I confirm that XM australia is not concerned by ESMA rules , this is the answer i received …
Dear Valued Client,
We thank you for choosing XM Australia as your trusted broker.
Regarding your concern, I would like to inform you that we accept European clients and are not affected by the ESMA Regulation as we are regulated by ASIC.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Wishing you a great day and successful trading!