed Binary Options in the exact same companies, where they once used to be a flourishing business, as you can see […]

FCA against binary options in post-Brexit UK

As announced by The Times of Israel, the newly voted ban gives binary options fraud perpetrators three months to close down their businesses or face jail. The Jerusalem Post publicises: the Knesset votes to ban binary options industry. While the ban of binary options and its related activity by the State of Israel, sets the […]

Cysec fined SpotOption Exchange Ltd 10,000 Euro.

The Board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘CySEC’) wishes to inform investors that, at its meeting held on December 14, 2015, the CySEC decided to impose a total administrative fine of €10.000 on the CIF SpotOption Exchange Ltd (‘the Company’) for non-compliance with the following the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated […]

Banc De Binary to Pay $11m Settlement to US Regulators

Following a multi-year investigation Banc De Binary is to pay $11m to settle with CFTC/SEC over allegations of illegally soliciting US clients. The online brokerage and Liverpool Football Club sponsor Banc De Binary has reached an $11 million settlement with US authorities after several years of investigations over it illegally providing binary options trading to […]

Binary options and Fraud – Investor alert!

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of Consumer Outreach (CFTC) are issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about fraudulent promotion schemes involving binary options and binary options trading platforms. These schemes allegedly involve, among other things, the refusal to credit customer accounts or reimburse funds […]