The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) have published a list of new websites and entities offering investments on the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market in France, without authorisation to do so.
Here is the new website recently identified:
- www.london-equity.com / London Equity Ltd
A list of all unauthorized websites to offer investments on the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market is available in the AMF’s website (section: Espace épargnants > Protéger son épargne > Listes noires) and Assurance Banque Épargne Info Service – ABE IS’s website (section: Vos démarches > Se protéger contre les arnaques > Les listes noires des sites internet et entités non autorisés).
These websites may change very quickly and this list is not intended to be exhaustive.
To ensure that the intermediary offering banking or financial products or services is authorised to operate in France, you can view the register of financial agents (https://www.regafi.fr) or the list of authorised intermediaries in the financial investment advisor (FIA) or participating investment advisor (PIA) categories (https://www.orias.fr/search).
If the intermediary in question is not on any of the last two lists, the AMF strongly recommends that you should not make use of their services, as they are in breach of the applicable legislation and are not required to comply with basic rules of investor protection, information disclosure and claims handling.