Esma proposes crackdown on CFDs and binary options

Esma considers ban on binary options and tighter leverage limit rules for contracts for difference

Debating a ban: Esma is concerned that risks are unchecked in the CFD space

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) is considering a ban on the marketing, distribution and sale of binary options, as well as imposing restrictions on the amount of leverage available to retail clients trading contracts for difference (CFDs).

In a statement issued on December 15, the European regulator provided an update on its work to address concerns over customer protection, following a similar warning in June 2017.

Esma said it “has been concerned about the provision of

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