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Author: Shelly Burns
Broker Specialist
Shelly Burns

You Asked: What is IQ Option?

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IQ Option is a global broker with a very purposeful attitude. Founded in 2013, it services 213 countries via its two online portals, with very few exclusions.

Firstly, there is This part of the business caters for the UK and EU markets where it is licensed and regulated by SySEC (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission) in deference to ESMA rules governing certain financial products.

The rest of the world comes under the umbrella of Licensing here is under the auspices of the Financial Services Authority (FSA Seychelles).

Via the two portals, IQ option has over 300 assets available, with average payouts bordering at 95%. You will find a good selection of different products including ETFs, digital options, binary options, Forex, cryptocurrencies, stocks and commodities.

Over the years, the broker has developed a unique custom-built trading platform, which it bills as ‘the ultimate platform’ on its websites. This is available web-based, as a download for PC or Mac, to all types of mobile devices and also as a demo version.

Not content with a unique platform, IQ Option also has some quirky trading opportunities including ‘FX Options, a hybrid of the five major Forex pairs and binary options. Payouts on these can go up as high as 200%.

Backed by excellent customer support, available 24/7, IQ Option’s mission to provide the “ultimate trading experience” is not at all unrealistic.

Meet The Author
Shelly Burns
Shelly Burns
Broker Specialist

Shelly is proud of her current position as Head of Brand for a well-known organisation that owns several brokerages in the trading sector. She’s consulted for us since 2015 and readers can benefit from her insider knowledge of how brokers work.

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