CySEC announced the suspension of the license of a Cyprus Investment Firm 

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The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has issued an announcement to inform that on the 24th of September 2019, has decided to suspend the license of a Cyprus Investment Firm.

In accordance with the CySEC’s announcement:

The authorisation of the Cyprus Investment Firm MPS Marketplace Securities Ltd (‘the Company’), number 170/12, is suspended in whole, pursuant to section 71(6)(c) of Τhe Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law of 2017 (‘the Law’) and section 10(1) of Directive DI87-05 for The Withdrawal and Suspension of Authorisation (‘DI87-05’), as there are suspicions of an alleged violation of section 10 of the Law and the section 93(1) of the Regulation.

The above decision was reached as the aforementioned alleged violation may cause concern and risk relating to the protection of the Company’s clients and constitute a threat to the orderly operation and integrity of the market.

Within fifteen (15) days, the Company has to take actions in order to comply with the aforementioned provisions.

For as long as the suspension of the authorisation is in force:

1. The Company is not permitted to:

1.1 Provide/carry out investment services/activities.

1.2 Enter into any business transaction with any person and accept any new client.

1.3 Advertise itself as a provider of investment services.

2. The Company, provided this is consistent with the wishes of its existing clients, may proceed with the below actions, without such actions being considered as breach of section 7(a) of DI87-05:

1.1 Complete all its own transactions and those of its clients which are before it, in accordance with client instructions.

1.2 Return all funds and financial instruments which are attributable to its clients.

Source: CySEC

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