Introducing Broker Agreement
1.1 This Introducing Partnership Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered by and between RSG Finance Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “EXCO” or “EXCO”), registered in the Suite 305, Griffith Corporate Centre, Kingstown, Saint Vincent (registered number 25143 IBC 2018, operating under the trade name “EXCO” and the individual who has completed the Application to become an Introducing Partner (hereinafter referred to as “the Introducer”). EXCO and the Introducer shall be sometimes referred to herein as the “Parties”.
1.2 EXCO is the official and duly authorized partner and operates as an intermediary service provider of RSG Finance Ltd. with regards to online marketing, advertising and promotion of RSG Finance Ltd. Products and Services.
1.3.This Agreement governs the contractual relationship between the Introducer and EXCO and/or the Companies, by which the Introducer can, subject to the present terms and conditions, be remunerated for introducing Clients to EXCO.
1.4.The Introducer is engaged in the business of soliciting Clients in respect of financial services transactions and agrees to act as a mediator between EXCO and/or the Companies and his Clients for the purposes of carrying out all the necessary preparatory work for the conclusion of an agreement between EXCOand a Client.
1.5.The Introducer, if required under applicable laws and regulations, is solely responsible to ensure that he/she is registered as an Introducer, or in some other capacity which authorizes the Introducer to undertake and provide to EXCO the services contemplated under this Agreement.
2. Interpretation of terms
2.1.For the purposes of the present Agreement, the following terms shall be interpreted as follows: “Account” shall mean any trading account opened with EXCO
“Active Client” shall mean a Client who has made a minimum of one Completed Transaction during the payment cycle.
‘‘Agreement’’ shall mean this Introducing Partnership Agreement.
“Ask” shall mean the higher price in the Quote being the price at which the Client may buy.
“Balance” shall mean the total financial result of all Completed Transactions and depositing/withdrawal operations on the trading account.
“Bid” shall mean the lower price in the Quote being the price at which the Client may sell.
“Client” shall mean any person, whether an individual and/or a company who has been or is being introduced by the Introducer to EXCO. Introducers cannot refer themselves as Clients, nor can they refer relatives or other affiliated parties.
“Companies” shall mean the corporate entities listed in Appendix A to the present Agreement.
“Completed Transaction” shall mean two counter deals of the same size above 60 seconds (opening a position and closing a position): buy then sell and vice versa
“Discretionary Services” shall mean opening/closing positions and/or placing/modifying/deleting Orders on behalf of a Client on a discretionary basis and any and all other actions that may be undertaken by a Client under the Operative Agreements with the Companies that the Introducer carries out on the Client’s behalf.
“Effective Date” shall be the date upon which the Introducer agrees to the Terms and Conditions of the present Agreement.
“Existing Client” shall mean the Client who already had a trading account with EXCO at the moment when the Introducer solicited the Client for the first time.
“EXCO Products and Services” shall mean all and any trading financial instruments offered by EXCO, including but not limited to CFDs on foreign exchange, CFD’s on commodities, CFDs on spot metals, share CFDs and CFDs on Indices and Cryptocurrencies as stated on website www.excotrader.com “Intellectual Property Rights” shall mean patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, moral rights, trademarks, trade names and domain names, website content, rights in get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (or rights to apply) for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which may now or in the future subsist in any part of the world.
“Introducer” or “Introducing Broker” (IB) or “Introducing Partner” shall mean any independent person, whether an individual and/or a company, acting in the course of business and engaged in introducing prospective Clients to any one of the Companies for transactions in EXCO Products and Services, after obtaining relevant authorization and/or being registered in his jurisdiction in order to do so, as applicable and after relevant supervision of EXCO.
“Traders room” shall mean the secure Introducer interface area (or backend) where all Introducers login in order to view all their data, get Introducers’ links, view statistics, complete/update their payment profile and access promotional tools.
“Referral link” shall mean the unique link and/or personalized ID, which is used to identify Introducer activities and introduce Clients to EXCO.
“Operative Agreements” shall mean the agreements entered into by the Client and EXCO. Operative Agreements consist of the Customer Agreement and Policies as these may be found footer section of the websites abovementioned and may be amended from time to time.
“Payment Cycle” shall mean the period within which Introducer Compensation is accrued and payable.
“Promotional Material” shall mean promotional, advertising, communication and educational materials that relate to the EXCO, its products and services or relates to the introduction of a Prospective Client or Transaction in an Existing Client’s trading account, and were provided to an Introducer on the EXCO website. Promotional materials include, but is not limited to published written texts, images, SMS, training materials, logos, banners, promo links, trade names, trademarks, including, without limitation any promotional marketing giveaways and/or similar identifying material, audio and video material, computer-based material, websites, display panels and similar.
“Spread” shall mean the difference between Ask and Bid.
“Trading Account” shall mean the unique personified registration system of all Completed Transactions, Open Positions, Orders and deposit/withdrawal transactions in the Trading Platform.
“Transaction” shall mean any contract or transaction entered into or executed by the Client or on behalf of the Client arising under the Operative Agreements.
“Written Notice” shall have the meaning set out in Clause 8 herein below.
3.1. This Agreement will bind the Introducer on the Effective Date and EXCO on the day of approval of the Introducer and will continue unless or until terminated by either Party in accordance with Clause 9 herein below.
4. Introducers’s participation conditions
(RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOTH PARTIES)
4.1. In order for an Introducer to be considered for participation by EXCO in the Introducer Program, the Introducer must complete and submit the online partnership application at (“Sign up for Partnership”) and accept online the present Agreement.
4.2. The Introducer as an individual hereto represents that he or she has the full right, power, and authority to enter into and be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to perform his or her obligations under this Agreement, without the approval or consent of any other party and/or confirms that he or she is qualified under any applicable regulatory requirements to offer the services mentioned in this Agreement.
4.3. If the Introducer is a company or a legal entity then the person agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of that company or entity hereby represents and warrants that he or she is authorized and lawfully able to bind that company or entity to this Agreement and the company has the full right, power and authority to enter into and be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to perform its obligations under this Agreement without the approval or consent of any other third party.
4.4. The Introducer represents and warrants that where it applies is qualified under any applicable regulatory requirements to offer EXCO, the products and services mentioned in this Agreement and that all actions that will be performed by the Introducer will comply with the applicable Laws and /or Regulations and/or Directives. The Introducer hereby acknowledges that is solely responsible for being updated on all matters that are related to the applicable Regulations, Laws and Directives.
4.5. EXCO will evaluate the Introducer’s application in good faith and will notify the Introducer of EXCO acceptance or rejection in a timely manner. If the Introducer’s application is rejected, for any reason, the Introducer may reapply only once the Introducer has rectified the issues, which lead to his or her rejection.
4.6. The Introducer must provide true and complete information to EXCO as these may be requested from time to time, about the Introducer and/or his/her activities and/or his/her blog and/or his/her website and/or his/her social media profile and/or any other information directly and/or indirectly related to the terms of the present Agreement and notify EXCO promptly in case of any changes.
4.7. The Introducer upon the commencement of this Agreement must provide immediately to EXCO Partners and/or the Companies sufficient proof of ownership of the Introducer’s blog and/or website and/or social media profile and/or otherwise, as these may be requested from time to time.
4.8. The Introducer acknowledges that he/she is aware of the contents and understands the EXCO Compliance and where applicable Anti Money Laundering Policies, which may be modified from time to time, and agrees to operate in accordance with the policies and procedures contained therein.
4.9. The Introducer shall always maintain in force all necessary registrations, authorizations, consents and licenses to be enabled to fulfil his or her obligations under this Agreement, has the ability, sufficient resources, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and will fully comply with all applicable laws and regulations (including but not limited to financial services regulations, data protection, trademark, copyright and anti-spamming rules) applicable to the Introducer or to the jurisdiction in which the Introducer is resident or carry on business.
4.10. Whenever requested, the Introducer will supply details and evidence of its status and business and of the licensing and/or authorization requirements applicable to the Introducer’s activities at EXCO request.
4.11. The Introducer hereby confirms and understands that he/she shall not be entitled to receive any type of compensation when this is linked to the Introducer’s personal/own trading activity with EXCO.
EXCO shall have the right to supervise the Introducer effectively, in order to manage and/or exclude any risks that might be associated with this issue and/or any other issue related to the Introducer under this Agreement and generally assess the standard performance of the Introducer, retaining the necessary expertise and resources in order to do so.
4.12.To promote and market the EXCO Products and Services the Introducer must use only the Promotional Material provided directly from EXCO. In case when the Introducer will prepare promotional materials, the Introducer shall provide these promotional materials to EXCO and shall obtain prior written approval before use of such promotional materials. From the moment when such promotional materials will be prepared based on a pre-approval as stated before, such promotional material shall become property of EXCO. Promotional material, the same as landing pages and other materials prepared by an Introducer in due course of this Agreement must be used only after the Introducer has obtained written approval before they are launched.
4.13. To perform the Services described in this Agreement, the Introducer shall bear all establishment and operational costs and expenses for any marketing, advertising and any other promotional or other activities related to the said Services.
4.14. EXCO holds the right to monitor the Introducer’s site and/or website and/or blog and/or social media profile and/or any other site associated with the Introducer as deemed necessary to ensure that: a) it is up-to-date and to notify the Introducer of any changes that EXCO considers that could enhance Introducer’s performance, instructions which the Introducer is obliged to follow and/or comply with.
b) it contains relevant promotional materials.
c) content of the promotional material is clear, fair not misleading and not aggressive.
e) it is in compliant with the provisions of this Agreement.
f) the Introducer upon EXCO’s request will provide all necessary website raw data files and access to the accounts of activities’ monitoring including accounts change history where necessary. Such Access will be provided within 24 hours.
4.15. Any Promotional Material developed or created EXCO and placed or used by the Introducer is owned by EXCO and, except for the purpose of this Agreement, must not be used by the Introducer solely or in conjunction with any third party, without the prior written consent of the Company. EXCO reserve the right, at any time, to review the Introducer’s placement of Promotional Material for the purpose of the present Agreement and approve its use of the Introducer’s Links.
4.16. Throughout the period that this Agreement shall be in force, the Introducer undertakes the responsibility to act in good faith at all times and must not make any false and/or misleading representations or statements with respect to EXCO or engage in any other practice which may affect adversely the image, credibility or the reputation of EXCO.
4.17. The Introducer undertakes the strict responsibility not to take and/or assist and/or cause due to any act or omission, directly and/or indirectly to EXCO the following (the list is not exhaustive): a) using any website for unlawful activities, or having any content on his or her website, that is defamatory, violent, pornographic, unlawful, threatening, obscene or racially, ethnically, or otherwise discriminatory or in breach of any third-party rights and shall not link to any such material; and/or b) violates any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any third party or has defamatory or harassing and deceitful or untruthful comments and statements about EXCO c) contains software downloads that potentially enable diversions of commission from other Introducers in this Introducer Program.
4.18. Without prejudice to the foregoing, EXCO will not be responsible and the Introducer will bear sole responsibility for his or her unlawful and/or illegal acts and/or omissions, including but not limited to the use of another person’s copyrighted material or other intellectual property in violation of the applicable law or any third-party rights.
4.19. EXCO reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate this Agreement and the Introducer’s participation in the Introducer Program and/or detach a Client from the Introducer and/or to cancel all orders and annul all profits and/or remove and deduct any Promotional Material which might be offered from time to time from the Introducer’s account and/or the Client’s account, with immediate effect when this is in the interest of its Clients, without any severe detriment, should the Introducer and/or any of his/hers Clients commit and/or EXCO suspect that the Introducer and/or any of his/hers Clients commits any fraud in the use of and/or abuse of the EXCO Introducer Program and/or any attempt of collusion and/or manipulation and/or arbitrage and/or other forms of deceitful or fraudulent trading and/or other activity and/or breach of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and/or breach the relevant applicable Laws, Regulations and Directives, and EXCO shall not be liable to the Introducer for any commissions resulting from such fraud, breach or abuse detected and/or suspected. EXCO will have the right to also take appropriate measures against the Introducer and inform at the same its clientele through its website for this termination.
4.20. The Introducer must not transmit to or in any way, whether directly or indirectly, expose EXCO website, content, platform and any other of EXCO Property to any computer virus or other similarly harmful or malicious material, virus or device.
4.21. The Introducer must not cause or assist by any act or omission in the creation or design of any website, which explicitly or impliedly resembles the EXCO website and/or leads Clients to believe the Introducer is EXCO.
4.22. The Introducer shall promptly inform and/or disclose to EXCO of any development and/or information or acts of a third party that has become known to the Introducer that could potentially harm and/or have a material impact on EXCO and/or EXCO Products & Services and/or their reputation in any way and manner.
4.23. The Introducer cannot use or register a domain name or utilize through any search engine activity within any territory, keywords, search terms or any other brand identifiers for his/her activities with the name of EXCO or any other similar words or phrases which may cause confusion without the main brand’s prior written consent, of EXCO. The Introducer must add brand terms as negatives and actively target the brand through any media platforms settings where applicable. This includes, but not limited to PPC, Social media (including videos), mobile networks and display networks.
4.24. EXCO reserves the right of request direct read-only access to any paid search account for the purposes of monitoring keyword activity and the change history of an account at any time. Access must be granted within 24 hours of such a request. Access will be granted to EXCO and/or the relevant authorities regarding all relevant data, books and/or even premises of the Introducer under this Agreement, for the purpose of more efficient monitoring.
4.25. Where an Introducer acts outside the scope of this Agreement and/or is in breach of any of the provisions of the Introducer Program and or if any of the provisions of clause 4.17. above, herein applies, EXCO shall have the right to cease the cooperation and take all the necessary measures against the Introducer, informing, at the same time, its’ Clients through EXCO website, for such a termination.
4.26. EXCO shall have the right to maintain registries and/or records with the Introducer, their associated Clients and the activities being carried out under this Agreement and the Introducer shall bear the responsibility to provide such records and/or reports to EXCO on a monthly basis and/or as otherwise agreed between EXCO and the Introducer.
5.1. The Introducer’s compensation shall be paid immediately after EXCO approves clients request in Traders room. However transaction time could reach 3 (three) business after payment is made by EXCO.
5.2. When requested, at its own discretion, EXCO may quote a wider Spread for certain Currency Pairs for Clients introduced by the Introducer and EXCO will pay to the Introducer the total of the wider spread or part thereof, as set out in the clause 5.1. when applicable.
5.3. When requested, EXCO may charge Clients, introduced by the Introducer, additional commissions or mark-ups and pay these amounts to the Introducer in accordance with clause 5.4 of this Agreement. The Introducer agrees that EXCO will determine, in its sole discretion, the maximum commission or mark-up charge allowable on each Transaction. EXCO reserves the right to alter or amend its schedule of allowable commissions or mark-ups, at any time without special notice to the Introducer.
5.4. In addition to amounts payable in accordance with clauses 5.1 and 5.2, EXCO may pay to the Introducer additional compensation regarding the number, volume and value of deposits of the Clients.
5.5. In the event where the Client of the Introducer opens a promotional account and/or is eligible to receive any bonus or promotion by EXCO, compensation shall be paid to the Introducer at such rate as will be determined by EXCO. The Introducer shall have a right to receive varied payment terms.
5.6. Without prejudice to the foregoing, EXCO have the right not to pay to the Introducer the compensation and/or annul any accrued payout and/or amend the terms present Agreement and/or terminate the Agreement and/or close any accounts with immediate effect if:
a) EXCO is of the reasonable opinion that any of the transactions entered into or executed by the Client under the Operative Agreements, are being opened and closed just for the benefit of earning compensation for the Introducer (often referred to as “churning”); b) Some form of abuse or market abuse or market manipulation may have taken place; c) The Introducer is found in breach of any term of this Agreement.
5.7. It is hereby understood that Introducer is not entitled to earn Introducer’s compensation from trading on his/her own personal Trading Account.
5.8. EXCO will pay compensation to the Introducer for completed trades in real-time, save where EXCO has notified the Introducer otherwise by Written Notice. EXCO reserve the right to alter or amend this clause at any time upon Written Notice to the Introducer.
6. Introducer relationship and activities
6.1. The Introducer will act as a mediator between EXCO and his/her Clients for enhancing the quality of service offered to his/her Clients as well as introducing and / or explaining the services offered by EXCO to his/her Clients. As a mediator, the Introducer will do all that is necessary in order for EXCO and his/her Clients to enter into a contract including but not limited to carrying out the preparatory work necessary for the conclusion of an agreement between EXCO and the Client.
6.2. The Introducer shall assist prospective Clients on completing account registration forms for opening an account with EXCO.
6.3. The Introducer shall translate documents, where needed, for EXCO as well as explain to his/her Clients the services offered by EXCO.
6.4. Without prejudice to the obligations of the Introducer under this Agreement and specifically the service of acting as a mediator between EXCO and the prospective Client for the conclusion of a financial transaction, including the presentation and analysis of the financial products of EXCO bear no responsibility and have no liability for any advice or recommendation or decision provided by the Introducer to the Client.
6.5. Each Client introduced to EXCO and /or any one of the Companies by the Introducer must be eligible to become a Client of that company and must open an account with EXCO, by: 6.5.1 Completing the Company’s “Online Application Form”;
6.5.2 Sending, as a minimum, documents proving the Client ’s identity and address, or 6.5.3 Providing requested company documentation, shareholders’ details and directors’ proof of address and identification, as a minimum, in respect of a client profile registered in the name of a Legal entity.
6.6. EXCO reserve the right not to recognize any Client as introduced by the Introducer if the Client does not provide the Introducer identification number during the initial trading account application process or by Written Notice within five Business Days after the trading account has been opened by the Client.
6.7. EXCO reserve the right to determine, in their sole discretion whether a Client has been introduced by the Introducer if the Client’s registration was not carried out in accordance with clause 6.5.
6.8. EXCO has the right to reject any potential Client who does not meet the criteria detailed in EXCO internal compliance procedures.
6.9. Removal/Transfer of Clients:
6.9.1 Whereas a Client has communicated to EXCO that he/she wishes to be removed and/or transferred and/or unlinked from an Introducer, EXCO shall, from the date of that communication, cease paying the Introducer any compensation and the Introducer shall have no further rights in respect of the unlinked Client. Under no circumstances shall EXCO be liable for any consequences of any such removal from an Introducer and/or transfer to another Introducer.
6.9.2 Any indication or suspicion of fraud, abuse, manipulation or deceitful or fraudulent activity relating to the removal and/or transfer of Client(s) between Introducers, shall entitle EXCO to take any action they deem fit and proper in their sole and absolute discretion, including but not limited to the annulment of any compensation and/or termination of this Agreement.
7. Limitations of liability and indemn