Key Information Documents
The following key information documents for each product type we offer are aimed to help you better understand our products, including the risks, costs and examples of potential gains and losses associated with them, and any other relevant information.
This website has been produced by Match Securities (‘MS’) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Commission [Licence No. GB21026301].
Warning: demo platform
The virtual funds available via your demo platform allow you to familiarise yourself with our trading platforms, and any gains or losses incurred while trading in a demo environment are not suggestive of results you may achieve when trading on a live platform. Access to your demo platform is only valid for 30 days, which will be terminated thereafter, however you will be able to trade in a live environment once your account has been opened and funded.
Warning: internet trading risks
There are risks associated with using an internet trading system. These include, but are not limited to: error in hardware, software, internet connection or any force majeure (i.e. flood; extraordinary weather condition; earthquake, or other act of God; fire; war; insurrection; riot; labour dispute; accident; action of government; communications or power failure; or equipment or software malfunction). MS or our affiliates (‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’) cannot control the signal power, its reception or routing via internet, configuration of your equipment or reliability of its connection. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for any communication failure, distortion or delay (although we will attempt to minimise the possibility of system failure). Please call us immediately if you are unable to access your account and we will execute your orders over the phone. Please note for security reasons you will need to go through our identification process before we accept any orders from you. If we are unable to identify you we will not be able to carry out your orders.
Warning: risks of margin trading
Trading in currency and bullion, particularly margin trading, involves the potential for profit as well as the risk of loss. This may vastly exceed the amount of money you commit to any trade or transaction. Movements in the price of currency or bullion rates are influenced by a variety of factors of global origin, many of which are unpredictable. Violent movements in the price of foreign exchange or bullion rates may result in action by the market. As a result you may be unable to settle adverse trades. Our staff are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any market predictions (should they offer such predictions) and cannot guarantee a maximum loss that you may suffer.
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Key Information Documents
The information you provided on your Match Securities account application indicates one or more of the following:
We need to inform you that trading in CFD/Currency may not be appropriate for you. Such trading carries a high degree of risk and may result in losses greater than your initial deposit. MS provides an execution-only service to its clients and you will need to rely upon your own skill and judgement when trading these markets.
By opening an account with us, we assume that you have read, understood and accepted this warning, you agree that one or more of the below statements apply to you.
Attitude to risk and investment objectives:
MS offers demo accounts where you can practice trading against realistic Forex prices and we would encourage you to try this before trading with real money.
Conflicts of Interest Policy
As a financial institution, Match Securities (hereafter “Match Securities”) faces actual and potential conflicts of interest from time to time. By identifying the existing and potential conflicts of interest, Match Securities will take all sufficient steps to establish, implement and maintain an effective Conflicts of Interest Policy to prevent or mitigate any risk that may damage the interests of our clients.
This statement discloses the conflicts of interest that you, as an existing or potential customer, might face when engaging in business dealings with Match Securities; the laws and regulations subject to conflicts of interest that Match Securities is required to comply with; and the Policy Match Securities adopts for the aim of preventing and managing the conflicts of interest.
Laws and Regulations
Match Securities is guided by the Companies Act 2001, the Financial Services Act 2007 (“FSA”), the Financial Intelligence and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2002 (“FIAMLA”), the Financial Intelligence and Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 2018, the AML and CFT Handbook, the Securities Act 2005, the Securities (Licensing) Rules 2007, the Data Protection Act 2017, the Competency Standards and the Code of Business Conduct.
Identification of Conflicts
A conflict of interest may arise where our interests or those of a member of our staff could conflict with a duty we have to a client. Part of staff training in this area is to recognise and remediate or escalate potential conflicts in the course of business. However, to help identify potential conflicts of interest, we have considered a number of areas. The following services and activities have the possibility to give rise to a conflict of interest and potentially, but not necessarily, be detrimental to the interests of our clients:
These are general potential conflicts that will be managed in accordance with this Conflicts of Interest Policy. Any additional conflicts will be recorded in the Register of Conflicts of Interest.
Management of Potential Conflicts Identified
Match Securities keeps records of the business activities or services carried on by us (or which are carried on our behalf) so that we can identify any conflict that might arise that would have a material risk of damage to the interests of our customers.
Employees are required to report specific potential conflicts of interest in writing to the Compliance department as soon as practicable. To identify the potential conflicts of interest that require reporting, employees take into account whether Match Securities or its employee:
Trading for Group Companies
Other sister companies within the Match Securities group may hold accounts with Match Securities. Such accounts will be treated the same as any other client accounts with regard to the priority and execution of orders.
Personal Account Dealing
Match Securities has policies and procedures to monitor employees’ personal account dealing. Match Securities requires its employees to apply good judgement and act with integrity, taking all appropriate steps to avoid personal Conflicts in their personal account dealings and proactively escalate personal conflicts that do arise.
Match Securities Execution Policy is created to ensure that when executing orders, Match Securities acts in the client’s best interest. This applies irrespective of any potential or existing conflicts of interest and reduces the risk of Match Securities acting in favour of itself or a client over another client.
Managing Conflicts of Interest
Match Securities maintains a register of the potential conflicts of interests that have been identified. The records contained within the register allow the appropriate management of specific conflicts, whilst information on the management of general type of conflicts of interest is recorded in this Policy.
Match Securities is devoted to provide more services and products to meet our customers’ demand. At the same time, Match Securities frequently reviews and assesses our conflicts of interest policy so that it can ensure the adequacy of such policy in compliance with our regulatory obligations.
Match Securities Policy
As required by law, Match Securities implements and maintains an effective Conflicts of Interest Policy for the aim of preventing conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest from causing a material risk of damage to the interests of customers.
Match Securities conflicts of interest policy adopts procedures and measures to manage and control the conflicts of interest identified, including segregation of duties and responsibilities; separate supervision of relevant persons; Personal Account Dealing policy, Gifts and Inducement policy, public interest disclosure policy; acting in the best interest of the clients; and in some cases declining to act for a customer or potential customer.
Match Securities also maintains and operates effective product governance arrangements to ensure that our products meet the needs of our clients and remain appropriate at all times.
Whilst Match Securities is devoted to implement and maintain our conflicts of interest policy, in some cases, such policy might not be sufficient to prevent risks of damage to the interest of a customer. In such a case, as a solution of last resort, Match Securities shall disclose the general nature and sources of conflicts of interest to the customer so that enables the customer to make an informed decision whether to proceed with the transaction in question.
Overview of Best Execution requirement
Match Securities is authorised and regulated by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) and we are obliged to act in our clients’ best interests and, other than in certain circumstances described below, where we execute or arrange the execution of orders, we are required to take all sufficient steps to obtain the best possible result for our clients (known as delivering ‘’best execution’’) and to establish and implement an order execution policy and related procedures to allow us to do so.
We have internal policies and procedures governing how we will act when we execute orders for our clients. We continually strive to provide the best possible level of service to all of our clients. Consequently, our policies and procedures are under constant review and may be revised at any time without prior notice.
We deal with clients as principal and not as agent. This means that we are the execution venue and so clients transact directly with us and not on an exchange or another external market. Trades that clients undertake with us are non-transferable, which means that if a client opens a position with us, they must close the position with us
We apply the following execution factors:
The Price – While we always aim to act in the best interest of our clients we cannot guarantee that the price at which we permit clients to execute a trade will be better than elsewhere. Prices on leveraged products are sourced from independent third-party providers who supply liquidity to the market.
The Cost – We add a mark-up to the prices from our liquidity providers and publish the ‘’marked-up’’ prices that include our income. We will base the closing price of the relevant instrument for the purposes of margin requirements and any balance credits/debits.
Speed and Likelihood of Execution – Trades may be executed on our platform or by telephone or other forms of communication. Screen and telephone trades are subject to liquidity and market conditions and so we cannot guarantee that a client’s trade will be open or closed instantaneously. The speed and likelihood of execution are also subject to software, hardware and telecom/data line use and we cannot guarantee that this will not be free of interruption or suspension.
Quantity – We set the minimum and maximum quantity that clients may place on a trade. This is influenced by market conditions and firm policy and changes from time to time.
When arranging a transaction or executing a client order, we will take into account the following criteria for determining the relative importance of the execution factors referred to above:
Dealing with Client Orders
Subject to market conditions a client order will be executed at our price or very close to our price. The price clients receive at execution is not guaranteed as the market may widen, become very volatile or even gap. There is no guarantee that a client’s order will be executed.
If clients have any particular requirements as to how we act when dealing with them, then they must let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. However, clients should be aware that where they give us specific instructions that are incompatible with our normal order execution policies and procedures, their specific instructions will take precedence.
This may result in a different outcome that would have been achieved had our normal policies and procedures been followed and, for Retail Clients and Professional Clients, we will not be required to deliver the best execution in respect of the aspects of a client order which are covered by their specific instructions.
[Our normal policies and procedures take account of the costs that we would incur in transacting business. Transactions may be subject to additional charges. Where this applies, we will notify clients of the applicable charges before their order is executed.]
Our Duty of Best Execution
When executing orders for all the instruments we offer, we will take all sufficient steps to achieve the best possible outcome taking into account our Execution Policy and any specific instructions received from our clients.
Our policy cannot provide a guarantee, however, that the price at which we permit our customers to execute an order will always be better than one which is or might have been available elsewhere.
Achieving ‘Best Execution’
To achieve the best possible result, we will take a number of factors into account, including price, costs, speed of execution, the likelihood of execution and settlement, size, nature of the order or any other factors relevant to the execution of that order.
We will use our own commercial experience and judgment in determining the relative importance of these factors, however, we have rated prices as the most important factor for obtaining the best possible result.
We will review this policy at regular intervals and will monitor and review external pricing sources. We will give clients 14 days written notice where we make any change to this policy and the client disclosure relating to this policy on our website.
Scalping is a form of trading which we consider to be an unacceptable practice and a type of market abuse. Scalping might be wrongfully used to return profits by taking advantage of internet latencies, delayed prices, off market/bad prices or through high volumes of transactions targeting tick fluctuations (rather than price movements) where trades are opened and closed very quickly.
If, in our sole discretion, we consider you to have partaken in this form of scalping, it will be considered as a breach of our Terms and Conditions and as such we reserve the right to:
We can exercise the above rights even if you have entered into (or refrained from entering into) such arrangements with third parties relating to the relevant trade and even if you may suffer a trading loss as a result.
Please be advised that all trading activity is monitored closely, and in the event it is identified that you are Scalping we reserve the right to close your account with immediate effect.
Treating Customers Fairly
This statement details Match Securities’ policy on paying due regard to the interests of its customers and treating them fairly.
We recognise that fair treatment of our customers is about adding value to the service we offer. To ensure that we are continuously providing our customers with a valuable service we aspire to:
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