Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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Trade on forex from 0.0 pips with FX Active

Trade on pure price action coupled with fully transparent execution, and enjoy spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs, with a fixed low commission rate. Plus, get a 25% spread discount on over 300 other FX pairs, versus our standard account.

FX Active is available on both our proprietary trading platform and MetaTrader 4.

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CMC Markets' web-based trading platform for mobile and desktop
FCA regulated

FCA regulated

FSCS protected

Protected up to £85,000*

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FTSE 250 listed

Your FX Active advantage 

Trade on EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/CAD, and USD/JPY, with spreads from 0.0 pips, plus enjoy a 25% spread discount on all our other forex pairs. With an FX Active account, you can also trade on all the instruments available with a standard account, on both our own platform and MetaTrader 4​.

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*A minimum spread is the lowest spread that will be shown on the given product. Minimum spread will vary subject to after-hours trading. If the underlying market spread widens throughout the trading day, or you are trading out of hours, the platform spread may also widen. The spreads shown are for the first price available for the average market trade/bet sizes in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trade/bet sizes, see our platform for more information.

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Sign up to FX Active

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Choose your platform - CMC or MT4

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Select the FX Active account option

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Complete our online application form

Why FX Active?

Spreads from 0.0 pips

Access ultra-tight spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs, and save with a 25% spread discount on all our other FX pairs.

Transparent pricing

Know your costs upfront by trading on pure price action, and thanks to our fixed, low commission rate.

Fixed, low commission

Factor in your cost per trade, with fixed low commission at just $2.50 per $100,000 notional value.

More forex pairs than anywhere else**

We offer over 330 FX pairs through our own trading platform, and over 175 FX pairs through MetaTrader 4.

Ultra-fast execution

Expect fully automated, lightning-fast execution speeds as quick as 0.0030 seconds^.

Precision FX pricing

With a combination of feeds from tier-one banks, you’ll always receive our most accurate price.

Straightforward deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdraw funds easily to and from your FX Active account, and whenever you want, at no cost.

Price+ platform

Why become an FX Active trader?

  • Trade raw spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs including EUR/USD and GBP/USD

  • Benefit from low commissions at 0.0025% per transaction

  • Trading on true price action ensures wholly transparent order execution

  • Trade on as many as 330 FX instruments, or 175+ pairs on MT4

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Choose from two powerful platforms

Our FX Active account is available on our proprietary, award-winning platform and app, and through the world-renowned MetaTrader 4 platform.

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CMC's platform

Our purpose-built trading platform combines powerful features and advanced security, with best-in-class insight and analysis. Trade on over 11,500 instruments, including more than 330 forex pairs.

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MT4

MetaTrader 4

Trade CFDs on more than 175 FX pairs, plus indices and commodities, on this widely used platform, and access algorithmic trading with Expert Advisors.

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FAQs

New to FX Active?

What is FX Active?

FX Active is an account designed for high-volume traders, who want to get even more from their forex trading. It features tighter spreads and fixed commissions, enabling pure price transparency. In addition to over 330 FX pairs on our proprietary platform, or over 175 through the MT4 platform, all other non-FX instruments are also available to trade in the same way as with a standard account.

Which currency pairs are available with an FX Active account?

On CMC Markets’ trading platform, there are more than 330 forex instruments to trade, while on MT4 you can trade on over 170 FX pairs with us.

Which markets can I trade on with an FX Active account?

With an FX Active account, you can trade on all the markets and instruments available on our standard CFD platform. So, on our own platform, you can trade on FX, indices, commodities, shares, ETFs, share baskets, forex indices, plus rates and bonds. On MT4, you can trade on FX, indices and commodities. Note that only certain FX instruments have spreads from 0.0 pips.

What are the costs associated with an FX Active account?

FX Active has fully transparent commissions across all forex pairs at 0.0025% per transaction, as well as minimum spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs, and a 25% spread reduction compared with our standard CFD account on all the other currency pairs we offer.

There is also a holding cost for trades held overnight, which is essentially a fee to cover the leveraged portion of the trade. Learn more about trading with leverage

How does the commission work with FX Active?

Commission is charged at a fixed rate of 0.0025% per transaction. This works out as $2.50 per $100,000 worth of currency trade. At this notional volume, it would cost $5 to open and close a trade. MT4 commissions are charged upfront for opening and closing trades.

Do you have an FX Active demo account?

Yes, there is an FX Active demo account.

What is an FX Active demo account?

An FX Active demo account allows you to experience the platform’s wide range of innovative features and tools in a risk-free environment. You can practise trading on your favourite instruments and try out trading strategies and techniques with £10,000 of virtual currency.

Do demo accounts expire?

Our own platform demo account remains open once created. MT4 platform demo accounts remain active provided that you log in to the platform at least once every 30 days. If you don't log in within that timeframe, your demo account will automatically be closed. You can set up a new account again at any time in the future.

New to CMC?

Is it free to open an account?

There’s no cost when opening a demo or live FX Active account on either our own platform or on MT4. You can also view prices and use tools, such as charts, free of charge. You’ll need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade.

Is CMC Markets UK plc regulated by the FCA?

Yes, CMC Markets UK plc (registration number 173730) is fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. Retail client money is held in segregated client bank accounts and money held on behalf of clients is distributed across a range of major banks, which are regularly assessed against our risk criteria.

Is CMC Markets covered by the FSCS?

Yes, your eligible deposits with CMC Markets are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the UK's deposit guarantee scheme.

How does CMC Markets segregate client money?

Under the FCA's Client Money rules, we are required to segregate client money (unless you agree with us otherwise) from CMC’s own funds. The funds held in segregated bank accounts do not belong to CMC and will be held in a way that enables it to be identified as client money.

How does CMC Markets make money?

Our income primarily comes from our spreads, while other fees, such as overnight holding costs, make a minor contribution to overall revenue.

We never aim to profit from our clients' losses. Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.

What do you think of FX Active?

We welcome any feedback you have on our FX Active account – feel free to email us, or call our customer service team on 020 7170 8200.

*FSCS is an independent body that offers protection to customers of financial services firms that have failed. The compensation amount may be up to £85,000 per eligible person, per firm. Eligibility conditions apply. Please contact the FSCS for more information.
**No.1 Most Currency Pairs, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2022.
^CFD median trade execution time, 2020-2021 CMC Markets financial year.

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