IG
XM
Our Rating
6.67
7.42
76% of retail investor accounts lose money when
trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider
73.57% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
IG
XM
ASIC (Australia)
FCA (UK)
MAS (Singapore)
NFA or CFTC (USA)
FSCA (South Africa)
FINMA (Switzerland)
CYSEC (Cypus)
FMA (New Zealand)
Dubai (DFSA)

Brokerage

Feature
IG
XM
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.17
0.1 Zero Account (Europe Only)
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.6
0.3 Zero Account (Europe Only)
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.3
0.4 Zero Account (Europe Only)
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.86
1.7 Micro/Standard accounts
0.8 Ultra-Low Standard (Outside Europe)
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
Commissions (USD Base)
$3.50 Zero Account (Europe Only)
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
$450
$5 Micro Account
$5 Standard Account
$100 Zero Account (Europe Only)
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
4
13
Varies by region
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
IG
XM
Currency Pairs
80+
55+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
5+
Index CFDs
34+
18+ Cash Indices
12+ Futures Indices
Share CFDs
12000+
1144+
Commodities CFD
38+
15+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
30:1 (UK/Europe/Australia)
50:1 (US)
50:1 (Dubai)
30:1 (FCA/Cysec/ASIC)
500:1 (International)
Professional Leverage
200:1

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
IG
XM
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading
MetaTrader 4 only

Allowed but not supported
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Guaranteed Neg Protection
ESMA regulated territories only
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Guaranteed stop loss orders
Offers Micro Account for cent trading
Unique Feature 2
Range of platforms
Tiered leverage

Overall