Today the Central Bank of Ireland published warning notices against four unauthorised firms that have been operating in the State in the absence of an appropriate authorisation.
Please see names of unauthorised firms below and press releases attached:
- 4XFX (Estonia)
- InvestTeck (Ireland and Estonia)
- HB Global (Ireland)
- Jakub Chrzanowski t/a BSM Ireland (Ireland)
A list of unauthorised firms published to date is available on the Central Bank website.
It is a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm / person to provide financial services in Ireland that would require an authorisation under the relevant legislation which the Central Bank is the responsible body for enforcing. Consumers should check the Central Bank registers online to find out if a firm / person they are dealing with is authorised. Consumers should be aware, that if they deal with a firm/person who is not authorised, they are not eligible for compensation from the Investor Compensation Scheme.