Brokers

LeapRate’s List of Regulated Forex Brokers includes many of the world’s leading brokers, and includes only brokers which are regulated by a recognized governmental regulatory body. We strongly recommend that if you trade forex, do so only with a broker properly regulated in your jurisdiction.

Broker Regulated HQ Bonus Equity Cap ($M) Monthly Vol ($B) Open Account
+ more info Australia, UK Sydney, Australia N/A N/A $80B

As we’re traders too, we understand you want a great 24-hour service, tight spreads and fast execution with minimal slippage. So that’s what we deliver. Our trading solutions are sophisticated enough for experienced traders yet simple enough for those with less experience. Whatever your Forex experience, we’ve got a solution that suits your needs.

We assist traders using Forex as an asset class to fulfill part of their trading portfolio. Our trading platform gives you access to the latest market data and we deliver exceptional client support. Our pricing and liquidity is sourced from multiple destinations in Forex markets. At AxiTrader, our focus is always on integrity, service and execution. We strive harder to be the best – it’s what separates us from our competition and makes us one of Australia’s largest domestic Forex brokers. Our vision is to keep delivering remarkable trading support and become the world’s leading provider of online foreign exchange trading services.

+ more info FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia), MAS (Singapore), FINMA (Switzerland), JFSA (Japan) London,
UK
N/A £567M N/A

We began in 1974 as IG Index, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on the price of gold. Since then we have continued to change the face of trading, establishing ourselves as a market leader around the world.

With 40 years’ experience we are the No.1 global provider of financial spread betting and CFDs, and hold a market-leading position in many countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore, and France.

As a large multinational organization, we have strength in resources and stability, with a well-capitalised, debt-free balance sheet and consistently strong growth.

The vast majority of our clients are not City traders, they are often professional men and women who are interested in the financial markets.

+ more info EU (Denmark, UK), Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia Copenhagen,
Denmark
N/A $632M $247B

Saxo Bank is one of the leading players in global online trading, providing both private and institutional clients with a cutting-edge platform that delivers effective, multi-asset trading from a single account.

As a fully licensed and regulated Danish bank, we’re subject to stringent EU directives and regulations regarding client handling. Our internal systems undergo the strictest security measures to ensure your personal information is protected and you experience the safest online trading available.

It’s crucial our traders and investors have anytime, anywhere access to not only popular assets, but also geographically diverse assets in hard-to-reach markets. Our extensive, multi-asset advantage gives you the superior edge you need to stay ahead in today’s ever-changing, global market.

+ more info FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus) Limassol,
Cyprus
30% Welcome Bonus N/A N/A

STO is an FCA and CySEC regulated online trading provider, offering access to the forex, stock index, equity, commodity and bond markets. Clients can enjoy superior trading execution, enabled by the powerful, multi-device MT4 and AFX Fast platforms.

Catering to the needs of a wide range of traders, STO provides a variety of account types, delivering superb trading conditions with tight spreads, flexible leverage, low margins and no re-quotes.  Client funds are held in segregated accounts in top-tier EU banks and covered by our negative balance protection policy.

With a comprehensive selection of educational material, advanced trading tools, as well as daily technical analysis and market wraps, STO gives traders everything they need to excel in financial markets. The company’s team of local experts provides dedicated customer support around-the-clock, enabling clients to enjoy a seamless trading experience of exceptional standards.

+ more info FCA - UK London,
UK
N/A £2.61M N/A

Hantec Markets has been a market leader in Forex trading services for two decades. If you’re looking for a broker that genuinely puts your capital growth first, our model is geared up to do exactly that. A massive 70% of our new custom comes from referrals from happy clients.

No dealing desk means no conflict of interests, no price manipulation, and stable trading parameters. The level of risk is up to you however you trade, you can do so with the confidence that your capital growth is our priority.

We’re your gateway to 16 of the largest worldwide banks, all competing for your trade. That results in extremely competitive spreads on 50 currencies, the most popular CFDs plus gold and silver.

Hantec Markets Limited is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Registration No. 502635, with the additional protection of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) on losses of up to £50,000.

+ more info CySEC (Cyprus) Larnaca, Cyprus N/A N/A N/A

CFI Markets Ltd. is a leading financial institution offering superior online FX & CFDs trading for private and institutional clients worldwide. The Company is based in Cyprus and has registration number HE 303814.

CFI Markets is fully regulated by the Cyprus Securities And Exchange Commission under the license number 179/12 and is also registered in FCA under No. 602588 and in BaFin under No. 1338881. Furthermore, the Company is member of the Investor Compensation Fund “ICF” and “ACIIF” and is part of CFI Group Holding Limited.

As a financial institution that believes that good is the enemy of great, we consciously choose the latter and want to offer the greatest combination of elements that are important to our clients to enable them to trade the different markets.

Firstly, we want to offer the greatest service and support for our clients and make it really simple, and fast for them to do day to day business with us.

Secondly, we want to offer them the fairest and one of the most efficient and transparent execution service in the market.

Thirdly, we want to offer them attractive conditions, advanced technology and diversified products that fulfil their needs.

Finally, and most importantly, we want to do all that securely following our rigorously conservative approach and above all disciplined culture. We want to be there for the long term and the security of our clients’ assets is our priority.

Our Values:

  • Integrity first of all as reputation is the main asset.
  • Continuous improvement and discipline as a way for achieving excellence.
  • Long term conservative approach.
+ more info FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus) Limassol, Cyprus N/A $84M $218B

Exness Group is an international, award-winning retail forex broker founded by a group of like-minded finance and IT professionals in 2008. The group comprises of Exness Limited (VC), Exness Limited (NZ), Exness (CY) Limited, and Exness LLC (Russian Federation).

With a deep understanding of traders’ needs, the modern forex company provides accessible, stable, and reliable brokerage services with some of the tightest spreads and excellent execution in the market today. As confirmed by Deloitte, Exness Group recorded a trading volume exceeding USD 2.3 trillion in 2015, and a new monthly trading volume record of USD 253.2 billion in July 2016.

Clients of Exness Group also enjoy excellent trading conditions, including spreads as tight as 0.1, leverage up to 1:Unlimited, as well as high level of service such as 24/7 client support, instant withdrawal of profits, and outstanding order execution.

+ more info CySEC (Cyprus) Limassol, Cyprus N/A N/A N/A

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We Value You and Your Money

We are dedicated to you and to your hard earned money, which is why we make sure to provide you the best trading experience unlike any other. We constantly innovate and aim to help our clients make the most out of their investment.

Optimum Security

We ensure the safety and security of your accounts with our advanced safety safeguard methods. We have built sophisticated firewalls and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) that keep your data protected and encrypted.

Keeps You Updated

ITRADER provides daily market reviews that keeps you updated about the latest happenings in the financial market. Going through our daily reviews is a great way to get the hottest financial news in a big picture.

Free Education

Do not know much about the financial market? That’s not a problem. At ITRADER, we’ll provide you with the most comprehensive and convenient forex education learning options. We offer a variety of mediums like eBooks, courses and videos which would surely teach you what you need to know to engage in trading in the different financial arenas.

Advanced Platforms and Trading Tools

You can choose the platform that is suited for your trading style. We offer a variety of trading platforms that are compatible with your devices. We are also equipped with advanced trading tools that would surely optimize your trading experience.

Excellent Customer Support

We provide our clients with excellent customer support service that is ready to help you 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

More reasons to open an account and trade with ITRADER

  • Completely regulated and licensed
  • Wide range of assets available for trade
  • We operate on a global level
  • Free trading tools
  • We offer different account types you can choose from
  • We can keep you updated through your social media accounts
+ more info EEA (Malta) Valletta,
Malta
$2,000 N/A N/A

Headquartered in Malta, an emerging hub for foreign exchange trading and global finance, FXDD employs a diverse workforce of over 180 Forex specialists fluent in 13 languages.

We offer trading solutions to individual and institutional traders, hedge funds, money managers, white labels, and introducing brokers; all of which are tailored to each specific trader’s needs and strategies.

Our global reach and ability to develop cutting-edge tools at a rate that outpaces other brokerages helped FXDD develop into a global force in Forex. And as we continue to develop, so too will our offerings and technologies; giving traders the opportunity to make the most of the currency market.

+ more info FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia) London,
UK
N/A N/A N/A

ThinkMarkets (formerly ThinkForex) is a leading global foreign exchange broker headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. ThinkMarkets is dedicated to delivering high-quality Forex services to a continually expanding retail and institutional client base.

ThinkMarkets is well-known for its high level of customer service and 24/6 client support. ThinkMarkets helps clients further develop their trading skills by providing numerous educational resources, including video tutorials, analyst insight, and comprehensive online articles.

ThinkMarkets is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) with AFSL number 424700.

+ more info CySEC (Cyprus) Larnaca, Cyprus N/A N/A N/A

Who we are

HotForex is an award winning forex and commodities broker, providing trading services and facilities to both retail and institutional clients. Through its policy of providing the best possible trading conditions to its clients and allowing both scalpers and traders using expert advisors unrestricted access to its liquidity, HotForex has positioned itself as the forex broker of choice for traders worldwide.

What we provide

HotForex offers various accounts types, trading software and tools to facilitate individuals and institutional customers to trade Forex and CFD’s online. All Retail, Affiliates and White Label clients have the opportunity to access interbank spreads and liquidity via state of the art automated trading platforms. HotForex provides an unparalleled variety of account options that clients can select to enjoy a tailored trading experience that perfectly suits their needs. Coupled with superior trading conditions and lightning fast execution, HotForex provides all the tools and services needed for clients of any level to realise their trading ambitions.

Not just a mission, it’s a promise

Our Mission is To Provide the Best Customer Service to our Clients by maintaining a Superb Client Centric Culture. In this way we will achieve our Vision of maintaining our position as a Market Leader known for our Superior Customer Services.

+ more info Switzerland, Dubai, EEA (UK), Hong Kong Gland, Switzerland N/A $265 $84B

Swissquote is Switzerland’s leading online financial service provider and a global leader in online Forex brokerage, serving more than 300,000 private clients worldwide and over 600 financial institutions and partners. Swissquote is a licensed Swiss bank, as well as a publicly-listed company (SWX:SQN) with a market capitalization of over CHF 400 million and approximately CHF 16 billion assets under custody.

The company offers innovative platforms and tools for online trading, Forex, ePrivate Banking and eMortgage, as well as flexible savings accounts. It also provides specialized services for corporate clients, financial institutions and independent asset managers. The Swissquote Group is headquartered in Gland (Geneva), Switzerland with offices in Zurich, Bern, London, Malta, Dubai and Hong Kong and currently employs over 540 staff.

+ more info CySEC (Cyprus), ASIC (Australia) Limassol, Cyprus $20 N/A N/A

Xtrade is a recognized innovative international provider for Contracts for Difference (CFDs) offering trading facilities of the highest quality on Shares, Commodities, Forex, and Indices and equipped with one of the world’s leading trading platforms.

Who We Are

Xtrade, owned by Xtrade Europe Ltd (ex. XFR Financial Ltd.), is based in Limassol, Cyprus and is authorized to operate by CySEC to offer Contracts For Difference (CFD), under the license no. 108|10, ensuring each client a safe and regulated trading environment.

The company is a licensed investment firm compliant with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

Xtrade has a branch in Italy which is registered by CONSOB (Commissione Nazionale Per Le Societa’ e La Borsa) reg. n. 0096369/13 dated 13/12/2013, inscription n. 00012, authorised according to Law D.LGS. N. 58/98.

Xtrade is ASIC regulated, owned by Xtrade.AU Pty Ltd under the law of the Australia, ACN: 140899476 Licence No: 343628

Click here to see the full list of Regulatory Authorization.

Xtrade is managed by financial markets professionals, with decades of experience within the brokerage industry. From this corporate and personal experience has come the recognition that CFDs trading success is based on exceptional customer service, innovation and fast reliable execution.

Xtrade is growing rapidly as a CFDs provider with a global presence: Offices across five continents along with clients in over 140 countries.

Xtrade’s online trading platform offers flexibility and speed to trade anytime and anywhere — including markets in the US, UK, Europe and Asia. Additional tools give its market traders a wealth of information and help them to realise their profit potential.

+ more info FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia), MAS (Singapore), Canada (IIROC) London,
UK
N/A £156M N/A

CMC Group was established in 1989 and is a leading global provider of online retail financial services complete with a comprehensive institutional offering. We enable clients to trade a broad range of financial products through our award-winning Next Generation trading platform, supported by sophisticated charting, competitive pricing and automated execution.

As a leading global provider of online retail trading, CMC Group offers clients the opportunity to trade the financial markets via contracts for difference (CFDs), financial spread betting (UK & Ireland only) and Countdowns. The Group also offers a stockbroking service in Australia.

Our multi award-winning Next Generation trading platform provides clients with access to over 9500 global financial products via a desktop or mobile. The feature-rich platform is fully customizable, offering five different layouts with module linking. The advanced charting has over 80 technical indicators with sophisticated drawing tools, the ability to trade directly from charts and a dedicated chart forum. In addition, we provide a client sentiment tool and pattern recognition scanner.

+ more info FCA - UK London,
UK
N/A £16.4M N/A

London Capital Group (LCG) is a leading provider of online trading services. Our success has been driven by its dynamic approach to the industry and by building a business model that operationally has no restrictions on scalability. This model has allowed the business to grow rapidly since the launch of our first online business, the financial spread betting service Capital Spreads, in 2003. Today we offer a wide variety of financial trading products and platforms for retail, professional and institutional investors.

Our parent company London Capital Group Holdings plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and an established member of the AIM market. Our head office is located at the prestigious location of 1 Knightsbridge; from here we concentrate on promoting our services across the UK and Europe as well as managing our global operations. We are authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

+ more info FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus) London,
UK
N/A N/A N/A

At FxPro we offer complete FX services for all segments of the FX market.

Our retail traders enjoy unparalleled levels of service in terms of liquidity, execution and trading conditions. Add to this our industry-leading tools and platforms, as well as our professional trading conditions, and you have one of the strongest retail offerings on the market.

Our years of experience in FX have led to us developing highly effective investment alternatives that capitalize on forex’s growing status as an asset class in its own right. Whether you are a passive investor seeking portfolio management services or someone who takes a more hands-on approach to your capital; FxPro can help you access the world’s largest and most liquid market with ease.

+ more info FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus), SFC (Hong Kong) Abu Dhabi, London N/A N/A N/A

ADS Securities is an Abu Dhabi based and owned international financial services company, dedicated to providing the highest quality investment opportunities for institutional, private and retail clients.

With offices in London and Hong Kong it offers unique wealth management, asset management, capital market and trading services delivered by market experts. It has made a significant investment into proprietary multi-asset trading technology which is central to its ability to access liquidity and instruments, as well as delivering the highest quality products and services. Investment has also been made into people with the development of experienced, highly qualified teams with diverse backgrounds committed to a vision of becoming a leader in global business. Through organic growth, acquisition and strategic partnerships, ADS Securities has created a financial services firm which offers international knowledge, expertise and standards, but with the regional sensitivity and cultural identity of Abu Dhabi. ADS Securities is regulated by the Central Bank of the UAE, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK and the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong.

ADS Securities started as an institutional brokerage offering a high quality, full service, multi-asset institutional Forex solution. Our market-leading proprietary technology accesses primary and secondary market liquidity, delivering exceptional price and execution. We have applied our unique approach to customer care to develop the exclusive trading solution ADS Prime, for private clients. Prime extends institutional standards of execution with tailored support for individual investors across a range of trading options.

Our mandate has always been to build a global financial services firm that offers the highest quality products and services. ADS Securities is independent, proud of our heritage, innovative, adaptable, and competitive; we are the financial services firm of the future.

+ more info FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus), ASIC (Australia) London,
UK
€25 Signup Bonus* $89M N/A

Plus500 is a leading provider of Contracts for Difference (CFDs), delivering trading facilities on shares, forex, commodities, ETFs, options and indices, alongside innovative trading technology.

Plus500 has developed and operates an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 2,200 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices, options and commodities.

The Group enables retail customers to trade CFDs in more than 50 countries. The trading platform is accessible from multiple operating systems (Windows, smartphones (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) and tablets (iOS, Android and Surface)) and the internet.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that LeapRate's opinions and analyses do not address the suitability of any security or trading strategy, nor do they address the likelihood of profit or loss via any one particular trading firm. You should not rely on our analysis alone before deciding to trade with any one of these (or other) firms, and our reports and analysis are not meant to be a replacement for your own diligence and review. See our disclosures page.

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