CMC Markets vs Plus500 compared

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

CMC Markets
Plus500
76% of retail CFD accounts lose money
86% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataDec 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.

Plus500

Plus500 is a global CFD broker, listed on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market and regulated by many authorities including the UK FCA and CySEC of Cyprus.

Recommended for experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience.

CMC Markets's service is on par with Plus500's and a comparison of their fees shows that CMC Markets's fees are slightly higher than Plus500's.

Account opening takes somewhat more effort at CMC Markets compared to Plus500, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at CMC Markets, while customer service quality is similar to Plus500's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of CMC Markets as somewhat worse than the platform of Plus500, found that clients have access to less markets and products with CMC Markets, while Plus500 provides less useful research and education.

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

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
4.7

Recommended for Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience

Country of origin

UK

Country of origin

Israel

Fees

Fees score
3.5
Fees score
4.0
Fees summary

Low forex fees, average CFD and non-trading fees

Fees summary

Average trading and non-trading fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto 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

16

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 / driving license, passport, residence permit Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill / toll taxes letter / salary slip / address card

Trading platform

Web platform score
5.0
Web platform score
4.5
Mobile platform score
5.0
Mobile platform score
5.0
Desktop platform score
3.4
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
2.5
Markets and products score
4.0
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: 86% 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
3.3
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
5.0
Education score
3.5
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

£85,000 in the UK, €20,000 in other EU countries, no protection for residents of all 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

UK, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Israel, Seychelles

CMC Markets

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

Plus500

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

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

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