CMC Markets vs Markets.com compared

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

CMC Markets
Markets.com
76% of retail CFD accounts lose money
79.9% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataNov 2022

CMC Markets

CMC Markets is a UK-based global CFD and forex broker, regulated by multiple top-tier authorities including the UK FCA.

Recommended for forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools.

Markets.com

Markets.com is a brand of Markets.com, a global CFD and forex broker regulated by the UK FCA, Australia's ASIC, CySEC in Cyprus, and South Africa's FSCA, among others.

Recommended for traders looking to venture into CFD trading.

CMC Markets's service is slightly better than Markets.com's and a comparison of their fees shows that CMC Markets's fees are lower than Markets.com's.

Account opening takes somewhat more effort at CMC Markets compared to Markets.com, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at CMC Markets, while customer service quality is similar to Markets.com's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of CMC Markets as somewhat better than the platform of Markets.com, found that clients have access to about the same number of markets and products with CMC Markets, while Markets.com provides somewhat lower-quality research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools

Overall Score
3.8

Recommended for Traders looking to venture into CFD trading

Country of origin

UK

Country of origin

Cyprus

Fees

Fees score
3.5
Fees score
2.0
Fees summary

Low forex fees, average CFD and non-trading fees

Fees summary

High trading fees, average non-trading fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
4.9
Deposit and withdrawal score
5.0
Number of base currencies

10

Number of base currencies

11

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
4.2
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$100

*
Time to open account

1-3 days

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

Proof of identity: passport / national ID / driver's licence Proof of address: bank statement / utility bill / mortgage statement / credit card statement

Required documents

Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license / National ID / Government ID containing photo, full name, date of birth, expiration date Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill / internet bill / landline phone / tv service

Trading platform

Web platform score
5.0
Web platform score
3.8
Mobile platform score
5.0
Mobile platform score
4.3
Desktop platform score
3.4
Desktop platform score
3.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
2.5
Markets and products score
2.1
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
*
*
Forex
*
*
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
*
*
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 76% 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.

CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 79.9% 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.

Research, education

Research score
5.0
Research score
4.5
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
5.0
Education score
5.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
5.0
Customer service score
5.0
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

£85,000 for clients under FCA, $1,000,000 under IIROC, no protection under other regulators

Investor protection amount

€20,000 in Europe, £85,000 in the UK, no protection in South Africa, Australia and other countries

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1989

Foundation date

2008

Country of regulation

UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany

Country of regulation

Cyprus, UK, Australia, South Africa, British Virgin Islands

CMC Markets

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Markets.com

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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