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CySEC begins investigation of MIFID II (MiFIR) compliance among license holders

With MiFIR and MiFID II going live on January 3rd, regulators have begun to ask, “who isn’t reporting?”

While many country regulators have been quietly reviewing the MiFIR transaction reporting ...

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Don’t sleep on MiFID II Best Execution as Regulators are Waking Up

New Best Execution standards are arriving soon with the implementation of MiFID II on January 3, 2018. The new text updates what has been in place since 2007 under MiFID I. Those standards though ...

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Preparing for MiFID II: Forex/CFD and Binary Options Brokers

MiFID II reporting is a large project to undertake. The article covers steps to put a development roadmap in place to reduce the hassle. The article was prepared for and first appeared in the ...

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FCA/CySEC/ESMA Collusion to Damage CFD/Forex/Binary Options Industry?

Within the Cappitech blog, we’ve focused a lot on the change in sentiment among regulators towards Forex/CFD/Binary Options brokers. From bans on online advertising and restrictions on how brokers ...

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MiFID Penalties Hit Retail Sector as 24option Site Pulled in France by AMF

Reported over the weekend, one of the world’s largest binary options brokers, 24option, has closed its website to French customers. According to Finance Magnates, the closure is due to the French ...

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ESMA Singles Out Cyprus in Warning of CFD/Forex/Binary Options Products

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a new warning against CFD, Forex and Binary Options products today, citing their high level of risk. According to ESMA, the public ...

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Pick your poison, Brexit or CySEC? (The Cappitech July Newsletter)

Happy Monday!!

We recently launched a newsletter and this is our July edition. The newsletter reviews current events in the online trading world with actionable analysis. Subscribers get an extra ...

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EMIR Regulation cited during CySEC Chairwomen Demetra Kalogerou’s iFX Expo Keynote

Headlining the last day of the iFX Expo in Limassol, Cyprus, last week was a keynote speech by Demetra Kalogerou, Chairwomen of CySEC, the country’s financial regulator. Her involvement with the ...

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