The Top 13 CFD Brokers in the UK

IC Markets

Best for: Those who value easy account opening and free deposits and withdrawals IC Markets is an Australian-based CFD and forex broker. Its features include: Low forex fees £200 minimum deposit No inactivity fees Research and educational material Regulated by top-tier authorities worldwide but not the FCA Uses MetaTrader 5 for CFD stocks The downside of …

IC Markets Read More »

IG

Best for: Experienced traders IG is regulated by the FCA and BaFIN in Germany. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and discloses its financials for transparency. It began trading in 1974 and is one of the biggest CFD brokers in the world. It boasts a world-class trading platform with exceptional educational material but does …

IG Read More »

FXCM

Best for: Forex trading Established in 1999 and owned by Jefferies Financial Group, FXCM is both safe and regulated. There is a minimum deposit of $300 and it can take up to three days to open an account. Specialising in cryptocurrencies, FXCM offers low trading fees but high withdrawal fees. To open an Active Trader account, you …

FXCM Read More »

HYCM

HYCM was established in 1972 as a gold and silver trader in Hong Kong, and the HY Markets online trading platform was launched in 2007. Henyep Investments (UK) is licensed by the FCA, and they provide access to trading services in 140 countries through five offices around the world. Using HYCM, traders have access to …

HYCM Read More »

City Index

Best for: Spread betting City Index is an award-winning broker that offers low forex and stock index CFD trading. There is no minimum deposit for opening an account, but there are fees for non-activity on an account and as such, may not suit those looking to take long term positions. Considered a leader in spread betting, …

City Index Read More »

CMC Markets

Best for: Research tools and advanced trading CMC Markets has received awards for having the best trading conditions. It has 9,400 global shares, and commissions start from 0.10% per share. There is no minimum deposit, but the trader needs to have funds available to buy and share. The education tools are excellent, and customer service is …

CMC Markets Read More »

Vantage FX

Vantage FX was founded in 2008 to be a transparent forex broker and has grown to include 44 forex pairs and 290 CFDs (including cryptocurrency, shares, commodities and indices). As a broker, Vantage FX is well-regarded and considered safe thanks to regulation by ASIC and the FCA. Vantage FX offers access to the markets through …

Vantage FX Read More »

Capital.com

Capital.com is another online CFD and stock broker designed specifically for experienced investors. The site makes the most of real-time data and promises fast execution speeds. This means that you can make the most of changing stock performances. The dashboard allows users to make the most of technical indicators as well as risk alerts. This …

Capital.com Read More »

XTB

Best for: International trading XTB is a trusted all-around broker, established in 2002. It is regulated by the FCA and listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. There is no minimum deposit for opening an account. XTB uses its xStation 5 platform, which offers good customisation, search functions and modern design. As a platform, it has all …

XTB Read More »