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Trading forex (currencies) in Spain is popular among residents. While recommended, forex brokers are not required to become authorised by the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) to accept residents of Spain as customers. The English translation of Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores is National Securities Market Commission
The Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores is the financial regulatory body in Spain. Website: http://www.cnmv.es/. We recommend residents of Spain follow the CNMV on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CNMV_Medios.
The CNMV was established in 1988 and is responsible for ensuring stability and transparency in the financial markets. For a historical breakdown, here's a link to the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores webpage on Wikipedia.
Best Forex Brokers Spain
Here is our list of the best forex brokers in Spain.
- Saxo Bank - Best VIP client experience
- IG - Best Overall Broker 2020
- CMC Markets - Best web platform, most currency pairs
- Swissquote - Best banking services
- Plus500 - Best for beginners overall
- FOREX.com - Great platforms and pricing
- City Index - Excellent all around offering
- FXCM - Well-rounded offering
- XTB - Best customer service, great platform
Spain Forex Brokers Comparison
|Forex Broker||Accepts ES 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 CNMV Authorisation
Residents of Spain can search the CNMV company register to verify whether or not a broker is authorized. If a company is authorized, a company profile will be available with a registration number and date upon searching.
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While encouraged, broker participation was optional. Each broker had the opportunity to complete an in-depth data profile and provide executive time (live in person or over the web) for an annual update meeting.
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