FBS app

As more and more traders and investors use their smartphones for trading, it is increasingly important that brokers offer easy-to-use apps that can deliver the same services as desktop platforms.

In this article we'll check whether FBS's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

Overall, we rate the user-friendliness of the app as better than average.

FBS mobile app vs. similar brokers
FBS Admirals (Admiral Markets) XM
Mobile app rating (5 is the best) 4.3 stars 3.8 stars 3.8 stars
User-friendliness Great Great Great
2-step authentication Yes Yes No
Biometric authentication No Yes No

We're going to take a closer look at search functions, price alerts and order types, so all the little details that determine whether a trading app is user-friendly or downright cumbersome. If you want to read our full review, including fees, deposit options and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to the FBS review.

Disclaimer: 75.2% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

FBS app - FBS app

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Our main checklist for the FBS app

Let's start with the search functions. Although most brokers do OK in this area, there are some bad apples out there. For example, if you start typing 'Emerging markets', will the software find all the Emerging markets ETFs for you, even if their name doesn't start with 'emerging'? If you only ever traded US stocks and start typing 'Apple', will the AI show you the Apple stock or the obscure Irish stock Applegreen?

FBS got the green light, meaning its search functions are reasonably good.

FBS checklist
FBS Admirals (Admiral Markets) XM
Search functions Great Great Great
2-step authentication Yes Yes No
Biometric authentication No Yes No
Price alerts in the app No No Yes
Confirmation after successful trade Yes Yes No

We didn't like that you can't use biometric authentication to log in to the app. Most brokers have this function (e.g. via fingerprints or FaceID) to save you from having to type in your password every time, making it a convenient feature.

You cannot set price alerts in the FBS app. Yes, you can use a third-party app for this, but wouldn't it be much easier to have it in the broker's own app?

FBS app - FBS app search functions

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Checklist for nice-to-have features

For some people it might be a deal-breaker if you can't set up a trailing stop limit - we totally get that. Others couldn't care less and also don't get excited if the app is available in 25 languages. Anyway, here is our checklist of minor, nice-to-have features:

FBS has these order types available in its app: Market, Limit, Stop.

At FBS you can use the following order terms & expiry in the app: Good 'til canceled (GTC), Good 'til time (GTT).

The FBS mobile app currently supports the following languages: English.

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Author of this article

Krisztián Gátonyi

Author of this article

Krisztián has 15 years of experience in proprietary trading, mainly in the interbank currency market as a foreign exchange risk manager. He received his MSc degree in International Business from the University of Middlesex. He is interested also in real estate and dividend growth investing. His purpose is to help people find the best investment provider.

Krisztián Gátonyi

Senior Broker Expert

Krisztián has 15 years of experience in proprietary trading, mainly in the interbank currency market as a foreign exchange risk manager. He received his MSc degree in International Business from the University of Middlesex. He is interested also in real estate and dividend growth investing. His purpose is to help people find the best investment provider.

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