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Trading Conditions 8
Registration process 6
Usability 8
Deposits and Withdrawals 3
Customer Care 8

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ActivTrades is a British CFD and forex broker that has been in business since 2001. Its peculiarity is the presence of a number of brokerage licenses in different countries: Great Britain, Luxembourg, Portugal, etc. The presence of a multi-license and the long history of ActivTrades indicates the experience and reputation of this broker.

ActivTrades offers several types of accounts, including individual and professional accounts, which allow you to increase your leverage. They also provide demo accounts for beginners so they can practice trading strategies without risking real money. The broker is known for having an easy account opening process and offering free deposits and withdrawals. In addition, ActivTrades offers educational resources to help traders improve their skills and knowledge.

ActivTrades is not an ECN broker, but acts as a market maker, which means they take the opposite side of trades and provide two-way quotes, acting as a liquidity provider.


ActivTrades regulated:

  • in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • in Luxembourg by The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier
  • in Portugal by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission
  • by The Securities Commission of the Bahamas
  • by the Brazilian Central Bank and supervised by the Brazilian Securities Commission

Countries of presence

ActivTrades serves traders in 170+ countries. The broker accepts clients from the majority of countries globally, with a few exceptions. 


Winner of 45+ Global Awards:

Best Forex Broker Europe 2022

Most Transparent Broker 2022

Best Customer Service 2022

Most Trusted Global FX Broker 2022

Best Forex Broker in UK 2022

Best Forex Customer Service 2022

Best CFD Broker 2021

Safest Global Broker 2021

Trading platforms


Metatrader 4

Metatrader 5


Platforms available: Web, Mobile (iOS, Android), Download

There are a range of add-ons to ActivTrades platforms, including: SmartOrder 2, SmartLines, SmartCalculator, SmartTemplate, SmartPlatform, SmartForecast, and the Pivot Points Indicator.

Trading accounts

Professional Account

Individual Account

Demo Account

Islamic Account

Trading instruments








Registration process

Registration on ActivTrades is a multi-stage process that requires the provision of information about yourself and a number of supporting documents.

For real trading, verification is required. If this is not done, the account will remain open until verification is completed. Users with an unverified account can use various trading platforms to trade in the demo version.


As part of the regulatory requirements, ActivTrades is required to conduct KYC/AML checks for all clients.

This includes identity and location verification. You must provide a copy of a valid ID and a recent utility bill. Documents requested may vary depending on your country of residence and we may require more than one proof of address and proof of identity from ActivTrades.

Deposits and withdrawals

ActivTrades accepts various payment options to fund accounts, including bank transfer, credit/debit card, Neteller, Skrill, and Sofort.


The ActivTrades web site is available in 13 languages. User support is provided 24 hours per day, 5 days a week via phone, Live Chat, messages, email. A special section of the Help Center is available to users on the site (only in English).

Bonus program

ActivTrades Cashback Program allows clients to receive a bonus every time they make a trade on the platform.

All ActivTrades clients also earn interest on any balances not being used to secure open positions.

Affiliate program

ActivTrades’ Affiliate program allows users to earn up to $1,350 CPA commissions per qualified client. A qualified client is a trader who makes a first-time deposit of at least $100 and generates $40 in spreads revenues for ActivTrades within 180 days of making the deposit.

The Refer a Friend program allows users to earn up to $5,500 per referred client.


As part of the trader education program, ActivTrades offers its users educational webinars, seminars, market news & analysis and guides on the use of trading tools and platforms.