Is FxPro safe?
FxPro is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 90 out of 99. FxPro is not publicly traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), two tier-2 regulators (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). FxPro is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Learn more about Trust Score.
Offering of investments
The range of symbols available at FxPro will largely depend on your chosen trading platform. For traders that choose to use MetaTrader’s suite of platforms, FxPro offers over 400 CFDs, including forex, shares, indices, metals, and cryptocurrencies, compared to roughly 100 for its cTrader offering. There are also thousands of shares available to trade in FxPro’s BnkPro app, though it isn’t yet fully available globally. The following table summarizes the different investment products available to FxPro clients.
Cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrency trading is available at FxPro through CFDs, but not available through trading the underlying asset (e.g. buying Bitcoin). Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents.
Commissions and fees
FxPro's pricing is higher than the industry average, putting it at a disadvantage compared to industry peers like Pepperstone or IC Markets, who both also offer the full MetaTrader and cTrader suites.
Execution method: On FxPro’s MT4 offering, traders can choose variable or fixed spreads. For the variable-spread pricing, there are two types of execution-based pricing: instant and market. Instant execution is subject to requotes but no slippage, while market execution has the potential for slippage – but without requotes.
Commissions: FxPro’s most competitive spreads are available on its cTrader platform, which features commission-based pricing. FxPro's effective spread for trading the EUR/USD pair on cTrader is roughly 1.27 pips. This figure takes into account FxPro’s average spread (from August 2020) of 0.37 pips, as well as a 0.9 pip commission-equivalent.
Spreads: FxPro's floating-rate (variable spread) model is available on MT4 and MT5, featuring EUR/USD spreads of 1.58 for accounts on market execution (1.51 pips on MT5), and 1.71 for accounts with instant execution – as per FxPro’s data from August 2020.
Fixed pricing: On MT5, there is no fixed-spread offering, and only market execution is available.
Active traders: FxPro offers an Active Trader program as part of its VIP account offering, although its discounts are not as attractive as what’s available from competitors like FOREX.com, IG, and Saxo Bank.
Executing large orders: No question; FxPro's best feature is its ability to execute large orders, placed with no minimum distance away from the current market price.