While researching forex brokers, I came to the conclusion that Oanda seems to be the best of the worst so I opened an account with them. When it came to funding, I found out that whichever means you choose to make your deposit is the same way you have to make withdrawals. 1) When I saw that they accepted Paypal to make a deposit, i was thrilled at first as paypal is usually quick, easy and instant. Come to find out, not only does paypal charge you a fee, Oanda does so as well. If you decide to fund via paypal, you get hit with fees every time you make a deposit. Paypal...no go. 2) Funding via wire transfer. If you fund via wire, you have to withdraw via wire. So everytime I withdraw, $20 wire transfer fee. No thanks. 3) Funding via checks. Takes FOREVER. 2 weeks I was quoted by the online rep. I've never seen any broker make it so difficult to get money to them. Besides, they wanted all sorts of documents such as a current utility bill to verify name and address. I've had many accounts at different places in the past and never has it been this difficult. Also, their live online help is useless. They always refer you to a link on the website for you to find the answers to your questions yourself. When I asked them which way of funding is the least expensive way they told me that "they don't make recommendations". Has anybody had similar experiences with Oanda? I'm starting to think to not trade through them especially when I saw this thread: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=189161 I know everybody says IB is the best but starting out in forex, I dont want to make a $10k deposit. Any suggestions?