We make a serious effort to routinely check your sources for compliance with the Affiliate Agreement and the regulator’s requirements. For your convenience, please review the most common issues, prohibited phrases, and rules related to the risk warnings.
We would like to draw your attention to the updated banners in the Promos section – they have been changed to meet the regulator’s requirements. Many of the previous banners are no longer allowed to be used. It is very important to make sure that the banners you have in your ad campaigns and on your websites are the ones that are currently available in the Promos section. If you are in doubt or need clarification, contact your personal manager to get help checking your sources.
- FCA, Consob and any regulators
- gambling terms (bet, stake, win, loss)
We are NOT allowed to use phrases which state that trading is easy and/or suitable for everyone. These include but are not limited to the phrases below:
- as simple as up or down
- everyone/anyone can be a trader
- easy money
- 1 click 60 seconds 85% profit
- Deal 60 Seconds 90% Profitability
- Trading has never been so easy
- Gain up to 85% return every 60 seconds
- Start your career as a trader right now
- Trading has never been so exciting
- Just 1 click to start your investment
- FREE $1000 for training!
- Binary Options Trading is Simple
- Learn how simple Binary Options are
- Try for free!
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- and any similar phrases.
Binary options are NOT suitable for beginners. They are considered a complex product, hence you should remove and never make such statements:
Materials should not include information regarding strategies that indicates them as trading strategies (e.g. “the Martingale trading strategy”), as this is considered investment advice. If you use information based on trading strategies, it should be called a “trading pattern” and it must contain the expanded risk disclaimer: “Your capital may be at risk. This material is not investment advice.”
Whenever there is any mention of profit or profitability in a percentage form, this must always be accompanied by an asterisk and the following statement: “Amount to be credited to account for a successful trade.”
The risk warning should be clearly visible near every registration link, with a separate border around it.
“General Risk Warning: The financial products offered by the company carry a high level of risk and can result in the loss of all your funds. You should never invest money that you cannot afford to lose.”
For video producers Always add a risk warning at the bottom that’s visible throughout the entire duration of the video: RISK WARNING: YOUR CAPITAL MIGHT BE AT RISK
If you’re recording a trading session, never use the word “strategy,” don’t give investment advice, and add an additional warning: NOTE: THIS VIDEO IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE.
Remember: IQ Option does not work with affiliates if they do not comply with the above rules.