IQ OPTION COUNTRY LIST - BANNED AND LEGAL IQ OPTION COUNTRIES
“IQ Option does not accept traders from your country”
When some traders try to sign up with IQ Option, they get the message: “IQ Option does not accept traders from your country.” This is because these traders are residents of banned countries in which IQ Option does not provide any services. Only residents of accepted countries have access to IQ Option’s trading services and platforms.
The countries in which IQ Option is unavailable, are Australia, USA, Belgium, Canada, Iran, Israel, Japan, Latvia, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Sudan, Syria and Turkey.
Examples of supported countries, (or allowed countries) where residents can enjoy trading with IQ Option, are European countries like Germany, France, Spain, the UK, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Iceland, etc.
Other legal countries include South Africa, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, etc.
Differences Between EU and Non-EU Countries
In the EU (European Union), online trading is regulated by ESMA (the European Securities and Markets Authority). IQ Option Europe Ltd. is regulated by ESMA, and IQ Option clients who reside in the EU are therefore subject to the regulations and trading conditions of ESMA.
ESMA has banned binary options and digital options. This means that IQ Option traders from the EU (except professional EU traders) do not have access to these instruments. However, these traders can trade FX options with IQ Option because it is allowed by ESMA.
ESMA has also restricted the amount of leverage which is available to retail EU traders. So, traders from outside the EU can use much higher leverage than traders from the EU.
Countries Where Binary and Digital Options Are Banned:
Examples of countries where binary and digital options are banned, are Germany, France, Austria, *Belgium, Estonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, *Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Slovakia.
*These are banned countries.
Countries Where Binary And Digital Options are Available:
Countries where binary and digital options are available, are all (IQ Option-) legal countries outside of the European Union. Examples of these countries include Switzerland, Thailand, South Africa, South Korea, Argentina, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Bolivia, Malaysia, and Brazil.
These countries do not have access to FX options because it is only available to traders from the European Union.
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