CFD Forex Brokers in Germany are overseen by the national financial regulator known as BaFin, or Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht in German. This is a highly respected regulator in Europe, which is also under the jurisdiction of the common European regulator ESMA.
Because of this regulatory regime, CFD & forex brokers in Germany all restrict trading leverage to a maximum of 1:30 for the major FX pairs, and even lower for more volatile CFDs, such as certain commodity or stock index CFDs. Despite that, CFD trading remains popular in Germany, and the country hosts a number of high-profile CFD & forex traders. With time, it is expected that this market will grow even further, which may lead more CFD brokers to set up shop in Germany.