Latest warnings

  • 14 set 2020
    Warning on

    Search Bonds a trading style of Golden Water Ventures Ltd - Fuda Capital - Obtfx - Guarantor Loans / Guarantorloansuk Ltd - Elkwood Financial Services - Fx Profit Broker / Fxpb - Valleys Finance Limited - FxGrow Capital - Vandebeek Wealth Management - 4EX7 - Parker Prime - So Fx - Thebondexpert.co.uk - Traderschain - regulatedfixedratebonds.co.uk - Fixed Rate Bonds-Uk - Richieson Securities Llc - David Lloyd’s Bond - Litigate Claims Consultants - Uk Isa Comparison a Trading style of Easywealth Ltd - Quadriga Asset Management - Parantoux Trading - Immo Magtib - Thierry Rochelle Private Equity - LuxisTrade Ltd - Akiyama Acquisitions - Grahamalpha - Cimovelpark - InvCenter - First Financial Banc - Quantum Banking Trust & Estate Ag - AskoBid - Sas aquisition & sales Ag - Global Financial Credit - Technische Isolierung Schweiz GmbH - CapitalFunds - Blackstone500 - Kingsfintech - Mcgraw / Dba - www.sinopointglobal.com - Phil International Limited - 3storich - Mining Vault - Normancapitalgroup - Pro-FxTrades Ltd / Pro-FxTrades.com - Securities Management Consultants Inc. - Private Investment Banking Company Llc - GiroFx - TorexFx 42 Marketing Limited/ TorexFx - Grand Trade Options - CryptoBravos - TradeNix - Best Trade Profit Limited - CryptoTradeSolution - Genesis Miners Limited - Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings) Corporation Ltd - BitInvests - Fox-Trade.uk - Cryptofx.club - Net Binary Trade - BinaryOpt - CryptoWorld - Global Logistics Btc - Forte-Miners - Probtcminer - Btccoinex - Crypto Climax - Easemining - Lat Foundation Limited - BeFaster.fit Limited - Coinmining.Ltd - Sblock-Trade - Cryptrade24 - Highgoldminings.com - Crypto Hallmark Investment - Megabitpay Limited - StarkMarkets / Swissgems Ltd / Krisimark Ltd - Cryptominas - Crypto-ct.com / Crypto-ct - Gtv Media Group Inc - Ifcmarkets. Corp - Cryptec - Ziptradex Limited - Profit Earn - Euroasia Global International Financial Corporation;- OptMiners.com - First City Markets Ltd - i-Coin - BtceExch - Richfield Capital Limited/Analysed Options - Paxful, Inc. - Pegasus Global Trading Ltd - TradexOption - Integrated Markets Ltd / Integrated Markets Uk Ltd - Hawk / Trading Plex- Trade Gf - Turnkey Forex - Wellington Inv / Bali Limited Ltd - Global Capital Options - Capital 245 - Eagle Fx - Fx Dealer - Platin Cfd - Mm Financial Experts - Vip Businesses - Top Option 360 - Omega Capitals - Fxvip - Easy Line Pro - Coinexx - Idb Trades / Baltic Concert LLP - Richmond Fg - Omega Crypto - Grand Tradefx;- F1 Trade - Crown Finance - Allegra Markets - acentrustltd.com - innovestltd.com - Knight Service Group Limited / Knight Market Limited - Unitex Capital Limited - Marketing Giant - Copernicus Securities Sa

    The supervisory authorities of United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), The Netherlands (Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets - AFM), Portugal (Portuguese Securities Commission - CMVM), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), British Columbia ( British Columbia Securities Commission - BCSC), Argentina (Comisión Nacional de Valores - CNV), Quebec (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF), United States (Commodity Futures Trading Commission - CFTC), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority - New Zealand - FMA) and Poland (Polish Financial Supervision Authority - KNF) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Search Bonds a trading style of Golden Water Ventures Ltd (https://www.searchbonds.com);
    • Fuda Capital (https://www.fuda-capital.com);
    • Obtfx (www.obtfx.com);
    • Guarantor Loans / Guarantorloansuk Ltd (email: directlender1@outlook.com;ukloanfinance.94@outlook.com) clone of an authorised company;
    • Elkwood Financial Services (www.elkwoodfinancial.com), clone of an authorised company;
    • Fx Profit Broker / Fxpb (www.fxpb.us), clone of an authorised company;
    • Valleys Finance Limited (tel. 03300015384, 03333034061, 02081238852, 07418310488), clone of an authorised company;
    • FxGrow Capital (https://fxgrowcapital.com), clone of an authorised company;
    • Vandebeek Wealth Management (www.vandebeekwm.co.uk), clone of an authorised company;
    • 4EX7 (www.4ex7.com);
    • Parker Prime (www.parker-prime.com) previously reported by the FSMA (see “Consob Informa” no. 24/2020 of 22.6.2020);
    • So Fx (https://so-fx.com);
    • Thebondexpert.co.uk;
    • Traderschain (https://traderschain.com);
    • regulatedfixedratebonds.co.uk (www.regulatedfixedratebonds.co.uk);
    • Fixed Rate Bonds-Uk (www.fixedratebonds-uk.com);
    • Richieson Securities Llc (www.richiesonsecuritiesllc.com);
    • David Lloyd’s Bond (https://www.davidlloydsbond.com);
    • Litigate Claims Consultants (email: Claims.net@yandex.com);
    • Uk Isa Comparison a Trading style of Easywealth Ltd (www.ukisacomparison.com);
    • Quadriga Asset Management (www.quadrigaassetmanagement.com) clone of an authorised company;
    • Parantoux Trading (www.parantouxtrading.com; www.parantouxcapital.com).
    • Reported by the CSSF:
    • Immo Magtib (https://immomagtib.com), clone of an authorised company;
    • Thierry Rochelle Private Equity (www.rochelleprivateequity.com);
    • LuxisTrade Ltd.

    Reported by the AFM:

    • Akiyama Acquisitions (www.akiyamaacq.com);
    • Grahamalpha (https://grahamalpha.com).

    Reported by the CMVM:

    • Cimovelpark (https://pt.cimovelpark.com), clone of an authorised company;
    • InvCenter (https://www.invcenter.com);
    • First Financial Banc (https://www.firstfinancialbanc.com/es).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Quantum Banking Trust & Estate Ag (www.qbt-ag.com);
    • AskoBid (www.askobid.fm);
    • Sas aquisition & sales Ag (https://zins24.com);
    • Global Financial Credit (https://www.gf-credit.com);
    • Technische Isolierung Schweiz GmbH;
    • CapitalFunds (https://capitalfunds.co);
    • Blackstone500 (https://blackstone500.com).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Kingsfintech (www.gmsir.com), clone of a company authorised by the SFC;
    • Mcgraw / Dba (www.rich.mcgraw-best.com);
    • www.sinopointglobal.com;
    • Phil International Limited (www.philforexhk.com).

    Reported by the BCSC:

    • 3storich (www.3storich.com);
    • Mining Vault (www.mining-vault.com);
    • Normancapitalgroup (www.normancapitalgroup.com);
    • Pro-FxTrades Ltd / Pro-FxTrades.com (https://pro-fxtrades.com);
    • Securities Management Consultants Inc. (www.securitiesmanagementconsultants.com);
    • Private Investment Banking Company Llc (www.privateib.com);
    • GiroFx (www.girofx.com);
    • TorexFx 42 Marketing Limited/ TorexFx (www.torefx.com);
    • Grand Trade Options (www.grandtradeoptions.com);
    • CryptoBravos (www.cryptobravos.com);
    • TradeNix (www.tradenix.io);
    • Best Trade Profit Limited (http://www.trade-profit.ltd);
    • CryptoTradeSolution (www.cryptotradesolution.com)
    • Genesis Miners Limited (http://www.genesis-miners.co);
    • Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings) Corporation Ltd (http://www.inclusivetrading.biz);
    • BitInvests (http://www.bitinvests.co.uk);
    • Fox-Trade.uk (http://www.fox-trade.uk);
    • Cryptofx.club (http://www.cryptofx.club);
    • Net Binary Trade (https://netbinarytrade.com);
    • BinaryOpt (www.binaryopt.co);
    • CryptoWorld (www.Crypto-World.uk);
    • Global Logistics Btc (www.globallogisticsbtc.com);
    • Forte-Miners (www.forte-miners.com);
    • Probtcminer (www.probtcminer.com);
    • Btccoinex (www.btccoinex.com);
    • Crypto Climax (www.crypto-climax.com);
    • Easemining (www.easemining.com);
    • Lat Foundation Limited (http://www.latoken.com);
    • BeFaster.fit Limited (http://www.befaster.fit);
    • Coinmining.Ltd (www.coinmining.ltd);
    • Sblock-Trade (www.sblocktrade.tech);
    • Cryptrade24 (www.cryptrade24.com);
    • Highgoldminings.com;
    • Crypto Hallmark Investment (www.cryptohallmark.org);
    • Megabitpay Limited (www.megabitpay.org);
    • StarkMarkets / Swissgems Ltd / Krisimark Ltd (www.starkmarkets.com);
    • Cryptominas (www.cryptominas.com);
    • Crypto-ct.com / Crypto-ct (www.crypto-ct.com);
    • Gtv Media Group Inc;
    • Ifcmarkets. Corp (www.ifcmarkets.com);
    • Cryptec (www.cryptec.io);
    • Ziptradex Limited (http://www.ziptradex.com);
    • Profit Earn (https://profitearn.io);
    • Euroasia Global International Financial Corporation;
    • OptMiners.com (http://www.optminers.com);
    • First City Markets Ltd (http://www.firstcitymarkets.com);
    • i-Coin (http://www.i-coin.io);
    • BtceExch (http://www.btcexch.net);
    • Richfield Capital Limited/Analysed Options (http://www.analysed-options.online);
    • Paxful, Inc. (http://www.paxful.com);
    • Pegasus Global Trading Ltd (http://www.pegasusglobaltrading.com);
    • TradexOption (http://www.tradexoption.net).

    Reported by the CNV:

    • Integrated Markets Ltd / Integrated Markets Uk Ltd (https://www.inmarketfx.com/, https://www.tradingarg.com/, https://www.facebook.com/tradingarg/, https://twitter.com/TradingAr, https://www.instagram.com/inmarketfx_tradingarg).

    Reported by the AMF (Quebec):

    • Hawk / Trading Plex.

    Reported by the CFTC:

    • Trade Gf (www.tradegf.com);
    • Turnkey Forex (www.turnkeyforex.com);
    • Wellington Inv / Bali Limited Ltd (www.wellingtoninv.com);
    • Global Capital Options (https://globalcapitaloptions.com) owned and managed by U-Nex Ltd;
    • Capital 245 (www.capital245.com) owned and managed by SolutionsCM;
    • Eagle Fx (https://www.eaglefx.com) owned and managed by EagleFX Ltd;
    • Fx Dealer (http://www.fx-dealer.com);
    • Platin Cfd (http://www.platincfd.com);
    • Mm Financial Experts (http://mmfinancialexperts.com owned and managed by Elit Property Vision Ltd;
    • Vip Businesses (Vip Businesses);
    • Top Option 360 (www.topoption360.com);
    • Omega Capitals (http://omega-capitals.com) owned and managed by Valia Trade LP;
    • Fxvip (https://fxvip.com) owned and managed by Goldman Global Group;
    • Easy Line Pro (https://www.easylinepro.com) owned and managed by Solutions CM Ltd;
    • Coinexx (https://www.coinexx.com);
    • Idb Trades / Baltic Concert LLP (http://www.idbtrades.com/) owned and managed by Baltic Trades LLP;
    • Richmond Fg (http://www.richmondfg.com) owned and managed by Richmond FinServices Ltd;
    • Omega Crypto (https://www.omegacrypto.com) owned and managed by 3D-Capital Ltd;
    • Grand Tradefx;
    • F1 Trade (https://www.f1trade.com) owned and managed by F1Trade Ltd;
    • Crown Finance (http://crown-finance.com);
    • Allegra Markets (www.allegramarkets.com).

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • acentrustltd.com, clone of an authorised company;
    • innovestltd.com (www.innovestltd.com), clone of an authorised company;
    • Knight Service Group Limited / Knight Market Limited (www.ksgmarkets.com/index.php/En, www.knightmarketltd.com/En);
    • Unitex Capital Limited (https://www.facebook.com/ltd.unitexcapital/, https://unitex-capital.com);
    • Marketing Giant (https://quatro.marketingiant.com/amz_calc_nz_en_m/?, https://marketingiant.com/).

    Reported by the KNF:

    • Copernicus Securities Sa.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 32/2020 of 14 September 2020)

  • 07 set 2020
    Consob warning on

    Dinengo Partners Ltd - Jean Pierre Technologies Ltd - KBS Capital Markets Ltd - NorthfintechFX Trading Services Ltd - "Wallwood Broker" - "247 First Invest" - Uptos Ltd - Equalizer Ltd - Inter Media Ltd - Acquantum Ag - "Matrix banco"

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 11 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The authority availed itself of the new powers resulting from the ‘Decreto Crescita’ (‘Growth Decree’; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet service providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • Dinengo Partners Ltd (website https://marketsdock.com, and its pages client.marketsdock.com and status.marketsdock.com);
    • Jean Pierre Technologies Ltd (website www.jp.finance, and its pages https://trade.jp.finance and https://cashier.jp.finance);
    • KBS Capital Markets Ltd (website www.topcapitalfx.com and its page www.my.topcapitalfx.com);
    • NorthfintechFX Trading Services Ltd (website www.northfintechfx.co and its page www.northfintechfx.trade);
    • “Wallwood Broker" (website https://wallwoodbroker.com);
    • “247 First Invest" (website https://247firstinvest.com);
    • Uptos Ltd (website www.uptos.org);
    • Equalizer Ltd (website www.marketfxc.com);
    • Inter Media Ltd (website www.cfgtrades.com);
    • Acquantum Ag (website www.acquantum.eu);
    • “Matrix banco” (website internet https//matrixbanco.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 279.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that on the website www.consob.it there is a section on the homepage “Be aware of fraud!”, providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 31/2020 - 7 September 2020)

  • 07 set 2020
    Warning on

    British Bonds - Parantoux Trading - Whitestone Consultancy Services Llc - Hunters and Jacobs Capital Partners - National Bond Advice - Baker & McKenzie Consultants - Markets.Online / Markets Online - ForexGrowths - Navifx - Sterling Isa Managers - Advance Credit Union - Assurances Dvk - Capital Financial Management - So-Fortkredit - Etx Capital Global - Pmb Capital - Dominion Financial Assets - Assurix Asset Management - Invesco Uk / Invesco Asset Management - Mercer Alternatives - Ellison Partners - Bleaxmond / Alephlink Solutions Limited - Bullishcoin / BS Creative Management - Credit Suisse Ag / Csif (Lux) - Wize Capital - Titan Pro 500 - www.stepwithchanges.co.uk - Cortez Capital Asset Management - Securabonds.com - Money And Debt Consultancy - Stretton Wealth Management - Hemingway Global Capital - Jordan Peter Heyward @TradewithJordanfx & Heyward Marketing Ltd / Signifx - Hope Securities - Golden Trees - Secure UK Bonds - Uksavingssociety.com - Fortis Investment Management - Bank of Ireland- Henderson and Partners - Farallon Capital LLC - Tendo Loan - King Bonds Group - SCK Securities - Financial Claim Services - Umarkets - Income class - EGM Finance - Cash Valley - My Coin Elite - Profitstrade / Profits Trade - My Safe Market / Mysafemarket - Hornet Groupe Limited - Financial & Risk Organisation Limited - FairBit / Fair-Bit - Any Use Loan Uk - Step Change Contact Number / stepchangecontactnumber.org - Pure-Bonds - investmentfacts.co.uk - Compare Bond / compare-bond.co.uk / uk-investment-market.co.uk - SJCF Investments - Dr. Khaled Al-Maliki/ KHM Law - UK Fixed Rate Bonds - Royalstox a trading style of Marom Partners Limited - DCD London and Mutual - Digital Market Xchange - Global Asset Management - UK Fixed Bonds - Fixed Rate Bonds / Safe Bonds - UK Bond Finder - Apera Asset Management - Integral Asset Management - Britannia Management - Mitchell Johnson Wealth - Panther Loans - Loan Portals - Morgan Stanley Investment Management - The Easy Loans - Trade FXX - FX Master/ Connie Fitch - Bonds Today - Best Bonds Now - UK Bonds Shop - Finance Unlimited - Golden Trees - Hemingway Global Capital - Hope Securities - Quadriga Asset Managers - Lepus Marketing Limited / The PPI Team - Invest Wealth Solutions Ltd - Euronova FX - Thierry Rochelle Private Equity - Credit and Loan Management Limited - MeesPierson - Evolution Marketsltd - Saga Services Limited - Prime Capital Invest - Cramer Wealth Management - London Global - Tyne Finance - CCA Courtage - Advanzia Credit - Trendingraphs Ltd - Dunhill Wealth Advisory - LuxisTrade Ltd - Global Investment Bank & Capital Trust - Werty - Wilmess Group - Ahrenfels Group - Signum Finanz LLC - BannerPeak - Glaser Financial Group - Switzfund - Fairtrade International AG - GCE Capitals - Bitalium - BitQT - Bsb Global / Lotens Partners Ltd - Victoria Finance Llc - Tradixa Ltd - Gfx Royal - Starlingfe Ltd - Hkfxmt International Limited - HBCmarket / HBC Market Ltd - Yorkcg - www.afbauerpvt.com - Sharefounders Ltd - www.simplex-finance.com - Erstemarkets.com - HydraPay / Jol Pay Ltd - 10CryptoMarket / 10CryptoMarket.com / Joshua Development Limited - Huber Group Invest - Trending Graphs - Swissone Group Ltd - Polins Sp z o.o. - Interfox Commercial Limited / Stockxm / Myinvests - 55CMT - Probitfx - TradeMarkets Exchange - Capital Investment Broker (CIBfx) - Goldman Banc - Centara Management & Fund - E-Volve Global - International Markets Live LTD (IM Academy / iMarkets Live - AAFX Capital - ProCapitalMarkets - Dinengo Partners Ltd - Bitcoin Bank - Imperial Finance - Five C Ltd - Mitz Holdings Ltd - Bitcoin Billionaire - Amex Financials - Bitcoinminingfxtrades Ltd - Gozala Enterprise Ltd - Normask Group Ltd - Copio Trading - Bali Limited Norman Capital Group - Bali Limited Redfordfx - https://ic-marketsfx.eu - Amadan Corporation S.L. - Asia Capital Energy Fund - Bndfin Ltd - Expertfxt - Force Tower Investors Group Llc - Master Trade Investments - Sunset Premium Investment Ltd - Union De Talentos 2020 Sl - Weltsys - Toot Capital S.L - Trustfx - www.xc333333.com - www.zyqhpz.com - www.silvertree-hk.com - http://aa.xiaoliangxin.top - Hongkong Aisite Services Limited / Aisite Services Limited - www.keerao.com - www.brimstoneasset.com - Everest Holdings Group - Zhongmin International Futures - www.gmotob.cn - www.yingtouib.com - 香港灣仔區恒生灣仔大廈 - http://47.244.217.141 - 亞思科財富 - HKJSSHENGFX Corporation / Jiasheng Asia Pacific Ltd / HongKong Jiashengyatai Group Limited / DfcfFX International Group Ltd - www.ydqhgj.com - www.sssssx.com - www.afomanagement.com - The Mayhill Agency (Tma) - Great Motivation International / GRM FX / GRM FX Co., Ltd - TFR Global and MerlinBiotechnologies - Bitmarket - www.gold8financialexchange.com / www.gold8services.com / www.gold8institute.com - Ivory Option - RB Options

    The supervisory authorities of United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Poland (Polish Financial Supervision Authority - KNF), Portugal (Portuguese Securities Commission - CMVM), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority - New Zealand - FMA) and Cyprus (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission – CYSEC) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • British Bonds (www.british-bonds.com);
    • Parantoux Trading (www.parantouxtrading.com, www.parantouxcapital.com);
    • Whitestone Consultancy Services Llc (www.whitestoneconsultancyllc.com);
    • Hunters and Jacobs Capital Partners (www.huntersandjacobscapitalpartners.com);
    • National Bond Advice (www.nationalbondadvice.com);
    • Baker & McKenzie Consultants (www.bakermckenzieny.com);
    • Markets.Online / Markets Online (https://www.markets.online);
    • ForexGrowths, clone of a licensed company;
    • Navifx, clone of a licensed company;
    • Sterling Isa Managers, clone of a licensed company;
    • Advance Credit Union, clone of a licensed company;
    • Assurances Dvk (www.assurances-dvk.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Capital Financial Management (c-f-m.info, www.capital-financial-management.ltd), clone of a licensed company;
    • So-Fortkredit (https://so-fortkredit.de/index.html),clone of a licensed company;
    • Etx Capital Global (www.etxcapitalglobal.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Pmb Capital,clone of a licensed company;
    • Dominion Financial Assets, clone of a licensed company;
    • Assurix Asset Management (https://assurix-uk.com; https://application.assurix-uk.com),clone of a licensed company;
    • Invesco Uk / Invesco Asset Management,clone of a licensed company;
    • Mercer Alternatives (www.merceralternatives.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Ellison Partners (Amsterdams Effectenkantoor Bv.; www.ellisonpartners.co.uk, www.ellison-partners.com, https://clients-ellison-partners.com);
    • Bleaxmond / Alephlink Solutions Limited (www.bleaxmond.com);
    • Bullishcoin / BS Creative Management (https://bullishcoin.net);
    • Credit Suisse Ag / Csif (Lux), clone of a licensed company;
    • Wize Capital (https://wizecapital.com);
    • Titan Pro 500 (https://titanpro500.com);
    • www.stepwithchanges.co.uk;
    • Cortez Capital Asset Management (www.cortezcap-hk.com);
    • Securabonds.com;
    • Money And Debt Consultancy (www.money-and-debt-consultancy.co.uk);
    • Stretton Wealth Management (www.strettonwealthmanagement.com);
    • Hemingway Global Capital (http://hemingwayglobalcapital.co.uk);
    • Jordan Peter Heyward @TradewithJordanfx & Heyward Marketing Ltd / Signifx (https://linktr.ee/TradeWithJordanFX; https://www.signifx.com);
    • Hope Securities (http://www.hopesecurities.com);
    • Golden Trees (www.goldentrees.co.uk);
    • Secure UK Bonds (https://secureukbonds.net);
    • Uksavingssociety.com ( www.uksavingssociety.com);
    • Fortis Investment Management (www.fortisinvestment.co.uk, www.fortis-investment.co.uk),clone of a licensed company;
    • Bank of Ireland, clone of a licensed company;
    • Henderson and Partners (https://henderson-ltd.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Farallon Capital LLC (https://faralloncapital.llc), clone of a licensed company;
    • Tendo Loan, clone of a licensed company;
    • King Bonds Group (www.kingbondsgroup.com);
    • SCK Securities (www.scksecurities.com);
    • Financial Claim Services;
    • Umarkets (https://www.umarkets.com);
    • Income class (https://incomeclass.net);
    • EGM Finance (www.egmfinance);
    • Cash Valley (e-mail: cashvalley@outlook.com);
    • My Coin Elite (www.mycoinelite.com);
    • Profitstrade / Profits Trade (www.profitstrade.com);
    • My Safe Market / Mysafemarket (www.mysafemarket.com);
    • Hornet Groupe Limited (www.investbonds.co.uk www.bondinvestuk.services);
    • Financial & Risk Organisation Limited (https://fr-organisation.com, https://frorganisation.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • FairBit / Fair-Bit (www.fair-bit.com);
    • Any Use Loan Uk (www.anyuseloan.uk);
    • Step Change Contact Number / stepchangecontactnumber.org (www.stepchangecontactnumber.org), clone of a licensed company;
    • Pure-Bonds (www.pure-bonds.com);
    • investmentfacts.co.uk (www.Investmentfacts.co.uk);
    • Compare Bond / compare-bond.co.uk / uk-investment-market.co.uk (www.compare-bond.co.uk, www.ukbondcompare.co.uk, www.uk-investment-market.co.uk);
    • SJCF Investments (www.sjcf-investments.co.uk);
    • Dr. Khaled Al-Maliki/ KHM Law (www.khm-lawyer.com);
    • UK Fixed Rate Bonds (www.uk-fixedratebonds.com);
    • Royalstox a trading style of Marom Partners Limited (www.royalstox.com);
    • DCD London and Mutual (www.londonandmutual.co.uk), clone of a licensed company;
    • Digital Market Xchange (https://digitalmarketxchange.com);
    • Global Asset Management (www.globalassetmanagementllc.com);
    • UK Fixed Bonds (www.uk-fixedbonds.com);
    • Fixed Rate Bonds / Safe Bonds (www.safebond.co.uk);
    • UK Bond Finder (www.ukbondfinder.com);
    • Apera Asset Management (www.apera-management.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Integral Asset Management (www.integralassetmanagement.co.uk), clone of a licensed company;
    • Britannia Management (www.britannia-management.co.uk, www.britmanagement.co.uk) clone of a licensed company;
    • Mitchell Johnson Wealth (www.Mitchell-Johnson-UK.com, www.mj-wealth.com) clone of a licensed company;
    • Panther Loans (www.panthersloans.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Loan Portals (https://loansportals.com/; https://facebook.com/LOANS-Portals-105899354496302), clone of a licensed company;
    • Morgan Stanley Investment Management (www.ms-investmentmanagement.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • The Easy Loans (www.theeasyloans.uk; www.goeasyloans.co.uk);
    • Trade FXX (https://tradefxx.com);
    • FX Master/ Connie Fitch (https://fxmaster.live);
    • Bonds Today (ttps://bonds-today.com);
    • Best Bonds Now (https://www.bestbondsnow.com/);
    • UK Bonds Shop (www.ukbondshop.com);
    • Finance Unlimited (www.financeunlimited.co.uk);
    • Golden Trees (www.goldentrees.co.uk);
    • Hemingway Global Capital (http://hemingwayglobalcapital.co.uk);
    • Hope Securities (http://www.hopesecurities.com);
    • Quadriga Asset Managers (www.quadrigaassetmanagers.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Lepus Marketing Limited / The PPI Team (http://theppiteam.com);
    • Invest Wealth Solutions Ltd (http://www.investwealthsolutions.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Euronova FX (https://euronovafxasset.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Thierry Rochelle Private Equity (www.rochelleprivateequity.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Credit and Loan Management Limited (email: creditandloanmanagementlimited@gmail.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • MeesPierson (https://meespierson.co.uk/en/index.html), clone of a licensed company;
    • Evolution Marketsltd (https://evolutionmarketsltd.com/index.php?lang=en), clone of a licensed company;
    • Saga Services Limited (email: info@sagasaving.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Prime Capital Invest (https://primecapitalinvest.com), clone of a licensed company;
    • Cramer Wealth Management (www.cramerwealthmanagement.co.uk), clone of a licensed company;
    • London Global (www.london-global.com, www.londonglobalgroup.co.uk), clone of a licensed company;
    • Tyne Finance (www.tynefinance.co.uk), clone of a licensed company;
    • CCA Courtage (www.ccacourtage.co.uk), clone of a licensed company.

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Advanzia Credit (www.advanzia-credit.com);
    • Trendingraphs Ltd (www.trendingraphs.net.);
    • Dunhill Wealth Advisory (https://dunhillwealthadvisory.com);
    • LuxisTrade Ltd.

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Global Investment Bank & Capital Trust (www.global-investmentbank.com);
    • Werty (www.werty.trade),
    • Wilmess Group (www.wilmessgroup.de);
    • Ahrenfels Group (www.ahrenfels.de):
    • Signum Finanz LLC (https://signum-finanz-llc.com);
    • BannerPeak (www.banner-peak.com);
    • Glaser Financial Group (www.glaserfinancialgroup.com);
    • Switzfund (www.switzfund.com);
    • Fairtrade International AG (https://www.fairtrade-int.ch);
    • GCE Capitals (www.gcecapitals.ai) previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 28/2020 of 20 July 2020);
    • Bitalium (www.bitalium.com).

    Reported by the FMA (Austria):

    • BitQT (https://bit-qt.com/);
    • Bsb Global / Lotens Partners Ltd (www.bsb-global.io);
    • Victoria Finance Llc (www.victoriafinance.com);
    • Tradixa Ltd (www.tradixa.com, www.tradixa.co, way2finance.com);
    • Gfx Royal (Capital Letter GmbH / Capital Letter Ltd) www.gfxroyal.com;
    • Starlingfe Ltd (https://starlingfe.com);
    • Hkfxmt International Limited (www.hkfxmt.com);
    • HBCmarket / HBC Market Ltd (www.hbc-markets.com);
    • Yorkcg (www.yorkcg.com);
    • www.afbauerpvt.com;
    • Sharefounders Ltd ( https://www.sharefounders.com, www.sharefounders.net);
    • www.simplex-finance.com. Previously reported by FINMA (see “Consob Informa” no. 27/2020 of 13.7.2020;
    • Erstemarkets.com;
    • HydraPay / Jol Pay Ltd (www.hydrabonds.com);
    • 10CryptoMarket / 10CryptoMarket.com / Joshua Development Limited(www.10cryptomarket.com). Previously reported by FINMA (see “Consob Informa” no. 20/2020 of 25.5.2020;
    • Huber Group Invest (www.huber-group-invest.com). Previously reported by FINMA (see “Consob Informa” no. 24/2020 of 22.6.2020).

    Reported by the KNF:

    • Trending Graphs (http://trendinggraphs.com);
    • Swissone Group Ltd (www.lexatrade.com);
    • Polins Sp z o.o.;
    • Interfox Commercial Limited / Stockxm (www.stockxm.com) / Myinvests (www.myinvests.pl).

    Reported by the CMVM:

    • 55CMT (https://www.55cmt.com);
    • Probitfx (https://probitfx.com);
    • TradeMarkets Exchange (https://trademarkets.exchange);
    • Capital Investment Broker (CIBfx) (https://cibfx.com/pt-pt);
    • Goldman Banc (https://goldmanbanc.com/index.html);
    • Centara Management & Fund (https://centaraasset.com), (https://www.facebook.com/centaraasset);
    • E-Volve Global (https://e-volve.io);
    • International Markets Live LTD (IM Academy / iMarkets Live (http://im.academy.com / https://www.imarketslive.com);
    • AAFX Capital (https://aafxcapital.com, https://www.instagram.com/antonioalvesfx/?hl=pt);
    • ProCapitalMarkets (https://www.procapitalmarkets.com/, https://www.procapital-markets.com/).

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Dinengo Partners Ltd (https://marketsdock.com/);
    • Bitcoin Bank ( https://securedbtcdeal.com/);
    • Imperial Finance (https://imperial-finance.co/es);
    • Five C Ltd (https://hubtrader.com/es);
    • Mitz Holdings Ltd ( https://insure-trade.io/es);
    • Bitcoin Billionaire (https://btcbillionaire-app.com);
    • Amex Financials
      (https://amex-financials.com);
    • Bitcoinminingfxtrades Ltd (https://bitcoinminingfxtrades.com);
    • Gozala Enterprise Ltd (https://wexness.io/es);
    • Normask Group Ltd (https://axedo.co);
    • Copio Trading (www.copiotrading.com);
    • Bali Limited Norman Capital Group (www.normancapitalgroup.com);
    • Bali Limited Redfordfx (www.redfordfx.com, trade.redfordfx.com);
    • https://ic-marketsfx.eu, clone of a licensed company;
    • Amadan Corporation S.L.;
    • Asia Capital Energy Fund (http://www.asiacapital.es);
    • Bndfin Ltd (www.bndfin.com/es);
    • Expertfxt (https://expertfxt.com);
    • Force Tower Investors Group Llc (www.forcetowerinvestors.com);
    • Master Trade Investments (https://mastertradeinvestments.com);
    • Sunset Premium Investment Ltd (www.sunsetpremiumforex.com):
    • Union De Talentos 2020 Sl (www.uniondetalentos.com);
    • Weltsys (https://weltsys.com);
    • Toot Capital S.L;
    • Trustfx (https://trustfx.io) previously reported by the FINMA (see “Consob Informa” no. 30/2019 of 9.9.2019) and the FCA (see. “Consob Informa” no. 11/2020 of 23.3.2020).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • www.xc333333.com;
    • www.zyqhpz.com;
    • www.silvertree-hk.com;
    • http://aa.xiaoliangxin.top;
    • Hongkong Aisite Services Limited / Aisite Services Limited;
    • www.keerao.com;
    • www.brimstoneasset.com;
    • Everest Holdings Group;
    • Zhongmin International Futures;
    • www.gmotob.cn;
    • www.yingtouib.com;
    • 香港灣仔區恒生灣仔大廈 (www.ruidafts.com) only Chinese name;
    • http://47.244.217.141;
    • 亞思科財富 (http://www.yskcfhk.com) only Chinese name;
    • HKJSSHENGFX Corporation / Jiasheng Asia Pacific Ltd / HongKong Jiashengyatai Group Limited / DfcfFX International Group Ltd (www.hk-js.com);
    • www.ydqhgj.com, clone of the company authorised by the SFC;
    • www.sssssx.com, clone of the company authorised by the SFC;
    • www.afomanagement.com, clone of the company authorised by the SFC.

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • The Mayhill Agency (Tma);
    • Great Motivation International / GRM FX / GRM FX Co., Ltd (www.grmfx.com);
    • TFR Global and MerlinBiotechnologies ( https://www.tfrglobal.com, https://merlinbiotech.com);
    • Bitmarket (https://bitmarket.vip);
    • www.gold8financialexchange.com / www.gold8services.com / www.gold8institute.com, clones of the company authorised by the FMA;
    • Ivory Option (https://en-gb.facebook.com/Ivory-Option-740261582689252/);
    • RB Options (www.rboptions.com).

    Reported by the CYSEC:

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 31/2020 of 7 September 2020)

  • 03 ago 2020
    Consob warning on

    DirectaFx Limited - Gntfin LTD - Maxi Services Ltd - Platiniumfund Ltd - Digital Exchange Limited e Securex Plus Solutions EOOD - ProConsultingInvest - Tfx25 

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 7 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the new powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of June 28, 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet service providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorization.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • DirectaFx Limited (website www.directafx.com);
    • Gntfin LTD (website www.gnt-fin.com);
    • Maxi Services Ltd (website https://maximarkets.org);
    • Platiniumfund Ltd (website www.platinium-fund.com);
    • Digital Exchange Limited and Securex Plus Solutions EOOD (website www.dgxltd.io);
    • "ProConsultingInvest" (website www.proconsultinginvest.co);
    • "Tfx25" (website www.tfx25.co.uk).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 268.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that on the website www.consob.it there is a section on the homepage “Be aware of fraud!”, providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

    DirectaFx Limited through the website www.directafx.com (Resolution no. 21470 of 29 July 2020);

    Gntfin Ltd through the website www.gnt-fin.com (Resolution no. 21468 of 29 July 2020);

    Maxi Services Ltd through the website https://maximarkets.org (Resolution no. 21467 of 29 July 2020);

    Platiniumfund Ltd through the website www.platinium-fund.com (Resolution no. 21471 of 29 July 2020);

    Digital Exchange Limited and Securex Plus Solutions EOOD through the websitewww.dgxltd.io (Resolution no. 21469 of 29 July 2020).

    "ProConsultingInvest" through the website www.proconsultinginvest.co (Resolution no. 21472 of 26 July 2020).

    "Tfx25" through the website www.tfx25.co.uk (Resolution no. 21473 of 29 July 2020).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 30/2020 - 3 August 2020)

  • 03 ago 2020
    Warning on

    Uk Bond Centre - Edward Ricketts / TradingwithEdz - Bronze Fx - Nexus P Capital - Bluesave/ Buen Solutions Ltd - Royal Gtx - World Markets - Britain Bonds - Luxeforex - Moneyfacts - Farallon Investments - Cimb Group - CruxInv/Crux24 - Aviva Plc / Aviva Bonds Plc - Alpha Sharpe - Atlantic Capital Management - Invest Wealth Solutions Ltd - Invest connect - Renewable Bonds - Introteamoption - Titanium Asset Management - AlphaPrime / Alphaprime.cash - StepStone Credits - Surety & Guarantee Services Limited - Swissfx24 - Iti Capital Limited / Itistocks brokers - Securabonds.com - Flagstone Invest / Flagstone Investment Management - Moorhayes Green / Moorhayes Solutions / FPlus+ Consulting - Blackbird Financial Services / Blackbird Fs - Uk Lenders - Trading212 - Td Global Finance / Tdg Finance - Hks Securities Limited - www.qwjzfw.com - www.hefengzq.cn - Brock Holdings - www.metatrader4.net.cn - Rtfx Group Limited - www.zggj.top - First Property - Capital-Placement - Platon Financie Tools Sl - Mycapital.Io / Client.Mycapital.Io / White Rock Partners Ltd / Mycapital Inc - Cryptozilla - Forex Birds Ltd - Dkg Group Ltd - Global Pegasus Ltd - Dbfx Limited - Revotrade Ltd - Papilio Capital Ltd - Capiteus Global Ltd - Exm Solution Ltd - Maxizoption - Chosi Finance Limited - My Safe Market - Universal Markets - White Star Limited - Swiss Traders - Union Standard International Group Pty Ltd - Usgfx - Binance Futures - Bitcoin Era - Cash Flash

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Poland (Polish Financial Supervision Authority - KNF), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), Brazil (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - CVM), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority - New Zealand - FMA) and France (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF) report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Uk Bond Centre (www.ukbondcentre.com) with stated address in London;
    • Edward Ricketts / TradingwithEdz (Instagram: @TradingWithEdz; Facebook: @rickettsedward; YouTube: Edz - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKOTkzIGMEgN1IcaJgw-iXg);
    • Bronze Fx (https://bronze-fx.com) with stated address in Kingstown (St Vincent and the Grenadines);
    • Nexus P Capital (www.nexuspcapital.com) with stated address in Ajeltake Island (Republic of the Marshall Islands);
    • Bluesave/ Buen Solutions Ltd (https://bluesave.io) with stated address in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines;
    • Royal Gtx (https://royalgtx.com);
    • World Markets (https://worldmarkets.com) with stated addresses in Switzerland, China, India. Previously reported by the FMA (New Zealand (see "Consob Informa" no. 29/2020 of 27 July 2020 and "Consob Informa" no. 24/2020 of 22 June 2020) and by the FINMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 27/2020 of 13 July 2020);
    • Britain Bonds (www.britainbonds.com) with stated address in London;
    • Luxeforex (https://luxeforex.com), clone of the authorised company Pegasus Capital Llp based in Orpington, Kent (UK);
    • Moneyfacts (email:  accounts@hsbc-gbm.com), clone of the authorised company Moneyfacts.co.uk Limited (www.moneyfacts.co.uk) based in Norfolk (UK);
    • Farallon Investments (https://faralloninvestments.com), clone of the authorised company Farallon Capital Europe LLP (www.faralloncapital.com) based in London;
    • Cimb Group (www.cimbbgroup.com), clone of the authorised company Cimb Bank Berhad (www.cimb.com) based in London;
    • CruxInv/Crux24 (https://cruxinv.com/; https://crux24.com/) with stated addresses in Luxembourg and Kingstown (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), clone of the company authorised by the FCA, Crux Asset Management Limited (www.cruxam.com) based in London. The websites were the subject of Consob resolution no. 21378 of 21 May 2020. Afterwards, Consob ordered internet service providers to prevent access from Italy to websites through which financial services are offered without due authorisation (see "Consob Informa" no. 20/2020 of 25 May 2020);
    • Aviva Plc / Aviva Bonds Plc (email:  accounts@avivabondsplc.com; bondsoffer@avivabondselect.com; lewis.forbes@avivabondsplc.com; richard.lake@avivabondsplc.com). Clone of the authorised company Aviva Investors UK Fund Services Limited (www.avivainvestors.com) based in London;
    • Alpha Sharpe (www.alpha-sharpe.co.uk), clone of the authorised company Alpha Sharpe based in France;
    • Atlantic Capital Management (www.atlanticcm.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Atlantic Capital Management Limited based in Ireland. Previously reported by the FSMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 39/2017 of 30 October 2017);
    • Invest Wealth Solutions Ltd (www.investwealthsolutions.com) with stated address in London, clone of the homonymous authorised company Invest Wealth Solutions Ltd based in Newcastle (UK);
    • Invest connect (https://invest-connect.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Renewable Bonds (https://renewable-bonds.net/compare) with stated address in London;
    • Introteamoption (https://introteamoption.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Titanium Asset Management (www.titanium-am.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Titanium Srl based in Venice;
    • AlphaPrime / Alphaprime.cash (www.alphaprime.cash), clone of the authorised company Alpha Investments and Financial Planning Ltd (www.alpha4u.co.uk) based in Harrow (UK);
    • StepStone Credits (www.stepstonecredits.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Hymarc Limited / StepStone Credit (www.stepstonecredit.co.uk) based in Cranbrook, Kent (UK);
    • Surety & Guarantee Services Limited (www.suretyandguarantee.com), clone of the authorised company Surety & Guarantee Services Limited based in Essex (UK);
    • Swissfx24 (www.Swissfx24.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Swissquote Ltd (www.swissquote.eu) based in London;
    • Iti Capital Limited / Itistocks brokers (https://itistockbrokers.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company ITI Capital Limited (www.iticapital.com) based in London;
    • Securabonds.com (www.securabonds.com), with stated address in Zurich.
    • Flagstone Invest / Flagstone Investment Management (www.flagstoneinvest.co.uk), clone of the authorised company Flagstone Investment Management Ltd (www.flagstoneim.com), based in London (reference no.: 676754);
    • Moorhayes Green / Moorhayes Solutions / FPlus+ Consulting (www.moorhayesgreen.co.uk, www.myfixedrates.cc), clone of the authorised company Moorhayes Solutions Ltd (reference no.: 726595);
    • Blackbird Financial Services / Blackbird Fs (www.blackbirdfs.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Black Bird, based in France (reference no.: 804525);
    • Uk Lenders, clone of the authorised company Loans 2 Go Limited, based in London (reference no.: 679836);
    • Trading212 (https://thetrading212.com/index.html), clone of the authorised company Trading 212 Uk Limited
    • (www.trading212.com), based in London (reference no.: 609146);
    • Td Global Finance / Tdg Finance (www.tdglobalfinance.co.uk, www.tdg-finance.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Td Global Finance Unlimited Company, based in Dublin (reference no.: 206854);

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Hks Securities Limited (www.hks-securities.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • www.qwjzfw.com, clone of the company Sunrise Securities Limited, authorised by the SFC;
    • www.hefengzq.cn, clone of the company Alpha Securities Company Limited and Wo Fung Securities Company Limited, authorised by the SFC
    • Brock Holdings (www.brockholdings.com), with stated addresses in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Japan;
    • www.metatrader4.net.cn, clone of the company Hongkong Yifu International Futures Limited, authorised by the SFC.
    • Rtfx Group Limited (www.rtfxcn.net), with stated addresses in Hong Kong, London, Mahe (Seychelles);
    • www.zggj.top, clone of the company authorised by the SFC, Zhong Yang Securities Limited and Zhong Yang Capital Limited.

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • First Property (https://firstproperty.eu) clone of the company authorised by the FCA, First Property Asset Management Ltd; 
    • Capital-Placement (http://capital-placement.info)

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Platon Financie Tools Sl. The company is related to D. Sergio Gómez Fernández;
    • Mycapital.Io / Client.Mycapital.Io / White Rock Partners Ltd / Mycapital Inc;
    • Cryptozilla (https://cryptozilla.world/);
    • Forex Birds Ltd (https://forexbirds.com/);
    • Dkg Group Ltd (www.cofinancial.net);
    • Global Pegasus Ltd (https://luxeforex.com);
    • Dbfx Limited (https://dbfxtrades.com/es/);
    • Revotrade Ltd (www.revotrade.com);
    • Papilio Capital Ltd (www.appdinero.com);
    • Capiteus Global Ltd (www.mottofx.com).
    • Exm Solution Ltd (www.exmsolution.com);
    • Maxizoption (www.maxizoptions.com);
    • Chosi Finance Limited (https://bitsends.space).

    Reported by the KNF:

    • My Safe Market (www.mysafemarket.com) with stated address in Ajeltake Island, Majuro (Republic of the Marshall Islands);
    • Universal Markets (www.umarkets.io/pl, www.umarkets.com, www.umarketspro.com) with stated address in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Previously reported by the CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/2020 of 8 June 2020), and by the FSMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 14/2020 of 14 April 2020) and by the MFSA (see "Consob Informa" no. 25/2020 29 June 2020).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • White Star Limited with stated address in Geneva;
    • Swiss Traders (https://www.finma.ch/en/finma-public/warning-list/swiss-traders) with stated address in Geneva

    Reported by CVM:

    • Union Standard International Group Pty Ltd - Usgfx (www.usgfx.com);
    • Binance Futures (www.binance.com).

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • Bitcoin Era (https://bitcoineras.com, https://en.profitmaximizer-app.com, https://bitcoinerapro.com). Previously reported by the AMF and by the ACPR (see "Consob Informa" no. 14/2020 of 14 April 2020) and by the CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 45/2019 of 23 December 2019).

    Report by the AMF:

    • The French supervisory authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF) warns investors that the initial offer of coins (ICO) by the Cash Flash entity has not been authorised by the AMF. The Cash Flash has falsely indicated on its website (https://cashflash.io/?lang=fr) information relating to a never granted approval by AMF.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 30/2020 of  3 August 2020)

  • 27 lug 2020
    Consob warning on

    Ganancias Deportivas (https://gananciasdeportivas.net) - Mindcapital Oü (https://mind.capital) - Vivaexchange Oü (www.exw-wallet.com) - IS-R InternetServices-Reinders (https://www.bonus-wallet.com/exw-wallet-app-tokenreview/italiano) 

    Consob has ordered the blackout of 4 new websites that illegally offer financial services/financial products, and in particular 3 sites through which an offer of financial products is made in the absence of a prospectus and 1 site through which the advertising activity relating to one of the three aforementioned offers is carried out.

    The Authority has made use of the new power introduced by Law no. 8 of 28 February 2020 (Article 4, paragraph 3-bis), regarding the blackout of sites through which abusive offers and advertising are carried out.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • Ganancias Deportivas (website https://gananciasdeportivas.net);
    • Mindcapital Oü (website https://mind.capital);
    • Vivaexchange Oü (website www.exw-wallet.com);
    • IS-R InternetServices-Reinders (website https://www.bonus-wallet.com/exw-wallet-app-tokenreview/italiano).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 261.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that on the website www.consob.it there is a section on the homepage “Be aware of fraud!”, providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * * * *

    In addition, the Commission suspended, as a precautionary measure, for a period of 90 days, the advertising activity carried out by Mr Alberto Simoni also through the Facebook pages "Alberto Simoni" (https://www.facebook.com/simonialberto1969) and "Alberto Simoni, imprenditore online" (https://www.facebook.com/AlbertoSimoniFanpageUfficiale), concerning the public offer of investments of a financial nature promoted by Mindcapital Oü through the website https://mind.capital (resolution no. 21455 of 23 July 2020).

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

    Ganancias Deportivas through the websitehttps://gananciasdeportivas.net (resolution no. 21454 of 23 July 2020);

    Mindcapital Oü through the website https://mind.capital (resolution no. 21456 of 23 July 2020);

    Vivaexchange Oü through the website www.exw-wallet.com (resolution no. 21458 of 23 July 2020);

    IS-R InternetServices-Reinders through the website https://www.bonus-wallet.com/exw-wallet-app-tokenreview/italiano (resolution no. 21457 of 23 July 2020).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 29/2020 - 27 July 2020)

  • 27 lug 2020
    Warning on

    Best Property Investment - UK Bond St - Local Bonds - Intro Invest - Askobid - Fixed Income First - Investor Supermarket - Introteamoption - Bond-Supermarket - Bond-Select - Introteamoption - Step Clear From Debts - The Premium Brokers / Premium Solutions Ltd - Ccai Limited - Simple500 / Turbo Trading Ltd - Fidlo International Ltd - Crypton Broker Limited - Coin Desk Option - Cmarket - Stock Sons - Empire Investment - Wolfs Fundusz Private Equity Sa - Ferpay sp. z o.o.- Ferpay Ltd- Marshal Lion Consulting Sp. z o.o.- Andrzej Ryć- Insurance Brokerage Marlena Krześniak - Idea Online Sp. z o.o.- Prometheus Ltd - http://hljyxt.com - www.fujihk.hk - Libra Markets/Libramarkets - Forex Insiders / Forex Insiders Trading / Trading Insiders / Success Factory - World Markets - StarkMarkets - Karatbars International GmbH / Karatbit Exchange

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Poland (Polish Financial Supervision Authority - KNF), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority - New Zealand - FMA), Ontario (Ontario Securities Commission - OSC) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Best Property Investment (https://landing.bestpropertyinvestment.org.uk);
    • UK Bond St (www.ukbondst.com) with stated address in London;
    • Local Bonds (www.local-bonds.com) with stated address in London;
    • Intro Invest (www.intro-invest.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Askobid (www.askobid.fm) with stated address in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines;
    • Fixed Income First (https://fixedincomefirst.com) with stated address in London;
    • Investor Supermarket (www.investorsupermarket.co.uk, www.investorsupermarket.com) with stated address in London;
    • Introteamoption (https://introteamoption.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Bond-Supermarket (www.bond-Supermarket.co.uk);
    • Bond-Select (www.bond-select.uk​​​​​​​);
    • Introteamoption (https://introteamoption.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Step Clear From Debts (www.stepclearfromdebts.co.uk) with stated address in Manchester;

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • The Premium Brokers / Premium Solutions Ltd (https://the-premium-brokers.net/es). The companies, previously operating through the website https://thepremiumbrokers.com/es had already been reported by the CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 7/2020 of 24 February 2020) and the website https://thepremiumbrokers.com already subject of Consob Resolution no. 21154 of 20 November 2019 and, subsequently, of an order to internet connectivity service providers to inhibit access from Italy (see "Consob Informa" no. 41/2019 of 25 November 2019);
    • Ccai Limited (www.topcmarket.com). The company operating with a different website had already been reported by the same CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 5/2020 of 10 February 2020);
    • Simple500 / Turbo Trading Ltd (https://simpletrades.com);
    • Fidlo International Ltd (https://fidlointernational.com);
    • Crypton Broker Limited (https://cryptonbroker.com);
    • Coin Desk Option (https://coindeskoption.com);
    • Cmarket (https://cmarket.cc/es);
    • Stock Sons (https://stocksons.com);
    • Empire Investment (https://empireinvestment.org).

    Reported by the KNF:

    • Wolfs Fundusz Private Equity Sa;
    • Ferpay sp. z o.o.;
    • Ferpay Ltd;
    • Marshal Lion Consulting Sp. z o.o.;
    • Andrzej Ryć;
    • Insurance Brokerage Marlena Krześniak;
    • Idea Online Sp. z o.o.;
    • Prometheus Ltd operating under the trade name DowMarkets(www.dowmarkets.cocom) with stated address in Beachmont Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Reported by the SFC:

    • http://hljyxt.com clone of the authorised company by SFC, Phillip Securities (Hong Kong) Limited;
    • www.fujihk.hk clone of the authorised company by SFC, Zhonghui International Futures Company Limited.

    Reported by the FMA  (New Zealand):

    • Libra Markets/Libramarkets (https://libramarkets.com).The company was the subject of Consob Resolution no. 21220 of 23 January 2020 and, subsequently, of an order to internet service providers to block access to the website from Italy (see "Consob Informa" no. 3/2020). The company has previously been reported by CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 26/2020), by MFSA (see "Consob Informa" no. 25/2020), by FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 19/2020) and by FMA (Austria) (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/2019).
    • Forex Insiders / Forex Insiders Trading / Trading Insiders / Success Factory (website: https://tradinginsiders.eu), facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForexInsidersTrading); 
    • World Markets (https://worldmarkets.com/);
    • StarkMarkets (https://starkmarkets.com) with stated address in Sofia.

    Reported by OSC:

    • Karatbars International GmbH, Karatbit Exchange with stated address in Stuttgart.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 28/2020 of 20 July 2020)

  • 20 lug 2020
    Consob warning on

    Capoinvest Ltd (www.capoinvestgroup.co.uk) - Terratech Ltd (www.eufxinvest.com) - Level Up Capital Ltd (https://trade100fm.net) - Trade Com Limited (https://globalspotfx.com) - Pure M Global Limited (https://realmarketbroker.com)

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 5 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the new powers resulting from the ‘Decreto Crescita’ (‘Growth Decree’; Law no. 58 of June 28, 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet service providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorization.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • Capoinvest Ltd (website www.capoinvestgroup.co.uk);
    • Terratech Ltd (website www.eufxinvest.com);
    • Level Up Capital Ltd (website https://trade100fm.net);
    • Trade Com Limited (website https://globalspotfx.com);
    • Pure M Global Limited (websitehttps://realmarketbroker.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 257.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that on the website www.consob.it there is a section on the homepage “Be aware of fraud!”, providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 28/2020 - 20 July 2020)

  • 20 lug 2020
    Warning on

    7 Online / Red Rock Ltd - Bond Select Uk / selectbonds.uk - Compare Bond / compare-bond - Bond compare Uk - First Brokers - Ofc Markets - Sadi Finance o Sadi Finance Limited Spain Office - Interactive Trade - fixedrate-bonds.net - Advisors Network Llc - Secura Bonds - MottoFx - Bondcomparison - Jamie Shepherd / Jamie.tradesfx / Jamie.fba - Business Choice Partners Group - Investor Guard - Uk Bond Society - EasyLoan4U - Lend Finance - Debt Struggles - Stratis Finance / Stratis Financial - Step Debt Free - Ssite International Limited - Ajassetmanagement e banque2crypto - Report Accident Claim - Bestbonds-Uk - The Money Supermarket - J and E Davy / J&E Davy / Jane Davy - Pension Cash Now - Windsor Manor - StockotradeFX Ultimatecryptofx Tradevibefx - Keycroft Investments - Creditstar Uk Limited - Dqn Capital - Tradewell / Bridgehold Ltd - Compare Isa / Clicksco Digital Limited - Hh Trading Group - Pillar Property Group - Tribely - Ellis Finance - Investteck - Amana Trade / AmanaTrade - European Investment Trading - InteliSure - Sti-Global - Platinum Cfd - FxFinest - Trade 100 Fm - Jms Invest / Jms Equities - Affinity Group Investing - Emsworth Alternatives - CFreserve - Omega Fx - Investing Capital - T.U Markets Limited t/a Trading Underground - Total Financial Solutions - Ouroneclub - Kodimax - Alter Capital - Ibex Prime - Any1Profits - Gce Capitals - VetoroBanc - Trafalgar Group - chloehenx / chloefxtrades - A.B.Capitals - @ceo.ardy @haleemlifts- Forex Boss Ahmed - Platinum Forex Signals - Quantom Capital - Marketrip - Stellar Capitals - 4Rex Prime Ltd ta Standard Bit Option - Active Capital Asset Managers - Kingsbridge Capital Advisors Limited - Kronos Invest / KronosInvest - Cash4u - Hanseatic Financial Services - ML Capital Asset Management - Old Mutual Wealth - Paydayloansnow Lender Ltd / Paydaloansnow Ltd - Bondcomparisonsite.com - Union Bonds - Bond Compare / Compare the Bond Market - www.futu898.com - www.tdgj.vip - www.eddids.com - Jordan Limited - Axeinvest - Quotatrade - Create Capital Invest - Swiss Market - Ambic Royal Trust Bank Limited - Pcash - Undry Asset Management Gmb - MyCoin Banking / MyCryptoWallet Ltd- LionsFm - Gcg 24 - PremiumBorsa - Pennyworth Investments Limited - Anb Express Bank Limited - Kldc Technical Systems (“BitcapCM”) - Brokermasters - Needful Markets - Beekash Payment Solutions, s.r.o. - Club del Angel Funding, Sl - Wellington Management Europe - Bitcoin Future Web Soft - Platinum Trade Investment - Ats - Automated Trading Systems - Binary Expert Option

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission – SFC), Sweden (Finansinspektionen), Portugal (Portuguese Securities Commission CMVN), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Czech Republic (Czech National Bank) and Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • 7 Online/Red Rock Ltd (https://7online.io);
    • Bond Select Uk / selectbonds.uk (www.selectbonds.uk);
    • Compare Bond / compare-bond (https://www.compare-bond.co.uk), with stated address in the Seychelles;
    • Bond compare Uk (www.bondcompareuk.com), with stated address in London;
    • First Brokers (www.fbrokers.com, https://www.fbrokers.io), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Ofc Markets (https://www.ofcmarkets.com), with stated addresses in the Marshall Islands and London;
    • Sadi Finance o Sadi Finance Limited Spain Office (www.sadifinance.com);
    • Interactive Trade (www.interactivetrade.com), with stated address in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines;
    • fixedrate-bonds.net (fixedrate-bonds.net) with stated address in London.
    • Advisors Network Llc (www.advisorsnetworknyc.com), with stated address in New York;
    • Secura Bonds (www.secura-bonds.co.uk), with stated address in London;
    • MottoFx (https://www.mottofx.com), with stated address in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines;
    • Bondcomparison (https://comparethebestrates.co.uk);
    • Jamie Shepherd / Jamie.tradesfx / Jamie.fba;
    • Business Choice Partners Group (http://www.bcpgltd.com) with stated address in London.
    • Investor Guard (www.investorguard.org), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Uk Bond Society (www.ukbondsociety.co.uk), with stated address in London;
    • EasyLoan4U (www.easyloan4u.co.uk; www.instagram.com/directloans.uk);
    • Lend Finance (www.lendfinance.co.uk), with stated address in London;
    • Debt Struggles (www.debtstruggles.co.uk);
    • Stratis Finance / Stratis Financial (www.stratisfinancial.site);
    • Step Debt Free (www.stepdebtfree.co.uk) with stated address in Manchester;
    • Ssite International Limited (www.ssitehk.com) with stated address in London.
    • Ajassetmanagement e banque2crypto (www.ajassetmanagement.com/ www.banque2crypto.eu/ www.invest-premium.online), with stated address in London and Paris, clone of the authorised company A J Asset Management Limited (reference no.: 470893);
    • Report Accident Claim (www.reportaccidentclaim.co.uk);
    • Bestbonds-Uk (http://buy.bestbonds-uk.com), clone of the authorised company Marten & Co Limited (www.martenandco.com; reference no.: 581134);
    • The Money Supermarket (http://the-money-supermarket.com), clone of the authorised company Moneysupermarket.com Financial Group Limited (www.moneysupermarket.com; reference no.: 303190);
    • J and E Davy/J&E Davy/Jane Davy (www.jandedavy.com/ www.jandedavy.co.uk/ http://jandedavy.eu/ ), clone of the authorised company Davy Asset Management Limited (www.davy.ie ; reference no.: 149058);
    • Pension Cash Now (www.pensioncashnow.co.uk);
    • Windsor Manor (www.windsormanor.co.uk);
    • StockotradeFX Ultimatecryptofx Tradevibefx (www.tradevibefx.com, www.ultimatecryptofx.com, www.stockotradefx.com), clone of the authorised company Tradeslide Trading Tech Limited (reference no.: 586466);
    • Keycroft Investments (http://www.keycroftinvestments.com/), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Keycroft Finance Limited (reference no.: 741219);
    • Creditstar Uk Limited, clone of the authorised company Creditstar Uk Limited based in London (reference no.:675392);
    • Dqn Capital (www.dqn-capital.com), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Dqn Global Capital Partners Llp (reference no.: 486497);
    • Tradewell / Bridgehold Ltd (www.tradewell.io; www.tradewell.exchange), with stated addresses in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines and in Bulgaria;
    • Compare Isa / Clicksco Digital Limited (www.compareisa.org.uk);
    • Hh Trading Group (www.hhtradingteam.co.uk; www.hhtradinggroup.co.uk; http://twitter.com/hhtradinggroup; https://uk.tradingview.com/u/hhtradinggroup);
    • Pillar Property Group (www.pillar-property-group.co.uk; www.pillarpropertygroup.co.uk; www.pillar-property-group.com), with stated address in London;
    • Tribely (www.tribelylimited.com/ https://tribelyltd.net), clone of the company SeedTribe Limited (reference no. 695526);
    • Ellis Finance (www.ellisfinancialinvestment.mw.lt), with stated address in New York;
    • Investteck (www.investteck.net; www.investteck.com), with stated addresses in Estonia and Ireland;
    • Amana Trade/ AmanaTrade (https://www.amanatrade.net), clone of the authorised company Amana Financial Services Uk Limited (https://www.amanafs.co.uk), based in London (reference no.: 605070);
    • European Investment Trading(www.e-i-a-t.com), with stated addresses in Hong Kong, Dubai and Frankfurt;
    • InteliSure (www.intelisure.co.uk), with stated address inNewport;
    • Sti-Global (www.sti-global.com);
    • Platinum Cfd (www.platincfd.com);
    • FxFinest (www.FXFinest.com);
    • Trade 100 Fm (www.trade100.fm);
    • Jms Invest / Jms Equities (www.jmsinvest.com; www.jmsequities.com), with stated address in London;
    • Affinity Group Investing (www.agroupinvesting.com; www.partnersgoal.com), with stated address in the Marshall Islands;
    • Emsworth Alternatives (www.1ea.online; www.1ea.uk; www.investmentsstratagies.global; www.emsworthalternatives.com), with stated address in London;
    • CFreserve (www.cfreserve.com), with stated address in Sofia (Bulgaria);
    • Omega Fx (www.omegafx.io);
    • Investing Capital (www.investingcapital.com; www.investingcapital.info), with stated address in Sofia (Bulgaria);
    • T.U Markets Limited t/a Trading Underground (www.tradingunderground.co.uk; www.instagram.com/tradingunderground; ww.facebook.com/TradingUndergroundMarkets; www.twitter.com/tumarkets), with stated address in London;
    • Total Financial Solutions (www.total-financial-solutions.co.uk; www.tfs-dcm.co.uk);
    • Ouroneclub (www.ouroneclub.com), with stated address in Malaga;
    • Kodimax (www.kodimax.net);
    • Alter Capital (www.altercapital.co, www.altercapgroup.com), with stated address in London;
    • Ibex Prime (www.ibexprime.com), with stated address in Sofia (Bulgaria);
    • Any1Profits (www.any1profit.com), with stated address in Sofia (Bulgaria);
    • Gce Capitals (www.gcecapitals.ai), with stated address in London;
    • VetoroBanc (www.vetoro.io);
    • Trafalgar Group (www.trafalgar-group.co.uk), clone of the authorised company Trafalgar Group Limited (reference no.: 06635172);
    • chloehenx / chloefxtrades;
    • A.B.Capitals (www.abcapitals.com);
    • @ceo.ardy @haleemlifts;
    • Forex Boss Ahmed;
    • Platinum Forex Signals (www.platinumforexsignals.com);
    • Quantom Capital (www.quantomcapital.com), with stated addresses in London and in Sofia (Bulgaria);
    • Marketrip (www.marketrip.com; www.marketrip.co);
    • Stellar Capitals (www.stellarcapitals.com), with stated address in London;
    • 4Rex Prime Ltd ta Standard Bit Option (www.standardbitoptions.com), with stated addresses in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines and in the Seychelles;
    • Active Capital Asset Managers (www.active-capital.co.uk), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Active Capital BVBA, based in Belgium (reference no.: 580000);
    • Kingsbridge Capital Advisors Limited (www.kgsbcap.co.uk),clone of the authorised company Kingsbridge Capital Advisors Limited, based in London (reference no.: 219941);
    • Kronos Invest/KronosInvest (www.kronosinvest.co), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised companyLfg Kronos Investment Services Gmbh / Lfg Value Investment Services GmbH, based in Germany (reference no.: 567271);
    • Cash4u with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Cash4u operating with the Chay Leighton Shepherd trading platform (reference no.: 923219);
    • Hanseatic Financial Services (www.hanseaticfinancial.co.uk, www.hanseaticfinancial.com), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Hanseatic Brokerhouse Financial Services Gmbh (or Naga Brokers Gmbh) (reference no.: 513529);
    • ML Capital Asset Management (www.mlcam.co.uk),with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company ML Capital Asset Management Ltd (reference no.: 649103);
    • Old Mutual Wealth, clone of the authorised company Old Mutual Wealth Limited (www.oldmutualwealth.co.uk; reference no.: 165359);
    • Paydayloansnow Lender Ltd / Paydaloansnow Ltd, with stated address in Manchester, clone of the authorised companySerpable Ltd (www.leadbrain.co.uk, www.paydayloansnow.co.uk; reference no.: 799104);
    • Bondcomparisonsite.com (www.bondcomparisonsite.com);
    • Union Bonds (www.union-bonds.com), with stated address in London;
    • Bond Compare/ Compare the Bond Market (www.comparethebondmarket.co.uk, http://comparethebondmarket.com).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • www.futu898.com;
    • www.tdgj.vip;
    • www.eddids.com;
    • Jordan Limited (www.jordanltd.com), with stated address in Hong Kong.

    Reported by Finansinspektionen:

    • Axeinvest (www.axeinvest.org - www.axeinvest.com);
    • Quotatrade.

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Create Capital Invest (https://www.createcapitalinvest.com/).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Swiss Market;
    • Ambic Royal Trust Bank Limited.

    Reported by the FMA:

    • Pcash;
    • Undry Asset Management Gmb;
    • MyCoin Banking / MyCryptoWallet Ltd;
    • LionsFm;
    • Gcg 24;
    • PremiumBorsa;
    • Pennyworth Investments Limited;
    • Anb Express Bank Limited;
    • Kldc Technical Systems (“BitcapCM”);
    • Brokermasters;
    • Needful Markets.

    Reported by the Czech National Bank:

    • Beekash Payment Solutions, s.r.o. (https://www.beekash.net/).

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Club del Angel Funding, Sl (www.angelclub.es);
    • Wellington Management Europe;
    • Bitcoin Future Web Soft (https://bitcoinfuturewebsoft.com);
    • Platinum Trade Investment (https://platinumtradeinvestment);
    • Ats - Automated Trading Systems (www.expertfx.net);
    • Binary Expert Option (www.binaryexpertoption.com).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 28/2020 of 20 July 2020)

  • 13 lug 2020
    Consob warning on

    Uptos Ltd (www.uptos.net) - Swissinv24 Ltd (www.swissinv24h.com) - One Thousand One Ltd (www.daxcapitals.com) - "AJ Asset" (www.aj-asset.net) - Tradixa Ltd (www.tradixa.co) 

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 5 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The authority availed itself of the new powers resulting from the ‘Decreto Crescita’ (‘Growth Decree’; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet service providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • Uptos Ltd (website www.uptos.net);
    • Swissinv24 Ltd (website www.swissinv24h.com);
    • One Thousand One Ltd (website www.daxcapitals.com);
    • "AJ Asset" (website www.aj-asset.net);
    • Tradixa Ltd (website www.tradixa.co).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 252.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that on the website www.consob.it there is a section on the homepage "Be aware of fraud!", providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 27/2020 - 13 July 2020)

  • 13 lug 2020
    Warning on

    Uk Secure Bonds - Traderking - Invcenter - bestinvestmentbonds.com - Fopu - Online Union - Hyde Park Investment Ltd - Atlas Funding Group Ltd - BoerseFX - Man Pro Fund / ManGroup - Independent Wealth Brokers - Latitudefx / Latitude Investments FX Bank - Sgz Bank Ireland - Maxagon Kapital Ab - First Capital Finance Ltd - Jk Digital Media Ltd - Bondafy.com - Allow Loans - British Market - Simplex Finance / Simplex Financial - Ethereum-Global - Forexbullish - 500-index - World Markets - Bennet Global - 源泰國際金控股份有限公司 - http://bwgfnhk.com - Global Fx International Lp - Brock Holdings - Comtrade Financial - Five Pines Capital - Dolphin Corp. - Binomo - Fxglobe Ltd - Business Choice Partners Group Limited - Normask Group Ltd - Ctxprime - www.bitcoinsystemwebsoft.com - Proyectos Blo Xxi Sl - Swing Markets - Ifp Markets - www.btctradings.com - www.aeobinvesting.com - Savi Holdings Ltd - www.luxxcapital.com - CashExit - Needful Markets - 24PrimeOption - Smartfxcointrade - Lions Fm / Equal Target Ltd - MoneyTreeInvestment - www.ahp-management.com - aldgate-advisors.com - fc-managementgroup.com - www.financialpartners-ltd.com - www.g-whisky.com - horizon-patrimoine.com - www.i-financial-advisor.com - indigo-investissement.com - www.klimek-consulting.com - www.lviewcapital.com - www.mf-capital.fr - palaisduwhisky.com - www.providence-investissement.com - www.vin-sur-vin.net

    Supervisors from the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Switzerland, (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission – SFC), Sweden (Finansinspektionen), Brazil (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority – New Zealand - FMA), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Luxembourg (Commision de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Netherlands (Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets - AFM), Portugal (Portoguese Securities Commission CMVN) and France (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF), report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Uk Secure Bonds (https://uksecurebonds.com), with stated address in London;
    • Traderking (https://traderking.io), with stated address in St. Vincent and the Grenadines;
    • Invcenter (https://www.invcenter.com), with stated address in St. Vincent and the Grenadines;
    • bestinvestmentbonds.com;
    • Fopu (foopu.net), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Future Perfect Financial Solutions Limited, based in the United Kingdom (reference no.: 433907);
    • Online Union (https://online-union.com), clone of the authorised company Union Investment Management Limited (www.uim.co.uk), based in London (reference no.: 178723);
    • Hyde Park Investment Ltd (https://www.hydepark.fr), clone of the authorised company Hyde Park Investments Ltd (http://www.hydeparkinvestment.com), based in the United Kingdom (reference no.: 491906);
    • Atlas Funding Group Ltd (atlasfundingroup.com), with stated address in Dubai, clone of the authorised company Code Investing Limited based in London (reference no.: 627852);
    • BoerseFX (https://boersefx.de), with stated address in Frankfurt, clone of the authorised company Leucadia Investment Management Limited (www.jefferies.com), based in London (reference no.: 218270);
    • Man Pro Fund / ManGroup (Numeri.fund, Numeric.fund, Invest-fund.pro, Man-pro.fund, Man-fund.com), clone of the authorised company Man Group Investments Ltd (www.man.com), based in London (reference no.: 185621);
    • Independent Wealth Brokers (www.independent-wb.com), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Iwb B.V. (reference no.: 206764);
    • Latitudefx / Latitude Investments FX Bank (www.latitudefx.com), clone of the authorised company Latitude Investment Management Llp (www.latitudeim.com), based in London (reference no.: 774437);
    • Sgz Bank Ireland (www.sgz-bank.com), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company SGZ-Bank Ireland plc (reference no.: 207279);
    • Maxagon Kapital Ab (www.maxagon.co.uk ), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Maxagon Kapital Ab (reference no.: 849855 or 926615);
    • First Capital Finance Ltd (www.firstcapitalfnc.com), clone of the company First Capital Finance Limited (www.firstcapitalfinance.co.uk), (reference no.: 679066);
    • Jk Digital Media Ltd (www.isafinderuk.com/, https://isafinder.co.uk);
    • Bondafy.com;
    • Allow Loans (http://allowloans.com), with stated address in London;
    • British Market ( https://british-market.co.uk), with stated address in London.

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Simplex Finance / Simplex Financial (www.simplex-finance.com);
    • Ethereum-Global (www.ethereum-global.co), with stated address in Zurich;
    • Forexbullish (www.forexbullish.com);
    • 500-index (www.500-index.com);
    • World Markets (www.worldmarkets.com).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Bennet Global (www.bennetglobal.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • 源泰國際金控股份有限公司 (Chinese name only);
    • http://bwgfnhk.com;
    • Global Fx International Lp (https://global-fx.com), with stated address in Hong Kong.

    Reported by Finansinspektionen:

    • Brock Holdings;
    • Comtrade Financial;
    • Five Pines Capital.

    Reported by the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários:

    • Dolphin Corp. - Binomo (https://binomo.com/br);
    • Fxglobe Ltd (www.fxglobe.com/pt/).

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • Business Choice Partners Group Limited (https://www.bcpgltdmarkets.com/ and http://www.bcpgltd.com/), with stated address in London;

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Normask Group Ltd (https://primefunder.co);
    • Ctxprime (www.ctxprime.com);
    • www.bitcoinsystemwebsoft.com;
    • Proyectos Blo Xxi Sl (www.blointeractive.com);
    • Swing Markets (https://swingmarketscfd.com/);
    • Ifp Markets (https://ifpmarkets.com/);
    • www.btctradings.com;
    • www.aeobinvesting.com;
    • Savi Holdings Ltd (https://fxrevolution.io/es).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • www.luxxcapital.com.

    Reported by the AFM:

    • CashExit (https://cashexit.trade);
    • Needful Markets (https://needfulmarkets.com);
    • 24PrimeOption (https://www.24primeoption.com), with stated address in New York;
    • Smartfxcointrade (https://Smartfxcointrade.online);
    • Lions Fm / Equal Target Ltd (https://trade.lionsfm.com and https://www.lionsfm.com), with stated address in the Marshall Islands.

    Reported by the CMVN:

    • MoneyTreeInvestment (https://www.investmentmoneytree.com).

    The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has updated the list of websites offering atypical investments, without being authorised, with the following addresses:

    • www.ahp-management.com;
    • aldgate-advisors.com;
    • fc-managementgroup.com;
    • www.financialpartners-ltd.com;
    • www.g-whisky.com;
    • horizon-patrimoine.com;
    • www.i-financial-advisor.com;
    • indigo-investissement.com;
    • www.klimek-consulting.com;
    • www.lviewcapital.com;
    • www.mf-capital.fr;
    • palaisduwhisky.com;
    • www.providence-investissement.com;
    • www.vin-sur-vin.net.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 27/2020 of  13 July 2020)

  • 06 lug 2020
    Consob warning on

    DevTech Holding (swissglobalpro.com) - Profx700 Limited (www.profx700.com) - "Euronovafxasset" (euronovafxasset.com) - Meg Trans Ltd e Roi Stock Limited (www.raxtrade.com) - "Trade Idea" e Netbit Services and Solutions Limited (www.tradeidea.co, https://elitetrading.co, secure.elitetrading.co, trading.elitetrading.co) 

     

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 8 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the new powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of June 28, 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet service providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorization.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • DevTech Holding (website swissglobalpro.com);
    • Profx700 Limited (website www.profx700.com);
    • "Euronovafxasset" (websiteeuronovafxasset.com);
    • Meg Trans Ltd and Roi Stock Limited (website www.raxtrade.com);
    • "Trade Idea" and Netbit Services and Solutions Limited (websiteswww.tradeidea.co, https://elitetrading.co, secure.elitetrading.co and trading.elitetrading.co).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 247.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that on the website www.consob.it there is a section on the homepage "Be aware of fraud!", providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 26/2020 - 6 July 2020)

  • 06 lug 2020
    Warning on

    The Lenders - Compare Wise - Earnsured Asset Management - Mister Trader/ Mistertrader / Redfin Capital - Hunterlyinvest - Sky Line/ Skylinevest.com - Best Investment Bonds - British Market - First Capital Finance Ltd - Maxagon Kapital AB - SGZ Bank Ireland - Latitudefx / Latitude Investments FX Bank - Independent Wealth Brokers - Man Pro Fund / ManGroup - BoerseFX - Atlas Funding Group Ltd - Hyde Park Investment Ltd - Online Union - FOPU - RSM Finance - Crypto Trade Center Ltd - Finexis Bank - Libra Markets - Hedge Capital - Investo Brokers - IAL Ltd - Aron Asset Management - Qualion Finance - Resolute Cryptotrading - Global Finance Flux - Crowd1 - Trucrypto S.A. - Trust Inesting - Market Makers Insider / MMI Forex - www.aintreefinance.com - WDC Markets - Ant PoolMining International - Elenco delle imprese di investimento prive delle previste autorizzazioni (CySec) - The French supervisory authority, AMF, warns investors that in the last three months it has received a large number of reports from investors reporting the often aggressive practices of multi-level marketing companies (MLMs) offering forex trading or crypto-activity training through a pyramid recruitment and remuneration system - The French supervisory authorities, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) have updated the list of websites offering investments in derivatives and crypto-activity without authorisation.

    The supervisory authorities of United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Luxembourg (Commision de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Portugal (Portoguese Securities Commission - CMVM), Switzerland, (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA), Mauritius (Financial Services Commission - FSC), Panama (Superintendencia del Mercado de Valores - SMV), Australia (Australian Securities and Investments Commission- ASIC), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority – New Zealand - FMA), Ireland (Central Bank of Ireland – CBI), Cyprus (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - CYSEC) and France (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF), report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • The Lenders (http://thelenders.co.uk);
    • Compare Wise (https://www.comparewise.co.uk);
    • Earnsured Asset Management (www.earnsured.com) with stated address in London.
      The subject also appears to use the following social media: https://www.facebook.com/earnsured; https://twitter.com/earnsured; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxIO-hjMyhX4TVdpwTzLQw/featured; https://www.instagram.com/earnsured;
    • Mister Trader/ Mistertrader / Redfin Capital (https://www.redfincapital.co.uk/; https://mistertrader.com) with stated address in London;
    • Hunterlyinvest (www.hunterlyinvest.com);
    • Sky Line/ Skylinevest.com (www.skylinevest.com);
    • Best Investment Bonds (www.bestinvestmentbonds.com) with stated address in London;
    • British Market (https://british-market.co.uk);
    • First Capital Finance Ltd (www.firstcapitalfnc.com) clone of the authorised company First Capital Finance Limited (www.firstcapitalfinance.co.uk) based in Dorset;
    • Maxagon Kapital AB (www.maxagon.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the homonymous authorised company Maxagon Kapital Ab based in Sweden;
    • SGZ Bank Ireland (www.sgz-bank.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company SGZ-Bank Ireland plc based in Dublin;
    • Latitudefx / Latitude Investments FX Bank (www.latitudefx.com) clone of the authorised company Latitude Investment Management LLP (www.latitudeim.com) based in London;
    • Independent Wealth Brokers (www.independent-wb.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company IWB B.V. based in Amsterdam;
    • Man Pro Fund / ManGroup (Numeri.fund, Numeric.fund, Invest-fund.pro, Man-pro.fund, Man-fund.com) clone of the authorised company Man Group Investments Ltd (www.man.com) based in London;
    • BoerseFX (https://boersefx.de/) based in Frankfurt) clone of the authorised company Leucadia Investment Management Limited (www.jefferies.com) based in London;
    • Atlas Funding Group Ltd (www. atlasfundingroup.com) with stated addresses in Amsterdam, Warsaw and Dubai, clone of the authorised company Code Investing Limited based in London
    • Hyde Park Investment Ltd (https://www.hydepark.fr) with stated address in Paris, clone of the authorised company Hyde Park Investments Ltd (http://www.hydeparkinvestment.com) based in London;
    • Online Union (https://online-union.com) clone of the authorised company Union Investment Management Limited (www.uim.co.uk) based in London;
    • FOPU (www.foopu.net) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Future Perfect Financial Solutions Limited based in the United Kingdom.

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • RSM Finance (www.rsmfinance.org) with stated address in Luxembourg;
    • Crypto Trade Center Ltd (www.cryptotradecentr.com), with stated address in Luxembourg;
    • Finexis Bank (www.finexis-bank.com) with stated address in Luxembourg.

    Reported by the CMVM:

    • Libra Markets (https://libramarkets.com). Previously reported by MFSA (see "Consob Informa" no. 25/2020), by FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 19/2020) and by FMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/2019).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Hedge Capital (www.hedgecapitals.com) with stated address in Illnau-Effretikon (Switzerland);
    • Investo Brokers (www.investobrokers.com) with stated address in Zug (Switzerland);
    • IAL Ltd (https://ial.ltd) with stated address in Zurich;
    • Aron Asset Management (www.aam-24.com) with stated address in Wallisellen (Switzerland);
    • Qualion Finance (www.qfprivate.com) with stated address in Zurich. Previously reported by the CSSF (see "Consob Informa" no. 8/2020 of 2 March 2020) and by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 17/2020 of 4 May 2020);
    • Resolute Cryptotrading (www.resolutecryptorecovery.com) with stated address in Switzerland;
    • Global Finance Flux (https://www.globalfinanceflux.com) with stated address in Switzerland.

    Reported by the FSC:

    • Crowd1 (https://crowd1.com/).

    Reported by the SMV:

    • Trucrypto S.A.;
    • Trust Inesting.

    Reported by the ASIC:

    • Market Makers Insider / MMI Forex. The Australian supervisory authority warns investors that the above mentioned entity misleads investors about its reliability by, among other things, illegally using the image and name of President ASIC James Shipton.

    Reported by the FMA:

    • www.aintreefinance.com. The New Zealand supervisory authority warns investors that the site has no relationship with the company authorised by the FMA, Aintree Finance Limited;
    • WDC Markets (https://wdcmarkets.com). Previously reported by the Spanish supervisory authority CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 14/2020).

    Reported by the CBI:

    • Ant PoolMining International (www.antpoolmininginternational.com).

    Reported by the CYSEC:

    The Cyprus Supervisory Authority, CYSEC, informs investors that it has updated the list of investment firms without the required authorisations. The list is available through the link:

    • https://www.cysec.gov.cy/en-GB/complaints/non-approved-domains/

    Report by the AMF:

    The French supervisory authority, AMF, warns investors that in the last three months it has received a large number of reports from investors reporting the often aggressive practices of multi-level marketing companies (MLMs) offering forex trading or crypto-activity training through a pyramid recruitment and remuneration system.

    The period of blockade implemented due to the spread of Covid-19 has favoured the development of the network of these platforms that leverage the feeling of urgency and the idea of a unique opportunity not to be missed. The AMF has received reports of proposed schemes that consist of selling training packages for trading in the forex market or in crypto-activities as bitcoins. Packages worth several hundred euros, sometimes including a monthly subscription, and include the recruitment of others.

    The proposals are conveyed by messaging and social media apps, often through interesting videos, promising "good deals", "easy money", "passive income" and have been used to attract the attention of many internet users stuck at home, especially students. The slogans include "wealth is now! Create your global business" or "become a professional FX trader", "block profitably" or "copy, paste, cash in".

    The French supervisory authorities, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) have updated the list of websites offering investments in derivatives and crypto-activity without authorisation.

    • www.bitworldfx.com;
    • www.brightfinance.co;
    • www.daxbase.com/fr;
    • www.daxioma.com/fr;
    • www.fortiscapitalmanagers.com;
    • https://fr.uptos.com;
    • www.investisafe.com;
    • www.lvmexchange.com/fr;
    • www.wavetomarkets.co;
    • www.bitcoin-storm.com/fr;
    • www.cryptolegacypro.com/fr.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 26/2020 of  6 July 2020)

  • 29 giu 2020
    Consob warning on

    “AirBit Club”

    Consob has also suspended the offer to the public resident in Italy of investments of a financial nature made by "AirBit Club" and through the websites https://airbitclub.com and www.bitbackoffice.com pursuant to Article 99, paragraph 1 d), of the Consolidated Law on Finance (Resolution no. 21416 of 22 June 2020).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 25/2020 - 29 June 2020)

  • 29 giu 2020
    Warning on

    Select Invest - The Investmentheads - CompareFixedRateBonds - Compare-bonds.net / Bond Comparison - Smart Bonds - British Bonds - Circle Bonds - Aldgate-Advisors - HW Securities - Investpedia - Fixed Rate News - My Smart Bonds - Frontier Markets Advisory - Legal & General / Legal & General Dynamic Bond / Legal & General UK Bond - Hugo Vandevelde - Librac market / Libra Coin Market - CryptoPlus Exchange - Vantage Trades - ETbrokers - CCP Investment - Torro Finanz - Alltus Capital UK LLP ​​​ - Credit Suisse Asset Management / Credit Suisse Group AG - UK Forex - First Claims Group - The Bonds Company - Bolt Finance - Frisky Loans - Mentor Corp - AnyTrades - Find UK Bonds - Cash2All - PJG Financial Limited - Actio-Conseil - Mazdar International - ABConseils-patrimoine.com - Takahashi and Partners - Tan Allen Piguet Asset Management - Northway Brokers - ApexTrade Options Ltd - Matrixfx Trade / MFXT Ltd - Gate Brokers Limited - Prime24Options (P24O LTD) - Libra Markets - BT Save - Atlas FMI - FMG Investment Holdings Ltd trading - ProuFX - UMarkets - Andrew Yaku - XDCF - ILA International - www.veritasfinance.net - www.citiglobalhk.net - www.txj-king.com, 香港九龍旺角發展大廈 - www.skywinprofit.com - Ming Dao International Trade Limited - Investment Capital and Financial Regulatory Services - AGK Investments - www.skywinprofit.com - Jitak Capital Limited - Crypto Window Ltd - BNP Paribas Bank - eMarketsTrade - Bormancorp - Stock21stoptions Ltd - 555markets / Glaxtrox Trade Ltd - Brokermasters - Crypto Engine - Expanssion - Fxfixed - Fxoptimax Ltd - Tradeprofitweb / Mountain High Ltd - Ankor Group Investment Ltd

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Malta (Malta Financial Services Authority – MFSA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission – SFC), Jersey (Jersey Financial Services Commission- JFSC), Portugal (Portuguese Securities Commission - CMVM), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), France (Autorité des Marchés Financiers – AMF), report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Select Invest (www.select-invest.co.uk);
    • The Investmentheads (https://investmentheads.co.uk/) with stated address in London;
    • CompareFixedRateBonds (https://www.comparefixedratebonds.co.uk/) with stated address in London;
    • Compare-bonds.net/Bond Comparison (https://compare-bonds.net) with stated address in London;
    • Smart Bonds (www.my-smartbonds.co.uk);
    • British Bonds (www.british-bonds.org.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Circle Bonds (https://circlebonds.co.uk);
    • Aldgate-Advisors (https://aldgate-advisors.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Aldgate Advisors Limited. Already reported by the AMF (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/2020 of 8 June 2020);
    • HW Securities (www.hwsecurities.io) with stated addresses in Hong Kong, Dublin and Frankfurt;
    • Investpedia ( www.investpedia.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Fixed Rate News (www.fixedratenews.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • My Smart Bonds (www.My-smartbonds.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Frontier Markets Advisory (www.frontiermarketsadvisory.com) with stated addresses in New York and Hong Kong, clone of the authorised company of the same name;
    • Legal & General/Legal & General Dynamic Bond/Legal & General UK Bond (email: enquiry@lg-retail.com, complaints@lg-retail.com, legal@lg-docs.com, legal@lg-clients.com, complaints@lg-docs.com, enquiry@lg-docs.com, enquiry@lg-ne.com) clone of the authorised company Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (www.legalandgeneral.com) based in London;
    • Hugo Vandevelde (www.hugovandevelde.be) clone of the authorised companies Hugo Vandelevede based in Belgium and H V Financial Planning Ltd (www.hvfp.co.uk) based in London;
    • Librac market/Libra Coin Market (https://libracmarket.com) clone of the authorised company Libra Investment Services (2010) Limited (www.libra-is.com) based in London;
    • CryptoPlus Exchange (https://www.cryptoplus.trade) clone of the authorised company Crypto Facilities Ltd (https://www.cryptofacilities.com) based in London;
    • Vantage Trades (https://vantagetrades.com) based in George Town, (Cayman Islands) clone of the authorised company Vantage Global Prime LLP (www.vantageglobalprime.co.uk) based in London;
    • ETbrokers (https://etbrokers.com), clone of authorized company;
    • CCP Investment (www.ccpinvestment.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company CCP Investment AB based in Stockholm;
    • Torro Finanz (www.torrofinanz.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Torro-Finanz Hannover UG (haftungsbeschrankt) based in Hamburg;
    • Alltus Capital UK LLP ​​​(www.alltuscapital.co.uk) clone of the authorised company Alltus Capital (UK) LLP based in London;
    • Credit Suisse Asset Management/Credit Suisse Group AG (email: info@csuisseam.eu) clone of the authorised companies Credit Suisse Asset Management Limited (https://www.credit-suisse.com/uk/en.html) based in London and Credit Suisse AG (https://www.credit-suisse.com/uk/en.html) based in London;
    • UK Forex (https://www.uk-forex.com) clone of the authorised company FXOpen Ltd (www.fxopen.co.uk) based in London;
    • First Claims Group (https://www.paydayclaimhelp.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • The Bonds Company (www.thebondscompany.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Bolt Finance (www.boltfinance.site);
    • Frisky Loans (https://www.friskyloans.co.uk);
    • Mentor Corp (www.mentorfx.com), with stated address in Kingstown (St Vincent and the Grenadines);
    • AnyTrades (www.anytrades.com / www.anytradesconsulting.com);
    • Find UK Bonds (www.findukbonds.com) with stated address in London;
    • Cash2All (https://www.cash2all.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Fidelity Works Ltd (www.fidelity-works.co.uk) based in London;
    • PJG Financial Limited (email: paulgillooly187@gmail.com) with stated address in Glasgow (UK).

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • Actio-Conseil (www.energie-dma-access.com, https://actio-conseil.com). Already reported by the CSSF with the same name but different website (www.actio-conseil.com; see "Consob Informa" no. 13/2020 of 6.4.2020);
    • Mazdar International (https://www.mazda-int.com) with stated address in Brussels;
    • ABConseils-patrimoine.com (www.abconseils-patrimoine.com);
    • Takahashi and Partners (https://takahashipartners.com) based in Tokyo;
    • Tan Allen Piguet Asset Management (https://www.tapam.com) with stated addresses in Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing (China) and Plaines Wilhems (Mauritius).

    Reported by the MFSA:

    • Northway Brokers (https://www.northwaybrokersltd.com/), clone of the authorised company Northway Broker Ltd;
    • ApexTrade Options Ltd (https://apex-tradeoptions.com/index.php). The Maltese Supervisory Authority warns savers that this entity improperly declares on its website that it intends to be "authorised and regulated by MFSA as a MiFID company and holder of a Category 3 investment services licence";
    • Matrixfx Trade / MFXT Ltd (https://www.matrixfxtrade.com/). The Maltese supervisory authority warns savers that this entity improperly declares on its site that it intends, inter alia, to be "authorised by the MFSA for more than 7 years";
    • Gate Brokers Limited (Https://Gatebrokersltd.Com);
    • Prime24Options (P24O LTD) (Https://Prime24options.Com/Index.Php);
    • Libra Markets (https://libramarkets.com), Previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 19/2020 of 18.5.2020) and by the FMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/2019 of 17.6.2019);
    • BT Save (www.btsave.io) with stated address in Roseau (Commonwealth of Dominica). Previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 9/2020 of 9.3.2020);
    • Atlas FMI (www.atlasfmi.com) clone of the authorised company Atlas Financial Ltd (www.atlas-financial.co.uk) based in Sheffield (UK). Previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 19/2020 of 18.5.2020);
    • FMG Investment Holdings Ltd trading (https://clearspringcapital.com/) clone of the company authorised by the MFSA, FMG (Malta) LTD;
    • ProuFX (www.proufx.com), previously reported by the CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 1/2020 of 13.1.2020);
    • UMarkets (https://www.umarkets.com/).

    The Malta Supervisory Authority (Malta Financial Services Authority) warns savers that an individual named Andrew Yaku, who claims to work in the financial services sector outside Malta, is contacting potential clients via email claiming to represent a high profile client "who has funds he wants to invest outside his home country.

    The Malta supervisory authority has also issued a notice concerning an update on companies that have not obtained a permit to operate, which can be found by following the link: https://www.mfsa.mt/news-item/warning-to-the-public-regarding-unlicensed-vfa-companies/.

    Reported by the SFC:

    • XDCF;
    • ILA International (www.ilainternational.com) with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • www.veritasfinance.net;
    • www.citiglobalhk.net;
    • www.txj-king.com, 香港九龍旺角發展大廈 (Chinese address only);
    • www.skywinprofit.com;
    • Ming Dao International Trade Limited (www.fxmingdao.com) with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Investment Capital and Financial Regulatory Services (www.icfrs.or) with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • AGK Investments (www.agkinvestments.com) with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • www.skywinprofit.com, website not to be associated with companies authorised by the SFC Ever-Long Securities Company Limited, Ever-Long Futures Limited and Ever-Long Capital Management Limited;
    • Jitak Capital Limited (www.jitakcl.com) with stated addresses in Hong Kong, New York, London, Dubai.

    Reported by the JSFC:

    • Crypto Window Ltd (www.cryptoswindow.com);
    • BNP Paribas Bank (www.onlinebaripasbk.com, email: info@bnpparibas-es.com).

    Reported by the CMVM:

    • eMarketsTrade (www.emarkestrade.com);
    • Bormancorp (www.bormancorp.com).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Stock21stoptions Ltd (website: www.stock21stoptions.com).

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • 555markets / Glaxtrox Trade Ltd (https://555markets.com/es);
    • Brokermasters www.brokermasters.net, www.brokermasters.com;
    • Crypto Engine (https://es.cryptoengine.app);
    • Expanssion (www.expanssion.com);
    • Fxfixed (https://fxfixed.com);
    • Fxoptimax Ltd (www.fxoptimax.com);
    • Tradeprofitweb / Mountain High Ltd www.tradeprofitweb.com;
    • Ankor Group Investment Ltd (https://www.zurichbanc.com). The company has previously been reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 40/2019 of 18.11.2019). The company was then the subject of Consob Resolution no. 21364 of 13.5.2020) and, subsequently, of an order to internet service providers to block access to the site from Italy (see "Consob Informa" no. 19/2020 of 18.5.2020).

    Report by the AMF:

    The French supervisory authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) warns savers against investment proposals made through telephone or e-mail contacts by individuals who are not authorised to provide investment services that lead them to invest through online platforms in car parks and special car parks at European airports (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, etc.). The investment is presented as highly profitable and risk-free. Actually, it is scams.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 25/2020 of 29 June 2020)

  • 22 giu 2020
    Consob warning on

    Equalizer Ltd (www.capitalgmafx.com, https://secure.capitalgmafx.com, https://trade.capitalgmafx.com, www.marketscfds.com, https://secure.marketscfds.com, https://trading.marketscfds.com, https://ztrade24.com, https://secure.ztrade24.com, https://trade.ztrade24.com) - Sucaba Enterprise Ltd (www.skycapital.cc) - Lead Secure Ltd (www.fxdirects.com) - RL Ltd (www.royaltd24.net) - Platiniumfund Ltd (www.platiniumfund.com) - "Findealadvisers" (www.findealadvisers.com) - Fsm Smart Ltd (it.fsmsmart.net) - "Rmt500" (www.rmt500.net)  

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 16 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • Equalizer Ltd (websites www.capitalgmafx.com, https://secure.capitalgmafx.comhttps://trade.capitalgmafx.com, www.marketscfds.comhttps://secsecure.marketscfds.com, https://trading.marketscfds.com, https://ztrade24.comhttps://secure.ztrade24.com, https://trade.ztrade24.com);
    • Sucaba Enterprise Ltd (website www.skycapital.cc);
    • Lead Secure Ltd (website www.fxdirects.com);
    • RL Ltd (website www.royaltd24.net);
    • Platiniumfund Ltd (website www.platiniumfund.com);
    • "Findealadvisers" (website www.findealadvisers.com);
    • FSM Smart Ltd (website it.fsmsmart.net);
    • "Rmt500" (website www.rmt500.net).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 239.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website entitled "Be aware of fraud!", which provides useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 24/2020 - 22 June 2020)

  • 22 giu 2020
    Warning on

    Lak Sira Ltd - National-Debt-Helpline - Kieren Hamilton / Whosthatguru / Keztheguru - Quick L0ans - Best Bonds - Bond Select - Dunn & Burchill - Investing in Bonds - Best Rate Savers - UK Bonds Capital - Hamamatsu Merger Group - Carter Lee Financial Services - Charta Alliance Limited / The Investment Supermarket - AXA Global Broker - Clyde Asset Management - Aberdeen Standard Investments - Prudential Assurance Company / Prudential Distribution - Bwb Ireland Investment Management / B.W.B. Ireland - Bond Genie - Bonds123.co.uk - British Bonds Company - Investment Point - Bruckmann Rosser - Noris Bank/Noris Isa - Swissquotes Ltd - Instant Finance - Standard Chartered Bank / Standard Chartered Bonds - Nateus Group - Assurance Finance Patrimoine - Fixedrates4U - Bond Checker - Liberty Bonds - My Bonds Market - Which Bonds Uk - London Bonds Company - Smartt Fx - Fidex Market - Horizon Crest Credit Union - Jcam Investments Ltd - Delta Capitals - Fixed Rates4u - Platinium Fund - www.fortiscapitalmanagers.com - www.wavetomarkets.com - www.investisafe.com - www.brightfinance.co - Adcada Investments Ag Pcc - Da Markets - Bali Limited Ltd - Stockfx / Baumont Group Ltd - 24newstrade / Baumont Group Ltd - Wise Investments - Gladtotrade, Inc - Bit-Holdings - Privilege Group International - Clarksdale Capital - Vivaexchange Oü / Exw - Aspen Investment Llc - Golden Sky Capital - Huber Group Invest - E-Business Partner Sp. z o.o - www.marketcfd.com - Finantik - General Trade - GiroFx - GoldenCfd - LionsFm - Nava Gates - Parker Prime - Summit Trade - United Markets Capital - Leadernet Ou and Fx Leader - Sinus Corretora De Commodities Ltda - A G De Souza Corretora De Commodities E Comercio - http://nygj.axunz.cn - www.wealthbct.com - www.kqwv.qp511.cn - www.fuqiangsfa.com - G&S Global Capital - World Markets

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), France (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Poland (Polish Financial Supervision Authority - KNF), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Portugal (Portuguese Securities Commission - CMVM), Brazil (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários CVM), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission – SFC), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority – New Zealand - FMA), report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Lak Sira Ltd (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/l4444k/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lak.x/?hl=en - Twitter: https://twitter.com/l4444k?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) with stated address in Birmingham (UK);
    • National-Debt-Helpline (www.national-debt-helpline.org.uk);
    • Kieren Hamilton / Whosthatguru / Keztheguru (instagram.com/whosthatguru);
    • Quick L0ans (www.quickl0ans.co.uk) clone of the authorised company Quick Loans Ltd (www.quickloans.co.uk) based in Barnsley (UK);
    • Best Bonds (e-mail: enquiries@best-bonds.net) with stated address in London;
    • Bond Select (www.bond-select.uk);
    • Dunn & Burchill (www.dunnandburchill.net) with stated addresses in Tokyo and London;
    • Investing in Bonds (www. investinginbonds.co.uk);
    • Best Rate Savers (www.bestratesavers.com) with stated address in London;
    • UK Bonds Capital (www.ukbondscapital.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Hamamatsu Merger Group (www.hamamatsumerger.com) with stated address in Tokyo;
    • Carter Lee Financial Services (www.carterleefinancial.com) with stated address in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia);
    • Charta Alliance Limited / The Investment Supermarket (www.theinvestment-supermarket.co.uk) with stated address in Essex (UK);
    • AXA Global Broker (www.axagb.com; www.axagb.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company AXA Global Broker based in Cedex (France);
    • Clyde Asset Management (www.clydeam.com) with stated addresses in London and Londonderry, clone of the authorised company Clyde AM based in Cedex (France);
    • Aberdeen Standard Investments (e-mail: info@aberdeenstandard-enq.com, j.marshall@aberdeenstandard-cmp.com, d.forrest@aberdeenstandard-acc.com) clone of the authorised companies Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd, Aberdeen Standard Fund Managers Limited, Standard Life Investments Ltd, Standard Life Investments Ltd (www.aberdeenstandard.com);
    • Prudential Assurance Company / Prudential Distribution (e-mail: info@prudentialltd.com, info@prudentialltd.co.uk, info@theprudentialplc.com, info@prudentialadvisers.com, info@prultd.com, info@prultd.co.uk, info@pruadvisers.co.uk, info@pruadvisers.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Prudential Distribution Limited (www.pru.co.uk) based in London;
    • Bwb Ireland Investment Management / B.W.B. Ireland (www.bwbireland.com) with stated addresses in London and Dublin, clone of the authorised company BW Bank Ireland Plc based in Dublin;
    • Bond Genie (www.bondgenie.net) with stated address in London;
    • Bonds123.co.uk with stated address in London;
    • British Bonds Company (ps://britishbondscompany.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Investment Point (www.investment-point.co.uk) with stated address in Croydon (UK);
    • Bruckmann Rosser (www.brs.com) with stated address in New York;
    • Noris Bank/Noris Isa (www.norisisa.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Norisbank Gmbh (www.norisbank.de) based in Bonn (Germany);
    • Swissquotes Ltd (www.swissquotes.de) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Swissquote Ltd (www.swissquote.eu) based in London;
    • Instant Finance (https://instantfinance.wixsite.com/home) with stated address in Manchester clone of the authorised company Digitonomy Limited based in Chester, Cheshire (UK);
    • Standard Chartered Bank / Standard Chartered Bonds (www.scbonds.com; www.sc-privatebanking.com) clone of the authorised company Standard Chartered Bank (www.whichbonds.co.uk) based in London;
    • Nateus Group (www.nateus.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Nateus NV based in Antwerp (Belgium);
    • Assurance Finance Patrimoine (e-mail: Robert.cooper@financepatrimoine.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Assurances Finance Patrimoine SARL based in Cede (France);
    • Fixedrates4U (www.fixedrates4u.com) with stated address in London; 
    • Bond Checker (www.bond-checker.co.uk) with stated address in London; 
    • Liberty Bonds (libertybonds.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • My Bonds Market (https://my-bonds-market.com) with stated address in London;
    • Which Bonds Uk (http://www.whichbonds.co.uk);
    • My Bonds Market (https://my-bonds-market.com) with stated address in London;
    • London Bonds Company (https://london-bonds-company.com);
    • Smartt Fx (ps://smartforex.site) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Smartt Broker Ubezpieczeniowy Sp. Z.o.o based in Warsaw;
    • Fidex Market (www.fidexmarket.com/home.php) clone of the authorised company Tradeslide Trading Tech Ltd (www.darwinex.com) based in London;
    • Horizon Crest Credit Union (https://horizoncrestcreditunion.com/index.php/home/index) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Brent Shrine Credit Union Limited (www.communitybanknetwork.co.uk);
    • Jcam Investments Ltd (tel.: 02077887361) clone of the authorised company JCAM Investment Ltd (compliance@jcam.com) based in London;
    • Delta Capitals (www.delta-capitals.com; www.zexler.space) clone of the authorised company Delta Financial Management Limited (www.deltafinancial.co.uk) based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (UK);
    • Fixed Rates4u (www.fixedrates4u.com) with stated address in London;
    • Platinium Fund (www.platiniumfund.com) with stated address in Majuro (Marshall Islands);

    Reported by the AMF:

    • www.fortiscapitalmanagers.com;
    • www.wavetomarkets.com;
    • www.investisafe.com;
    • www.brightfinance.co.

    Reported by the FMA (Austria):

    • Adcada Investments Ag Pcc (https://adcada.healthcare) with stated address in Rugell (Liechtenstein).

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Da Markets (www.damarkets.co);
    • Bali Limited Ltd (www.invertplus.com);
    • Stockfx / Baumont Group Ltd (https://stockfx.co);
    • 24newstrade / Baumont Group Ltd (https://24news.tools/);
    • Wise Investments (https://aurumprofin.cc,) clone of the authorised company Wise Investments Ltd. The website, connected to the company Muller Enterprise Ltd, was the subject of Consob Resolution no. 21247 of 28 January 2020. Subsequently, Consob ordered internet service providers to block access to the site from Italy (see "Consob Informa" no. 4/2020 of 3 February 2020);
    • Gladtotrade, Inc (www.glad2trade.io, www.glad2trade.cc).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Bit-Holdings (www.bit-holdings.com) with stated address in Pfäffikon (Switzerland);
    • Privilege Group International (www.privilegegroupint.ch) with stated address in Basel;
    • Clarksdale Capital (http://clarksdalecapital.com/), with stated address in Geneva;
    • Vivaexchange Oü / Exw (https://www.exw-wallet.com) with stated address in Schweiz (Switzerland);
    • Aspen Investment Llc (www.aspeninvestmentllc.com) with stated address in Zurich;
    • Golden Sky Capital (https://goldenskycapital.com) with stated address in Schweiz (Switzerland);
    • Huber Group Invest (www.huber-group-invest.com) with stated address in Zurich.

    Reported by the KNF:

    • E-Business Partner Sp. z o.o (www. kantor.pl);
    • www.marketcfd.com.

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • Finantik (www.finantik.com);
    • General Trade (www.generaltrade.cc);
    • GiroFx (www.girofx.com);
    • GoldenCfd (www.goldencfd.com);
    • LionsFm (www.lionsfm.com);
    • Nava Gates (www.navagates.com);
    • Parker Prime (www.parker-prime.com);
    • Summit Trade (www.summitrade.co);
    • United Markets Capital (www.unitedmarketscapital.com).

    Reported by the CNVM:

    • Leadernet Ou and Fx Leader (www.fx-leader.com).

    Reported by the CVM:

    • Sinus Corretora De Commodities Ltda - A G De Souza Corretora De Commodities E Comercio (www.sinuscorretora.com.br).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • http://nygj.axunz.cn, clone of the company authorised by the SFC Zhong Yang Securities Limited and of Zhong Yang Capital Limited;
    • www.wealthbct.com, clone of the company authorised by the SFC Fortune (HK) Securities Limited;
    • www.kqwv.qp511.cn, clone of the company authorised by the SFC Fortune (HK) Securities Limited;
    • www.fuqiangsfa.com, clone of the company authorised by the SFC Fortune (HK) Securities Limited.

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • G&S Global Capital (www.gsglobalcapital.com).

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • World Markets (https://worldmarkets.com).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 24/2020 of  22 June 2020)

  • 15 giu 2020
    Consob warning on

    "SMART FX" ( www.smartforex.site) - Warp Enterprise Ltd (www.firstfinancialbanc.com) - "Pro Consulting Invest" (www.proconsultinginvest.com) - "Gntfin LTD" (www.gntfin.com) - "Global Finance FX" (www.fxglobalfinance.com) 

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 5 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the ‘Decreto Crescita' (‘Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • "SMART FX" (website www.smartforex.site);
    • Warp Enterprise Ltd (website www.firstfinancialbanc.com);
    • "Pro Consulting Invest" (website www.proconsultinginvest.com);
    • Gntfin LTD" (website www.gntfin.com);
    • "Global Finance FX" (website www.fxglobalfinance.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 223.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website entitled "Be aware of fraud!", which provides useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 22/2020 - 15 June 2020)

  • 15 giu 2020
    Warning on

    Find Best Bond - Ram Active Investments - Uk National Bonds - Thortons Global - 123bond.co.uk - Isa Search / ISAsearch.net - United Bonds - Bond Office - National British Bonds - Wealth Capital / Astra Consulting OU - Energie Investissement Holding Sa - www.findealadvisers.com - Lcp fund - Ppsa Europe Investments Consulting - Elektronik Service Ag - Silk Assets Investments ltd - Esos International Ltd / Kadeky International s.r.o. - Walter International - Ibc Financial - www.huayafx.com - Harrison Investimentos - Glastrox Trade Ltd / Fgmarkets - Gryphon Financial Services / Paladin Fx - Pepperstone Group Limited - Cibfx Limited - Ava Trade Ltd - Capitalia Limited / Tradear - MetalsWise / MetalWise - Crowd1 / Impact Crowd Technology Sl - First City Markets 

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Portugal (Portuguese Securities Commission - CMVM), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), Czech Republic (Czech National Bank - CNB), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), Brazil (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - CVM), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority - New Zealand - FMA) and Ontario (Ontario Securities Commission - OSC) report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Find Best Bond (www.findbestbond.com);
    • Ram Active Investments (www.ram-ai-private.com) with stated address in New York, clone of the authorised company RAM Active Investments (Europe) S.A. based in Luxembourg;
    • Uk National Bonds (https://uk-nationalbonds.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Thortons Global (www.thortonsglobal.com) with stated address in London;
    • 123bond.co.uk, with stated address in London;
    • Isa Search / ISAsearch.net (e-mail: enquiries@isasearch.net) with stated address in London;
    • United Bonds (http://unitedbonds.co.uk);
    • Bond Office (http://bondoffice.co.uk);
    • National British Bonds (http://www.nationalbritishbonds.co.uk).

    Reported by the FMA (Austria):

    • Wealth Capital / Astra Consulting OU (www.wealthcapital.fm), previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 1/2020 of 13 January 2020) and by FINMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 30/2019 of 9 September 2019).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Energie Investissement Holding Sa (https://energie-spot.com);
    • www.findealadvisers.com with stated address in Luxembourg, clone of the authorised company by CSSF, Findeal Advisers S.A.

    Reported by the CMVM:

    • Lcp fund (www.lcpfund.com) already reported by FINMA (see 'Consob Information' no. 21/2020);
    • Ppsa Europe Investments Consulting (www.ppsa-europe.com) website already reported by AMF (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/2020).

    Reported by the FINMA:

    • Elektronik Service Ag (https://sparpiloten.ch) with stated address in Zurich.

    Reported by the CNB:

    • Silk Assets Investments ltd (www.silkassets.org);
    • Esos International Ltd / Kadeky International s.r.o. (www.ainvestments.com).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Walter International (www.walterinternational.co);
    • Ibc Financial (www.ibcfinancial.com);
    • www.huayafx.com not to be associated with the company authorized by the SFC, Alpha Futures Company Limited.

    Reported by CVM:

    • Harrison Investimentos (https://harrisoninvestimentos.com.br);
    • Glastrox Trade Ltd – Fgmarkets (www. fgmarkets.com);
    • Gryphon Financial Services / Paladin Fx (http://novosite.paladinforex.com/pt);
    • Pepperstone Group Limited (https://pepperstone.com/por);
    • Cibfx Limited (www.cibfx.com/pt-pt);
    • Ava Trade Ltd (www.avatrade.com, www.avatradeportuguese.com;
    • Capitalia Limited – Tradear (https://www.tradear.com).

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • MetalsWise / MetalWise (https://metalswise.com) with stated address in London;
    • Crowd1 / Impact Crowd Technology Sl (https://crowd1.com) with stated address in Madrid.

    Reported by OSC:

    • First City Markets (www.firstcitymarkets.com) with stated address in Panama.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 23/2020 of  15 June 2020)

  • 08 giu 2020
    Warning on

    Macquarie Capital - Step Debt Free - Lead Generation Ltd / Hamilton Investments - Cleverinvestors.co.uk - GainFintech/ Gain Fintech Ltd - Delta Capitals - Thomas Ast Capital Management - United Bonds - ETX Capital - Invicta Financial Services - Allow Loans - Step Changing - Compare - Free - British Bond Capital -Bright Finance - Step Clear From Debts - Bullion Hedge Global - Tower of London Worldwide - Search Investments / search-investments.co.uk - UK Property Bonds / Compare Property Investments - UBS Asset Management - M&G Investments / M&G Securities - Barings / Baring Asset Management - Midas Wealth Management Securities - Macquarie Capital - Investinghub.co.uk - Falcon Fund Management - compliance-partners.fr - www.ppsa-europe.com - www.ahp-management.com - www.aldgate-advisors.com - www.axatechviewou.com - www.rbcglobal-asset.com - https://www.inverten.com - Grandefex Soleil Rouge Inc - Navitas Markets / Salvax Ltd - Atirox Inc - Cabana Capitals Limited - Cvc Markets - Fxgen Ltd - Trust Investing - Universal Markets / Um Media Llc - Existrade Ltd - Hardman & Brookes

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), France (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV) and Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Macquarie Capital (www.macquariecap.co.uk, www.macquariecap.com) clone of the authorised company Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited (www.macquarie.com/uk/corporate) based in London;
    • Step Debt Free (www.stepdebtfree.co.uk) with stated address in Manchester;
    • Lead Generation Ltd / Hamilton Investments (email: enquiries@hamiltoninvestments.co) with stated address in London;
    • Cleverinvestors.co.uk (email: hello@cleverinvestors.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • GainFintech/ Gain Fintech Ltd (https://gainfintech.com) with stated address in Kingstown (Saint Vincent And The Grenadines);
    • Delta Capitals (www.delta-capitals.com; www.zexler.space) clone of the authorised company DeltaFinancial Management Limited (www.deltafinancial.co.uk) based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (UK);
    • Thomas Ast Capital Management (www.tacm.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Thomas Ast based in Germany;
    • United Bonds with stated address in London;
    • ETX Capital (https://capitaletx.com) with stated address in Jamestown (USA), clone of the authorised company Monecor (London) Ltd (www.etxcapital.com) based in London;
    • Invicta Financial Services (email: cfo@invicta-fs.com; Federico.ferretti@invicta-fs.com) with stated address in Sittingbourne, Kent (UK) clone of the authorised company Invicta Financial Services Ltd (www.invicta-group.co.uk) based in Tonbridge, Kent (UK);
    • Allow Loans (http://allowloans.com) with stated address in London;
    • Step Changing (www.stepchanging.org.uk);
    • Compare - Free (www.compare-free.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • British Bond Capital (https://britishbondcapital.co.uk);
    • Bright Finance (www.brightfinance.co) with stated addresses in Leeds (UK), Munich and Majuro (Marshall Islands);
    • Step Clear From Debts (www.stepclearfromdebts.co.uk) with stated address in Manchester;
    • Bullion Hedge Global (www.bullionhedgeglobal.com) with stated address in London;
    • Tower of London Worldwide (www.toweroflondon-worldwide.com) with stated address in London;
    • Search Investments / search-investments.co.uk (www.search-investments.co.uk) with stated address in Croydon (UK);
    • UK Property Bonds / Compare Property Investments (www.ukpropertybonds.net/compare) with stated address in London;
    • UBS Asset Management (info@ubs-am.com, info@ubs-am.co.uk) clone of the authorised company UBS Asset Management Funds Ltd based in London;
    • M&G Investments / M&G Securities (email: info@globalmandg.com, info@globalmandg.co.uk, info@mandgglobal.com, info@globalmandgplc.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised companies M&G Investment Management Limited (www.mandg.co.uk) and M & G Securities Limited (www.mandg.co.uk);
    • Barings / Baring Asset Management (www.baringuk.com, www.try.aldi-investment.com), clone of the authorised company Baring Asset Management Limited (www.barings.com);
    • Midas Wealth Management Securities (www.midaswms.com) with stated address in Kingstown (Saint Vincent And The Grenadines);
    • Macquarie Capital (www.macquariecap.co.uk, www.macquariecap.com) clone of the authorised companyMacquarie Capital (Europe) Limited (www.macquarie.com/uk/corporate) based in London;
    • Investinghub.co.uk and the trading platform Ambershaw Limited (www.investinghub.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Falcon Fund Management (www.falconfundmanagement.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Falcon Fund Management (Luxembourg) SA based in Luxembourg.

    Reported by the AMF:

    • compliance-partners.fr;
    • www.ppsa-europe.com;
    • www.ahp-management.com;
    • www.aldgate-advisors.com;
    • www.axatechviewou.com;
    • www.rbcglobal-asset.com.

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • https://www.inverten.com;
    • Grandefex Soleil Rouge Inc (www.grandefex.com);
    • Navitas Markets / Salvax Ltd (www.navitasmarkets.com);
    • Atirox Inc (https://atirox.com/es/);
    • Cabana Capitals Limited (www.cabanacapitals.com);
    • Cvc Markets (www.cvcmarkets.com);
    • Fxgen Ltd (https://fx-gen.com/es/);
    • Trust Investing (https://trustinvesting.com);
    • Universal Markets / Um Media Llc (www.umarketspro.net/es/);
    • Existrade Ltd (https://es.wforex.com).

    Reported by the FINMA:

    • Hardman & Brookes (www.hardmanbrookes.com) with stated address in Zurich.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 22/2020 of 8 June 2020)

  • 08 giu 2020
    Warning on

    F1Markets Ltd - Magnum FX (Cyprus) Ltd - Hoch Capital Ltd

    • Hardman & Brookes (www.hardmanbrookes.com) with stated address in Zurich.

    The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CYSEC) reports that it has ordered, with effect from 1 June 2020, the partial suspension of the authorisation to provide investment services granted to Cypriot companies:

    F1Markets Ltd and Magnum FX (Cyprus) Ltd may not accept new clients and may not advertise as investment service providers from 1 June 2020 (unless such decisions are revoked).

    The same Cypriot supervisory authority also reports that, with effect from the same date of 1 June 2020, it has ordered the total suspension of the authorisation to provide investment services issued to the Cypriot company Hoch Capital Ltd (https://www.cysec.gov.cy/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=ddc8f8e1-7660-4d8e-b3f2-902cf2109a25), already the subject of a Consob precautionary measure prohibiting the exercise of activities in Italy and still in force (see Resolution no. 21171 of 5 December 2019).

    It should be noted that the following websites can be traced back to these Cypriot companies:

    • F1Markets Ltd: www.f1markets.com; www.StrattonMarkets.com; www.24CM.com; www.investous.com/eu; www.europrime.com/eu.
    • Magnum FX (Cyprus) Ltd: magnumfx.eu; ETfinance.eu.
    • Hoch Capital Ltd: www.hochcapital.com; www.itrader.com; www.tradeATF.com.

    CONSOB invites investors to carefully consult the lists of investment firms actually authorised to operate in Italy (http://www.consob.it/web/area-pubblica/imprese-di-investimento1) as well as the investor protection warnings (http://www.consob.it/web/area-pubblica/avvisi-ai-risparmiatori) and in any event to be careful before making investment decisions.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 22/2020 of 8 June 2020)

  • 01 giu 2020
    Consob warning on

    CobraCFD Ltd (www.cobra-cfd.biz) - White Rock Partners Ltd (https://mycapital.io) - Vaneda Partners Ltd e Zeus Partnership OÜ (www.dax100fx.com) - Kleinman Enterprise Ltd (https://thecapitalstocks.com) - Global Top Marketing Ltd e Gps Marketing Ltd (https://profit-trade.net) - UMO Finance Ltd (www.umo-finance.com) - Alberto Simoni (www.umoperte.dazeroamarketer.com) 

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 7 new websites: 5 abusive financial intermediation sites and 2 sites through which financial products are offered without a prospectus.

    The Authority availed itself of the powers deriving from the "growth decree" (Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies) regarding the blackout of the sites of abusive financial intermediaries, as well as the new power introduced by Law no. 8 of 28 February 2020 (article 4, paragraph 3-bis), regarding the blackout of the site through which the abusive bid is made.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • CobraCFD Ltd (website www.cobra-cfd.biz);
    • White Rock Partners Ltd (website https://mycapital.io);
    • Vaneda Partners Ltd and Zeus Partnership OÜ (website www.dax100fx.com);
    • Kleinman Enterprise Ltd  (website https://thecapitalstocks.com);
    • Global Top Marketing Ltd and Gps Marketing Ltd (website https://profit-trade.net).
    • UMO Finance Ltd (website www.umo-finance.com);
    • Alberto Simoni (website www.umoperte.dazeroamarketer.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 218.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website entitled "Be aware of fraud!", which provides useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    The Commission has also prohibited:

    • pursuant to Article 99, paragraph 1, letter d) of the Consolidated Law on Finance, the bid to the public resident in Italy concerning investments of a financial nature made by the company UMO Finance Ltd in the absence of the required authorizations also through the website www.umo-finance.com(Resolution no. 21389 of 27 May 2020);
    • pursuant to Article 101, paragraph 4, letter c), of the Consolidated Law on Finance, the advertising activity carried out by Mr. Alberto Simoni through the website www.umoperte.dazeroamarketer.com, on the public bid promoted by UMO Finance Ltd (Resolution no. 21388 of 27 May 2020).

    The Commission had already suspended the above activities for 90 days, with Resolutions nos. 21279 and 21280 26 November 2020 (see "Consob Informa" no. 8/2020).

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree: 

    - CobraCFD Ltd through the website www.cobra-cfd.biz (resolution no. 21386 of 27 May 2020);

    - White Rock Partners Ltd through the website https://mycapital.io (resolution no. 21384 of 27 May 2020);

    - Vaneda Partners LTD and Zeus Partnership OÜ through the website www.dax100fx.com (resolution no. 21387 of May 2020);

    - Kleinman Enterprise Ltd through the website https://thecapitalstocks.com (resolution no. 21385 of 27 May 2020);

    Global Top Marketing LTD and GPS Marketing Ltd through the website https://profit-trade.net (resolution no. 21383 of 27 May 2020).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 21/2020 - 6 June 2020)

  • 01 giu 2020
    Warning on

    ISA-Expert.com - Jean Pierre Technologies / JP Finance - The Alberto Marco Group - The Profit Prince - Ambershaw Limited - Texmoore Limited - BoxVn Limited / Boxvn-Invest - Darwinenc.com / Darwinexc.com - AJ Bell - HBOS International Funds - Infinity Fx / LukeTradesFx - British Bond Compare - Solar Claim Experts - National bonds - UK Bond Deals - UK Bonds Group - UK Compare - The Bond Market - Step Debt Line - Q8TradeFX - PGIM Invest / Pru Invest / Pru Indemnity plc / Pru IPO Recovery / Pru Crypto / PruMail - AG Broker - Allianz Global Investors - Redwood ESF - Investment Compare - Invest Compare - Investorable - www.stepoutofdebt.org.uk - Sharefounders - Step Clear to Change - Search Investments - Easy Bonds - Standard Bonds - Investment Search - British Bonds - My Scam Adviser / MyScamAdviser - Brewin Dolphin - Southgate & Culham Investments - Ecm-Uk Ltd - Britannia Credit Union - EU Traders Monitoring Team - Go Compare the Bond Market - Alreford DAC - Alliance Venture Management - Heron Wealth Management - Cash Loans 4 u - Numisbitbond - Wyelands Bank - Excellent-Bonds.com - www.bitcoin-storm.com/fr - www.cryptolegacypro.com/fr - www.ovale-scpi.com - www.cemg-groupe.com - www.creo-conseil.com - www.globalmtcorp.com - www.act-financial-solutions.com - www.groupe-bkint.com - www.i-financial-advisor.com - www.uniontradecenter.com - www.mf-capital.fr - www.tiic-conseil.com - www.providence-investissement.com First Financial Banc / Warp Enterprise Ltd - Multifx Signals Limited - Fxlifestyle - www.facebook.com/2circlefx/ - Markets48 - D. Ezequiel Reig Rico - Virtualstocks / Virtualfunds / Virtualfunds Inc. / Kleinman Enterprise Ltd - Tradixa Ltd - Fxtradeprofit Ltd - Globalminingscity Ltd - Alpha Trade Fx - Western Group Inc - Tradeoption - CREDIT-TRADE - Game Capital Ads Limited - Livemarkets Realty Financial Planning, S.L., - Inter Media Ltd - https://stringsfxone.com - //es.itistocksbrokers.com - //Forexmarkettrade.com - //es.invest247.co.uk - Broker Crypto Banks - CONSENCCO Holdings Financial Corporation - LCP Fund - Tower of London Worldwide - Flat Innovations AG - KeperCoin - OTC Market Sàrl - Swisscrypto365 - Renaissance Swiss Bank - Waterhouse Partners - Swisstrade Exchange - Trado Tek - Girofx - Redwood Bay Investors LLC / RBIFX - Soho Limited - www.blueskylt.com - www.gfqihuo.com - Redstone Capital Partners - www.fidelityinvestmentsgroup.com/hk - www.fidelityinvestmentsgroup.com - Altrice Investment Co. Limited - New Economic Evolution of the World (NEEW) - Pioneer Income - Royal C Bank - Markets Cube - Amber - Scams implemented using names of real employees of the Sec

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), France (Authorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), Sweden (Finansinspektionen), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority – New Zealand - FMA), Portugal (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários - CMVM), Denmark (Danish Financial Supervisory Authority - FSA), and the United States (Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC), report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • ISA-Expert.com (email: enquiries@isa-expert.com) with stated address in London;
    • Jean Pierre Technologies / JPFinance (www.jp.finance) with stated address in London, Chippendale (New South Wales - Australia) and Majuro (Marshall Islands);
    • The Alberto Marco Group (www.albertomarcogroup.com) with stated address in Singapore, Hong Kong and Arezzo, clone of the authorised company Donati Broker Sas. di Donati Marco e Alberto based in Via Guido Monaco 80, 52100 - Arezzo;
    • The Profit Prince ( www.theprofitprince.com);
    • Ambershaw Limited (http://Investinghub.co.uk);
    • Texmoore Limited (www.texmoore.com) with stated address in London;
    • BoxVn Limited / Boxvn-Invest (www.boxvn-invest.com) with stated address in Essex (UK);
    • Darwinenc.com / Darwinexc.com (www.darwinenc.com/, http://www.darwinexc.com) clone of the authorised company Tradeslide Trading Tech Limited operating with the trading platform DarwinEx (www.darwinex.com) based in London;
    • AJ Bell (email: leon@ajbell.co; compliance@ajbell.co; leon@ajbell.cc; compliance@ajbell.cc; phil.hawkins@ajbell.cc) clone of the authorised company AJ Bell Asset Management Limited based in Manchester (email: louis.petherick@ajbell.co.uk);
    • HBOS International Funds (www.hbosinternationalfunds.com) with stated address in Edinburgh, New York and London, clone of the authorised company HBOS International Investment Funds ICVC / HBOS Investment Fund Managers Ltd (www.halifax.co.uk) based in Edinburgh;
    • Infinity Fx / LukeTradesFx (instagram: https://www.instagram.com / luketradesfxlinktr.ee/luketradesfx; website: https://www.tradewithinfinity.com);
    • British Bond Compare (www.britishbondcompare.com) with stated address in London;
    • Solar Claim Experts (solarclaimexperts.com);
    • National bonds (www.nationalbonds.org.uk) with stated address in London;
    • UK Bond Deals (www.ukbonddeals.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • UK Bonds Group (www.ukbondsgroup.co.uk) with stated address in Mayfair (UK);
    • UK Compare (www.ukcompare.org) with stated address in London;
    • The Bond Market (www.the-bondmarket.com) with stated address in London
    • Step Debt Line (www.stepdebtline.org.uk) clone of the authorised company Foundation for Credit Counselling and the trading platform Stepchange (www.stepchange.org);
    • Q8TradeFX (https://q8trade-fx.com) clone of the authorised company Gain Capital UK Limited (www.cityindex.com, www.forex.com/uk) based in London;
    • PGIM Invest / Pru Invest / Pru Indemnity plc / Pru IPO Recovery / Pru Crypto / PruMail (www.pruindemnity.com; www.pgiminvest.com; www.spsec.com; pwww.ruiporecovery.com) clone of the authorised company PGIM Limited based in London;
    • AG Broker (www.agbroker.co.uk) clone of the authorised company A G Broker S.r.l. based in Italy;
    • Allianz Global Investors (email: enquiry@alz-retail.com, info@alz-retail.com, legal@alz-docs.com, info@alz-ne.com, clients@alz-client.com) clone of the authorised company Allianz Global Investors GmbH (https://uk.allianzgi.com) based in London; a company previously reported (see "Consob Informa" no. 18/2012);
    • Redwood ESF (www.redwoodesf.com, www.redwood-esf.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Redwood European Strategies Fund;
    • Investment Compare (www.investment-compare.co.uk) with stated address in Hertfordshire (UK);
    • Invest Compare (http://investcompare.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Investorable (www.investorable.co.uk);
    • www.stepoutofdebt.org.uk with stated address in Manchester;
    • Sharefounders (www.sharefounders.com) with stated address in Hong Kong, previously reported by the SFC (see "Consob Informa" no. 12/2020);
    • Step Clear to Change (www.stepcleartochange.org) with stated address in Keillmore (UK);
    • Search Investments (www.search-investments.com);
    • Easy Bonds (https://easy-bonds.com) with stated address in London;
    • Standard Bonds (www.standardbonds.co.uk) with stated address in London;
    • Investment Search (www.investment-search.co.uk) with stated address in Croydon (UK);
    • British Bonds (www.british-bonds.co.uk, http://britishbonds.uk);
    • My Scam Adviser / MyScamAdviser (www.myscamadviser.com) with stated address in Israel;
    • Brewin Dolphin (email: info@brewinplc.com; info@brewindolphinuk.com) clone of the authorised company Brewin Dolphin Limited (www.brewindolphin.co.uk) based in London;
    • Southgate & Culham Investments (www.sc-invests.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Southgate & Culham Limited (www.southgateandculham.com) based in Suffolk (UK);
    • Ecm-Uk Ltd (www.uk-ecm.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Eturn Capital Management AB based in Vallingby (Sweden);
    • Britannia Credit Union (www.britanniacu.co.uk) clone of the authorised company Britannia Credit Union Limited based in Magheralin, Lurgan, County Armagh (UK);
    • EU Traders Monitoring  Team (email: George.barrett@eutradersmonitoringteam.com) clone of the authorised company Allay Claims Ltd (www.allay.co.uk) based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (UK);
    • Go Compare the Bond Market (www.gocomparethebonds.com) clone of the authorised company gocompare.com Limited (www.gocompare.com) based in Newport, Gwent (UK);
    • Alreford DAC (www.alreforddac.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Alreford DAC based in Dublin;
    • Alliance Venture Management (www.alliance-vm.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Alliance Venture Management AB​​​​​​​ based in Stockholm;
    • Heron Wealth Management (www.heronwm.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Heron Wealth Management Limited based in Cardiff, South Glamorgan (UK) and Bank of Ireland Business Finance Limited based in Belfast (Ireland);
    • Cash Loans 4 u (https://cashloans4u.co.uk) with stated address in Manchester, clone of the authorised company Cash Loans 4 U Limited based in Gorseinon, Swansea (UK);
    • Numisbitbond (https://numisbitbond.com) clone of the authorised company Numis Securities Limited www.numiscorp.com based in London;
    • Wyelands Bank (https://wyelands.online; http://wyelands.eonlnbn.com) clone of the authorised company Wyelands Bank Plc (www.wyelandsbank.co.uk) based in London;
    • Excellent-Bonds.com (www.excellent-bonds.com) with stated address in London.

    Reported by the AMF:

    • www.bitcoin-storm.com/fr;
    • www.cryptolegacypro.com/fr;
    • www.ovale-scpi.com;
    • www.cemg-groupe.com;
    • www.creo-conseil.com;
    • www.globalmtcorp.com;
    • www.act-financial-solutions.com;
    • www.groupe-bkint.com;
    • www.i-financial-advisor.com;
    • www.uniontradecenter.com;
    • www.mf-capital.fr;
    • www.tiic-conseil.com;
    • www.providence-investissement.com.

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • First Financial Banc / Warp Enterprise Ltd (https://firstfinancialbanc.com/es);
    • Multifx Signals Limited (https://multifxsignals.com);
    • Fxlifestyle www.fxlifestyle.com;
    • www.facebook.com/2circlefx/;
    • Markets48 (www.markets48.com);
    • D. Ezequiel Reig Rico;
    • Virtualstocks / Virtualfunds / Virtualfunds Inc. / Kleinman Enterprise Ltd (www.virtualstocks.co, www.virtualstocks.cc, www.virtualstocks.io). The company was the subject of Consob resolution no. 21204 of 18 December 2019 and subsequently, of an order to internet service providers to block access to the site from Italy (see "Consob Informa" no. 45/2019);
    • Tradixa Ltd (www.tradixa.co);
    • Fxtradeprofit Ltd (www.fxtradeprofit.com);
    • Globalminingscity Ltd (www.globalminingscity.com);
    • Alpha Trade Fx (https://alphatradefx.com/);
    • Western Group Inc (www.westernfx.com);
    • Tradeoption (https://tradeoption24.net);
    • CREDIT-TRADE (https://credit-trade.com);
    • Game Capital Ads Limited (https://es.welttrades.com, https://es.procapitaltd.com, https://es.cryptocapitalpro.com, https://es.247worldbtcfx.com, https://es.24proinvestors.com);
    • Livemarkets Realty Financial Planning, S.L., the company is associated with D. Daniel Puerta Arranz;
    • Inter Media Ltd (https://es.cfgtrades.com);
    • https://stringsfxone.com;
    • https://es.itistocksbrokers.com;
    • https://Forexmarkettrade.com;
    • https://es.invest247.co.uk;
    • Broker Crypto Banks (https://brokercryptobanks.com) clone of the authorised company Ava Trade Eu Limited.

    Reported by FINMA:

    • CONSENCCO Holdings Financial Corporation (https://consenccoholdings.com) with stated address in Basel:
    • LCP Fund (https://lcpfund.com);
    • Tower of London Worldwide (www.toweroflondon-worldwide.com) with stated address in Geneva;
    • Flat Innovations AG (www.flatmining.com) with stated address in Zurich;
    • KeperCoin (www.kepercoin.com) with stated address in Bern, already reported by the FMA (Austria) (see "Consob Informa" no. 13/2020);
    • OTC Market Sàrl (www.otc-market.ch) with stated address in Lausanne;
    • Swisscrypto365 (www.swisscrypto365.com) with stated address in Bern;
    • Renaissance Swiss Bank (www.renaissanceswiss.com) with stated address in Geneva;
    • Waterhouse Partners (/www.waterhousepartners.com) with stated address in Geneva;
    • Swisstrade Exchange (https://swisstrade.exchange.com) with stated address in Geneva.

    Reported by Finansinspektionen:

    • Trado Tek (www.tradotek.com) with stated address in London;
    • Girofx (https://girofx.com/) with stated address in Tallin (Estonia), Limassol (Cyprus) and London.

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Redwood Bay Investors LLC / RBIFX (www.rbifx.com) with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Soho Limited (www.soholtd.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • www.blueskylt.com, clone of the authorised company Sfc Invesco Hong Kong Limited;
    • www.gfqihuo.com;
    • Redstone Capital Partners (www.redstoneonline.com);
    • www.fidelityinvestmentsgroup.com/hk;
    • www.fidelityinvestmentsgroup.com.

    Reported by the FMA  (New Zealand):

    • Altrice Investment Co. Limited (https://altriceinvestment.com/ and https://altricepcd.com/) with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • New Economic Evolution of the World (NEEW) (www.tng-neew.com/en - www.my-cryptounit.com - www.skywayinvestgroup.com) this company is related to the companies RSW Investment Group Ltd, NEEW-TNG Ltd, Skyway Investment Group, Skyway Capital, Skyway Group, TNG Limited and RTN Limited previously reported;
    • Pioneer Income (https://pioneerincome.com/) with stated address in London but with contact details in New Zealand.

    Reported by the CMVM:

    • Royal C Bank (www.royalcbank.com/);
    • Markets Cube (www.marketscube.com.) previously reported by the FSMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/2019), by the CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 40/2018) and by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 42/2018).

    Report by the FSA:

    • The Danish supervisory authority (FSA) warns investors that a company named Amber (www.amber-am.com) uses references, contact details and authorisations relating to a company, Amber Fondsmæglerselskab A/S, which ceased trading in 2011 following a merger with another financial company.

    Report by the SEC:

    • The US regulator warns investors about a series of scams using the names of actual SEC employees to deceive victims, including non-US investors. These subterfuges are done in order to access brokerage accounts and personal data with a view to appropriating the financial resources of investors. A feature of some of these scams is the use of websites and email addresses similar to those used by US government agencies.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 21/2020 of  6 June 2020)

  • 25 mag 2020
    Consob warning on

    "CruxInv" (https://cruxinv.com, https://client.crux24.com) - Digital Exchange Limited e Securex Plus Solutions Eood (www.dgxltd.com) - Maginito Services Ltd (www.profitsystemfx.com) - Kleinman Enterprise Ltd e Kleinman Services Ou (https://wisefunds.co) - FxLinked Ltd, FxLinked (Sv) Ltd, FxLinked (Europa) Ltd e FxLinked (Seychelles) (www.fxlinked.com, www.forexlinked.com) 

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 7 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    The companies and websites are listed below:

    • "CruxInv" (websites https://cruxinv.com and https://client.crux24.com);
    • Digital Exchange Limited and Securex Plus Solutions Eood (website www.dgxltd.com);
    • Maginito Services Ltd (website www.profitsystemfx.com);
    • Kleinman Enterprise Ltd and Kleinman Services Ou (website https://wisefunds.co);
    • FxLinked Ltd, FxLinked (Sv) Ltd, FxLinked (Europa) Ltd and FxLinked (Seychelles) (websites www.fxlinked.com and www.forexlinked.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 211.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website entitled "Be aware of fraud!", which provides useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree: 

    - CruxInv through the websites https://cruxinv.com andhttps://client.crux24.com (Resolution no. 21378 of 21 May 2020);

    - Digital Exchange Limited and Securex Plus Solutions Eood through the website www.dgxltd.com (Resolution no. 21381 of 21 May 2020);

    - Maginito Services Ltd through the website www.profitsystemfx.com (Resolution no. 21382 of 21 May 2020);

    - Kleinman Enterprise Ltd and Kleinman Services Ou through the website https://wisefunds.co (Resolution no. 21380 of 21 May 2020);

    - FxLinked Ltd, FxLinked (Sv) Ltd, FxLinked (Europa) Ltd and FxLinked (Seychelles) through the websites www.fxlinked.com and www.forexlinked.com (Resolution no. 21379 of 21 May 2020).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 20/2020 - 25 May 2020)

  • 25 mag 2020
    Warning on

    Assets Assurances - Quantum Wealth Management - Universal Loans - Bit-Holdings - Global Pro Trader - Crown Compare - Royalcomparison.co.uk - NB-Finance / NBC Global Finance - Altyx Financial Planning Ltd - KWS Investments LLC - 10CryptoMarket - Primecapitec - EasyWerben - Xlarge Verwaltungs GmbH - Drakefield Corporate Partners (Usa) - Colbert & Welling LLP (Usa) - 12 West Capital Management - 1st American Securities - 247 Options Trade - 1st New York Financial Corporation - 365Tradeposition - 426 Investments Incorporated - Abacus & Partners - Access Broker.com Inc. - Accer Mergers and Acquisitions - Zilton Capital - Zenith Research Group - Young Capital M&A - York & Williamson - X-Clearing Corporation - Wyatt M & A Advisory - Worldwide Transfer and Trust - Worldwide Regulators Board - Worldwide Insurance Network Group (Aka WING Insurance) - Woori Investment & Securities America, Inc. - Woodbridge Escrow and Clearing - Wineburg Corporate Insurance  - Windgate Security Management  - Wincrest Management Solution, Ltd. - Willkinson Capital Group - Williamson Advisors Ltd - Williams Royale Associates - Williams & Miller PLLC - Williams Mckenna Associates - William Campbell Company

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), Ireland (Central Bank of Ireland - CBI) and the USA (Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC) report companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Assets Assurances (www.assetsassurances.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Assets Assurances based in Paris;
    • Quantum Wealth Management (www.quantum-wealthmanagement.com) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Quantum Wealth Management Ltd (www.quantumwealthmanagement.com) and of the authorised company Quantum Trade Wholesale Distribution Srl;
    • Universal Loans (www.universalloans.co.uk) with stated address in Manchester;
    • Bit-Holdings (www.bit-holdings.com) with stated address in Zurich;
    • Global Pro Trader (www.globalprotrader.com);
    • Crown Compare (www.crowncompare.co.uk);
    • Royalcomparison.co.uk, with stated address in London;
    • NB-Finance / NBC Global Finance (www.nb-finance.co.uk, www.nbcglobalfinance.com, www.my-new-investment.co.uk) with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company NBC Global Finance Limited based in Dublin;
    • Altyx Financial Planning Ltd (email:  info@altyx-fp.com; florian.m@altyx-fp.com), clone of the homonymous authorised company Altyx Financial Planning Ltd (www.altyxfp.com) based in London.

    Reported by the FMA (Austria):

    • KWS Investments LLC (www.kws-investmentbanking.com) with stated address in Kutaisi (Georgia).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • 10CryptoMarket (/www.10cryptomarket.com) with stated address in Geneva;
    • Primecapitec (www.primecapitec.com) with stated address in Zurich;
    • EasyWerben (www.easywerben.com) with stated address in Zurich;
    • Xlarge Verwaltungs GmbH (www.tonach-ag.com) with stated address in Lausanne.

    Reported by the CBI:

    • Drakefield Corporate Partners (USA);
    • Colbert & Welling LLP (USA).

    Reported by the SEC:

    • 12 West Capital Management (www.12-wcm.com) with stated address in New York;
    • 1st American Securities (www.firstamericansecurities.com) with stated address in New York;
    • 247 Options Trade;
    • 1st New York Financial Corporation (www.1stnewyorkfinancial.com) with stated address in New York;
    • 365Tradeposition (www.365tradeposition.com) with stated address in Chicago;
    • 426 Investments Incorporated (www.426investmentsinc.com) with stated address in Fountain Valley;
    • Abacus & Partners (www.abacusglobalgroup.com) with stated address in Chicago;
    • Access Broker.com Inc. (www.abrokercorp.com) with stated address in Cleveland;
    • Accer Mergers and Acquisitions (www.accerma.com) with stated address in New York;
    • Zilton Capital (www.ziltoncapital.com), with stated address in New York;
    • Zenith Research Group (www.zenithresearchgroup.com);
    • Young Capital M&A (www.youngcapitalma.com);
    • York & Williamson (www.yorkandwilliamson.com) with stated address in Boston;
    • X-Clearing Corporation (www.xclr.com) with stated address in Denver;
    • Wyatt M & A Advisory (www.wyattmaadvisors.com) with stated address in Chicago;
    • Worldwide Transfer and Trust (www.worldwidetransfertrust.com);
    • Worldwide Regulators Board (www.wregboard.com) with stated address in New York;
    • Worldwide Insurance Network Group  (Aka WING Insurance) (www.winginsurance.com) with stated address in New York;
    • Woori Investment & Securities America, Inc. with stated address in New York;
    • Woodbridge Escrow and Clearing (www.woodbridgeescrowandclearing.com) with stated address in Washington;
    • Wineburg Corporate Insurance (www.wineburgcorporate.com);
    • Windgate Security Management (www.windgatesecuritymgt.com) with stated address in New York;
    • Wincrest Management Solution, Ltd. (www.windcrestmgtsolution.com);
    • Willkinson Capital Group (www.willkinsoncapital.com);
    • Williamson Advisors Ltd (www.williamsonadvisorsltd.com);
    • Williams Royale Associates (www.williamsroyale.com);
    • Williams & Miller PLLC (www.wmlawpllc.com) with stated address in New York;
    • Williams Mckenna Associates (www.williamsmckenna.com) with stated address in Seattle;
    • William Campbell Company (williamcampbellcompany.com) with stated address in New York.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 20/2020 of  25 May 2020)

  • 18 mag 2020
    Consob warning on

    Uptos Ltd (www.uptos.com) - Swissgems Ltd e Media Solutions Ltd (www.marketscfd.net) - Zurichbanc Ltd (www.zurichbanc.co) - Platinumpro Investment Ltd (https://platinumproinvestment.com) - Bitcoin-Trader (https://bitcointrader.software)   

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 5 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the ‘Decreto Crescita' (‘Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    The companies and websites are listed below:

    • Uptos Ltd (website www.uptos.com);
    • Swissgems Ltd and Media Solutions Ltd (website www.marketscfd.net);
    • Zurichbanc Ltd (website www.zurichbanc.co);
    • Platinumpro Investment Ltd (website https://platinumproinvestment.com);
    • Bitcoin-Trader (website https://bitcointrader.software).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 204.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website entitled "Be aware of fraud!", which provides useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    ***

    Moreover, Consob warns investors, with a special notice, about the practice adopted by abusive financial operators who improperly use the name and image of celebrities to promise easy earnings and induce investors to subscribe to investment proposals.

    In particular, Consob warns that parties not authorised to provide investment services, addressing savers mainly through websites and social media, improperly associate untruthful statements, interviews or images of public figures with services they unlawfully offer or provide. The purpose of this practice is to promote investment services to investors using the images of people well-known in various sectors without their knowledge.

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree: 

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 19/2020 - 18 May 2020)

  • 18 mag 2020
    Warning on

    Infinitrade - isa-search.co - Stockmarket Insider / Fixed Rate Bonds - Kensington Bonds Group - Nat International Funds - Debt Solutions / Debt Solutions - Stratis Finance / Stratis Financial - CentDesk / CentDesk Capital Limited - Dekocorp / Promotion Corp Solutions Limited - Richfield Capital / Richfield Capital Limited - Nimble Markets / Nimble Markets Ltd - Allgreen Capital Ltd / Concept4x - Prime Bitcoin Miners - Libra Markets - Jones Mutual / GreenRiver OU - Cryptotraderoptions - Coinshield - Apex Capital Associates - Brookfield Investment Funds Plc - Integral Development Asset Management - Global Wealth Investment - Cfam Fx / Cfan Fx - Atlas FMI - Class Wealth Management - Black Panda Loans / Quick Lends - Chase de Vere - IGPFX - Courtiers Investment Services Limited - Merrion Stockbrokers Ltd - Linton Capital UK - Leeway Financial Services - GFS Renewable Energy - JSGI Global Holding Limited - Hangtung International Wealth - Tim Bluesky Consulting Sl - Gwd Forestry Sl - Bitcoin Storm  - The Market Master - BTC-Billionaire - Bitcoin Billion Club - Royal Banc - Immediate Edge Bot - Smart Trade and Investment Ltd - Smart Trade and Investment Ltd - Affort Projects S.A - Tradeprofitoption - Trademarket247 - Royalfxtrade Ltd - Quicktradeoption - Primexbt Trading Services Ltd / Prime Technologies Ltd - Pro Star Griffith Corporate Limited - Fx Limited - Get Into Forex - https://reto.online - Real Market Broker / Pure M Global Limited - 24Ttrade-explore - Pro Star Griffith Corporate Limited  - AGMarkets / Absolute Global Markets / Lotens Partners LTD - Finanzen Kredit - Terra-Finance Ltd - Karatbars International GmbH, Karatbit Foundation and associated companies - Xoxa Bank - Grupo Start Invest / Josileno Alves Balbino - Iq Option Ltd - Hussar & Co. - Geneva Capital Group - Dash-Trader - Altesso - Pinnacle Capital - Antonio Raphael t/a Blue Sky Investments - Stock Global - Fremont Capital Limited (Ireland) - Private Fund Management / Graceful Numbers Europe Limited - Joseph Oliver – Mediação de Seguros, Lda - Cemg Groupe

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority - FMA New Zealand), Quebec (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF - Quebec), Brazil (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - CVM), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA), Ontario (Ontario Securities Commission - OSC), Ireland (Central Bank of Ireland – CBI) and Portugal (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários – CMVM) report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Infinitrade (www.infinitrade.com), with stated address in Sofia (Bulgaria).
    • isa-search.co (www.isa-search.co), with stated address in London;
    • Stockmarket Insider / Fixed Rate Bonds (https://fixed-rate-bonds.co.uk; https://stockmarket-insider.uk, info@stockmarket-insider.co.uk);
    • Kensington Bonds Group (https://kensingtonbondsgroup.co.uk), with stated address in London;
    • Nat International Funds (www.natinternationalfunds.com, www.natinternational-funds.com), clone of the authorised company Natixis International Funds (Dublin) Plc (www.im.natixis.com), based in Dublin;
    • Debt Solutions / Debt Solutions (www.debt-solutions.org.uk);
    • Stratis Finance / Stratis Financial (www.stratisfinancial.site);
    • CentDesk / CentDesk Capital Limited (www.centdesk.com), with stated address in London;
    • Dekocorp / Promotion Corp Solutions Limited (https://dekocorp.com), with stated address in London;
    • Richfield Capital / Richfield Capital Limited (www.richfield-trading.com), with stated address in Belize City;
    • Nimble Markets / Nimble Markets Ltd (www.nimblemarkets.com), with stated address in London;
    • Allgreen Capital Ltd / Concept4x (https://concept4x.com), with stated address in Roseau Valley (Commonwealth of Dominica);
    • Prime Bitcoin Miners (https://primebitcoinminers.com), with stated address in Chandler (Arizona - USA);
    • Libra Markets (https://libramarkets.com), previously reported by the FMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/2019);
    • Jones Mutual / GreenRiver OU (https://jonesmutual.com), with stated addresses in Estonia and Ireland;
    • Cryptotraderoptions (https://cryptotraderoptions.com/en/), with stated address in London;
    • Coinshield (www.coinshieldltd.com), with stated address in Newport (UK).
    • Apex Capital Associates (www.apexcapitalassoc.com), with stated address in New York.
    • Brookfield Investment Funds Plc (https://brookfieldinvestmentfundsplc.net/)with stated addresses in Dublin and London, clone of the authorised companies Brookfield Investment Funds (UCITS) Plc, based in Dublin and Brookfield Public Securities Group (UK) Limited, based in London;
    • Integral Development Asset Management (www.integral-am.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Integral Development Asset Management, based in Paris;
    • Global Wealth Investment (www.globalwealthinvestment.com), clone of the authorised company Global Wealth Ltd, based in West Glamorgan (UK);
    • Cfam Fx / Cfan Fx (www.cfamfx.com), clone of the authorised company IS Prime Limited, based in London;
    • Atlas FMI (www.atlasfmi.com), clone of the authorised company Atlas Financial Ltd, based in Sheffield (UK);
    • Class Wealth Management (www.classwealth.com), clone of the authorised company Class, based in Flirac (France);
    • Black Panda Loans / Quick Lends (http://blackpandaloans.co.uk), clone of the authorised company RU Media UK Limited, based in Slough (UK);
    • Chase de Vere Independent Financial Advisers Limited (www.chase-devere.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Chase de Vere Independent Financial Advisers Limited (www.chasedevere.co.uk), based in London;
    • IGPFX (www.igpfx.com), clone of the authorised company Tor Currency Exchange Limited (email: kam.biring@torfx.com), based in Penzance (UK);
    • Courtiers Investment Services Limited (email: julien.delattre@infoepargne.com), clone of the authorised company Courtiers Investment Services Limited (www.courtiers.co.uk);
    • Merrion Stockbrokers Ltd (www.merrionbrokerage.com, www.merrionbrokers.com, www.themerrionstockbrokers.com, www.themerrion-stockbrokers.com, www.themerrion-stockbrokers.co.uk), with stated addresses in Dublin and London, clone of the authorised company Merrion Stockbrokers Ltd, based in Dublin;
    • Linton Capital UK (www.lintoncapital-uk.com), clone of the authorised companies Linton Capital LLP based in London, M & G Securities Limited (www.mandg.co.uk), based in London, M & G Financial Services Limited (www.mandg.co.uk), based in London, M&G Investment Management Limited (www.mandg.co.uk) based in London;
    • Leeway Financial Services (www.leewayfinancialservices.com, www.leewayfinancialservices.co.uk), with stated address in Stevenage, Hertfordshire (UK), clone of the authorised company Leeway Financial Services Ltd based in Ware, Hertfordshire (UK);
    • GFS Renewable Energy (www.gfsrenewableenergy.com; https://gfsrenewableenergybond.weebly.com) clone of the authorised company GFS Renewable Energy Limited, based in London.

    Reported by the SFC:

    • JSGI Global Holding Limited (www.jsgigholding.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Hangtung International Wealth (www.htcfhk.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Tim Bluesky Consulting Sl;
    • Gwd Forestry Sl (www.gwdforestry.com);
    • Bitcoin Storm (https://bitcoin-storm.com/es/);
    • The Market Master (https://es.themarketmaster.live/);
    • BTC-Billionaire (https://es.btc-billionaire.com/);
    • Bitcoin Billion Club (http://bitcoin-billion-club.com/es/)
    • Royal Banc (https://royalbanc.io/es/);
    • Immediate Edge Bot (https://es.immediateedgebot.com/);
    • Smart Trade and Investment Ltd (www.coin2fx.com/es/);
    • Affort Projects S.A (https://247globaltrade.com);
    • Tradeprofitoption (www.tradeprofitoption.com);
    • Trademarket247 (www.trademarket247.com);
    • Royalfxtrade Ltd (https://royalfxtrade.com);
    • Quicktradeoption (www.quicktradeoption.com);
    • Primexbt Trading Services Ltd / Prime Technologies Ltd (https://primexbt.com/es/);
    • Pro Star Griffith Corporate Limited (https://news-traders.com/);
    • Fx Limited (www.mciinvestments.com/es/);
    • Get Into Forex (http://fxmanagedaccounts.com);
    • https://reto.online;
    • Real Market Broker / Pure M Global Limited (https://realmarketbroker.com);
    • 24Ttrade-explore (www.24trade-explore.com);
    • Pro Star Griffith Corporate Limited (https://news-traders.com).

    Reported by the FMA (Austria):

    • AGMarkets / Absolute Global Markets / Lotens Partners LTD (https://agmarkets.io);
    • Finanzen Kredit (www. finanzen-kredit.at).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Terra-Finance Ltd , with stated address in Luxembourg; The company was the subject of Consob resolution no. 21290 of 4 March 2020 and, subsequently, Consob ordered internet service providers to block access to the site from Italy (see . "Consob Informa" no. 9/2020).

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • Karatbars International GmbH, Karatbit Foundation and associated companies (https://www.karatbars.com).

    Reported by the AMF (Quebec):

    • Xoxa Bank (https://xoxa-ca.com).

    Reported by CVM:

    • Grupo Start Invest / Josileno Alves Balbino (https://grupo-start-invest.negocio.site);
    • Iq Option Ltd (www.iqoption.com).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Hussar & Co. (https://hussarco.com);
    • Geneva Capital Group (https://www.genevacapitalgroup.com);
    • Dash-Trader (www.dash-trader.com), with stated address in Zurich.
    • Altesso (www.altesso.com), with stated address in Geneva.

    Reported by OSC:

    • Pinnacle Capital (www.pinnacle.capital), with stated address in Hong Kong;

    Reported by the CBI:

    • Antonio Raphael t/a Blue Sky Investments;
    • Stock Global (www.stockglobal.com), with stated address in the Marshall Islands; Previously reported by the FSMA (see "Consob Informa no. 38/2019);
    • Fremont Capital Limited (Ireland) (www.capfremont.com).

    Reported by the CMVM:

    • Private Fund Management / Graceful Numbers Europe Limited, (https://www.privatefund.management/);
    • Joseph Oliver – Mediação de Seguros, Lda (https://www.josepholivermsl.com);
    • Cemg Groupe (https://cemg-groupe.com), not to be confused with the authorised intermediary Caixa Económica Montepio Geral, Caixa Económica Bancária, S.A.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 19/2020 of  18 May 2020)

  • 11 mag 2020
    Consob warning on

    Cnbsfin Ltd - "BitFxMarkets" - StsRoyal Ltd e Capital Letter Gmbh - Game Capital Ads - One Thousand One Ltd 

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 5 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    The companies and websites are listed below:

    • Cnbsfin Ltd (website www.cnbsfin.com);
    • "BitFxMarkets" (website www.bitfxmarkets.com);
    • StsRoyal Ltd and Capital Letter Gmbh (website www.stsroyal.com);
    • Game Capital Ads (website www.24proinvestors.com);
    • One Thousand One Ltd (website www.daxcfd.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 199. The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it. The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website entitled "Be aware of fraud!" which provides useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 18/2020 - 11 May 2020)

  • 11 mag 2020
    Warning on

    Platinum Forex Signals - Quantom Capital / Protiviti International Limited - Wyelands Bank - BOIB Finance Investment Management - London Fixed Bonds - Cryptozone24 - Pierre Lafont Brokerage - Ledbury Plc - Savone Pierre Brokerage - SLBE BVBA - Alpstone Capital Services Limited - South West Capital Partners LLP - One Crypto Trade - Universal Leasing Limited - Deutsche Bank UK / DB UK - Finanzen Kredit - Marketsx.fr - American Vertex Trading Corporation Ltd - Capital Markets - Hangtung International Wealth - https://scksecurities.com - https://web.winnabao.com - www.hwsecurities.io - https://ofchk.com/index-en.htm - www.fujihk.net - www.yuexiuny.com 

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Ireland (Central Bank of Ireland - CBI) and Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC) report companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Platinum Forex Signals (www.platinumforexsignals.com);
    • Quantom Capital / Protiviti International Limited (www.quantomcapital.com), with stated address in London;
    • Wyelands Bank (https://wyelands.online; http://wyelands.eonlnbn.com), clone of the authorised company Wyelands Bank Plc (www.wyelandsbank.co.uk), based in London;
    • BOIB Finance Investment Management (www.boib-finance.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Bank of Ireland Business Finance Limited;
    • London Fixed Bonds (www.londonfixedbonds.com), with stated address in London.
    • Cryptozone24 (https://web.cryptozone24.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Crypto Facilities Ltd (www.cryptofacilities.com), based in London. The website, used in Italy by a subject called FAH Investment LTD, was the subject of Consob Resolution no. 21246 of 28.01.2020 and subsequently Consob ordered internet service providers to block access to the site from Italy;
    • Pierre Lafont Brokerage (www.pierrelafontbrokerage.com, www.lafont-brokerage.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Pierre Lafont, based in Perpignan (France);
    • Ledbury Plc (https://ledburyplc.com) with stated addresses in London, New York and Zelzate (Belgium), a clone of the authorised company Ledbury SICAV Plc (www.arlington-cap.com/home), based in Malta;
    • Savone Pierre Brokerage (www.savonepierrebrokerage.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Savone Pierre, based in Brussels (Belgium);
    • SLBE BVBA (www.slbe-bvba.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Solvas Life BVBA;
    • Alpstone Capital Services Limited (www.alpstonecapital.co.uk, www.alpstone-capital.co.uk), clone of the authorised company Alpstone Capital Services Limited (email melanie.owen@alpstonecapital.com);
    • South West Capital Partners LLP (https://www.southwestcapitalpartners.co.uk/index.html), clone of the authorised company of the same name, South West Capital Partners LLP;
    • One Crypto Trade (www.onecryptotrade.com), clone of the authorised company First Equity Limited (www.firstequitylimited.com), based in London;
    • Universal Leasing Limited (www.universal-leasingltd.co.uk), clone of the authorised company Universal Leasing Limited (www.ullgroup.com, www.admiral-leasing.co.uk), based in Manchester;
    • Deutsche Bank UK / DB UK (email ccollett@dbukinvestorrelations.com), clone of the authorised company Deutsche Bank AG (www.db.com), based in London.

    Reported by the FMA (Austria):

    • Finanzen Kredit (www.finanzen-kredit.at).

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • Marketsx.fr, a clone of the authorised company Safecap Investment Ltd, based in Cyprus. The Belgian supervisory authority also warns savers that the company was using the website www.marketsx.co.uk (currently inactive) and bank accounts opened in Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria.

    Reported by the BCI:

    The Irish supervisory authority alerts savers to the risks associated with buying or investing in virtual currencies or cryptocurrencies. These are unregulated digital currency that can also be used as forms of payment. However, the authority explains that they are not legal tender and are not guaranteed by the Central Bank of Ireland or any central bank in the European Union.

    Reported by the SFC:

    • American Vertex Trading Corporation Ltd (www.american-vertex.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Capital Markets (www.capital-markets.com), with stated addresses in New York and Hong Kong;
    • Hangtung International Wealth (www.htcfhk.com);
    • https://scksecurities.com, with stated address in Hong Kong, a clone of the company authorised by the SFC, SCK Securities Limited;
    • https://web.winnabao.com, clone of the company authorised by the SFC, Saxo Capital Markets HK Limited;
    • www.hwsecurities.io, clone of the company authorised by the SFC, Hing Wong Securities Ltd;
    • https://ofchk.com/index-en.htm;
    • www.fujihk.net;
    • www.yuexiuny.com.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 18/2020 of  11 May 2020)

  • 04 mag 2020
    Consob warning on

    Sigma Consulting Limited e Solt Corp. Ltd (www.firstcapital.fm) - Itistocks Brokers (https://itistocksbrokers.com) - Gam Group Ltd (www.marketsfx.org) - Elit Property Vision Ltd (https://global-banco.com) - Platin-fx Ltd (www.platin-fx.com)

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 5 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    The companies and websites are listed below:

    • Sigma Consulting Limited and Solt Corp. Ltd (website www.firstcapital.fm);
    • Itistocks Brokers (website https://itistocksbrokers.com);
    • Gam Group Ltd (website www.marketsfx.org);
    • Elit Property Vision Ltd (website https://global-banco.com);
    • Platin-fx Ltd (website www.platin-fx.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 194.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website entitled "Be aware of fraud!" which provides useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 17/2020 - 4 May 2020)

  • 04 mag 2020
    Warning on

    Qualion Finance - Hsbc Invest Direct / Hsbc InvestDirect - GoldenCfd Broker Firma - Prbs Gestion Group Llc - Crestview Exploration Inc. - Access Finance Limited 

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Poland (Polish Financial Supervision Authority – KNF), Quebec (Autorité des Marchés Financiers – AMF) and New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority - New Zealand - FMA) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Qualion Finance (www.qualion.co.uk, www.qfprivate.com), with stated addresses in Zurich and New York, a clone of the authorised company Qualion Finance (www.qualion.eu), based in Luxembourg, previously reported by the CSSF (see "Consob Informa" no. 8/2020);
    • Hsbc Invest Direct / Hsbc InvestDirect (e-mail: InvestDirect@europe.com, davidbrown@investdirectuk.com), clone of the authorised company HSBC Private Bank (Uk) Limited (www.hsbcprivatebank.com), based in London.

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • GoldenCfd Broker Firma, with stated address in Luxembourg;

    Reported by the KNF:

    • Prbs Gestion Group Llc, with stated address in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Reported by AMF- Quebec:

    • Crestview Exploration Inc. The Quebec supervisory authority warns savers of missives containing references to this company and the possible increase in its share profits due to the recession caused by the effects of the Coronavirus.

    Reported by the FMA - New Zealand:

    • Access Finance Limited (www.accessfinancenz.com).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 17/2020 of  4 May 2020)

  • 27 apr 2020
    Consob warning on

    Finance Activity Group (www.capo-invest.com) - FXTrading Corp (https://fxtradingcorp.trade) - Tradefxzone Ltd e SolutionsCM Ltd (https://tradefxzone.com) - ForTradersFx Ltd (www.fortraders-fx.com) - OGAM Ltd (www.ogamfx.com)

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 5 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the ‘Decreto Crescita’ (‘Growth Decree’; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    The companies and websites are listed below:

    • Finance Activity Group (websitewww.capo-invest.com);
    • FXTrading Corp (websitehttps://fxtradingcorp.trade);
    • Tradefxzone Ltd and SolutionsCM Ltd (website https://tradefxzone.com);
    • ForTradersFx Ltd (websitewww.fortraders-fx.com);
    • OGAM Ltd (website www.ogamfx.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 189.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 16/2020 - 27 April 2020)

  • 27 apr 2020
    Warning on

    FrankfurtFx - Diamond Club - Fortune Trade Fx - GeminiCpl - Numis Portal - Best Rate ISAs - Smith, Barnes & Wood - Claims Assistance Uk - Harpersfield Capital Partners - Lv Grow Market - Global Capital Holdings - Finix Capital - Cryptomarket - Brokers Community - Market Effect - Bonds Finder - Ash Trades - Nationalbondcompare.com - Premium Systems / Trendingraphs - Coin2Fx - Spark Global Ltd - My Safe Market / Mysafemarket - Theisaexpert.co.uk / The ISA Expert - Mcm Fx - Tesco Plc Trade - UK Electronic - Littermanfx / Litterman Fx - MarketCapital - British Bonds - StockSons - Fraktal Trader sp. z o.o. sp.k - Fraktal Trader sp. z o.o. International sp. k. - Fraktal Trader S.C. - Fraktal Trader Llc - FT Szkolenia S.C. - World Trade Consulting - Brokermasters - Deutsche Crypton - https://swissmarketindex.com - Capital Grow Group - BlackLight SA - BinaryFx Pro - IbanFx Limited - Crypto Foxtrades - Coinmalex - MarketsFx - Unlicensed Exchange - Eternity Finance - American Vertex Trading Corporation Ltd - Capital Markets - https://scksecurities.com - https://web.winnabao.com - Astor Capital Fund Limited - Halifax & Associates - Bcg Invest - Fcoex - Rofx - MetaProTrader - JT Trader Financial Services Ltd - MetalsWise - Horse Forex - Whitley Trading Group - Ward Henderson Management - Radford Taylor Partners

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Poland (Polish Financial Supervision Authority - KNF), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), Malta (Malta Financial Services Authority - MFSA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), BritishColumbia(British Columbia Securities Commission – BCSC), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority – New Zealand – FMA) and Taiwan (Financial Supervisory Commission, Chinese Taipei - TWSA) report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • FrankfurtFx - Diamond Club (https://frankfurtfx.de), with stated address in Frankfurt, clone of the authorised company Leucadia Investment Management Limited (www.jefferies.com) based in London;
    • Fortune Trade Fx (www.fortunetradefx.com), clone of the authorised company Tradeslide Trading Tech Limited based in London;
    • GeminiCpl (www.gemini-cpl.com), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Gemini Capital LLP (www.geminicapital.london) based in London;
    • Numis Portal (www.numisportal.com), clone of the authorised company Numis Securities Limited (www.numiscorp.com) based in London;
    • Best Rate ISAs (http://Best-Rate_ISAs.com);
    • Smith, Barnes & Wood (www.smithbarnesandwood.com), with stated address in New York;
    • Claims Assistance Uk (e-mail: cconsultants@yandex.com);
    • Harpersfield Capital Partners (www.harpersfieldcapitalpartners.com), with stated address in New York;
    • Lv Grow Market (https://lvgrowmarkets.com), with stated address inn Vanuatu;
    • Global Capital Holdings (https://globalcapitalholdings.com);
    • Finix Capital (www.finixcapital.com), with stated address in Tallinn, Estonia;
    • Cryptomarket (www.cryptopmarket.com), with stated addresses in Moscow and Troitsk;
    • Brokers Community - Market Effect (email:m.williams@brokerscommunity.co.uk; j.collins@marketeffects.co; j.bolton@marketeffects.co; k.anderson@marketeffects.co; j.jordan@marketeffects.co; h.jones@marketeffects.co);
    • Bonds Finder (https://bonds-finder.com);
    • Ash Trades (Instagram@ash.trades);
    • Nationalbondcompare.com (www.nationalbondcompare.com);
    • Premium Systems / Trendingraphs (www.trendingraphs.com), with stated address in Majuro (Marshall Islands);
    • Coin2Fx (www.coin2fx.com),with stated address in London;
    • Spark Global Ltd (www.sglfd.com), with stated address in Sheung Wan (Hong Kong), previously reported by the SFC (see “Consob Informa” no. 14/2020 of 14 April 2020);
    • My Safe Market / Mysafemarket (mysafemarket.com), with stated address in Majuro, Marshall Islands, previously reported by FMSA (see “Consob Informa” no. 7/2020 of 24 February 2020);
    • Theisaexpert.co.uk / The ISA Expert;
    • Mcm Fx (www.mcmfx.co.uk), (Twitter: mcmfx_ltd ), (Skype: gatshenizb);
    • Tesco Plc Trade (www.tescoplctrade.com), with stated address in London;
    • UK Electronic (Instagram Account: @Ukelectronic);
    • Littermanfx / Litterman Fx (https://littermanfx.com), with stated address in Borehamwood (UK);
    • MarketCapital (www.marketcapital.co), with stated address in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, previously reported by the FSMA (see “Consob Informa” no. 38/2019 of 4 November 2019);
    • British Bonds (www.british-bonds.co.uk), with stated address in London.

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • StockSons www.stocksons.com.

    Reported by the KNF:

    • Fraktal Trader sp. z o.o. sp.k;
    • Fraktal Trader sp. z o.o. International sp. k.;
    • Fraktal Trader S.C.;
    • Fraktal Trader Llc;
    • FT Szkolenia S.C..

    Reported by FINMA:

    • World Trade Consulting (www.wtc-zürich.com), with stated address in Zurich;
    • Brokermasters (www.brokermasters.com), with stated address in Bern;
    • Deutsche Crypton;
    • https://swissmarketindex.com;
    • Capital Grow Group (www.capitalgrowgroup.com), with stated address in Zurich;
    • BlackLight SA, with stated address in Cointrin (Switzerland);

    Reported by the MFSA:

    • BinaryFx Pro (https://binaryfxpro.com, http://binaryfxtradepro.co), with stated address in Malta;
    • IbanFx Limited (www.ibanfx.com);
    • Crypto Foxtrades (www.cryptofoxtrades.com);
    • Coinmalex (https://coinmalex.com);
    • MarketsFx - Unlicensed Exchange (https://marketsfx.it, https://marketsfx.com);
    • Eternity Finance (https://eternityfinance.io);

    Reported by the SFC:

    • American Vertex Trading Corporation Ltd (www.american-vertex.com);
    • Capital Markets (www.capital-markets.com), with stated addresses in New York and Hong Kong;
    • https://scksecurities.com, with stated address in Hong Kong, clone of the authorised company SCK Securities Limited;
    • https://web.winnabao.com, clone of the authorised company Saxo Capital Markets HK Limited.

    Reported by the BCSC:

    • Astor Capital Fund Limited (www.astorcapitalfund.com);
    • Halifax & Associates (www.halifaxandassociates.com), with stated address in Denmark;
    • BCG Invest (www.bcginvest.com), with stated address in Vancouver;
    • Fcoex (www.fcoex.co);
    • Rofx (www.rofx.ne);
    • MetaProTrader (www.metaprotrader.com);
    • JT Trader Financial Services Ltd (www.jttrader.com), with stated addresses in New York and Toronto.

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • MetalsWise (https://metalswise.com), with stated address in London;
    • Horse Forex (www.aus.top, www.horsegroup.top), clone of the authorised company Horse Group Limited;
    • Whitley Trading Group (https://www.whitleytrading.com).

    Reported by the TWSA:

    • Ward Henderson Management;
    • Radford Taylor Partners.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 16/2020 of 27 April 2020)

  • 20 apr 2020
    Warning on

    Investment Supermarket / Eclipse Marketing Limited - Investor Supermarket - Credit Finance / Credit Finance Ltd - Customerserviceloanshelpline@gmail.com; Loanlenderskltd@googlegroups.com; u.kloanteam85@gmail.com; sendpaymentproof@gmail.com; customerservicesukloansteam@gmail.com; thecustomerservieloanhelpline@gmail.com; loanfile78@gmail.com; headofficeloandepartment@gmail.com - FX Goat / @_samfx_ - Digital Exchange Limited/ Securex Plus Solutions Eood - Essential / Essential Portfolio Selection - DecaCare d.o.o.

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF)and Slovenia (Slovene Securities Market Agency - ATVP) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Investment Supermarket/Eclipse Marketing Limited (https://theinvestmentsupermarket.com/faq), with stated address in London;
    • Investor Supermarket (www.investorsupermarket.co.uk);
    • Credit Finance/Credit Finance Ltd
    • (e-mail: Customerserviceloanshelpline@gmail.com; Loanlenderskltd@googlegroups.com; u.kloanteam85@gmail.com; sendpaymentproof@gmail.com; customerservicesukloansteam@gmail.com; thecustomerservieloanhelpline@gmail.com; loanfile78@gmail.com; headofficeloandepartment@gmail.com), with offices in London and Manchester;
    • FX Goat/@_samfx _ (Instagram accountFX Goat - @_samfx_ https://www.instagram.com/_samfx_/?hl=en).

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • The Belgian supervisory authority warns that some individuals address investors through social media posts and articles in the press, transmitting false “statements” by and/or “interviews” with public figures praising certain financial investments. These posts and articles also circulate through sponsored advertising. The purpose of this practice is to make investment offers credible by using the images of well-known personalities in the business, sports or media sectors without their knowledge. Moreover, it appears that these companies are linked to entities that have been previously reported by the FSMA as not authorised to provide investment services.
    • The Belgian supervisory authority also warns investors against scams carried out by exploiting the current situation of economic uncertainty due to the spread of Covid-19. Such scams are carried out using means of communication such as the telephone or e-mail, and in general through the internet. In particular, high return investments in “safe” assets are proposed by unauthorised entities as an alternative to traditional forms of investment, sometimes using “phishing”. There have been also been reports of similar methods offering protective masks and making fraudulent proposals to raise funds for victims and for research into the discovery of a vaccine.

    Reported by the FMA:

    • Digital Exchange Limited/Securex Plus Solutions Eood (www.united-lb.com), with stated address in Sofia (Bulgaria). This website had previously been reported by the FMA with reference to the company named United LondonBrokers (www.united-lb.com), based in London (see “Consob Informa” no. 12/2020).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Essential/Essential Portfolio Selection (ww.eps-gestion.com), whose website had previously been reported by the CSSF (see “Consob Informa” no. 14/2020).

    Reported by the ATVP:

    • The Slovenian supervisory authority warns investors against buying securities issued by the DecaCare d.o.o. company, some of whose securities are not subject to prospectus requirements and characterised by high risk.

    (in "Consob Informa" no. 15/2020 - 20 April 2020)

  • 14 apr 2020
    Consob warning on

    Premium Solutions Ltd - Level Up Capital Ltd - DevTech Holding - Direct Coin Limited

    Consob ordered the blackout of 4 new websites who are illegally offering financial services.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the ‘Decreto Crescita’ (‘Growth Decree’; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    The companies and websites are listed below:

    • Premium Solutions Ltd (website https://the-premium-brokers.com);
    • Level Up Capital Ltd (website www.trade100fm.com);
    • DevTech Holding (website www.fincogb.com);
    • Direct Coin Limited (website https://capitalcoinx.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July last, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 184.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website entitled "Be aware of fraud!" which provides useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    Order, pursuant to art. 7-octies, letter b) of Italian Legislative Decree no. 58 of February 24, 1998 (Consolidated Law on Finance) to cease infringement of art. 18 of the TUF, put in place by:

    • Premium Solutions Ltd through the website https://the-premium-brokers.com (Resolution no. 21321 of 7 April 2020COVID 19 - Measures
    • Reductionof the initial percentage thresholds for notification pursuant to article 120(2-bis) of Legislative Decree No 58 of 1998 for shareholdings in the capital of listed companies, with Italy as the home Member State with a particularly broad-based share ownership structure (Resolution no. 21326 of 9 April 2020).
    • Reduction in the initial percentage threshold for notification pursuant to article 120, paragraph 4-bis, of Legislative Decree No. 58 of 1998 for declarations of objectives on the occasion of the acquisition of a stake in a listed issuer with Italy as home Member State and with a particularly broad-based share ownership structure (Resolution no. 21327 of 9 April 2020).
    • A warning notice for members of administrative and control bodies and the responsible managers of the need to observe the principles that govern the process of producing financial information (Warning Notice No 6/20 of 9 April 2020).
    • Communication on the conduct of shareholders' meetings of companies with listed shares (Communication no. 3/2020 of 10 April 2020).

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 14/2020 - 14 April 2020)

  • 14 apr 2020
    Warning on

    Compare ISAs - www.compare-fixed-isa-rates-today.co.uk - Luxstar Group - Luxstar Asset Management - Lp Wealth Management / Leonia Private Wealth Management - Flairfinance Asset Management - Ignis Markets - Rsif International - Reiner Jahn - Go Compare Investments - Cig Fund Management - Financial Loan Service - Paddington Wealth - China Beijing Global Trading - Cream Ppi - Funds Recovery (Overseas Recovery Room) - Oralad Management - CTindexforex - Gladstone Capital Management - Sandberg Financials Llc - Secured Investment - National Investor Guide - Best Fixed Rates / BestFixedRates - Carter-Banks - Smith & Williamson Holdings - Fourpoints Invest S.A. - Ak Wealth Spf - www.eps-gestion.com - www.bourse-electricite.com - www.qfprivate.com - BTC-trading24 - Elite Trading - Fx Prime - GrandCapital - KingstonTrading - TitanPro500 - UniversalMarkets - www.financial-liquidity.com - Bitcoin-Evolution / Bitcoin-Revolution - Wij zijn de oplossing - We zijn verenigd - Trust Online Credit Bvba - Salem Lening - Rossen Financiën - Fast Loan International - Bci Financial - Access Centrale Bank - www.xsystemtrader.com/es - Visoptiontrade - Topinvestus - www.systres.site - Marketrobo Ltd - Daxioma / Clever Technologies Ltd - Bit Trade247 - Fx24 Crypto Expert Options / Industry Rd - United Btc Bank - Bs Finance Limited - Bin Trades Limited - Clever Technologies Ltd - Traderxp - Richmondfx / Elit Property Vision Ltd - Box Investing / Software And Media Ltd - Royaltd24 - Tradesrun / Pro Star Griffith Corporate Centre - Prime Markets / Pro Star Griffith Corporate Centre - Cfdiz / PRO Star Griffith Corporate Centre - Bgold Capital /Pro Star Griffith Corporate Centre - Im Mastery Academy - Meg Trans Ltd / Raxtrade - Green Millions - Qcapitalforex - Commercial Maximum - F.Z.E / Maximus Trade - Pro Phet Trade / Pro Btc Trade - Capcorp Ltd / Fxcryptoclub - Million Money - www.yszzexpokch.duckdns.org / www.yszzexpokch.duckdns.org / gvc-gaesco-comerciante-en-lnnea-de-cfd89.php - Wdc Markets / Ftg Solutions Ltd - Hermes Ventures Limited / Gorisemarkets / Grm - Markets Fx - Bitfreezy Financials Llc - 10crypto - Alliance Scpi & Park - Mcc Group, Mcc Capital Gmbh, Mc Capital Gmbh, Mcc Oil and Gas, Mcc Holding - Schönbächler (Sch) Investments Sàrl - Weiss Private Bank - Bank Swiss - Kaze Blockchain Solutions - Swiss General Credit Llc - Bicore Mining - Eso Mm Llc - Spark Global Limited - ofchk.com/index-en.htm - Hongkong Rarlon futures Co., Limited - www.icoinlimited.co.nz - www.nex.cool - Speed Solutions Ltd /Arotrade - Tung Shun Securities Limited and AB Research Partners Inc. - www.worldclear.cloudtree.co - Profit Bitcoin - Exm Solution - JT Trader - www(dot)financialpartners-ltd(dot)com - siti internet che propongono senza autorizzazione investimenti in prodotti derivati e criptovalute (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution)

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Portugal (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários – CMVM), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority – New Zealand - FMA), Sweden (Finansinspektionen), Liechtenstein (Financial Market Authority-Liechtenstein- FMA-Liechtenstein) and France (Authorité des Marchés Financiers – AMF) report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Compare ISAs (compa-isas.co.uk);
    • www.compare-fixed-isa-rates-today.co.uk;
    • Luxstar Group (www.luxstargroup.com), clone of the authorised company Luxstar SA, previously reported by the CSSF (see "Consob Informa" no. 8/2020);
    • Luxstar Asset Management (www.luxstaram.com, www.luxstaram-clients.com), with stated addresses in Luxembourg and London, clone of the authorised company Luxstar SA based in Luxembourg, previously reported by the CSSF (see "Consob Informa" no. 5/2020);
    • Lp Wealth Management / Leonia Private Wealth Management (www.lpwmanagement.com), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Leonia Corporate Bank Plc, based in Finland;
    • Flairfinance Asset Management (www.flairfinance.com, www.financeforte.com) with stated address in Leicester (UK), a clone of the authorised company Flair Finance Limited (www.flairfinance.co.uk);
    • Ignis Markets (www.ignis-markets.co.uk, www.ignismarkets.org), a clone of the authorised company Ignis Investment Services Limited (www.aberdeenstandard.com);
    • Rsif International (www.rsif-int.com), a clone of the authorised company RSIF International, based in Dublin;
    • Reiner Jahn (www.reinerjahn.de), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Reiner Jahn, based in Kerken (Germany);
    • Go Compare Investments (www.gocompareinvestments.co.uk) with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Gocompare.com Limited (www.gocompare.com);
    • Cig Fund Management (www.cigfm.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company CIG Fund Management Company Limited based in Dublin;
    • Financial Loan Service (www.financial-loan-service.com), with stated address in Manchester;
    • Paddington Wealth (www.paddingtonwealth.com), with stated address in Zurich;
    • China Beijing Global Trading (www.cbgtrading.cn.com), with stated address in Beijing 100140, China;
    • Cream Ppi (e-mail: cream.ppi@yandex.com), clone of the authorised company Cream PPI Limited;
    • Funds Recovery (Overseas Recovery Room)(www.funds-recovery.com);
    • Oralad Management (www.oralad-management.com), with stated address in London, a clone of the authorised company Oralad Management AB based in Stockholm;
    • CTindexforex (https://ctindexforex.com), with stated address in Suffolk (UK), a clone of the authorised company Gain Capital UK Limited (www.cityindex.com, www.forex.com/uk) based in London;
    • Gladstone Capital Management (www.gladstonecapital-mgmt.com), a clone of the London-based authorised Gladstone Capital Management LLP company;
    • Sandberg Financials Llc (www.sandbergfinancial.com) ,with stated address in Singapore;
    • Secured Investment (www.secured-investment.co.uk), with stated address in London;
    • National Investor Guide (www.nationalinvestorguide.com);
    • Best Fixed Rates / BestFixedRates (www.best-fixed-rates.com);
    • Carter-Banks (www.carter-banks.co.uk);
    • Smith & Williamson Holdings (info@smithandwilliamsonltd.co.uk), clone of the authorised company Smith&Williamson Holdings Limited (www.smithandwilliamson.com) based in London.

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Fourpoints Invest S.A. (www.fourpoints-invest.com);
    • Ak Wealth Spf (www.akwealth-spf.com);
    • www.eps-gestion.com;
    • www.bourse-electricite.com;
    • www.qfprivate.com.

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • BTC-trading24 (www.btc-trading24.com);
    • Elite Trading (www.elitetrading.co);
    • Fx Prime (www.fxprime.io);
    • Grand Capital (www.grandcapital.net);
    • Kingston Trading (www.kingstontrading.com);
    • Titan Pro 500 (www.titanpro500.com);
    • Universal Markets (www.umarkets.com, www.umarketspro.com);
    • www.financial-liquidity.com, clone of the authorised firm Liquidity Finance LLP;
    • Bitcoin-Evolution / Bitcoin-Revolution companies that are related to the following non-authorised entities in relation to which the FSMA has already issued notices to savers:
    • Cfreserve;
    • Global-Markets;
    • MasonFor;
    • FlixGm;
    • CryptoSfs;
    • MgcLogic;
    • Vipwayzone;
    • Key-Markets;
    • Hope-Area;
    • Investingcapital;
    • Wij zijn de oplossing (www.wij-zijn-de-oplossing.com);
    • We zijn verenigd (www.wezijnverenigd.com);
    • Trust Online Credit Bvba (www.trustonlinecreditbvba.com), clone of the authorised company Swift Money Limited;
    • Salem Lening (www.salem-lening.com);
    • Rossen Financiën (www.rossen-financien.com), with stated address in Frankfurt;
    • Fast Loan International (www.fastloaninternational.com) with stated address in Belgium;
    • Bci Financial (www.bcifinancial.com) with stated address in Cheshire (UK);
    • Access Central Bank (www.access-centrale.com) with stated address in Paris.

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • www.xsystemtrader.com/es;
    • Visoptiontrade (www.vistradingoption.com);
    • Topinvestus (www.topinvestus.co/es);
    • www.systres.site;
    • Marketrobo Ltd (www.market.net);
    • Daxioma / Clever Technologies Ltd (www.daxioma.com/es);
    • Bit Trade247 (www.cryptotrades247.com);
    • Fx24 Crypto Expert Options / Industry Rd (www.24cryptoexpertoptions.com);
    • United Btc Bank (www.unitedbtcbank.com/es);
    • Bs Finance Limited (www.bsfinance.biz);
    • Bin Trades Limited (www.binarytrade360.com);
    • Clever Technologies Ltd (www.daxbase.com/es);
    • Traderxp (www.traderexperience.com/es);
    • Richmondfx / Elit Property Vision Ltd (www.richmondfx.com);
    • Box Investing / Software And Media Ltd (www.boxinvesting.com);
    • Royaltd24 (www.royaltd24.net);
    • Tradesrun / Pro Star Griffith Corporate Centre (www.tradesrun.com/es);
    • Prime Markets / Pro Star Griffith Corporate Centre (www.prime-market.com/es);
    • Cfdiz / PRO Star Griffith Corporate Centre (www.cfdiz.com/es);
    • Bgold Capital /Pro Star Griffith Corporate Centre (www.bgoldcapital.com/es);
    • Im Mastery Academy (www.im.academy);
    • Meg Trans Ltd / Raxtrade (www.raxtrade.com/app/trade);
    • Green Millions (www.es.greenmillions.live);
    • Qcapitalforex (www.qcapitalforex.com);
    • Commercial Maximum – F.Z.E / Maximus Trade (www.mxmtrade.com);
    • Pro Phet Trade / Pro Btc Trade (www.es.probtctrade.com);
    • Capcorp Ltd / Fxcryptoclub (www.fxcryptoclub.cc);
    • Million Money (www.million.money/es);
    • www.yszzexpokch.duckdns.org / www.yszzexpokch.duckdns.org / gvc-gaesco-comerciante-en-lnnea-de-cfd89.php, clone sites of the authorised company Gvc Gaesco Valores S.V., S.A.;
    • Wdc Markets / Ftg Solutions Ltd (www.wdcmarkets.com);
    • Hermes Ventures Limited / Gorisemarkets / Grm (www.gorisemarkets.com);
    • Markets Fx (www.marketsfx.com);
    • Bitfreezy Financials Llc (www.bitfreezy.com);
    • 10crypto (www.10crypto.io/es/).

    Reported by the CMVM:

    • Alliance Scpi & Park (https://alliancescpi.com) clone of the authorised intermediaries Banco Santander Totta, S.A and Banco Santander de Negócios Portugal, S.A.

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Mcc Group, Mcc Capital Gmbh, Mc Capital Gmbh, Mcc Oil and Gas, Mcc Holding (www.mcc-capitalgroup.com; www.mccoilgas.com; www.mcc-holding.com), with stated address in Geneva;
    • Schönbächler (Sch) Investments Sàrl (www.seifert-investments.com), with stated address in Zurich.
    • Weiss Private Bank (www.weissprivate.com), with stated address in Basel;
    • Bank Swiss (www.bankswiss.ru), with stated address in Zurich;
    • Kaze Blockchain Solutions (www.kaze.solutions), with stated address in Zug (Switzerland);
    • Swiss General Credit Llc (www.swiss-general-credit.com), with stated address in Geneva;
    • Mining Glass(www.bicoremining.com).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Eso Mm Llc (www.esomfx.com), with stated address in American Samoa;
    • Spark Global Limited (www.sglfd.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • ofchk.com/index-en.htm;
    • Hongkong Rarlon futures Co., Limited (www.down.sxpdcy.com), with stated address in Hong Kong.

    Reported by FMA New Zealand:

    • www.icoinlimited.co.nz, clone site of iCoin Limited, a company authorised by the FMA;
    • www.nex.cool, website through which it is improperly declared to have an authorisation to operate issued by the FMA;
    • Speed Solutions Ltd /Arotrade (www.arotrade.net), with registered office in Belize;
    • Tung Shun Securities Limited and AB Research Partners Inc. (www.ts-securities.com, www.abrp-inc.com), with stated addresses in Hong Kong and Toronto;
    • www.worldclear.cloudtree.co;
    • Profit Bitcoin (https://theprofitbtc.com/). The New Zealand supervisory authority warns savers that the above mentioned company spreads false news about government initiatives on social networking apps and illegally uses the image of the New Zealand Prime Minister.

    Reported by Finansinspektionen:

    • Exm Solution (www.exmsolution.com), with stated addresses in London, in the Commonwealth of Dominica and in Limassol (Cyprus);
    • J.T Trader (www.jttrader.com), with stated addresses in New York and Toronto

    Reported by the FMA-Liechtenstein:

    • www(dot)financialpartners-ltd(dot)com, clone of the authorised company Financial Partners Fp Ltd.

    Reported by the AMF and the ACPR:

    The French supervisory authorities, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) have updated the list of websites offering investments in derivatives and cryptocurrency without authorisation.

    • www.boxinvesting.com;
    • www.infinitrade.com;
    • www.lotsfx.com;
    • www.northern-lion.com;
    • www.tcotrade.com/fr;
    • www.triton-online.net;
    • www.uniglobemarkets.com//?lang=fr;
    • www.uniontradecenter.com;
    • www.bforinvest.co;
    • www.btcoinpro.com;
    • www.libra-maximizer.com/fr;
    • www.man-investments.com;
    • www.securebitgains.com/bitcoinera.

    (in "Consob Informa" no. 14/2020 - 14 April 2020)

  • 09 apr 2020
    Consob warning on

    Hoch Capital Ltd: Consob orders to blackout the internet website www.tradeatf.com

    Consob has ordered, pursuant to Article No. 36, paragraph 2-terdecies, of the Law-Decree No. 34/2019, (converted by Law No. 58/2019), to the providers of Internet connectivity services, the blackout of the website www.tradeatf.com , through which Hoch Capital Ltd, an investment company of Cypriot law, is violating the ban imposed on it by Consob on 5 December 2019 (delibera n. 21171 del 5 dicembre 2019), pursuant to Article No. 7-quater, paragraph 4, of the Legislative Decree No. 58/1998, to continue to provide investment services, to solicit and to acquire new customers in Italy as well (see newsletter "Consob Informa" No. 44/2019).

    The aforementioned order of blackout was adopted pursuant to the new power recently attributed to Consob by the National Legislator pursuant to Article No. 4, paragraph 3-bis, of the Law-Decree No. 162 of 30 December 2019 (introduced by the Conversion Law No. 8 of 28 February 2020).

    For technical reasons, it can take a few days for making effective the blackout of the website by the providers of Internet connectivity services.

  • 09 apr 2020
    Consob warning on

    COVID 19: Fraud-oriented initiatives adopted for taking profit of the coronavirus pandemic

    The National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (Consob) warns that the dramatic news about the development of viral outbreaks can represent for scammers a suitable opportunity for spreading false or misleading information with the purpose of taking an unfair profit out of the fears related to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

    In particular, savers must keep alert against real fraud attempts, managed mainly through the Internet.

    These scams may assume variable features and they could involve, among other things, the offer - through promotional material and the provision of fake news - of non-existent stocks or bonds of imaginary companies alleged as taking initiatives for the containment or the cure of the coronavirus or with relation to the offer of alleged high-yield investment opportunities in various contexts, including trading of alleged virtual currencies linked to the spread and lethality features of viral contagion (such as "Coronacoin").​

    April 9, 2020

  • 06 apr 2020
    Warning on

    Bourse Assistance - Libra Service - Live Finance - Central Loan - www.compare-fixed-isa-rates-today.co.uk - Price Action Forex / PriceAction - Fxbtc/Alpha Capital Technology - Purple Finance Cards - Assured Finances - Grandefex - Benson Mines Consultancy / Benson Mines - Bad Credit Loans Company - Swed Bank / Swedbank - Investment Supermarket / Eclipse Marketing Limited - Capital Seven / Capital 7 - Investing Direct Ltd - Parantoux Trading - Avenir Epargne - Phillip Capital Uk - My Investment Market - Isa Finder Uk - Mg Investment Holdings Ltd - Hsbc Global Banking and Markets - Instant Loans Ltd - Horizon Patrimoine - My Money Market - Fixed Profits - Trade99 - Go Compare the Bond Market / Gocomparethebondmarket.com - Oliver Pearson Advisory - Swiss Capital Fm - Go365.io - Rimmerson Capital Partners - The Bond Supermarket/Bond Supermarket - Magaffairs - www.2r-capitallimited.com - www.aeg-solutions.com - www.agf-placement.com - www.alter-investments.com - www.bfservicesonline.com - www.bivouac-capital.com - www.blm-whisky.com - cave-epargnewhisky.com - www.epargne-whisky.com - www.epargne-whisky-avis-forum.com - www.epargne-whisky-formulaire.com - www.good-whiskey.com - www.investir-dans-le-whisky.com - pfm.whisky-patrimoine.com - www.tousmesbonsplans.com / campagne-whisky/index.php - www.whisky-prestige.com - whisky-veritas.com - Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Equity Transfer Market Co., Ltd - Larkin Asset Management - Byron-Stafford - Sapone Trading - J McKenzie / McKenzie International Investments - Compass Consulting Group - Gato Capital Partners - Actio / Actio Conseil S.A. - Baxter & Grant - Kepercoin

    The regulatory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), France (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF) and Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA) report companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Bourse Assistance (www.bourse-assistance.com), clone of the authorised company Catalyst Capital LLP (www.catalystcapital.com) based in London;
    • Libra Service (https://libra-service.com), with contact person Gaetan Bardey, clone of the authorised company Libra Investment Services (2010) Limited (www.libra-is.com) based in London;
    • Live Finance (www.livefinance.co.uk), with stated address in Liverpool (UK), clone of the authorised company Capital Bridging Finance Solutions Limited (www.capitalbfs.co.uk) based in Liverpool (UK);
    • Central Loan (www.centralloan.co.uk), clone of the authorised company Central Loans Limited (www.theloansengine.co.uk);
    • www.compare-fixed-isa-rates-today.co.uk;
    • Price Action Forex/PriceAction (https://priceactionltd.com);
    • Fxbtc/Alpha Capital Technology (www.fxbtc.io), with stated address in Sofia (Bulgaria);
    • Purple Finance Cards (info@easyfinancecards.co.uk; welcome@speedcardfinance.co.uk);
    • Assured Finances (www.assuredfinances.co.uk), with stated address in Manchester (UK);
    • Grandefex (www.grandefex.com), with stated addresses in Roseau (Commonwealth of Dominica) and Barcelona (Spain);
    • Benson Mines Consultancy/Benson Mines (www.bensonminesconsultancy.com), with stated address in New York;
    • Bad Credit Loans Company (www.badcreditloancompany.co.uk), clone of the authorised company Digitonomy Limited;
    • Swed Bank/Swedbank (www.sweduk.com), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Swedbank AB (www.swedbank.se, www.swedbank.com), based in Stockholm (Sweden);
    • Investment Supermarket/Eclipse Marketing Limited (www.theinvestmentsupermarket.com/faq), with stated address in London;
    • Capital Seven / Capital 7 (www.capitalseven.com);
    • Investing Direct Ltd (www.investingdirect.net), with stated address in London;
    • Parantoux Trading (www.investingdirect.net), with stated addresses in Hong Kong, Singapore and Gibraltar;
    • Avenir Epargne (www.avenir-epargne.com), with stated address in Paris, clone of the authorised company CMC Capital Limited, based in London;
    • Phillip Capital UK (www.phillipcapitaluk.cn), clone of the authorised company PhillipCapital UK Limited (www.phillipcapitaluk.com);
    • My Investment Market (www.myinvestmentmarket.com);
    • Isa Finder Uk (www.isafinderuk.com);
    • Mg Investment Holdings Ltd, operating with the trading platform ClearSpring Capital (www.clearspringcapital.com), clone of the authorised company FMG (Malta) Limited, based in Malta;
    • HSBC Global Banking and Markets (investorrelations@gbmhsbc.org, accounts@hsbc-gbm.com) clone of the authorised company HSBC Bank PLC (www.hsbc.com), based in London;
    • Instant Loans Ltd (Ukdirectlender@gmail.com), with stated address in Manchester (UK), clone of the authorised company Instant Loan Ltd based in London;
    • Horizon Patrimoine (www.horizon-patrimoine.com), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company Horizon Capital LLP (www.horizonpe.co.uk), based in London;
    • My Money Market (www.mymoneymarket.co.uk);
    • Fixed Profits (www.fixedprofits.org.uk), with stated address in London;
    • Trade99 (trade99.com), with stated addresses in Roseau Valley (Commonwealth of Dominica) and Tallinn (Estonia);
    • Go Compare the Bond Market/Gocomparethebondmarket.com (www.gocomparethebondmarket.com), clone of the authorised company gocompare.com Limited (www.gocompare.com), based in Newport (UK);
    • Oliver Pearson Advisory (www.opadvisory.co.uk), with stated address in London, clone of the authorised company O.P.A. s.r.l. based in Italy;
    • Swiss Capital Fm (www.swisscapital.fm);
    • Go365.io (www.go365.io);
    • Rimmerson Capital Partners (www.rimmersoncapital.com), with stated address in New York;
    • The Bond Supermarket/Bond Supermarket (www.thebondsupermarket.com), with stated address in London.

    Reported by the AMF:

    • Magaffairs (www.magaffairs.com).

    The French authorities Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), each with reference to its own sector of supervision and protection of savers in the financial, banking and insurance sectors, warn against possible scams linked to the spread of Covid-19 and, in particular, proposals for investment in “refuge” assets identified in tangible assets such as precious metals and paintings.

    The AMF in this regard warns savers of proposals to invest in whisky implemented through the following websites:

    • www.2r-capitallimited.com;
    • www.aeg-solutions.com;
    • www.agf-placement.com;
    • www.alter-investments.com;
    • www.bfservicesonline.com;
    • www.bivouac-capital.com;
    • www.blm-whisky.com;
    • cave-epargnewhisky.com;
    • www.epargne-whisky.com;
    • www.epargne-whisky-avis-forum.com;
    • www.epargne-whisky-formulaire.com;
    • www.good-whiskey.com;
    • www.investir-dans-le-whisky.com;
    • pfm.whisky-patrimoine.com;
    • www.tousmesbonsplans.com / campaigns-whisky/index.php;
    • www.whisky-prestige.com;
    • whisky-veritas.com.

    The AMF also reports that it has updated the list of websites used by persons not authorised to provide investment services that can be consulted by following the link: https://www.amf-france.org/fr/actualites-publications/communiques/communiques-de-lamf/lamf-met-en-garde-le-public-contre-les-activites-de-plusieurs-acteurs-qui-proposent-dinvestir-dans.

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Equity Transfer Market Co., Ltd (www.hkeeotc.com), with stated address in Hong Kong.

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • Larkin Asset Management (www.larkinassetmanagement.com), with stated addresses in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai and Kyoto;
    • Byron-Stafford (www.byron-stafford.com), with stated address in Singapore;
    • Sapone Trading (www.saponetrading.com), with stated addresses in Copenhagen (Denmark), Taipei (Taiwan) and Seoul, previously reported by the AFM (see “Consob Informs” no. 4/2019 of 4 February 2019);
    • J McKenzie/McKenzie International Investments (www.jmmckenzie.com / www.mckenzieinternationalinvestments.com), with stated addresses in Geneva and Hong Kong, which have previously been the object of reports by New Zealand’s FMA and by the SFC (see “Consob Informs” no. 1/2020 of 13 January 2020);
    • Compass Consulting Group (www.compassconsultinggroup.co.uk), with stated address in London, previously reported by the FMA (see “Consob Informs” no. 7/2020 of 24 February 2020);
    • Gato Capital Partners (www./gatocapitalpartners.com), with stated address in Osaka (Japan), previously reported by the FCA (see “Consob Informs” no. 1/2020 of 13 January 2020).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Actio/Actio Conseil S.A. (www.actio-conseil.com).

    Reported by the FMA:

    • Baxter & Grant (www.baxtergrant.com), with stated address in Vienna (Austria);
    • Kepercoin (www.kepercoin.com), with stated address in Bern (Switzerland).

    (in "Consob Informa" no. 13/2020 - 6 April 2020)

  • 01 apr 2020
    Warning on

    AFX Capital Markets Ltd: compensation procedure

    With respect to AFX Capital Markets Ltd (an investment company disciplined by Cypriot law, whose authorization to operate – also valid in Italy - has been suspended since 19 July 2019), please be informed that the competent Cypriot supervisory authority (Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission - Cysec) recently announced the onset of the compensation procedure, managed by the competent Cypriot Fund ("Investment Compensation Fund") with respect to customers, including the Italian ones, of the aforementioned company.

    All the interested parties must apply with specific reference to the aforementioned Fund not later than 30 September 2020, according to the methods specified by the Fund itself in a specific notice.

  • 30 mar 2020
    Consob warning on

    Dubai FXM Ltd (www.dubaifxm.co e URL dubaifxm.co) - "DAX1001" (dax1001.com) - Global Pegasus Ltd (www.fx4lux.com) - "AirBit Club" (https://airbitclub.com e www.bitbackoffice.com)

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 6 new websites that abusively offer financial services/financial products: 4 abusive financial intermediation sites and 2 sites through which financial products are offered without a prospectus.

    The Authority availed itself of the powers deriving from the "growth decree" (Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies) regarding the blackout of the sites of abusive financial intermediaries, as well as the new power introduced by Law no. 8 of 28 February 2020 (article 4, paragraph 3-bis), regarding the blackout of the site through which the abusive offer is made.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • Dubai FXM Ltd (website www.dubaifxm.co and URL dubaifxm.co);
    • "DAX1001" (website dax1001.com);
    • Global Pegasus Ltd (website www.fx4lux.com);
    • "AirBit Club" (websites https://airbitclub.com and www.bitbackoffice.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July last, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 180.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website www.consob.it entitled "Be aware of fraud!", providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    Consob has also suspended for 90 days the offer to the public resident in Italy of investments of a financial nature made by "AirBit Club", and through the websites https://airbitclub.com and www.bitbackoffice.com, pursuant to Article 99, paragraph 1 b), of the Consolidated Law on Finance (Resolution no. 21309 of 25 March 2020).

    * * *

    Order, pursuant to art. 7-octies, letter b) of Italian Legislative Decree no. 58 of February 24, 1998 (Consolidated Law on Finance) to cease infringement of art. 18 of the TUF, put in place by:

    • Dubai FXM Ltd through the websites www.dubaifxm.co and URL dubaifxm.co (Resolution no. 21310 of 25 March 2020);
    • "DAX1001" through the website dax1001.com (Resolution no. 21311 of 25 March 2020);
    • GlobalPegasus Ltd through the website www.fx4lux.com (Resolution no. 21312 of 25 March 2020);

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 12/2020 - 30 March 2020)

  • 30 mar 2020
    Warning on

    Best Rate Bonds / BAH Financiere Management Limited - Berwick Asset Management - Walker Bryan - Trade With Lucas / James Frederick Lukas - MTI24 - Capitalcoin X - Credit Finance Ltd / Credit Finance - FX Goat - Carter FS / Carter FS FinServices - Claims Consultants - ING Investment Bank / ING Bank - BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd - Town Loans - Silicon Valley Bank - Strategic Investment Funds - Swiss Life Asset Group - Tradofx Limited / ITQ Code LTD - Goldberg Financial - United LondonBrokers - Digital Exchange Limited / Securex Plus Solutions EOOD - www.mgclogic.com - www.mycoin-banking.com - D. Antonio Orlando Barreto Santana - Golding Capital Partners GMBH - Gaesco Gestion - PMS / PMS Gestion - KlickDeals GmbH - CfdSwiss - Huatai Stock - Share Founders - Regency Limited - www.tangeh.com - www.sck-invest.com - www.zczcjj.com - 美港交易中心

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA) and Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission – SFC) report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Best Rate Bonds / BAH Financiere Management Limited (www.thebestratebonds.co.uk), with stated address in London (UK);
    • Berwick Asset Management (www.berwickassetmanagement.com), with stated address in Zurich (Switzerland);
    • Walker Bryan (www.walkerbryan.com), with stated address in Belgium;
    • Trade With Lucas / James Frederick Lukas (tradewithlukastwl@gmail.com, finragroup@gmail.com);
    • MTI24 (www.mti24.com), with stated address in Majuro (Marshall Islands);
    • Capitalcoin X (www.capitalcoinx.com) with stated address in London (UK);
    • Credit Finance Ltd / Credit Finance (Customerserviceloanshelpline@gmail.com; Loanlenderskltd@googlegroups.com; u.kloanteam85@gmail.com; sendpaymentproof@gmail.com; customerservicesukloansteam@gmail.com; thecustomerservieloanhelpline@gmail.com; headofficeloandepartment@gmail.com) with stated address in Manchester (UK);
    • FX Goat (www.carterFS.com) with stated addresses in Zurich (Switzerland) and Sofia (Bulgaria);
    • Carter FS / Carter FS FinServices (www.carterFS.com), with address in Zurich (Switzerland). The company was the subject of Consob decision no. 20857 of 20 December 2020 and, subsequently, of an order to internet service providers to block access to the site from Italy (see "Consob Informa" no. 11/2019 of 25 December 2019) and then also reported by the FMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 12/2019 of 1 April 2019);
    • Claims Consultants (cresolved@yandex.com);
    • ING Investment Bank / ING Bank
      (www.ing-investmentbank.com), clone of the authorised company Ing Bank NV (compliance.ldn@uk.ing.com);
    • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd (enquiries@br-ne.com,
      client@br-ne.com,
      enquiries@br-bo.com,
      client@br-bo.com,
      client@br-docs.com,
      legal@br-cli.com,
      legal@br-am.com,
      client@br-client.com)
      clone of the authorised company BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited based in London (UK);
    • Town Loans (www.townsloans.co.uk), with stated address in Liverpool (UK), a clone of the authorised Town Loans Company Limited based in Liverpool (UK);
    • Silicon Valley Bank (www.svbukc.com) with stated address in Los Angeles (CA - USA), clone of the authorised company Silicon Valley Bank (ehagan@svb.com) based in London (UK);
    • Strategic Investment Funds (www.horizon-asset.ltd) clone of the authorised company Horizon Asset LLP based in London (UK);
    • Swiss Life Asset Group (www.swisslife-assetgroup.com) with stated address in London (UK) clone of the authorised company Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, based in Liechtenstein.

    Reported by the FMA:

    • Tradofx Limited / ITQ Code LTD (www.tradofx.com);
    • Goldberg Financial (www.goldberg.financial.com, www.de.goldberg.financial.com), with stated address in Brussels (Belgium).
    • United LondonBrokers (united-lb.com), with stated address in London (UK);
    • Digital Exchange Limited / Securex Plus Solutions EOOD (www.dgxltd.com), with stated address in Sofia (Bulgaria).

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • www.mgclogic.com;
    • www.mycoin-banking.com.

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • D. Antonio Orlando Barreto Santana.

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Golding Capital Partners GMBH (www.goldingcapitalpartners.com);
    • Gaesco Gestion (www.gaesco-gestion.com), with stated address in Luxembourg;
    • PMS / PMS Gestion (www.pms-gestion.com), clone of the authorised company Portfolio Management Solutions (PMS).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • KlickDealsGmbH, with stated address in Opfikon (Switzerland);
    • CfdSwiss (www.cfdswiss.ch), with stated address in Zurich (Switzerland);

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Huatai Stock (www.huataistock.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Share Founders (www.sharefounders.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Regency Limited (www.regencylimited.com), with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • www.tangeh.com, a website not attributable to the authorised company UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited, authorised by the SFC;
    • www.sck-invest.com, a website not attributable to the authorised company SCK Securities Limited, authorised by the SFC;
    • www.zczcjj.com, a website not attributable to Zhongcai Asset Management Limited and Zhongcai Securities Limited, companies authorised by the SFC;
    • 美港交易中心 (Chinese name only).

    (in "Consob Informa" no. 12/2020 - 30 March 2020)

  • 23 mar 2020
    Consob warning on

    Vega Italia Srl (www.vega-italia.com) - Glams Group Srl / Pasquale Di Santo (www.fintrade.it)

    La Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (The National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange) warns that:

    • the company Vega Italia Srl, also linked to the website wwww.vega-italia.com, is not authorised to offer to retail investors resident in Italy financial products such as investment contracts aimed at financing the delivery of entrepreneurial projects;
    • the company Glams Group Srl and its director Pasquale Di Santo, born in Sessa Aurunca on 4 May 1962, are not authorised to provide investment services to the Italian public, including through the website www.fintrade.it.

    (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 11/2020 - 23 March 2020)

  • 23 mar 2020
    Warning on

    TrustFx - Top Trade Pro - Gcg 24 / Global Consulting Group - FteFXPro / Fte Fx - Fx Pro - Citigroup Asset Management / Citibank Asset Management - Herald Investment Trust - Unique Payment Services - Ivl Leasing Limited - Dax Robot - Lvm Excange / Lvm Ltd - Ikko Trader / Okb Options - Sweden Capita LLC. - Trendex /Trnd Hlds Limited Company - Euro 2 Pocket / Euro2Pocket - Iec International - Anz Capitals / Vimaxo Ltd - Brightfinance / Capital Letter GMBH - Gfxroyal / Capita Letter GMBH - Dax Robot - Lvm Excange / Lvm Ltd - Ikko Trader / Okb Options - Sweden Capita LLC. - Trendex /Trnd Hlds Limited Company - Zxbittrade / Zx Bit Group - Topdiamondfx Limited - www.bitcoincircuitapp.com - www.codigodelcaballero.com - www.cryptolegacypro.com - Swiss500 - Sepafx - CgTrade - Trade99

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority – Fca), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission – SFC) Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA), Sweden (Finansinspektionen), Mauritius (Financial Services Commission – FSC) and New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority – New Zealand - FMA) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • TrustFx(www.trustfx.io), with stated address in Geneva (Switzerland), a company previously reported by the FINMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 30/2019 of 9.9.2019);
    • Top Trade Pro (www.toptradepro.com), a company previously reported by the FMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 22/19 of 17.6.2019 and "Consob Informa" no. 25/19 of 8.7.2019), as well as by the CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 23/19 of 24.6.2019);
    • Gcg 24 / Global Consulting Group (www.gcg24.com) with stated address in Kingstown, (St Vincent and the Grenadines);
    • FteFXPro / Fte Fx(www.ftefxpro.com), with stated address in Kingstown (St Vincent and the Grenadines); The company was the subject of Consob resolution no. 21222 of 23.1.2020 and, subsequently, of an order to internet service providers to block access to the site from Italy (see "Consob Informa" no. 3/2020);
    • Fx Pro (FxPro@europe.com), clone of the authorised company FXPRO UK Limited (ww.fxpro.co.uk, www.fxpro.com) based in London (UK) previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" 19/2019 of 27.5.2019 and "Consob Informa" no. 3/2020 of 27.1.2020);
    • Citigroup Asset Management / Citibank Asset Management (www.citigroup-am.com) clone of the authorised company Citigroup Global Markets Ltd based in London (UK);
    • Herald Investment Trust (www.heraldinvestmenttrust.com) clone of the authorised company Herald Investment Trust PLC based in London (UK);
    • Unique Payment Services (www.unqiuepaymentservices.com) with stated address in London (UK) a clone of the authorised company Unique Payment Services Limited based in Edinburgh (UK);
    • Ivl Leasing Limited (alexjeffries@ivlleasing.net) clone of the authorised company Hanborough Enterprises Limited (with IVL Leasing trading platform) www.bridlevehicleleasing.co.uk, ivlleasing.com;
    • Euro 2 Pocket / Euro2Pocket (www.euro2pocket.com) with stated address in Liverpool (UK), clone of the authorised company Capital Bridging Finance Solutions Limited (www.capitalbfs.co.uk) based in Liverpool (UK).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Iec International (www.iecinternational.com).

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Anz Capitals / Vimaxo Ltd (www.anzcapitals.com);
    • Brightfinance / Capital Letter GMBH (www.brightfinance.co );
    • Gfxroyal / Capita Letter GMBH (www.gfxroyal.com);
    • Dax Robot (www.daxrobot.com);
    • Lvm Excange / Lvm Ltd (www.lvmexchange.com/es);
    • Ikko Trader / Okb Options (www.okboptions.com);
    • Sweden Capita LLC. (www.swedencap.com);
    • Trendex /Trnd Hlds Limited Company (www.trendex.co/es);
    • Zxbittrade / Zx Bit Group (www.zxbittrade.com);
    • Topdiamondfx Limited (www.topdiamondfx.com);
    • www.bitcoincircuitapp.com;
    • www.codigodelcaballero.com;
    • www.cryptolegacypro.com.

    Reported by the FINMA:

    • Swiss500 (www.swiss500.com).

    Reported by Finansinspektionen (Sweden):

    • Sepafx (www.sepafx.com), with stated address in Tallinn (Estonia).

    Reported by the FSC:

    • Cg Trade (www.cgtrade.com/ index.htm).

    Reported by the FMA (New Zealand):

    • Trade99 ( www.trade99.com).

    (in "Consob Informa" no. 11/2020 - 23 March 2020)

  • 16 mar 2020
    Consob warning on

    Novatrades Ltd (www.novatrades.com) - Game Capital ADS Limited (https://btcglobefx.com) - "WORLDFXM.COM" (https://worldfxm.com) - "GoldFxTrading" (GFT) (web.goldfxtrading.com) - "Alphacapital" (https://alphacapital.fm) - Swiss Capital Ltd (https://capitalswissfx.com)

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 6 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    The companies and websites are listed below:

    • Novatrades Ltd (website www.novatrades.com);
    • Game Capital ADS Limited (website https://btcglobefx.com);
    • "WORLDFXM.COM"(website https://worldfxm.com);
    • "GoldFxTrading" (GFT)(website web.goldfxtrading.com);
    • "Alphacapital"(website https://alphacapital.fm);
    • Swiss Capital Ltd (website https://capitalswissfx.com).

    The number of sites blacked out since July last, when Consob got the power to order blackouts, has thus risen to 174.

    The measures with which the aforementioned companies were ordered to terminate the abusive activity (adopted prior to the date the aforementioned "growth decree" came into force) can be viewed on the website www.consob.it..

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on the Italian market is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, first and foremost, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised. To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website consob.it entitled "Be aware of fraud!", with useful information to warn investors against abusive operators.

     (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 10/2020 - 16 March 2020)

  • 16 mar 2020
    Warning on

    GMGFX - Open Hub Pro - Claremont Baker Brokerage - Advance Trading Systems - World Co-Investment Fund - AC Europe SA. - ACI Capital - Alexander Kingsley Private Equity Inc - Financial Signal - Sts Royal Ltd - Slite Bet Club Ltd - Netbit Services And Solutions Limited / Elite Trading - Apollos Capital - Consencco Holdings Financial Corporation - World Capital Group SA - World lnvest Group SA - Swisscryptocap - Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Equity Transfer Market Co.Ltd - Gelios Trade Limited - Transfer Authority International - Devon Fairchild & Co. - Q8 Securities Company 

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), the Netherlands (Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets - AFM), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA) Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission – SFC), Ireland (Central Bank of Ireland - CBI) and Kuwait (Capital Markets Authority – CMA) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • GMGFX (www.gmgfx.co.uk), with stated address in London (UK), clone of the authorised company Global Markets Group Limited (www.gmgmarkets.co.uk), based in London (UK);
    • Open Hub Pro (openhubpro.com);
    • Claremont Baker Brokerage (www.claremontbaker.co.uk), with stated address in London (UK) clone of the authorised company CBB Srl;
    • Advance Trading Systems ( promo@advancedtradingsystems.com), with stated address in London (UK).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • World Co-Investment Fund (www.wcifund.com);
    • AC Europe SA. (www.ac-europe-sa.com);
    • ACI Capital (www.aci-capital.net).

    Reported by the AFM:

    • Alexander Kingsley Private Equity Inc (www.alexanderkingsleype.com), with stated address in Philadelphia (PA - USA).

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Financial Signal (www.financial-signal.com). The company was the subject of Consob decision no. 21105 of 18 December 2019 and, subsequently, of an order to internet service providers to block access to the site from Italy (see ""Consob Informa" no. 35/2019 of 14.10.2019);
    • Sts Royal Ltd (www.stsroyal.com), previously reported by the FSMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 39/2019 of 11.11.2019) and the AMF (see "Consob Informa" no. 2/2020 of 20.1.2020);
    • Slite Bet Club Ltd;
    • Netbit Services And Solutions Limited / Elite Trading (www.elitetrading.co);
    • Apollos Capital (www.apolloscapital.com) already reported by the FMA (see "Consob Informa" no. 42/2019 of 2.12.2019).

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Consencco Holdings Financial Corporation (www.consenccoholdings.com), with stated address in Basel (Switzerland);
    • World Capital GroupSA (www.wcg24.coml), with stated address in Zurich (Switzerland);
    • World lnvest GroupSA (www.wigroup24.com), with stated address in Zurich (Switzerland);
    • Swisscryptocap (www.swisscryptocap.com) with stated address in Bern (Switzerland).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Equity Transfer Market Co.Ltd (www.hkeeotc.com), with stated address in Hong Kong.

    Reported by the CBI:

    • Gelios Trade Limited (www.gelios.com) previously reported by the CNMV (see "Consob Informa" no. 35/2019 of 14.10.2019);
    • Transfer Authority International (www.tainternational.co);
    • Devon Fairchild & Co. (www.devonfairchild.com).

    Report by the CMA:

    The Kuwaiti Capital Markets Authority ( CMA) warns savers that the company Q8 Securities Company has been deleted from the register of companies authorised to carry out activities on the capital markets.

    (in "Consob Informa" no. 10/2020 - 16 March 2020)

  • 09 mar 2020
    Consob warning on

    Ankor Group Investment Ltd e IFXBanc Ltd (sito internet www.ifxbanc.com) - Redal LTD e Elit Property Vision LTD (sito internet https://financepro24.com) - "Terra Finance" (sito internet https://terra-finance.co) - PlatiniumfxLtd (sito internet www.platinium-fx.com) - Elit Property Vision Ltd e FxRoyal Ltd (siti internet https://richmondfx.co e https://royal-fx.com) - Blue Stone Invest Gmbh (www.bluestoneinvest.at)

    Consob exercised for the first time the new power to order internet service providers to block access from Italy to websites through which, in the absence of a prospectus, financial products are offered to the public, or offers of financial products are advertised, in breach of the sector regulations contained in the Consolidated Law on Finance (Articles 94 et seq.).

    The new power, introduced by Law no. 8 of 28 February 2020(Article 4, paragraph 3-bis), complements the power already envisaged in the "growth decree" (Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019(Article 36(2-terdecies) on the blackout of the sites of abusive financial intermediaries.

    This expands the "toolbox" available to Consob, so as to strengthen its powers to combat online financial abuse.

    Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

    • Ankor Group Investment Ltd and IFXBanc Ltd (website www.ifxbanc.com).
    • Redal LTD and Elit Property Vision Ltd (websitehttps://financepro24.com).
    • "Terra Finance" (website https://terra-finance.co);
    • Platiniumfx Ltd (website www.platinium-fx.com);
    • Elit Property Vision Ltd and FxRoyal Ltd (websites https://richmondfx.coand https://royal-fx.com);
    • Blue Stone Invest Gmbh(website www.bluestoneinvest.at).

    The number of sites blacked out since July last, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 168.

    The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.

    To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website www.consob.it entitled "Be aware of fraud!", providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.

    * * *

    In addition, pursuant to Article 99(1)(d) of Legislative Decree no. 58/1998, the Commission has prohibited the offer to the public of investments of a financial nature made by Blue Stone Invest Gmbh also through the site www.bluestoneinvest.at (Decision no. 21295 of 5 March 2020).

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

     (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 9/2020 - 9 March 2020)

  • 09 mar 2020
    Warning on

    Online Currency Corp ltd - Private Wealth Management LLP - Cleantech Europe Escrow LP - Vendome Asset Management - Corporate Consulting Group Inc. - Currie Consultancy Group - TL Financial Consultancy - BT Save - Duxa Capital - Everyday Finances - Hiroseoption - AT-Markets - Rabo Olsen Global - www.interexfinance.com - Jubilee Ace - www.bankobaku.com - Paraiba World Ltd - Bic Asset Management - La Roche Capital Corp. - FX NextGen Ltd - CRT Capital Ltd. - BS Global Invest - Elite Finance Solutions - www.central-spot.com - www.aes-financial.com - www.cesco-invest.com - www.ingroupe-online.com / www.market.online-ingroupe.com - www.winbankfinance.online - www.intesa-gestion.com - www.actio-prevoyance.com - www.man-investments.com - www.mgclogic.com - www.mycoin-banking.com - Servicios Financieros Aureo - Absolute Global Markets / Lotens Partners Ltd - B-Market Limited / Proper-Trade - Rimarkets / Fcorp Solutions Ltd - 24CFD - Trade Center / Promfix Ou - https://twitter.com/TGRN_Capital - Lotuscfd - Lincolnfx Capital Ltd - https://gaesco-gestion.com - Livemarkets Eafi Sa / Livemarkets Eaf Sa - Quants-Trade - Extrader247 - Arrow Capital Ltd / Lv Grow Markets - D. Manuel Vilar Peraire - Euro Investement House Ltd - http://www.parverinvest.com - Eos Markets - Chs Premium - ICT Innovative Crypto Technology - www.emmegiconsulenzesagl.com - RoyalsFX - US International Registry & Compliance Agency - Trade Guide Insurance - Stock Funding Corporation - Smart Capital, Lp - Skyoption LLC d/b/a 360Sky Options - SecureFx Options - Scott & Alder - Resonanceoptions - PV Merger Group - Platinum Global Associates - New York Compliance Regulatory Board - Mckenzie & Sons Mergers & Acquisitions - Liberty Trade & Investment - John H. Slade & Co., Inc. - James & Mays, PLLC - Hill Law Associates - Global Registration and Transfer Corporation - Global FX - FX Well Investment - Finance Regulation Board - District Stock Transfer - Corporate Stock Transfer Services - Chris Gardner Group - Board of Financial Affairs - Blueford Consultancy Limited - Blockcryptomining - Binary Investment Management - Ameritradeoptions - 426 Investments Incorporated - List of companies and websites offering investment services on forex markets without authorisation (CySec)

    The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom(Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Austria (Financial Market Authority - FMA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Belgium (Financial Services and Markets Authority - FSMA), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), the United States (Securities and Exchange Commission – SEC) and Cyprus (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - CySEC) report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Online Currency Corp ltd (https://onlinecurrency.club), clone of the authorised company of the same name Online Currency Corp Ltd (info@spot-currency.org);
    • Private Wealth Management LLP (www.privatewealthltd.com), with stated address in Douglas (Isle of Man). The UK regulator also warns savers that the Isle of Man regulator has also reported a website lined to an unauthorised enterprise with a similar name to the one that is the subject of this report: www.iomfsa.im/fsa-news/2020/feb/private-wealth-management-llp;
    • Cleantech Europe Escrow LP (www.cleantech-escrow.com), with stated address in London (UK);
    • Vendome Asset Management (vendomeasset@europe.com). The company is linked to the natural person Matthew Finlay and is a clone of the authorised company Vendome Asset Management Limited (cmrubin@vendome-am.com), based in London (UK);
    • Corporate Consulting Group Inc. (www.corporateconsultinggrpinc.com), with stated address in Chicago, Illinois (USA);
    • Currie Consultancy Group (www.currieconsultancygrp.com) with stated address in New York (USA).
    • TL Financial Consultancy (www.tlfinancial.co.uk/; http://www.tl-financial.com), clone of the authorised company TL
    • Financial Consultancy Ltd based in West Sussex (UK);
    • BT Save (www.btsave.io), with stated address in Roseau (Commonwealth of Dominica);
    • Duxa Capital (www.duxacapital.com), previously reported by the FSMA (see "Consob Informa No. 7/2020 of 24.2.2020);
    • Everyday Finances (www.everydayfinances.co.uk), with stated address in Manchester (UK);
    • Hiroseoption (www.hiroseoption.com), clone of the authorised company Hirose Financial Uk Limited (https://hiroseuk.com) based in London (UK);
    • AT-Markets ( www.at-markets.com), clone of the authorised company AT Global Markets (Uk) Limited (wwm.atfx.com/uk) based in London (UK);
    • Rabo Olsen Global (https://raboolsenglobal.com, https://raboolsenglobal.com), with stated address in London (UK), clone of the authorised company Rabo Olsen Global Overlay Strategies BV, based in Utrecht (the Netherlands).

    Reported by the FMA:

    • www.interexfinance.com (info@interexfinance.com);
    • Jubilee Ace, with stated address in Tortola(British Virgin Islands);
    • www.bankobaku.com (info@bankobaku.com);
    • Paraiba World Ltd ( https://paraiba.world) with stated address in Hong Kong;
    • Bic Asset Management (www.bicassetmanagement.com), with stated addresses in Singapore and Hong Kong;
    • La Roche Capital Corp (www.la-roche-capital.com), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • FX NextGen Ltd (www.fxnextgen.com), with stated address in Kutaisi (Georgia);
    • CRT Capital Ltd. (www.cryptotradingsolution.com), with stated address in London (UK).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • BS Global Invest (www.bsglobalinvest.com), with stated address in Munsbach (Luxembourg);
    • Elite Finance Solutions (www.elitefinancesolutions.com).

    Reported by the FSMA:

    • www.central-spot.com, clone of Centralspot Trading Ltd, a company authorised by the Cypriot supervisory authority;
    • www.aes-financial.com, clone of AES Financial Services LTD, a company authorised by the UK supervisory authority;
    • www.cesco-invest.com, clone of Cesco Investments Ltd a company authorised by the UK supervisory authority;
    • www.ingroupe-online.com/ www.market.online-ingroupe.com, clone of Postbank NV, a company authorised by the Dutch supervisory authority;
    • www.winbankfinance.online, clone of the Greek bank Piraeus Bank SA;
    • www.intesa-gestion.com, clone of Intesa Sanpaolo Spa, an Italian bank;
    • www.actio-prevoyance.com, previously reported by the CSSF (see "Consob Informa" no. 45/2019 of 23.12.2019);
    • www.man-investments.com;
    • www.mgclogic.com;
    • www.mycoin-banking.com.

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Servicios Financieros Aureo (www./tradingaureo.webnode.es);
    • Absolute Global Markets / Lotens Partners Ltd (www.agmarkets.io/es), previously reported by the FINMA (see “Consob Informa” no. 45/2019 of 23.12.2019 and the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 4/2020 of 3.2.2020);
    • B-Market Limited/ Proper-Trade (www.proper-trade.com);
    • Rimarkets / Fcorp Solutions Ltd (www.rimarkets-fx.com);
    • 24CFD (www.24cfd.com);
    • Trade Center / Promfix Ou (www.tradecenter.fm);
    • https://twitter.com/TGRN_Capital. The Spanish supervisory authority reports that this site has been found to be linked to Trading Ganador / Trading De Ganadores, which it has already issued warnings about (see "Consob Informa" no. 4/2018 of 29.1.2018);
    • Lotuscfd (www.lotuscfd.com);
    • Lincolnfx Capital Ltd (www.lincolnfx.capital), a site previously reported by the FCA, and a clone of authorised company Lincoln Finance Ltd(www.lincolnfinance.co.uk), based in Sheffield (UK) see "Consob Informa" no. 2/2020 of 20.1.2020);
    • https://gaesco-gestion.com, clone of 'GVC Gaesco Valores S.V., S.A.’, a company authorised by the Spanish supervisory authority;
    • Livemarkets Eafi Sa / Livemarkets Eaf Sa (www.livemarkets.es);
    • Quants-Trade (www.quants-trade.com);
    • Extrader247 (www.exterader247.com);
    • Arrow Capital Ltd/ Lv Grow Markets (https://lvgrowmarkets.com/es);
    • D. Manuel Vilar Peraire (www.inexxspain.com);
    • Euro Investement House Ltd (www.lotsfx.com);
    • http://www.parverinvest.com.

    Reported by FINMA:

    • Eos Markets (www.eos-market.co), with stated address in Zurich (Switzerland), previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" n. 6/2020 of 17.2.2020);
    • CHS Premium (www.chspremium.com), with stated address in Zurich (Switzerland);
    • ICT Innovative Crypto Technology (www.ict.webcrafton.com; https://ictrobots.com);
    • www.emmegiconsulenzesagl.com, clone of "EMMEGI Consulenze Sagl”, a company duly registered in the commercial registers of Switzerland;
    • RoyalsFX (www.royalsfx.co), with stated address in Geneva (Switzerland);

    Reported by the SEC:

    • US International Registry &Compliance Agency (www.usirca.com), with stated address in Portland (OR - USA);
    • Trade Guide Insurance (www.tguideinsurance.com), with stated address in New York;
    • Stock Funding Corporation (www.stockfundingcorp.com), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • Smart Capital, LP (www.thesmartcapitalinvest.com), with stated address in New York (USA).
    • Skyoption LLC d/b/a 360Sky Options (www.360sky-options.com), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • SecureFx Options (www.securefxoptions.com), with stated address in Lufkin (TX - USA);
    • Scott & Alder (https://sa-law-firm.com), with stated address in Norfolk (VA - USA);
    • Resonanceoptions (www.resonanceoptions.com), with stated address in New York (USA).
    • PV Merger Group (www.pvmerge.com), with stated address in Seattle (WA - USA), previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" 16/2019 of 6.5.2019);
    • Platinum Global Associates (www.platinumglobalassociates.com) with stated address in New York (USA), previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" 19/2019 of 27.5.2019);
    • New York Compliance Regulatory Board (www.nycrb.us), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • Mckenzie & Sons Mergers & Acquisitions (www.mckenzieandsons-ma.com), with stated address in Dallas (TX - USA);
    • Liberty Trade & Investment (www.libertytradeandinvestment.com), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • John H. Slade & Co., Inc. (www.jhslade.com), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • James & Mays, PLLC (www.jamesmaysllc.com), with stated address in New York (USA), previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" 37/2019 of 28.10.2019);
    • Hill Law Associates (www.hill-lawassociates.net), with stated address in Chicago (IL - USA), previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" 26/2019 of 15.7.2019);
    • Global Registration and Transfer Corporation (www.gratc.org), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • Global FX (www.global-fx.com), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • FX Well Investment (www.fxwellinvestment.com), with stated address in Arlington (TX - USA);
    • Finance Regulation Board (www.financeregulationsboard.us), with stated address in Washington DC (USA);
    • District Stock Transfer (www.districkstocktransfer.org), with stated address in Washington DC (USA);
    • Corporate Stock Transfer Services (www.corporatestocktransferservices.com), with stated address in Wilmington (DE - USA);
    • Chris Gardner Group (www.chrisgardnergroup.com), with stated address in New York (USA), previously reported by the DFSA (see "Consob Informa" no. 30/2019 of 9.9.2019);
    • Board of Financial Affairs (www.bfina.org), with stated address in New York (USA);
    • Blueford Consultancy Limited (www.bluefordconsultancy.com) with stated address in New York (USA), previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Information" 25/2019 of 8.7.2019);
    • Blockcryptomining (www.blockcryptomining.com), with stated address in Chicago (IL - USA);
    • Binary Investment Management (www.binaryinvestmentmanagement.com) with stated address in New York (USA).
    • Ameritradeoptions (www.ameritradeoptions.com), with stated address in New York (USA).
    • 426 Investments Incorporated(www.426investmentsinc.com), with stated address in Fountain Valley (CA - USA).

    * * *

    The Cypriot supervisory authority, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has updated its list of companies and websites offering investment services on forex markets without authorisation. The complete list is published on the CySEC website at the following address: https://www.cysec.gov.cy/en-GB/complaints/non-approved-domains/.

    (in "Consob Informa" no. 9/2020 - 9 March 2020)

  • 02 mar 2020
    Consob warning on

    Prime-Investfx Ltd (sito internet www.prime-investx.com) - "4FX Royal" (sito internet https://4fxroyal.com) - GlobalFx Ltd (sito internet https://globalfxs.org) - Light Media Ltd (sito internet www.wincapitalpro.com) - "AJ Asset" (siti internet https://aj-asset.com e https://platform.aj-asset.com) - "VirtualStocks" (sito internet https://virtualstocks.io) - UMO Finance Ltd (sito web www.umo-finance.com) - www.umoperte.dazeroamarketer.com (Alberto Simoni)

    Consob has ordered the black-out of 7 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

    The commission availed itself of the powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet access providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorisation.

    The companies and websites are listed below:

    • Prime-Investfx Ltd (website www.prime-investx.com);
    • "4FX Royal" (website https://4fxroyal.com);
    • GlobalFx Ltd (website https://globalfxs.org);
    • Light Media Ltd (website www.wincapitalpro.com);
    • "AJ Asset" (websites https://aj-asset.comand https://platform.aj-asset.com);
    • VirtualStocks" (website https://virtualstocks.io).

    The number of sites blacked out since July last, when Consob got the power to order blackouts, has thus risen to 161.

    The measures with which the aforementioned companies were ordered to terminate the abusive activity can be viewed on the website www.consob.it..

    The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on the Italian market is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.

    Consob draws investors' attention to the importance of paying the utmost attention in order to make informed investment choices, focusing on those common sense behaviours - such as, for example, checking that the operator with whom you are investing is authorised - that are essential if you really want to safeguard and, hopefully, see a return. To this end, Consob would remind you that there is a section on the homepage of its website consob.it entitled "Be aware of fraud!", with useful information to warn investors against abusive operators.

    The Commission has also suspended for a period of 90 days:

    - the offering to the public resident in Italy of investments of a financial nature made by UMO Finance Ltd without the required authorisation, also through the website www.umo-finance.com pursuant to article 99, paragraph 1, letter d) of the Consolidated Law on Finance (Resolution no. 21279 of 26 February 2020);

    - advertising, through the site www.umoperte.dazeroamarketer.com, linked to Mr Alberto Simoni, of the offering to the public of investments of a financial nature promoted by UMO Finance Ltd, without the required authorisations, pursuant to article 101, paragraph 4, letter b) of the Consolidated Law on Finance (Resolution no. 21280 of 26 February 2020).

    * * *

    Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:

     (Published in "Consob Informa" no. 8/2020 - 3 March 2020)

  • 02 mar 2020
    Warning on

    Chryson Limited - Intelligent Money Limited - Little Loans Lender Ltd / Little Loans - Advisory Broker Services / Advisory Broker Trading / AB Services - Alan Jones Financial Services Limited - China Citic Bank - Credit Finance UK Limited - Invest My ISA / InvestMyISA - Country Loans - Data Financial Services Group - Info Bond Finder / Bond Finder - Luxstar Group - Asset Trade International (Europe) S.A. - Qualion Finance - Pais Capital Group / Pais Capital Marketing Ltd - Fxfinest - Crypto 300 Club - Alliance Internationale - Swiss CryptoBank - 香港島中環金融街8號18樓 (solo nome cinese) - www.investmentsfirst.com - Bitprime Ltd / Bitprimeprofx - SL Markets Super Lucky Prime/ SL Prime - Ashimoto Kogyo Co. Ltd - http://www.bollnz.com, https://hylbb.com - https://www.bollcheng.com - https://bollst.com

    The supervisory authorities of United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority - FCA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), Spain (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV), Portugal (Portuguese Securities Commission - CMVM), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission - SFC), British Columbia (British Columbia Securities Commission - BCSC) and New Zealand (Financial Markets Authority - New Zealand - FMA), report companies and websites that are offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

    Reported by the FCA:

    • Chryson Limited (www.chryson-limited.com), with stated address in Glasgow (UK), Paris (France), Lisbon (Portugal), clone of Chryson Limited, an authorised company of the same name based in Glasgow (UK);
    • Intelligent Money Limited (yan.sobitski@intelligentmoney.club​​​​​​​), with stated address in Nottingham (UK), clone of the authorised company Intelligent Money Ltd (compliance@intelligentmoney.com) based in Nottingham (UK);
    • Little Loans Lender Ltd / Little Loans (directlender4@outlook.com, directlender3@outlook.com), with stated address in Chester (UK), clone of the authorised company Digitonomy Limited (www.little-loans.com), based in Chester;
    • Advisory Broker Services / Advisory Broker Trading / AB Services (www.advisorybrokerservices.com, www.advisorybrokertrading.net) with stated address in London (UK), clone of the authorised company Advisors and Brokers Service based in Prague (Czech Republic);
    • Alan Jones Financial Services Limited (www.alanjonesfinancial.com), clone of Alan Jones Financial Services Ltd (alanjonesfs@aol.com), an authorised company of the same name located in Marlan, Spittal, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5QP (UK);
    • China Citic Bank (www.cnbiinternational.com), with stated address in London (UK), clone of the authorised company China Citic Bank Corporation Limited (rhod.sutton@uk.citicbank.com), based in London (UK);
    • Credit Finance UK Limited (loanapprovalhelplineservices@gmail.com, unsecuredloandebt@gmail.com, ukteamloan@gmail.com, loanfile78@gmail.com, headofficeloandepartment@gmail.com, and creditfinancescapitalsUK@googlegroups.com), clone of Season Marketing Limited, an authorised company based in London (UK);
    • Invest My ISA / InvestMyISA (www.investmyisa.co.uk);
    • Country Loans (www.countryloans.co.uk), with stated address in Birmingham (UK), clone of the authorised company Country Loans Ltd, based in Somerset (UK);
    • Data Financial Services Group, clone of the authorised company Data Financial Services Limited;
    • Info Bond Finder / Bond Finder (www.info.bond-finder.co.uk), with stated address in London (UK).

    Reported by the CSSF:

    • Luxstar Group (www.luxstargroup.com), with stated address in Luxembourg;
    • Asset Trade International (Europe) S.A. (www.asset-trade-international.com) with stated address in Luxembourg;
    • Qualion Finance (www.qualion.co.uk).

    Reported by the CNMV:

    • Pais Capital Group / Pais Capital Marketing Ltd (www.paiscapital.com);
    • Fxfinest (www.fxfinest.com/es), a company previously reported by the FCA (see "Consob Informa" no. 45/2019 of 23 December 2019);
    • Crypto 300 Club (www.crypto300club.com).

    Reported by the CNVM:

    • Alliance Internationale (https://www.alliance-internationale.com).

    Reported by the FINMA:

    • Swiss CryptoBank (www.swisscryptobank.group) with stated address in Geneva (Switzerland).

    Reported by the SFC:

    • 香港島中環金融街8號18 (www.xinhonginternational.com), Chinese name only;
    • www.investmentsfirst.com, clone of the authorised company First Eastern Investments Limited.

    Reported by the BCSC:

    • Bitprime Ltd / Bitprimeprofx (www.bitprimeprofx.com).

    Reported by the FMA  (New Zealand):

    • SL Markets Super Lucky Prime/ SL Prime (https://www.sl-prime.com), clone of the authorised company Cloud Service Co Limited;
    • Ashimoto Kogyo Co. Ltd (www.internationalsecuritieslaw.com), with stated address in Tokyo (Japan).

    New Zealand's supervisory authority also warns savers that the websites http://www.bollnz.com, https://hylbb.com, https://www.bollcheng.com and https://bollst.com are in no way linked to the authorised company Boll Financial Holdings Limited.

    (in "Consob Informa" no. 8/2020 - 3 March 2020)