SepaFX Review – 5 things you should know about

SepaFX Review – 5 things you should know about

Beware! SepaFX is an offshore broker! Your investment may be at risk.



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SepaFX is a CFD brokerage we believe is based in Switzerland. It provides а web-based trading platform, not the the MetaTrader 4 platform. The required minimum deposit is the industry average of $250 but the leverage is extremely conservative at 1:10. The spread, however, is surprisingly low and favorable for traders at only 0.4 pips on EUR/USD, however, we are uncertain whether there isn’t a commission as well.

SepaFX regulation & safety of funds

Reading through the terms and conditions of the brokerage we discover only mentions of offices in the UK, Cyprus and Estonia which isn’t much to go on. We remind readers that the three countries are deeply integrated within the European Union and online Forex trading is duly included within their regulatory framework which is modeled after the ESMA guidelines.

However, we find no mention of a license by either authorities – thus we may safely conclude that the brokerage Swiss Capital does not fall under any regulatory oversight whatsoever. For the sake of diligence we ran a quick search on the online registry of the financial regulators and can confirm that the brokerage is not licensed which leads us to conclude that the brokerage has been targeting European traders without proper authorization.

Another big problem with the brokerage is that researching it on the web we come across official warning issued by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and which reads that the broker has been targeting traders without proper authorization and further taking part in scam operations. In other words – we believe that any potential client will be exposed to a substantial amount of risk.

Traders needn’t have to worry themselves with such risk if they choose to trade with a brokerage regulated and authorized by a prestigious regulatory agency. Such agencies are the FCA in the UK or CySec in Cyprus which have been leading names in Forex trading for some time now. Their regulatory framework is composed of a number of strict rules which prevent clients from falling victims to fraud. Such rules include the segregation of accounts which assures that commingling with the client’s money is not possible. Furthermore, a license by such a regulatory body entails participation in a financial mechanism by which clients may be compensated if they suffer losses due to fraud or bankruptcy. With the FCA the compensation is up to 85 000 pounds, where as with CySEC it is up to 20 000 euro per person.

SepaFX trading software

Furthermore, we always view the lack of MetaTrader 4 as a serious disadvantage. The MT4 is among the foremost trading terminals in Forex trading at the moment, close to 80 percent of users prefer it. The platform provides an advanced charting package, lots of technical indicators, extensive back-testing environment and a variety of Expert Advisors (EAs). Instead, there is web-based trading terminal which, we highlight, is unproven but we do see an attractive offer on it and a wide range of trading options. However, we cannot be certain whether the brokerage does in fact offer such trading conditions. On top of this – the leverage is only 1:10 which is quite uncommon with unregulated brokerage since it is even below the maximum allowed leverage on the European markets of 1:30.

SepaFX deposit/withdrawal methods and fees

Clients may deposit or withdraw via a wide range of payment methods. They include the standard Visa and MasterCard, as well as bank-wire and e-wallets such as Skrill,, Sofort, TrustPay, giropay, iDeal, Przelewy24, Paysafecard and Safepay.

Going through the terms and conditions of the brokerage we did  come upon provisions which are worth noting. There are withdrawal conditions pertaining to accounts that have taken advantage of the bonus promotion. A trader has to achieve a certain trading volume in order to be eligible for withdrawal which is purposefully excessive in order to impede any trader from actually receiving his money.

This is why we advise traders to always put up only the required minimum deposit, instead of risking a bigger amount with no certainty. Afterwards, they may also try to withdraw a small amount in order to check for any unexpected fees or delays. Such fees and delays are usually the signs of a scammer.

How does the scam work?

Even though the forex trading world is extremely large and encompasses millions of people around the globe, the most common scamming is pretty simple and straightforward and as such – it’s not particularly daring to avoid. Here is a quick overview of how it is done:

Through clicking an ad with promises for fast money, you will be redirected to a website such as Bitcoin Evolution or Cashless PayGroup where registration will require you to give your address, email and phone number. After sharing your personal information, you will being receiving calls from brokers, compelling you to invest with them and win big. After a few minutes hearing their pitches, you decide to deposit some $200-250. And just like that – the scammers take a fat commission from this initial deposit.

After they are done with you, senior scammers begin working you into putting even more money. They say it’s the only way to profit from trading even more. After making the mistake of investing even further, you’ll begin wanting to get out of this and withdraw what you have left.

Unfortunately, the con-artists have no such thing in mind. They will now begin persuading you to wait it out and not withdraw right now. The angle here is pretty blunt – traders have a limited time period for filing a chargeback with their bank and get their money back. The “recovery department” will simply want to mislead you into missing thе crucial period and, along the way, losing any chance you might have of getting the money back.

It is important here to take notice that both Visa and MasterCard are taking measures to combat unregulated forex brokerages by classifying all forex transactions as high risk. And  they are correct in doing so. Furthermore, supporting their intention with clear actions – MasterCard has increased the previous time period of six months for filing a chargeback to a year and a half.

What to do when scammed?

As was mentioned above, scamming is quite the common in the trading world and, sadly, even you might suffer from it. In such an unfortunate case there still may be some available options for you.

You may contact your bank or credit card provider and file a chargeback. 

If, however, you have provided the broker with your credit card details, immediately cancel your credit card.

If you have given information regarding your online banking pass – you should switch it asap!

Beware of potential calls from self-described “recovery agencies”! They prey on scammed and vulnerable traders who are desperate to recover their losses. They will require an “up-front” payment to help you, but after paying them, no such help will be coming your way!


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1 Comment

  1. Juha Salminen-Samuelsson

    I’m looking for their real address where they sit as I’m looking for the cowards behind SepaFX. They ignore if people are sick, poor etc., they still carry out their fraud.

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