Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 67% 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.

Discover the UK’s best forex trading platform*

Trade online from anywhere in the world using our forex trading platform, Next Generation

Open a live account or practise trading with a forex demo account

Set your own level of risk management

Make use of our advanced charts and technical indicators

Spread bet or trade CFDs on 330+ currency pairs, the highest currency offering in the industry*

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Trade forex confidently with CMC Markets

With CMC Markets, you are always in complete control of your trades. By making use of our guaranteed stop-loss orders and advanced technical indicators, you can trade on our online forex trading platform with confidence.

Our forex trading platform, Next Generation, offers spreads as low as 0.7 points and margin rates from 3.3% on major, minor and exotic currency pairs. Trades are available from a 30:1 leverage ratio and you’re only required to deposit a percentage of the full trade value in order to open a position.

We’re dedicated to assisting our clients achieve the highest returns possible, which has led us to being awarded both the “Best Trading Technology Provider” and “Best Spread Betting Broker” awards in 2021*.


Why use our forex trading software?

Access popular crosses such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD and EUR/GBP, which you can trade 24/7.

Trades are executed with lightning-fast speed (0.0045 seconds)** to avoid any risk of slippage and get the best price on your trade.

We offer over 115 technical indicators and 70 chart patterns.

Choose between spread betting (UK and Ireland only) or CFDs (available globally).

No minimum deposit requirements.

Our forex market offering

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24/7 access via our forex trading app

Our award-winning forex trading app gives you flexibility to trade when the time is right for you, which is why it was voted Best Mobile/Tablet App*. Available on both iOS and Android devices, mobile trading includes:

Mobile charting:

Over 25 of the most popular technical indicators and 15 drawing tools on our platform.

Price projection:

Our pattern recognition scanner​ constantly monitors and scans charts for common candle stick and price point patterns, giving you price projections.

Instant notifications:

Trading alerts​ can be created and customised via push, SMS or email to alert you when a currency pair reaches a pre-defined price point or market event.

Customisable dashboard:

Click, drag and re-size tiles to customise the layout of your dashboard to fit your own specifications and preferences.

Trade on forex indices

At CMC Markets, we provide 12 baskets of strategically selected currency pairs using the same base currency, for example the USD Index or GBP Index. Trading on forex indices over a single currency pair can help with both cost efficiency and portfolio diversification.

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Explore our FX trading platform options

CMC Markets offers traders the choice of two multi-award-winning forex trading platforms*, which allows you to tailor your trading experience to your own preferences. Both of our trading platforms feature an intuitive and user-friendly design.

Next Generation

Our Next Generation platform makes use of institutional grade features and security. With 330+ forex pairs, some of the tightest spreads in the UK, and over 115 indicators and 70 chart patterns. Next Generation can be accessed via our award-winning mobile app, available on iPhone and Android devices.

MetaTrader 4

Trade forex CFDs with one of the world’s most popular forex trading platforms. MetaTrader 4 is a fully customisable platform that allows you to automate the trading process with the use of algorithms. With 30 forex trading pairings to choose from and “1 click trading”, MetaTrader 4 is perfect for traders with busy schedules.

Sign up to the UK’s best forex trading platform*

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Apply

Complete and submit our straightforward online application form.

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Explore

Discover our product library, charts, watchlists, order tickets, analyst insights and more.

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Start trading

Spread bet or trade CFDs on 330+ forex pairs.

FAQS

What is a forex trading platform?

A forex trading platform is an interface for traders to speculate on the value of one currency against another in order to profit from price discrepancies, such as the USD against the GBP. Our forex trading platform allows you to open a position on a currency pair depending on if you believe it’s value will increase or decline. Learn about forex trading.

Can I trade on forex on mobile?

Yes, you can trade on our highly intuitive, award-winning mobile app that gives you access to over 11,000 markets and 40 technical indicators. Set up push, SMS, or email notifications to be alerted to market events or trade executions. Download our mobile app for iOS or Android now.

What tools are available on a forex trading platform?

Our platform offers over 115 different technical indicators and drawing tools, and 25 of the most popular indicators on our iPhone and Android mobile app. Learn more about our trading tools.

Is trading on forex profitable?

Forex trading can be profitable with the correct measures in place. Ensuring thorough research is conducted, making use of stop-loss orders and carefully planning your entrance and exit strategy are key components to making a profit in the forex markets. Of course, there is always the possibility of financial risk when trading, so read our risk-management guide for more information on how to combat this risk.

How do I start trading on forex?

You can open a forex demo account to get started in a completely secure and risk-free environment by utilising £10,000 worth of virtual funds. If you’re ready to begin with your own capital, you can sign up for a live forex account.