ThinkMarkets Review

Headquartered in the UK and Australia, ThinkMarkets (formerly ThinkForex) is a global brokerage specialising in foreign exchange (‘FX’), metals and global CFD trading, as well as spread betting.

Dedicated to delivering high quality execution and service to an ever growing range of traders, ThinkMarkets is established as an industry leader in identifying and developing new trading technologies, having been named “Best Broker Australasia” by the World Finance Awards, “Best New Contributor” by FXStreet and “Best Forex Broker in Asia” at the China Forex Expo.


The firm recently launched its proprietary in-house trading platform ThinkTrader, which gives the users the ability to trade on a multi-assets platform with greater functionality and execution.


The broker provides clients with two main account types ; the Standard Account with no minimum deposit and the ThinkZero account with a minimum deposit of $500, offering assets at lower spreads.

ThinkMarkets are focused on helping their users, and run a number of educational and support initiatives. As well as providing 24/7 customer support, ThinkMarkets also provide a full suite of trading guides, tutorial seminars, webinars and videos as part of their Education and Knowledge Base sections.


ThinkMarkets is a trading name of TF Global Markets (UK) Ltd, fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with licence number 629628 in the UK and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) with AFSL number 424700 in Australia.

The firm is also regulated by a few additional regulators : the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) under license no. 215/13, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (JFSA) with license no. 0250, the Financial Services Authority in the Seychelles (FSA) with license SD060 and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa with license number 49835.

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* STANDARD account shown.
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia; London United Kingdom
Type of Broker STP & ECN/STP
Founded 2010
Regulated By Regulated By ASIC (Australia), FCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus), FSCA (South Africa), FSA (Seychelles), JFSA ( Japan)
Offices In Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Cyprus, Japan
Supported Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Greek, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Czech, Portuguese
ESMA Regulation ? This broker is regulated within the E.U and may be subject to ESMA's new Forex and CFD trading restrictions. To find out more about these restrictions, please see this article
Account Currencies AUD, USD, CHF, GBP, EUR, JPY, SGD, CAD, ZAR, NZD
Minimum Deposit $0
Traders from USA Allowed No
Clients Funds Segregated Yes
Interest on Margin No
Islamic Accounts Yes
Islamic Account Restrictions Muslim Faith Only
ECN / STP Accounts Offered Yes
Commission on STP or ECN 3.5 Units Base Currency per Lot per side
VIP Accounts Offered No
Mini Accounts Offered Yes
PAMM / MAM Solutions Yes
API Solutions Yes
Mobile Trading Yes
Web Based Trading Yes
Funding Methods Credit/Debit Cards, Wire Transfer, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, CryptoWallet, OZOW
Withdrawal Methods Credit/Debit Cards, Wire Transfer, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, CryptoWallet, OZOW
Platforms Offered MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader 4 Android, MetaTrader 5 Android, MetaTrader 4 iOS, MetaTrader 5 iOS, WebTrader, ThinkTrader, ThinkTrader iOS, ThinkTrader Android, ThinkTrader Web
NO of Pairs 46
Cryptocurrency Trading Yes
Pricing Digits 5
Trade off Charts Yes
One-click Execution Yes
Email Alerts Yes
Mobile Alerts Yes
MetaTrader Server Time GMT + 2
Demo Account Expiry 90 days of Inactivity
VPS Offered Yes
Free VPS Conditions Free with Standard, ThinkZero and Pro Accounts. Minimum 15 Forex Lots traded per month
Dealing Desk No
Maximum Leverage 500:1
Minimum Contract Size 0.01
Execution Market Execution
Hedging Yes
Scalping Yes
Scalping Restrictions No
Option of OCO Yes
Option of FIFO No
Negative Balance Protection Yes
CFD's Yes
Metals Yes
Oil Yes
Indices Yes
Spread Betting Yes

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