Plus500 Obtains A License The Financial Supervision Authority

UK-listed Plus500 has secured a license from Estonia’s Financial Supervision Authority (FSA). This will enable the brand to operate as a licensed investment firm and offer ancillary services. The forex and CFD broker has also appointed a new CEO of its Estonian entity – Sigrid Aljas. Read on for the details.

FSA License

The Financial Supervision Authority granted the license to Plus500EE AS last week. Regulatory oversight from the watchdog will help the retail trading brand grow its presence in the region. Providing reassurance to local traders, Plus500 will need to meet a string of regulatory requirements.

Plus500 Estonia license

The FSA commented: “Based on the issued activity license, the company has the right to receive and forward orders related to securities, execute orders related to securities in the name or for the account of the client and trade in securities for its own account.” The regulator added, “As ancillary services to investment services, a company has the right to hold and manage the client’s securities and to provide services related to foreign exchange if they are related to the provision of investment services.”

Before securing its latest license, the brokerage was operating in Estonia by passporting its Cypriot license. The company also holds operating licenses with several other financial regulators, including in the UK, Australia, Cyprus, Singapore, Seychelles and South Africa.

New Management

Plus500’s Estonian entity will be headed up by Sigrid Aljas – an established lawyer with a background in retail trading services. Aljas was Head of Compliance at Admiral Markets Estonia. Earlier in her career, Aljas also worked at the Financial Supervision Authority.

Kerli Lõhmus has also joined the management board having previously been CFO of Estonian bank, Coop Pank AS. Before that, Lõhmus was CFO at the LVH Group, the biggest capital provider in Estonia.

About Plus500

Since its launch in 2008, Plus500 has picked up a string of awards and signed up tens of thousands of traders around the world. The firm offers its own trading software in the form of a browser-based terminal alongside a bespoke CFD dealing platform – Plus500 Invest.

More than 2,000 CFD tradable assets are available, including currencies, stocks, cryptos (availability subject to regulation), commodities, ETFs and options. Leverage varies depending on your location but is capped at 1:30 in the UK and Europe. It’s also worth noting that investors that qualify for ‘professional’ status can access higher rates – note that professional accounts do not have ICF rights.

New traders can get started with a $100 minimum deposit and 24/7 customer support is available to help users get setup.

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Established in 2008 and headquartered in Israel, Plus500 is a prominent brokerage that boasts over 25 million registered traders in over 50 countries. Specializing in CFD trading, the company offers an intuitive, proprietary platform and mobile app. It maintains competitive spreads and does not charge commissions or deposit or withdrawal fees. Plus500 also continues to shine as one of the most trusted brokers with licenses from reputable regulators, including the FCA, ASIC and CySEC.
80% of retail CFD accounts lose money.