ATFX Global Markets

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The Ultimate Guide to

Choosing a Broker
For Austria

Not sure which broker is right for you?

Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. In this guide, you’ll learn:


Part 1

What is the Best Trading Platform
for Austria?

ATFX Global Markets scored best in our review of the top brokers for austria, which takes into account 120+ factors across eight categories. Here's the full list of all the brokers we considered.

The following brokers allow austria on their platform:

  1. ATFX Global Markets

Here are some areas where ATFX Global Markets scored highly in:

  • 4+ years in business
  • Offers 57+ instruments
  • A range of platform inc. MT4, Mac, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Tight spreads from 0.5 pips
  • Used by + traders
  • Allows hedging
  • 2 languages
  • Leverage up to

ATFX Global Markets offers two ways to trade: Forex, CFDs. If you wanted to trade EURUSD through copy trading or other means, skip to part two.

The two most important categories in our rating system are the cost of trading and the broker’s trust score. To calculate a broker’s trust score, we take into account a range of factors, including their regulation history, years in business, liquidity provider etc.

ATFX Global Markets have a B trust score, which is low. This is largely down to them being regulated by CySEC, segregating client funds, being established for over 4 years, and much more. For comparison:

Trust Score comparsion

ATFX Global Markets
Trust Score B
Year Established 2014
Regulated by CySEC
Uses tier 1 banks
Company Type Private Private Private
Segregates client funds

The second thing we look for is the competitiveness of the spreads, and what fees they charge. We've compared these in detail in part three of this guide.

Part 2

Who ATFX Global Markets is (& Isn’t)
Suitable For

As mentioned, ATFX Global Markets allows you to trade in two ways: Forex, CFDs.

Suitable for:

  • CFD Trading
  • Forex Trading

Not Suitable for:

To trade with ATFX Global Markets, you'll need a minimum deposit of $100. ATFX Global Markets offers a range of different account types for different traders including a micro account, mini account, and vip account.

ATFX Global Markets offer over 57 instruments to trade including forex pairs, indices, and many other asset classes. In the following section we’ve listed ATFX Global Markets’s spreads for a range of popular instruments. You can also see a more detailed breakdown of how ATFX Global Markets’s spreads compare in this ATFX Global Markets review

Finally, ATFX Global Markets isn't available in the following countries: DPRK, Canada, Iran, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Cuba, Sudan, Syria, USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu, Yemen.. They do not offer islamic accounts either.

Part 3

A Comparison of ATFX Global Markets vs. vs.

Want to see how ATFX Global Markets stacks up against and ? We've compared their spreads, features, and key information below.

Spread & fee comparsion

The spreads below are illustrative. For more accurate pricing information, click on the names of the brokers at the top of the table to open their websites in a new tab.

Comparison of account & trading features

ATFX Global Markets
Accounts offered Micro account, mini account, standard account, VIP account
Platforms MT4, Mac, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps
Risk management features Limit order, take profit, entry order, one click trading, trailing stops, price alerts, limited risk account and negative balance protection
Funding methods Credit cards, Bank transfer, American Express, MasterCard,

Part 4


The Plus500 subsidiary operating in Austria is authorised within the EEA by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). Its parent company, Plus500 UK Ltd, is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to offer regulated products and services. This ensures significant levels of protection to clients based in Europe.

Founded in 2008, the company now boasts of more than 150,000 active customers. There are several factors that contribute to Plus500 being one of the top brokers for traders in Austria: their trading platform and website are available in 32 different languages, including German; they offer a free demo account to Austrian traders; and they offer their users a high level of support.

Furthermore, Plus500 provides access to an array of different markets including cryptocurrencies, stocks, shares, commodities, forex. Predominantly through contracts for difference (CFDs), clients can trade on indices, markets and shares for some of the largest companies in Austria and across Europe, such as the Austria 20, OMV, and the Germany 30. A variety of payment options are also accepted by the company including Visa/Mastercard, PayPal/Skrill, and direct bank deposits.


IG Markets Ltd. offers its products and services in Austria under the authorisation and regulation of the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). With over 40 years of experience in providing financial instruments, IG is one of the most well-reputed trading companies in Austria, as well as globally. Headquartered in London, it has offices in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and 12 other countries across 5 continents.

IG’s vast trading platform allows CFD trading on many financial markets including commodities, Digital 100, indices, and shares; they are also a leading provider of forex and offer physical equities trading. Before starting to trade, clients can try out a free demo account with €10,000 of virtual currency.

IG has confirmed over 5 million orders per month on average and has an active customer base of over 150,000. IG accepts payments through Visa/Mastercard and direct bank deposits.

Clients in Austria also have access to an execution-only stockbroking service.


With more than 10 years in the industry, AvaTrade offer services for financial traders in over 150 countries, including Austria. The company’s European headquarters are located in Ireland and they are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for the provision of regulated products and services.

The AvaTrade platform offers traders access to more than 250 instruments including commodities, indices, forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs for stocks. The company have more than 200,000 registered customers conducting over 2 million trades a month.

AvaTrade have 11 offices worldwide, with the closest office to Austria located in Milan, Italy. A German language website and trading platforms are available for Austrian clients, and Euros can be selected as the primary currency for accounts. AvaTrade accepts payments through debit/credit card and wire transfer. Online wallets such as PayPal and Skrill payments are not available to EU and Australian customers.

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