Compare ATFX vs IC Markets


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how ATFX stacks up against IC Markets!

ATFX vs IC Markets
overall rating
4.3
4.4
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Fast and easy account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal options
  • Low forex fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Slow email support
  • No fundamental data
  • Limited product selection
  • Slow live chat support
  • No investor protection for non-EU clients
fees
4.0
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average CFD fees
4.1
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • High financing rate for CFDs
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • High minimum deposit for accounts other than 'Standard'
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • A limited number of available base currencies
4.9
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • AUD 20 fee for international bank withdrawal
web trading platform
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.5
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.8
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • Limited news feed
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
3.8
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Great phone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow communication via email
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Slow and not useful live chat
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Videos are hard to find on the site
  • Regulated by the top-tier FCA
  • High level of investor protection under FCA
  • Negative balance protection under FCA and CySEC
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Long track record
  • Negative balance protection for EU customers
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Forex and CFD traders familiar with the MetaTrader 4 trading platform Forex and CFD traders who value easy account opening and free deposit/withdrawal options
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