Forex brokers in Switzerland are regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). FINMA is one of the most experienced financial regulators in the world, and the agency has a record of being able to balance retail traders’ need for protection with the need to remain an attractive jurisdiction for forex brokers. Forex trading is also popular among Swiss residents, and the country has a large and active community of retail traders.
The special thing about forex brokers in Switzerland is that they are regulated independently of EU rules. New EU regulations that limits the amount of leverage a forex broker can offer therefore does not apply to Swiss-based forex brokers. What’s even better is that many of these brokers still allow EU-based traders to sign up directly with the Switzerland-registered entity, thus bypassing EU regulations completely.