2018 Good Money Guide Award Winners

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

The winners 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 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.

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