Spread Co vs XM Broker Comparison

Spread Co vs. XM Broker Comparison
Spread Co versus XM Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
£250Web Trader & Apps1500+FCA
$/£5MT4, MT51000+ASIC, CySEC, IFSC

Spread Co and XM Comparison

XM offers variable spread trading, including an account with low spreads and a commission charge. Spread Co offers both CFD trading and spread betting. For both accounts it provides fixed spreads, with low fixed spreads for spread betting. Spread Co has a web trader and apps, XM offers MT4 and MT5.

Spread Co and XM are regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom. XM is also regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus and the ASIC in Australia.

Quick comparison

Both brokers offer CFD trading. Spread Co also provides spread betting in the UK. Spread Co has somewhat more markets, but XM has a sizeable number for an MT5 broker.

Account types and minimum deposit

The minimum deposit for XM is $/£5. The minimum recommended amount to be deposited with Spread Co is £200 for spread betting and £250 for CFD trading.

  • Spread Co provides a CFD and a Spread Betting account and offers news and analysis on its website and a relationship manager for all account holders.
  • XM CySEC regulated offers three account types, the Micro, Standard and XM Zero accounts, all with minimum deposits of $5. An Islamic account is available for each account type. The Micro and Standard accounts do not charge commissions, the XM Zero account does charge commissions. The Micro and Standard accounts differ in terms of order sizes available. The minimum trade size is 0.0001 lots.
  • XM ASIC regulated offers the XM Ultra Low account instead of the XM Zero account. XM IFSC regulated offers the Micro, Standard and Ultra Low accounts and a Shares account (with real Shares to own). The minimum deposit for the Ultra Low account is $50. The minimum deposit for the Shares account is $10,000.
  • XM offers an economic calendar, a personal account manager, video tutorials, daily technical analysis, Forex market research and daily Forex signals, trading tools, market outlook and webinars. XM allows EAs, hedging and scalping.


  • Spread Co offers Currency Pairs, Indices, Commodities, Stocks, ETFs and ADRs.
  • XM offers Currency Pairs, Indices, Commodities, Stocks and Cryptocurrencies.

Spread Co offers more markets, with over 1500, versus over 1000 offered by XM.


  • XM offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Aave, Cardano, Algorand, Avalanche, Axie Infinity, Basic Attention Token, Compound, Enjin, Fetch.ai, The Graph, Chainlink, OmiseGO, SKALE, Solana, Storj, Sushi, Stellar and Ox.

Spreads and leverage

  • Spread Co has offer fixed spreads from 0.8 without a commission charge, while XM provides spreads from 0, plus commission and from 0.6, without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for Spread Co is . Maximum leverage for XM (CySEC regulated) is .


Spread Co does not charge Forex commissions. XM charges a commission of $3.5 per lot per side on its XM Zero account.

Online trading platforms

Spread Co provides its platform on desktop, tablet and mobile. XM provides MT4 and MT5, available on desktop, tablet and mobile.

Comparison summary

  • Spread Co offers CFD trading and spread betting with fixed spreads
  • XM offers CFD trading with variable spreads
  • Spread Co provides low fixed spread betting spreads
  • XM provides very low spreads on its XM Zero account, with a commission charge
  • Spread Co has the Saturn web trader and apps
  • XM offers MT4 and MT5