2019 Good Money Guide Award Winners

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the Good Money Guide 2019 Awards

Vote for your favourite broker and share your feedback in our 2021 broker awards.

A special thanks to our event sponsors: WiseAlpha

The winners are chosen based on the below criteria:

  • Our personal experiences in testing and dealing with the providers
  • Votes by our panel of industry expert judges
  • Customer feedback in reviews, in person, online and anecdotally
  • Overall reputation within the industry, innovation and approach to customer service


  • Best Spread Betting Broker: Spreadex – spread betting specialist with a personal approach to customer service and a wide range of markets
  • Best MT4 Broker: ETX Capital – low latency execution, proprietary price feeds and infrastructure with experienced management
  • Best Forex Broker: IG – huge range of fx pairs, options, orders types, market data, research and excellent customer service
  • Best CFD Broker: Saxo Capital Markets – continues to provide an excellent CFD offering through their proprietary trading platform with DMA, CFD options, level-2 pricing, research tools, and voice execution support.
  • Best Futures & Options Broker: Saxo Capital Markets – continues to provide excellent on-exchange futures and options trading through their proprietary trading platform.
  • Best Stock Broker: Hargreaves Lansdown – one of the widest range of investment products including small and large cap UK, European & US stocks
  • Best Broker For Professional Accounts: Saxo Capital Markets – offers wide market access, a robust trading platform with direct market access and experienced voice execution dealers
  • Best Crypto Broker: XTB – wide range of cryptocurrency pairs and the ability to create a bucket of crypto products with x-station visual post-trade analysis
  • Best Digital Investment Platform: Nutmeg – simple to use, low-cost platform and website with a range of investment risk classes.
  • Best SIPP Account: Hargreaves Lansdown – excellent guides, services, analysis, data and investment options.
  • Best Social Trading Platform: Pelican Exchange – multi-broker social trading idea exchange and execution mobile app.
  • Best Money Transfer Provider: Linear International Payments – all the benefits of a low-cost money transfer platform with personal customer service, execution advice, and competitive rates.
  • Best Equity Crowdfunding Platform: Seedrs – unique nominee structure for investors, secondary market, thorough due diligence on listings and a wide range of domestic and international pitches.
  • Most Innovative Provider: WiseAlpha – providing private clients with access to household name high-yielding fixed income products that traditionally were only available in large minimum order sizes to institutions.
  • People’s Choice: Freetrade – huge community support and positive reviews from users and investors.
  • Best Overall Broker: IG – the widest range of investment options from high-risk trading to low-risk growth investing.

2019 Award Drinks Reception & Presentations

Along with our headline awards sponsor, WiseAlpha, and our judges, we presented our awards to the 2019 winners at “sanctuary for the hard-working” The Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market. A meeting place for brokers and financiers since 1780.

We were delighted to catch up with old friends and put a face to people we’ve not met in person before.

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