Plus500 is a London Stock Exchange-listed global CFD broker that was founded in 2008 in Israel.

Plus500 UK Ltd authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) #509909 and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Plus500 is considered secure because it is listed on a stock exchange, discloses its financials and is regulated by several top-tier financial authorities.

Plus500 pros and cons

Plus500 has a simple, easy-to-use trading platform, with an especially well-designed mobile platform. The account opening process is fully digital and seamless. Trading fees are low.

Non-trading fees

Plus500’s withdrawal fee conditions are favourable: there are five free withdrawals per month, after which the withdrawal fee is $10. However, Plus500 will also charge you $10 if you withdraw less than the minimum withdrawal amount of $100.

As part of their commitment to offering the best trading conditions available, they cover most payment processing fees (however, fees may be charged if you exceed the maximum number of monthly withdrawals).

On rare occasions, you may incur fees when transferring money to and from your Plus500 account. These are determined and levied by your payment issuer or bank, and not by Plus500.

Plus500 accepts customers from many countries all around the world. However, there are some notable exceptions: for example, residents of the US and Canada can’t open an account, while other countries such as Cuba, Iran and Syria are also excluded.

How to open your account

If you want a digital account opening process, Plus500 is your broker. You can easily open your trading account online.

After the online registration, you have to verify your identity and provide proof of residency. You can upload a copy of your ID or passport for verifying your identity, and a bank statement or utility bill for verifying your residency.

At Plus500, there are several currencies available, even minor ones, but it is not transparent how many and which ones. You need to contact support if you wish to change your base currency. However, make sure you do this before depositing money to your account.

Deposit fees and options

Plus500 charges no deposit fees.

As with other CFD brokers, there are a lot of depositing options at Plus500:

  • Bank transfer
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Skrill
  • PayPal

Plus500 withdrawal fees and options

Plus500 withdrawal is free of charge for the first five withdrawals each month. After that, there is a $10 fee per withdrawal. This is a competitive offer, since many other brokers charge withdrawal fees.

There is also a minimum withdrawal amount, which is $50 for PayPal and $100 for bank transfer and credit/debit cards. If you want to withdraw less than this, a $10 charge will be applied.

For withdrawals, you can use the same methods as for deposits.

Note: 76.4% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Plus 500
Easy-to-use platform
Low trading fees
Listed on the London Stock Exchange
Low minimum deposit
Fully digital
Credit/Debit card deposit available
No deposit fee
Five withdrawals per month free
Minimal research tools
Mid-range educational section