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Old Dec 15, 2016, 4:46pm   #1
 
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Options broker ,, PLEASE

I'm looking for a options broker that want to take clients in UK. I tried some in usa but none of them want non usa citizen , so right now my only good option is intereractive broker that is good but I need 10K to open an account and right now I haven't got it.
So, any other broker ?

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Old Dec 18, 2016, 11:33pm   #2
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I'm looking for a options broker that want to take clients in UK. I tried some in usa but none of them want non usa citizen , so right now my only good option is intereractive broker that is good but I need 10K to open an account and right now I haven't got it.
So, any other broker ?

thanks
Quite a few of the spread-betting companies offer the ability to trade options - however with higher transaction costs (in the form of wider spreads) and they don't require you to have a 10k balance.

There is a reason why proper brokers who offer proper options would like to have a proper account balance
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Old Feb 1, 2017, 9:15pm   #3
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options brokers

Optionsxpress are good. I am considering trade station for lower fees.
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Old Feb 1, 2017, 10:16pm   #4
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Optionsxpress are good. I am considering trade station for lower fees.
Yes it seems TS prices are significantly lower!!
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 5:34pm   #5
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I'm trading with XTB but they don't seem to offer Options on their platform. Good luck with your search.
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Old Mar 28, 2017, 6:13pm   #6
 
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Yes it seems TS prices are significantly lower!!
I also want to trade in stock options and stock futures in UK markets. Can someone please recommend a broker who allows both of these.

In a quick look, both options-express and trade-station appear to be US-focussed.

Many thanks.
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Old Mar 29, 2017, 7:01am   #7
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I also want to trade in stock options and stock futures in UK markets. Can someone please recommend a broker who allows both of these.

In a quick look, both options-express and trade-station appear to be US-focussed.

Many thanks.

You are right, both OX and TS are US orientated. For a UK focus, I would suggest Interactive Brokers. I have not used them personally but my understanding is that they cover all manners of options markets, as well as an array of futures markets.

Good luck.
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ib sound good, except if you have less than 2 yrs option trading experience you must take an online test!

I have just opened a demo acct with saxo bank which seems easy to use.....
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