Compare CMC Markets vs IG


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

CMC Markets vs IG
overall rating
4.6
4.5
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • High forex and stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Slow customer support
fees
3.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
2.7
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee charged only after 2 years
  • High forex fees
  • High stock CFD trading fees
account opening
4.1
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
deposit and withdrawal
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfers
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • 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
markets and products
2.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
4.0
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Stocks in some countries
  • Robo-advisory in UK
  • IPOs
research
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat is often offline
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform
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