i;ve been with regulated brokers (not if the first class) they are kidna good. just switched my accounts to saxo and oanda.
nothign beats them, they are more expensice based on comitions ans spread but dont care.
customers service, suppport, security, are top notch.
+ a ton of extra features that no one esle has.
everything is possible, put the effort and do it, dont let anyone discourage you