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Scam warnings: Which regulation appeals to you?

Every country has it's own regulation which making sure the traders are protected from unregulated-scam trading companies. Binary Options, Forex trading or Crypto trading, no matter what is the method, a proper regulation is required. The regulatory body in your country monitoring illegal activities inside the country and posting warnings against foreign brokers. Some of the regulators offers insurance plans for investors and some of them even providing their own capital as a way to secure traders from potential failures. In this article we have made a list of some of the regulation around the world. Notice that you can click on the regulator's name and you will be redirected to their official website.


Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)


The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA)


Financial Supervision Commission of Bulgaria (FSC Bulgaria)


British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC) Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Ombudsman of Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)


Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC)

Czech Republic:

Czech National Bank (CNB)


Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA)


The Financial Supervision Authority (FINANTSINSPEKTSIOON)


FIN-FSA in Finland


Autorite des marches financiers (AMF) Banque de France Credit Institutions and Investment Firms Committee (CECEI) French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR)


Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)


Central Bank of Ireland


Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB)


Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)

New Zealand:

Financial Markets Authority (FMA) Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR ) Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL)


The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway


Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA)


Romanian National Securities Commission (C.N.V.M.)


FFMS in Russia (FCFR) Centre for Regulation of Off-Exchange Financial Instruments and Technologies (CRFIN)


Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Singapore Exchange (SGX)


Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Swedish FSA)


Association Romande des Intermediares Financiers (ARIF) Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC) Swiss Federal Department of Finance (SFDF) Swiss Federal Finance Administration (SFFA) Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) Swiss National Bank (SNB) PolyReg Geneva Chamber of Commerce (CCIG) Organisme d’Autoregulation des Gerants de Patrimoine (OAR-G)

United Kingdom:

UK Financial Services Authority (FSA UK) The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA ) The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) Financial Services Compensation Fund (FSCS)

United States:

Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA ) National Futures Association (NFA) New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) US Securities and Exchanges Commission (U.S. SEC) Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)

Don't hesitate, check the broker before you invest. Couple minutes of your time might save you couple of thousands out of your bank account!

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