Compare CMC Markets vs Plus500


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CMC Markets stacks up against Plus500!

CMC Markets vs Plus500
overall rating
4.6
4.3
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Low CFD fees
  • Great account opening
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Minimal research tools
  • Mediocre educational section
fees
3.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
2.9
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
account opening
4.1
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfers
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Five withdrawals per month free
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
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
1.9
  • CFD
research
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
2.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
  • No educational articles
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience
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