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Risk Warning - Notice to UK Users  

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Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

1.You could lose all the money you invest

The performance of most cryptoassets can be highly volatile, with their value dropping as quickly as it can rise. You should be prepared to lose all the money you invest in crypto assets.

The crypto asset market is largely unregulated. There is a risk of losing money or any cryptoassets you purchase due to risks such as cyber-attacks, financial crime and firm failure.

2.You should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) doesn’t protect this type of investment because it’s not a ‘specified investment’ under the UK regulatory regime – in other words, this type of investment isn’t recognised as the sort of investment that the FSCS can protect. Learn more by using the FSCS investment protection checker here.

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not be able to consider complaints related to this firm. Learn more about FOS protection here.

3.You may not be able to sell your investment when you want to

There is no guarantee that investments in crypto assets can be easily sold at any given time. The ability to sell a crypto asset depends on various factors, including the supply and demand in the market at that time.

Operational failings such as technology outages, cyber-attacks and comingling of funds could cause unwanted delay and you may be unable to sell your crypto assets at the time you want.

4.Cryptoasset investments can be complex

Investments in crypto assets can be complex, making it difficult to understand the risks associated with the investment.

You should do your own research before investing. If something sounds too good to be true, itprobably is.

5.Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Putting all your money into a single type of investment is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.

A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments. Learn more here.

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here.

For further information about cryptoassets, visit the FCA’s website here.

Tap Shortlisted for Best B2C Payments Programme

TAP Global has been shortlisted in the ‘Best B2C Payments Programme’ in the Emerging Payments Awards (EPA) 2021.

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Now in its 14th year, the Emerging Payments Awards celebrate innovation and collaboration by recognising companies that have made significant impact in supporting and providing payment solutions for consumers and businesses.


It is one of the most recognized awards within the UK payments industry with an independent panel of 58 judges including this year:


·        Anna Maj FinTech Leader, Senior Advisor, Truffle Capital, Senior Lecturer CFTE

·        Jill Docherty [ of Business Development, UK & Ireland, Visa

·        Martha Mghendi-Fishe Founder & Executive Board Chair, EWPN

·        Mark Walker Co-founder & COO Editorial Director, The Fintech Power 50 and The Fintech Times

·        Joanne Dewar CEO, Global Processing Services

·        Nikki Evans CEO EMEA, EML


Tap Global was shortlisted for The ‘Best B2C Payments Programme’ category based on criteri as such as the benefits it provides to its end-users, how TAP stands out from its competitors due to its features and innovation, and the proven evidence of its success in the market.


“‘Tap was one of the first companies to launch a crypto prepaid payment card with Mastercard in the EU’ in 2020 and our cryptocurrency-to-fiat prepaid Mastercard and smartphone app give users the power to instantly trade all major cryptocurrencies to fiat, and to make purchases withtheir cryptocurrency”, comments David Carr, CEO at TAP GLOBAL.


“Tap’s proprietary AI Middleware connects to multiple exchanges simultaneously, automatically validating available liquidity and selecting the most competitive prices while facilitating trades in a matter of seconds. Users can convert their cryptocurrency assets to fiat instantly,allowing them to pay for goods or use an ATM anywhere Mastercard is accepted.


Through the smartphone app, users can securely send and receive cryptocurrencies and fiat, view their transaction history, lock and unlock their card in case of loss and instantly view their PIN. Tap offers its users full EEA coverage for card, banking and cryptocurrencies and a named EUR IBAN and/or GBP Sort Code and Account Number, as well as secure, offline, cold storage behind a multi-signature wallet with the highest-grade security for all cryptocurrency assets”, he further adds.


“It’s an honour to be shortlisted for this award which further recognizes the added value TAP brings to market and the benefits for our end-users. None of this would have been achievable without the hard work of our teams and the support of our partners”, says David.


Commenting on the announcement, Kriya Patel, CEO at Transact Payments adds, “The EPA awards are some of the most prestigious awards in our industry recognising companies that are making a real difference in driving innovation in payments. We’re delighted to be working with TAP Global and being shortlisted for this award.”


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