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5 best FSCA-regulated forex brokers in South Africa – South Coast Herald

One of the most important components that forex traders must evaluate when they choose a forex broker relates to regulation, licensing and authorisation.

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) is the market regulator in South Africa that oversees forex trading, ensuring that brokers offer fair, safe and transparent trading environments.

While there are several different forex brokers with FSCA regulation, the following are the best in the industry.

IFX Brokers

IFX Brokers is a South African CFD and forex facilitator that provides unique and comprehensive services to traders from around the world. IFX Brokers caters for both beginner traders as well as professionals, offering comprehensive educational materials as well as advanced trading tools.

IFX Brokers offers a safe, fair, and transparent trading environment where client funds are kept safe in segregated accounts with top-tier banks.

Well-regulated by FSCA Live chat function not offered
High leverage ratio offered FIX API not supported
MetaTrader 4 offered Spreads are not the tightest
Education and trading tools offered  


IG is one of the largest, most reputable names in forex trading, with regulations and authorisation through multiple entities including FSCA, FCA, CFTC, NFA, BaFin, and many others.

IG Markets South Africa Limited offers South African traders more than 17,000 tradable instruments that are spread across several asset classes. South African traders are provided with tailor-made solutions according to their unique trading styles, strategies and experience levels. IG is known for its tight spreads, low and transparent fees, and a choice in dynamic trading accounts.

Well-regulated by several entities A high minimum deposit required
More than 17,000 tradable instruments  
A choice between different trading accounts  
Tight spreads and competitive commissions  


AvaTrade is one of the most popular forex brokers in the world, offering some of the most competitive trading conditions to South African traders. AvaTrade is well-regulated by several reputable entities including FSCA, ASIC and others.

AvaTrade offers South African traders more than 1,250 financial instruments that can be traded through several powerful and reliable trading platforms.

Well-regulated by several entities Only one retail and one professional account option offered
A wide range of markets offered Variable spreads are not offered
Fixed and tight spreads  
Commission-free trading  
Choice in trading platforms  



FXPRIMUS is a well-regulated and well-established forex broker that has been in operation since 2009, offering retail traders competitive trading conditions, and a safe, transparent trading environment. FXPRIMUS offers a wide range of tradable instruments, educational tools, advanced trading tools, and in-depth analysis of market conditions.

FSCA-regulated broker VIP Account has the best trading conditions
Negative balance protection offered Fixed spreads are not offered
Commission-free trading  
ECN Accounts offered  
VPS Service for eligible clients  

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