Best CFD Trading Platforms UK List

Here are our best platforms to trade CFDs from FCA regulated brokers:

  • Pepperstone Pepperstone - Great MetaTrader 4 & 5 CFD Trading Platforms
  • Plus500 Plus500 - CFD Risk Management & Balance Protection Platform
  • eToro eToro - Best Social Trading Platforms
  • XTB XTB - Best Platform For ETFs and Equities
  • City Index UK City Index - CFD Trading Platform For Range Of Markets
  • CMC Markets CMC Markets - Spread Betting and CFD Stock Trading
  • FxPro UK FxPro - Recommended For cTrader
  • ThinkMarkets ThinkMarkets - CFD Trading Platform For Mobile

Pepperstone
City Index
FxPro
Plus500
ThinkMarkets
Our Rating
9.17
6.83
5.46
5.83
7.67
78.2% of retail CFD accounts lose money
73% of retail CFD accounts lose money
76.14% of retail CFD accounts lose money
72% of retail CFD accounts lose money
75.5% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Pepperstone
City Index
FxPro
Plus500
ThinkMarkets
FCA (UK)
FSCA (South Africa)

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
City Index
FxPro
Plus500
ThinkMarkets
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.79
0.8
1.71
0.1
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
1.49
1.8
2.4
N/A
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.87
0.9
3.4
N/A
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.69
0.8
1.58
0.8
1.2
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
1.71
N/A
Commissions (USD Base)
GBP £2.29 Side-Trip (MetaTrader)
USD$0.45 (cTrader)
£2.50 per side
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
GBP £200
USD $100
100
£0
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
3
6
4
3
6
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Pepperstone
City Index
FxPro
Plus500
ThinkMarkets
Currency Pairs
61+
84+
70+
60+
38+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
12
5+
14+
5+
Index CFDs
14+
21+
24+
67+
21+
Share CFDs
300+
4500+
150+
1816+
1200+
Commodities CFD
15+
29+
10+
17+
10+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
30:1
20:1
30:1
30:1
30:1
Professional Leverage
500:1
400:1
500:1
300:1
500:1

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Pepperstone
City Index
FxPro
Plus500
ThinkMarkets
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
MT4 only
Social + Copy Trading
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Guaranteed Neg Protection
(Aust/Europe only)
(Aust/Europe only)
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Commission rebates for active traders
Trade in 4,500 global markets
1,300,000 client accounts
Trade cannabis index and share CFDs
Guaranteed Negative Protection
Unique Feature 2
Award Winning Customer Support
Flexible leverage
Choice of CFD or Spreads Betting
Guaranteed stop loss trading option
Uptime record of 99.99%

Overall