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Through its service over the years, allFX-Consult saw a need for a more educated industry, relative to the solutions/options an investor has when deciding on how to move forward.

The aim of this section is to provide information to investors looking into EU/Offshore options to Start a Forex Brokerage or expand their current operations. Although in some regions we include broker information (trading conditions, leverage), it is not intended to be used by a forex trader as an investment advice or to compare and evidently open an account with one of our listed brokers.

Last update: December 2019

UK Forex License

Economy of the UK
Main indicators
IndicatorValue
GDP$2825.21 billion
Inflation rate1.5%
External DebtGBP 6692718 million
Interest Rate0.75%
Deposit Interest Rate0.5%
Corporate Tax Rate19%
Population66.19 million
Per capita incomeas of Dec 2018- £42,986
Unemployment Rate3.8%
Corruption Rank11

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  • United Kingdom 5 Year Note Yield January 27, 2020
    UK 5 Year Bond Yield was 0.39 percent on Friday January 24, according to over-the-counter interbank yield quotes for this government bond maturity. Historically, the United Kingdom 5 Year Note Yield reached an all time high of 13.58 in May of 1990.
  • United Kingdom - Credit Rating January 26, 2020
    Standard & Poor's credit rating for the United Kingdom stands at AA with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for the United Kingdom was last set at Aa2 with negative outlook. Fitch's credit rating for the United Kingdom was last reported at AA with negative outlook. DBRS's credit rating for the United Kingdom is AAA with […]
  • United Kingdom Tourist Arrivals January 25, 2020
    Tourist Arrivals in the United Kingdom increased to 3430 Thousand in October from 3140 Thousand in September of 2019. Tourist Arrivals in the United Kingdom averaged 2055.29 Thousand from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 4120 Thousand in August of 2019 and a record low of 540 Thousand in February of 1981. […]
UK Forex License
Case in point
Average Cost for license
Over €20,000
Office requirements
Yes

Employees required

Yes

Capital Requirements
$125,000-$730,000
Regular reporting
Yes

Publicly Recorded Info
Yes
List of brokers
currently regulated in the UK
#Company Legal NameWebsite URLFoundedType*Other Licenses
1Abshire-Smith-Global Ltdhttp://www.abshire-smith.com/2011Authorised-
2ActivTrades PLChttp://www.activtrades.com/2001AuthorisedSCB
3Admiral Markets UK Ltdhttps://admiralmarkets.com/2001AuthorisedASIC, CySEC
4ADS Securities London Limitedhttps://www.adss.com/en-gb/2011AuthorisedSFC
2AETOS Capital Group (UK) Limitedhttps://www.aetoscg.com/uk2007AuthorisedASIC
5AT Global Markets (UK) Limitedwww.atfx.com/uk2015AuthorisedCySEC
6AVA Trade EU Limitedhttps://www.avatrade.com.au/2006EEAASIC, CBI, JFSA, BVI, FSCA
7AxiCorp Limitedhttps://www.axitrader.com/uk2007AuthorisedASIC
8Blackwell Global Investments (UK) Limitedhttps://www.blackwellglobal.com/2010AuthorisedSFC (HK), SEC Cambodia - Blackwell
Global Investment(Cambodia) Co. Ltd
9Bulbrokers EADhttp://bulbrokers.com/en/2000EEABFSC
10C B Financial Services Ltdhttps://www.onefinancialmarkets.com/2007AuthorisedFSCA
11Capital Index (UK) Limitedhttps://www.capitalindex.com/2014AuthorisedSCB, ASIC (Sirius Financial Markets Pty Ltd
12CFH Clearing Ltdhttp://www.cfhclearing.com/2008Authorised-
13City Credit Capital (UK) Ltdhttps://www.cccapital.co.uk/2001Authorised-
14Citypoint Trading Limited (“CTL”)https://www.cptmarkets.co.uk/2008AuthorisedIFSC (Belize)
15CMC Markets UK plchttps://www.cmcmarkets.com/en-gb/1989Authorised-
16Delta Financial Markets Limitedhttps://www.dfmarkets.co.uk/2012Authorised-
17Deltastock ADhttps://www.deltastock.com/1988EEABFSC
18Depaho Ltdwww.gtcm.com
www.fxgm.com
www.tradeapp.com
2011EEACySEC
11eToro UK  Ltdhttps://www.etoro.com/2007AuthorisedCySEC, FCA, IFSC
19Foreign Currency Innovations Ltdhttps://fci-markets.co.uk/home2010Authorised-
20Forex Capital Markets Limitedhttps://www.fxcm.com/uk/1999AuthorisedASIC, FSCA
21Forextime UK Limitedhttps://www.forextime.com/uk2011AuthorisedCySEC, FSCA
FSC (Mauritius)
22Formax Prime Capital (UK) Limitedhttp://www.formaxprime.co.uk2014Authorised-
23FX Central Clearing Ltdhttps://www.fxcc.com/eu/2010EEACySEC
24FXNet Ltdwww.fxnet.com/eu2012EEACySEC, IFSC
25FXOpen Ltdhttps://www.fxopen.co.uk/2012AuthorisedASIC, Nevis
26FxPro UK Limitedhttps://www.fxpro.com/2006AuthorisedCySEC, FSCA, DFSA, SCB
27FxStat Ltdhttp://www.onetrade.com/
https://www.fxstat.com/
2010Authorised-
28GAIN Capital Holdings Inchttps://www.gaincapital.com/1999AuthorisedCFTC, NFA, IIRO,
ASIC, JFSA, MAS, CIMA
29GAIN Capital UK Limitedhttps://www.cityindex.co.uk/1999AuthorisedCFTC, NFA, IIRO,
ASIC, JFSA, MAS, CIMA
30GAIN Capital UK Limitedhttps://www.forex.com/en-uk/1999AuthorisedCFTC, NFA, IIRO,
ASIC, JFSA, MAS, CIMA
31GKFX Financial Services Limitedhttps://www.gkpro.com/2010AuthorisedMFSA (AKFX), FSA-SVG(DKTrade)
BVI (GKFXPrime), SECC(GKFX Cambodia),
BAPPEBTI(Global Kapital Investama Berjangka)
32Hantec Markets Limitedhttps://www.hantecfx.com/1990AuthorisedASIC, JFSA
33Henyep Capital Markets (UK) Limitedhttps://www.hycm.co.uk1977AuthorisedCySEC, CIMA, DFSA
34Hirose Financial UK Ltdhttps://hiroseuk.com/2004AuthorisedLFSA
35House of Borse Limitedhttps://www.houseofborse.com/2012Authorised-
36ICAP Securities Limitedwww.icap.com1951Authorised-
37ICM Capital Limitedhttps://www.icmcapital.co.uk/2009AuthorisedFSA (SVG), CySEC,
FSC, LFSA
38IG Markets Ltdhttps://www.ig.com/uk1974AuthorisedCFTC, JFSA, MAS, FSCA
FINMA, ASIC, CySEC
39Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limitedhttps://www.interactivebrokers.co.uk1978AuthorisedCFTC, IIROC, ASIC,
SEBI, JFSC,
SFC(HK), CSSF
40InterTrader Limitedhttps://www.intertrader.com/2011EEAGibraltar FSC
41Kerford Investments (UK) Limitedhttp://www.kerford.co.uk/1999Authorised-
42KEY TO MARKETS (UK) Limitedhttps://keytomarkets.com/en/2011AuthorisedDMCC
43Liteforex (Europe) Ltdhttps://www.liteforex.eu2005EEACySEC, Reg. in Marshall
Islands (LiteForex Investments Limited)
44LMAX Broker Limited (LMAX Global)https://www.lmax.com/2010AuthorisedCySEC
45LMAX Exchange Group2010-
46LMAX Limited (LMAX Exchange) - MTFhttps://www.lmax.com/2010Authorised-
47London Capital Group Limited (LCG)https://www.lcg.com/1996AuthorisedCySEC
48Monecor (London) Ltdhttps://www.etxcapital.com/en1965Authorised-
49NAGA MARKETS LTDhttps://naga.com/2015EEACySEC
50Notesco UK Limitedhttps://www.fxgiants.co.uk/en2015AuthorisedASIC
51Notesco UK Limitedwww.ironfx.co.uk2010AuthorisedCySEC, FSCA,
ASIC (Notesco Pty Ltd - fxgiants)
Notesco Limited (reg in Bermuda)
52OANDA Europe Limitedhttps://www1.oanda.com/1995AuthorisedCFTC, IIROC, ASIC, MAS
28Pepperstone Limitedhttps://pepperstone.com/uk2010AuthorisedASIC
53PhillipCapital UK Limitedhttps://www.phillipcapitaluk.com/1975AuthorisedCFTC, ASIC
54Plus500UK Ltdwww.plus500.co.uk2008AuthorisedASIC, CySEC, FMA(NZ),
FSCA, Israel
55Price Markets UK Ltdhttps://pricemarkets.com/2013Authorised-
56Reliantco Investments Ltdhttps://www.ufx.com/en-gb/2007EEACySEC
57Saxo Capital Markets UK Limitedhttps://www.home.saxo/en-gb 1998AuthorisedASIC, Consob, MAS, Finma, JFSA
CIB (france), DFSA,SFC (HK),
58Sucden Financial Limitedhttps://www.sucdenfinancial.com/en1973Authorised-
59Tera Europe Limitedwww.terafx.com2011Authorised-
60TF Global Markets (UK) Limited  https://www.thinkmarkets.com/en/2010AuthorisedASIC, FSCA
61Tickmill UK LTDwww.tickmill.co.uk2014AuthorisedFSA(SC), LFSA, CySEC
62Tio Markets UK Limitedhttps://tiomarkets.uk/2018AuthorisedFSA (SVG)
63TOPFX Ltdhttps://topfx.com/2010EEACySEC
64Trade Capital Markets (TCM) Ltdwww.trade.com
www.forexyard.eu.com
www.finexo.com
2013EEACySEC
65Tradeslide Trading Tech Limitedhttps://www.darwinex.com/2012Authorised-
66TradeTech Alpha Ltdhttp://www.tradetechalpha.com/
https://www.markets.com/
2010AuthorisedCySEC (SafeCap Investments Ltd),
ASIC, FSCA, BVI
67Trading 212 UK Ltdhttps://www.trading212.com/2004AuthorisedBFSC (Avus Capital), VFSC
68Trading Point of Financial Instruments UK Limitedhttps://www.xm.com/2009AuthorisedCySEC, FCA, IFSC, DFSA
69TS Capital Limitedhttps://tscapital.co.uk/
https://templefx.com/
2007Authorised-
70TTCM Traders Trust Capital Markets Ltdwww.traders-trust.eu
http://tradingforex.com/
2009EEACySEC, Reg in Bermuda (TTCM Traders
Capital Limited)
71TTT Moneycorp Limitedhttps://www.moneycorp.com/en-gb/1979Authorised-
72Union Standard International Group Limitedhttps://www.usgfx.com/2005AuthorisedASIC
73Valbury Capital Limitedhttps://www.valburycapital.com/2010Authorised-
74Valutrades Limitedhttps://www.valutrades.com/2013AuthorisedFSA(SC)
75Vantage Global Prime LLPhttp://atom8.com/2013AuthorisedASIC
76Vantage Global Prime LLPhttps://www.vantagefx.com/2009AuthorisedASIC, CIMA
77VDX Ltdhttps://varianse.com/2015Authorised-
78Windsor Brokers Ltdwww.Windsorbrokers.eu1988EEACySEC, JSC, IFSC
79X Global Markets Ltdhttps://www.xglobalmarkets.com/2012EEACySEC
80XTB Limitedhttps://xopenhub.pro/
https://www.xtb.com/en
2002AuthorisedIFSC (Belize)
81XTrade Europe Ltdhttps://www.xtrade.com/2003EEACySEC, FSCA

*Regulators

CIMA=Cayman Islands Monetary Authority / SCB=Securities commission of the Bahamas / Department of Economic Development of Abu Dhabi / SFC=Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission / MAS = Monetary Authority Singapore / FSCA = Financial sector conduct authority (South Africa) / IIRO = Investment Industry Regulatory Organisation (Canada) / JFSA = Financial Services Authority (Japan) / CIMA = Cayman Islands Monetary Authority / MFSA = Financial Service Authority (Malta) / Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) / BAPPEBTI = Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (Indonesia) / FSC = Financial Services Commission (Mauritius) / LFSA = Labuan Financial Services Authority / FINMA = Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority / SEBI = Securities and Exchannge Board of India / CSSF = Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier / GFSC = Gibraltar Financial Services Commission / DMCC = Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (free zone) / BFSC = Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission. / JSC = Jordan Securities Commission / IFSC = Belize-International Financial Services Commission.

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