The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) operates independently as a financial regulatory body in the UK and is responsible for maintaining the financial markets’ integrity, with a focus on wholesale and retail financial services firms.
The Financial Services Act 2012 came into effect on 1 April 2013 after its approval in December 2012.
The Act formed a new regulatory structure for financial services and put an end to the Financial Services Authority.
The authority has the power to investigate individuals and organizations, as well as regulate marketing activities of financial products. It is also able to place provisions on products and identify minimum standards.
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) supervises the transactions of transferable securities and investment services markets in Cyprus.
CySEC was established in 2001 as a public legal entity in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission Law.
The authority's major duty is to ensure that the securities market of the Republic of Cyprus is constantly and steadily improving.
CySEC’s objective is to establish the securities market in Cyprus as one of the most attractive, reliable and safest destinations for investments.
FX and CFD trading are high risk and may not be suitable for everyone, ensure you fully understand the risks. You may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital.You may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital
Risk Warning: FX and CFDS are complex leveraged products which are traded on margin. Trading in FX and CFDs is high risk and may not be suitable for everyone, ensure that you fully understand the risks. You may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital. For more information please refer to our full Risk Disclosure.
STO and AFX Group are trading names of AFX Markets Ltd and AFX Capital Markets Ltd. AFX Markets Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)FRN: 560872. The registered office for AFX Markets Ltd is 33 Sun Street, 2nd floor, London, UK, EC2M 2PY. Company Number: 07612002. AFX Capital Markets Ltd is authorized and regulated by CySEC, licence no. 119/10 and registration no. 253014. AFX Capital Markets Ltd is regulated under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) in regards to offering cross border services and other offices within the EU under the MiFID Passporting Regime. AFX Capital Markets Ltd is also registered with CONSOB in Italy (no. 2935 and no. 94). The address of AFX Capital Markets Ltd is Gladstonos 116, Kyprianou House, 1st floor, 3032 Limassol, Cyprus. Details on AFX Capital Markets Ltd and its business services can be found at AFX Group.