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24 Best Swiss Forex Brokers for 2021

Steven Hatzakis

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Trading forex (currencies) in Switzerland is popular among residents. Before any fx brokers can operate in Switzerland, they must become authorised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), which is the national regulatory authority. FINMA's website is finma.ch.

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) logo

FINMA was established in 2009 from three of Switzerland's predecessor regulatory institutions including the Swiss Federal Banking Commission (SFBC), the Federal Office of Private Insurance (FOPI) and the Anti-Money Laundering Control Authority (AMLCO). For a historical breakdown, here is a link to FINMA's webpage on Wikipedia.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 65% and 82% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Best Swiss Forex Brokers

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

  • IG - Best overall broker 2021, most trusted
  • Saxo Bank - Best for research, trusted global brand
  • Interactive Brokers - Great for professionals and institutions
  • Swissquote - Trusted global brand, diverse offering

Swiss Forex Brokers Comparison

Compare Swiss 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 Overall ranking.

Forex BrokerAccepts CH ResidentsRegulated by FINMAAverage Spread EUR/USD - StandardMinimum DepositOverallVisit Site
IGYesYes0.745£250.00 5 Stars Visit Site
Saxo BankYesYes0.800$2,000.00 5 Stars N/A
Interactive BrokersYesYes0.600$0 4.5 Stars N/A
SwissquoteYesYesN/A$1000.00 4 Stars N/A
XTBYes0.860$0.00 4.5 Stars N/A
FOREX.comYes1.100$100.00 4.5 Stars Visit Site
eToroYes1.00$50-$200 4 Stars N/A
FXCMYes1.400Starts from $50 4 Stars N/A
AvaTradeYes0.910$100.00 4 Stars N/A
XM GroupYes1.600$5-100 4 Stars N/A
FP MarketsYes1.200$100 AUD 4 Stars N/A
Plus500Yes0.600€100 4 Stars N/A
PepperstoneYes0.690$200.00 4 Stars N/A
IC MarketsYes0.620$200 4 Stars N/A
TickmillYes0.270$100.00 4 Stars N/A
FxProYes1.510$100.00 4 Stars N/A
Vantage FXYes1.100$200 3.5 Stars N/A
Moneta MarketsYes1.360$50.00 3.5 Stars N/A
HYCMYes2.00$100 3.5 Stars N/A
EightcapYes$100 3.5 Stars N/A
VT MarketsYes1.200$200 3.5 Stars N/A
BlackBull MarketsYes0.76$200 3.5 Stars N/A

How to Verify FINMA Authorisation

To identify if a forex broker is regulated by FINMA, the first step is to identify the name of the entity from the disclosure text on the broker's Swiss homepage. For example, here's the key disclosure text from Swissquote's website.

Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association."

Next, look up the firm on the list of supervised institutions listed on FINMA's website to validate the firm's current regulatory status. Here is the official FINMA page for Swissquote Bank Ltd.

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Steven Hatzakis

About the author: Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for ForexBrokers.com. 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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IG - 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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