Versailles Finances and Globstate Assets Holdings Limited
The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) warns the public against the activities of Versailles Finances, a company that offers highly risky investment instruments in Belgium without complying with Belgian financial legislation.
Versailles Finances is not an authorized investment firm or credit institution in Belgium. It is therefore not allowed to provide banking and/or investment services in or from Belgium.
Furthermore, certain investment instruments that this company offers, i.e. forex and CFD products, are speculative and involve significant risks, with the investor in such products running the risk of losing the entire amount invested or, in some cases, even more than that amount. The FSMA already published a warning in June 2011 about the risks associated with speculative transactions in currencies (forex products).
Finally, Versailles Finances has not published a prospectus approved by the FSMA, as is required before any public offering of investment instruments may be made within the territory of Belgium.
The FSMA therefore strongly advises against responding to any offers of financial services or to any public offers of investment instruments made by Versailles Finances and against transferring money to any account number it might mention.
Versailles Finances uses the website www.versaillesfinances.com. The published general terms and conditions refer as well to a company named Globstate Assets Holdings Limited.
The FSMA recommends vigilance with regard to companies such as this one that offer forex products or other risky investment instruments. Always verify that any company which is offering you financial services has the requisite authorization. For more recommendations, please consult the general warning published by the FSMA on 25 September on its website.
If you wish to check in general whether a proposed transaction complies with the financial regulations, please use the search function (available in Dutch and French only) on the website of the FSMA. You can also contact the FSMA (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org).