The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has raised an alarm on four websites offering foreign exchange trading services to investors in the country.

The websites are Crypto Banxa Trade (cryptobanxatrade.com), FX Wet (fxwet.com), Skye Crypto FX (skypecryptofx.com) and Capital Base FX (capitalbasefx.com).

CySEC said the websites do not belong to an entity granted authorization under Article 5, Law 87 (I) of the country’s Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2017.

The Cypriot financial industry watchdog said the websites are not permitted to provide or perform investment services or activities in the country.

“CySEC urges investors to consult its website before conducting business with investment firms in order to ascertain the entities which are licensed to provide investment services and/or investment activities,” the regulator said in a statement.

CySEC’s warning comes the same month the regulatory organization warned against fraudsters that it said were presenting themselves as its officers and representatives.

The scammers, the Commission had disclosed, were targeting investors to solicit fees in exchange for the settlement of bogus compensation claims.

CySEC and Recent CIF License Withdrawals

The Cypriot financial market supervisor last Tuesday announced its enforcement action against two regulated companies, Ayers Alliance Financial Group Limited and BrokerCreditService (BCS) (Cyprus) Limited.

While Ayers Alliance was found to be in violation of the regulator’s mandatory staffing requirements for its risk management department, BCS Cyrpus faced an administrative fine of €10,000 for non-compliance with the country’s market abuse laws.

Last Monday, the regulator disclosed that it had withdrawn the licenses of ED&F MAN Capital Markets CEEMA Limited, and RMG Holding Limited. Both companies had voluntarily decided to renounce their Cyprus Investment Firm (CIF) license, the regulator said.

RMG Holding wrote on its website that it decided to discontinue its services in the country and voluntarily renounce its CIF authorizations “after a careful review of our business.”

Furthermore, Hoch Capital Limited, a controversial broker, had recently renounced its CIF license after a regulatory decision for the license withdrawal that was taken on 28 March 2022, CySEC said.

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has raised an alarm on four websites offering foreign exchange trading services to investors in the country.

The websites are Crypto Banxa Trade (cryptobanxatrade.com), FX Wet (fxwet.com), Skye Crypto FX (skypecryptofx.com) and Capital Base FX (capitalbasefx.com).

CySEC said the websites do not belong to an entity granted authorization under Article 5, Law 87 (I) of the country’s Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2017.

The Cypriot financial industry watchdog said the websites are not permitted to provide or perform investment services or activities in the country.

“CySEC urges investors to consult its website before conducting business with investment firms in order to ascertain the entities which are licensed to provide investment services and/or investment activities,” the regulator said in a statement.

CySEC’s warning comes the same month the regulatory organization warned against fraudsters that it said were presenting themselves as its officers and representatives.

The scammers, the Commission had disclosed, were targeting investors to solicit fees in exchange for the settlement of bogus compensation claims.

CySEC and Recent CIF License Withdrawals

The Cypriot financial market supervisor last Tuesday announced its enforcement action against two regulated companies, Ayers Alliance Financial Group Limited and BrokerCreditService (BCS) (Cyprus) Limited.

While Ayers Alliance was found to be in violation of the regulator’s mandatory staffing requirements for its risk management department, BCS Cyrpus faced an administrative fine of €10,000 for non-compliance with the country’s market abuse laws.

Last Monday, the regulator disclosed that it had withdrawn the licenses of ED&F MAN Capital Markets CEEMA Limited, and RMG Holding Limited. Both companies had voluntarily decided to renounce their Cyprus Investment Firm (CIF) license, the regulator said.

RMG Holding wrote on its website that it decided to discontinue its services in the country and voluntarily renounce its CIF authorizations “after a careful review of our business.”

Furthermore, Hoch Capital Limited, a controversial broker, had recently renounced its CIF license after a regulatory decision for the license withdrawal that was taken on 28 March 2022, CySEC said.