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Binary options brokers blacklist from AMF – May 2015

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The French main financial regulator AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) just updated its quarterly blacklist of binary options brokers without authorization to operate in France. The mentioned brokers are websites that “offer binary options trading, for which no authorized investment services provider could be clearly identified”. In order to provide online trading service in France, each broker has to be regulated by a national regulator compliant with MiFID regulation and obtain the authorization of the AMF and Banque de France. Once all the authorizations have been obtained, the broker receives an identification number and can be registered as an investment services provider (ISP) on the ACPR (Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de resolution) official listing. Most of these brokers are also trying to attract English customers so you should always check that your broker is not included in this list before you make your first trading deposit.


It does not necessarily mean that all the brokers included on the AMF blacklist are binary option scams but it means they haven’t comply with all the rules, restrictions and procedure to obtain the AMF authorization. The AMF specifically warns retail investors against brokers that carry “aggressive internet advertising campaigns for binary option trading, announcing very high yields in very short periods of time.”

Updated Binary options broker backlist from May 2015

Binary options brokers are not all scams and binary options trading is not gambling. All our recommended brokers are fully regulated and 100% proven safe with an extensive track record of client satisfaction and deposit security. Before signing up with any online broker, make sure to review the above blacklist carefully. Do not hesitate to also have a look at our detailed reviews of OptionTime24OptionAnyOption and TopOption if you want further information about the best binary options brokers. They have all received all the required authorization to offer binary options trading services in France by the AMF and in the UK by the FCA.

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