Regulating Authorities for Binary Options Brokers
It is vital to choose a reputable, and trustworthy, binary options broker. The broker must be able to provide a safe and secure platform whilst protecting your investment. To guarantee this level of safety, it is best to opt for a regulated broker. These brokers must operate within the laws and regulations of the regulating authority and face penalties if they are ever broken.
Each country has their own regulating authority, so it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with these agencies. They are responsible for regulating and licensing financial services.
All regulators will be able to provide a list of licensed companies which is viewable by the public.
Always trade with regulated brokers to ensure maximum security and safety.
Australia – ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) http://www.asic.gov.au
Canada – IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada) http://www.iiroc.ca
Cyprus – CySEC (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission) http://www.cysec.gov.cy
Czech Republic – CNB (Czech National Bank) http://www.cnb.cz
Denmark – Finanstilsynet https://www.finanstilsynet.dk
France – BDF (Banque de France) http://acpr.banque-france.fr
Germany – BaFin (Bundesanstalt fur Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) http://www.bafin.de
Hungary – MNB (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) http://www.mnb.hu
Italy – CONSOB (Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa) http://www.consob.it
Japan – Financial Services Agency http://www.fsa.go.jp
Malaysia – Securities Commission of Malaysia http://www.sc.com.my
Netherlands – AFM (Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets) http://www.afm.nl
Singapore – Monetary Authority of Singapore http://www.mas.gov.sg
Spain – CNMV (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores) http://www.cnmv.es
Slovakia – NBS (National Bank of Slovakia) http://www.nbs.sk
South Africa – FSB (Financial Services Board) https://www.fsb.co.za
Sweden – FI (Finansinspektionen) http://www.fi.se
United Kingdom – FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) http://www.fca.org.uk
United States – U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission http://www.cftc.gov