ICMarkets.com is an Australian based broker running and regulated within Australia. They were established in Sydney in 2007 and has since been ranked as one of the most respected Forex and CFD providers in the industry.
Their variety of platforms successfully bridge the gap between institutional traders and high net worth traders. ICMarkets has been able to position itself at the top of the list by offering tight spreads, rapid executions of trades, world-class customer service and quality trade frills.
ICMarkets is fully regulated by the ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) license #335692.
ICMarkets offer a large number of platform.
As with most brokers, the MT4 and MT5 platforms are on offer along with the cTrader, ZuluTrader, MAM/PAMM, FixAPI, Trading Servers and some more options. There is quiet and extensive list allowing you to select your preference.
Have a look at the various platforms, the costs and usability before deciding. Obviously, you can change platforms and use a combination. You can always open a MT4, MT5 and cTrader accounts consecutively without it costing you anything.
ICMarkets has a minimum deposit of $200 to start trading with real money. To start trading with a demo account, you are not required to deposit anything. Just open a demo account and set the balance of it (with virtual money) to begin experimenting.
Methods of deposits available at ICMarkets include:
Credit Cards, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, FasaPay, WireTransfer, POLi, WebMoney, Bpay (Australia), Qiwi, Thai Internet Banking and even… Bitcoin Wallet.
You can fund you account in 10 different currencies;
AUD, GBP, JPY, USD, SGD, HKD, EUR, NZD, CHF, CAD
Safety of Funds
IC Markets stringent security controls on all accounts. Client funds are securely locked away in segregated trust accounts at Westpac Banking Corporation and National Australia Bank. This online brokerage is fully compliant with the Australian Client Money Handling Rules. Additionally, IC Markets is fully regulated by the ASIC with a license #335692.