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Why do I have to complete an Appropriateness Assessment?

Selftrade are obliged by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ensure they are satisfied that customers have the appropriate experience and knowledge to understand the risks involved in dealing in complex instruments. Customers are required to complete an 'Appropriateness Assessment' before trading for the first time in a complex instrument to fulfil this requirement.

Submitted on 28th Mar 2018

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