Regulated Forex and CFD brokers

Regulated Forex and CFD brokers

Trading involves risk. Therefore it is important to choose a good broker. There are many online brokers available for trading CFDs and forex. Major Markets Trading has selected a few brokers which are fully regulated and focus on active traders. Opening a trading account is cost-free. 

For example, check whether a broker is supervised by a national regulator such as the FCA in the United Kingdom, the BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdiensleistungsaufsicht) in Germany, ASIC in Australia or CySEC in Cyprus.

In this article you’ll find the 5 most important points to pay attention to when choosing a suitable broker for trading and daytrading.

Pepperstone
Pepperstone

Broker: Pepperstone, Founding year: 2010 Headquarters: Melbourne Australia, Regulators: ASIC, BaFin, CMA, CySEC, DFSA, FCA and SCB

General description

Pepperstone is one of the larger Forex and CFD brokers that offers its services through MetaTrader platforms such as MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5. Pepperstone has a strong focus on customer service and user-friendly trading platforms. Pepperstone services its clients from multiple offices located around the world. When you visit the Pepperstone website you will automatically be directed to the country where you are currently staying.

Pepperstone Screenshot
Instruments
  • Forex
  • Index CFDs
  • Shares CFDs
  • Commodity CFDs
  • Cryptocurrency CFDs
  • Currency Indices
Available platforms

Pepperstone offers several user-friendly solutions to trade via desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone:

  • MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
  • MetaTrader 5 (Includes share CFDs)
Security

Since Pepperstone is regulated by different regulators around the world, you will have to visit your applicable Pepperstone website to find out how clients are protected against liquidation of the company or its bank. For clients that are regulated under the FCA (British Financial Conduct Authority) for instance, Pepperstone falls under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Under the FSCS clients can be compensated up to 85.000 GPB per person.

Broker: Admiral Markets Founding year: 2001 Headquarters: London Regulator: FCA (Admiral Markets UK Ltd), CySEC (Admiral Markets Cyprus Ltd), ASIC (Admiral Markets Pty Ltd), BaFin (registration)

General description

Admiral Markets is a quality broker offering forex and CFD trading on indices, metals, equities, bonds, energies and cryptocurrencies. Admiral Markets has become one of the largest forex brokers in the world since 2001. Admiral Markets offers support in dozens of languages and has a local presence in more than 40 countries.

Admiral Markets
Instruments
  • Forex
  • Index CFDs
  • Shares CFDs
  • Commodities CFDs
  • Bond CFDs
  • Cryptocurrency CFDs
Available platforms
  • MetaTrader 4 (MT4)

  • MetaTrader 5 (MT5)

  • MetaTrader Webtrader

Security

Client assets are held in a separate (segregated) account and are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Admiral Markets compensates deficits for professional clients up to a maximum of GBP 50,000 per client. Retail clients have the full and unconditional protection of account deficits, on a per account basis. There are no limits to the maximum payout.