The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs.
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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Important Notice - Fraud awareness
Important Notice - Scam alert
The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs / Spread betting with this provider.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs / Spread betting with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs / Spread betting work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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Trading Account

Through your ATFX trading account, you have several routes to the financial markets. It offers unique benefits to enhance your trading experience.

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Why Open a Trading Account With ATFX?

Fast Execution & Zero Commission
Trade Confidently With A Globally Recognised Broker
Excellent Dedicated Customer Support
Safe and Secure Funds In Reputable Banks

Our Trading Account Types

As well as our standard trading account, ATFX offers three alternate trading accounts:

Each trading account has different features and benefits that cater to traders of all levels.

Standard Account

Allows you to trade all instruments with  competitive spreads.

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Edge Account

Allows you to trade all instruments with even more competitive spreads.

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Premium Account

Allows you to trade FX, Metals, Oil and Indices on a raw feed and pay competitive commissions outside the spread.

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Whether you're a novice or experienced trader, you’ll find the right account for your comfort. Choosing the right account depends on the size of your initial investment, your tolerance for risk, and the amount of time you have to trade daily.

Need help deciding? You’ll have a dedicated account manager to guide you through every step.

How do Trading Accounts Work?

Your account works by linking directly to your trading platform (Metatrader 4). In your account, you’ll have the ability to add and withdraw your funds, check your balance, be notified of any changes and access our trading tools.

ATFX provides a seamless bridge between your trading account and MT4, allowing you to take trades, place orders and automate your trading strategies. Your trading account gives you access to a wide range of tradeable securities, such as forex pairs, equity indices, and commodities.

MT4 Trading Platform

MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is a highly respected, electronic, trading-platform, which allows you to trade a huge amount of financial markets.

About MT4 Platform
How to Use MT4

Through a single, simple to navigate interface, you can effortlessly put powerful tools and technologies to work using MT4.

How to use MT4
Download MT4

Download MT4 and begin using one of the most powerful trading platforms available for placing trades, analysing financial markets, and using expert advisors at will.

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MT4 Indicators and add ons

You can use MT4 indicators and add-ons to take your financial trading to the next level. MT4’s comprehensive range of indicators allows you to customise your platform and develop great trading insights.

MT4 Indicators
MT4 Demo Account

Opening an MT4 demo account provides you with the perfect opportunity to familiarise yourself with the MT4 platform. You can experiment and test in a risk-free and fee-free environment.

MT4 Demo Account

How to use your online trading account

Through our various tutorials and help docs, you’ll quickly learn how to place trades. When you log in, you’ll see our Trading Academy with easy to follow modules and lessons where you can learn the basics.

What is a Trading Account?

A trading account is an account that lets you access financial markets as a trader or an investor. You can choose a trading account to match your risk-appetite, your experience, and the level of your initial investment.

As you become more familiar with the trading process, you can upgrade your account to take advantage of additional features.

How to Open a Trading Account

Before you open a trading account, you should consider which is most suitable for you. Look at your level of experience, your level of investment and the time you want to dedicate. Compare costs and specifications then follow the steps below.

1. Fill in a simple online application form.

2. Provide identification to keep your account safe.

3. Fund your trading account.

All this can be completed inside 24 hours. Once your trading account is open and you’re notified to make your initial deposit, you're ready to trade.

Safety and Security

ATFX is regulated by the FCA, an authority that demands the highest standards of compliance. This means that you and your funds have the highest level of protection. Our adherence to strict protocols ensures security of your funds by using segregated accounts and ultimately gives you peace of mind.

ATFX complies with all the strict regulatory requirements of the jurisdictions where our clients are domiciled.

Trading Account FAQs

If you have any questions regarding trading accounts, then this section should provide the answers.

Which trading account is best for me?

The account that best suits you will depend on your individual requirements and circumstances. All ATFX accounts are best in class. We've entered into extensive research and development over several years while listening to our customers' valuable feedback—and we’ve designed a menu of accounts to fit your needs.

If you need assistance choosing your best option, our team can guide you to the right choice.

When should I open a brokerage account?

There is no time like the present to consider opening an online brokerage trading account with ATFX. The increases in volatility caused by global, macro-economic events can offer up brilliant trading opportunities for those in a position to take advantage.

On the flip side, you need to understand the risks associated with trading. During periods of market volatility, whilst opportunity increases, risk increases in parallel.

How much does it cost to open a trading account?

It’s free to open any ATFX account; however, the level of deposit required varies depending on which account you choose to open.

Which trading platform is best?

Metatrader 4 (MT4) is widely regarded as the most popular and arguably one of the best trading platforms for traders. MT4 is an intuitive platform, which you can fully customise to match your preferences, which will enhance your trading skills.

We also provide access to a range of trading widgets and tools, such as Autochartist, which helps you identify trading patterns on your charts, enabling more informed trading decisions. Our partnership with Trading Central provides you with technical analysis reports to help confirm your view of the markets.

What can I trade?

Once you've opened your trading account, you’ll have the ability to trade the following instruments*:

  • Indices

  • Forex pairs

  • Cryptocurrencies

  • Commodities

  • Shares

*Instrument availability may differ depending on account type.

Can I have two trading accounts?

Yes. Some traders will have separate accounts to trade two strategies in order to differentiate results easily. Whilst there are many traders that use a demo account running alongside their live account to experiment with various methods and strategies. We can help you set this up.

Open Your Trading Account

Connect to our team to get started. We’re ready to answer any queries you might have. Our business is built on putting you first, second and third, and our customer support does just that. Get in touch with our dedicated team of highly knowledgeable professionals to explore the best options for you.