BaFin raises fraud alert on XMarkets

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Germany’s top financial services regulator, BaFin, has raised alarm on XMarkets, an investment adviser that mimics Deutsche Bank AG’s X-markets.

BaFin said in a statement that the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) points out that Celestial Trading Ltd., which operates the platform “XMarkets”, has not been granted authorisation to provide financial services pursuant to section 32 of the German Banking Act (Gesetz über das Kreditwesen – KWG). The company is not supervised by BaFin as of yet.

On the website, Celestial Trading Ltd. offers customers the opportunity to open a forex trading account. BaFin cannot rule out that the company is providing financial services which require authorisation pursuant to section 32 (1) of the German Banking Act.

It should also be noted that the company is not associated with “X-markets”, which involves services provided by Deutsche Bank AG

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