2018 Good Money Guide Award Winners

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We are delighted to announce our picks for best brokers of 2018. 

The winners are based on the below criteria:

  • Our personal experiences in dealing with them
  • Customer feedback in reviews, in person, online and anecdotally
  • Overall reputation within the industry and approach to customer service

Here are our best broker awards winners and why for 2018:

  • Best Spread Betting Broker: IG – huge range of markets, lots of added value on the trading platform and excellent customer service
  • Best CFD Broker: Saxo Capital Markets – an excellent trading platform with DMA, CFD options, level-2 pricing, and research tools
  • Best Forex Broker: Saxo Capital Markets – wide range of FX pairs, tight spreads, FX futures, FX options, and currency ETFs
  • Best Futures & Options Broker: Saxo Capital Markets – continues to provide excellent on-exchange futures and options trading through their proprietary trading platform.
  • Best Crypto Broker: XTB – loads of crypto pairs and the ability to create your own universe of crypto products with nice visual post-trade analysis
  • Best MT4 Broker: ETX Capital – low latency execution, proprietary price feeds and infrastructure
  • Best Social Trading Broker: eToro – massive client base, easy to use and the option to trade fully paid (100% margined) CFDs and CopyPortfolios
  • Best Broker For Professional Accounts: Saxo Capital Markets: heavy duty DMA trading platform, experienced trading desks, large institutional product access
  • Best SIPP and Stocks & Shares ISA Broker: Hargreaves Lansdown – a bit like Waitrose, not necessarily the cheapest, but excellent range of products and service
  • Best Currency Broker/Money Transfer Provider: Transferwise – one of the only money transfer providers to display fixed and transparent mark-ups on transactions
  • Best Overall broker: IG – well established with a great reputation with retail and institutional clients and a wide range of investment products including; spread betting, CFDs, SIPPs, ISAs, stock broking, IPO access and managed investment portfolios.

To view all the brokers shortlisted view the comparison tables here:

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