How We Make Money

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June 13, 2024

At BrokerNotes, editorial decisions are independent and impartial, and our broker evaluations are always unbiased.

We will never accept compensation to boost ratings or Trust Scores (we don’t do “pay-to-play” here), and our evaluations are based on thousands of hours of in-depth research. Any revisions of our content are solely based on our research and testing methodologies.

Our opinions simply can’t be bought – by anyone. So, how do we make money?

We make money in two ways; we feature clearly labeled advertising on some of our pages, and we partner with financial service providers for affiliate relationships.

Our partners compensate us for referrals completed from affiliate links – but they can’t pay us to alter a review, modify an opinion, or inflate a Trust Score.

Our Editorial Principles

At BrokerNotes, we are passionate about the finance industry and devoted to the pursuit of our mission. We draw from a deep well of talent and we benefit from decades of collective expertise, so we love bragging about our team.

Our research, editorial, and data analysis teams are passionate about maintaining our editorial integrity, and will always abide by the following principles:

  • If we love a service or company, we’ll tell you – no matter what.
  • If we think a company or service has room to improve (or should be avoided altogether), we’ll let you know – no matter what.
  • If we’ve determined that using a broker or service provider puts your money at risk, we’ll say so – no matter what.

Here are a few things that we’ll never do to make money:

  • We never change our opinion of a product or service, or modify our evaluation process to gain or preserve an affiliate partnership.
  • We never highlight (or deliberately conceal) a specific product or service to gain or maintain an affiliate relationship.
  • We never alter our proprietary data-driven algorithms (like Trust Score) to favor an affiliate partner.
  • We never share marketing revenue information or advertising campaign data with our researchers or our editorial team.

Your trust in us, as well as the trust we have earned from the industry, is of the utmost importance to our mission. As a Certified B Corporation, we are beholden to all stakeholders — including our readers, employees and the community — and adhere to the high, independently verified standards of social and environmental performance and public transparency. To that end, we want to be open with our readers about who our partners are. See below for a list of our partners.

Advertiser Disclosure

Advertiser Disclosure: helps investors across the globe by spending over 1,000 hours each year testing and researching online brokers. How do we make money? Our partners compensate us through paid advertising. While partners may pay to provide offers or be featured, e.g. exclusive offers, they cannot pay to alter our recommendations, advice, ratings, or any other content throughout the site. Furthermore, our content and research teams do not participate in any advertising planning nor are they permitted access to advertising campaign data.

Our Partners

At BrokerNotes, we partner with various financial service providers so that our content can be available and accessible to anyone, without needing to get past a paywall.

We partner with different financial service providers so we can deliver in-depth research, accurate data, and relevant offers without requiring a paywall to access. As a transparency first organization, we want you to be aware of these partners. Your trust, alongside the trust of the industry as a whole, is crucial to our success. Our company was founded on the premise of 100% unbiased reviews and ratings, please read more about how we test.

Transparency with our readers is crucial to our mission, and to our overall success. We’d love for you to find out more about us, and to learn about our exceptional team of writers, researchers, content strategists, data analysts, and editors, so be sure to check them out as well.

Below you will find a list of our current partners. If you use our affiliate links to open an account with one of the following financial service providers (or to visit their website), we may receive compensation.

  • Admiral Markets
  • AvaTrade
  • BlackBull Markets
  • City Index
  • easyMarkets
  • Eightcap
  • eToro
  • FP Markets
  • FXPrimus
  • HFM
  • HYCM
  • IC Markets
  • IG
  • Interactive Brokers
  • Libertex
  • Pepperstone
  • Plus500
  • Spreadex
  • Swissquote
  • Tickmill
  • XM Group
  • XTB

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