regulatory-environment-heading-iconRegulatory Environment

ALPHABINARY works as a brand of AGM Markets Pty Ltd, an Australian Financial Services Investment Company, licence number 422662, offering investment services nationally and internationally. AGM Markets Pty Ltd is governed by all applicable Australian regulations and bodies including the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). As a reporting entity AGM Markets is required to report suspicious transactions to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). AGM Markets Pty Ltd is a member of the Financial Ombudsmen Service Ltd (FOS) as a requirement for dispute resolution.

Spotoption Exchange acknowledges the importance of all relevant laws, rules, policies and standards. Many regulations it is governed by, are intended to protect the public and its customer.

It is governed in all regions by all applicable EU regulatory authorities, including the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and the Cyprus Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2007 (Law 144(I)/2007). In order to deliver the best services and local support to its Greek clients, Spotoption Exchange operates in Greece through a Tied Agent, Kifissia Binary Corporation SA, regulated by Hellenic Capital Markets Commission.

ASIC

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission,(ASIC), is an independent Australian Government body that acts as Australia’s corporate regulator. ASIC’s role is to enforce and regulate company and financial services laws to protect Australian consumers, investors and creditors. ASIC was established on 1 July 1998. ASIC’s authority and scope is determined pursuant to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act, 2001.

AUSTRAC

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre is an Australian government agency, established in 1989 under the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 and continued in existence under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act). The agency is Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator and a specialist financial intelligence unit. Reporting entities are required to report transactions to AUSTRAC. Transactions which must be reported are:

Currency transactions of $10,000 or more, or foreign currency of that value.
International funds transfer instructions, either into or out of Australia, of any amount.
Suspicious transactions of any kind: being transactions the dealer may reasonably suspect of being part of tax evasion or crime, or might assist in prosecution.

FOS

The Financial Ombudsmen Service provides an external dispute resolution service for the financial services industry. It is approved by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). FOS provides services to the financial industry, who are unable to resolve disputes with financial services providers that are members of the scheme. Membership to an approved dispute resolution scheme is compulsory under the corporations legislation. The Financial Ombudsmen Services (FOS) provides specialized services in dispute resolution, systemic issues management and code monitoring. FOS also makes various submissions to governmental reviews, inquiries and panels.