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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
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 investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.

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
0.8
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

Pepperstone
City Index
Plus500
CMC Markets
eToro