KickOffers

FAQ

  • What are the market opening hours?

    What are the market opening hours?

    The Market is open from 09.30 to 15.30. During opening hours the price of each Bond can vary according to trading volume.

  • What entity regulates the Market’s activities?

    What entity regulates the Market’s activities?

    The Market – Prospects – is owned and operated by the MSE (Malta Stock Exchange) and is monitored by the MFSA (Malta Financial Services Authority).

  • What license does the trading services provider (broker) hold?

    What license does the trading services provider (broker) hold?

    Reception and transmission of orders to the Market (and execution of such orders) is performed by Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Services Ltd, a Financial Intermediary with license no. IS/13729 recognised by MFSA (Malta Financial Services Authority) in Malta and by CONSOB in Italy.

  • Why was the Malta Stock Exchange chosen?

    Why was the Malta Stock Exchange chosen?

    The Prospects Market in Malta was established to favour the Listing of SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises).

  • What is a KickBond?

    What is a KickBond?

    It's a bond issued by a football club, which pays a variable interest linked to the club's and to one of its players' sports performance. For more information please consult the "What is KickOffers" page.

  • How do I make a deposit?

    How do I make a deposit?

    A deposit can be made either through bank transfer or credit card payment.

  • How do I make a deposit through credit card?

    How do I make a deposit through credit card?

    To make a deposit through credit card, click on the “Credit Card” option and provide the following information: i. Your credit card number ii. The expiry date iii. The CVV code (3 numbers on the back of your credit card) In a few minutes your account will credited with the funds transferred. If your request does not get approved for any reason, you will receive an email explaining the reasons.

  • How do I make a deposit through bank transfer?

    How do I make a deposit through bank transfer?

    To make a deposit through credit card, clic on the “Bank Transfer” option. Insert the details of the bank and account number (IBAN) from which you want to make your transfer. Define the amount you would like to transfer. ATTENTION: The bank transfer has not been carried out yet, you will receive by email a “Deposit Notification” with the details of the account number to credit. You can use the Deposit Notification as reference to process your transfer either through your bank’s online service or from your branch. NOTE: Bank transfers can take up to 4-7 working days to be processed. Your personal account will be debited (and trading account credited) once the transfer has been fulfilled.

  • What is the minimum amount I can deposit?

    What is the minimum amount I can deposit?

    The minimum deposit amount depends from the Bond’s Market Price. During the Offer Period the minimum investment is €100 plus applicable commissions. During Trading on the Market, the minimum deposit will be equal to the Market Price of the Bond plus applicable commissions. NOTE: Please refer to section 8 for more information on Commissions.

  • Do I have to pay to make a deposit?

    Do I have to pay to make a deposit?

    A deposit through bank transfer is free of charge. A deposit through credit card involves a cost towards the credit card circuit of 1,543% + €0,012 for each deposit in the case of MasterCard (example: a deposit of €100 with MasterCard involves a cost of €1,555) and 0,884% + €0,015 for each deposit in the case of Visa (example: a deposit of €100 with Visa involves a cost of €0,899).

  • Who looks after my money?

    Who looks after my money?

    Your money is deposited with the custodian bank of the Financial Intermediary, who looks after the reception and transmission of orders from the users to the Market.

  • How do I make a withdrawal?

    How do I make a withdrawal?

    A withdrawal can be made only through bank transfer. Withdrawals are possible only upon completion of the identification stage of the onboarding process, which requires the uploading of a photo of a valid ID/passport and the insertion of the PIN code sent by mail to your home address provided during the account registration.

  • How much can I withdraw from my account?

    How much can I withdraw from my account?

    If you don’t have any Active Orders (Orders inserted in the Trading Platform but not executed yet on the Market) you can withdraw the entire cash amount deposited in your account. To verify your Active Orders, click on “Active Orders” from the Portfolio page. If you have any Active Orders, the amount corresponding to the total value of the order will be “blocked”, in other words destined to the active order but debited only upon execution of the trade. All Active Orders can be modified/cancelled at any time. To withdraw click on “deposit” and follow the instructions. Withdrawals can only be processed through bank transfer. NOTE: Bank transfers can take up to 4-7 working days to be processed. Your personal account will be credited (and trading account debited) once the transfer has been fulfilled.

  • Where do I find all information relative to the bond issue?

    Where do I find all information relative to the bond issue?

    The Admission Document is published both on kickoffers.com and on the Issuer’s website. You will also find an information booklet on the issue that contains also the regulation of the loan.

  • Can I insert an order (buy or sell) outside trading hours?

    Can I insert an order (buy or sell) outside trading hours?

    Buy and sell orders can be inserted also outside trading hours, but they will only be executed at the market’s subsequent opening time.

  • What is an Active Order?

    What is an Active Order?

    Orders inserted in the Trading Platform but not executed yet on the Market, either (i) during the Offer Period or (ii) during the Trading Period. i. Every Subscription order will be executed at the end of the Offer Period. The amount corresponding to the total value of the order plus applicable commissions will be “blocked” from the funds deposited in your account, in other words destined to the Active Order but debited only upon execution of the trade. Your account will debited only at the end of the Offer Period and the corresponding Bonds automatically delivered to your Portfolio. ii. An order inserted during Trading Period will be executed as soon as there is another party that accepts the inserted order. If the inserted order is a “buy”, similarly to point (i) The amount corresponding to the total value of the order will be “blocked” from the funds deposited in your account and debited upon execution of the trade together with the receipt of the Bond in the Portfolio. To verify your Active Orders, click on “Active Orders” from the Portfolio page. All Active Orders can be modified/cancelled at any time.

  • Can I cancel or modify an Active Order?

    Can I cancel or modify an Active Order?

    You can cancel or modify an Active Order at any time before its execution. Click on “Active Orders” from the Portfolio page to manage your Active Orders.

  • Why does the price not change during the Offer Period?

    Why does the price not change during the Offer Period?

    The objective of the Offer Period is the subscription of the Bonds by the public. During the Offer Period Bonds are offered for subscription at nominal value (€100 each). The offer will be successful as soon as the minimum amount set by the Issuer will be subscribed. The offer will end either at the end of the Offer Period or when the target amount will be fully subscribed. Following the Offer Period the Bond will be listed on the Stock Exchange and freely tradable at the price set by the Market.

  • What is the maximum that I can invest?

    What is the maximum that I can invest?

    The maximum allowed per user per single Bond is €5.000,00 (five thousand euros). You can invest the maximum amount in each Bond you are interested in.

  • How does a request for subscription of a Bond work?

    How does a request for subscription of a Bond work?

    During the Bond's Offer Period (the duration of which is defined in the Admission Document) you can submit your request for subscription. In order to submit the request you are required to: 1) have an active account with KickOffers, 2) have deposited funds (through bank transfer or credit card) on your account. As soon as you submit your request for subscription of the Bond, the amount corresponding to the total value of the order plus applicable commissions will be “blocked” from the funds deposited in your account. Example: On your account you have an availability of €350. If you decide to submit a request for subscription for 3 Bonds (for a nominal value of €100 each), on your account €303 will be blocked, that is: €100 * 3 = €300 + €3 commissions = €303 blocked funds. NOTE: the funds will only be "blocked" and not debited. Your account will debited only at the end of the Offer Period (or beforehand if the funding target is achieved ahead of schedule) and the corresponding Bonds automatically delivered to your Portfolio.

  • How can I review my account status?

    How can I review my account status?

    To view at any time the account balance log in to your account on www.KickOffers.com

  • What is the value of my investments?

    What is the value of my investments?

    It’s the number of Bonds bought and valued at the current Market Price. You can view this value at any time from “My Portfolio” page.

  • How do I configure price alerts?

    How do I configure price alerts?

    To automatically configure price alerts for a bond, click “Buy” from the “Available Bonds” page. The order insertion form for that Bond will appear. From the navigation menu select “Price Alerts”, where you will be able to configure the price limits at which an automatic notification will be sent to you.

  • Where do I find the documents that formalize the transactions I performed?

    Where do I find the documents that formalize the transactions I performed?

    Every inserted order that is subsequently executed, the corresponding transaction document is sent by email to the email address provided during the account registration.

  • What happens if I do not complete the identification phase by (i) uploading a photo of my ID/passport and (ii) inserting the PIN code sent by mail to your residency address provided during the account registration?

    What happens if I do not complete the identification phase by (i) uploading a photo of my ID/passport and (ii) inserting the PIN code sent by mail to your residency address provided during the account registration?

    You can start buying and selling Bonds without the need to complete these two steps, but you can withdraw money from your account only once all acceptance procedures have been completed.

  • What is the purpose of the Appropriateness Test?di appropriatezza?

    What is the purpose of the Appropriateness Test?di appropriatezza?

    In order to buy/Subscribe your first Bond you will have to answer a set of questions as mandated by MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive). The questions are aimed at: i. Determining your risk profile and ii. Verifying that you understand the characteristics and fundamentals of the Bond

  • What happens if I do not pass the appropriateness test?

    What happens if I do not pass the appropriateness test?

    If you don’t pass the appropriateness test, you will still be able to buy/Subscribe your first Bond provided that at the end of the test you confirm that you understand the risks connected with the investment. For more information please contact Customer Support.

  • What happens if I forget ma password?

    What happens if I forget ma password?

    In order to recover or change your password access the login page, select “Forgot password” and follow the instructions.

  • How are my personal details and privacy protected?

    How are my personal details and privacy protected?

    Any use of personal data will always be subject to your prior approval.

  • Who guarantees my investment?

    Who guarantees my investment?

    The Bonds are not guaranteed by the value of the player. The Bond is defined as “unsecured”, in other words the reimbursement of the Bond is free of a specific guarantee. The reimbursement is therefore guaranteed by the shareholders’ equity of Issuer and in certain cases by an external company acting as Guarantor.

  • When is the interest paid?

    When is the interest paid?

    The variable interest – based on the Club’s and the Player’s performance – is paid by the Issuer on a yearly basis at a fixed date after the end of the football season. You can find details of the payment date for each Bond on kickofferstest.rc.77test.co.uk or on the Admission Document.

  • Where is the interest paid?

    Where is the interest paid?

    The Interest is automatically credited to your KickOffers account (without any additional fees).

  • How is the interest calculated?

    How is the interest calculated?

    The variable interest is calculated each year on the basis of the Club’s and Player’s end of season performance published on kickofferstest.rc.77test.co.uk. An announcement will inform all investors of the final calculation and the amount of interest due at the end of each season, which will be credited directly to the account opened on the platform.

  • How much will be reimbursed?

    How much will be reimbursed?

    The reimbursement of the Bond occurs at expiry (or earlier in the event of sale of the Player) at Nominal Value (€100).

  • Is the Issuer always the football Club?

    Is the Issuer always the football Club?

    The Issuer of the Bond can be the Club or a subsidiary (also a newly incorporated company) of the Club.

  • What does the Issuer need the liquidity for?

    What does the Issuer need the liquidity for?

    The funds collected through the Bond issue are destined to a specific purpose declared by the Issuer in the Admission Document submitted to the Stock Exchange and available to the public both on kickofferstest.rc.77test.co.uk and on the Issuer’s website.

  • What happens if the Player is sold?

    What happens if the Player is sold?

    The sale of the Player linked to the Bond triggers the early Reimbursement of the Bond, within the timeframe set by the Regulation of the Loan. If the Player is sold at a price higher than the Initial Value of the Player determined with the Algorithm at the time of issue, all bondholders will receive: i. the pro rata interest calculated on the basis of the Club’s and Player’s performances at the date of sale of the Player ii. an additional fixed bonus expressed as a percentage of the Nominal Value

  • What happens if the player gets injured?

    What happens if the player gets injured?

    If the Player gets seriously injured, the Bond loses the Variable Interest linked to the Player’s performance – the Variable Interest linked to the Club’s performance remains valid. The reimbursement conditions do not vary.

  • What happens if the Club gets relegated?

    What happens if the Club gets relegated?

    The Bond’s Variable Interest schedule, defined both on kickofferstest.rc.77test.co.uk and in the Admission Document, changes according to the League in which the Club plays. Therefore, if the Club gets relegated, the Variable Interest schedule that applies is the one corresponding to the League in which the Club plays each season.

  • How secure is it investing with KickOffers?

    How secure is it investing with KickOffers?

    All trading and the exchanging of Bonds with KickOffers is executed on the CCTrdaer trading platform, operated by Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Services Ltd, a Financial Intermediary with license no. IS/13729 recognised by MFSA (Malta Financial Services Authority) in Malta and by CONSOB in Italy.

  • Is my money safe?

    Is my money safe?

    The money you have deposited on your KickOffers account, for the purpose of trading on the Market, is safe and always available. At any time you can make a deposit or withdrawal through your personal account.

  • How much is the commission for each executed trade?

    How much is the commission for each executed trade?

    The commission for each buy/sell order is equal to 1% of the Market Value of the Bonds being traded with a minimum of €3 per trade. IMPORTANT: Calculate the commission corresponding to the Market Value of your investment in order to verify that your account has sufficient liquidity to sustain such cost – in the case of a “Buy” order the above table illustrates some examples of the total deposit required corresponding to the desired quantity of Bonds to be bought. Any order will not be accepted if your account lacks sufficient liquidity to cover the total value of the Bonds and the transaction commission.

  • Are there special offers?

    Are there special offers?

    New Bond issues can offer promotional packages for a limited timeframe according to the amount of Bonds being purchased. For more information on special offers relating to a specific Bond issue please consult kickofferstest.rc.77test.co.uk.

  • How can I contact you?

    How can I contact you?

    You can contact us by mail by filling the form in the "Contact us" page, we will answer as soon as possible

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