5 Best FSCA Forex Brokers in South Africa

Overview

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) is the regulatory body in South Africa that oversees a variety of financial activities, including the provision of online trading solutions and services. It is a reputable and strict entity.

Amidst the list of brokers that have applied for regulation through the FSCA, the following five have been granted permission to operate within the country and other African countries that do not have their own regulatory bodies and thus use the FSCA.

ThinkMarkets

Established in 2010, ThinkMarkets is a reputable STP broker that offers trade in a variety of financial instruments to a multitude of traders across the globe.

ThinkMarkets incorporates the best range of online technologies with their suite of advanced trading platforms and tools, offering traders with dynamic, tailormade solutions despite their trading experience, knowledge, or skill.

Pros and Cons

PROS CONS
Well-regulated US clients not accepted
Flexible trading platforms offered Restricted leverage for EU clients
VPS offered Fixed spreads not offered

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IG

IG has been in operation since 1974 and is a multi-regulated, reputable, and popular STP, ECN, and DMA broker that offers traders more than 17,000 tradable financial instruments spread across forex, stocks, and a large variety of CFDs.

Pros and Cons

PROS CONS
Multiple, strict regulation Limited online processors for account funding
Variety of trading platforms offered
Tight spreads, low commissions, fast trade execution

FXTM

Founded in 2011, FXTM is a reputable and well-regulated ECN and STP broker that has offices in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Cyprus, and Mauritius, with respective regulation in each jurisdiction in offering the trade of more than 250 financial instruments ranging from forex, commodities, stocks, to CFDs, metals, shares, and more.

Pros and Cons

PROS CONS
Variety of flexible account types offered US clients are not accepted
Commission-free trading offered Restricted leverage for EU clients
Low minimum deposit requirement of $10 Best trading conditions on Professional Account

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AvaTrade

AvaTrade is a multi-award-winning, well-regulated, and reputable broker, along with being one of the most popular options in the world for trading a large range of financial instruments through powerful, flexible, and intuitive trading platforms.

AvaTrade also offers competitive trading conditions, many social trading opportunities, and dedicated, prompt customer support, amidst numerous other features as part of its comprehensive offering.

Pros and Cons

PROS CONS
Strict regulation through multiple entities US clients are not accepted
Powerful and flexible trading platforms Variable spreads are not offered
Large selection of tradable instruments

Plus500

Plus500 has been in operation since 2008 and is a multi-regulated ECN and STP broker that offers the trade in more than 2,000 financial instruments that are spread across several asset classes. Plus500 caters to all types of traders and offers them tailormade, competitive, comprehensive trading solutions, innovative products, dedicated support, and a secure trading environment.

Pros and Cons

PROS CONS
Strict regulation through multiple entities US clients are not accepted
Large range of financial instruments Fixed spreads are not offered
User-friendly proprietary trading platform Limited education
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