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The Best CFD Brokers In UK Comparison

Here are our best CFD brokers for UK traders for each category.

  • Pepperstone – Best UK CFD Broker Overall With Lowest Spreads
  • Plus500 – Top CFD Broker For Beginner Traders
  • eToro – Best Broker For CFD Social Trading
  • City Index – Good Broker For spread betting
  • CMC – Best All-In-One Broker For Stocks and CFDs
  • XTB – Largest range of CFDs From Crypto to ETFs

Broker Reviewed

Pepperstone
City Index
Plus500
CMC Markets
eToro
Our Rating
9.17
6.83
5.83
7.17
7.17
78.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money
74% of retail CFD accounts lose money
80.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money
79% of retail CFD accounts lose money
75% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Pepperstone
City Index
Plus500
CMC Markets
eToro
FCA (UK)

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
City Index
Plus500
CMC Markets
eToro
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.13
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.51
N/A
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.18
N/A
EUR/USD Standard Spread
1.13
0.8
0.6
1.2 pips
3.0
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
N/A
3.0
Commissions (USD Base)
GBP £2.29 Side-Trip (MetaTrader)
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
GBP £200
100
$0
USD $200
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
3
6
3
6
6
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Pepperstone
City Index
Plus500
CMC Markets
eToro
Currency Pairs
61+
84+
60+
339+
47+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
5+
5+
14+
12+
98+
Index CFDs
14+
21+
67+
46+
13+
Share CFDs
60+
4500+
1816+
9000+
2000+
Commodities CFD
15+
29+
17+
12+
12+
Stockbroking
9000+
2000+
Retail Max. Leverage
30:1
20:1
30:1
30:1
30:1
Professional Leverage
500:1
400:1
300:1
500:1
400:1

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Pepperstone
City Index
Plus500
CMC Markets
eToro
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
MT4 only
MetaTrader 4 only
Social + Copy Trading
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Guaranteed Neg Protection
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Commission rebates for active traders
Trade in 4,500 global markets
Trade cannabis index and share CFDs
Offers CFD and share trading
CopyTrader functionality for automated trading
Unique Feature 2
Award Winning Customer Support
Flexible leverage
Guaranteed stop loss trading option
Trade Treasury note
Social trading interface across CFDs

Overall