Darwinex Review

4.191 • 44 REVIEWS
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Updated: Jun 6, 2023

Darwinex is both a broker and an investment manager. Darwinex offers the MetaTrader 5 and MetaTrader 4 forex trading top platforms. Darwinex offers over 40 forex currency pairs, cfds, commodities, stocks, indices, gold, silver, oil, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for your personal investment and trading options.

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Broker Details

Minimum Trade Size: 0.01
Maximum Leverage: 30:1
Minimum to Open Live: $500
Established: 2012
Address: Level 39, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London , E14 5AB, United Kingdom
Contact: info@darwinex.com, +44 20 3769 1554
Regional offices:
Regulators: CNMV #311, FCA #FRN 586466
Prohibited countries: Show all >>
Trading platforms: MT4, MT5, WebTrader, NinjaTrader, IB Gateway, MultiCharts, Trader Workstation (TWS), Zorro IB bridge
Web Trading: βœ… Yes
Mobile Trading: βœ… Yes

Trading Instruments

Currencies: (40+)
Cryptocurrencies: (5+)
CFD: (260+) Gold, Silver, Stocks, Stock Indexes, Oil, Other Commodities, Futures, ETF

Trading Conditions

EAs/Robots: βœ… Yes
News Trading: βœ… Yes
Scalping: βœ… Yes

Managed Accounts & Social Trading

Deposit Methods: Bank Wire (BankTransfer/SWIFT), VISA, MasterCard, Skrill, UnionPay
Withdrawal Methods: Bank Wire (BankTransfer/SWIFT), VISA, MasterCard, Skrill, UnionPay
4.191 • 44 REVIEWS

Traders Reviews

Quebec, Canada,
Aug 30, 2016,

I live in Montreal. As a Canadian, I couldn't get more leverage than what the IIROC set which was around 1:30 or something like that. So I looked at brokers from other countries and the only 2 legit ones (IMO) were Global Prime and Darwinex. They are very very very similar in many regards! I chose Darwinex because 1. they use LMAX Exchange which is an FCA regulated exchange that provides fair market conditions for all regardless of position size and account balance. 2) After building a reputation I can get invested and make money from investors not just my own account! And in the future I might invest in other traders. Also I forgot to mention that depositing at Global Prime cause me severe rectal pain. They refused my Visa Debit because my name wasn't on it... TD Canada Trust doesn't print names on their visa cards so WTF... And I read the T&C and the PDS for ALL Australian brokers and I was like sex no sex that. No Aussie brokers for me. Anyway,if these things are important for you Darwinex would be a better choice IMHO. And if you're worried about commissions or spreads or slippage. Spreads roam around 1-3 pips so not bad at all. And slippage I have yet to experience that quite honestly (granted I don't trade around news, I use TA). Liquidity is rock solid. Just sign up and deposit you will NOT regret it these guys take care of you every step of the way! They deserve more attention!
Frankfurt, Germany,
Oct 3, 2017,

Great investment platform / broker

Iβ€˜m an investor in Darwinex since April 2017 and can wholeheartedly recommend the platform. The team and community is very helpful and polite. Also the platform is constantly evolving and user feedback is taken into account in this process
Singapore, Singapore,
Jan 11, 2015,

Just a note out to let everyone know they are good serious broker. After I got scammed by etoro and ic markets (who is also etoro in disguise, surprise!), I lost faith in this industry and was sceptical/paranoid. Tried a few brokers, darwinex being one of them since it was recommended by a banker friend. He says many bankers are using this (which I didnt believe really).

So anyway tried their demo, and seemed ok although DEMO server down few times during my 1 month though they assured me it wont happen to LIVE server, or I guess they will look into compensating if LIVE accounts affected. Fine, so went LIVE these are my findings:

1. Good support. Vladimira and Ignacio (who I usually liaise with) very helpful. If u have a bug or problem, tell them. They will investigate it asap and come up with a solution. I did spot what seemed like an error in the T&C and reported to them, and they took note of it and actioned.

2. Tight spreads, so I believe true ecn broker. Unlike ICM where u get 20 pips spread for no reason (no news or anything), the spreads here constant during non volatile times. I also did NOT have the constant lag/freeze and requote always experienced on ICM when profitable... convinced they actually PASS my orders to real liquidity providers (like Global Prime and HotForex does too imo).

3. Commission is low @ $6 RTL without rebates. Most other ECN will always charge u minimum $7.

4. Competitive quotes being ecn broker. Never experienced slippage and requotes and this is my month 2 (coming to 3) of live trading.

5. FCA UK regulated, so yea they are under the UK insurance scheme. Checked registry and yes its true

6. Monthly leaderboard contest with prize money no strings attached! incentive to rise in ranking.

Now onto the cons:

1. you may not withdraw any $$$ unless u have 0 open trades in that account. take NOTE of this before calling them scam, it is in the T&C.

2. they open later than other brokers usually 15 minutes later approx on Sunday but this could be a good thing for example last week, eurusd opened 150 pip gap @ 1.1850 everywhere else with 95++ pips spread or so I heard (complaints from other friends/traders in forums) but since darwinex is always late, they opened @ 1.1908 or somewhere there I think with the normal 0.2 - 1 pip spread. So those guys who had accounts elsewhere with buy SL below 1.2 got stopped bad, those with sell stops below @ 1.1875 and 100 pips SL also got stopped bad due to the spread when it bounced a bit. But here, u wont experience this so as u can see, opening late can be a blessing indeed for the small retail trader... lol.


Bottom line, I can see they are serious to stay in the business here long term unlike those scammy MM brokers, and if u are good and rank high in leaderboard people will even invest money in you. nice way to earn additional income for the pro trader. But remember the leaderboard here is NOT easy to climb (unlike etoro, where deposits count as ROI, here it wont). here they will consider max DD, R:R, ratios, consistency, leverage, and so on for your score.

Take note, and see you all in leaderboard rankings ;)

ps: still testing more brokers, will update further on them once I go LIVE for at least 2 months there.
Dec 5, 2017,
Registered user

Amazing execution, spread, available trading pairs.. you name it!

Gives amazing product for investing, trading and becomming a successful fund manager! all without a license!

They also allocate 4mil euros every month to the best 40 traders..

Just the best broker there is, full of innovovation.

No other broker can even reach knee hight of Darwinex.
Alfredo Carreras
La Plata, Argentina,
May 19, 2016,

It is a pleasure to operate with a brocker which is more than that, because you have developed a business model, making us all participants, traders, investors and brocker, partners where we all win, and besides operating with our strategy allows us to share the strategies from other successful traders. And all this framed in a field of seriousness, trust, honesty and frienship. Super recommended.
Romeo Mwafulirwa
Slough, United Kingdom,
Jan 3, 2016,

I've found this broker to be genuine and very professional. I count it a blessing to trade on their platform. I recommend!
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
Aug 5, 2017,
Registered user

Very recommend

Simply most honor and support broker ever used,Being client with them more than a year . Very happy ans satisfy with them
GS, France,
May 17, 2018,

Great trading brokerage with FCA regulation + personal serviecs

Very nice broker for people looking for FCA regulated self directed trading.
They have a team that knows you by first name and is very quickly expanding.
They are not like IG/Plus 500 that treat you like a number.
They treat you as a trader and their weekly Friday newsletter is informative etc.
I'm a happy "DARWIN" as they call it in their newsletter.
1 trader has found this review helpful
KL, Malaysia,
Mar 24, 2017,

I joined darwinex at Jan 2017, without any doubt, their service is excellent, website is user friendly nor the support is very helpful.
I make withdrawal last week , although the bank charges is a little bit high(as I use interbank Transfer) but every thing go very well, I received my payment in two days without any delay, Great work darwinex
Maia, Portugal,
Aug 7, 2017,

Update to my review on May 1, 2015

Two years after my first review, I would like to add that my assessment remains positive. Since then, some adjustments to the process have been made, risk control has been improved, VaR is now more suitable for serious investments. After all, no complaints.

May 1, 2015 - 5 Stars I would like to share with you my good opinion of the Darwinex. Is an agency model broker (not market maker) devoted exclusively to forex, they offer good trading conditions, competitive spreads and commissions are moderate. An attractive aspect is the fact that they have an asset manager license and offer the opportunity for the best traders can earn a percentage of the profits of investors who invest in their strategies. Of course for this purpose, traders must first go through a rigorous trial period. It is something different from the traditional copy-trade.
Logan Armstrong
Ontario, Canada,
Mar 13, 2017,

Great service.

Excellent broker. Really nice for someone who is looking for a simplified approach. They don't have 1000 different account types which makes it very easy for a newer trader to get going, etc. Very happy. Fast withdrawals, good support, all good.
Martyn Tinsley
Halifax, United Kingdom,
Aug 12, 2015,

I have been with Darwinex for about a year. Without doubt I can say they are the best broker I have ever used. I believe I have put together the most comprehensive review of Darwinex available currently.
Lausanne, Switzerland,
Jan 20, 2018,
Registered user

#1 broker #1 investing platform

The pure agency model certified by the FCA license is a legal guarantee that Darwinex is never the counterpart of our trades.

The completely trader-oriented philosophy, that we are not a Darwinex customer, we are a member of the trader community.

I have been at Darwinex since the end of 2015, and the the already excellent trading conditions, especially the spreads and execution quality, are still improving. And remember, orders are executed in the real market, not placed in the b-book like the vast majority of other brokers.

Of course, the brokerage is only one aspect of Darwinex. The most important is the unique investment platform, which allows traders and investors to meet in a regulated environment and with technology without competition in the market.

Jan 1, 2017 - 5 Stars Darwinex is much more than a broker. In addition to being probably the best broker with a 'pure agency' model, it is also a Fintech that probably offers the only truly functional social trading platform, all regulated by the FCA.

I use a pool of a dozen of the best forex brokers available. They are competed with night scalping algorithms. Darwinex are consistently among the best.

Darwinex is distinguished by an irreproachable ethic and a friendly and efficient support. Finally a trustworthy partner.
South East, Nigeria,
Nov 15, 2019,
Registered user


Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
Darwinex is really good. I have been able to make series of withdrawals- both card and bank wire. The commissions, especially card withdrawals are tied at 1%. Each withdrawals- both card and bank wire reflected in my accounts within 3-4 days.

However, I still want them to improve in their response time, especially , the 'support' team. This technological era does not require up to 6 hrs to respond to a customer's need. This is where they are found wanton at times.

Their spread and commissions are very affordable. Execution is highly okay. I have never experienced any problem. I fully recommend Darwinex to any serious trader out there. It is said that experience calls for tutorial and the taste of the pudding is in the eating- I have experienced, tested, tasted and confirmed . Darwinex is good. Nevertheless, I want them to improve in there feedback.

Mar 12, 2019 - 5 Stars Just confirmed my fund. They now charged the normal 1%.
Will keeping on updating from time to time.

Mar 8, 2019 - 4 Stars They have been good so far.
Just requested for withdrawal today. So when I get it as at when due, I will add the remaining one star.

However, their website said that card withdrawal commission is 1% but I'm seeing 15usd on 1100usd withdrawal request. Will update later.
Vancouver, Canada,
Feb 26, 2018,
Registered user

My top choice!

excellent philosophy, excellent execution excellent support, very trustworthy! This is the first time I dare to commit a large account with a forex broker with peace!

Go for it! See for yourself!
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What is Darwinex?

Darwinex is an online forex broker, founded in 2012 and headquartered in UK.

Darwinex offers the MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 forex trading platforms, NinjaTrader, Trader Workstations etc and web portal for you to connect Darwinex with the markets.

Darwinex offers over 40 forex currency pairs, cfds, commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, gold, silver and oil for your personal investment and trading options.

Is Darwinex legit and regulated?

Darwinex is a trademark owned by Tradeslide Trading Tech Limited.

Tradeslide Trading Tech Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom with FRN 586466.

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What is the minimum deposit for Darwinex?

Darwinex introduces an initial minimum deposit scheme based on the account types.
  • Individual Darwinex account: 500 EUR/USD/GBP
  • Joint Darwinex account: 500 EUR/USD/GBP
  • Corporate Darwinex account: 10,000 EUR/USD/GBP
After the initial deposit, the minimum amount for subsequent deposits is 100 EUR/USD/GBP.

What is the minimum withdrawal for Darwinex?

The minimum amount you can withdraw from your Darwinex account is 10 EUR/USD/GBP.