ATFX Global Markets

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The Ultimate Guide to

Choosing a Broker
For Malta

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 Malta?

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

The following brokers allow malta 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


AvaTrade are an award-winning online trading firm, operating in Malta as well as many other locations around the world. With over 10 years of experience, AvaTrade have grown and attracted a wide customer base of over 200,000 registered users. Their international company, AVA Trade Ltd is regulated in the British Virgin Islands by the BVI Financial Services Commission, and the AVA Trade EU Ltd. subsidiary has its head office in Ireland and is regulated by the CBI (Central Bank of Ireland). They are authorised to passport their services to many EU jurisdictions, including Malta. The company’s website supports in excess of 15 languages, including English which is widely spoken in Malta. Customer helplines are available in the EU region in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and other European countries.

AvaTrade’s platforms include AvaTradeAct, which provides customers with access to more than 200 financial instruments across different markets. Customers can trade bonds, contracts for difference (CFDs), Exchange-Traded funds (ETFs), and much more. For those wanting to trade options in popular Forex pairs or commodities such as gold and silver, the AvaOptions platform may be preferred. Industry standard, MetaTrader 4 is also available. AvaTrade’s platforms can be accessed via web browsers, and can also be downloaded as apps to mobile phones, allowing clients to trade wherever they are. The company’s website is rich in terms of free educational resources for those still learning. These resources include free eBooks, webinars, videos, articles and market analysis.

There are two deposit and withdrawal methods available for Maltese traders, including credit and debit card deposits and wire transfers. For card deposits, the minimum transfer value is €100 and for wire transfers this is €500. AvaTrade also provide a free 21-day demo account, allowing traders to get familiar with the various platforms before trading with real money.


Plus500 operate in Malta under their subsidiary, Plus500CY Ltd. The company are regulated by one of the most highly regarded regulators in Europe, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). The Plus500 Group have a license to provide investment services along with ancillary services for financial instruments such as derivative contracts relating to commodities, interest rates, indices, securities and currencies, amongst others. Plus500 Ltd. are publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange in the AIM section.

Plus500 have a dedicated Maltese language website, which provides an introduction to the company and the services and markets they offer access to.

Customers can set up a live or a demo account through the website, enabling them to have instantaneous access to the trading platform. The Plus500 platform is well regarded for being easy to navigate and intuitive. Customers can find the instrument they wish to trade with ease and either take a buy or a short position. There are also advanced features available, including the ability to set stop loss and take profit levels. Price alerts are also useful for markets that a trader would like to keep track of.

A base currency of Euros can be selected for the traders account, and clients can select Maltese as the primary language for the platform.

Some of the top CFDs for Maltese traders include the EUR/USD currency pair, Apple, Bitcoin and the Germany 30 Index. Deposits can be made by credit/debit card, bank transfer or Paypal/Skrill.


IG Markets Limited are a registered trading services provider, operating under the trading name IG. The Group’s financial conduct is closely monitored by some of the most highly regarded regulators from around the world, including the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). They are licensed to provide their services in Malta under the MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) passport arrangements, which apply to the majority of registered EEA brokers. They offer more than 40 years of experience, and with over 185,000 registered clients as at May 2017, they are amongst the most popular brokerage firms in the world.

A dedicated website is available in the English language for Maltese traders. This allows traders to obtain comprehensive information about their services, financial markets, and trading platforms. The latest news and analysis are also available from the website.

IG offer over 15,000 different markets that can be accessed via spread betting or contracts for difference (CFDs). These include stocks, indices, commodities, bonds, options, and much more.

The IG trading platforms can be sampled by clients using a virtual demo account, funded with 100,000 Euros. This gives clients a feel for the live environment without risking any of their own capital.

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