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ActivTrades are forex brokers. Activ Trades offers the MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, and the ActivTrader proprietary web and mobile top forex platforms. offers over 45 currency pairs, Indexes, ETFs, as well as Commodities and Shares CFDs for your personal investment and trading options., Activtrades also offers Spread Betting for UK residents.

FSA #434413

  Click here to read an FSA Penalty against ActivTrades in March 2011.

Broker Details

Minimum Trade Size: 0.01
Maximum Leverage: 400:1
Minimum to Open Live: $250
Established: 2001
Address: 1 Thomas More Square London, E1W 1YN, United Kingdom
Contact:, +44 (0) 207 6500 567
Regional offices:
Regulators: SCB #199667 B, FCA #434413
Prohibited countries:
Trading platforms: MT4, MT5, ActivTrader
Web Trading: Yes
Mobile Trading: Yes
Currencies: (45+)
CFD: (35+) Gold, Silver, Stocks, Stock Indexes, Oil, Other Commodities
EAs/Robots: Yes
News Spike Trading: Yes
Scalping: Yes
MAM: Yes
ZuluTrade: Yes
Deposit Methods: Bank Wire, VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, Ngan Luong, PayPal, Skrill, SOFORT
Withdrawal Methods: Bank Wire, VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill


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3.049 · 134 REVIEWS
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Narva, Estonia,
May 5, 2021,
Registered user

ActiveTrades have cancelled my profits

Service use: Live

Length of use: 0-3 Months

I had a trading account with ActiveTrades Bahamas number 915494. Few days ago I have received an email from the company that my account blocked due abusive trading and violation of a client agreement in point 9.14.

This point is bellow:

We do not permit the use of the Online Facility for unfair arbitrage activity or otherwise taking advantage of internet delays, using software or any other manipulative or abusive behaviour (such as, but not limited to, the dissemination of false or misleading market information through media, including the internet, or by any other means with the intention of moving the price of a Product or the underlying property or value, having access to confidential information which may trigger market movements when made public or having any other confidential information about events and transactions likely to cause the same) which could adversely impact on fair and orderly trading on the Online Facility, according to our judgement. In addition, you agree that using any device, software, algorithm, strategy or practice in your dealings with us which means you are unlikely to suffer any downside market risk will be evidence that you are taking unfair advantage of us.

When I have asked for explanation how they detect my abusive trading I didn.t get any answer, they just link to customer agreement. I don’t use any arbitrage software on this account and you can see it watching on screenshot. Maybe they means I use insider information but is just not funny. So they have cancelled all my deals and profits and return my deposit back

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Sao Paulo, Brazil,
Dec 20, 2020,
Registered user

Recommended Broker

Service use: Live

Length of use: over 1 Year

I`ve been trading with ActivTrades since 2017. Never had problems with orders, no problems with withdraws. it is a true STP broker to execute your orders, so it is always on market price, no requotes, but sometimes slippage. Overall, I recommend it. Not one complain since trading with them.
Singapore, Singapore,
Sep 18, 2020,
Registered user

Reliable and honest broker

Service use: Live

Length of use: over 1 Year

I have been trading with Activtrades for about 3 years. It started off with Activtrades Plc (FCA regulated), which is then migrated to Activtrades Corp (SCB regulated) due to the leverage restriction imposed by ESMA. Overall, I am happy with their service. Deposit and withdrawl is fast and free with Skrill. Spread and swaps are reasonable with no commission charged. Additional insurance is provided by the company up to $1m at no extra costs to the clients.
BRAZIL, Brazil,
May 28, 2020,
Registered user

Bad expirience

Service use: Live

Length of use: over 1 Year

I'm trading with that forex company almost 6 years, and now they start to play... and what horrible game.
I have few accounts with them (small balance) but there is no diference if they hold $10 or $10k... money is money.
So, in one of my accounts I have almost $300 bucks... using that acc to trade my personal trading rules and blablabla... I had two orders opened (positive orders) and than tried to open new one, as you can see in the image:
So, to not take to long here goes part of the chat with their support:

:::CHAT with Activtrades SUPPORT:::

[Ruben] what is the problem with my account?
[Ruben] ?
[Desmond] hi there, you have insufficient margin to place the order
[Ruben] how can this be possible?
[Ruben] My orders are all positive
[Ruben] I have almost $300 and I can't open an order with 0.01 lot?
[Ruben] this isn't right
[Desmond] at this time, in your account, you have as free margin 42.83. Yes, your current balance is showing 274.89, however, your ability to open position (free margin) is currently 42.83. The margin required for GBPAUD at 0.2 volume is 61.64
[Desmond] that is why it is not taking the order
[Desmond] insufficient margin
[Ruben] Jesus, I never saw nothing like this before
[Ruben] that means Activtrades is holding $230 of my own balance and don't allow me to use it
[Ruben] that's really sad

So, my advice is: TAKE CARE!
Slough, United Kingdom,
May 25, 2020,

Real shame, they play you "legally"

Service use: Live

Length of use: over 1 Year

I would NEVER recommend Active trades to anyone who has any capital to invest.
They have all the "legal" justifications to explain what happens to you at every trade, even when it does not make sense.
Many issues happened with myself and the company was always "right". They find a way to "legally" play with your money, you feel stolen.
The platform is poor, lacks professional tools, customer service is awful. I would say they are amateurs making a living with our money.
This review is very honest, from someone who had many weird situations happening while trading with Actitrades.
Find a better platform!
  1 trader has found this review helpful
Mad, Spain,
Apr 9, 2020,
Registered user

Overall Good

Service use: Live

Length of use: over 1 Year

I've been using this broker since 2016 and I'd say is overall a good broker.

- Deposit and withdrawal are fast with no commissions under SEPA territory.
- Swaps are reasonable
- Few slippage
- Fast excution times under ESMA - retail client regulation

- Support is slow when it comes to ask for reports, tax, etc
- Some recurrent connection problems at London servers
- Slow execution times are bad for professional clients, about 200-400 ms!!! (As I traded first as retail and later as Pro I've found this unacceptable difference)
  1 trader has found this review helpful
Limassol, Cyprus,
Apr 1, 2020,
Registered user

Complicated process

Service use: Live

Just to slow with the KYC procedure documents.
After deposit they search for reason to to allow you trading.
Withdrawal request placed. It might take ages to get the money back.
Demo leverage up to 400. Real account only 1:30.
  2 traders have found this review helpful
Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation,
Mar 18, 2020,
Registered user


Service use: Live

Length of use: over 1 Year

I found that the company simply deleted profitable deals from my trading history. As if they were not there. Transaction numbers 330962257 330962259 330962262 330962267 330962279 330962302
Milan, Italy,
Aug 28, 2019,
Registered user

4 years with ActivTrades ...excelent broker

Service use: Live

Length of use: over 1 Year

I am not a fake review ,My account number with ActivTrades is 2003289 on MT4 platform .I trade with ActivTrades for more than 4 years till today. Very serious broker . I entered this game to make money ,and i am always going to evaluate a broker from 2 aspects : 1. "Money" and 2."Execution".
1.Extremely fast withdrawals max 24 hours on credit card and even faster on my bank account (sometimes less than 2 hours).I also add that i NEVER paid commissions on any of my withdrawals.I am located in Italy so am regulated by EURO laws.
2.NO requotes...NO tricks against me to delete or to contest my trades aka "Price out of market" or whatever is used by fake brokers.Small spreads.I am an intraday scalper most of the time,swing trader the rest of the time.
I know he is a market maker as any other broker but from my point of view this broker deserve 5 stars and i'm going to highly recommend it to anyone...(withdrawed more than 50 times in 4 years and never had a problem!!! )
  3 traders have found this review helpful
Sofia, Bulgaria,
Jul 24, 2019,
Registered user

Worst Withdrawal Procedure I have EVER faced

Service use: Live

Length of use: over 1 Year

With $50 profit in my account, they decided to send my initial deposit to Paypal and profit to Skrill which is not active. I faced substantial losses in double currency exchange operations and double withdrawal fees, card verification fees in Skrill.

Firstly, they confirmed my withdrawal and an hour later they contacted me via email that they could not send me the whole amount to Paypal as requested.

In Client Agreement, there is no information for withdrawals and how they process them. It is in their own discretion!

So, with $50 in profit, I actually found myself losing money when funds reached my bank account!

With this stool pigeon, now I must waste time in explaining to Tax authorities how I actually lost money trading with ActivTrades instead of realising a $50 profit.

Stay away from this inadequate broker. All will be perfect if you lose money but when you start to make profits, then the nightmares begin!
  2 traders have found this review helpful

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ActivTrades?

Activ Trades is an online forex broker. Activ Trades offers the following assets to be traded with on ActivTrader, MetaTrader 4 and 5.

  • Forex
  • Shares
  • Commodities
  • Option
  • Indices

Is ActivTrades regulated?

ActivTrades is regulated in 2 jurisdictions.

  • ActivTrades Corp is authorised and regulated by The Securities Commission of the Bahamas. 
  • ActivTrades Corp is a subsidiary of ActivTrades PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 434413.

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