Forex and CFD Brokers

By our estimation, there are literally thousands of Forex, CFD, spread betting and binary options brokers across the world. Most of those brokers operate (only) online, taking retail clients’ deposits electronically via credit cards, Skrill, NETELLER, and other means.

However only a handful of those Forex brokers are licensed and overseen by a recognized national regulator, such as the FCA in the UK, ASIC in Australia, or CySEC in Cyprus. A regulator’s job is to set rules for both brokers and traders in their jurisdiction such as maximum use of leverage, slippage, and client bonuses, and to oversee the operations of brokers such as checking minimum capital levels, setting advertising standards, and the segregation of client funds from company funds.

Only a handful of Forex brokers are indeed properly licensed and overseen by a recognized national regulator.

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

CFDs carry risk. The majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. Before trading CFDs you should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money.

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+ more info CySEC (Cyprus), Banque du Liban (Lebanon), DFSA (UAE), JSC (Jordan)Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan, UAE2012N/AN/A

cfi entitiesCFI Group is a leading FX & CFDs online trading group of entities servicing private and institutional clients worldwide.

The first entity within the group namely Credit Financier Invest Sal. was established in 2005 and since then, the group has serviced thousands clients executing over 2 Million trades!

With a strong commitment to providing superior services, fair execution and latest technology and an understanding that the key assets being the reputation and clients’ trust, the group kept expanding its operations.

Today, the group comprises the following entities:

Credit Financier Invest Sal. Beirut, Lebanon. The company is regulated by the Lebanese Central Bank (Banque Du Liban). The company was the first firm established within the group and mainly offers its services to Lebanese clients. https://www.cfifinancial.com.lb/

Credit Financier Invest (CFI) Ltd. Previously CFI Markets Ltd, Larnaca, Cyprus. The company is regulated by Cysec and is also registered with the FCA, BAFIN and other regulators. The company offers its services to clients mainly from Europe and the Middle East but also has clients from East Europe, Asia and other regions. https://www.cfifinancial.com.cy/

Credit Financier Invest (DIFC) Limited, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and provides its services to Professional High Net Worth Clients and Financial Institutions. https://www.cfidubai.com

Credit Financial Invest for Financial Brokerage Limited (CFI Jordan), Amman, Jordan. The company is regulated by the Jordan Securities Commission and provides its services to clients mainly from Jordan. https://www.cfifinancial.com.jo/

+ more info FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia), FSP (South Africa), CySEC (Cyprus)Limassol, Cyprus2010N/AN/A

IronFX 320x240IronFX is the award-winning Global Leader in Online Trading, with 10 trading platforms and over 200 tradable instruments in forex, spot metals, futures, shares, spot indices and commodities. IronFX serves retail and institutional customers from over 180 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America while providing support in over 30 different languages.

IronFX clients can benefit from round-the-clock coverage delivered by one of the world’s largest and most accomplished global client coverage teams. The IronFX customer-centric model offers top trading functionalities through its platforms combined with the widest suite of products at the best pricing and execution. Daily market news feed and insightful research gives clients access to the best information and data to make informed trading decisions.

IronFX complies with international regulatory standards and different entities in the group are authorised and regulated by the FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia), FSP (South Africa) and CySEC (Cyprus).

+ more info FCA (UK)London, UK1996£16.4MN/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 NEX Exchange. Our head office is located at the prestigious location of 77 Grosvenor St in Mayfair, London; 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 ASIC (Australia), FCA (UK)Melbourne, Australia2010N/AN/A

Pepperstone website 320x240Pepperstone Group is a forex and CFD broker that provides trading solutions sophisticated enough for veteran traders, yet simple enough for the forex novice.

Who Are We?

Pepperstone assists retail and institutional investors in using forex and other instruments as an asset class and part of their investment objectives. We strive to offer the best trading platforms with access to low-cost pricing, reliable trading infrastructure, fast execution and exceptional client support. Pepperstone offers direct access to multiple destinations of liquidity in the forex markets without the usual burdens of a deal desk that had previously been unavailable to the retail investor.

Our Vision

Since 2010, Pepperstone has set out to spearhead the evolution of online forex trading in over 65 countries, helping this asset-class to become more accessible to the individual retail investor. We aimed when we began to revolutionise the industry by offering traders better service, lower spreads and faster execution, something we are still absolutely committed to doing today. Our vision is to become the world’s largest provider of online foreign exchange trading.

+ more info FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus)London, UK2008N/AN/A

Exness Group was founded in 2008. Having a deep understanding of traders’ needs, we strive to provide the best trading conditions on the forex market, so our clients from around the world can fully realize their professional potential.

Our beginning

The Exness Group was founded by a group of like-minded professionals in the area of finance and information technology in 2008.

Leadership

In the past years the Exness Group has come a long way, becoming an industry leader: by the middle of 2014 Exness Group clients’ monthly trading volume was more than 180 billion USD and the number of trading accounts opened each month by traders around the world exceeded 15,000. Currently Exness Group offers the ability to trade more than 120 financial instruments, with some of the best-on-the-market order execution and record-tight spreads for the main currency pairs.

Priorities

Continuous development, guided primarily by systematic improvement of trading conditions, is the key to Exness Group’s long-term and successful work. Issues concerning improving the quality of services offered at Exness Group are considered most seriously. In December 2011 Exness Group received an international certificate of compliance with ISO 9001:2008 for “Organizing Forex trading”.

Client Support

Clients receive unique service: our official website has been localized into 18 languages and we offer client support in 13 languages, including 24/5 support in 11 languages and 24/7 support in English and Chinese. Clients have access to high leverage, which considerably lowers margin requirements and allows trading strategies to be managed flexibly. And, of course, one of Exness Group’s main advantages is the instant withdrawal of funds using a number of electronic payment systems, providing traders with around-the-clock control of their trading accounts’ funds.

The traders who work successfully with Exness Group strive for continuous improvement, search for new opportunities to realize their professional potential, and want to work on a single team with a recognized leader in the financial industry.

+ more info ASIC (Australia)Sydney, Australia2009N/AN/A

Vantage FX screenshot 320x240Vantage FX is a leading Australian Forex broker, providing traders access to the global Forex market through the powerful Vantage FX MetaTrader 4 platform. Since the company’s inception in 2009, Vantage FX has been recognised worldwide as a safe and secure Forex broker, offering highly transparent access to Forex markets.

Vantage FX was founded in 2009 by a highly-specialised team with backgrounds in Finance, FOREX and Technology. Created to help clients pursue their financial goals, we proudly offer transparent access to the FOREX market, powerful trading platforms (MT4 and MT5), exceptional execution speed, and award-winning customer service.

Given our strong background, we have always been able to offer superior access to global FOREX markets, which is why professional and retail traders are able to notice the remarkable difference between Vantage FX and other brokers. We continually strive to evolve our offering to ensure that we deliver a service that is far superior to anything else on the market. Smart traders make smart decisions, so become a Vantage FX client today and experience the difference.

+ more info FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia), MAS (Singapore), FINMA (Switzerland), JFSA (Japan)London, UK1974£751MN/A

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 15,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.

IG’s vision is to be a global leader in retail trading and investments. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world’s first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is now an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees, and offers an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand.

* Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018).

+ more info EEA (Malta)Valletta, Malta2002N/AN/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 ASIC (Australia)Sydney, Australia2007N/A$400B

IC Markets websiteIC Markets is an Australian based, owned, and ASIC regulated True ECN forex broker. Operating since 2007, IC Markets exists to bridge the gap between retail and institutional traders, making the world more tradable for everyone.

IC Markets is one of the world’s only True ECN forex brokers providing trading solutions for active day traders and scalpers as well as traders that are new to the forex market. IC Markets offers its clients cutting edge trading platforms, low latency connectivity and superior liquidity. IC Markets is revolutionizing on-line forex trading on-line traders are now able to gain access to pricing and liquidity previously only available to investment banks and high net worth individuals.

Our management team have significant experience in the Forex, CFD and Equity markets in Asia, Europe and North America. It is this experience that has enabled us to select the best possible technology solutions and hand pick the best liquidity available in the market.

+ more info FCA (UK)London, UK1965£11.2MN/A

etx capital screenshot 320x240ETX Capital is one of the UK’s leading providers of online trading services. We offer spread betting and CFD trading services to retail, institutional and high net worth customers delivered via our award-winning trading platform. Our proprietary multi-asset TraderPro platform is a market leader that offers clients instant execution across more than 5,000 markets across FX, Indices, Equities, Commodities and Bonds.

Engineered for Opportunity

Our intuitive, new TraderPro platform delivers a fully customisable experience. Create a layout quickly to suit your trading needs, trade directly from charts using our 1 click trading feature and drag and drop your stops and limits to manage your risk. Never miss a trading opportunity by setting up custom price alerts delivered direct to your mobile and spot trends quickly by customising your charts using our advanced technical analysis package. Access TraderPro on-the-go via our native mobile and tablet apps.

Support

We’re here to support our clients through your trading journey, whatever your level of experience. Sign up for a variety of educational webinars to get the most out of our trading platform, develop your trading strategy and learn how to identify potential trading opportunities.

Experience

Based in the City of London, we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and have more than 50 years’ experience in financial services. With a focus on service and technology, we are truly engineered for opportunity.

Losses can exceed deposits.

+ more info FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia)London, UK2010N/AN/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)Limassol, CyprusN/AN/A

GMOTrading is a provider of one of the best online trading services in the market.

We take pride in the unparalleled trading environment and services we offer our clients, allowing them to access global trading arenas with great comfort and ease.

GMOTrading puts at its clients’ disposal an unparalleled variety of account options that perfectly fit any trader’s needs. Our clients benefit from advanced trading tools that will enable them to turn their trading ambitions into reality.

The benefits of trading with GMOTrading
Our top priority is client satisfaction, which is why we offer our traders the best services possible.

GMOTrading’s clients are able to gain almost an unlimited global access to international financial markets. Since we operate on a global level, our clients may choose to trade anytime from anywhere in the world.

We also have a wide array of assets available for investment, coupled with a variety of trading accounts and platforms that fit any investor’s trading style and profit goals.

Clients are also able to enjoy a full 24/5 customer support service that is always ready to assist with all trading concerns.

Explore and make the most out of the capital market with GMOTrading and benefit from world-class services and trading tools built for investors all around the world.

+ more info FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus)London, UK2006N/AN/A

FxPro is an award-winning online broker offering Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on forex, futures, spot indices, shares, spot metals and spot energies. FxPro serves clients in over 150 countries worldwide and offers multilingual customer support 24/5.

Traders are provided with superior order execution with no dealing desk intervention*, and access to a deep pool of liquidity via a wide range of platforms. FxPro is known for maintaining a client-centric approach and remains an active proponent of transparency and fair trading practices.

*Subject to FxPro’s Order Execution Policy.

+ more info FCA (UK)London, UKN/AN/A

Aetos 320x240AETOS is a global provider of FX and contracts for difference (CFDs), giving its clients access to competitive pricing on a wide range of markets. We aim to provide an excellent trading environment supported by our dedicated customer service team.

Members Of The AETOS Capital Group

AETOS Capital Group (UK) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of AETOS Capital Group, a world-renowned Australian broker with corporate headquarters in Sydney. We have a global presence around the world, including in the economic powerhouses of London, UK. We are trusted and respected in these key financial cities, providing clients from over 100 countries with an excellent service and trading environment.

Core Principles

Adhering to our core principles of “Fairness, Efficiency and Intelligence” and our philosophy of “Customer-First,” our goal is to provide clients with an unparalleled trading environment. We offer leveraged access to financial markets in Forex, metals, energy, and indices around the clock, backed up by our committed support team.

Abiding By Regulations

AETOS Capital Group (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by FCA (Registration no: 592778) in the United Kingdom. We abide by their regulations and adhere to their rules. Our clients’ funds are safe and secure in separate accounts with major banks away from the company’s own accounts. Clients may also be eligible to claim through the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), which covers business conducted by firms authorised by the FCA.

+ more info FCA (UK), Japan (JFSA), Hong Kong (SFC)London, UK2005N/AN/A

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Z.com Trade is the service name of GMO-Z.com Trade UK Limited, and is an affiliated company of GMO CLICK which is has been recognised as the world’s largest retail forex provider by volume for 5 consecutive years since 2012.

Z.com Trade offers trading services to retail and institutional clients across a range of Forex, Commodities and Indices markets, and executes orders on an STP NDD execution model. Our group processes an average of over $1BN in trading volume each month across our secure and stable trading systems, with over 500,000 clients worldwide choosing us as their preferred trading destination.

A range of opportunities and features are also available via the Z.com Trade Partnerships Program.

GMO-Z.com Trade UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom (No. 622897), and participates in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

+ more info FCA (UK)London, UK2010£35MN/A

GKFX websiteGKFX is a global market maker, head quartered in London and regulated by the key global regulators including the United Kingdom’s FCA and many other local regulatory authorities.

In addition to our London headquarters we have locations across the globe in 11 cities in 8 countries.

The Global workforce of 400 employees is made up of local professionals across all capital markets disciplines located in London, Beijing, Bratislava, Brno, Cairo, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Prague, Shanghai and Warsaw, with more offices to come. This coverage gives our clients local knowledge with the global coverage they would expect from their trading partner.

Although a young company established in 2010 GKFX has grown rapidly, expanding its offering to over 600 products including FX, CFDs, Commodities, Equities and Indices, providing a first class reliable user experience across a wide range of platforms. The group remains focused on the client.

The GKFX mission is to put the client first, delivering consistent quality of service, quality products to assist in the investment process in a flexible manner for the busy investors of today along with a transparent competitive dealing service in a wide variety of investment products, with innovative platforms that are at the technological forefront of what is available today.

Our aim is to become one of the largest global brokers and we believe that with integrity and quality of service we will reach our goals with our customers.

+ more info CySEC (Cyprus)Limassol, Cyprus2012N/AN/A

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RoboMarkets was founded in 2012 and is regulated by CySEC since 2013 (License No.191/13).

Over the last few years, the company has exploded in growth. Currently, this is not just a forex broker, but one of the most reliable firms to cater to institutional and retail clients residing in the EU. RoboMarkets is a multi-market broker offering over 11,000 tradable instruments across 8 asset classes. All clients also get access to professional trading platforms and proprietary state of the art technologies. RoboMarkets multilingual support is 24/7, its agents are always ready to answer your questions quickly and in a useful manner.

+ more info FCA (UK), NFA/CFTC (US), JFSA (Japan), IIROC (Canada), CIMA (Grand Cayman)Bedminster, NJ1999N/A$208B

FOREX.com is the premier destination for active currency traders seeking to maximize their success in forex and other major global markets.

Established in 2001, FOREX.com has serviced over 200,000 customers globally and support our customers’ success by providing them access to advanced trading platforms, professional charting, third party analysis tools and expert research and analysis.

We are committed to delivering an exceptional trading experience and earn the trust and loyalty of our customers’ through transparent, reliable pricing and superior trade executions.

FOREX.com’s parent company, GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP), is a global provider of online trading services.

+ more info FCA (UK)London, UK1990£2.61MN/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 FCA (UK), Dubai (DFSA), Cyprus (CySEC), Lebanon (BDL)London, UKN/AN/A

Amana Capital website

Amana Capital is a leading specialist in online trading providing direct access to the global financial markets to worldwide institutional and retail clients. The company is backed by Manara Capital and is regulated by the FSA, DFSA, BDL, and CySEC.

The Vision of the Group

The vision of the group is to be a first-rate trusted leader in delivering innovative financial services in anticipation of the needs of institutional and individual investors.

+ more info FCA (UK), DFSA (Dubai), The Securities Commission of the BahamasLondon, UK2001£58M$90-100B

ActivTrades 320x240 newActivTrades is a leading independent broker providing trading services in Forex, ETFs, Cryptocurrencies, Indices and Commodities, on CFDs and spread betting. ActivTrades values protecting its clients’ funds, excellent customer service and fast execution.

Superior Value Proposition

At ActivTrades, we understand that our operational success depends on our customers’ success – and that is why we have laid out a three-pronged value proposition to enhance trading conditions for customers.

Our clients enjoy benefits associated with the fact that ActivTrades:

  • Is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and is also registered with regulatory agencies in all EU jurisdictions in which the company operates;
  • Is affiliated with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), which protects clients investing with its member firms;
  • Has implemented effective internal controls to ensure that clients’ funds are held in segregated accounts and can only be used by ActivTrades to carry out clients’ trading and withdrawal instructions.

Diverse Product Offering

ActivTrades serves individual, professional and institutional clients, providing sophisticated tools and services that match the needs of both client categories. Clients can trade with MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5 and  ActivTrades very own platform, ActivTrader.

Competitive Spreads

ActivTrades offers some of the tightest spreads in the industry with our 5-decimal-digit pricing, starting as low as 0.5 pips for EURUSD. Traders can trade minilots and microlots (minimum stake of 10p per point on Spread Betting, for example). Our deal-execution systems are fully automated; there is no dealing desk, and therefore no human intervention, resulting in fairer execution of clients’ trades.

+ more info CySEC (Cyprus), FSCA (South Africa)Nicosia, Cyprus2008N/AN/A

Markets.com 320x240MARKETS.COM is a global brand and trade mark used by Safecap Investments Ltd (‘Safecap’), a regulated investment services firm authorised in the conduct of its activities by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘CySEC’) under the license no. 092/08 and also authorised by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (‘FSCA’) in South Africa as a Financial Services Provider.

The company is owned by TradeTech Markets Limited (‘Markets’). Safecap and Markets are subsidiaries of Playtech PLC, a company traded on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. Safecap has the sole and exclusive use of the domain ‘www.markets.com’ worldwide.

Safecap is one of the world’s fastest growing Forex and CFD providers, offering powerful yet user-friendly, in-house trading platforms for web and mobile to trade hundreds of assets – shares, currencies, commodities and indices. Our customers benefit from unmatched training, service and customer support. We conduct business and have clients in global spread and offer our services in multiple languages.

CFDs carry risk. 73% of traders lose.

+ more info ASIC (Australia)Melbourne, Australia2009N/AN/A

EightCap website 320x240At EightCap, we have one goal in mind: to provide the best online forex & CFD trading experience possible to our clients.

EightCap was incorporated in Melbourne, Australia in 2009 by a group of like-minded professionals with extensive experience in the field of finance and information technology.

The business was founded with a simple, clear mission: to provide exceptional financial services to our clients. This fundamental principle remains at the core of everything we do at EightCap and we believe staying true to it is pivotal to our success.

As industry professionals we understand each trader has different needs and we are here to work alongside our clients in order to get them to where they want to be.

We provide clients access to a broad range of global financial markets through our award-winning trading platform and mobile apps, supported with competitive pricing, sophisticated charting and superior execution technology.

+ more info CySEC (Cyprus), FSCA (South Africa)Larnaca, Cyprus2010N/AN/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 realize 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 FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus), ASIC (Australia), FSP (New Zealand), FSP (South Africa) *see details below
*Your capital is at risk
Israel2008$89MN/A

Plus500 is a leading provider of Contracts for Difference (CFD’s), 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, indices, commodities, options, ETFs and foreign exchange.

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), tablets (iOS, Android and Surface), Apple Watch and web browsers).

Plus500 UK Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 509909). Plus500 CY LTD is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (License No. 250/14). Plus500AU Pty Ltd, AFSL #417727 issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is authorized to issue these products to Australian residents. You do not own or have any right to the underlying assets. Please consider our Disclosure documents available on our website.

+ more info FINMA (Switzerland), FCA (UK), DFSA (UAE), SFC (Hong Kong), MFSA (Malta)Gland, Switzerland1996$280.8$67B

Swissquote Bank is the Swiss leader in online banking, emphasizing innovative online services and software development since its inception in 1996. Over the years, we have established strong relationships with hundreds of financial institutions around the world, who benefit from Swissquote’s deep liquidity, first-rate banking solutions and leading-edge technology. Swissquote ranks among the top 15 forex providers worldwide, with over 300,000 client accounts in 120 countries, and an annual client FX trading volume of 800 billion USD. Our deep liquidity and advanced technology allow unique hedging and order capabilities.

Our clients and partners also appreciate our safety and reliability, as Swissquote Bank and its subsidiaries are regulated in Switzerland, UK, Hong Kong, UAE and Malta. Moreover, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX:SQN), ensuring that Swissquote is held to the highest standards of security, transparency and financial strength.

+ more info FCA (UK)LondonN/AN/A

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Based in London, UK, AT Global Markets (UK) Limited (ATFX) is a leading online trading services provider, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. With a mission to provide the best possible trading experience for retail traders, ATFX offers a state-of-the-art, mobile-accessible, client trading portal for forex, and precious metals trading. Led by an experienced, skilled management team, the company has an international presence.

With its commitment to exemplary client services, ATFX offers 24/5 live, free access to market commentary, and a secure platform for traders.

The company’s mission is to become the leading international online trading broker, offering its clients one of the best trading tools and. various trading products to choose from, including forex, precious metals, crude oil and indices. Its cutting-edge trading platform, MetaTrader 4 (MT4), is one of the most popular platforms andis available for PCs, mobile devices and tablets as well as web trading.

Safety of Client Funds

As an FCA regulated company, ATFX segregates client money, separate from its own funds. In addition, ATFX retail clients are afforded protection by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme) up to GBP 50,000.

Bespoke Services

ATFX strives for excellence in its customer support, offering tailored, multi-lingual customer services and trading support. With a state-of-the-art, mobile-compatible Client Portal and 24/5 support service, the company offers prompt and responsive services to enhance the client experience..

Legal: AT Global Markets (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom. FCA registration number (760555). Registered Office: 1st Floor, 32 Cornhill, London EC3V 3SG, United Kingdom. Company No. 09827091

“76.9% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.”

+ more info FCA (UK), SFC (Hong Kong), UAEAbu Dhabi, London, Hong Kong2011N/AN/A

ADSS 320x240ADSS 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, ADSS has created a financial services firm which offers international knowledge, expertise and standards, but with the regional sensitivity and cultural identity of Abu Dhabi. ADSS 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.

ADSS 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.

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

+ more info FCA (UK)London, UK1983N/AN/A

City Index screenshot 320x240Established in the UK in 1983, City Index is one of the world leaders in Spread Betting, FX and CFD Trading.

With over 12,000 markets to choose from across Forex, Indices, Shares and Commodities, our clients have access to a wide range of global markets. We help traders grow, giving them the tools they need to improve their trading skills.

We are committed to providing a market-leading service based on fair and transparent prices, comprehensive customer support and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Financial strength and transparency

City Index’s parent company is GAIN Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP), one of the largest retail and institutional trading providers in the world and has a strong track-record in providing retail and institutional customers with trading services.

We’re authorised and regulated by the FCA and hold client funds in accordance with their client money rules.

+ more info CySEC (Cyprus)Limassol, Cyprus2011N/AN/A

jfd brokersJFD Group was founded in 2011 by professional traders to address the lack of transparency affecting trading. Fairness is one of our core values, and we believe everybody has the right to a just fair and direct treatment, whether they are an employee, a client or a partner. Based on the belief that transparency and a direct approach is key to a win-win relationship, we operate a pure Agency Model, where we have effectively managed to establish a unique virtuous cycle where your success becomes our success! So far, we have established ourselves as game-changers in the industry, providing a new trader-centric standard. As we enter a new era of trading, JFD will continue to leverage from the latest business and technology transformations globally in order to innovate further and lead by example.

OUR VALUES

Transparency – It’s time for a new, more sophisticated way of investing. We not only abide by international regulatory standards, but we are the only broker that goes the extra mile, providing its clients upon request with a Post-Trade Execution Report. In fact, we pioneered Post-Trade Transparency, setting a new industry benchmark!

Trust – We build solid relationships with our clients and partners, where they feel secure trading with us, as they know that their success is our success. You can rest assured that we are in this business to protect your interests, and your funds, and that we truly are what we stand for: just fair and direct.

Trader-Centric – We believe that retail traders are as valuable as institutional traders, and they deserve the same benefits. We treat everybody fairly: when you trade with our pure Agency Model, there is no conflict of interest and no discrimination – our trading conditions are the same for all clients, with one account type and one pricing for all.

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