Warning from the Financial Market Authority, Austria
The FMA warns investors against the conclusion of banking transactions and investment services requiring a licence with this provider
The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) may, pursuant to the first sentence of Article 4 para. 7 of the Austrian Banking Act (BWG) and/or the first sentence of Article 92 para. 11 of the 2007 Securities Supervision Act (WAG 2007), disclose to the general public by publication on the Internet, in the official gazette “Amtsblatt zur Wiener Zeitung”, or in any other newspaper with nationwide circulation, that a particular natural or legal person (person) is not entitled to carry out certain banking transactions or investment services, provided this person has given cause for such action and informing the general public is deemed necessary and reasonable in the light of possible disadvantages for those concerned.
By publication in “Amtsblatt zur Wiener Zeitung” of 24 December 2015, the FMA therefore announces that
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is not entitled to carry out banking transactions or provide investment services in Austria that require a licence. The provider is therefore not permitted to provide commercial investment advice in relation to financial instruments (Art. 3 para. 2 no.1 WAG 2007), to securities trading (Art. 1 para. 1 no. 7 point e BWG) and custody business pursuant to Art. 1 para. 1 no. 5 BWG. lit. c BWG) or entitled to receive and transmit orders, to the extent that such activity involves one or more financial instruments (Article 3 para. 2 no. 3 WAG 2007).