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How to open a trading account with OctaFX

Opening an account with us is a seamless process, involving only a few steps. First, we'll get you started with a real or demo account before you begin to trade. We'll also cover other factors that you should be aware of before trading.

To open a trading account, please, follow the step-by-step instruction:

1. Press the Open Account button.

The Open Account button is located at the top right corner of the webpage. If you're having trouble locating it, you can access the registration form using the signup page link.

2. Fill in your details.

After pressing the Open Account button, you'll come across a registration form asking you to fill in your details. After filling in your details, press the Open Account button below the form. If you've selected to sign up with Facebook or Google, fill in the missing information and press continue.

3. Verify your email address.

After providing your details and submitting the form, you'll be sent a confirmation email. After locating and opening the email, press Confirm.

4. Fill in your personal details.

Following confirming your email, you'll be redirected to our website to fill in your personal details. The information provided must be accurate, relevant, up-to-date, and subject to KYC standards and verification. Please notice that you need to be of a legal age to trade Forex.

5. Select a trading platform.

Next, you'll need to choose which trading platform you want to use. Be prompted to select between either a real or a demo account. 

To understand which account is best for you, you should check our detailed comparison of Forex accounts and their types and compare trading platform features from OctaFX. Most clients typically choose the MT4 platform.

Once you've selected your desired platform, you'll need to choose whether you want to open a real or a free demo account. A real account uses real money, while a demo account allows you to use virtual currency with no risks.

While you cannot withdraw funds from the demo account, you will be able to practice strategies and become acquainted with the platform without a hassle.

6. Complete account choice.

  • After choosing a platform, press Continue to finalize your account creation.
  • You will see a summary of your account, including:
  • Account number
  • Account type (demo or real)
  • Currency of your account (EUR or USD)
  • Leverage (you can always change it in your account later)
  • Current balance

7. Make your first deposit and submit a verification document for withdrawal.

You can then make your first deposit, or you can first complete the verification process.

Please, notice that according to our AML and KYC policies, our clients must verify their accounts by providing the required documents. We request only one document from our Indonesian clients. You need to take a photo of your KTP or SIM and submit it. This way validates you are a sole holder of a trading account and ensures no unauthorized access.

Following the steps above allows you to create a trading account on OctaFX. To start trading, you need to initiate the deposit process. Read how to deposit at OctaFX.

Before opening an account, it’s important to familiarise yourself with this information:

  • Please, read the customer agreement thoroughly before you open an account.

  • Forex margin trading involves substantial risks. Before entering the Forex market, you need to be aware of the risks involved.

  • AML and KYC policies are in place to protect accounts from unauthorized access. To secure transactions, we require documents verification.

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