Futures brokers provide access to the world's
financial futures markets, whether you are an individual trader
looking to trade one or two contracts or one of the largest
institutions executing thousands of trades every month.
Brokers will offer differing levels of service as well as various
trading platforms for you to execute your trades.
Key broker services & features to look out for
As with many things in life, the choice of which Futures broker
to use will depend very much on the level of service you require.
Futures brokers will often price their products based upon the
volume of business you expect to transact and may also charge for
their software depending on your Futures trading requirements.
Tip: Make sure you only pay
for services you are actually going to use and don't be tempted
into taking price feeds from exchanges that you are unlikely to
It is important to spend time researching the different brokers
in the market and to bear in mind that many of the so called 'big
names' are unlikely to deal with smaller retail clients. There is
however an excellent service provided by a number of smaller
futures brokers and Trading.co.uk has reviewed some of these
companies and provided a comparative table below highlighting some
of the features offered.
If you would like some information about a broker that isn't
listed here or if you require further detail about one who is,
please get in touch with us. We are an independent company and will
provide unbiased answers to any questions you may have.
Further resources on Futures trading
Comparing Futures brokers
Below is a table of Futures brokers with a few key
account-opening criteria that we believe should be considered when
you are deciding which broker to open an account with. It's not
always about price; finding a broker that suits your style of
trading and your technical requirements is as, if not more,
important than shaving a few pence off of your dealing costs.
Start comparingFutures brokers