Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs City Index


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how BGL BNP Paribas stacks up against City Index!

BGL BNP Paribas vs City Index
overall rating
2.7
4.6
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Low fees for forex and index CFDs
  • Fast and smooth account opening
  • Diverse research tools
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not user-friendly desktop platform
fees
1.0
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
4.0
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low stock index CFD fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fee
account opening
0.0
  • Multicurrency account with access to banking products (card, insurance, term deposits)
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Problem with credit card withdrawal
web trading platform
2.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
2.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
2.0
  • English, French and German customer support
  • No live chat
  • Irrelevant answers
  • Not reliable email support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Great telephone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Email response time is slow
education
0.0
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools
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