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FSCA warns the public against Beurax Trading

By Staff Reporter 27m in the past

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The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) warns the public against doing any monetary companies business with Beurax Trading which isn’t authorised to provide any monetary recommendation or render any middleman companies when it comes to the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (FAIS Act).

According to the Beurax Trading web site, it’s a buying and selling platform that gives buying and selling in Forex, contract for distinction (CFD’s) derivatives, and cryptocurrency. The web site claims Beurax Trading makes use of a buying and selling bot that completes over 1000 commerce offers a day. Due to what Beurax claims is its “unique algorithms, and high-performance speed”, the company states that “it obtains greater profit as compared to traditional trading at stock exchanges, while maintaining the uttermost reliability level”. The entity is due to this fact conducting monetary companies business and requires a South African monetary companies supplier licence from the FSCA, to conduct business with South African residents. It is due to this fact extremely possible that they are conducting unregistered business, which is a legal offence.

The web site additionally claims that it’s authorised by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The FSCA will verify this with our Australian counterparts. Of significance nonetheless is that Beurax nonetheless requires a South African licence to function domestically. A South African licence will topic Beurax to codes of conduct which are designed to guard the buyers against fraud and misconduct of any monetary service supplier (FSP).

It is the FSCA’s view that Beurax is luring South African residents to do business with it with guarantees of unrealistic returns. The declare on the web site of a return of 28% per 30 days is merely not practical and raises a significant concern about the legitimacy of the business. The FSCA reminds the public of the many latest crypto scams the place the operators of the schemes have been in impact conducting a Ponzi scheme.

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Members of the public ought to at all times test that an entity or particular person is registered with the FSCA to offer Financial Advisory & Intermediary Services and what class of recommendation it’s that the entity is registered to offer. There are cases the place individuals are registered to offer fundamental advisory companies for a low threat product after which provide companies of a much more complicated and dangerous nature. The FSCA once more reminds customers who want to conduct monetary companies with an establishment or individual to test beforehand with the FSCA on both the toll free quantity (0800 110 443) or on the web site www.fsca.co.za as to whether or not or not such establishment or individual is authorised to render monetary companies.

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