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Screenshot of a breaking news alert e-mail from Q2 2017
Binary options broker anyoption has sent out a note to its affiliates that the company is no longer accepting traffic from France.
CySEC licensed anyoption, along with a number of the other Israel-based, CySEC regulated Binary Options and Forex brokers, is knee deep in adapting its operations to new rules being issued in a number of jurisdictions. Primarily, with Israel no longer allowing Binary Options brokers to solicit clients from abroad, and with CySEC requiring its licensed CIFs to perform all client-facing activities (such as sales and retention) physically in Cyprus or in another EU-MiFID country), anyoption and other brokers are actively laying off staff in Israel and expanding operations in Cyprus and in other EU countries, such as Bulgaria, Romania and Latvia.
While France has not banned the binary options product altogether, just the advertising of binary options and forex trading services, apparently anyoption is concerned that affiliates marketing on their behalf against the ad ban could be a problem for the company.
The anyoption.fr site for France base traders, however, remains open and fully operational.
The note sent out today by anyoption reads as follows:
After internal discussions, anyoption has come to the decision to stop accepting traffic from France.
We will inform you if anything changes regarding this issue in the future.
Don’t hesitate to contact your affiliate manager or email us at [email protected] for further information or questions.
The anyoption affiliate team