License and Regulation
We take the safety of all our clients very seriously and make sure that you are safeguarded against malpractice.
At EightCap, we go above and beyond the industry standards and implement extraordinary measures to ensure the highest possible level of security for our clients.
We are registered with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and is a holder of Australian Financial Services License 391441.
As an AFSL holder, we adhere to stringent financial requirements set out by ASIC.
Primarily, we are obligated to fulfill strict capital requirements, employ and comply with nationally set standards and procedures including risk management and regular staff training, and undertake a detailed annual audit performed by an independent auditor to ensure compliance.
To ensure we meet and maintain our financial needs at any time, we continually identify, monitor and control every type of risks associated with our operations including assessing the effectiveness of our policies, arrangements and procedures in place continuously. Our staff typically also have a wealth of experience and knowledge about the industry, and are trained to exacting standards on an ongoing basis.
About Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
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, carrying out most of its work under the Corporations Act.
Whilst ASIC is a robust regulator, please note that it does not endorse specific companies or products.
Your money with us.
The security and safety of your money is of utmost importance to us.
In accordance with the Australian Client Money Rules and ASIC Regulatory Guide 212, all of our client funds are maintained and managed safely on trust in segregated bank accounts with a Tier-1 Australian Authorised Deposit-Taking Institution – the National Australia Bank, and are held completely separated from our business and operational funds.
In addition to holding your funds in segregated accounts, and in order to further enhance the security and safety of your money, we have also signed a professional indemnity insurance policy with a carefully selected, first-rate insurance agency at no extra cost to you.
In compliance with ASIC, we have a thorough annual auditing procedure – applied by in-house compliance teams and an independent, external auditor to ensure capital adequacy and to monitor all operations, client funds security and deposit/withdrawal procedures.
We also perform daily client money reconciliation in accordance with the regulatory requirements, to ensure that funds held on trust accurately reflect retail client assets.
Be a smart trader.
Choosing a trusted and regulated financial services provider is the first step in managing your trading risk.
To ensure you’ve selected the right trading partner, you should consider not only the company’s trading conditions but also, most importantly, confirm that its operations comply with the relevant country’s legal requirements and with internationally recognized financial standards.
Before you enter into any agreement with us, we highly recommend that you read our Regulatory Benchmark Disclosure, designed by ASIC to help you understand the risks associated with financial derivative products, assess your potential benefits and decide whether investment in such products are suitable for you.
Our PDS and FSG are also available for you to download from this website.
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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 licence 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.