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Trading forex (currencies) in the Netherlands is popular among residents. While recommended, forex brokers are not required to become authorised by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) to accept residents of the Netherlands as customers.
The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets is the financial regulatory body in the Netherlands. Website: https://www.afm.nl. We recommend that residents of the Netherlands follow the AFM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutoriteitFM.
The AFM was established in 2002 and is responsible for covering all financial products, including savings, investments, loans, insurance, and accounting. For a historical breakdown, here's a link to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets webpage on Wikipedia.
Best Forex Brokers Netherlands
To find the best forex brokers in the Netherlands, we created a list of all brokers that list the Netherlands as a country they accept new customers from. We then ranked brokers by their Trust Score Ranking.
Here is our list of the best forex brokers in the Netherlands.
- IG - Best overall broker 2021, most trusted
- Saxo Bank - Best for research, trusted global brand
- XTB - Best customer service, great trading platform
- Swissquote - Trusted global brand, diverse offering
- AvaTrade - Multiple trading platform options
- XM Group - Well-rounded offering
- FP Markets - Excellent pricing, great for MetaTrader
Netherlands Forex Brokers Comparison
Compare Netherlands 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 ForexBrokers.com Trust Score.
|Forex Broker||Accepts NL Residents||Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard||Minimum Initial Deposit||Trust Score||Overall||Visit Site|
|FP Markets||Yes||1.140||$100 AUD||81||N/A|
How to Verify AFM Authorisation
To verify the authorisation of a broker, enter the name of the broker in the financial registrar on the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets website.
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