8 June 2018
Communiqué

ESMA press release on the restriction of CFDs and prohibition of binary options for retail clients

The CSSF informs the public of ESMA’s press release dated 1 June 2018 relating to the final product intervention measures applicable to the provision of contracts for differences (CFDs) and binary options to retail investors.

These temporary measures apply as from 2 July 2018 for binary options and as from 1 August 2018 for CFDs.

ESMA’s press release as well as its FAQs in relation to the temporary product intervention measures are available at:

https://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/esma-news/esma-adopts-final-product-intervention-measures-cfds-andbinary-options

https://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/esma-news/esma-publishes-qas-in-relation-temporary-product-interventionmeasures

ESMA’s decisions have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2018:136:TOC