cTrader was created in 2011 by a company known as Spotware as a competitor to the major trading platforms at the time; MT4 and MT5. Despite being much less known than the MetaTrader platforms, cTrader has become popular among both CFD brokers and traders for its good design and intuitive user interface.
Today, many CFD & forex brokers offer their traders cTrader as one of many platform choices. However, few brokers, if any, offer this as their only CFD trading platform. It is also a fact that most of the brokers offering cTrader are small and medium-sized brokers, as many of the bigger ones have instead developed their own proprietary trading platforms.