Warning on Unauthorised Investment Firms

24 November 2017 Press Release

WarningThe Central Bank of Ireland (‘Central Bank’) today published the name of two unauthorised firms, Global Financial Protection Commission (USA) and Maxwell Financial Services (USA). Global Financial Protection Commission (USA) and Maxwell Financial Services (USA) are not authorised by the Central Bank as investment firms or to provide investment advice.

A list of unauthorised firms published to date is available on centralbank.ie

It is a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm/person to provide financial services in Ireland that would require an authorisation under the relevant legislation which the Central Bank is the responsible body for enforcing. Consumers should be aware, that if they deal with a firm/person who is not authorised, they are not eligible for compensation from the Investor Compensation Scheme.

Any person wishing to contact the Central Bank with information regarding such firms/persons may telephone (01) 224 4000. This line is also available to the public to check if a firm is authorised. Since obtaining the necessary legal powers in August 1998, the names of 301 unauthorised firms have been published by the Central Bank.


The name of the above firm is published under the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013.