Unregulated Forex broker TradeLtd, along with several other alleged scammers, have been the latest additions to the warning list of Spanish financial watchdog – the Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV).
On the official warning we read the usual that the firms are not properly licensed by the relevant authorities and are providing such financial services outside the law.
TradeLtd states on its website that the company behind it is registered in Estonia which is a favourite destination for scammers since the country has a reputation of being economically liberal, as well as having an innovative approach to the regulation of crypto currencies. However, there is no mention of a license and we remind readers that only a handfull of Forex brokers may operate legally on the territory of the country.
Without a license there is simply no guarantee for the safety of the client’s funds which is, perhaps, the most vital aspect of trading. Furthermore, there is no assurance that there is no commingling of the client’s money with the finances of the firm, as well as no authority to which to turn in case of scam.
The Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), just like the FCA in the UK and CySEC in Cyprus, maintains and updates an online registry of all the investment companies that are authorized to do business in Spain. We advise interested traders to always run a quick check before investing with a brokerage.