Open an Account

Step 1

To get started, complete the form on the right and then click Begin Application.

Step 2

You will then be redirected to a secure website. Fill out the application.

FXCM Account Application

Step 3

You will be provided with a username and password upon completing the application. Log in to the myfxcm client portal, deposit funds, and start trading. The minimum deposit for a standard account is 2,000 USD, EURO, or GBP.

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FXCM LTD will only conduct business with a client for whom it considers such business to be appropriate and in assessing appropriateness, will rely on the information provided by the client in his/her/their application form. For this reason, it is essential that you immediately advise us in writing if there is subsequently an adverse change in the information you have provided.

Notice: This product summary should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Business. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this guide, this information is subject to change, often without notice, and therefore is for guidance only. If you ever have any questions please contact FXCM directly.

FXCM offers many different platforms to suit your trading needs. FXCM recommends our Flagship Trading Station platform for most traders. Compare Platforms

Compare FXCM Account Service Level

  Standard Active Trader Private Client Group
Balance $2,000 or greater $25,000 or greater $150,000 or greater
FX Lot Size 1,000 1,000 1,000
Trading Platforms      
MetaTrader 4
Trading Station
Trading Services      
24/7 Live Support
Free VPS Service  
Relationship Manager  
Dedicated Service Team  
Free Bank Wires  
API Connections  
FXCM Apps and Programming Credit   $600 2% of Deposit
1-1 Calls with DailyFX Analysts    
Available Account Types      
Custodial Account    

* The minimum deposit to open a Corporate/Trust/Partnership/LLC/SIPP account is 10,000 CCY.

FXCM has two types of forex execution: No Dealing Desk (NDD) and dealing desk. The execution you choose impacts your trading experience and spreads. FXCM recommends NDD execution as it provides the best overall trading experience. Dealing desk execution provides lower spreads for twelve of FXCM's most popularly traded currency pairs, however trading restrictions apply. Learn More

An Individual account gives access to one client. A Joint account gives equal access to two clients. Our business accounts (Corporate, Partnership, Trust and LLC) allow for multiple users and require additional legal documentation during the application process. Additional users must complete an application. Business accounts require a minimum deposit of $10,000.

Spread Betting: FXCM UK offers tax exempt spread betting accounts exclusively to UK and Ireland Residents. Residents of other countries are NOT eligible. Spread betting is not intended for distribution to, or use by any person in any country and jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. While Spread Bet accounts do not offer raw FX spread + commission pricing, the FX spread mark-up is comparable.