EightCap is an Australian-based online financial services provider regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (‘ASIC‘).
We hold an Australian Financial Services License (‘AFSL‘) number 391441.
Trading with EightCap
Client funds are held with Australia’s AA rated National Australia Bank (‘NAB‘)
Professional Indemnity Insurance with Lloyd’s of London
Member of Financial Ombudsman Service (‘FOS‘) – an external dispute resolution scheme
Regular external audits by top-tier firms
License and Regulation
EightCap is authorised and regulated in Australia by ASIC and is a holder of AFSL number 391441.
ASIC requires financial license holders, such as EightCap, to meet strict capital requirements, comply with Australian Client Money Handling Rules and also to employ strict policies and procedures to fulfil these requirements. These come in the form of strict risk management, staff training, external audits on both accounting and compliance processes.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is an independent Commonwealth Government body responsible for administering and enforcing various laws as Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. It is established under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act (‘ASIC Act’), carrying out most of its work under the Corporations Act.
Please note that ASIC does not endorse specific companies or products. ASIC’s regulation of EightCap applies in respect to the Australian financial activities only.
Security of Funds
Security and safety of client monies is of the utmost importance to us.
As a client of EightCap, you can be assured that your funds will always be held safely in accordance with the provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth of Australia) and related regulations for client moneys. We value the protection of all our clients and make sure that you are safeguarded against malpractice.
All client monies (including net-running, unrealised profits) are kept in segregated bank accounts with a Tier-1 Australian Authorised Deposit-Taking Institution – the National Australia Bank – maintained and managed in accordance with the Australian client money rules. These funds are kept separately to EightCap’s corporate/operational funds and cannot be used for any purpose other than to maintain margin needed to cover positions opened by clients. Our Product Disclosure Statement outlines our client money handling policies.
If you require further information about how we handle your funds please call us on +61 (3) 8373 4800. You can also view our Legal page which outlines how we comply with the law in our regulated jurisdictions.
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Our Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) are available for you to download. It is also recommended you read our Regulatory Benchmark Disclosures, designed by ASIC to help you understand the risks associated with over-the-counter (OTC) derivative products, assess your potential benefits and decide whether investment in OTC products are suitable for you.
EightCap is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service (‘FOS’) – an approved Australian External Dispute Resolution scheme that fairly and independently resolves disputes between consumers and financial services providers.
We take the safety of your funds very seriously. At no extra cost to clients of EightCap, we have undertaken additional protection by purchasing and maintaining an indemnity insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London.
EightCap has in place an external Independent Auditor to ensure compliance with our regulatory obligations and operational processes.
Trade with Confidence
With EightCap, you are not just trading with any other broker. Our core values of transparency, honesty, client satisfaction and innovation separates us from the other brokers.
Risk Warning: Margin trading involves a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider your objectives, financial situation, needs and level of experience before entering into any margined transactions with EightCap, and seek independent advice if necessary. Forex and CFDs are highly leveraged products which mean both gains and losses are magnified. You should only trade in these products if you fully understand the risks involved and can afford losses without adversely affecting your lifestyle (including the risk of losing substantially more than your initial investment). A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and a Financial Services Guide (FSG) for our products are available to download from our Legal Documentation page. You must assess and consider them carefully before making any decision about using our products or services.
EightCap is a registered business name of EightCap Pty Ltd (ABN 73 139 495 944). We are regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) - our AFSL number is 391441. This AFSL authorises us to provide financial services to people in Australia. The information on this website is of a general nature only and is not directed at residents in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. EightCap is not a financial adviser, and does not issue advice, recommendations, or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of a margined transaction. We provide general advice only and accordingly you should consider how appropriate the advice (if any) is to your objectives, financial situation and needs before acting on the advice.