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We’ve put together this list of what we feel are the best CFD trading platforms currently available. Each broker has been carefully chosen to offer a range of services and features, designed to help you choose the broker that best suits your trading needs.

We will only include reputable companies on the site – each of the CFD brokers featured here are authorised and regulated by a respected international regulatory body.

Choose from our selection of the best CFD trading platforms

You’ll find a full review of each broker and our opinion on the services and features they offer. To visit the broker website, choose the ‘Apply’ link.

BrokerMin DepositThe Armchair Trader says:
£1500Saxo Markets are a trusted brand that sit at the forefront of fintech advancement. Their platforms are simple to use and possess powerful features designed to appeal to a wide range of experience. A good all-rounder. See our full Saxo Markets reviewApply
$2000Interactive Brokers is one of the world’s leading futures brokers with the ability to offer direct market access to a range of securities.  The broker offers excellent platform stability, an excellent range of markets, and solid customer support. See our full Interactive Brokers reviewApply
£100With a strong focus on the trading experience, industry leading technology, low costs and award-winning client support, we feel that Pepperstone is a good option for the more established high volume day trader. See our full Pepperstone reviewApply
ETX Capital£500There’s a good range of markets to choose from and spreads are competitive too. We like the fact that you’ll be assigned an Account Relationship Manager when you open your account. See our full ETX Capital reviewApply
£250A solid all-rounder that places personal service at the heart of their offering, XTB will appeal to traders across a range of experience. See our full XTB reviewApply
Ig Group£250With deeper pockets to invest in their services than most brokers, IG’s platform suite and trading support tend to lead the way. IG is a good all-rounder for novice through to experienced traders and investors. See our full IG review
Accendo Markets£0If you are looking for a knowledgeable, personal service from your CFD, Spreadbetting or Forex broker, you won’t go wrong with the Accendo Markets team. See our full Accendo Markets review
eToro$200Social trading offers beginners an opportunity to watch the behaviour of more experienced traders and interact with them. Financial markets are driven by volume and eToro offer you the chance to be a part of a 5million+ trading community. See our full eToro review
ETX Capital£200FxPro provide a solid range of markets, covering all of the most popular choices. This range will easily cater for the needs of the majority of traders. See our full FxPro review
MARKETS.COM£100MARKETS.COM aren’t offering anything that stands them out from their peers at the moment. Education and client services aren’t particularly strong or innovative. See our full review
$ is a relative newcomer to the industry having been formed in 2016. However their rapid rise and recent approval as an FCA regulated broker suggests they are in a hurry to be taken seriously. See our full review
TigerWit Review$200TigerWit is a new and bold entrant to the industry. They are leading the technology race amongst CFD providers with their use of blockchain to improve security, efficiency and transparency. See our full TigerWit review
Spread Co£200Spread Co doesn’t have the financial power of some of the bigger players to invest in tools and research products, so they play to their strengths. Pricing is kept low and we like the fact that spreads don’t change depending on market volatility. See our full Spread Co review
AvaTrade£100An AvaTrade account includes the powerful MT4 Platform which offers experienced traders with plenty of flexibility. Autochartist is a great tool and is included with deposits of over $500. See our full AvaTrade review

Choosing from the best CFD trading platforms

If you are new to trading Contracts for difference, we offer a variety of free resources that you can use to help you select the broker that best meets your trading needs. We suggest that you start with the basics – ask yourself these important questions in order to find the best CFD trading platforms to suit your needs.

  • Do you need Educational tools to support your learning?
  • Are you able to check out the platform before you deposit funds?
  • How regularly are you expecting to trade and what length of time will these transactions be open for? What are the charges?
  • Does this broker offer the range of markets you need?
  • Is it important for you to trade directly with the market or via your broker?
  • Will you benefit from any special offers?
  • Is this broker regulated by a respected global authority?

Remember, CFDs are a leveraged product which means your winning trades and your losing trades are magnified. You should understand leverage before you begin to trade with real money.

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Michael Morton

Michael has worked within the Financial Industry for more than 20 years. Starting out as a financial analyst, he has extensive experience working with fund management groups and brokerages.

With an interest in Stocks and Shares, Funds, ETFs and Commodities, his investment focus is medium to long term gains, with the objective of financial security on retirement, and building wealth for his young children for their adult life. His broker of choice is Hargreaves Lansdown.

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