The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) warns the public against the activities of Westward Holdings, a company that offers investment services.
Westward Holdings is not an authorized investment firm in Belgium. It is therefore not allowed to provide investment services in or from Belgium.
Moreover, according to the information available to the FSMA, the activities proposed could be of a fraudulent nature, i.e. boiler room fraud. More information on this form of fraud is available in the general warning published by the FSMA on 18 August 2017.
The FSMA thus strongly advises against responding to any offer of financial services made by Westward Holdings and against transferring money to any account number it might mention.
Westward Holdings uses the website www.westwardholdings.com and the following coordinates:
Address: 6F Kyodo Building, Nihonbashi-Kodenmacho Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0001 Japan
Tel.: +81 3 4540 5808
Westward Holdings appears to have links to Lexus Group, a company about which the FSMA has also issued a warning.
Would you like to enquire more generally as to whether a transaction being proposed complies with the financial legislation? Please use the search engine on the FSMA website. You can also contact the FSMA directly via the consumer contact form.