What to choose? White label MT 4 /5 vs MetaTrader 4/ 5 Full License


Taylor Bingwa, Customer success manager UpTrader

For entrepreneurs who are only starting their own forex brokerage companies it’s not easy to realize which kind of a platform (MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5) to choose and whether to buy a full license or a white label? It seems the differences, pros and cons are clear in general, but when it comes to the final decision, one might start to wonder what to choose. MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5? What is better for business? A Full license or a White Label? Where are the benefits? As it is known the devil in the details. Let’s find it out.

Full license or White Label MT4 / MT5?

Let’s start with the definition of a White Label.

White Label is a type of a collaboration where one company rebrands services or products of another company and sells them as its own.  In the forex world the term White Label is most often used for reselling MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 trading platforms. Only brokers which have a full MetaTrader license can provide MetaTrader White Label to other companies. They create new account groups, allocate space on their servers, and supply companies with their technical support staff. All these features are necessary for new brokers, but they can cost a lot in case they do it by themselves. That is why new companies prefer White Label rather than a full MetaTrader License. White Label allows you to get great services at a great price.   


Pros and cons of buying a MetaTrader 4 / 5 full license


If you start a Forex brokerage firm, you definitely need to decide whether your clients will work with MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5? In case you prefer to work only with MT4, your only choice is to buy White Label MetaTrader 4, because MetaQuotes stopped selling full MT4 licenses in 2020. So now only companies that bought licenses before 2020 can continue working with MT4 server. The rest of the companies can buy only the MT4 White Label. But anyway the MT4 license cost a fortune, so small brokers barely could afford it.

In case you are ready to work with MT5, you can buy the license directly on the MetaQuotes website. They offer a free set up and a $5K monthly fee. In addition you will have to pay $200-300 per month for servers and around $10K for your staff. To cut these costs you can outsource staff and server support to UpTrader, it will cost only $2000 per month.    

Comparing White Label MetaTrader 4 to White Label MetaTrader 5. What to choose?

Actually, there is no right answer, both are perfect for trading. The choice depends more on your current business and future plans. But we have to mention that MT 4 developer MetaQuotes stopped selling MT4 a year ago, and now the main MetaQuotes product is the terminal MetaTrader 5. It means that there are no plans to develop the platform MT4, all resources are allocated to MetaTrader 5. By this the developer shows its intentions to advance only MT5. 

MetaTrader 4 White Label will be the best choice for their own brokerage firm only for IBs (Introducing Brokers) whose clients are already used to MetaTrader 4. This is a right decision for this kind of Introducing Brokers. If you need WL MT4, White Label Forex Provider UpTrader has this option as well. 

Talking about pros and cons of MT4 and MT5, just take a look at the comparison table with details about each one. 

Also take a look at metaquotes’ table




If it’s necessary for you to work with MT4, you need to choose a dependable provider. 

If your choice is MT5, you can choose between MT5 Full License, MT5 White Label or the MT5 Full License + server and stuff outsourcing.

If you buy the MT5 Full License and manage the MT platform and servers by yourself, you pay around $15K per month. But your business is absolutely independent and you can do anything.
If you buy the full license and outsource server management and technical support staff, you pay around $7K. In this case you save a lot of money but still have flexibility in trading condition settings.
If you buy White Label from UpTrader, you pay $4000 per month and get a fully ready to use broker. But you don’t have wide opportunities for your own settings. Still, you will have a choice of our ready-to-use settings, which are already tailored according to the best practices of the market.

Any questions left? Contact us and we will help you get answers. 

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