Banc de binary limassol
Banc de Binary, one of the biggest global providers of online trading in binary options renounced its authorisation. Furthermore, the company was a sponsor of the football club Liverpool FC. The company provided its services via the domain eu. The clients could create an online account and trade binary options online.
The Israeli-owned and Cyprus registered company is accused of urging ordinary people to make high-risk transactions without assuring if they are able to evaluate the potential risks. The headquarters of the company is in Germasoyia, Limassol. Initially, the company was operating in the Republic of Cyprus without authorisation. It is remarkable that Banc de Binary has never warned the public that binary options trading is a high-risk investment as the trades are live and it is possible to lose an initial investment.
Moreover, there is no disclaimer on the website of the company. According to the Cyprus and foreign press, the target-group of the company were vulnerable investors who could not assess the risk of binary options trading. Specifically, Banc de Binary is accused of allowing investors to make high-risk transactions, thereby losing their money. Binary options trading involves betting on whether individual shares, indexes, currencies or other securities will go up or down in a specific period of time.
Many individuals have filed a complaint against Banc de Binary, claiming that after setting up an account on the website eu.
It is obvious that there is a clear conflict of interests. It was barred from accepting U. In countries where it was not banned, the company operated an online trading website through which customers could buy binary options, predicting whether the price of a certain commodity will go up or down in a specific time period, as short as 60 seconds. The price of the option was not a market price, but was set by SpotOption Exchange itself.
The Wall Street Journal described it as "a website that allows people to bet on the price of gold, oil or stocks". The company allowed people to wager on changes in the price of various assets by using a pricing platform provided by an Israeli company, SpotOption, and customised by Banc De Binary. Customers did not own the asset but instead predicted whether its price would rise or fall. The company offered several kinds of options; customers could make predictions of the price of over global assets including commodities , stocks , indices , and currencies using several variations of the trading platform including classic binary options ,  long term options, and sixty second options,  and pairs trading.
In January , Option. According to the fake news site, Hawking developed a trading algorithm which would in effect transfer wealth from the top 0. The site led to a trading site operated by Option. A second journalist traced the scam to Banc De Binary, which did not respond to his inquiries.
Hawking's office at Cambridge University denied any connection to the scam. Banc De Binary Ltd. The organization was founded by Oren Shabat Laurent, a year-old as of American and Israeli citizen who lives on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. A company official announced on January 9, that the company would be closing because of "consistently negative press" coverage. The firm remains under supervision by CySEC regarding previously incurred obligations and the formal closing of the firm.
The Times of Israel reported that some industry insiders were skeptical that Banc De Binary was really closing, but was rather relocating and changing its name. The CFTC warned more generally of "fraudulent schemes involving binary options and their trading platforms". District Court for the District of Nevada to prevent and freeze any further trading with U. Banc De Binary at first refused to appear in court in the United States for depositions. Despite this, Banc de Binary was brought to trial in Nevada.
This followed an earlier hearing where in the absence of any representation from Banc De Binary, charges were filed via email and by post. Binary trading in the United States is legal, but it needs to be done through properly registered and regulated exchanges such as NADEX. In response to the U. Refunds are being handled by the National Futures Association as court-appointed monitor. They allegedly impersonated SEC employees promising to help victims of Banc De Binary's scams obtain repayment of lost funds.
On 7 April CySec announced that they had fined Banc De Binary 10, euros after it had 'concealed material information in its request for authorization CIF submitted to the commission in August , namely concealed the existence of close links between it and another company'. In the UK, Daily Mail newspaper journalist Tony Hetherington reported allegations that Banc De Binary withdrew funds from the accounts of two clients without authorization. Banc De Binary has since denied any wrongdoing.
The BBB report also wrote that the "site essentially allows investors to gamble on the future price of something at a point in time". In Canada , it is listed on the Ontario Securities Commission 's Investors Warning List of "companies that appear to be engaging in activities that may pose a risk to investors".
The AMF also pointed out that, due to the "all or nothing" nature of binary options, an investor who wrongly predicts market movement will lose his entire investment. The AMF also, like the CFTC, included a more general warning about the risk of fraud in binary options trading in the same press release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Banc De Binary Type. Retrieved January 12, Retrieved February 2, Banc De Binary to Close Down". Archived from the original on January 9, Retrieved January 9, Archived from the original on January 13, Retrieved January 10, Retrieved January 11,