versus Plus500 - Compare two Brokers versus Plus500 - Compare two Brokers versus Plus500 Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100Web Trader & Apps, MT4, MT52000+CySEC, FSCA, ASIC
$100Web Trader & Apps2000+CySEC, FSCA, ASIC, FCA, FMA, MAS & IE and Plus500 Comparison

Plus500 and are regulated CFD brokers offering an extensive range of markets to trade. These brokers have a similar number of CFDs to trade and the same minimum deposit, but differences include platform features and platform and markets availability.

Both brokers offer a web trader and apps, however also has MT4 and MT5, thus providing support for automated trading with EAs. Both have a range of Cryptocurrency CFDs available. has more platform features on its web trader. Both have a relatively large number of technical indicators. Plus500 arguably has a particularly intuitive platform for discretionary trading.

Plus500UK Ltd is authorized and regulated by the FCA (#509909). Plus500CY Ltd is authorized and regulated by CySEC (#250/14). Plus500SG Pte Ltd is licensed by the MAS (#CMS100648-1) and IE Singapore (#PLUS/CBL/2018). Plus500AU Pty Ltd (ACN 153301681) is licensed by: ASIC in Australia, AFSL #417727 and FMA in New Zealand, FSP #486026 and is an authorised Financial Services Provider in South Africa, FSP #47546. is operated by Safecap Investments Limited which is regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus and the FSCA in South Africa. Australia is operated by Tradetech Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd which is regulated by the ASIC in Australia. Africa is operated by TradeTech Markets (South Africa) which is regulated by the FSCA in South Africa.

Quick comparison

Both are CFD brokers and a similar number of markets, though with some difference in the range available and each provides a different web trader and apps, however also offers MT4 and MT5.

Account types and minimum deposit offers three account types, Classic, Standard and Premium, depending on the deposit, and an Islamic account. The minimum initial deposit is $100 for the Classic and Islamic accounts, $2,500 for the Standard account and $20,000 for the Premium account. Plus500 offers one account type for which the minimum deposit is $/€/£100 or AU$200.

Account features

  • provides Events & Trade on its web trading platform, which shows details about news events and trading opportunities. It also has Daily Analyst Recommendation, Insider's Stuff (which has details about trending stocks) and Trading Central.
  • Plus500 has an Economic Calendar on its website which shows news events and market effects.


  • Both and Plus500 offer CFD trading in Currency Pairs, Commodities, Indices, Stocks, ETFs and Cryptocurrencies.
  • Plus500 also offers CFD trading in Options, also provides CFD trading in Bonds.
  • Plus500 and both offer over 2000 CFDs to trade.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • provides Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Dash.
  • Plus500 provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, IOTA, NEO, Monero, EOS, Stellar, Cardano and TRON.

Spreads and leverage

  • Plus500 offers fixed and variable spreads depending on the instrument.
  •'s spreads are fixed under normal market conditions from 2 pips for EUR/USD, 1.2 for the UK100, 0.7 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.

Plus500's maximum leverage is . Maximum leverage for operated by Safecap Investments Limited (CySEC regulated) is .


  • Plus500 has over 95 technical indicators, has 90
  • offers time frames from 1 minute to 1 week, Plus500 from tick to 1 week
  • Plus500 provides bar, candlestick, line, hollow candle, colored bar, baseline and mountain charts, offers bar, candlestick, line and Heikin-Ashi charts
  • Both platforms provide micro lot trading for Forex
  • Plus500 does not offer the MT4 trading platform in addition to the web based platform, but does
  • Both brokers offer their respective platforms (and MT4 in the case of on desktop, tablet and mobile (i.e. there are apps available). Plus500 is also available as a watch app.
  • Plus500 and say that account balances cannot go negative

Why or Plus500 ? offers a range of platforms, offering a web trader, MT4 and MT5, while Plus500 focuses on offering a web trader and apps, for discretionary trading, with a clear simplified layout and charting tools. Thus the difference between them is perhaps apparent in terms of the style of trading used by the trader. Do they wish to use platforms other than or in addition to a web trader, or simply focus on trading on the web trader provided.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers have similar but not identical offerings of markets to trade
  • Both brokers offer platforms which have some similarities in layout, but has more platform tools
  • Plus500 though it has expanded its range of charting tools, still has a simplified intuitive feel to its platform
  • Both provide support for trading on news events, on platform, Plus500 on the website
  • Each provide Cryptocurrency CFDs, with differences in availability
  • offers fixed spreads under normal market conditions
  • Plus500 can provide relatively tight variable Forex spreads
  • offers MT4 and MT5
  • Plus500 is available as a watch app

Thus for traders who want a range of trading tools in addition to charting tools on the platform (plus MT4 and MT5) may have an edge, but for traders who want charting tools and an intuitive simplified interface, Plus500 may have an edge.

This said's new platform has an intuitive feel to it as well. But the updated combination of a relatively extensive range of charting tools (technical indicators and chart price types) allied with the same platform layout may make Plus500 worthy of a particular mention in terms of an accessible platform, which does not hold back on core trading tools.

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