Finder Crypto Trading Awards 2022
Recognising the UK’s best platforms for buying, trading and investing in crypto
The Finder Crypto Trading Awards 2022 programme recognises the best platforms for Brits to invest in crypto.
Finder’s data scientists and cryptocurrency experts ran the numbers and scored participating crypto trading platforms on a comprehensive list of 55 criteria.
The platform with the highest score in selected categories was named the winner.
Kraken scored consistently well across the board for its beginner-friendly features and value for money, securing its place as our overall winner. The feature-filled exchange is a solid choice for users looking for a platform that suits both new and experienced crypto traders alike.
CoinJar performed well across all of our categories but was a standout option for value. With no fees for GBP deposits and withdrawals and competitive trading fees on its instant buy/sell and exchange features, it’s a strong offering for value-savvy Brits. And there are perks on offer through its crypto debit card rewards program for those looking to spend their digital assets.
Kraken was not only the top pick overall but also excelled in our altcoin category. With close to 40 GBP trading pairs and nearly 200 coins on offer, it’s an attractive option for any crypto enthusiast on the hunt for something a little more obscure. Zero-fee GBP wallet deposits provide an added bonus for anyone looking to explore the market beyond Bitcoin.
eToro scored well across all aspects of the broker category, but it really excelled for its beginner-friendly features. The social trading platform is best known for its CopyTrader feature, where users can connect with and copy other crypto traders – giving first-timers a glimpse of what moves experienced investors are making.
Here’s how our expert analysts assessed the UK’s crypto trading platforms to pick the 2022 winner.
We conducted an extensive market review of the UK cryptocurrency market and contacted 34 cryptocurrency exchanges and brokers to participate in the awards program. Any platforms that didn’t complete the information form were not included in the final analysis.
All platforms included were required to be included on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Financial Services register or temporary register to be considered for an award.
The awards for “Best Cryptocurrency Exchange” and “Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platform” were given to the business that had the highest average score across the 4 following categories, each contributing 25% of the score for the overall winner:
- Altcoin trading
- Advanced features
For more details on the weightings used in each category, visit our methodology page.
Cryptocurrencies are speculative and investing in them involves significant risks - they're highly volatile, vulnerable to hacking and sensitive to secondary activity. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This content shouldn't be interpreted as a recommendation to invest. Before you invest, you should get advice and decide whether the potential return outweighs the risks. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.
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