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Best Forex Brokers Germany for 2022

Steven Hatzakis

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

October 05, 2022

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Trading forex (currencies) in Germany is popular among residents. While recommended, forex brokers are not required to become authorised by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) to accept residents of Germany as customers. Clique hier für eine deutsche Übersetzung.

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority is the financial regulatory body in Germany. Website:

BaFin was established in 2002 when three supervisory agencies merged to create one agency to oversee banks, credit institutions, insurance companies, financial service companies, brokers and stock exchanges. For a historical breakdown, here's a link to the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority webpage on Wikipedia.

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Best Forex Brokers Germany

To find the best forex brokers in Germany, we created a list of all brokers that list Germany as a country they accept new customers from. We then ranked brokers by their Overall ranking.

Here is our list of the best forex brokers in Germany:

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  • IG
    - Best overall broker, most trusted
  • 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
  • Plus500 - Trusted broker, great for beginners

Germany 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 DE Residents Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard Minimum Initial Deposit Overall Rating Visit Site
IG logoIG check 0.86 (September 2022) £250.00 5 Stars Visit Site
Saxo Bank logoSaxo Bank check 0.9 (September 2022) €2,000 5 Stars
CMC Markets logoCMC Markets check 0.51 (August 2022) $0 5 Stars
XTB logoXTB check 1.07 (Q3 2022) $0 5 Stars
eToro logoeToro check 1 (August 2021) $10-$10,000 4.5 Stars
AvaTrade logoAvaTrade check 0.91 (Aug 2020) $100 4.5 Stars
Plus500 logoPlus500 check 0.6 (as of Aug 2018) €100 4.5 Stars
FXCM logoFXCM check 1.38 (Q2 2022) Starts from $50 4.5 Stars
FP Markets logoFP Markets check 1.2 (August 2022) $100 AUD 4.5 Stars
Admiral Markets logoAdmiral Markets check 0.8 (July 2021) $100 4.5 Stars
IC Markets logoIC Markets check 0.62 (August 2021) $200 4.5 Stars check 0.6 (July 2021) $20 4.5 Stars
XM Group logoXM Group check 1.6 (Aug 2020) $5 4.5 Stars
Pepperstone logoPepperstone check 0.77 (September 2022) $200 4.5 Stars
Tickmill logoTickmill check 0.51 (August 2022) $100 4 Stars
HYCM (Henyep) logoHYCM (Henyep) check 0.6 (Sept 2021) $100 4 Stars
HFM logoHFM check 1.2 (August 2021) $5 4 Stars
FlowBank logoFlowBank check N/A $0.00 4 Stars
Vantage logoVantage check 1.22 (August 2021) $50 4 Stars
Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets check 1.27 (September 2022) $50 4 Stars
Trade Nation logoTrade Nation check 0.6 $0 4 Stars
BlackBull Markets logoBlackBull Markets check 0.827 (August 2022) $0 4 Stars
ACY Securities logoACY Securities check 1.2 (Sept 2021) $50 4 Stars
Eightcap logoEightcap check 1.0 (Aug 2022) $100 4 Stars
easyMarkets logoeasyMarkets check 0.9 (as of Mar 2020) $100 4 Stars

How to Verify BaFin Authorisation

To identify if a forex broker is authorised by BaFin, the first step is to identify the BaFin registration number from the disclosure text at the bottom of the broker's homepage. For example, here's the key disclosure text from IG’s website,

IG Markets Ltd. is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Registry Number 195355). The IG Europe GmbH is supervised by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin registration number 148759) and the German Central Bank. IG is a brand name of IG Markets Ltd.

Next, look up the registration number on the financial register available on BaFin’s website to validate that the broker is currently authorized in Germany.

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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.

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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.

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