Spread Co vs Z.com Trade

Spread Co vs. Z.com Trade Broker Comparison

Spread Co versus Z.com Trade
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
£250Saturn Web Trader & Apps1500+FCA
$50MT475+FCA

Spread Co and Z.com Trade Comparison

Spread Co can offer low fixed spreads for spread betting. Z.com Trade can offer no dealing conditions and ECN accounts which have very low variable spreads with a commission charge. On its Classic account, Z.com Trade has spreads without a commission charge. Spread Co provides its own platform, while Z.com Trade offers MT4. Both brokers are regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

Both offer CFD trading, Spread Co also provides spread betting in the UK. Spread Co can offer more markets to trade on its web trader and apps. Z.com Trade is an ECN MT4 broker.

Minimum deposit

The minimum recommended amount to be deposited with Spread Co is £200 for spread betting and £250 for CFD trading. The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $50.

  • Spread Co has three spread betting account types: Spread Free, Spread Free Bronze and Standard. It also has a CFD trading account. Spread Free and Spread Free Bronze offers zero spreads on some markets, T&Cs apply. Spread Free Bronze charges a fee and has less restrictions. Spread Co provides news and analysis on its website and a relationship manager for all account holders.
  • Z.com Trade offers three account types for retail traders, Classic, ECN and ECN Plus. The minimum deposit for the Classic and ECN accounts is $/€/£50. The minimum deposit for the ECN Plus account is $/€/£10,000. The ECN Plus account has lower commission charges. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots (micro lots).
  • Z.com Trade offers an 'Educational and Analytical Portal' which provides trading strategies and signals, educational courses, the capacity to chat with an analyst, a technical and fundamental analysis feed, market analysis and news updates.

Markets

  • Spread Co offers Currency Pairs, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Commodities, Equities, ETFs and ADRs, with 1500+ available.
  • Z.com Trade offers Currency Pairs, Indices, Cryptocurrencies and Commodities, with 75+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • Spread Co offers Bitcoin Futures.
  • Z.com Trade offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • Spread Co provides fixed spreads on its spread betting and CFD platforms. For spread betting, Spread Co offer fixed spreads of 0.8 for EUR/USD and UK100, 0.4 for Gold and 0.05 for US Crude Oil. Spread Co's spreads can change with higher order sizes and outside of market hours.
  • For CFDs, Spread Co offers fixed spreads of 1.5 for EUR/USD, 1 for UK100, 0.4 for Gold and 0.04 for US Crude Oil.
  • On Z.com Trade's Classic account, spreads are variable from 1.0 for EUR/USD. On Z.com Trade's ECN accounts, spreads are variable, with a typical spread of 0.1 for EUR/USD, 1.5 for UK100, 0.09 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.

The maximum leverage for Spread Co is . The maximum leverage for Z.com Trade is .

Commissions

  • Spread Co does not charge ECN commissions, as it does not have this account type.
  • Z.com Trade does not charge commissions on its Classic account for Forex, or for Indices or Commodities. For Forex on its ECN account it charges commission of $4 per lot per side, and $2.5 per lot per side on its ECN Plus account.

Platform

Spread Co provides its own platform while Z.com Trade provides MT4, both available for desktop, tablet and mobile.

Comparison summary

  • Spread Co offers fixed spread betting and CFD trading
  • Spread Co can provide low fixed spread betting spreads
  • Z.com Trade has variable spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account
  • On its ECN accounts Spread Co provides low Forex spreads with a commission charge
  • Z.com Trade has no restrictions on trading styles and is an STP broker
  • Spread Co offers more products, but both brokers have a range of markets
  • Both brokers are regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom

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