Top French Forex Brokers - AMF regulated

Steven Hatzakis

Published by Steven Hatzakis

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

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Trading forex (currencies) internationally is popular among traders in France. Before any fx broker in France can accept forex and CFD traders as clients, they must become authorised by the Autorite Des Marches Fianciers (AMF) , which is the financial regulatory body in France. the AMF's website is We recommend French residents also follow the AMF on Twitter, @AMF_actu.

The AMF was established by the Financial Security Act of August 1st, 2003 and was the result of the consolidation of three national regulatory bodies at the time that merged to become the AMF. As a member of the European Union (EU), France's AMF includes MiFID regulation. For a historical breakdown, here's a link to the Autorite Des Marches Fianciers's webpage on Wikipedia.

Best France Forex Brokers List

To find the best forex broker regulated in France, we created a list of all AMF authorised brokers, then ranked brokers by both trustworthiness, as well as their Overall ranking from the 2018 Review. The result is our top forex brokers list for France.

Authorised in the European UnionAverage Spread EUR/USD - StandardMinimum Initial DepositTrust ScoreOverall
IG Yes 0.75£250.0097 4.5 Stars
Saxo Bank Yes 0.90$2,000.0094 4.5 Stars Yes 0.77$250.0092 4 Stars
Interactive Brokers Yes N/A$091 4 Stars
Swissquote Yes N/A€500.0091 4 Stars
CMC Markets Yes 0.744$0.0090 4.5 Stars
OANDA Yes 1.40$0.0088 4 Stars Trade Yes N/A$5087 3 Stars
eToro Yes 3.00$20086 4 Stars
Dukascopy Yes 0.92$100.0086 4 Stars
Dukascopy Yes 0.92$100.0086 4 Stars Yes 2.00$10084 3.5 Stars
Plus500 Yes 0.60€10084 3 Stars
FxPro Yes 1.20$100.0083 4 Stars
XTB Yes 0.90$250.0083 4 Stars
ADS Securities Yes N/A£10082 4 Stars
ETX Capital Yes 0.95$£10082 3.5 Stars
Pepperstone Yes 1.16$200.0081 3.5 Stars
Darwinex Yes N/A$50081 3.5 Stars
FXCM Yes 1.30$0.0080 4 Stars
ThinkMarkets Yes N/A$250.0079 3.5 Stars
FXDD Yes N/A$0.0078 3.5 Stars
LCG Yes 1.60$0.0078 4 Stars
Henyep Yes N/A$10077 3 Stars
FXOpen Yes N/A$10076 3 Stars
AvaTrade Yes 0.70$100.0076 3 Stars
AxiTrader Yes 1.24$0.00 - $100075 3.5 Stars
TickMill Yes N/A$25.0074 3.5 Stars
easyMarkets Yes 1.80$100.0074 4 Stars
Forex Club Yes N/A$10072 3.5 Stars
Admiral Markets Yes 1.2020072 4 Stars
XM Group Yes 1.60$5-10071 3.5 Stars

How to Verify AMF Authorisation

To identify if a forex broker is regulated as an Investment Service Provider (ISP) by AMF and administered by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), the first step is to identify the register number from the disclosure text at the bottom of the broker's homepage. For example, here's the key disclosure text from FXCM's website,

FXCM France is subject to the control of: The Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) in matter of fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) - Règles de conduite et Principes d'Exécution (Rules of Conduct and Principles of Implementation). Interbank Code: 19843. .

Next, look up the firm name on the financial register (REGAFI) available on the Bank of France's website to validate the current status of the broker such as its ability to provide cross border services or operate a branch office. Here is the official page for FXCM (Forex Capital Markets).

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Trading CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies involves a high degree of risk. All providers have a percentage of retail investor accounts that lose money when trading CFDs with their company. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money and whether you understand how CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies work. All data was obtained from a published web site as of 02/18/2019 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

IG - 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

OANDA - CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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