Trading GBP/USD

The GBP/USD is among the most widely traded currency pairs in the world. Its popularity is partly due to market volatility and online accessibility, along with tight spreads. With trading volumes forecast to rise, find out how to start investing in the GBP/USD. We also run through forex trading tips, price breakdowns and explain how to leverage the pair’s exchange rate history to trade today.

GBP/USD Trading Brokers

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Plus500 Offer forex trading via CFDs with tight variable spreads and a range of well over 70 currency pairs. Free Unlimited Demo Account.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Multi-Award winning broker. Specialising in Forex but also offering stocks and tight spreads on CFDs and Spread betting across a huge range of markets.
GBPUSD Spread
2.39 pips (Ave)
EURUSD Spread
1.58 pips (Ave)
GBPEUR Spread
1.74 pips (Ave)
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Global brand offering exceptional execution, low deposit requirements and advanced charting and trading platform features.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6 pips (var)
EURUSD Spread
1.1 pips (var)
GBPEUR Spread
1.3 pips (var)
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Deriv.com are a new brokerage, offering options and CFDs on a simple, reliable, flexible platform. Get access to volatility indexes exclusively at Deriv.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.5
EURUSD Spread
From 0.5
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.5
Total Assets
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
BDSwiss offer 250+ Shares, Indices, Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies markets via CFDs. With spreads from 1 pip and an award winning app, they offer a great package.
GBPUSD Spread
1.7 pips
EURUSD Spread
1.2 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.3 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Use digital options to take straightforward buy and sell positions on a range of currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
N/A
EURUSD Spread
N/A
GBPEUR Spread
N/A
Total Assets
27
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on close to 20 currency pairs, including crypto pairs. 'Covest' and follow experienced traders.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable
GBPEUR Spread
Variable
Total Assets
18
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade FX pairs with tight spreads & leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.5
EURUSD Spread
1.6
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
FXTM offer forex trading on a huge range of currency pairs. Spreads can be as low as 0.1 with the ECN account types.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3 (var)
EURUSD Spread
0.1 (var)
GBPEUR Spread
0.2 (var)
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Pepperstone offers spreads from 0.0 pips on the Razor account and have almost 61+ pairs available to trade. Lots start at 0.01.
GBPUSD Spread
0.59 pips (Via Razor)
EURUSD Spread
0.09 pips (Via Razor)
GBPEUR Spread
0.49 pips (Via Razor)
Total Assets
180
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade Forex on 0.0 pip spreads with the world's leading True ECN forex broker - IC Markets. Great choice for serious traders. ASIC regulated.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.1 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.5 pips
Total Assets
56+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
FXCM are an FCA regulated, London based broker. Companies under the FXCM umbrella are also regulated in Australia and South Africa.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5 pips var*
EURUSD Spread
0.2 pips var*
GBPEUR Spread
0.5 pips var*
Total Assets
40
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
easyMarkets.com - Simply Honest. Trade CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices, Shares & Cryptos With a Top Rated Forex Broker
GBPUSD Spread
1.3 var (MT5)
EURUSD Spread
0.9 (MT4)
GBPEUR Spread
1.5 (MT4)
Total Assets
81+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over 70 pairs and keep trading costs to a minimum, with tight spreads or the lowest commissions with Fusion
GBPUSD Spread
0.64 (Ave)
EURUSD Spread
0.12 (Ave)
GBPEUR Spread
0.62 (Ave)
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
CMC Markets is headquartered in London and listed on the LSE (FCA Regulated). They offer competitive spreads on a global range of assets via a next generation platform.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
1.1
Total Assets
300+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
NinjaTrader offer Traders Futures and Forex trading. Use Auto-trade algorithmic strategies and configure your own trading platform, and trade at the lowest costs.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6 pips
EURUSD Spread
1.3 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.6 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
A regulated bank, Saxobank offer CFD, Stocks and Forex trading on 35,000+ markets via the SaxoTrader Pro and SaxoTrader Go platforms
GBPUSD Spread
0.7 (varies by region)
EURUSD Spread
0.2 (varies by region)
GBPEUR Spread
0.6 (varies by region)
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trading 212 Offer a truly mobile trading experience. With tight spreads and a huge range of markets, they offer a dynamic and detailed trading environment. Recent customer care issues have severely damaged the reputation of the brand.
GBPUSD Spread
2 pips
EURUSD Spread
1.2 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.2 pips
Total Assets
33
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Trade major, minor & exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
From 1.8
EURUSD Spread
From 1.8
GBPEUR Spread
From 1.8
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
XTB is one of the largest stock exchange-listed FX & CFD brokers in the world, offering access to over 2000 instruments from two platforms: its own award-winning xStation 5 and the traditional MT4.
GBPUSD Spread
0.1 pip
EURUSD Spread
0.2 pips var
GBPEUR Spread
0.1 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
XM.com deliver ultra low spreads across a huge range of Forex markets. Flexible lot sizes, and Micro and XM Zero accounts accommodate every level of trader.
GBPUSD Spread
2.1 pips (var)
EURUSD Spread
1.6 pips (var)
GBPEUR Spread
2 pips (var)
Total Assets
55+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Forex.com are a leading forex broker. Offering the largest range of currency pairs (80+) and some of the tightest spreads in the industry.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0 Var
EURUSD Spread
0.7 Var
GBPEUR Spread
0.7 Var
Total Assets
80+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
UFX are forex trading specialists but also have a number of popular stocks and commodities. Offering tight spreads and one of the best ranges of major and minor pairs on offer, they are a great option for forex traders.
GBPUSD Spread
5 pips
EURUSD Spread
3 pips
GBPEUR Spread
4 pips
Total Assets
65+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Binary.com deliver advanced forex trading via the MetaTrader5 platform and 3 Account Types
GBPUSD Spread
1 pip var
EURUSD Spread
0.5 pip var
GBPEUR Spread
1 pip var
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade majors, minors, & exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.2 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.2 pips
Total Assets
17
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex pairs with high leverage rates.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
79
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex CFDs from 0.0 spreads with Vantage FX. Clients can access popular forex pairs like GBP/USD, EUR/USD and AUD/USD from 0.0 spreads with a flat $2 per lot commission on our RAW account.
GBPUSD Spread
0.0 via ECN
EURUSD Spread
0.0 via ECN
GBPEUR Spread
0.0 via ECN
Total Assets
120+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Avatrade offer 50+ currency pairs and their spreads are some of the best among any broker. They are regulated across 5 continents.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0 var
EURUSD Spread
0.7 var
GBPEUR Spread
1.7 var
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
eToro is a multi-asset platform which offers both investing in stocks and cryptoassets, as well as trading CFDs.
GBPUSD Spread
2 pips
EURUSD Spread
1 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.5 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
67 major, minor and exotic FX pairs
GBPUSD Spread
2 pips
EURUSD Spread
2 pips
GBPEUR Spread
2 pips
Total Assets
67
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
IG offer spread betting, CFD and Forex trading across a range of markets. They are FCA regulated, boast a great trading app and have a 40 year track record of excellence.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
2 pips
Total Assets
90+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on multiple forex pairs at Grand Capital.
GBPUSD Spread
27
EURUSD Spread
17
GBPEUR Spread
16
Total Assets
54
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of currency pairs from around the world with tight spreads
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on dozens of FX pairs with zero spreads available
GBPUSD Spread
1 pip
EURUSD Spread
0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1 pip
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
There's a long list of major, minor and emerging forex pairs at FXGiants.
GBPUSD Spread
1.97
EURUSD Spread
1.74
GBPEUR Spread
1.90
Total Assets
84
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major, minor & exotic FX pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.2
EURUSD Spread
1.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
65
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of major, minor & exotic pairs
GBPUSD Spread
1.0
EURUSD Spread
1.0
GBPEUR Spread
1.0
Total Assets
30
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on nearly 50 leveraged forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
2.7
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Libertex - Trade Online. Libertex offer CFD and Forex trading, with fixed commissions and no hidden costs.
GBPUSD Spread
0
EURUSD Spread
0
GBPEUR Spread
0
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade 33 Forex pairs with spreads from 0.0 with the 'Zero' account. Prices quoted to 5 decimals places, and leverage up to 1:1000
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.0
EURUSD Spread
From 0.0
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.0
Total Assets
33
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
iFOREX offers trading on approaching 100 currencies from around the world
GBPUSD Spread
1.8
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
2.8
Total Assets
90
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Forex trading is available on major, minor and exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.58
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
13
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
50 currency pairs are available, including majors, minors, and exotics
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
1
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
IronFX offers trading in major currency pairs, plus minors and exotic pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
83
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on the FX market with flexible leverage and dynamic market spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.8
EURUSD Spread
From 0.2
GBPEUR Spread
From 1.2
Total Assets
69
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on global currencies with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of currency pairs with low spreads
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
40
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on dozens of major, minor and exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Take positions on the foreign exchange market with leveraged trading products.
GBPUSD Spread
1.1
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
2.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade 45+ forex pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on close to 60 forex pairs with low spreads & leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.6
EURUSD Spread
From 0.4
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.5
Total Assets
58
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major and minor online currencies at ITradeFX.
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
1
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
23
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on an excellent range of popular and emerging forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.2
Total Assets
100+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX with high leverage rates.
GBPUSD Spread
4
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
4
Total Assets
35+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade over 50 online forex pairs at FXFlat.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade with spreads as low as 0.0 pips. $0 Commission. 1:500 Leverage
GBPUSD Spread
0.1-0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.0-0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
100+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
30 currency pairs are available to trade
GBPUSD Spread
2.4 pips
EURUSD Spread
2 pips
GBPEUR Spread
2.4 pips
Total Assets
30
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on a range of currencies with ultra-low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.6
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
45
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Take positions on the FX market with leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Forex trading on dozens of majors, minors and exotics
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
41
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on popular FX pairs and cross-rates
GBPUSD Spread
2
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
2
Total Assets
55
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of forex pairs with low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.49
EURUSD Spread
0.09
GBPEUR Spread
0.61
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX pairs with competitive spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a breadth of forex pairs with up to 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
2
EURUSD Spread
2
GBPEUR Spread
3
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of currency pairs with tight spreads
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
36
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade 50+ global currency pairs with up to 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
2.1
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
2.2
Total Assets
51
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade with leverage on close to 70 forex pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
67
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Established spread betting, forex and CFD broker with over 30 years in the business. Regulated around the globe.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over 60 forex currency pairs from around the world.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
2.2
EURUSD Spread
1.1
GBPEUR Spread
3.1
Total Assets
30+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX pairs with up to 1:400 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.28
EURUSD Spread
0.28
GBPEUR Spread
0.28
Total Assets
49
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Dukascopy offers FX trading on over 60 currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
63
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Offering a range of Accounts, including ECN, Instaforex can reduce average spreads to just 0.8 pips. The range of pairs offered is also among the largest of any broker.
GBPUSD Spread
Av. Floating 0.8
EURUSD Spread
Av. Floating 0.8
GBPEUR Spread
Av. Floating 0.8
Total Assets
200+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trading available on close to 40 major, minor, and exotic currency pairs
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
1.2
Total Assets
38
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
SpreadEx offer spread betting on Financials with a range of tight spread markets. Popular award winning, UK regulated broker.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9 pts
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.9 pips
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Trade online currencies with ultra-low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.00002
EURUSD Spread
From 0.0
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.00002
Total Assets
63
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade with leverage on dozens of popular currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Capital.com offer 68 Forex pairs for trading. All have competitive spreads. The firm also ensure negative balance protection.
GBPUSD Spread
1 pip
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.9 pips
Total Assets
68
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Axi is a global online FX and CFD trading company, trusted by 60,000+ ambitious customers in 100+ countries around the world.
GBPUSD Spread
0.1-0.3 pips (Floating)
EURUSD Spread
0-0.2 pips (Floating)
GBPEUR Spread
0.1-0.3 pips (Floating)
Total Assets
80+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Alpari International offer forex over a huge range of pairs including Major, minor and exotic pairs. All with competitive spreads and laddered leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7 (var)
EURUSD Spread
0.4 (var)
GBPEUR Spread
0.6 (var)
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Fondex is an award-winning forex and CFD broker with industry low trading costs
GBPUSD Spread
0.71
EURUSD Spread
0.28
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
67
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Skilling offer Standard and Premium accounts offering competitive leverage and spreads across a large range of major, minor and exotic forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.4 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1.1 pips
Total Assets
73
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
ETX Capital are a London based, FCA regulated broker offering tight spreads across a wide range of markets. They offer professional client services to Pro clients. ETX are offering a FREE trading course to new clients, and free guaranteed stops on the TraderPro platform.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
65+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade dozens of global currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
4.3
EURUSD Spread
3.3
GBPEUR Spread
4.3
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade dozens of leading online forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
2
EURUSD Spread
1
GBPEUR Spread
2
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Ayondo offer trading across a huge range of markets and assets. They also offer negative balance protection and social trading.
GBPUSD Spread
1.1 Var
EURUSD Spread
0.8 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.7 pips
Total Assets
80+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex pairs with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over 70 forex pairs with low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade 10 forex pairs with multiple binary options contracts.
GBPUSD Spread
None
EURUSD Spread
None
GBPEUR Spread
None
Total Assets
10
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade major, minor and exotic forex pairs with leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.1
Total Assets
80+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major, minor & emerging forex pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.2
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex pairs with up to 1:400 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
2
GBPEUR Spread
3
Total Assets
20+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade 50+ forex pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
59
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a range of forex pairs with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
75+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major, minor and exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
4
Total Assets
55+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX pairs with up to 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.85
EURUSD Spread
1.2
GBPEUR Spread
1.67
Total Assets
70+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a range of FX pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trading CFD forex pairs with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Buy and sell FX with 1:30 leverage
GBPUSD Spread
4
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
5
Total Assets
21
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on 40+ currency pairs with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on majors, minors and exotics with up to 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
62
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
You can start trading online currencies with up to 1:400 leverage at HQBroker.
GBPUSD Spread
1.5
EURUSD Spread
1.2
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on forex with floating spreads
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
43
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Spread Co offers trading on a long list of online currencies with competitive spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.0
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.0
Total Assets
38
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Buy and sell major, minor and exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Invest in major, minor and exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
2.0
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
2.2
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Just2Trade offer hitech trading on stocks and options with some of the lowest prices in the industry
GBPUSD Spread
EURUSD Spread
GBPEUR Spread
Total Assets
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade the most liquid & volatile forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
4
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Tiered margin trading is available on FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
1.4
EURUSD Spread
0.9
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX with tight spreads & 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Zulutrade provide multiple automation and copy trading options across forex, indices, stocks, cryptocurrency and commodities markets
GBPUSD Spread
0.8 pips var
EURUSD Spread
0.6 pips var
GBPEUR Spread
0.9 pips var
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Videforex offers leveraged trading on major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating from 0.1 pips
EURUSD Spread
Floating from 0.1 pips
GBPEUR Spread
Floating from 0.1 pips
Total Assets
35
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade online currencies with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.9
EURUSD Spread
1.4
GBPEUR Spread
2.1
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on the foreign exchange market with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major, minor and exotic currency pairs with competitive spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating from 0 pips
EURUSD Spread
Floating from 0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
Floating from 0 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on a modest selection of FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
2.35
EURUSD Spread
1.80
GBPEUR Spread
2.57
Total Assets
27
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Invest in foreign exchange with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.1
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on the foreign exchange market with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
2.3
EURUSD Spread
0.9
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
BlackBull Markets offers leveraged FX trading.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
Not provided
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX pairs with sub 1 pip spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.84
EURUSD Spread
0.36
GBPEUR Spread
0.95
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
FX trading is available with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.6
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
35+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Trade two-dozen FX pairs with 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.1
EURUSD Spread
From 0.1
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.1
Total Assets
24
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on the forex market with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
75+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade close to 70 forex pairs, including majors and minors.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
1.0
Total Assets
69
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on the FX market with flexible leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
2
EURUSD Spread
1.9
GBPEUR Spread
2
Total Assets
69
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Weltrade provides leveraged trading in the highly-liquid FX market.
GBPUSD Spread
2.1
EURUSD Spread
1.5
GBPEUR Spread
2.4
Total Assets
37
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade close to 50 leading and emerging currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over two-dozen forex pairs with high leverage rates.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
26
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
London Capital Group provide trading on 7000+ markets over 9 asset classes. Spreads are competitive but active traders may have better broker options elsewhere.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5 pips
EURUSD Spread
0.3 pips
GBPEUR Spread
0.4 pips
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade leveraged futures on leading currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
25+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade two-dozen+ FX pairs with low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.4
EURUSD Spread
1.4
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
27
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
JFD offers forex trading on a portfolio of majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
3.5
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
66
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade an extensive list of online currencies with low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.4
EURUSD Spread
From 0.4
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.4
Total Assets
330+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade dozens of currencies with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
35+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over three-dozen currencies with competitive floating spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.4
EURUSD Spread
From 0.4
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.4
Total Assets
38
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Ultra tight spreads from 0.1 pips are available on major, minor and exotic forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.1
EURUSD Spread
From 0.1
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.1
Total Assets
25+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Start trading a long list of leading currencies with up to 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.9
EURUSD Spread
From 0.9
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.9
Total Assets
38
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Buy and sell over 50 currencies with competitive floating spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
1.1
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Buy and sell over 50 currencies with zero pip spreads available.
GBPUSD Spread
Raw from 0.0 pips
EURUSD Spread
Raw from 0.0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
Raw from 0.0 pips
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Ultra competitive spreads are available on forex pairs at Zenfinex.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
MultiBank FX offers investing in leading major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Start investing in a long list of online currencies with up to 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0-1.2
EURUSD Spread
0-1.2
GBPEUR Spread
0-1.2
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
TMS Brokers offers a suite of forex pairs with decent leverage levels.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
1.0
GBPEUR Spread
1.0
Total Assets
42
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade 50+ currency pairs with leading tools.
GBPUSD Spread
1.8
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
3
Total Assets
55
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Start speculating on major, minor and exotic currencies at Tradeview.
GBPUSD Spread
0.6
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade dozens of currency pairs with competitive floating spreads, including majors and minors.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
30+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
A decent portfolio of online currencies are available for trading at ICM Capital.
GBPUSD Spread
1.8
EURUSD Spread
1.3
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a long list of global currencies with high leverage rates.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.4
Total Assets
76
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Global Prime offers online trading on a long list of major, minor and exotics currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
0.64
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
48
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Start trading a range of currencies online with ultra-low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0 pips
EURUSD Spread
From 0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
From 0 pips
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Buy and sell a suite of major, minor and exotic currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
1.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.8
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Stratton Markets offers major, minor and exotic currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
Fixed
EURUSD Spread
Fixed
GBPEUR Spread
Fixed
Total Assets
25+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade the most active currency pairs at Smart Prime FX.
GBPUSD Spread
1
EURUSD Spread
8
GBPEUR Spread
1
Total Assets
10+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade Nation offers trading in 30+ online currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
33
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade close to 100 major, minor and exotic currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.2
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
96
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on the FX market with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a list of currencies with floating and fixed spreads depending on the account.
GBPUSD Spread
Variable & Fixed
EURUSD Spread
Variable & Fixed
GBPEUR Spread
Variable & Fixed
Total Assets
100+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade an extensive list of online currency pairs with up to 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0.4
EURUSD Spread
From 0.2
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.4
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade currencies from around world with floating spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
34
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Financial Spreads offers forex trading with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.9
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
30+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Trade dozens of online currencies with competitive leverage rates.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on the foreign exchange market with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
1.6
Total Assets
67
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Buy and sell currency pairs, including majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
0.6
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
42
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over 100 online currency pairs at CPT Markets.
GBPUSD Spread
From 1.8
EURUSD Spread
From 1.8
GBPEUR Spread
From 1.8
Total Assets
100
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
FxGrow is a leading forex provider offering tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.5
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Buy and sell major, minor and exotic currency pairs at Intertrader.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
45
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Invest in online currencies, including the US Dollar and Euro.
GBPUSD Spread
08
EURUSD Spread
0.5
GBPEUR Spread
0.8
Total Assets
10+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
No
Trade a modest range of popular currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
14
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Major and minor currency pairs including EUR/USD with low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating from 1 pip
EURUSD Spread
Floating from 1 pip
GBPEUR Spread
Floating from 1 pip
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
KLMFX offers online currency trading on majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
2.4
EURUSD Spread
1.5
GBPEUR Spread
2.5
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade on the foreign exchange market with ultra-low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating from 0 pips
EURUSD Spread
Floating from 0 pips
GBPEUR Spread
Floating from 0 pips
Total Assets
45
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on close to 50 major, minor and exotic currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
2.3
EURUSD Spread
1.7
GBPEUR Spread
2.1
Total Assets
40
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade online currencies with competitive spreads and up to 1:200 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.3
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.3
Total Assets
47
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
FCMarket offers leveraged trading on the foreign exchange market.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.9
GBPEUR Spread
1.8
Total Assets
47
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex pairs with zero pip spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
From 0
EURUSD Spread
From 0
GBPEUR Spread
From 0.5
Total Assets
44
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
OctaFX offers leveraged trading on currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
1.1
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
2.1
Total Assets
28
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over 50 currencies with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.4
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
51
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade three-dozen forex pairs, including the US Dollar and Euro.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.6
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
36
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on a range of major, minor and emerging forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6
EURUSD Spread
1
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
58
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Darwinex offers 1:30 leverage on forex pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.3
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade over a dozen currencies with leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
17
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade dozens of FX pairs with 1:200 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Speculate on the currency market with up to 1:200 leverage and competitive spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade major, minor and exotic currency pairs with tight spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.7
Total Assets
65
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade forex pairs with up to 1:3000 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
2
GBPEUR Spread
2
Total Assets
34
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Speculate on major, minor & exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
90+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade FX with high leverage levels.
GBPUSD Spread
2
EURUSD Spread
1.4
GBPEUR Spread
1.6
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on dozens of forex pairs with high leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.6
EURUSD Spread
1.4
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
68
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a mix of online currency pairs with leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.4
EURUSD Spread
1.5
GBPEUR Spread
1.9
Total Assets
45
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Online trading is available on major, minor and exotic FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
2.6
EURUSD Spread
1.9
GBPEUR Spread
2.5
Total Assets
54
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on FX pairs with 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
0.1
EURUSD Spread
0.1
GBPEUR Spread
0.5
Total Assets
71
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade with leverage on a range of FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating
EURUSD Spread
Floating
GBPEUR Spread
Floating
Total Assets
45+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade FX with leverage and low spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
2.1
EURUSD Spread
1.2
GBPEUR Spread
1.8
Total Assets
24
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade forex with competitive spreads.
GBPUSD Spread
1.5
EURUSD Spread
0.8
GBPEUR Spread
1.3
Total Assets
40+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade dozens of forex pairs with up to 1:200 leverage rates.
GBPUSD Spread
1-3 pips
EURUSD Spread
1-3 pips
GBPEUR Spread
1-3 pips
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Margin trading on majors, minors and exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
1.5
EURUSD Spread
1.2
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
50
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade close to 50 currency pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
5
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
5
Total Assets
46
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade with leverage on a suite of online currencies.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
1.3
GBPEUR Spread
1.5
Total Assets
75+
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade a long list of forex pairs with leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
Floating from 0
EURUSD Spread
Floating from 0
GBPEUR Spread
Floating from 0
Total Assets
50+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade with leverage on the FX market.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.7
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
55
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on a mix of FX pairs with 1:30 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.4
EURUSD Spread
0.9
GBPEUR Spread
1.4
Total Assets
46
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade close to 200 majors, minors & exotics.
GBPUSD Spread
3
EURUSD Spread
3
GBPEUR Spread
3
Total Assets
180+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No
Trade currency pairs with tight spreads and 1:500 leverage.
GBPUSD Spread
1.2
EURUSD Spread
0.9
GBPEUR Spread
0.9
Total Assets
60
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Buy and sell over 50 forex pairs
GBPUSD Spread
0.7
EURUSD Spread
0.4
GBPEUR Spread
0.6
Total Assets
55
FCA Regulated
Yes
MT4 Integration
Yes
Participate in the global currency market with leveraged trading.
GBPUSD Spread
1.3
EURUSD Spread
0.9
GBPEUR Spread
1
Total Assets
60+
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
Yes
Trade on a modest collection of FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
5.5
EURUSD Spread
2.5
GBPEUR Spread
N/A
Total Assets
7
FCA Regulated
MT4 Integration
No

The GBP/USD Explained

The GBP/USD is the oldest established currency pair. It is often referred to as ‘The Cable’ after the transatlantic cable laid beneath the Atlantic, which transmitted prices across the ocean floor.

Established trade existed between the UK and US for many years but it was not until the 1970s that the GPB/USD that we know today, came to fruition. The shift was marked by the adoption of floating exchange rates and the departure of tying the value of currencies to gold.

Throughout its history, there have been many events that have had an impact on the pair’s exchange rate. An understanding of which, will help you predict the effect of future events on the value of the GBPUSD. The 1980s, for example, saw a tumultuous period triggered by the end of miner strikes in the UK and the uncovering of a hole in the ozone.

Before that, the period following the outbreak of the Second World War was the most decisive in the pair’s history. It was decided that to ease Britain’s borrowing costs, the sterling would be fixed to the dollar at $4.03.

Influences On The GBP/USD

Several macroeconomic factors influence the GBP/USD exchange rate:

  • Economic growth – Arguably the best variable to measure the strength of an economy. When the UK economy looks to be strengthening, the sterling will typically rise against the dollar. The reverse is also true, a weakened UK economy will see the sterling fall vs the dollar. Investment, low unemployment and favourable interest rates can all fuel economic growth.
  • Labour market conditions – The strength of a labour market is a good indication of the strength of an economy. Low unemployment and benefits rates are a good sign of a prosperous economy that lends itself to investment. GBP/USD tends to rise when the UK unemployment rate is lower than that of the US.
  • Political events and stability – Major political elections like Brexit can cause movement in GBP/USD graphs. Brexit has certainly made its mark on the pair’s exchange rate history but for today’s investors, it may not be all bad news. At the very least, trends offer opportunities to generate trading profits. Generally speaking, however, political turmoil is unattractive to foreign investors. Decreased foreign investment leads to a depreciation in the value of domestic currency.
  • Balance of payments – If a country is in deficit it means that it’s spending more than it’s earning, often borrowing from other countries. The increased demand for foreign currency lowers the country’s exchange rate. When the UK increases borrowing, the dollar rises against the GBP.
  • Inflation & interest rate differentials – Changing interest rates impact inflation and currency value. Higher interest rates attract foreign capital and domestic currency appreciates. However, inflation rates impact appreciation. Low inflation correlates with a rise in value.
  • Speculation  Market sentiment can have a big impact on the GBP/USD exchange rate. If the value of a currency is expected to rise, investors demand more of that currency to make a profit. Increased demand typically results in a spike in the value of the currency.
  • Currency correlations – Given that currencies are traded in pairs, no single forex pair operates independently of others. Fluctuations in one currency will have repercussions for another, even if they aren’t in the same pair. Take the GBP/EUR, which is a derivative of the GBP/USD. Movements in the dollar will have a knock-on effect on the Euro because both are linked by the GBP.

Some forex pairs will trend in line with one another, others will diversify. Understanding the relationship between today’s currency pairs can be used to your advantage.

Calculating Correlation

Correlation is a measure of the relationship between pairings. Assessments use historical data to predict impacts on real-time GBP/USD charts. The correlation range extends between -1 and +1. The closer you move to +1 the more aligned the movements between the currencies are, conversely, the further away you move from +1, the difference increases. A correlation of 0 means that the relationship is arbitrary.

Calculating the correlation between pairings is relatively simple. Open an Excel and use the function (=CORREL). Then follow these simple steps to set up the calculator:

  1. Enter pricing data for the two currency pairs in separate columns
  2. Fill the columns with the daily closing prices over a set period
  3. At the bottom, in an empty cell, enter =CORREL
  4. Highlight the data in the column
  5. Insert a comma
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 for the second currency
  7. Close the formula

The final figure is the correlation between the two currencies.

Note, forex correlations are not fixed, meaning they may fluctuate in response to external factors.

Pros Of Trading GBP/USD

There are several reasons why investing in the GBP/USD currency pair is popular:

  • Liquidity – The GBP/USD pair accounts for approximately 14% of the daily forex trading volume. High liquidity means that large sums of money can be moved in and out of currencies, often with narrow spreads. It also means there’s a range of investment vehicles available to UK investors and day traders.
  • Volatility – GBP/USD typically boasts a wide price range compared to other major forex pairs. This is primarily due to market volatility. Significant volumes paired with high volatility can lead to large profits.
  • Resources – There is a great deal of information about trading economics available online, including GBP vs USD historical data, live rates, plus weekly and long-term technical forecasts. As a result, conducting technical analysis has never been easier. Traders today can utilise a multitude of tools from market signals and community forums to real-time charts and graphs.
  • Costs – With spot forex trading, the cost of trades are often incorporated into the spread. This is unlike other products and markets where additional commissions can eat into profits.

Cons Of Trading GBP/USD

There are also downsides to investing in GBP/USD:

  • Volatility – While volatility can bring large profits, when the GBP USD pair breaks, serious spikes can lead to substantial downside. To curtail losses, investors should employ disciplined risk management strategies.
  • Ambiguity – Rapid movement between the pair can often produce false signals. As a result, inexperienced traders may fall prey to misleading information.
  • Influence – The Cable is greatly influenced by UK forex and economic news, particularly when there are discrepancies between monetary policy and exchange rate expectations.
  • Competition – Today’s markets are increasingly dominated by advanced trading algorithms. Even with competitive 1 month and 1 year forward rates and excellent market signals, traders often need more than weekly pivots, 10-year or 50-year charts to turn a profit.
  • Overexposure – Some currencies move in the same direction, such as the GBP/USD and EUR/USD. Given their positive correlation, investing in both can lead to a false sense of security. Rather than diversifying risk, traders may be amplifying losses if the US dollar moves against them.

GBP/USD Trading Strategy

A variety of strategies can be used on the GBP USD. Whether you rely on wave counts via Elliot Wave analysis, weekly pivots points, or 100-year forecast charts, there are several fundamentals:

Timing

The GBP/USD can be live traded 24/7. With that said, the best time to day trade the pair is when both the UK and US markets are open, between 08:00 – 10:00 GMT and 12:00 – 15:00 GMT. Spreads are often at their tightest as volume and profit potential increases.

Investors trading outside of these hours may need to post greater profits to compensate for wider spreads. Fortunately, there are still multiple forex index systems used to identify market opportunities and support and resistance levels.

News

For those that want to avoid using 1 minute, 15-minute, yearly or 10-year forecast charts, economic reports can be used instead. Daily forex news releases and index forecasts are a great source of information. Data regarding unemployment rates, public sentiment and economic growth can all inform trading decisions. Yahoo Finance, DailyFX and Google Finance are popular news outlets for GBP/USD updates.

Online investing on the GBP/USD

Risk

Traders should aim for strong risk-reward ratios when trading GBP/USD. A ratio of 1:4, so risking 250 pips for a return of 1,000 pips, will help balance volatility with profits. Using the 1% rule is also good practice. The 1% rule dictates that investors don’t risk more than 1% of their total portfolio on a single trade. This will help control losses and facilitates longer-term investing success.

GBP Vs USD Forecasts 2021

Many brokers and traders use long-term forecasts and outlook predictions to inform investment decisions. Staying up to date with today’s political and economic events is a good place to start. Whether you go on to shape your breakout strategy using live rates or technical analysis on 5, 20 or even 100-year charts, it’s important to keep up with the basics.

Trading with the GBP/USD

Final Word On GBP/USD

Investing in the GBP/USD currency pair continues to be popular among UK traders. High volume and volatility, along with tight spreads, make it a go-to FX major. There are also multiple investment vehicles available, from futures and options to day trading instruments. Of course, as with all online trading, a careful approach to risk management must be incorporated into strategies.

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FAQ

How Do I Buy GBP/USD?

To trade GBP/USD, users need to set up an account with a forex broker that offers trading in the currency pair. The account set-up process tends to be straightforward. From there, you just need to deposit funds and then you can start investing.

How Will The GBP/USD Pair Perform In 2021?

Whilst broadly speaking the dollar has suffered a dip following the coronavirus, it’s likely to remain comparatively strong as the global economy recovers. For Britain and sterling, following the 2008 recession and an unpredictable Brexit scenario, the GBP is unlikely to reach its 2020 rates for some time.

Is Investing In The GBP/USD A Good Idea?

GBP/USD can be an attractive trading proposition owing to its volatility, high volume and accessibility. Many of the best forex brokers also offer trading on the major currency pair. However, there are drawbacks so traders should ensure they understand the risks before investing. Leveraged forex trading, for example, can lead to serious losses.

What Is A Good Day Trading GBP/USD Strategy?

A tight risk management strategy should form the foundation of any investing strategy. Building upon that, investors can try day trading breakout strategies using technical analysis or longer-term investing based upon fundamental news. Different systems will work at particular trading times. The right strategy will also depend on individual risk appetite and capital requirements.

What Should I Look For In A GBP/USD Forex Broker?

To start trading GBP/USD you will need to open an account with a forex broker. Always use a regulated broker and thoroughly research the provider before making a deposit. See our list of reviews for a breakdown of the top providers by platform, fees and trading tools. The best brokers also provide the latest detailed forecasts for this week, next week and future months.