Vanuatu-based binary options brokers are overseen by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission. Although this is a regulator that largely takes a hands-off approach to the activities binary options brokers are involved in, it can be reassuring for some to know that there is in fact a government agency tasked with regulating the industry in Vanuatu.
Vanuatu has long been a popular offshore jurisdiction for financial services firms, in particular for those that are from Australia and New Zealand. This has made the financial regulator in Vanuatu used to dealing with foreign financial companies, and the level of professionalism has certainly increased over the years. Despite this, only a few binary options brokers are registered in Vanuatu today.