XS.com Strengthens African Presence with South African License Acquisition

21st Feb 2024: XS.com, the leading FinTech and financial services provider, has unveiled its latest strategic move to tap into the growing opportunities in the African continent. The global multi-asset group has successfully acquired “Ubutyebi Financial Services,” a licensed Financial Service Provider (FSP) as regulated and endorsed by the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).

In an official announcement, XS.com revealed that the acquisition enables the establishment of “XS ZA,” a licensed Financial Service Provider entity in South Africa, with license number 53199. This significant development positions XS.com as a formidable player in the South African market and sets the stage for broader expansion across the African region.

Operating under this new name, XS ZA (Pty) Ltd is now authorized to provide through XS.com, diverse range of asset classes, including FX and CFDs products, to both retail and professional clients not only in South Africa but also across other African nations.

Wael Hammad, the Group Chief Commercial Officer at XS.com, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition’s implications, stating:

“With this acquisition, XS.com boldly charts its path to significant growth in the African continent, particularly in the South African market. This move opens new opportunities and reinforces XS.com’s position as a global leader in the online trading industry.”

Fabian Frants, the Business Development Director of XS.com in South Africa and Director of “XS ZA”, highlighted the strategic significance of the move, stating:

“This milestone solidifies XS.com’s dedication to advancing financial services in the South African market and beyond. We are excited about the opportunities

‘XS ZA’ brings, allowing us to tailor our offerings to meet the unique needs of the African clientele. Our commitment to innovation and client satisfaction remains unwavering, and we look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the financial landscape in the region.”

This strategic initiative underscores XS.com’s unwavering commitment to regulatory compliance and exceptional service since its establishment in Australia in 2010. The move also aligns with the company’s dedication to navigating the complexities of regulatory oversight in the South African market, overseen by the

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).

The FSCA plays a pivotal role in approving platforms operating within the jurisdiction and ensures adherence to the nation’s dual regulation system, with the authority to sanction companies that violate established guidelines.

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The XS Group (operating under brand name “XS” or “XS.com”) is a Global Multi-Asset Broker providing access to trade a wide range of financial products.
Established in Australia in 2010, XS.com has grown into a global market leader in the FinTech, financial services and online trading industry with licenses in various jurisdictions and offices in different locations around the globe.

XS.com offers traders, institutional investors and brokers worldwide access to deep institutional liquidity and advanced trading technology, combined with an efficient user experience, high-quality relationship management and excellent customer support.

Risk Warning: Our products are traded on margin and carry a high level of risk and it is possible to lose all your capital. These products may not be suitable for everyone, and you should ensure that you understand the risks involved.

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