Compare CMC Markets vs Pepperstone


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

CMC Markets vs Pepperstone
overall rating
4.6
4.5
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Low forex and equity index CFD fees
  • Great customer service
  • Seamless and free deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • Only forex and CFDs
  • Basic news flow
  • No investor protection for non-EU clients
fees
4.2
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
4.4
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • High financing rate for CFDs
account opening
3.9
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.9
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfer
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • High bank withdrawal fee for clients outside the EU/Australia
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
3.3
  • 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
1.7
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.6
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
3.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Daily market analysis
  • Newsflow is basic within MetaTrader
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos and webinars
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Forex traders looking for low fees and good customer service
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