Plus500 vs FXCM

Plus500 or FXCM – which is better for UK traders 2021? Compare Plus500 and FXCM in this detailed breakdown of their platforms, features and fees.

Plus500 vs FXCM Comparison Table 2021
Plus500 FXCM
An investor with a Plus500 account can trade CFDs on underlying financial instruments such as Forex, Stocks, Commodities, Cryptocurrency (Availability subject to regulation), Options and Indices. With tight spreads and no commission, they are a leading global brand. FXCM are an FCA regulated, London based broker. Companies under the FXCM umbrella are also regulated in Australia and South Africa.
72% of retail CFD accounts lose money.
FCA Regulated
✓ Yes ✓ Yes
Awards
  • Best Overall Broker 2021 - DayTrading.com
  • Best Overall Broker 2020 - DayTrading.com
  • Best Overall Broker 2019 - DayTrading.com
  • Best Trading App 2019 - DayTrading.com
Instruments
Stocks, Options, CFD, Forex, Crypto CFD, Forex
Bonus Offer
None None
Demo Account
✓ Yes ✓ Yes
Minimum Deposit
$100 £300
Payment Methods
BPAY, Credit Card, Debit Card, Diners Club, Giropay, iDeal, JCB Card, M-Pesa, Mastercard, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Swift, Trustly, Visa, Webmoney, Western Union, Wire Transfer Credit Card, Debit Card, POLi
Minimum Trade
Varies by asset Varies by asset
Regulator
FCA, MAS, CySec, ASIC, ESMA FCA, CySEC, ASIC.
MetaTrader 4
✗ No ✓ Yes
MetaTrader 5
✗ No ✗ No
cTrader
✗ No ✗ No
DMA Account
✗ No ✗ No
ECN Account
✗ No ✗ No
Mobile Apps
iOS, Android and Windows iOS and Android
Auto Trading
✗ No ✗ No
Trade Signals
✗ No ✗ No
Social Trading
✗ No ✓ Yes
Copy Trading
✗ No ✓ Yes
Islamic Account
✗ No ✗ No
CFD
Leverage
1:30 1:30
FTSE Spread
Variable 1.18 pts var*
GBPUSD Spread
Variable 0.5 pips*
Oil Spread
Variable 0.05 (var)*
Stocks Spread
Variable 0.2% Var*
Forex
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 0.5 pips var*
EURUSD Spread
Variable 0.2 pips var*
EURGBP Spread
Variable 0.5 pips var*
Assets
70+ 40
Forex App

Plus500 have developed their mobile apps to match the WebTrader online platform . Secure, reliable and uncomplicated, the app is among the best out there. Stop loss and limits are available, free alerts and a full range of markets and instruments are available. Visit the download page here.

Cryptocurrency
CFDs in cryptocurrency and crypto indices trading offered - Availability subject of regulation Crypto trading not offered
Spread
Variable
Coins
BCH, BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, IOTA, NEO, EOS, XMR
Plus500 FXCM
72% of retail CFD accounts lose money.
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