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Best Forex Brokers France for 2022

Steven Hatzakis

Written by Steven Hatzakis
Edited by John Bringans
Fact-checked by Joey Shadeck

Published January 10, 2022
Last modified August 17, 2022

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Trading forex (currencies) internationally is popular among traders in France. While any forex broker authorised in Europe (EU) can accept clients from France, it is an additional benefit to also become authorised by the Autorite Des Marches Financiers (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.

Autorite Des Marches Financiers (AMF) logo

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 Financiers's webpage on Wikipedia.

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Best Forex Brokers France 2022 Review

To find the best forex brokers in France, we created a list of all EU authorised brokers, then ranked brokers by their Overall ranking. Here is our list of the top forex brokers in France.

  • Saxo Bank - Best web-based trading platform
  • CMC Markets - Excellent overall, best platform technology
  • XTB - Great research and education
  • eToro - Best for copy and crypto trading
  • AvaTrade - Great for beginners and copy trading
  • FXCM - Excellent trading platforms and tools
  • Admiral Markets - Great for MetaTrader

France Forex Brokers Comparison

Compare authorised forex and CFDs brokers side by side using the forex broker comparison tool or the summary table below. This broker list is sorted by the firm's Overall ranking.

Company Accepts FR Residents Authorised by EU-Member State Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard Minimum Initial Deposit Overall Rating Visit Site
Saxo Bank logoSaxo Bank check check 0.8 (August 2020) $2,000 starstarstarstarstar
CMC Markets logoCMC Markets check check 0.73 (August 2021) $0 starstarstarstarstar
XTB logoXTB check check 0.9 (Q3 2021) $0 starstarstarstarstar_border
eToro logoeToro check check 1 (August 2021) $10-$200 starstarstarstarstar_border
AvaTrade logoAvaTrade check check 0.91 (Aug 2020) $100 starstarstarstarstar_border
FXCM logoFXCM check check 1.4 (Q2 2020) Starts from $50 starstarstarstarstar_border
Admiral Markets logoAdmiral Markets check check 0.8 (July 2021) $100 starstarstarstarstar_border check check 0.6 (July 2021) $20 starstarstarstarstar_border
XM Group logoXM Group check check 1.6 (Aug 2020) $5 starstarstarstarstar_border
Pepperstone logoPepperstone check check 0.77 (November 2021) $200 starstarstarstarstar_border
FP Markets logoFP Markets check check 1.2 (August 2022) $100 AUD starstarstarstarstar_border
Tickmill logoTickmill check check 0.27 (September 2021) $100 starstarstarstarstar_border
HFM logoHFM check check 1.2 (August 2021) $5 starstarstarstarstar_border
Vantage logoVantage check check 1.22 (August 2021) $200 starstarstarstarstar_border
Eightcap logoEightcap check check N/A $100 starstarstarstarstar_border
easyMarkets logoeasyMarkets check check 0.9 (as of Mar 2020) $100 starstarstarstarstar_border
LegacyFX logoLegacyFX check check 0 $500 starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
IC Markets logoIC Markets check 0.62 (August 2021) $200 starstarstarstarstar_border
FlowBank logoFlowBank check N/A $0.00 starstarstarstarstar_border
Trade Nation logoTrade Nation check 0.6 $0 starstarstarstarstar_border
BlackBull Markets logoBlackBull Markets check 0.845 (October, 2021) $50 starstarstarstarstar_border
ACY Securities logoACY Securities check 1.2 (Sept 2021) $50 starstarstarstarstar_border
VT Markets logoVT Markets check 1.2 (September 2021) $200 starstarstarstarstar_border

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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About the Author

Steven Hatzakis
Steven Hatzakis

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. A forex industry expert and an active fintech and crypto researcher, Steven advises blockchain companies at the board level and holds a Series III license in the U.S. as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA).

John Bringans
John Bringans

John Bringans is the Senior Editor of An experienced media professional, John has close to a decade of editorial experience with a background that includes key leadership roles at global newsroom outlets. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University, and conducts research on forex and the financial services industry while assisting in the production of content.

Joey Shadeck
Joey Shadeck

Joey Shadeck is the Content Strategist and Research Analyst for He holds dual degrees in Finance and Marketing from Oakland University, and has been an active trader and investor for close to ten years. An industry veteran, Joey obtains and verifies data, conducts research, and analyzes and validates our content.