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FBS Vs. Skilling - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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Overview

FBS is a global broker established in 2009 that specialises in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms along with their own proprietary mobile app.

Skilling is a multi-platform global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFD trading over several asset classes.

Best For
  • New traders looking to trade via MT4 with really low starting amounts using their Cent or Micro accounts
  • Experienced high volume traders looking for a fixed zero spread account
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

3

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Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • IFSC (Belize)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Clear account offering that covers all levels of traders according to their net worth
  • Proprietary copy trading service
  • Access to high leverage (Up to 1:3000)
  • Multiple intuitive platforms for traders with different levels of experience
  • Several payment methods for deposits and withdrawals
  • No commission for standard accounts
  • Trade Assistant tool is great for beginners opening their first trade
The Bad
  • Asset offering is extremely limited with over 100+ instruments
  • Minimum deposit for ECN account is high $1,000
  • Doesn’t allow deleveragred trading or customizable leverage
  • Charges commission on forex and spot metal trading for premium accounts 
  • Asset offering is not that comprehensive
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 Day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity documents (Passport, ID card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder’s name.

📍 Year Founded
2009 2016
💳 Minimum Deposit
From $1 to $1,000 $, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Neteller
  • Sticpay
  • Skrill
  • Perfect Money
  • Bank Transfer (depending on location and entity)
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, AUD. 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
JP, US, CA, MY, IL, IR. US, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices.

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs

📙 Stocks
104 762
📘 Currency Pairs
102 73
📗 Commodities
8 6
📕 Indices
12 18
📔 ETFs
N/A 45
💸 Cryptocurrencies
28 34
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of FBS assets are CFDs.

All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Varies per ETF (Eg: VanEck Gold Miners 0.1 unit, XLK 1 unit)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:3000 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes, for cTrader, MT4 and MT4 Premium accounts
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

FBS commissions vary per account type as follows:

  • Cent account: none
  • Micro account: none
  • Standard account: none
  • Zero spread account: From $20 per lot
  • ECN account: From $6 per lot
  • Crypto account: 0.05% for opening or closing positions

Skilling charges commission on its forex pairs and spot metals for its premium account. The commission starts from $35 per million USD traded (eg: EUR/USD $35, GBP/USD $40 and Gold $60)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0 to 3 Pips based on account type Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From $1.7 Dynamic - From 120 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 32 Pips Dynamic - From 36 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.08 Dynamic - From $4.62
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From $0.84
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $104 Dynamic - From $131.8
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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