Regulated Offices

We take pride in our adherence to compliance and regulation. IC Markets is a regulated and experienced broker built by traders for traders. We understand what traders want and need.

Relevant Regulations

Here we set out the various regulatory and financial protections that suit you as a retail account holder trading with us. It is important to note that you will receive different protections based on the IC Markets entity with which you decide to open your account, based on the regulatory requirements of that entity.

Please note, the regulatory requirements below are for retail investors deciding to use our services. This information is not intended for distribution or use by any person in any country where that distribution or use would contravene local laws.

International Capital
Markets Pty Ltd

IC Markets (EU) Ltd

Raw Trading Ltd

IC Markets Ltd

Regulator

ASIC

CySEC

FSA

SCB

Location

Australia

Cyprus

Seychelles

Bahamas

Negative balance protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mandatory 50% margin close out rule

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Compensation scheme

No

Yes, Investor Compensation Fund (ICF), up to €20,000 per eligible investor

No

No

Account type offered

IC Markets
Raw Spread

IC Markets Standard

IC Markets
cTrader Raw Spread

IC Markets
Raw Spread

IC Markets Standard

IC Markets
cTrader Raw Spread

IC Markets
Raw Spread

IC Markets Standard

IC Markets
cTrader Raw Spread

IC Markets
Raw Spread

IC Markets Standard

IC Markets
cTrader Raw Spread

Platforms available

MT4

MT5

cTrader

MT4

MT5

cTrader

MT4

MT5

cTrader

MT4

MT5

cTrader

External dispute resolution

Australian Financial Complaints Authority(AFCA)

Cyprus Financial Ombudsman

Financial Services Authority (FSA)

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas

URL

www.icmarkets.com/au

www.icmarkets.com/eu

www.icmarkets.com/global

www.icmarkets.com/intl

Client money protection

Yes. Client money must be held in segregated bank accounts. The funds are held with AA rated Australian banks.

Yes. Client money must be held in segregated rated bank accounts. The funds are held with AA rated European banks.

Yes. Client money must be held in segregated 1st tier bank accounts. The funds are held with 1st tier banks.

Yes. Client money must be held in segregated 1st tier bank accounts. The funds are held with 1st tier banks.

Regulatory Compliance

IC Markets acknowledges the importance of compliance with all relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and standards. IC Markets is committed to having strict management discipline and first-class controls in our compliance environment. As a globally regulated entity, IC Markets is required to meet strict financial standards, including capital adequacy and audit requirements in each jurisdiction in which we are regulated.

Audit

IC Markets has in place an independent, external auditor to supplement our operational processes and ensure regulatory compliance.

Confidentiality

IC Markets maintains appropriate controls and monitors the transfer of confidential and sensitive client information within and outside the Company on a need-to-know basis. IC Markets does not deliberately disclose client information unless this is upon request of the client, or as required to do so by law.