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Forex Regulation | Forex Regulatory Bodies

Like any financial market, Forex currency trading requires proper regulation. Every country has own governmental financial institutions & independent regulators that supervise and control the Forex industry and work to protect its investors.

Not all Forex brokers nowadays are regulated by appropriate financial regulators in their countries. It's important to pay attention to your broker's regulatory status, as it'll determine the level of security and protection of your investment.

Below is the list of Forex regulatory & supervisory bodies for each country:


Anguilla Financial Services Commission www.fsc.org.ai


Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) www.ecsrc.com


Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) www.asic.gov.au


State Committee for Securities (Azerbaijan) www.scs.gov.az
Baku Stock Exchange www.bfb.az


Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) www.secbd.org


The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) www.fsma.be


International Financial Services Commission (IFSC) www.ifsc.gov.bz

British Virgin Islands:

BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC of BVI) www.bvifsc.vg


Financial Supervision Commission of Bulgaria (FSC Bulgaria) www.fsc.bg


British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) www.bcsc.bc.ca
Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) www.cipf.ca
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC) www.fintrac.gc.ca
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) www.iiroc.ca
Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) www.osc.gov.on.ca
Ombudsman of Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) www.obsi.ca

Cayman Islands:

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) www.cimoney.com.ky


China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) www.csrc.gov.cn


Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (CFSSA) www.hanfa.hr


Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) www.cysec.gov.cy

Czech Republic:

Czech National Bank (CNB) www.cnb.cz


Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA) www.dfsa.dk


Financial Services Unit (FSU) fsu.gov.dm

Dubai, UAE:

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) www.dmcc.ae
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) www.dgcx.ae
Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) www.dfsa.ae
Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) www.sca.ae


The Financial Supervision Authority (FINANTSINSPEKTSIOON) www.fi.ee


FIN-FSA in Finland www.finanssivalvonta.fi


Autorite des marches financiers (AMF) www.amf-france.org
Banque de France www.banque-france.fr
Credit Institutions and Investment Firms Committee (CECEI) www.banque-france.fr
French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) www.regafi.fr


Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) www.bafin.de


The Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) www.hcmc.gr

Hong Kong:

Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) www.sfc.hk


Hungarian FSA (HFSA) www.pszaf.hu


The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) www.fme.is


Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) www.sebi.gov.in
Reserve bank of India (RBI) www.rbi.org.in


Commidity Futures Trade Regulatory Agency (CoFTRA) www.bappebti.go.id


Central Bank of Ireland www.financialregulator.ie

Isle of Man

The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) www.fsc.gov.im


The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) www.isa.gov.il


Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) www.consob.it


Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA Japan) www.fsa.go.jp
Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) www.jsda.or.jp
Japan Investor Protection Fund (JIPF) jipf.or.jp
Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) www.tocom.or.jp


Capital Markets Authority (CMA) www.cma.or.ke


Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait www.moci.gov.kw
Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) www.kuwaitchamber.org.kw


The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) www.fktk.lv


Banque Du Liban www.bdl.gov.lb


The Lithuanian Securities Commission, Bank of Lithuania www.lb.lt


Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) www.cssf.lu


The Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein (FMA) www.fma-li.li


Securities Commission Malaysia www.sc.com.my


Malta Financial Services Authority (FSA in Malta) www.mfsa.com.mt


Financial Services Commission of Mauritius (FSC Mauritius) www.gov.mu

New Zealand (limited regulation):

Financial Markets Authority (FMA) www.fma.govt.nz
Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) www.business.govt.nz
Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) www.fscl.org.nz


Nevis Financial Services www.nevisfinance.com


Securities & Exchange Commission Nigeria www.sec.gov.ng


The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway www.finanstilsynet.no


Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) www.secp.gov.pk


Superintendencia de Mercado de Valores - The Securities Market Superintence (SMV) www.supervalores.gob.pa
Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MICI) www.mici.gob.pa


Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines www.sec.gov.ph
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) www.bsp.gov.ph


Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA) www.knf.gov.pl


Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM) www.cmvm.pt


Romanian National Securities Commission (C.N.V.M.) www.cnvmr.ro


FFMS in Russia (FCFR) www.ffms.ru
Centre for Regulation of Off-Exchange Financial Instruments and Technologies (CRFIN) www.crfin.ru


Seychelles Financial Services Authority (FSA Seychelles) www.fsaseychelles.sc
Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA) www.sla.sc


Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) www.mas.gov.sg
Singapore Exchange (SGX) www.sgx.com


National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) www.nbs.sk

South Korea:

Financial Supervisory Commission www.fss.or.kr

Sri Lanka:

Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka www.sec.gov.lk

St. Vincent and the Grenadines:

The Financial Services Authority svgfsa.com


Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Swedish FSA) www.fi.se


Association Romande des Intermediares Financiers (ARIF) www.arif.ch
Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) www.swissbanking.org
Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC) www.finma.ch
Swiss Federal Department of Finance (SFDF) www.efd.admin.ch
Swiss Federal Finance Administration (SFFA) www.efv.admin.ch
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) www.finma.ch
Swiss National Bank (SNB) www.snb.ch
PolyReg www.polyreg.ch
Geneva Chamber of Commerce (CCIG) www.ccig.ch
Organisme d'Autoregulation des Gerants de Patrimoine (OAR-G) www.oarg.ch


The Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA) www.cmsa-tz.org


Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand www.sec.or.th


Capital Markets Board - SPK www.spk.gov.tr

United Kingdom:

UK Financial Services Authority (FSA UK) www.fsa.gov.uk
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) www.fca.org.uk
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) www.bankofengland.co.uk
Financial Services Compensation Fund (FSCS) www.fscs.org.uk

United States:

Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) www.cftc.gov
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) www.finra.org
National Futures Association (NFA) www.nfa.futures.org
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) www.nyse.com
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) www.occ.treas.gov
US Securities and Exchanges Commission (U.S. SEC) www.sec.gov
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) www.cmegroup.com
Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) www.sipc.org

International organizations:

EU Commission ec.europa.eu
Ernst & Young (E&Y) www.ey.com
Financial Markets Association (ACI) www.aciforex.com
KPMG www.kpmg.com


Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (FSC) www.vfsc.vu

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If you don't see your country on the list, leave us a comment, we'll be glad to find the information about regulatory bodies for you.

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February 28, 2017

My account was closed when Alpari went bust back in 2015 ( was it really over 2 years ago ? )after the Swiss did their magic with the Euro and remobed the peg. Luckily I was with the FCA here in the UK so got my trading pot back (minus conversion from GBP to USD to GBP ) so it pays to be in a well regulated area with a good regulated broker for maximum cover. http://www.deckchairtrader.com


August 28, 2016

Yes, TriumphFX is registered with Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (reg. 17901)


August 1, 2016

Is www.tfxi.com a regulated forex broker? Is multi account manager apply in every broker firm?


May 17, 2016

Financial Services Unit (FSU) Dominica (http://fsu.gov.dm/)


May 15, 2016

What is the regulatory body in Dominica?


September 22, 2015

We don't know much about South African regulation.
There is SARB - South African Resrve Bank, which controls all foreign exchange related areas, but there is no specific regulator found for Forex brokers in the South Africa so far.


September 21, 2015

I have read some comments concerning south African regulators, are there any? if so please do let us know



August 4, 2015

that's the only thing you can find in Russia.


July 30, 2015

KROUFR in Russia
that is non-profit self-regulatory authority (as well as the mentioned CRFIN though)


April 14, 2015

to trader who asked if Forex legal in India?
It's not, no brokerage companies can be found in India, because you cannot legally do it.


February 25, 2015

Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) - http://www.sama.gov.sa/


February 24, 2015

what is the regulating bodies for the following countrie please?
saudi arabia


January 8, 2015

is there anything in South Africa if not what options are available?


October 13, 2014

Res sir,
Is forex trading is legal in india? How about iForex?


August 4, 2014

Is FSC Mauritius a strong regulatory body? Is my money safe with brokers who claim to be regulated by them? Precisefx in Ghana (I suspect they are a white label) is with FSC. Can you say something about the strength of that regulatory body?


August 2, 2014

It doesn't appear to be a regulator, rather a simple supervising body.


July 31, 2014

Hi what about the fsb.co.za of South Africa


November 3, 2013

There are ongoing debates about whether Forex trading is legal or not in India.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) does everything in its power to prohibit Forex trading by individuals. If found trading, individuals will face strict charges for violating the law.
But the truth remains - there are many investors from India who trade Forex & open accounts with foreign brokers. You have to, however, remember that the bank will monitor transactions to/from your bank account for any suspicious/unlawful activity related to currency trading.


October 16, 2013

is forex trading is legal in india ?


September 29, 2013

Yes, UMOFX is regulated - with FSPR (FSP277305) in New Zealand.
New Zealand, however, has limited regulation. More on that can be found at: https://www.100forexbrokers.com/newzealand-forex-brokers
(scroll down to the bottom of the article).


July 5, 2013

Hello Sir,
I am from Bangladesh, I trade with umofx.com
Please sir can you help me about this broker. Is it regulated and secure broker ?


June 27, 2013

yes, it's legal in Thailand.
The Bank of Thailand sets the limits, based on your supporting documents and source of income. Sorry, I don't know what are those limits. (Online people talk about $20,000 being the limit, after that you need to fill out declaration forms).


June 27, 2013

Is it legal to trade FX in Thailand? Do the Thai have any funds limit to send out of country for FX trading?


February 19, 2013

admiral market is the best broker or not sir answer me i want to open real account admiral market


January 3, 2013

In India:
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) www.sebi.gov.in
Reserve bank of India (RBI) www.rbi.org.in


January 2, 2013

hello sir ,what organisation regulating forex broker in india?


November 25, 2012

FXCH is not regulated.
Details on the reviews page: https://www.100forexbrokers.com/reviews-ratings/fxch-forex-swiss


November 24, 2012

Hello Sir
what about FXCH?
www.forex-swiss.com? are they regulated by any organisation ? is it reliable broker?

Thank you


October 17, 2012

NFA in the US is the strictest. Though they don't require segeregated accounts right now, but there is an official Proposal exactly about segregated accounts that's under a review right now.

After that, we have FSA in the UK - solid regulation, penalties apply, but not as severe as with NFA; all brokers accounts are sergerated.


October 17, 2012

Hello BG,

which countries forex regulatory body is very strict and standard?

- Regulatory body requires strict process and well capital to start business
- 100% segregated accounts for clients funds safety
- Keeps eye on the financial transactions
- Severe punishment if found scam or illegal activity

Please convey me.


September 20, 2012

We haven't heard about Ghanafx broker before, thank you for mentioning!
Unfortunately, we don't know anything about this company, I'm very sorry.
We'll create a review page and hopefully will hear some feedback from traders.


September 19, 2012

I'm from Ghana and i don't see my country , only broker i know there is Ghanafx. They claim they are regulated by fscmauritius. Check it out and verify that for me please to determine safety of funds to be sent there


September 10, 2012

An official reply from FMA New Zealand suggests that Forex brokers in New Zealand are "generally subject to relatively limited regulation", where only registration with FSPR, FSCL is required. We'll be updating all listings accordingly.

Below is the official reply from FMA:

"All foreign exchange dealers that have a place of business in New Zealand must be registered as a financial service provider. As a precondition to registration, financial service providers are required to be members of an approved dispute resolution scheme. More information on registration is available at www.fspr.govt.nz.

Some foreign exchange dealers may be subject to additional regulatory requirements depending on the activities they undertake.

Providing foreign currency exchange services, and associated money remittance services, generally would not require any licence or authorisation (other than registration as a financial service provider) if this is the dealer’s sole activity. These activities are generally subject to relatively limited regulation.

However, foreign exchange dealers who offer foreign exchange futures contracts must be authorised by FMA to deal in futures contracts. ‘Futures contracts’ is defined in the Securities Markets Act 1988, and includes some cash settled derivative products which may not be considered futures contracts for other purposes. It generally includes contracts for difference over foreign exchange pairs and margin foreign exchange products, swaps, or cash settled forward contracts. Authorisations of futures dealers are published in the New Zealand Gazette (www.gazette.govt.nz) and an authorised dealer should be able to provide you proof of its authorisation. However, authorisations are not currently noted on the financial services providers register or published on our website.

Foreign exchange dealers who also provide other financial products or financial services may, depending on what other products or services they provide, be regulated in respect of those other products or services.

We hope this is of assistance."

Another official reply from FSPR:

"The primary regulator for Brokers would be the Financial Markets Authority.

You can view their contact details and more information about them by clicking here.


September 10, 2012

Thank you very much for the detailed feedback!
We've already sent requests to FMA and FSPR regarding this.
The information will be updated accordingly upon receiving an official reply.


September 9, 2012

What is written on https://www.100forexbrokers.com/forex-regulation against New Zealand is totally misleading.
In New Zealand, Financial Markets Authority (FMA) www.fma.govt.nz is the only regulatory body which monitors compliance with, investigates and enforces financial markets conduct legislation including
Securities Markets Act 1980. Its predecessor was NZ Securities Commission. Forex and derivatives (other than CFD shares/or other securities) remain unregulated as of now in New Zealand. Neither FMA nor any other agencies licence, supervise, or regulate FX and derivatives (other than CFD shares/or other securities providers) and ‘Forex Brokers’ are not subject to regulations imposed by any agencies in NZ.

Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) www.business.govt.nz. FSPR is not a regulator rather it is registry under www.companiesoffice.govt.nz where any persons or entities providing financial services
are required to register and if such > persons/entities have retail customers they have to also become member of any Dispute Resolution Scheme) and the approved dispute resolution schemes as approved by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs are:
Financial Services Complaints Limited Insurance & Savings Ombudsman
Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme (FDR),
Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL.

Financial Dispute Resolution (www.fdr.org.nz) or Insurance & Savings Ombudsman
(www.iombudsman.org.nz) are not regulators as otherwise claimed by ‘Forex Brokers’ on which basis your portal had classified these as ‘Regulated Brokers’. Rather the above are approved Dispute Resolution Schemes to whom any NZ retail customer of a financial service provider registered under Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) could refer a commercial complaint about an entity. To clarify, all financial service providers who operate in NZ must be registered under FSPR and those who provide financial services to
retail clients must also join a dispute resolution scheme.


July 9, 2012

Kenya - Capital Markets Authority - http://www.cma.or.ke/


July 8, 2012

What are the regulators in Kenya?


June 26, 2012

Yes, it's legal there.
Sri Lanka: Securities and Exchange Commission - http://www.sec.gov.lk/


June 26, 2012

hi BG i would like to know the trade regulation in srilanka, is it legal there.


June 25, 2012

Thanks! This helped my researched a lot about my local broker admiral markets!


June 23, 2012

Tanzania: Capital Market and Securities Authority (CMSA) - http://www.cmsa-tz.org/


June 21, 2012

What are the regulators in Tanzania?


June 18, 2012

Bangladesh: Securities and Exchange Commission http://www.secbd.org/
South Korea: Financial Supervisory Commission http://www.fss.or.kr/


June 14, 2012


what are the regulators in South Korea ?


June 6, 2012

please post bangladeshi regulatory bodies


May 17, 2012

China: China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) - http://www.csrc.gov.cn/


May 15, 2012

China ?


April 30, 2012

India: Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) - http://www.sebi.gov.in/


April 27, 2012

Who are the Regulatory bodies For forex in India?


April 5, 2012

All countries in the world comply with AML (Anti-Money Laundering policies).

Belgium: The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) - http://www.fsma.be/
Croatia: Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (CFSSA) - http://www.hanfa.hr/
Czech Republic: Czech National Bank (CNB) - http://www.cnb.cz/
Estonia: The Financial Supervision Authority (FINANTSINSPEKTSIOON) - http://www.fi.ee/
Iceland: The Finacial Supervisory Authority (FME) - http://www.fme.is/
Isle of Man: The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) - http://www.fsc.gov.im/
Latvia: The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) - http://www.fktk.lv
Lithuania: The Lithuanian Securities Commission, Bank of Lithuania - http://www.lb.lt/
Luxembourg: Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) - http://www.cssf.lu/
Liechtenstein: The Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein (FMA) - http://www.fma-li.li/
Portugal: Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM) - http://www.cmvm.pt/
Romania: Romanian National Securities Commission (C.N.V.M.) - http://www.cnvmr.ro/
Slovakia: National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) - http://www.nbs.sk/
Jersey: -
Anguilla: Anguilla Financial Services Commission - http://www.fsc.org.ai/
Antigua: Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) - http://www.ecsrc.com/
Curacao: -

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