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Investments in cryptocurrency – is one of the main topics in the UK Financial Ombudsman Service’s Annual Review

...not directly relate to Ombudsman. However, cryptocurrencies may be involved in other types of financial activities and the Ombudsman may consider such complaints. For example, this year the Ombudsman considered situations when people lost money from contracts for difference on cryptocurrency. The UK government takes a cautious approach especially when it comes to cryptocurrency. The government ...

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CySEC proposes three levels of leverage for retail clients

...ibition of marketing, distribution, and sale of leveraged CFDs on crypto assets to retail clients. CLIENT PROTECTION According to the Head of CySEC, Demetra Kalogerou, the standards in the sphere of marketing, selling and distributing retail contracts for difference has tightened greatly. *“Temporary product intervention measures set across Europe have supported CySEC’s own efforts ...

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German regulator is planning to implement ban on binary options

...esting, the German regulator is not the only one introducing national measures. **United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently adopted the rules that will be used in order to regulate the retail trading industry, relating to contracts for difference (CFDs).**According to the expectation, the FCA aims to adopt leverage caps for CFDs from 2:1 to 30:1. Similar limitations wer...

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FCA will offer 30:1 margin leverage in government bonds

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published concluding statement with regards to caps on leverage, marketing restrictions, and mandatory risk warnings of contracts for difference (CFDs) and CFD-like options sold to retail clients. The British regulator announced that its rules will be permanent. It is worth noting, that aforesaid regulations, that will be introduced next month...

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Restrictions, imposed by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on the marketing, distribution or sale of CFDs and binary options to retail clients, will stay permanent

...(ESMA) [decision]({._blank} as of 31 July 2019, continuous temporary restrictions, imposed on the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts for differences to retail clients, affecting the market from 22 May 2018, will apply as permanent decision without further renewals. Cont...

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CySEC introduces restrictions for CFD offering to retail investors

**The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has announced new national measures that restrict the distribution, sale, and marketing of contracts for difference (CFD).** New CySEC measures are largely aligned with the ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) restrictions for offering CFDs to retail clients. ESMA, for its part, published an opinion concluding that measures adopt...

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Turbo Certificates vs. CFDs

...ved. This allows investors to get profit from market fluctuations with leverage. For instance, Turbo Short Certificates benefit from dropping prices and Turbo Long Certificates allow you to benefit from growing prices. As opposed to certificates, contracts for difference are easier to pitch and sell since these are more understandable if we look from the brokers’ perspective. Moreover, CFDs m...

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ASIC’s strengthens consumer protections by reducing CFD leverage

Recently the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced a product intervention order which included restrictions on selling contracts for difference (CFDs) to retail clients, saying it was still concerned about investor protection. This came after the Australian parliament granted ASIC product intervention powers, similar to those exercised by the European Securities and Ma...

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