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 logo Plus500 - CFD Risk Management & Balance Protection Platform
  • etoro logo eToro - Best Social Trading Platforms
  • xtb logo XTB - Best Platform For ETFs and Equities
  • city index logo new City Index - CFD Trading Platform For Range Of Markets
  • cmc markets logo CMC Markets - Spread Betting and CFD Stock Trading
  • fxpro logo FxPro - Recommended For cTrader
  • think markets logo ThinkMarkets - CFD Trading Platform For Mobile

Pepperstone
Plus500
eToro
City Index
CMC Markets
Our Rating
9.33
5.83
7.17
6.83
7.17
74.7% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider
77% of retail CFD accounts lose money
68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
73% of retail CFD accounts lose money
73% of retail investor accounts lose money when
spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider

Regulations and Licenses

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

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
Plus500
eToro
City Index
CMC Markets
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.17
-
-
-
-
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.59
-
-
-
-
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.24
-
-
-
-
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.75
-
3.00
0.80
-
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
-
-
-
-
-
Commissions (USD Base)
$3.50
-
-
-
-
Minimum Deposit
$0
$100
$200
$150
$0
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
16+
3+
11+
6+
6+
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Pepperstone
Plus500
eToro
City Index
CMC Markets
Currency Pairs
62+
71+
49+
84+
338+
Cryptocurrency CFDs*
12+
15+
46+
25+
19+
Index CFDs
14+
67+
13+
21+
46+
Share CFDs
300+
1816+
2000+
4500+
9,000+
Commodities CFD
9+
22+
33+
46+
124+
Stockbroking
-
-
2000+
-
9,000+
Retail Max. Leverage (The United Kingdom)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Pro. Max. Leverage (The United Kingdom)
500:1
300:1
400:1
400:1
500:1

*Cryptocurrency CFDs are not available to retail traders in the UK due to FCA regulations

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Pepperstone
Plus500
eToro
City Index
CMC Markets
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
TradingView
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Demo Account
Unique Feature
Smart Trader Tools
Trade cannabis index
CopyTrader functionality
for automated trading
Trade in 4,500 markets
Offers both CFD and Stock trading

Overall

Pepperstone
Plus500
eToro
City Index
CMC Markets