MFSA Issues Warning Against Unauthorized Broker Betal Trade FX


Maltese financial regulator, the MFSA has issued a warning to investors, stating that Betal Trade FX is unauthorized to provide services in Malta.

January 14, 2021 | AtoZ Markets – The financial markets regulator of Malta, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), has on Thursday issued a warning for the investors’ community. The financial watchdog has stated that it has become aware of an entity that purports to be an “online Forex broker that operates under the name of Betal Trade FX.

MFSA warns against Betal Trade FX

According to the regulatory filings, the firm is known to have an internet presence at www.betaltrade.com. This online Fx brokerage claims to offer a wide selection of investment products such as Forex, Metals, Indexes, Energies, Stocks, ETFs, and Cryptocurrencies. However, the MFSA does not believe that this is a genuine statement.

MFSA official warning statement against Betal Trade FX reads:

The MFSA wishes to alert the public, in Malta and abroad, that Betal Trade FX is NOT a Maltese registered Company NOR licensed or otherwise authorised by the MFSA to provide any financial services which are required to be licensed or otherwise authorised under Maltese law. The public should therefore refrain from undertaking any business or transactions with the above-mentioned entity.”

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MFSA urges Maltese investors to be wary of scam Fx brokers

Following this, the MFSA notes that it strongly advises investors and other Maltese residents that before making any investment or entering into any financial services transaction, they have to make sure that the entity is fully legal.

Almost every entity offering financial services in Malta has to be authorized to provide any services by the MFSA or other financial services regulatory authority in the country.

MSFA also reminds that investors can find the list of entities authorized by the regulator on the official website of the Malta Financial Services Authority.

If you are a victim of a scam or think you might be dealing with an unauthorized entity or any other type of financial scam, first of all, stop all transactions with the company and contact the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/about-us/contact/ as soon as suspicion arises,” MFSA added.

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