Terms and Conditions
Regent Foreign Exchange Limited (Trading as CurrencyCart)
These terms and conditions apply where you ask us to perform and we agree to perform a foreign exchange transaction on your behalf to an account nominated by you.
Our internal compliance standards require that there must be a clear understanding in writing, between Regent Foreign Exchange Limited and you our client as to the extent of our responsibilities. Accordingly, following our appointment to carry out your foreign exchange transaction(s) we set out below brief details of our responsibilities and our understanding of the services, that you require us to perform.
Regent Foreign Exchange Limited is a company regulated for the purposes of Money Laundering Regulations by the FCA and as such is obliged to report knowledge or suspicion of money laundering in accordance with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
“Client” means a real or legal person whose identity we are satisfied is real and accurate and who has an address we have satisfactorily verified in accordance with relevant legislation and who is a signatory on the Terms and Conditions.
“Close out” means a termination of a trade before the agreed date or prior to the settlement of that trade.
“Company” means Regent Foreign Exchange Limited being Regent Foreign Exchange Limited. Registered in England registered number 07424083. Registered office located at Office 61, 2 Lansdowne Row, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6HL, UK.
“Delivery date” means the date on which the company undertakes to deliver the funds supplied by the client to his nominated account.
“Forward trade” means a foreign exchange transaction where acting on the instruction of the client the company secures an immediate exchange rate on currency to be delivered at a pre-determined future date longer than two working days.
“Margin” means the deposit payable at the beginning of a forward contract.
“Nominated account” means the bank account which for the purposes of the trade the client has identified in advance to the company is the account into which the funds traded must be delivered.
“Payment date” means the date when the client must deliver funds to the company in settlement of a Spot or Forward trade.
“Regulations” means the Payment Services Regulations 2009.
“Spot trade” means a foreign exchange transaction where the delivery date is two working days after the date of acceptance.
“Trade” means any transaction authorised by the client and carried out by the company.
“Working day” means 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays and Public Holidays in England and Wales. Regent Foreign Exchange Limited Services.
- On receipt of a signed copy of these Terms and Conditions and your registration documents the company will at such time or times as agreed carry out tranactions on your behalf in accordance with these terms and conditions.
- The Company will provide our services at all times in accordance with these terms and conditions in relation to all trades our obligations to you include that we will provide you with the value date and the delivery date of your transaction, furthermore contact with you will be made solely through the contact details you have provided.
- We will pay into your nominated account any funds agreed as soon as practicable after the value date. NB It can take more than five days for funds to clear depending on local banking arrangements.
- Every transaction entered into between the Company and you the client will be on the basis of a contract note confirming the details of the transaction and will be sent by the company to you the Client. It may be sent by facsimile, post or electronically.
- All funds received from clients are held in a pooled client trust account. It will be used solely in the provision of foreign exchange services for and on behalf of clients.
What we will not and cannot do
- Regent Foreign Exchange Limited cannot and will not provide advice as to the suitability or otherwise of any foreign exchange transaction or the prevailing or future market trends, we will provide information as to the current market conditions any decision to proceed or not to proceed will rest solely with the client. Nor will the company provide specific or general advice to the client. Regent Foreign Exchange Limited is a deliverable foreign exchange company and will not permit or become involved in speculative foreign exchange transactions.
- Regent Foreign Exchange Limited will not accept cash or counter cheques, funds must be remitted electronically.
- Regent Foreign Exchange Limited will not accept third party funds in any but wholly exceptional circumstances which circumstances to be determined by the company in settlement of any transaction or in payment of a deposit for a forward transaction.
Your obligations to us
- In accordance with our obligations under the anti-money laundering legislation detailed above you must provide the company with sufficient information to enable us to satisfy ourselves as to your identity. Such information may contain but not be limited to electronic identification and/or the provision of copies of photographic identification and copies of documentation verifying your address.
- You are responsible for the ensuring that all information supplied by you at all times is accurate and when necessary provide us with any changes which may have occurred immediately they do so. This is to include any material changes which may affect your ability to comply with your obligations to settle any trade. Any such information must be provided by e-mail or in writing by post.
- All transactions will be carried out in English.
- You agree you are not acting on behalf of or carrying out transactions on behalf of a third party and all funds provided for such transactions are legally yours.
- In the event of a joint account instructions from any of the account holders will be deemed as coming from all. We hold all joint holders jointly and severally liable for all instructions.
- In respect of a spot trade you will pay in full the amount in cleared funds agreed by twelve midday on the business day notified in our acceptance. With regard to forward trades you will pay a margin in cleared funds no later than twelve midday on the business day notified in our acceptance, such margin to be 10% of the total trade. You will pay the balance in cleared funds by twelve midday on the day before the date notified in our acceptance. In respect of forward trades we reserve the right to call for additional margin as and when required such additional margin to be paid within twenty four hours of our request for such additional margin.
Termination of contract
- The contract terminates automatically on completion of a trade. However we reserve the right to terminate the contract at any time, where you fail to make payment of any description as contained in the terms and conditions or where there is a material breach of the terms and conditions by you or where we are unable to contact you with regard to any matter. We also reserve the right to terminate the contract where it becomes unlawful for us to carry out the contract or we are obliged to do so by virtue of any legal or regulatory obligation.
- Once entered into you do not have the right to terminate the contract as we immediately incur liability and purchase currency on your behalf immediately the contract is entered into.
- In the event of the termination of the contract we will close out any trades not completed and inform you of any loss or liability we have incurred. You are responsible for the loss or liability we have incurred and you must pay such loss or liability incurred on demand by the Company. We reserve the right to use any such sum as may have provided by you in respect of a margin to settle all or part of the loss or liability. After settlement of the loss or liability incurred we will return to you any such sum as may be remaining.
- In the event that you the client fails to make payment in accordance with these terms and conditions or in accordance with a contract note the client will incur interest on any outstanding sum at the rate of 4% above base rate calculated daily from the date of non-payment until settlement. Such interest to be compounded monthly.
- We are not liable for any loss or damage incurred by you as a result of your breach of these terms and conditions in any way. Nor are we liable for any “indirect” or “consequential” loss as defined the laws of England and Wales.
- We are not liable for any loss as a consequence of our being unable to provide you with our services arising out circumstances which could be described as outside our control.
Our obligations under the Regulations
- In accordance with our obligations under the regulations we must inform you of certain important rights pertaining to you.
- Once a trade is completed we cannot retain the proceeds unduly and must send them to your nominated account or return them to you
- Money transfers are governed by the regulations where the destination of the funds and the recipient of those funds is located with the EEA and where the funds are in a currency of an EEA state.
- Further information on the Payment Services Regulations can be found on the website of the Financial Conduct Authority (formerly known as the FSA, or Financial Services Authority)
- In the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with any of the services we perform in the first instance in accordance with our complaints procedure we require you to inform us of your complaint either initially verbally or in writing where the initial complaint is verbal it must be followed up immediately with a written complaint. Such complaint should be addressed to the Head of Compliance at our address on these terms and conditions. If you are dissatisfied with our Final response you retain the right to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service situated at South Quay, 183 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SR.
- These terms and conditions are subject to the laws of England and Wales and by the acceptance of these terms and conditions all parties agree to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
- No alteration to these terms and conditions may be made without the prior written consent of the company.
- No oral representation by the Company its employees or agents shall be binding unless made with the express permission in writing of a director.
- Telephone calls between the client and the company will be recorded and retained for training purposes and/or as verification of instructions to trade by the client. Such calls may be used in evidence in the event of a dispute.
- All correspondence whether verbal, written or electronically transmitted between you our client and the company shall be treated as confidential and not disclosed by us to any third party unless we are obliged to by law or with your express consent.