Introducing Vanuatu-Broker AdroFX: Initial Review And Compliance Check!

FinTelegram assigned Red Compliance rating to AdroFX
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As part of our systematic coverage and evaluation of offshore brokers, we also looked at AdroFX, a multi-asset broker registered in Vanuatu with the VFSC as a Financial Dealer. Like many other offshore brokers, AdroFX also addresses retail traders in the regulatory regimes of Europe, North America, and Asia without the required regulatory permission. Due to the lack of licenses and regulatory lapses, we have placed AdroFX on our Red Compliance List.

Key Data

Trading nameAdroFX
Business activityMulti-asset brokerage platform
Social mediaFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
Legal entitiesADROMKT Limited, Vanuatu
Adro M Group LLC, SVG
Adro Markets Ltd, Saint Lucia
Contact data+44 7418376348
[email protected]
[email protected]
JurisdictionVanuatu, Saint Lucia
AuthorizationVFSC Financial Dealer
Related individualsnot disclosed
Leverageup to 1:500
Payment optionsbank wire
Debit/credit card,
Payment processorsBrightCart (gateway provider)
Payeer, Perfect Money, Skrill,
PayRedeem, SticPay
PF Dev Group LLC
Trustpilot4.4-star rating with an “Excellent” trust level
Compliance ratingRed

Short Narrative

AdroFX Similarweb statistics July 2023

Between April and June 2023, AdroFX‘s two websites were visited by around 95,000 people. Most came from North America, but among the top 5 visiting countries, there are also some from EEA and Asia.

Compliance Check

The UK regulator FCA warned against AdroFX in October 2022, pointing out that the broker does not have a license in the UK.

In our compliance test, the following findings were made:

  • We could register as EEA residents without any problems even though AdroFX does not have permission to distribute financial products for these regulatory regimes.
  • With the AdroFX account, we had access to a maximum leverage of 1:500, although in the EEA jurisdictions and most other regulatory regimes, only a maximum of 1:30 is allowed.
  • Making theoretically unlimited pre-KYC deposits was possible via the e-wallet operators Perfect Money, Payeer, PayRedeem, SticPay, and cryptocurrencies. The deposits via Payeer were sent to Bulgarian merchant PF Dev Group LLC with the domain mqlsol.com.
  • No pre-KYC deposits were possible via bank transfer or credit/debit card.

Due to the lack of regulatory permission, the ability to conduct unlimited pre-KYC, and the high leverage not allowed in most jurisdictions, we have placed AdroFX on our Red Compliance list.

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