AuthorBy Jeffrey CammackAuthor InformationUpdated: November 19, 2020

While there is no single Middle Eastern regulatory agency, there are respected organisations in individual countries. The best-known regulator in the Middle East is the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

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The best DFSA regulated Forex brokers 2020

Last updated on 19 Nov 2020
Updated 19 Nov 2020
by Editorial Director Jeffrey Cammackby Jeffrey Cammack
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Pepperstone
Min. Deposit
GBP 200
4.514.51
Min. Spread
0 pips
Fx Pairs
80+
Deposit & Withdrawal Methods
11110.54.51/ 5
AlertAccepts UK Clients. Average spread EUR/USD 0.16 pips with 7 USD commission round turn on the trading account with lowest minimum deposit. Max leverage 30:1. Islamic account available. MT4, MT5 & cTrader platforms supported. Pepperstone is regulated by the FCA, ASIC, and the DFSA. 79.3% of traders lose money with this provider.
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Founded in 2010, Pepperstone is an Australian ECN broker known for tight spreads, ultra-fast trade execution and broad platform support. Pepperstone’s award-winning, 24-hour support provides the foundation for its excellent customer service, where personalised assistance is available via several methods.

As our highest rated pure ECN broker, if you want to pay a small commission for tighter spreads, you won’t find a better broker than Pepperstone.

Pros
  • Well regulated
  • Tight spreads
  • Great platform choice
  • Wide range of assets
Cons
  • High minimum deposit
  • Limited market analysis
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Axitrader
Min. Deposit
GBP 5
4.434.43
Min. Spread
0 pips
Fx Pairs
80+
Deposit & Withdrawal Methods
11110.54.43/ 5
AlertAccepts UK Clients. Average spread EUR/USD 1.20 pips on trading account with lowest minimum deposit. Max leverage 30:1. Islamic account available. MT4 & MT5 platforms supported. Axi Group is regulated by the FCA, ASIC and the DFSA. 67.7% of traders lose money with this provider.
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AxiTrader is an ASIC and FCA regulated ECN broker for serious traders. While the trading platform choice is limited to MT4, Axitrader has received industry recognition for their setup including Best MT4 Broker 2018 (Compare Forex Brokers Australia) and Best MT4 Provider 2018 (UK Forex Awards).

Both accounts at AxiTrader require no minimum deposit, though a minimum of 200 USD is recommended. Spreads are tight, commission on the Pro Account is competitive, and educational and analytical support is good for beginners.

Pros
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Wide range of assets
  • Well regulated
  • Tight spreads
Cons
  • Poor customer service
  • Limited demo account
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FxPro
Min. Deposit
GBP 100
4.214.21
Min. Spread
0.60 pips
Fx Pairs
70+
Deposit & Withdrawal Methods
11110.54.21/ 5
AlertAccepts UK Clients. Average spread EUR/USD 1.50 pips on trading account with lowest minimum deposit. Max leverage 30:1. Islamic account available. MT4, MT5, cTrader and FxPro proprietary trading platform supported. FxPro Group is regulated by FCA, CySEC, FSCA, and the DFSA. 77% of traders lose money with this provider.
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FxPro is one of the most respected Forex brokers in the industry. Regulated by the FCA and CySEC and with over 870,000 client accounts in 173 countries, FxPro is a truly global powerhouse.

FxPro offers a no dealing desk execution model on MT4, MT5, cTrader and a browser-based platform. A reasonable 100 USD opening deposit and outstanding customer service are combined with competitive spreads – often as low as 0.6 pips – to match profitability with security.

Pros
  • Well regulated
  • Great platform choice
  • Tight spreads
Cons
  • Limited education
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HYCM
Min. Deposit
GBP 100
3.893.89
Min. Spread
0.20 pips
Fx Pairs
38
Deposit & Withdrawal Methods
1110.503.89/ 5
AlertAccepts UK Clients. Average spread EUR/USD 1.80 pips on trading account with lowest minimum deposit. Max leverage 30:1. Islamic account available. MT4 platform supported. HYCM is regulated by CySEC, FCA, and the DFSA. 74% of traders lose money with this provider.
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HYCM’s parent company has been involved in asset trading for over 40 years and its various subsidiaries are regulated by the FCA, CySEC and the DFIC. Primarily a market-maker broker, HYCM still offers attractive trading conditions, and has a market-execution account for those who prefer commission over wider spreads.  Support for both MT4 and MT5 is offered alongside a comprehensive market education suite that will be beneficial for all traders.

HYCM offers its clients an opportunity to trade on more than 300 financial instruments including a number of currency pairs, commodities, stocks and cryptocurrencies.

Pros
  • Well regulated
  • Wide range of assets
  • Good range of accounts
  • Fast and free withdrawals
Cons
  • Limited currency pairs
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Amana Capital
Min. Deposit
GBP 200
4.054.05
Min. Spread
0.10 pips
Fx Pairs
54
Deposit & Withdrawal Methods
11110.54.05/ 5
AlertAccepts UK Clients. Average spread EUR/USD 1.40 pips on trading account with lowest minimum deposit. Max leverage 30:1. Islamic account available. MT4 & MT5 platforms supported. Amana Capital Group is regulated by the CySEC, FCA, and the DFSA.
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Amana Capital is a very well-regulated broker with a strong focus on new traders; beginners will find a helpful and well-structured education section and relatively tight spreads on its cheapest account – though trading conditions do improve substantially on the more expensive accounts.

We also like that both MT4 and MT5 are supported and that traders have free access to both AutoChartist and Trade Captain – two excellent third-party analysis applications. 

Pros
  • Well regulated
  • Tight spreads
  • Great customer support
Cons
  • High minimum deposit
  • Limited education
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DFSA Forex Broker Regualtion

The principal goal of the DFSA is only to regulate businesses enough to prevent unnecessary risks. In a letter dated July 24 2017, the CEO of the DFSA, Ian Johnston, issued new rules for OTC Derivate brokers accepting retail clients following an increase in the numbers of the cross-border companies targeting the region.

These new rules mandated margin requirements dependent on the leverage used, outlawed using credit cards for making deposits (debit cards are still allowed), and requiring that all educational and marketing material is clear, fair, and not misleading.

Forex Risk Disclaimer

Trading Forex and CFDs is not suitable for all investors as it carries a high degree of risk to your capital: 75-90% of retail investors lose money trading these products. 

Forex and CFD transactions involve high risk due to the following factors: Over-leveraging, unpredictable market volatility, slippage arising from a lack of liquidity, inadequate trading knowledge or experience, and a lack of regulatory protection for clients.

Traders should not deposit any money that is not disposable. Regardless of how much research you have done, or how confident you are in your trade, there is always a substantial risk of loss. (Learn more from the FCA or from ASIC)

Our Methodology

Our State of the Market Report and Broker Directory are the result of extensive research on over 100 Forex brokers. The explicit goal of these resources is to help traders find the best Forex brokers – and steer them away from the worst ones – with the benefit of accurate and up-to-date information.

With over 150 data points on each broker and over 3000 hours of research and review writing, we believe we have succeeded in our goal. 

In a world where trading conditions and customer support can vary based on where you live, our broker reviews focus on the local trader and give you information about these brokers from your perspective.

All research has been conducted by our in-house team of researchers and writers, gathering information from various company representatives, websites and by sifting through the fine print. Learn more about how we rank brokers

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Trading Forex and CFDs is not suitable for all investors and comes with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75-90% of retail investors lose money trading these products. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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