Pepperstone is first and foremost an award-winning Forex broker with hundreds of assets available for trading purposes. Clients have access to a demo account and a live account. Among the many awards won by this prestigious company since inception are the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia 2013 Award, the 2013 BRW Fast Starters award, the 2015 Award for Investment Trends from Australia FX Report, and #1 Overall Client Satisfaction Award in 2015 by Australia FX Report. More recently, Pepperstone received the Governor of Victoria Exports Awards Prize in 2017, and the Australian Growth Company Awards in 2017. The company has ultra-low spreads of 0.0, 80+ tradable instruments, 10+ funding methods, a minimum deposit requirement of $200, 11 innovative trading platforms, leverage as high as 500:1, and 22+ tier 1 banks on board.
Clients can open accounts on Windows, Mac, WebTrader, iPhone and Android devices. There are primarily two accounts: A Live Account and a Demo Account. The Live Account has spreads from 0.0 pips, allows traders to access 11 trading platforms, requires a minimum deposit of AU$200, and has pricing based on raw interbank spreads and low commissions, or institutional grade spreads. The demo account requires traders to register by answering the following information: first name, last name, email, mobile/cell number and then verification of personal information. There are 3 steps to start trading with a demo account. Clients will receive AU$50,000 in demo funds to trade faux assets under real market conditions. The registration process for the demo account can be completed within 3 minutes, and traders can access it for 30 days.
Trading Platform/ software
Pepperstone features 11 trading platforms. These include the reputable MT4 (MetaTrader 4) and cTrader. MT4 includes MT4 for Mac, MT5, WebTrader, Android, iPhone, iPad and tablet trading platforms. cTrader comes in a WebTrader format, as well as cTrader for mobile devices, and cTrader for cAlgo. The trading platforms offer smooth functionality, a wealth of features and quick and unfettered access to the Forex markets. Trades are executed efficiently, and multiple actions are possible at the click of a button. Forex trading and CFD trading can be enjoyed on the Pepperstone trading platforms, and a wide range of educational tools and resources can be accessed to boost trading activity.
Deposit options include the following: Visa, MasterCard SecureCode, credit card/debit card, PayPal, POLi, UnionPay (China UnionPay), bank wire, BPay, Skrill, NETELLER, Qiwi, FasaPay, and broker to broker. There are no internal fees for deposits/withdrawals at Pepperstone.
Pepperstone offers 70+ Forex pairs for traders at low spreads (From 0.0 pips) on currency pairs like GBP/USD, AUD/USD, EUR/USD, and USD/JPY. Some 13 CFD trading options are available on indices. As for precious metals, palladium, gold, silver, and platinum are available. Energy commodities include Brent crude oil and WTI crude oil, natural gas et al. The minimum trade size is $0.10 per PIP and leverage as high as 500:1 with zero commission. Another important market available at Pepperstone is Bitcoin with leverage of 20:1. Bitcoin is traded against the USD.
From time to time, various bonuses and promotional offers are made available at Pepperstone. These include friend referral bonuses, and the Qantas first deposit bonus. Clients are advised to contact customer support before registration to ascertain which bonuses and promotional offers are available.
Traders can get in touch with Pepperstone support via the Melbourne office, live chat, email, local call, telephone, fax etc. The live chat function is particularly useful as it connects you instantly to a support representative who can resolve your queries. The local call number is 1 300 033375, and the telephone number is +61390200155. The general support email is [email protected], and introducing brokers can contact the company at [email protected], and the press at [email protected]. Pepperstone also has offices in Shanghai, China with live chat, email support and snail mail offices available. A US-based office is available in Dallas. The company also has offices in London United Kingdom with a toll-free telephone number of +44 800-046-5473. Forex traders will find the customer service representatives professional and courteous at all times, and they are extremely knowledgeable about currency pairs trading.
Safety and security are assured at Pepperstone. For starters, this FX brokerage offers segregated client accounts, and is ASIC regulated. As an award-winning broker, clients have nothing to worry about.
Ease of Use
Forex traders will find it particularly easy to navigate their way around the platform. Trading currencies and CFDs are easily done with 11 world-class trading platforms for PC, Mac, iOS and Android users.
Forex traders will enjoy the range of platforms and Forex pairs. These include a huge number of popular options such as the GBP/USD, EUR/USD, it USD/JPY, GBP/JPY and others. The currency trading options in demo mode allow you to enjoy up to $50,000 in practice money trading. Pepperstone intentionally keeps things simple to make it really easy for you to start trading a wide range of assets at home, or on the go.