Beware! Panpacific Capital Group is an offshore broker! Your investment may be at risk.
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Panpacific Capital Group was allegedly founded to promote rapid development and business expansion to different markets and provide CFD trading, stock, foreign exchange, gold and silver, financial futures and global futures contracts. They offer quite a lot, but unfortunately for them, we do not trust any word of theirs. The following review will explain why.
Panpacific Capital Group Regulation and safety of funds
|Guaranteed Funds||Segregated Accounts||Negative balance protection|
|Panpacific Capital Group||❌||❌||❌|
|UK regulated brokers||£85 000||Yes||Yes|
|EU regulated brokers||€20 000||Yes||Yes|
|AU regulated brokers||No||Yes||Yes|
|US regulted brokers||Yes||Yes||No|
Panpacific Capital Group is showing off its NFA registration, aiming to make us believe that it’s a regulated brokerage. It is not, however. Panpacific Capital Group is indeed registered by the US regulator, but it’s not an NFA member, meaning it’s not regulated, so it cannot legally offer trading services – not only in the US but in other countries with local Forex regulations, as well. In fact, their moronic statement to be licensed and authorised is simply laughable, and actually, present us with a major red flag – false claims of regulations. Panpacific Capital Group seems fraudulent, so stay away from it and trade with real brokers instead; this one appears to be fake.
Choosing your broker may very well depend on where you are located. For British traders, it’s always best to go for a broker licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In the EU, the majority of companies are regulated by CySEC in Cyprus; for Australians, you’d better look for ASIC brokers; in the US, it’s best to stick to CFTC/NFA brokers. And if you live somewhere else, where, for example, the local Forex regulations are not mandatory, it’s still recommended to trade with FX providers regulated by respectable authorities. They provide segregated accounts, negative balance protection and, depending on the country, deposit insurance funds may be available. For example, clients of CySEC brokers can claim up to €20 000, while in the UK, the coverage is up to £85 000 per person.
Here is proof that Panpacific Capital Group is not actually regulated.
Panpacific Capital Group Trading software
|Analytical tools||Auto trading||Custom indicators||Mobile apps|
|Panpacific Capital Group platform||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|MT4||30+ indicators||✅||✅||Android and iOS|
|MT5||50+ indicators||✅||✅||Android and iOS|
|cTrader||40+ indicators||✅||✅||Android and iOS|
Panpacific Capital Group claims to offer a top-notch platform, but that’s not actually the case. The software they provide is called Sirix, and it’s certainly not a leader. Indeed, Sirix is often used by fraudulent brokers, and it’s a cheap platform, so it goes without saying that it cannot compete with the real industry leaders – MT4 and MT5. That said, we should note that we couldn’t access their Sirix distribution, so it’s reasonable to suggest that the trading service they offer is actually fictitious. This looks like a scam.
However, speaking of MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5, we should also note that both platforms are considered the best options for retail Forex. MT5 is the newest and is considered the better version, but even if you trade with MT4, you’ll still have access to automated trading, custom indicators and plenty of analytical tools.
Panpacific Capital Group Trading instruments
|Panpacific Capital Group||Yes||❌||❌||Yes||Yes|
Panpacific Capital Group claims to offer the following asset classes – Forex, Commodities, Crypto and Futures; not a large selection, actually. In contrast, legit brokers can offer many more asset classes, and overall, thousands of instruments, so it becomes pretty obvious that wasting your time with the shady Panpacific Capital Group is not a good idea at all.
Panpacific Capital Group Spreads and cost of trading
|Panpacific Capital Group||XM||FBS||FXTM|
Panpacific Capital Group claims to offer highly competitive spreads – from 0.1 pips for EUR/USD, suggesting that the trading service is really cheap. That, however, is not something we can confirm, but even if it were true, Panpacific Capital Group still remains a suspected scam falsely claiming to be regulated. Avoid it.
Panpacific Capital Group Maximum leverage
|Panpacific Capital Group broker||400:1||❌||5:1||200:1||❌|
|UK regulated brokers||30:1||5:1||❌||10:1||10:1|
|EU regulated brokers||30:1||5:1||2:1||10:1||10:1|
|AU regulated brokers||30:1||5:1||2:1||10:1||10:1|
|US regulated brokers||50:1||❌||❌||❌||❌|
The maximum leverage is said to be 400:1 for FX majors, and up to 200:1 for Gold and the rest of Commodities. Both ratios are way higher than usual, but the important thing, in this case, is that the US NFA does not allow more than 50:1 for Forex. As for Commodities, the regulator even prohibits leveraged trading, which means that Panpacific Capital Group cannot in any way be regulated in the States, as they claim. This looks like a scam. Avoid it.
Panpacific Capital Group Deposit and withdrawal methods
|Deposit time||Withdrawal time||Price|
|Bank wire||2-5 business days||2-5 business days||$25+|
|Credit card||Instant||24 hours||Free|
|PayPal||1 hour||24 hours||2%|
|Skrill||1 hour||24 hours||2%|
|Neteller||1 hour||24 hours||2%|
|Crypto||24 hours||24 hours||Fee depends on crypto|
Panpacific Capital Group fails to provide any details regarding funding methods. Moreover, after we registered, the deposit page did not reveal anything either. So with that being the case, we cannot verify or exclude any possible method. What we can do, however, is tell you once again that depositing with Panpacific Capital Group is not a good idea.
Panpacific Capital Group Minimum deposit
|Panpacific Capital Group||XM||FBS||FXTM|
The minimum deposit requirement is not specified, too. The broker evidently feels reluctant to share information about their service, which comes as another red flag – the lack of details about funding methods and deposits is certainly a warning sign. Beware.
Panpacific Capital Group Withdrawal requirements
|Trading volume||Fee/Tax on withdrawal||Minimum withdrawal|
|Panpacific Capital Group / offshore brokers||500x||15%||$300|
|UK regulated brokers||No||No||No|
|EU regulated brokers||No||No||No|
|AU regulated brokers||No||No||No|
|US regulated brokers||No||No||No|
Panpacific Capital Group also fails to specify anything about withdrawals. Basically, all conditions are shrouded in mystery, which tells a lot about this broker – you should avoid it no matter what. Nevertheless, we still suspect that Panpacific Capital Group may act in a scammy way. Scammers often inflict unbearable additional conditions on clients, including impossible trading volumes, highly unfair fees and unacceptable minimum withdrawal requirements. They do so to discourage people, but the ultimate undisputed scam sign is if the broker asks for additional deposits to let you claim your money back. Scammers always do it.