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Vanuatu regulator withdraws 3 financial leader licenses

In a public notice posted on May 26, 2022, the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission announced that the following licensees have not engaged in Financial Dealers business, and do not have investor funds in their custody, therefore no investors will be affected by the withdrawal of their license and the payment of their bond deposit; consequently,...

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Announcing our first comparative report on regulations

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Onshoring for success: New FMA report outlines need for stronger regulation of financial dealers  The Financial Markets Association of Vanuatu (FMA) today unveiled its first comprehensive survey of worldwide regulatory best practices in the online trading of financial derivatives. Titled Comparative report on the licensing and regulation of financial intermediaries in the OTC derivatives market, the...

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[video] Meet Vanuatu’s new digital asset consultant

FMA applauds decision by VFSC to hire world-renowned crypto consultant It is with great pleasure that the Financial Markets Association of Vanuatu (FMA) learned that our regulator, the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC), has hired Loretta Joseph to become its digital asset regulatory framework consultant.  Spanning a 25-year career in global financial markets, the Australia-born expert...

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Vanuatu regulator withdraws 3 financial dealer licenses

In a public notice posted on August 21, 2021, the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission announced that the following licensees have not engaged in Financial Dealers business, and do not have investor funds in their custody, therefore no investors will be affected by the withdrawal of their license and the payment of their bond deposit; consequently,...

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FMA Vanuatu Welcomes ForexChief

The Financial Markets Association of Vanuatu is proud to welcome ForexChief as its latest member organization. Headquartered in Port Vila and licensed by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission, ForexChief offers clients a stable, technically sound trading platform for currency contracts and precious metals. By utilizing among the most cutting-edge solutions within the industry, such as MetaTrader...

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Our press release about the May 2021 amendment to the Financial Dealers Licensing Act

Digital assets a blessing for Vanuatu: Financial Markets Association PORT VILA, JUNE 18, 2021 – By allowing the trade of digital assets on its shores, Vanuatu just equipped itself with a crucial tool for sustainable economic growth, according to the Financial Markets Association (FMA) which represents the country’s financial dealers. On May 25th, Vanuatu propelled itself...

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FMA Vanuatu welcomes ACY Securities

Award-winning brokerage ACY Securities joins a host of other leading brokerages from across the world, including Deriv, Hantec Markets and Master Select Group, to become one of our newest members. ACY Securities has been winning accolades since 2016, when they were awarded “Best Investor Education Broker” by FX168 Brokers Billboard. The following year they were...

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Introducing MFM Securities, a member of MFM Group

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Members of FMA Vanuatu are entitled to a range of benefits. That includes timely updates on industry regulations, current standards and other important information, as well as access to a platform from which to lobby for legislative change. These benefits spurred MFM Securities, our brand-new member, to join our community of reputable brokerages and help us...

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TMGM joins FMA Vanuatu

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TMGM prides itself on its research and development department, through which it is able to constantly innovate and push boundaries of liquidity and usability. They are regulated by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC) and the Australian Security and Investment Commission (ASIC). TMGM outline three ways in which they provide a world-class service: connection, protection...

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New member: Master Select Group

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We are proud to welcome Master Select Group (MSG) as the newest member of the FMA Vanuatu family. Harnessing MetaTrader 4 (MT4), the world’s most popular trading platform, MSG enables online trading across six products: precious metals, crude oil, foreign exchange, stock index, US stocks and cryptocurrency (including Bitcoin and Ether). MSG is regulated by the Vanuatu...

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