Forex trading

Looking for a competitive FX (forex) trading account?

We’ve compiled a table of the leading forex trading providers. Here you can easily compare the different offers, and apply for a forex trading account right away.

Company Spread Avg spread Leverage ratio 1: Trade min Account min 24 Hour trading Demo account Apply

Core Spreads

Cloud trade fixed, MT4 variable from 0.7 100 0.01 £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

ETX Capital

Variable 0.6 pips 200 £0.10 £100
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

24option

Variable 400 24 £500
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Saxo Capital Markets

Variable 1 - 5 pips 200 £10,000 £5,000
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Spreadex

Fixed 2 - 5 pips 100 1 contract £0
Y
yes
N
no
Apply

InterTrader Direct

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variable 1 pip 100 1 contract £1,000
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

CMC Markets

Variable 0.9 (EUR/USD) 200 0.01 units £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

City Index

Fixed 1 point 20:1 to 400:1 25p £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

GFT

Variable 1 - 5 pips 400 1 contract £120
Y
yes
Y
yes

London Capital Group

Floating starts from 0.6 1:300 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

TD Waterhouse

Variable 2 - 5 pips 200 1 contract £0
N
no
N
no

eTorro

Fixed 2 - 5 pips 400 £2 £35
Y
yes
Y
yes

NatWest

Variable 2 - 5 pips 200 £10,000 £200
Y
yes
Y
yes

FP Markets

Variable 1 - 3 pips 100 £10,000 £1,000
Y
yes
Y
yes

FxPro

Variable 0-3 pips 500 £1,000 £100
Y
yes
Y
yes

Tradefair

Variable 2 - 5 pips 200 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

Moneycorp Markets

Variable 3 - 4 pips 100 £100,000 £10,000
N
no
Y
yes

Barclays

Variable 2 - 5 pips 100 £50,000 £5,000
Y
yes
N
no

XTB

Fixed & Variable 0 - 2.8 pips 100 £10,000 £500
Y
yes
Y
yes

Selftrade

Variable 2 - 6 pips 10 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

RBS

Variable 2 - 5 pips 200 £10,000 £200
Y
yes
N
no

Accendo Markets

Variable 1 - 5 pips 100 1 contract £1,000
Y
yes
Y
yes

Internaxx

Variable 1 - 5 pips 10 1 contract £0
N
no
Y
yes

Forex.com

Variable 1.3 - 2 pips 400 £1,000 £250
Y
yes
Y
yes


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