Any recommendations for regulated brokers?

Hi guys

Im looking to sign up to a broker in the coming months and I’m struggling identify one where users HAVENT been heavily critical at some point during their trading time with them…

Does anyone have any brokers they’d recommend? I’m looking to trade up to 5k units, with minimal leverage and FOREX only!

Any help would be appreciated.


This is what we call a unicorn. No broker will have a spotless review record as people lose money and blame the broker because they can’t accept responsibility for their losses.

I am not actively trading yet, but I plan to go with OANDA myself.

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Hi @Joelmanifold

@jseymour84 has a point. Unless a brokerage is brand new or has a small client base, you’re likely to find some negative reviews simply due to the percentages. That said, regulation by a reputable financial authority can go a long way to addressing a lot of the concerns you may have.

For example, the CFTC and NFA set the requirements a broker must meet in order to offer forex trading to US residents. Though not an exhaustive list, this membership application will give you an idea of some of those requirements: Compliance Requirements for Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer (RFED) Applicants | NFA

Particularly noteworthy are the requirements for financial transparency and trade execution accountability. Below is an excerpt from the CFTC site:

The final rules include financial requirements designed to ensure the financial integrity of firms engaging in retail forex transactions and robust customer protections. For example, FCMs [futures commission merchants] and RFEDs [retail foreign exchange dealers] are required to maintain net capital of $20 million plus 5 percent of the amount, if any, by which liabilities to retail forex customers exceed $10 million. Leverage in retail forex customer accounts will be subject to a security deposit requirement to be set by the National Futures Association within limits provided by the Commission. All retail forex counterparties and intermediaries are required to distribute forex-specific risk disclosure statements to customers and comply with comprehensive recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

Due to these strict requirements only four brokers are approved as forex dealer members in the US as of the latest data from the CFTC.

Finding a reliable forex broker is difficult if you do not know about the regulations and other things related to the broker. You may consider the following points

  1. Regulations of the broker
  2. Payment and witdrawal system
  3. Look for reviews of the broker