CMVM issues warning: BCP Private

The CMVM (Portuguese Securities Market Commission) issues a warning for investors concerning the entity operating through the https://www.bcpprivate.com/.  This entity is misusing the identity of the CMVM authorised entity Banco Comercial Português, S.A., namely a similar firm’s name, its address and fiscal number. The CMVM clarifies that such entity contrary to what has been disclosed, bears no relation with the entity Banco Comercial Português, S.A., registered with the CMVM as financial intermediary. Banco Comercial Português, S.A., the financial intermediary registered with the CMVM is not subject of this warning or, in any way, intended by it.

The entity operating through the website https://www.bcpprivate.com/ is not authorised to carry out any type of financial intermediation activity in Portugal, under article 295 (1)(a)(b) of the Portuguese Securities Code.

The CMVM warns, additionally, that such entity, misusing the identity of the CMVM authorised entity, is not authorised to carry out advertising or client prospecting aimed at entering into financial intermediation contracts.

In order to ensure that a certain entity that provides investment services in financial instruments is authorised to carry out said activity in Portugal, one should consult the list of authorised financial intermediaries via the following  link or via the list of entities authorised to provide financial services in Portugal under the freedom to provide services (LPS) via the link.

Any person or entity that has established any business relationship with persons claiming to represent the above-mentioned entity, may contact the CMVM via the Toll-free number 800 205 339 (support line) or by e-mail at cmvm@cmvm.pt.