Forex Capital Trading Pty. Limited.
Address: Level 8, 499 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria - 3004, Australia
ACN: 119 086 270
Date: 26 May 2011
This Financial Services Guide (‘FSG’) is an important document which we are required to provide to you. The purpose of this FSG is to provide you with key information about Forex Capital Trading Pty Limited (‘ForexCT’, ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’) to help you in making an informed decision about whether to use the financial services we provide. You should consider the contents of this FSG prior to deciding to use our financial services.
This FSG contains important information about:
The information contained in this FSG is general information only and has been prepared without taking into account the client’s objectives, financial situation or needs. We provide no warranty regarding the suitability for the client of any of the services described in this FSG.
ForexCT holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (“AFS Licence”) issued by ASIC (AFS Licence Number: 306400).
ForexCT is authorised by our AFS Licence to:
These services are all provided via our online trading platforms. In the event the relevant online trading platform is unavailable, such services will be provided via the telephone.
Before you trade in any of the products we offer, you will also be provided with a copy of the relevant Product Disclosure Statement relating to the different products we offer. This will contain information about the particular product and include any relevant terms, significant risks and details of other fees and charges which may apply. This document will be provided to assist you in making an informed decision about the product.
We do not provide personal financial product advice, namely, advice that takes into account one or more of your objectives, your financial situation or needs - nor any advice which could reasonably be regarded as having done so. Accordingly, we will not provide you with a Statement of Advice.
This FSG does not constitute a recommendation or opinion that the products referred to in this FSG are appropriate to you.
Our service does not provide a market amongst or between clients for investments
or speculation. Each product purchased (or sold) by you is an individual agreement
made between you and us as a principal and is not transferable, negotiable or assignable
to or with any third party.
When we enter into a financial product with a client via our online trading platforms, we do so as a principal.
You can instruct us via the online trading platforms or in the event the relevant trading platform is not available, you can instruct us by phone.
We may despatch confirmations to you via email or via the online trading platform
We will post details of your account activity via the online trading platforms and you will be able to generate daily, monthly and yearly reports of account activity as well as a report of each Trade (subject to reasonable limits on retaining historical records). Updated account information will be available no more than twenty-four hours after any activity takes place on your account (subject to any technical support requirement outside our control). Providing account information on your online account will be deemed to be delivery to you of confirmation and account statements. If you require a paper copy of your account statement, then you must request this from our accounts department and this will be sent to you free of charge.
The prices quoted by us to clients may differ substantially from prices available
in the primary or underlying markets where contracts are traded. This is due to
the spread we include in the price of our products we offer to you.
A spread is the difference between the price or rate at which we buy and sell the products with our hedging counterparties (where applicable) (or the price at which we can buy or sell the underlying asset) and the rate at which we buy and sell products with our clients. Different spreads may also be applied by us depending on factors such as the value of the transaction and the underlying prevailing market conditions. We act as a market maker and not a broker and make our earnings from the spreads embedded in the prices we quote our clients to buy and sell our products.
This spread is factored into the prices or rates quoted to you and is not an additional charge or fee payable by you.
In addition to the spread, ForexCT is remunerated by charging roll over interest. Roll over interest may be charged on those trades which are not closed out prior to at 12:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time and are held overnight (“rolled over”). Roll over refers to the interest you may be charged daily on the face value of your open positions. The amount of roll over interest paid will depend on a number of factors, including; the type of product (foreign exchange, commodity or Contract for Difference), the size of the trade, and the direction of the trade (whether it was bought or sold). You are able to view our roll over rates for each product through the PROfit trading platform. If you operate a Meta Trader 4 account or our iPhone Application, then please contact us directly for current roll over rates.
Our employees receive salaries and commissions. The commissions are based on a combination of the individual employee’s total clients’ net deposits, trading volume generated and revenue earned from the trades transacted.
We do not have any relationships or associations with financial product issuers
which might influence us in providing you with our financial services.
We may, from time to time, have relationships with other financial services providers, such as introducing brokers and referrers. These companies or individuals are not employed by ForexCT, nor are they agents of ForexCT. They may be entitled to remuneration as a result of performing certain services (such as referring clients to ForexCT). This remuneration may be a one off referral fee or may be a trailing commission based on volume of trades entered into by the referred client.
All personal information is kept confidential and secure. If you have any queries regarding your personal information please contact us.
ForexCT has professional indemnity ("PI") insurance arrangements in place as required
under section 912B of the Corporations Act. Our PI insurance takes into account
the volume and nature of our business, the number and nature of our clients, our
representatives and the potential extent of our liability.
Our PI insurance also covers potential claims in relation to the conduct of representatives who no longer work for us (but who did so at the time of the relevant conduct).
You have the right to enquire into or complain about the operation of our products and services. We have established procedures to ensure that all enquiries and complaints are properly considered and dealt with fairly.
Any complaints or concerns should be directed to the complaints officer (by telephone, facsimile, or letter) at the address and telephone/fax numbers provided below or by email to email@example.com
ForexCT will firstly acknowledge receipt of written complaints within 5 business days, and aim to resolve and respond to complaints within 30 business days of receipt. We will investigate your complaint, and provide you with our decision, and the reasons on which it is based, in writing.
Should you be dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd, an approved external dispute resolution scheme, of which ForexCT is a member. The contact details of the Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd are as follows:
We will endeavour to adequately address all complaints. However, if you feel that our response was not adequate, or if you have not received a reply after 45 days, you can have your complaint reviewed by the Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd.
You may also make a complaint via the ASIC freecall Infoline on 1300 300 630.