In this article I’m going to show you how to sign up with a real broker. If you want to trade the real deal with serious leverage, serious money or a profesional platform this is the article you need to follow step by step. To keep it as simple as possible I will show you a screenshot with every step for this how to sign up with a broker tutorial. Don’t worry about which broker to choose, I allready picked out the best one for you! The broker I trade with and have good experience with is the one you’ll sign up with in this tutorial. After 3 steps you are allready able to trade in demo mode with this tutorial! Follow all the steps to trade with real money.
What you’ll need
- Pasport, ID or Driver’s license
- A bill which you received on your home address (Bank statement bill, Utility bill, Internet bill, Landline phone bill, TV service bill or ensurance bill)
- Creditcard, Paypall, iDeal, Skrill, Neteller, Sofortuberweisung, Fast bank transfer or wire transfer (login) details
Allright, that’s all you need. Let’s do this!
First we click one of the links on this website to get the direct link to the register page of the best broker. The broker I use and recommend is markets.com. You can find the banner via the page best broker or in the sidebar. Just click the banner and you will be redirected to the right page for fast register.
When you clicked the right link you will get a register page as show above (depending on the country you will register from the page may look different). Click on the button ‘Start Trading’.
Now you will see the first form for fast registration. This form is to set-up your account. Fill in your e-mail address, a password you want to use and check if the currency you wish to use is set correctly. You are able to use your Google or Facebook to register even faster (see orange text).
If you’ve finished the first three steps above you are allready able to trade a demo account! But that is not what we want to do, we want to trade for real so that’s why we click the ‘Real Mode’ button. You are allways able to switch back to demo mode if you want to, even after finishing this tutorial.
We allready have an account with markets.com now. But if we want to trade real money additional information is required. Be sure you fill in these next five steps with real information, otherwise there is a change the broker rejects your real trading account. This step you need to fill in your contact information (name, date of birth, address and country). Click on the ‘Next’ button when filled in correctly.
For this step you will need your Passport, ID or Driver’s license. A TIN (or in some country’s FIN) code is your personal number, you can find it on your Passport, ID or Driver’s License. See THIS document if you don’t know where to find it. If you only have one passport you can fill in ‘no second TIN’ at step two. Click on the ‘Next’ button if filled in.
In this step the broker needs to know some more about your educational background and work/employment situation. Since trading involves high risk this step is needed to complete your account. You can take the filled in form above as example. When all filled in click on ‘Next’.
In this fourth step of this form the broker needs to know about your trading experience. Once they know about your experience they can estimate the help and support they need to give you once you start trading. When filled in click on the ‘Next’ button.
The last step in this form are some questions about trading to see if you are able to understand the markets and are ready to trade. Fill in these five questions, if needed do some research on the internet to answer them correctly. When filled in click on ‘Finish’.
While filling in these forms you received an email from the broker. Open your email. You need to verify your filled in email address. Click on the ‘VERIFY EMAIL’ button in the email.
Now go back to your browser. After you’ve completed Step 9 you may have seen a similar screen as show above. Click in the top right corner on ‘My Account’ and the drop down menu will appear. In the drop down menu click on ‘Verification Centre’.
Before you can make a deposit your account must be verified by uploading a ‘proof of identification’ and ‘proof of residence’. In this menu you need to select your type of document and upload a scan or photo of these documents. Proof of identification can be a Driver’s License, Passport or ID. Proof of residence can be a real letter of:
Bank statement bill, Utility bill, Internet bill, Landline phone bill, TV service bill or ensurance bill. Upload a scanned document or photo. Click on the ‘Done’ button when finished.
If you are not able to scan or upload a picture via your PC or Laptop visit THIS PAGE on how to verify your account with the markets.com app on your smartphone or tablet.
Now we are back at this screen and we want to deposit funds. So click on the ‘My Account’ link in the top right corner again. In the dropdown menu click on the button ‘Add Funds’.
A pop-up appears. In this pop-up you can select the amount of funds you want to deposit. Keep in mind that €200,- is my adviced minimum deposit to start trading a micro account.
Now a new pop-up appears. Select the payment method you wish to use. Keep in mind that some methods may take a day or sometimes two days before the broker receives it. Follow the steps and click on the ‘DEPOSIT’ button.
Now we just have to wait! All that we needed to do is done. The broker needs to verify your account and documents. This may take up to 24 hours, but in my experience this is finished much faster. You will receive an email when your deposit is ready to trade with. You could also refresh your account so now and then till your funds are visible.