Plus500 began as a small Fintech start-up in 2008, and is now listed on the London Stock Exchange. Plus500 gives traders access to over 20 global markets and more than 2000 financial instruments. Very few CFD brokers can match Plus500, either for its technical expertise or resources. Customer service is strong and the account management system is tried and tested. Plus500 is a well respected brokerage with a good reputation, although it may not be suitable for every trader.
Plus500 is registered in the EU and Australia and is highly experienced when it comes to protecting trader security. The brokerage uses the world’s best SSL security protocols to safeguard its site and platforms and encourages traders to work closely with customer service and account managers.
Plus500 welcomes traders from most countries around the world. The multi-lingual trading platform available in over 30 languages, backed up by customer service and live support in almost ten different languages. Plus500 is one of the few truly international brokerages currently in operation.
Plus500 offers a variety of accounts, including a professional account, retail account and Islamic account. Minimum deposits vary according to account type and region. It is worth contacting the broker directly.
Minimum Deposit – $100
Deposits and withdrawals are straightforward at Plus500. The broker accepts credit and debit cards, bankwire transfers, Skrill and PayPal etc. There are usually no fees, as long as you are depositing in a recognised base currency. We found Plus500 to be fast and efficient and they do not penalise traders who withdraw their profits.
Plus500 accepts traders from dozens of countries and the minimum deposit varies according to your location. But the general rule seems to be $100 for credit/debit card and e-wallet.
Withdrawals are usually free (if you stick to supported currencies) but there may be a monthly limit on the number of withdrawals. All transactions are usually completed within 3 days.
The award winning Plus500 Webtrader platform requires no download and allows fast one click order execution and risk management, backed up by live feeds and market updates. There is a whole suite of risk management tools as well as charts, heatmaps and trading statistics. The mobile apps are equally effective.
Plus500 offers traders a world class asset index that includes cryptocurrencies, forex, stocks, indices, commodities, bonds and ETFs. The asset index is regularly updated with new financial products.
Plus500 maintains a basic education center. The quality of the learning materials is good, but they need to add more resources. Traders have the usual ebooks, film tutorials and courses. There are webinars, but not in all languages. We recommend working with your account manager to improve your trading.
One advantage of Plus500 customer service is that all the reps for each region are native speakers only. Services are available 24/7 which is another big plus. The staff is friendly and efficient and have a good knowledge of the broker’s platform and account management systems.
Bonuses at Plus500 vary according to region. All traders can qualify for a welcome bonus and there are various promotions on offer throughout the year. Generally, Plus500 isn’t big on deposit bonuses and is more focused on offering better trading terms.
All Plus500 traders have access to a free demo account (usually a good sign that the broker provides a high quality trading experience). There are also some excellent risk management tools, indicators, alerts and signals.
Plus500 is a registered brokerage with years of experience. It provides a secure trading environment with a choice of account types and a top level trading platform. Account management is simple and traders aren’t hit by surprise fees or commissions.
Traders have complained about the mobile app. The brokerage could improve its education center and it needs to be clearer about how terms and conditions vary in different countries.
Excellent Webtrader platform
Good asset index
Strong international customer service
Fast and easy withdrawals
Average education center
Poor customer service
Reported issues with mobile trading
Some glitches on the platform
Minimum Deposit - $100
November 17, 2020 08:00
Lost some profitable trades due to sudden platform ‘glitches’. Not good at all.
November 17, 2020 08:00
The mobile application crashed all the time, I’ve tried to reinstall it but same problems happened again. Very frustrating.