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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 to pause U.K. client onboarding whilst taking steps meet new FCA Financial Promotions Regime

Tap hits pause on new UK customer onboarding until completion of a review to fully comply with the new FCA Regime.

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Tap Global Group Plc (AQSE: TAP), the regulated cryptocurrency app bridging the gap between traditional finance and blockchain technology, announces that is ceasing new UK based customer onboarding until completion of a review to fully comply with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Regime of Financial Promotions, which will be introduced on the 8th October 2023.  

In addition, Tap has been conducting a detailed review of its existing client base to assess whether clients are investment professionals or certified sophisticated investors that it may be permitted to continue to engage with in respect of the continued offer of its cryptoasset services that constitute regulated cryptoasset promotions.

Tap is fully committed to ensuring customers benefit from the assurance that Tap’s services are being delivered within a fully regulated, compliant environment and in accordance with best practice regulatory standards and requirements. Tap is reviewing all marketing, onboarding, customer protection and suitability assessments to ensure there is full adherence with the FCA Financial Promotion Regime.  

In addition, Tap is partnering with an FCA authorised firm to review and approve all relevant marketing material and onboarding processes to further validate a compliance first approach to the services offered to Tap customers.  

Tap will continue to provide further updates and advise UK customers when services are ready to be resumed.        

About Tap Global PLC

Tap’s group of company’s provides a fully regulated cryptocurrency app bridging the gap between traditional finance and blockchain technology. Tap Global Limited is regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, as a distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) service provider.  

Through a single app, Tap’s over 200,000 users can access several major cryptocurrency exchanges and, utilising Tap’s proprietary Artificial Intelligence middleware, customers benefit from best-execution and pricing in real time. Through the Tap card, users can also convert their cryptocurrencies to fiat to spend at more than 37 million merchant locations worldwide.  

Tap is one of only a handful of unified solutions operators fully regulated to provide DLT services and was the first cryptocurrency FinTech company approved by Mastercard in Europe.  

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