As Egypt cracks down on black market deliverable FX dealers, this is why FX brokers may want to look toward onboarding Egyptian customers. Other areas of the Middle East and North African region have, on the other hand, been very much the target of retail FX brokerages for almost a decade, with most firms in Cyprus, Britain, Australia and New Zealand having organic Arabic-speaking sales and retention desks for that purpose, with quite significant success.
Egypt, however, languishes in the shadows and is a nation steeped in poverty with a very undeveloped financial markets economy, yet has a young and relatively educated population.
So prominent in fact, that the unofficial market black market for Egyptian currency has increased tremendously over recent months and attracted the attention of the government.
Since the beginning of , the Central Bank of Egypt has closed down 48 deliverable FX bureaus for violating rules and operating at black market rates which are highly inflated compared to official exchange rates. The government in Egypt has now stepped up its crackdown on black market trading, stating that such practice is a contributing factor to the rapid devaluation of the Egyptian Pound. As an example, the US dollar is being sold on the black market for about Egypt is a nation with low productivity and a very low GDP, and therefore is dependent on imported products, therefore exchange rates are critical to the entire economic structure of the nation.
Once a client deposits into a retail FX brokerage account, which is held outside Egypt, there is no possibility of such manipulation occurring, thus order flow commissions could be generated by brokerages for effecting actual transactions between local currency and US dollar, which in itself represents FX trading and adds to the trading volume of retail FX brokerages.
An untapped market, and one that has to be approached differently, this is most certainly an opportunity worth exploring. If the client deposits in EGP locally, how is the broker supposed to get the money out of the country to allow USD based trading? Egypt is not, and has never been much of a focus for FX brokerages in any region of the world….
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