In the Seychelles, CFD brokers are regulated by the Financial Services Authority Seychelles. However, the regulatory landscape in the Seychelles is not as clear-cut as in some other countries, which has led some brokers to operate out of this nation without being registered with the regulator. To compensate for the lack of government regulation, some of the CFD brokers in the Seychelles have instead joined independent dispute resolution organizations.
The Seychelles has for a number of years been a popular jurisdiction for CFD & forex brokers due to a hands-off approach by the regulator, low taxes, and an ease of doing business. This is also a major reason for why many of the brokers based there are smaller CFD brokers, since these have small budgets with limited resource for administrative and compliance work.