9 May AtoZ Markets - Recently, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has added FX Protrade to its alert list. The exhaustive alert list of the Hong Kong regulator consists of warnings against unlicensed financial entities, who have attempted to target investors in the region without the due authorization. As the SFC Warning Against FX Protrade was issued, investors in the area are recommended to avoid any dealings with the unlicensed brokerage firm.
Details of the SFC warning against FX Protrade
Relating back to the SFC Warning against FX Protrade. The broker claims on their website that it is “licensed as a financial brokerage in the EU, and are obliged to the regulations of the Cyprus Securities and Stock Exchange, and has the adoption of the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of France and Federal financial control.”
However, according to the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), FX Protrade is not listed at all. Therefore, it is only evident that the SFC Warning Against FX Protrade was issued. In order to inform the public about the case in detail, the Hong Kong regulator did not only issued the warning, the SFC has also disclosed the details of the broker:
Name:FX ProtradeAddress:17 St. Peters Square, Fleetwood, Lancashire, United Kingdom FY7 6EBWebsite:www.fxprotrade.comPhone+ 44 20 360 80 219Email:[email protected]
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5Markets Limited relation to the case
The SFC warning against FX Protrade is not the only alert by the regulator. Considering that related to this case is the financial firm 5Markets Limited. The investigation of the SFC reveals that both companies are related to each other, considering that bot firms “use a Hong Kong bank account in the name of Markets Technologies Limited for settlement.” Moreover, the Hong Kong regulator discovered that 5Markets Limited is also lacking the proper licenses to solicit investors in the region.
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