Max. Leverage
for Forex

Minimum Deposit
EUR/USD Spread
0.6 pips
Benchmark is a licensed company that offers trading services for foreign exchange, indices, commodities, shares, and cryptocurrencies as a CFDs broker. It’s a platform that allows you to buy and sell financial assets (as CFDs) in real-time. was launched in 2016 by Capital Com SV Investments Limited in Cyprus and is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

In our review of, we assess their trading fees, deposit and withdrawal options, account opening process, customer support, regulations, and trading conditions to help you determine if the broker is right for you. Review Summary
Broker Name Capital Com (UK) Limited
Establishment Date 2016
Address, 10th Floor 16 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5DG United Kingdom
Minimum Deposit £20
Maximum Leverage 1:30
Regulation FCA, ASIC, CySEC, FSA
Trading Platforms MT4, Mobile App, Web Platform, and TradingView
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  • Regulated in the UK
  • No deposit and withdrawal fees
  • Offers 24/7 online support
  • Offers commission-free trading
  • No inactive account fees on
  • Offers a wide range of financial assets

CMC Markets Cons

  • Does not support MT5 platform
  • Does not offer withdrawals via e-wallets
  • Traders registered under their FCA do not have access to MT4 integration.

Can I trust Capital com?

In the UK, is trusted by traders because they are regulated in multiple jurisdictions by Top-Tier financial regulators including the FCA. They also score low on risk for traders in the UK because of the protection by FSCS. offers investment services in a number of countries. The following are the regulations of in various countries:

1) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA): is regulated by the FCA as ‘Capital Com (UK) Limited’ and authorized to offer financial services in the UK with reference number 793714, issued in 2018.

The company is also registered with Financial Services Compensation Schemes which insures the deposits of clients offering financial services, up to £85,000 for retail clients. UK FCA Regulation

2) Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC): is licensed in Australia by ASIC as ‘Capital Com Australia Limited’ to offer financial services, with Australian Company Number (ACN) 625601489, issued in 2018. License in Australia

3) Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC): is authorized in Europe by CySEC and licensed to offer investment services as ‘Capital Com SV Investments Ltd’, with license number 319/17, issued in 2017. License in Europe

4) Financial Services Authority (FSA): is authorized in Seychelles by the FSA. They are licensed as securities. The company name is Capital Com Stocks and CFD Investing Ltd with licence number SD101. License in Seychelles

5) Securities Commission of The Bahamas: is registered in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under the company name Capital Com Online Investments Ltd. The company number is 209236B with license number SIA-F245. Investor Protection

Client Country Protection Regulator Legal name
UK £85,000 Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Capital Com (UK) Limited
Australia $20,000 Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) Capital Com Australia Limited
Cyprus (European Union Area) €20,000 Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) Capital Com SV Investments Ltd
Other countries No protectioin Financial Services Authority (FSA), Seychelles Capital Com Stocks and CFD Investing Ltd Leverage

Leverage on depends on the account type you have and the instrument you are trading. According to FCA regulations, retail clients have access to maximum leverage of 1:30. This means that you can open a trade position worth up to 30 times your deposit. With a deposit of £1,000, you can open a £30,000 trade.

The maximum leverage on for professional clients is 1:500. Account Types offers 3 account types to customers, Retail, Professional, and Corporate Accounts. Each of these accounts has varying features.

You can also open a demo account on to get familiar with the trading platform before you open a live account and start trading with your real money.

Note that does not offer Islamic Accounts. Find more information about the various account types on below:

1) Retail Account: The Retail Account is the default account you get when you signup on the platform as an individual or corporate entity. This account type is suitable for new traders and traders with intermediate experience.

With this account, you can engage in spread betting and trade CFDs on forex currency pairs, shares, indices, and commodities with a maximum leverage of 1:30 for major currency pairs; 1:20 for non-major currency pairs, gold, and major indices; 1:10 for commodities other than gold and non-major equity indices; and 1:5 for shares.

You do not pay any commission fees when you enter or exit trade with this account. Spreads start from 0.6 pips for major currency pairs like EURUSD. You pay swap fees whenever you keep a trading position open past the market closing time of 5 PM New York time.

The minimum deposit for the Retail Account on is £20 and the retail clients have negative balance protection which means that you cannot lose more than the money you deposited in your account.

2) Professional Account: offers the Professional Account to experienced traders who trade large volumes of financial instruments. You need to meet certain conditions before you can be allowed to have this account type.

With the Professional Account, you can engage in spread betting and trade CFDs on forex, shares, indices, commodities, and cryptocurrencies, with maximum leverage of 1:500 for major forex pairs, 1:200 for major indices, and commodities, and 1:20 for shares and cryptocurrencies.

You also do not pay any commission fees with the Professional Account, spreads start from 0.6 pips for major currency pairs, and you pay swap fees for holding a position open overnight.

The main distinguishing factor of the Professional Account is the access to higher leverage and you do not have negative balance protection. This means that you can lose more than the money in your account during a trade and will need to deposit more money to clear up any negative balance in your account.

To get a Professional Account on you have to apply to customer support via email, live chat, or phone, after meeting the following criteria.

  1. You have traded at least 10 significant sizes of financial assets each quarter for the last 12 months.
  2. You have a financial instruments portfolio exceeding €500,000 including savings.
  3. You have at least one year of experience working in the financial services sector. Account Types

3) Corporate Account: The Corporate Account allows you to open a trading account in your company name and operate it as a corporate entity.

Your Corporate Account can have a retail or professional status and you get to access the features of any account that you select. Base Account Currency

You can have British Pound sterling – GBP, Euros – EUR, or United States Dollar – USD as the base currency of your account on Your trades, deposits, withdrawals, and fees will be measured in the currency you choose. Fees

Fees on depend on your account type, the instrument you are trading, and the volume of your trade. Here is an overview of the trading and non-trading fees on

Trading fees

1) Spreads: You pay spread fees on whenever you trade an instrument, which is the difference between the ask and bid price. The spreads are paid to the broker. Spread fees depend on the instrument you are trading and can fluctuate throughout the trading day.

Spread fees start from 0.6 pips for major pairs like EURUSD.

2) Commission fees: offers commission-free trading for all instruments on all account types. This means that you will not pay any commissions for opening or closing trade positions.

3) Swap fees: Whenever you keep a trade position past the closing hour of the market, you incur an overnight fee (swap fee). This fee is charged based on the size of the trade held, and whether your position was short (sell) or long (buy). In the event of a sell position, you may get interested instead of a charge. The swap fees will be added to your profit or loss when you close the trade. Non-Trading fees Table

Fee Amount
Inactivity fee None
Deposit fee Free*
Withdrawal fee Free*

*Note that your payment processing company may charge some independent transaction fee.

Non-trading fees

1) Deposit and Withdrawal fees: offers free deposits and withdrawals. You do not have to pay any fees when you deposit funds to your trading account or when you withdraw from it. This applies to all account types.

Note that your financial institution may charge an independent transaction fee.

2) Account Inactivity charges: does not charge inactive fees. If you do not log in to your trading account for months or years, any money in your account will not be charged.

How to Open Account in UK?

Follow these steps to open a trading account on

Step 1) Go to the website at and click on the ‘Trade Now’ button. UK Website Homepage

Step 2) Enter your email address and create a password then click ‘Continue’. You will be redirected to the trading platform, where you will click on ‘Complete registration’.

Create Account on UK

Step 3) Select UK as your address, answer some questions about your trading experience, educational background, occupation, and financial status, and agree that you are comfortable with the risks of trading, then click ‘Continue’.

Registration on Account Creation

Step 4) Enter your full name and date of birth then click ‘Continue’.

Open Account with UK

Step 5) Provide your National Insurance Number, residence address and phone number then click on ‘Continue’.

Account Registration Process on

Step 6) Choose account type and account currency. Account Currency

Step 7) Upload your Identity and Address verification document to verify your account. You can choose to upload them later.

Verify Identity on

Verify Account on UK

Note that you will need to verify your account before you can make any deposits start trading or make withdrawals. Deposits & Withdrawals

Payment methods accepted on for deposits and withdrawals are bank transfers, cards, e-wallets like Trustly and PayPal, and Apple Pay.

Below we have provided an overview of deposits and withdrawals on UK. Deposit Methods

Here is a summary of payment methods accepted by for deposits.

Deposit Methods Availability Charges Processing time
Local Bank Wire Transfer Yes Free Up to 3 business days
Cards Yes Free Instant
E-wallet Yes (Skrill, Neteller) 2% on transaction value 48 hours Withdrawal Methods

Here is a summary of payment methods for withdrawals accepted on

Withdrawal Methods Availability Charges Processing time
Local Bank Wire Transfer Yes Free Up to 5 business days
Cards Yes Free Up to 5 business days
E-wallets No N/A N/A

What is the minimum deposit for

The minimum deposit on is £20 for e-wallets and cards, while a deposit via bank wire transfer requires a minimum deposit of €250 or its equivalent in GBP.

Card deposits on are credited instantly while e-wallet deposits take 48 hours to reflect on your account and it takes about 3 business days for bank wire transfers to be credited. To speed up the process for your bank deposits to be credited, you can send an email to customer support with proof of payment.

How do I deposit money into

Log in to your dashboard, click on Accounts at the top right corner of the dashboard, select ‘Payments’ then ‘Deposit Funds’, select a payment method, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete your deposit.

What is’s minimum withdrawal?

The minimum withdrawal amount on is £10 for bank transfers while cards have no mandatory minimum withdrawal amount. All withdrawals are processed within 24 hours by, but it may take up to 5 days to receive the funds in your card or bank account.

Note that does not support withdrawals to e-wallets.

How to withdraw funds from

Log in to your dashboard, click on Accounts at the top right corner of the dashboard, choose the account you want to withdraw money from, select ‘Payments’ then ‘Withdraw Funds’, select a method of withdrawal, and follow the on-screen instructions to withdraw the money.

Note that you can only withdraw via a payment method you have used to make a deposit. Trading Instruments

Here is a breakdown of over 5,000 tradable financial instruments on

Instrument Availability Number
Forex CFDs Yes 138 currency pairs on
Commodities CFDs Yes 39 commodities on (Metals, Oil, and Agriculture commodities)
Indices CFDs Yes 23 indices on ( UK100, US100, and others)
Shares CFDs Yes 5,479 shares on ( Including stocks from the US, UK, France, and other countries) Trading Platforms

Trading platforms supported by are:

1) Web Platform: uses a proprietary trading platform developed by the broker. The trading platform is available on the web. It is a dynamic trading platform with different features. It has 75 technical indicators, extensive drawing tools, multiple chart layouts, and multiple chart types.

In addition, you can create your own personal market watchlist and set price alerts. Hedging is also available as a form of risk management. Finally, education is available via financial articles on trading, business, and analytics. Web Platform

2) Mobile App: also supports their proprietary CFD trading app. You can trade over 5,600 markets with cutting-edge analytical tools. The app has over 70 technical indicators. Hedging, negative balance protection, and price alerts are one of the main features of the app. Trading education is also available for beginners.

3) MetaTrader 4: supports the MT4 platform for trading financial assets. You can access the app on the web, desktop (Windows & macOS), and mobile devices. According to the information on’s website, traders under their FCA licence cannot integrate MT4 with their account.

4)TradingView: is available on TradingView and you can open your trades directly from TradingView charts. The only downside is that not all CFDs available with can be found on TradingView. TradingView Execution Policy’s best execution policy involves what is referred to as total consideration. It includes factors such as price, speed, the likelihood of execution and settlement, costs, size and nature of the order, etc. Primary considerations include the price of the financial instrument and trading costs. Other factors are secondary considerations.

Though have fixed spreads for some instruments, they are not a market maker. According to the document we reviewed, source their price from various independent market data providers. There is also no mention of a dealing desk or in-house price book. All trades are bilateral transactions and are conducted exclusively between CAPITAL.COM and the relevant client.

In a situation where your order is aggregated with the order of other clients, will notify you if it will lead to less favorable prices for you. However, your order could be reallocated if the aggregation is detrimental to you or benefits the company. This order reallocation policy prevents conflict of interest. Education and Research is one of the best brokers for beginners. The CFD broker has a quality education section and a somewhat unique approach. Here is a breakdown of’s learning section.

Investmate: Investmate is a mobile app developed by It is solely dedicated to education and has a 4.5/5 (from 18,000+ reviews) rating on play store. When you download the app, you get to select one learning objective in a list of three. Once, you have done this, the app will automatically curate courses that align with your objective. If you decide to change your objective along the way, the app will curate new courses.

You do not need a trading account to use Investmate. Education App

Trading basics: Under trading basics, has a glossary that contains the definition of trading terms. However, the core of this section is the trading course. The course is divided into 5 topics with each topic containing at least 4 lessons. All lessons are in text format.

In addition, you can know how long it will take you to complete a lesson or a whole topic. The average time required to complete each lesson is displayed before you begin so it is easy to plan your time.

Market Updates:’s market updates keep you informed on what is happening in the market. It has three sub-sections which are the economic calendar, webinars, and TV. The webinar is subscription-based but it is free. Every week you will get a 30-minute webinar sent to your email. The webinar is spearheaded by the broker’s Chief Market Strategist who is a 30-year financial markets veteran

The economic calendar lets you know when key economic events are taking place, previous/forecasted data, and their potential impact on the market. The key data available include earnings, dividends, splits, IPOs, and holidays. You can filter these data to focus on the most important and impactful ones. The filter feature also allows you to focus on a specific country or group of countries. This will save you a lot of time in research. TV is an archive of videos. It is a compilation of videos from their YouTube channel. The variety of videos on the TV covers market outlook, trading psychology, strategies, and education. The videos are free and accessible 24/7.

Market Guides: has a guide for five (5) popular CFD markets. The markets are shares, commodities, forex, indices, and ETFs. There are the most popular CFDs globally. These guides are made up of text content with some videos and images.

 CFD Trading for Beginners

Also, the guides are not scattered. They have been arranged and structured for you to learn systematically. The guides are free and you can learn at your own pace. Here is how it looks.

 Forex Trading for Beginners

By going through this guide, you are guaranteed to get a basic and intermediate knowledge of how to trade these CFDs.

Trading Strategies Guides: There are strategies that are common to traders. The essence of this guide on is to break down these strategies for you. The goal is not to teach you how to create strategies. Rather, it is to help you understand them so you can create a trading system that works for you based on these strategies.

The strategies covered in this guide include scalping, swing trading, position trading, trend trading, and day trading.

Trading Strategies for Beginners

The guides are so detailed that they cover the pros, cons, risks, and examples. Very good for beginners

Glossary: You can take advantage of’s financial dictionary to learn about terms and terminologies about forex trading. The terms are arranged in alphabetical order so navigation is easy. For most definitions, you will also find the definition of terms that are related to your search.

This helps you connect the dots as you use the dictionary.

How does make money? does not charge extra commissions per lot. They make their money from spreads and overnight fees. Looking at their order execution will help you see how the process works. According to their execution policy, the forex broker operates a hybrid execution model. They act as market makers for some CFDs and act as an agent for some CFDs.

Under their market maker model, they earn from the bid/ask spread that you pay when you trade on their platforms. For the other model, they share the spread fees with another market maker they send your trade to. UK Customer Service offers 24/7 customer support via live chat, email, WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber, and Facebook Messenger to their traders.

1) Live chat support: Live chat is available 24/7 and can be accessed via their website. When you first start the chat, the chat will suggest some topics to you and give you links to articles on different subjects.

You can transfer to a live agent by selecting the ‘Questions about the account’ option, then ‘Technical Issues’. You will be required to submit your email and name, then transferred to a live chat.

When our team tested the live chat, the wait time was under 10 before an agent was connected. The live chat responses were slow and the agent stopped responding after some time.

Another thing about the live chat support is that you cannot initiate a new chat and there is no way to end the chat and connect with a new agent except you clear the cache for your browser.

Live Chat on Online Support Customer service

2) Email support: offers email support to clients that is available 24/7. The email address is [email protected]. When our team tested the email support, we got an auto-response immediately with suggested article titles that had titles similar to our email inquiry questions.

A customer representative replied to our email within 10 minutes and the answers to our questions were relevant. We tested the support on a weekend.

3) Phone support: offers phone customer support to clients in the UK which is available on business days. The phone number is +44-20-8089-7893. UK Contact Details

Is For CFD Only? focuses on CFDs. CFD stands for Contract For Difference, which is a type of derivative product that allows you to speculate on the price movement of assets without owning them. offers CFDs in Forex, Shares, Indices, Commodities, and Cryptocurrency.

For example, let’s say you believe that the price of Tsela shares will increase, and the current price is $250. You can go long (buy Tsela share CFD) at $250.

If Tesla shares increase by $20 and you close the trade, you will make a profit of $20 per share (minus trading fees). However, note that you did not own the Tsela shares, but you profited by speculating on a price increase.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that due to volatility and the complexity of CFDs, trading them can be very risky. To mitigate these risks, you should use risk management tools like stop loss and develop solid technical and fundamental analysis skills.

Do we Recommend UK?

Based on the safety of clients’ funds, is trustworthy because they are regulated in the UK by the FCA and other Top-Tier financial regulators.

The fees on the platform are moderate and they offer commission-free trading which can be appealing to some traders. It is important to note that the percentage of customers that lose money with this broker is 78.91%, which is relatively higher than the figure for most brokers.

The customer support of is fair, they are available 24/7 and their website is easy to navigate with a help center section that has articles on many frequently asked questions. Although their email support is fast, their live chat is quite slow and not very user-friendly.

Overall, we recommend that you check out the broker’s website to see if the platform is right for you. UK FAQs

Is capital com good for beginners?

Capital com is good for beginners because they have demo accounts and an app – Investmate, dedicated to educating new traders about trading financial assets. The app is available on mobile devices ( iOS and Android). Furthermore, their web and mobile trading platforms also have content for traders’ education. also offers a relatively low minimum deposit of £20 and negative balance protection.

How long does it take to withdraw money from capital com?

When you initiate a withdrawal on, the account team processes it within 24 hours, but it may take up to 5 business days to receive the funds in your card or bank account.

Can I trust capital com?

Capital com can be trusted and considered low risk. They have top-tier regulations with the FCA (UK), ASIC (Australia), and CySEC (Cyprus). is a legitimate CFD provider that you can trust

Is Capital Com available in the UK?

Yes, you can create an account on in the UK. is regulated in the UK as ‘Capital Com (UK) Limited’ by the FCA.

What is the minimum withdrawal from Capital Com?

The minimum withdrawal amount on is £10 for all payment methods. You can withdraw funds to your card or local bank account.

Does Capital Com charge a fee for withdrawals?

No, Capital com offers free deposits and withdrawals
ont their platform. The mininum withdrawal is £10. However, note that your financial institution or payment processing company may charge an independent transaction fee.

Accepted payment methods on in the UK are bank and cards. E-wallets are not supported on

Where is capital com located? has offices in the various countries in which they are regulated. The UK office is located on the 10th Floor 16 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5DG United Kingdom.


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