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The best FSCA regulated Forex brokers for 2020

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  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • ETFs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    ASIC ASIC
    FSCA FSCA
    B.V.I FSC B.V.I FSC
    FSA FSA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • POLi
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 400:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.9 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Professional1.3 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    Retail1.3 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • ETFs
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • POLi
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 400:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.9 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 250
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • Sirix
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Neteller
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Fasapay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 200:1
    • Min. Spread : 1.5 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 47
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Bronze1.5 pipsNoneInstantUSD 250 Account Details
    SilverNot Published pipsNoneInstantUSD 1000 Account Details
    GoldNot Published pipsNoneInstantUSD 10000 Account Details
    PremiumNot Published pipsNoneInstantUSD 25000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • Sirix
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Neteller
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Fasapay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 200:1
    • Min. Spread : 1.5 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 47
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Bonds
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/DMA

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    FSCA FSCA
    DFSA DFSA
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • VLOAD
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 51
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Micro1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 5 Account Details
    Auto1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    Zero0.0 pips$3.00MarketUSD 200 Account Details
    HFCopy1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 300 Account Details
    Premium Pro1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 5000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Bonds
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • VLOAD
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 51
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Futures
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker NDD

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    CySEC CySEC
    FSCA FSCA
    DFSA DFSA
    SCB SCB
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    • FxProEdge
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 70+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    FxPro cTrader0.45 pips$4.50MarketUSD 100 Account Details
    FxPro MT41.2 pipsNoneMarketUSD 100 Account Details
    FxPro MT51.52 pipsNoneMarketUSD 100 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Futures
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    • FxProEdge
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 70+
  • Minimum Deposit
    ZAR 1000
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Forex
    • Futures
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 400:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 32
  • Minimum Deposit
    ZAR 2000
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Forex
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Pure STP

    REGULATED BY
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 200:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 32
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    BasicNormal pipsNoneSTPZAR 2000 Account Details
    StandardCompetative pipsNoneSTPZAR 15000 Account Details
    PremierTight pipsNoneSTPUSD 30000 Account Details
    VIPInstitutional pipsNoneSTPZAR 50000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Forex
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 200:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 32
  • Minimum Deposit
    ZAR 2500
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • ETFs
    • Bonds
    • Blends
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    ASIC ASIC
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 300:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.9 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Live0.9 pipsNoneInstantUSD 250 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • ETFs
    • Bonds
    • Blends
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 300:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.9 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 250
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • Interest Rates
    • Digital 100s
    • IPOs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Paypal
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 200:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 93
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Live Account0.6 pipsNoneInstantUSD 250 Account Details
    Spread Betting0.6 pipsNoneInstantUSD 250 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • Interest Rates
    • Digital 100s
    • IPOs
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Paypal
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 200:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.6 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 93
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • Futures
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker/ECN

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    • Fasapay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 85
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Live Fixed Spread2.2 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    Live Floating Spread1.1 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    Live Zero Spread0.0 pips$18InstantUSD 500 Account Details
    STP/ECN No Commission1.7 pipsNoneECN/STPUSD 500 Account Details
    STP/ECN Zero Spread0.0 pips$7.50ECN/STPUSD 500 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • Futures
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    • Fasapay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 85
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 250
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker

    REGULATED BY
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • PayFast
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.7 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 49
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Gold1.3 pipsNoneInstant Not Disclosed Account Details
    Platinum0.7 pipsNoneInstant Not Disclosed Account Details
    Silver2.2 pipsNoneInstant Not Disclosed Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • PayFast
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.7 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 49
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 10
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker/ECN

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    FSCA FSCA
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : Flexible
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 59
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Cent Account1.5 pipsNoneInstantUSD 10 Account Details
    Standard Account1.3 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    ECN Zero Account1.5 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    ECN Account0.1 pips$2.00MarketUSD 500 Account Details
    FXTM Pro Account0.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 25000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : Flexible
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 59

All Forex Brokers in South Africa

Why trade with an FSCA-regulated Forex broker?

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority or FSCA is the local regulator of all non-banking related activities and has oversight over all regulated brokers in South Africa.

Its primary purpose is to guard South African citizens and the local economy against financial crime and misconduct. Since changing its name from the FSB to the FSCA it has updated its strategy guidelines (pdf), which are worth reading before you sign up with an FSCA regulated Forex broker. 

FSCA Regulated Brokers

South Africans can trade with brokers which are not regulated by the FSCA, but these organisations are not governed by South African institutions, and funds are not handled by local banks. If you know the legal company name of your broker, you can check their status with the FCSA.

The FSCA’s Mandate in Forex Trading

The FSCA’s supervises activity in the Forex currency market to protect Forex traders from irregularities and rogue brokers. If you want local protection when trading Forex, you want your broker to be regulated locally.

Once a Forex broker registers a membership application with the FSCA, they are entered into a database where information about their application status, representatives, and approved products are listed.  Anyone can use this database to find more information on the entities listed on this website.

The FSCA issues public warnings about fraudulent brokers in the regularly-updated Media Releases section of their website.  These warnings include guidance on individuals or companies misrepresenting themselves, or organisations falsely representing their services.

This database will also show if an entity has submitted an application to the FSCA, or if it has been stripped of regulation in the past.

Financial regulation is a crucial metric in our review process, as regulation is the primary way we establish the trust of the brokerage. We believe that there is value in being locally regulated as it gives clients more straightforward access to solve any disputes that could arise.

FSCA Regulated Brokers Advantages

Besides the security that regulation gives, there are additional reasons for choosing a locally regulated brokerage.

FSCA regulated brokers have the right to open a local company with a physical office in South Africa. This local office enables them to create a relationship with local banks that can offer segregated client bank accounts, which are governed by South African laws.  Many brokers offer in-person meetings with clients at their physical offices.

Local bank accounts also mean that bank transfers between South African clients and brokers are faster and cheaper. This also means that if your broker does go bankrupt, you will be able to walk into any branch of your broker’s local bank and remove all your funds from your segregated account. Gaining access to your funds will not be so easy in the event of a foreign broker’s bankruptcy. 

FSCA Strategy 2018-2022

Central to the mission of the FSCA are four core statements, which together, form the reason why local residents could choose to trade with a regulated Forex broker.

The organisation improves the efficiency and integrity of the South African financial markets. By monitoring the whole financial market and not just any particular entity, it ensures the safety of the entire market, and in doing so, can protect all market participants including retail Forex traders.

In addition, they assure that regulated brokers treat all clients fairly. A client of a regulated brokerage who feels they have been cheated has a legally defined process to resolve their issue.  All regulated brokers must have this process available to potential clients.

FSCA-regulated brokers must present written material in a way that does not confuse or mislead the reader. They are required to provide financial education and promote the financial literacy of potential clients. As financial products can be complicated, it is the obligation of all regulated members to explain all products and their associated risks.

Finally, they assist in maintaining financial stability in South Africa by supervising the registered entities.

A client trading with a regulated broker should expect to be treated fairly, expect to be educated on financial products whenever needed, and rest assured that the government is monitoring their activities to ensure they are safe and secure.

History

Previously known as the Financial Services Board (FSB), the FSCA opened in 1991 following the recommendations of Van der Horst led committee. The committee had recommended the creation of an independent body to oversee or supervise and regulate the non-banking financial services sector in South Africa.

After the Van der Horst committee, various acts have increased and expanded the mandate of the Financial Services Board. In 2001, the Financial Intelligence Centre Act and the subsequent amendments that followed later increased the FSB mandate to include issues of combating money laundering.

Later in 2004, the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services, also known as FAIS, expanded the role of FSB to include, among other things, the conduct of market in the banking sector.

Being an independent body, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority creates regulations in the interest of the public; to caution them publicly against any illegal scheme and in line with its mission of providing and maintaining a sound and conducive environment for investment.

Internationally, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority is a recognised member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and is active in all activities of Africa’s regulatory bodies, and takes a leading role in regulation in the SADC block.

As of April 1st, 2018, the FSB changed their name to the FSCA or the Financial Sector Conduct Authority which is responsible for market conduct regulation and supervision, including financial service providers – like Forex brokers, investment funds, and investment managers.

The FSCA Structure

A board oversees the Financial Sector Conduct Authority which executes its mandate through divisions. The FSCA has the sole mandate to select its own Commissioner, making the organisation less of a target of the financial politics and pressures. Apart from overseeing the day-to-day running of the institution, the Commissioner acts as the Registrar of the Non-banking Financial Institutions in South Africa.

FSCA South Africa Structure

The authority of the Commission is distributed to Deputy Commissioners appointed by the Minister of Finance, and are supported by the Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel, Media Liaison Officer.

Key Financial Sector Conduct Authority Responsibilities

As part of its mission of ensuring that the investment environment in South Africa is sound and conducive, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority has built a strong reputation for its regulatory framework in the following sectors:

  • Capital Markets
  • Insurers
  • Financial Services Providers
  • Collective Financial Schemes
  • Nominee Companies
  • Friendly Societies
  • Retirement Funds

The FSCA ensures the cooperation of regulated entities and has the power to impose compensation orders, unlimited penalties and cost orders for those who do not comply.  These orders are adhered to as though they are a judgment from South Africa’s Supreme Court, and are a matter of public record.

A customer complaints service is effective in fielding complaints, plus a separate self-policing appeals board which any aggrieved entity can approach should they feel like they might have been aggrieved by either the regulator or any of its executive officers.

Summary

The FSCA is credited for bringing stability and transparency to South Africa’s investment industries.  Forex traders who want to have protection can find brokers that are locally-regulated, and who comply with South African law.  In some cases, South African clients can keep their funds locally, further increasing trust with the brokerages.

 

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