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Forex Broker News: Fxview Joins Self-Regulatory Financial Commission

Latest forex broker news – FX industry self-regulatory body The Financial Commission has announced Fxview is its newest approved Member. The company becomes the latest online brokerage to join the ranks of the self-regulatory organisation, highlighting the increased interest and demand for independent external dispute resolution (EDR) services among FX industry participants.

Other forex brokers that are members of the commission include the likes of Samtrade and CFD brokers such as Libertex.

In a press release for the announcement the Commission states: “Fxview status as an Approved Broker Members of the Financial Commission took effect on July 6 2021, following the approval of its membership application by the Financial Commission, thus allowing the companies and its customers access to a wide range of services and membership benefits including, but not limited to, protection for up to €20,000 per the submitted complaint, backed by the Financial Commission’s Compensation Fund.”

A sort of insurance scheme for members’ clients

The fund only kicks in if a broker member refuses to abide by a judgement of the disputes committee and refuses to pay compensation. In this way it acts as a sort of insurance back-stop for members’ clients, but of course lacks the regulatory backing of a government-run insurance and compensation scheme.

Forex Crunch was unable to establish how much the fund has paid out to complainants over the past year, or how many complaints have been resolved through the Commission.

The Financial Commission aims to provide brokerages and their customers with an unbiased third-party mediation platform that helps resolve complaints in instances when parties are unable to directly come to an agreement over disputes.

Broker complaints resolution and platform certification

Consumers and traders can direct complaints about member brokers to the organisation to seek dispute resolution and compensation. The Commission also provides certification for trading technology platforms. The Commission has a board of directors and a dispute resolution committee and covers forex, contracts for difference and other derivatives products.

For approved members and their clients participating in CFDs, foreign exchange and cryptocurrency markets, the Financial Commission claims it helps facilitate a simpler, swifter resolution process than through typical regulatory channels such as arbitration or local court systems.

Fxview joins a range of brokerages and service providers that utilise the services of the Financial Commission as part of their commitment to fair and transparent service offerings to their clients. Forex broker Fxview has clients in 25 countries.

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Financial Commission is an initiative by sections of the forex industry to address the prevalence of fraud and non-compliance with regulations that plagues the sector. The Commission was set up by Finacom plc, which is based in Hong Kong.

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Gary McFarlane

Gary McFarlane

Gary was the production editor for 15 years at highly regarded UK investment magazine Money Observer. He covered subjects as diverse as social trading and fixed income exchange traded funds. Gary initiated coverage of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies at Money Observer and for three years to July 2020 was the cryptocurrency analyst at the UK’s No. 2 investment platform Interactive Investor. In that role he provided expert commentary to a diverse number of newspapers, and other media outlets, including the Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard and the Sun. Gary has also written widely on cryptocurrencies for various industry publications, such as Coin Desk and The FinTech Times, City AM, Ethereum World News, and InsideBitcoins. Gary is the winner of Cryptocurrency Writer of the Year in the 2018 ADVFN International Awards.