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Financial conduct authority of the UK has banned binary options for private investors

The FCA’s rules are permanent and are in force as of 2 April 2019. In July 2018, the **FCA enforced a temporary ban on trading binary options for the retail segment. As was expected, this restriction will now remain permanent in force.** This decision, adopted by the regulator, did not come as a big surprise to market participants. The FCA’s rules, in general, are the same as the Europe...

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German regulator is planning to implement ban on binary options

**German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has restated that sale, distribution and marketing of binary options to retail customers will remain prohibited in the country.** BaFin, in response to the expiry of ESMA's (European Securities and Markets Authority) temporary measure, has announced its own prohibition measures. German regulator stated that permanent ban would be in forc...

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CySEC proposes three levels of leverage for retail clients

...ment proposing to establish leverage levels on a risk-based factor. In other words, **different clients with different experience will be assigned to different classes and able to use different leverage depending on their tier**. In the meantime, binary options offerings to retail clients are confirmed by the CySEC to be entirely prohibited. RISK-BASED APPROACH Proposed by CySEC approach ...

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FCA is planning to restrict crypto derivatives

...olatility in the crypto markets, (iv) an overall deficiency of information and understanding by retail investors. Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy & Competition at the FCA, mentioned: *"As with our work on the wider CFD and binary options markets, we will act when we see poor products being sold to retail consumers. These are complex contracts built on top of complex asse...

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