TIO Markets vs Admiral Markets

TIO Markets vs Admiral Markets Comparison Table 2024
TIO Markets Admiral Markets
2.9
3.5
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TIO Markets is a global forex and CFD brokerage with both an offshore and UK-regulated branch. The broker has a strong customer focus, with 24/7 telephone and live chat customer service. Traders can access a range of accounts with competitive spreads from 0.4 pips.

Admirals is an FCA- and ASIC-regulated broker with an excellent range of leveraged instruments, including forex, stocks, indices, ETFs, commodities, cryptos and more. The broker supports the MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5 and TradingCentral platforms. With both spread betting and CFDs available and thousands of instruments, this broker provides more flexibility than most rivals.

Comment by Reviewer
"After spending some time exploring the accounts, I think TIO Markets is best suited to experienced traders who can deposit at least $1000 to take advantage of the competitive trading conditions available with the VIP accounts. Nonetheless, it would be nice to see a more diverse range of assets on offer in my opinion." "Admirals is a good pick for novice-to-intermediate traders that want a trustworthy, regulated broker with access to a wide range of markets with tight spreads and no commission."
Pros
  • I have found fees to be pretty competitive with TIO Markets, averaging as low as 0.2 pips for GBP/USD on the VIP account
  • The company's 24/7 customer service availability is in line with some of the top brokerages that I have reviewed
  • Another major advantage for me is the free access to Trading Central, an excellent charting and analysis tool
  • TIO Markets offers access to the powerful MT4 and MT5 platforms with market-leading analysis tools
  • UK clients will be happy to find that spread betting opportunities are supported by TIO Markets
  • I'm also pleased to see top-tier FCA regulation through the company's UK branch
  • Low minimum deposit from $100
  • MetaTrader 4 platform and app integration
  • Copy trading service with easy account controls
  • Full range of investments including cryptos and spread betting
  • Demo account to test the broker before real-money trading
  • Admirals is a multi-regulated broker with a long list of industry awards and accolades
  • Tight spreads and low to zero commissions mean Admiral Markets is a good option for active traders
  • The low minimum deposit, fractional shares and easy three-step account registration process will appeal to beginners
Cons
  • Most traders will be registering with the global branch, which is regulated offshore and will not offer any robust fund safeguarding measures
  • Leverage rates with the UK branch are limited to a maximum of 1:30, which may feel restricting for experienced traders
  • Compared to major competitors, TIO Markets' educational resources are notably limited
  • Monthly inactivity fee
  • US traders not accepted
  • The demo account expires after 30 days
Awards
  • Best Education & Training (Germany) - 2020
  • Best Forex Broker (Spain) - 2020
  • Best Forex Company - 2019
Instruments
Forex, CFDs, indices, shares, commodities, cryptocurrencies Forex, CFDs, indices, shares, commodities, cryptocurrencies, ETFs, bonds, spread betting
Demo Account
Yes Yes
Minimum Deposit
$50 $100
Trading Platforms
  • MT4
  • MT5
  • MT4
  • MT5
  • TradingCentral
Payment Methods
Minimum Trade
0.01 Lots 0.01 Lots
Regulator
FCA FCA, CySEC, ASIC, JSC
Margin Trading
No Yes
STP Account
No Yes
ECN Account
No No
DMA Account
No Yes
MAM Account
No No
PAMM Account
No No
LAMM Account
No No
Demat Account
No No
AI / Machine Learning
No No
Robo Advisor
No No
Negative Balance Protection
No Yes
Market Maker
No No
P2P Trading
No No
Spot Trading
No No
Mobile Apps
Yes Yes
Auto Trading
Yes Expert Advisors (EAs) on MetaTrader
Copy Trading
No Yes
Copy Trading Platform
Admiral Markets offers an intuitive copy trading solution where subscribers can mirror the strategies of proven investors while setting their own stop loss and take profit limits in line with their risk appetite.
Social Trading
No Yes
Trade Signals
Yes (MetaQuotes)
VPS Hosting
No Yes
Tournaments
No No
Demo Competitions
No No
Ethical Investing
No No
Custodial Account
No No
Guaranteed Stop Loss
No No
Inactivity Fee
$10
Islamic Account
Yes Yes
Account Currencies
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • SEK
  • CHF
  • CZK
Stock Exchanges
Commodities
CFD Trading
Unfortunately, I do feel that the broker's mediocre range of 300 CFDs will be quite restricting for most traders. It certainly doesn't compare to many other brands I review. Plus, the absence of crypto, ETF and soft commodity CFDs is a further setback. Trade CFDs on forex, stocks, indices, commodities, ETFs, bonds and cryptocurrencies with variable leverage up to 1:30. The broker provides great value to traders with six free trades per day on US, UK and European stocks, tight spreads on forex and low commissions on ETFs.
Leverage
1:200 1:30 (EU), 1:500 (Global)
FTSE Spread
20 0.8
GBPUSD Spread
0.8 1.3
Oil Spread
0.02 0.03
Stocks Spread
Variable 0.5
Forex Trading
My tests uncovered an average selection of 46 forex pairs, including major, minor and exotic currency combinations. That said, access to both the MT4 and MT5 platforms is a major bonus for forex strategists looking for market-leading software. Trade 80+ major, minor and exotic forex pairs. This is a very competitive range of currency pairs with 50+ exotics to choose from, and traders will benefit from fast execution and support from extra features including a pip calculator. The MetaTrader 4 software was also designed for online forex trading.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8 1
EURUSD Spread
0.4 0.6
EURGBP Spread
0.6 1
Assets
45+ 50
Currency Indices
  • USD
Cryptocurrency
Crypto trading not offered Trade 42 crypto CFDs including 10 crypto cross pairs and 32 fiat pairs with USD and EUR. This is a very competitive offering for a CFD broker that gives diverse and flexible trading options.
Spread
1%
Coins
  • BTC
  • BCH
  • DSH
  • EOS
  • ETC
  • ETH
  • LTC
  • XLM
  • XMR
  • XRP
  • ZEC
Crypto Lending
No No
Crypto Mining
No No
Crypto Staking
No No
Auto Market Maker
No No
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