Hankotrade is a legally registered forex broker located in the Seychelles, but not regulated by any government agency.
Hankotrade accepts clients from all over the world, excluding UK and some countries where restrictions apply.
Forex broker offers the following underlying assets for trading.
|50+ Currency Pairs||Based on major and minor world currencies.|
|9 Crypto Pairs||Based on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, EOS.|
|4 Indice CFDs||Based on baskets of different blue-chip stocks.|
|2 Metal CFDs||Based on Gold and Silver.|
|2 Energy CFDs||Based on Crude Oil (WTI, Brent).|
Established in 2018, Hankotrade is an offshore forex & CFD broker registered in the Seychelles that offers a wide selection of forex pairs for trading, as well as high trading leverage. Also special about this broker is that it relies exclusively on cryptocurrencies for funding trading accounts, with no other funding methods accepted.
Although Hankotrade is based entirely on crypto deposits and withdrawals, trading accounts are not denominated in crypto, but instead in either USD, EUR, or CAD. This means that there will always be a conversion between the crypto a user chooses to fund his account with, and the fiat currency the account is denominated in, whenever inbound transfers are received.
Unfortunately, however, detailed information about the exchange rates used for these necessary conversions are missing from the broker’s website.
At the time of this writing, the cryptocurrencies that are accepted by Hankotrade as funding methods are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple (XRP), and Bitcoin Cash.
In terms of instruments available for trading, we already mentioned that Hankotrade has a fairly good selection of forex pairs that traders can choose from. When it comes to other assets, however, the selection is much more limited, with only a handful of commodities, a few cryptocurrencies, and four stock indices to trade in. This stands in contrast to many other offshore brokers, who often offer everything from single stocks to interest rates, bonds, and a wide range of commodities to their users.
Out of the four stock indices offered by Hankotrade, three are popular American equity indices, while the fourth is the German DAX index.
As many brokers do, Hankotrade has chosen to rely exclusively on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) as its trading platform. This is a trading platform that is already very well-known in the forex trading community. Despite its old age (MT4 was first released in 2005), the platform still has an incredibly large user base of retail traders from all around the world who prefer the platform over other and newer alternatives.
As usual, MT4 is available in its standard downloadable version for Windows computers, as well as in a web version for use on any type of computer, and as mobile versions for Apple and Android mobile devices.
Once signed up, new clients at Hankotrade can choose between a standard STP account with commission-free trading, an ECN account for commission-based trading with tighter spreads, an ECN Plus account with even lower commissions and tight spreads, or a swap-free account designed especially for Muslim traders. The STP account comes with a minimum deposit requirement of USD 10, the ECN account USD 100, and the ECN Plus USD 1,000.
As nearly all brokers we have reviewed here on FX-List, Hankotrade offers customer service via a live chat function on the website that appears to actually be live most of the time. However, the broker has not published any opening hours for their support department, which in our view is a bit unfortunate. The broker also has not disclosed any phone number that users can call in case of problems, which we also think should be expected of any serious forex broker.
Good broker, no kyc, crypto friendly. Recommend for hiding =) and trading.
I've been trading with this broker for a while now and I must say their trading conditions are top-notch. Their spreads on commodity/energy pairs like XAUUSD and XNGUSD are incredibly low, which has saved me a lot of money on transaction costs.
Their ECN account is definitely worth it. Initially, I had a STP account and was copying (via metaquotes signals) from an ECN account, but my trades were not triggering as the spread (including commission) was way wider on the copying account. Switching to a HankoTrade's ECN account helped a lot. I've got a significant improvement.
As a day trader I've been using the Hankotrade's PC desktop MT5 platform for a while now and I have to say, it's been a game changer for me. Their spreads are superb... It allows me to scalp the market (especially EURUSD and GBPUSD) more efficiently. I also like that they offer good leverage on all their accounts. Another great thing about this broker is the large variety of instruments available for trading. This is a big plus for me as I like to have the flexibility to choose different financial instruments and diversify my trading portfolio.
I have been trading with them for a month now, and I've never had any issues with withdrawals as I usually receive them within 3-5 hours approx. It's always been super smooth sailing. The only thing that would make their service even better, in my opinion, is if they added bank transfers for deposits and withdrawals.
I see some people reporting withdrawal issues here and it's quite disturbing, honestly... but I actually had a positive experience with the withdrawal process from my trading account with Hanko. I requested to withdraw $3670 at around 7 am in the morning and received my funds in my Coinbase wallet account by 1:40 pm the same day.
Good luck getting your money back from hanko. Tried to withdraw two times, both times they gave me BS reason that my withdrawal was denied due to congestion on ETH network. Lesson learned.
The commission charges of Hankotrade are really good and don't strip me of my earnings. The support team is prompt and available all day and night, which is great because I need help sometimes. The spreads are really low, so it's affordable for me to trade. However, I think their platform should integrate more advanced trading tools.
I recently made a withdrawal, and although it took almost 11 hours, I contacted the customer service team, and they kept me updated about my withdrawal process. I did receive my funds without any deductions within 40 minutes to be precise. I really appreciate the updates I received throughout the process, and the team was transparent with me about the delays.
I've been trading Forex for a few years now, and I have to say that Hankotrade's withdrawals are lightning fast. Whenever I request a withdrawal, I can always count on it being processed quickly and efficiently. It's such a relief to know that I can access my funds whenever I need them.
I had invested a lot of time looking for a reputable forex broker, but was still unsure about which one to choose. I found hankotrade through my friend. They streamlined and facilitated the registration procedure. Started with their demo account since I wasn't sure. Got really surprised when found out about their zero deposit fee and low commissions. Now trade with hankotrade without any worries. However, they do need to work on their customer support which is slow at times :(
Honestly, I wasn't expecting hankotrade to give me an IB bonus since I have been already scammed in the past by other brokers. Literally a lot of brokers claim to provide IB bonuses, and rewards and all that fancy stuff, but once the referrals get registered on their platforms, they start making false excuses for not giving you the bonus. Harsh reality! Glad hankotrade really kept its words.
Unfortunately, my account balance became negative since I made an impulsive decision. Then I contacted my Hankotrade account manager, and my account balance was back to zero in no time. Hankotrade's negative balance protection is truly a life saver.
Horrible execution times (>3 seconds), slippage in price (always the wrong way), no one can trade under these conditions.
Scam broker. Liquidating your positions with abnormal price movents, slippages!
I've been with hankotrade for over 3 years. At first i had 0 problems, ever since becoming a full time trader i've ran into many issues, to which i've had 0 support from their “25/7 live support“. Beware hankotrade will indefinitely refuse withdrawals and steal deposits often without any reasoning, as well as frozen charts in the middle of high volatility moves, afterwards they did apologize and offer $50 compensation for over $900 in losses. Ironically they never even gave me the $50 compensation and stopped answering emails on this aswell. Moral of the story, think twice before trusting this broker with your money.
Best broker, low spreads with low commissions. Recomended to everyone, especially to scalpers.
Unless you are a swing trader, I would stay away from this broker.
Been with them for 4 months, no issues at all. Have received all my withdrawals on time. I show a lot of the trades live on my YouTube channel "Trade with Pat".
Stay away. Market execution and take profits off by 15 to 18 pips. No help from support. No phone number. My money was stolen with no remorse on their part.
Yep, they took my position out with the excuse of poor liquidity and blaimed me. Stay away, bad broker.
Changed our margins without warning or authorization. Stole our money overnight. AVOID!
Scam. Customer support email is unreachable. Cannot place any trade because "not enough money". Avoid!
Highly recommended for both newbie and experienced traders. Best trading conditions even during news events.
3 months and still on the go, finally a broker with perfect trading conditions. ECN account is better, since spreads are low too.