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Forex Brokers in Germany


Forex brokers in Germany are regulated by BaFin, a national financial regulator which is known as Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. BaFin a highly respected and experienced regulator in Europe, which also oversees the broader financial industry, including insurance companies, banks, and other financial service providers.

Forex brokers in Germany mainly serve local German forex traders only. However, a forex broker is not required to be regulated by BaFin to offer its services in Germany. As an EU country, Germany also recognizes forex broker licenses from any other EU member state. Therefore, some forex brokers with no BaFin regulation are still able to serve the German traders.

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If you are interested to open an account in one of the brokers in the list above, make sure to try the forex demo account before proceeding to register in the live account.


Finding the best forex broker in Germany is not much different from choosing the right broker in general. Aside from making sure that the forex broker is available for client registration from Germany, you need to check its regulation, minimum deposit, spread, leverage, payment methods, and other trading-related aspects that may affect your strategy. Furthermore, make sure that the broker has a good credibility and reliable customer support.

The list in this page can be a good reference if you look to trade with in Germany. We have sorted specific forex brokers that accept clients from Germany, so you can choose one of the brokers by comparing their minimum deposit, regulation, leverage, and rating. If you are interested to learn further about a certain broker, feel free to click the review button.

If you are a beginner and looking for the right broker to trade forex in Germany, some aspects that you need to pay attention to are the low minimum deposit, demo account, and educational features. Apart from that, it's also better to make sure that the broker has good customer service because as a beginner, you may need to consult about broker services that still seem incomprehensible to you.

Additional FAQ

If a broker's "authorized", that means it has the authorization to operate at a certain capacity in a country, but not necessarily as a forex broker. The actual license may not be for a brokerage business, but it could eligible only for educational institutions, analysts, fund management, or others.

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In general, compared to scam brokers, honest brokers are more clear and straightforward in most aspects of their facilities. Other than that, some of the more specific characteristics in an honest broker are:

  • Clear regulations and office addresses.
  • Responsive customer support, at least in the working days.
  • The trading facilities provided are transparent and synchronous.
  • The website is well-maintained, updated, and equipped with a disclaimer that the profit in forex trading is proportional to the risk.
  • The broker is recommended by other traders or trusted sources. For example, the regulation can be cross-checked, the name often quoted by famous news agencies or positive reviews from clients.
  • Withdrawals are processed with minimum or no difficulties.

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 In 2016, ESMA (The European Securities Markets Authority) announced the termination of all bonus practices in its brokers, referring to the psychological impact that a bonus may have on a client's trading behavior. Therefore, you may not find promotional events like welcome bonuses, no-deposit bonuses, and other types of trading bonuses offered by any EU-licensed brokers.

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The cost of an EU license is quite high as it has a high initial investment and requires yearly upkeep. This usually results in brokers' decision to raise their minimum deposit requirements and even trading commissions.

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