Swissquotes is an established forex broker that is focused on offering outstanding client services and personalized account management accompanied by the most advanced technology in the industry. Swissquotes’s international reputation comes from our devoted service, technology, and client focus. However, after completing some research, the broker’s reputation seems quite questionable.

Is Swissquotes a scam or legit broker?

It is not safe to trade with a Forex broker Swissquotes, as it is an unregulated clone firm. 

According to the website, the broker is owned and operated by MIG Capital LTD. It claims to have offices in London, United Kingdom, Zurich, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Also, the terms and conditions state that the company operates under the Swissquotes brand according to the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany laws.

However, it turned out that Swissquotes is not regulated in any of these countries and is not mentioned in the registers of the local regulators. Moreover, the broker has been blacklisted by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority for being a clone firm of the FCA-regulated entity Swissquote Ltd. and has been using the name of this entity to delude potential clients. 

“Swissquotes Ltd (Clone of FCA authorised firm). Almost all firms and individuals carrying out financial services activities in the UK have to be authorised or registered by us. This firm is not authorised or registered by us but has been targeting people in the UK, claiming to be an authorised firm.”

Clone firms use some or all of the details of a genuine entity, aiming to convince investors they are indeed the authorized company or that they work with them. Fraudsters usually use this tactic when contacting people out of the blue, so you should be especially wary if you have been cold called. They may use the name of the genuine firm, the ‘firm reference number’ (FRN) we have given the authorised firm or other details. Such companies should be avoided at all costs.

We advise all investors and traders to avoid Swissquotes and other unregulated brokers. The lack of information (or false information) about the broker’s regulation, trading conditions, and contact details should be the biggest red flag for those who plan to invest with the entity. Usually, such companies run investment scams. Traders should trade with well-regulated brokers such as UK brokers or brokers in Cyprus and reliable brokers such as FP Markets and Alpari.

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