Foreign Exchange

Foreign Currency (Retail Off Exchange)

The Commission finalized rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regarding Regulation of Off-Exchange Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions and Intermediaries.

The Commission also finalized Conforming Changes to existing Retail Foreign Exchange Regulations in response to the Dodd-Frank Act.

Additional information regarding these final rules is provided below, including rules, factsheets, and details of meetings held between CFTC Staff and outside parties.

Related Federal Register Releases

Final Rule; Interpretation: 76 FR 56103 // PDF Version
9/12/2011
17 CFR Part 5 Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions; Conforming Changes to Existing Regulations in Response to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Effective Date: 9/12/2011

Final Rule: 75 FR 55409 // PDF Version
9/10/2010
17 CFR Parts 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 140, 145, 147, 160, and 166 Regulation of Off-Exchange Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions and Intermediaries

Proposed Rule: 75 FR 3281 // PDF Version
1/20/2010
17 CFR Parts 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 140, 145, 147, 160, and 166 Regulation of Off-Exchange Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions and Intermediaries
Comment File - Closing Date: 3/22/2010

Final Rule: 75 FR 55310 // PDF Version
9/10/2010
Performance of Registration Functions by National Futures Association With Respect to Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers and Associated Persons

Additional Information

Fact Sheet: Final Rule Regarding Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions
Q&A: Final Retail Foreign Exchange Rule

Release: CFTC Releases Final Rules Regarding Retail Forex Transactions, 5883-10