Regulated Binary Options Brokers

Let’s cut to the chase, many traders just want to know that the broker they trade with is regulated. While there are many good brokers in the process of receiving regulation as you can see from our brokers table, in order to help traders identify the legally endorsed brokers, we have compiled a list that show those are regulated or have submitted their application for regulatory oversight.

European Regulation

Most of the regulated binary options brokers which are authorized to operate within the Eurozone are regulated by the Cypriot Securities Exchange Commission (CySEC). CySEC regulatory oversight is regarded as valid in the Eurozone as Cyprus is a member of the European Union (EU) and is MiFID compliant.

BrokerBonusMin DepositPayoutRegulatedReviewOpen Account
24OptionBonus up to 100% - terms and conditions apply. Investors can lose all their capital$25088% USA AllowedReviewVisit Broker
AnyOptionUp to 100%$10080% USA AllowedReviewVisit Broker
TopOptionUp to 100%$10090% USA AllowedReviewVisit Broker
BDSwissNone085% USA AllowedReviewVisit Broker
IQ OptionUp to 100%$10 USA AllowedReviewVisit Broker

US Regulation

In view of the different regulatory requirements imposed by the U.S regulatory authorities, we have separated out the list of brokers which are sanctioned to accept U.S based clients.

NADEX (North American Derivative Exchange)

NADEX is a Clearing House or Exchange that is fully regulated by the CFTC. However, they function more like a broker than an Exchange. Members of NADEX are allowed to trade on a retail basis. Currently, NADEX is the only U.S regulated binary options broker that is legally authorized to offer binaries to U.S based clients.For the past few years, the binary industry had largely been operating without any regulatory oversight. It is no coincidence that many of the binary options brokers we find on the internet are located in faraway offshore locations like the Seychelles, or Maldives. However, as a result of intense lobbying by consumer interest groups and regulatory bodies, there is a shift towards getting the  industry regulated. In fact, since the beginning of 2013, several countries have started coming out with the regulatory framework for regulating the trading of binary options in their countries. Although not wholly embraced by the whole industry, many leading brokers understand that there are advantages of being regulated. Apart of giving the clients the peace of mind, being regulated also gives brokers a badge of legitimacy.