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IC Markets Review 2023

Written by: AÁdám Nasli. Updated:Dec 2022
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  • forex trading 4.3/5
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IC Markets review summary

If low-cost forex/CFD trading is all you’re after and you’re not very picky about your choice of platform, Australia’s IC Markets is a worthy option. It has a competitive product selection that includes crypto; and a flexible fee structure offering very tight spreads with a reasonable commission. You can set up your account in no time and enjoy various deposit and withdrawal options, all free of charge. IC Markets is not recommended for long-term investors, as you can’t trade stocks, ETFs or funds. The MetaTrader platform used by IC Markets has its limitations in design and functionality but will be familiar to many forex traders.

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IC Markets is available in Pakistan

74.32% of retail CFD accounts lose money

IC Markets pros and cons



No investor protection for non-EU clients

🗺️ Country of regulation

Cyprus, Australia, Seychelles

💰 Trading fees class


💰 Inactivity fee charged


💰 Withdrawal fee amount


💰 Minimum deposit


🕖 Time to open an account

1 day

💳 Deposit with bank card


👛 Depositing with electronic wallet


💱 Number of base currencies supported


🎮 Demo account provided


🛍️ Products offered

Forex, CFD, Crypto


IC Markets has low trading and non-trading fees. There is no inactivity or withdrawal fee. On the negative side, financing rates for CFDs are high.

Account opening

The account opening process at IC Markets is user-friendly and fully digital. Our account was approved within a day, which is very fast.

Deposit and withdrawal

IC Markets’s deposit and withdrawal services are great, with many options available, mostly free of charge. On the negative side, withdrawal can only be made in the way that funding happened.

Web trading platform

The web trading platform of IC Markets is provided by MetaTrader. The platform is highly customizable, available in many languages, and has a clear fee report. On the other hand, it lacks a two-step login and price alerts, and the design is outdated.

Mobile trading platform

IC Markets has a great mobile trading platform offered by MetaTrader 4. It has a catchy design and it’s easy to use. Nevertheless, the platform lacks a safe login.

Desktop trading platform

In design and functionality, IC Markets’s MetaTrader 4 desktop platform is almost the same as the web trading platform. One major difference is that here you can set price alerts.

Markets and products

At IC Markets, you can trade only forex and CFDs. In other words, many popular asset classes, such as real stocks and ETFs, are not available.


IC Markets has great research tools, including trading ideas based on technical tools, quality news, and good charting tools. However, fundamental data is not provided.

Customer service

IC Markets has great phone and email support and has a 24/7 availability. On the negative side, its live chat is not the best quality and slow.


IC Markets does a great job when it comes to education services. It offers great quality tools on its website including a demo account, trading platform videos and educational articles.


IC Markets is regulated by several financial authorities globally, including the top-tier ASIC. On the negative side, the company is not listed on any stock exchange and does not disclose financial information publicly.