On Trustpilot, Deriv, the online broker founded by Jean-Yves Sireau in Malaysia in 1999, receives an impressive 4.5-star rating based on nearly 15,000 reviews. Deriv operates globally with various legal entities and has more than one million clients and more than 1.8 million trading accounts. In Europe, Deriv operates through MFSA-regulated Deriv Investments (Europe) Ltd. According to Similarweb, Deriv focuses on Brazil and South Africa, where nearly 25% of the website’s 5.8 million visits are sourced.
|Business activity||CFD, forex, synthetics, stocks & indices,|
cryptocurrencies, and commodities broker
|Legal entities||Deriv Investments (Europe) Limited, Malta|
Deriv (FX) Ltd, Labuan
Deriv (BVI) Ltd, BVI
Deriv (V) Ltd, Vanuatu
Deriv (SVG) LLC, SVG
Deriv Limited, Jersey
|Jurisdictions||Malta, Malaysia, BVI|
|Regulators||MFSA with license no. IS/70156|
Labuan Financial Services Authority with license no. MB/18/0024
BVI Financial Services Commission license no. SIBA/L/18/1114
Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC)
|Member of||The Financial Commission (Link)|
|Related Individuals||Jean-Yves Sireau (LinkedIn)|
Joanna Frendo (LinkedIn)
|Payment options||Online banking, credit and debit card, e-wallets, |
crypto (FIAT onramp)
In our review on August 15, 2022, it was not possible to make pre-KYC deposits. At least not as a resident of the EU or UK with the MFSA-regulated Deriv Investments (Europe) Limited. In this respect, we have nothing to criticize about Deriv‘s KYC process. It complies with the requirements of ESMA as well as FCA and MFSA.
Until November 2021, Deriv was active with the prominent Doman Binary.com. A legacy from the binary options era.
Deriv Limited, registered in Jersey, is the holding company over the various legal entities.
We also found the “FIAT Onramp” option in the available payment methods, where clients purchase cryptos with a credit card via cooperating crypto exchanges such as Changelly, Banxa, or Xanpool. The cryptos are then transferred to the clients’ Deriv wallets.
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