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Best Forex Brokers Saudi Arabia for 2019

Steven Hatzakis

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Trading forex (currencies) in Saudi Arabia is popular among residents. While recommended, forex brokers are not required to become authorised by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) to accept residents of Saudi Arabia as customers.

The Capital Market Authority is the financial regulatory body in Saudi Arabia. Website: We recommend Saudi Arabia residents also follow the CMA on Twitter,

Capital Market Authority

The CMA, which was formed in 2003, regulates and develops the Saudi Arabian Capital Market. For a historical breakdown, here's a link to the Capital Market Authority webpage on Wikipedia.

Best Forex Brokers Saudi Arabia

To find the best forex broker in Saudi Arabia, we created a list of all brokers that list Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia.

  • IG - Best Overall, Most Trusted
  • Saxo Bank - Best Web Platform, Research
  • - Great All-around, Low Costs
  • City Index - Well-rounded Offering
  • XTB - Great Customer Service, Easy to Use Platform
  • Swissquote - Best Banking Services

Saudi Arabia Forex Brokers Comparison

Forex BrokerAccepts SA ResidentsAverage Spread EUR/USD - StandardMinimum Initial DepositTrust ScoreOverallOpen Account
IGYes0.750£250.0099 4.5 Stars Visit Site
SwissquoteYesN/A€500.0099 4 Stars N/A
Saxo BankYes0.900$2,000.0098 4.5 Stars N/A
FOREX.comYes0.770$250.0091 4 Stars Open Account
City IndexYes0.770 £100.0091 4 Stars N/A
XTBYes0.900$250.0090 4 Stars N/A
Markets.comYes1.900$10090 3.5 Stars N/A
eToroYes3.00$20088 4 Stars N/A
easyMarketsYes1.800$100.0081 4 Stars N/A
PepperstoneYes1.160$200.0079 3.5 Stars N/A
LCGYes1.450$0.0079 4 Stars N/A
XM GroupYes1.600$5-10078 3.5 Stars N/A
ThinkMarketsYesN/A$250.0077 3.5 Stars N/A
Vantage FX Yes1.400$10074 3.5 Stars N/A
IC MarketsYes1.100$20072 4 Stars N/A
AlpariYes0.92$100.0069 3.5 Stars N/A
ForexTimeYes0.80$10069 3.5 Stars N/A
iTraderYes0.700$25068 3 Stars N/A
InstaforexYesN/A$166 3 Stars N/A
FX ChoiceYesN/A$10054 2.5 Stars N/A

How to Verify CMA Authorisation

During our research we were unable to locate a forex broker directory on the CMA website. If you find such a directory, please email us.

However, we did find a PDF of 73 suspected entities conducting investment activities without permission of the CMA.

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Steven Hatzakis

About the author: 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. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets, from writing to consulting to serving as a registered commodity futures representative.

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