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Overall score4.74.64.54.54.54.54.54.54.44.44.44.44.34.34.24.24.13.62.6
Recommended forPrice is crucial and can trade in a professional trading environmentPrice-sensitive buy and hold investors and traders looking for only executionInvestors aiming for a great research and trading platform with a broad access to the international marketsBeginners and investorsForex and CFD traders looking for great funding and withdrawal processes and research toolsPrice is crucial and can trade in a professional trading environmentPrice sensitive equity and option traders focusing on the USTraders with any experience level aiming for a great and easy-to-use trading platformBuy and hold investors with any experience levelBeginner traders and those interested in social trading (copying other traders’ trades)Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform, with great user experience.Forex traders aiming for a good customer serviceBeginner CFD tradersForex traders looking for easy account opening, funding, and withdrawal processesPrice sensitive forex and tradersGerman speaking investors and CFD traders focusing mainly on European securitiesBeginners and buy and hold investors focusing on the US stock marketBeginners and buy and hold investorsRequires account with large banking group and personal advisory services
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Best online broker
Best discount broker
Best trading platform
Best for funds
Best CFD broker
Best for options
Best FX broker
Best social trading
Best customer support
Best technical tools
Best API
Best for beginners
Basic data of broker
Country of originUSANetherlandsDenmarkSwitzerlandPolandUKUSAUKUSAIsraelIsraelAustraliaIsrael/CyprusUKUSAGermanyUSLuxembourgLuxembourg
Listed on stock exchangeYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYes
Banking backgroundNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYes
Fees
Fees score4 stars5 stars2 stars2 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars2 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars3 stars2 stars4 stars1 stars0 stars
Fees summaryVery low fees, especially in the USAVery low feesHigh trading feesHigh trading feesLow non-trading fees and financing rates, high trading feesVery low fees, especially in EuropeLow US options and stock feesHigh trading fees, low financing ratesLow fees, especially for high-volume traders.Very low feesModerately competitive fees, but high financing ratesAverage FX feesLow financing rates, but high trading feesAverage FX feesAverage FX feesAverage feesFree US stock, option, and crypto trading. Non-US stocks are costly.High trading feesVery high trading fees
Benchmark fees
Apple benchmark fee$2.2$1.4$30.2$30.2$18.1$3.2$5.2$34.9$2.2$1.6$8.9-$5.6--$29.6$0.0$38.3$168.9
Vodafone benchmark fee$18.0$11.3$23.8$73.1$24.6$3.3-$30.7-$2.6$8.7-$7.8--$29.9$100.0$39.2$169.1
EURUSD benchmark fee$23.0-$63.7$18.9$17.1$23.0-$12.3-$19.1$17.6$17.6$28.6$13.8$19.4$28.6-$57.9-
EURGBP benchmark fee$17.0-$32.3$42.8$9.0$17.0-$13.6-$18.2$13.2$14.1$32.4$16.4$14.7$22.1-$45.2-
Stock and ETF fees
USA$1.0$0.7$15.0$25.0$8.0$1.5$2.5$15.0$1.0$0.8-----$14.7$0.0$19.0$84.4
UK $8.7$5.7$11.6$36.3$7.1$3.1-$11.6-$0.7-----$14.7$50.0$19.0$84.4
Germany$4.6$5.7$13.7$28.5$9.1$2.4-$11.4-$2.6-----$11.3$50.0$36.1$84.4
Forex fees
Fund fees
Bond fees
Options fees
Futures fees
Financing rates
Non-trading fees
Account feeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Inactivity feeYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNo
Withdrawal fee$0$0$0$10$0$0$45$0$35$25$0$20$0$0$35$0$0$0$1
Deposit and withdrawal
Deposit and withdrawal score2 stars3 stars5 stars4 stars5 stars2 stars2 stars5 stars2 stars4 stars5 stars4 stars5 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars3 stars3 stars2 stars
Deposit type
Bank transferYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Credit/Debit cardNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Electronic walletsNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Number of base currencies21 9 32 3 4 21 1 4 9 1 3 10 5 7 9 12 2 9 4
Withdrawal type
Bank TransferYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Credit/Debit cardNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Electronic walletsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Account opening
Account opening score3 stars5 stars3 stars5 stars5 stars2 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars5 stars5 stars4 stars5 stars4 stars4 stars2 stars5 stars1 stars0 stars
Minimum deposit$0$0$2,000$0$250$5,000$0$300$500$200$570$0$100$0$0$0$0$0$57,000
Time to open account1-3 days1 day1-3 days1 day1 day1-3 days1-3 days1-3 days1-3 days1 day1 day1-3 days1 day1-3 days1-3 days>3 days1 day>3 days>3 days
Needed documentsProof of identity: national ID / passport / driver's license
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill / driver's license / credit card statement
Proof of identity: ID / passport
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Proof of identity: personal ID / passport / driver's licence
Proof of residence: ID card / insurance card / utility bill / bank statement
Proof of identity: national ID / passport / video identification
Proof of residency: bank statement / ID / video identification
Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Proof of identity: national ID / passport / driver's license
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill / driver's license / credit card statement
Proof of identity: ID / passport
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Proof of identity: passport / personal ID
Proof of residency: utility bill
Proof of identity: ID / passport
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Proof of identity: ID / passport
Proof of residency: utility bill
Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Photo ID, and proof of residence.Proof of identity: ID / passport
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Proof of identity: personal ID / passport / driver's licence / video identification
Proof of residence: utility bill / bank statement / video identification
Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's licenseProof of identity: national ID / passport
Proof of residency: bank statement / ID
Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Trading platform
Web platform score2 stars4 stars5 stars3 stars4 stars2 stars4 stars5 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars3 stars3 stars5 stars4 stars5 stars3 stars2 stars
Mobile platform score4 stars4 stars5 stars3 stars4 stars4 stars3 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars4 stars4 stars2 stars4 stars3 stars5 stars3 stars3 stars
Desktop platform score3 stars-5 stars-4 stars3 stars3 stars-3 stars--4 stars-3 stars3 stars----
Markets and products
Markets and products score5 stars3 stars4 stars4 stars2 stars5 stars1 stars3 stars2 stars3 stars2 stars1 stars2 stars1 stars1 stars3 stars1 stars2 stars2 stars
StockYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
ETFYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
ForexYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
FundYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNo
BondYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYes
OptionsYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNo
FuturesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNo
CFDYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
CryptoYesYesYesYesYes-NoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
Research, customer service, education
Research score4 stars2 stars5 stars2 stars4 stars3 stars4 stars3 stars4 stars4 stars1 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars4 stars5 stars3 stars4 stars2 stars
Education score5 stars0 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars0 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars2 stars2 stars3 stars5 stars5 stars4 stars4 stars0 stars1 stars0 stars
Customer service score4 stars3 stars3 stars5 stars5 stars4 stars5 stars5 stars3 stars2 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars3 stars4 stars1 stars4 stars1 stars
TelephoneYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Live chatYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
24/7 availabilityNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
Security
Account protection you get £50,000 or $500,000 ($250,000 cash) in Europe depending on the assets you hold; $500,000 ($250,000) in the US€20,000€100,000 for cash deposits and €20,000 for securities for most European countriesCHF 100,000 at the Swiss entity, £50,000 at the UK entity£50,000 for UK clients; €20,100 for other European clients£50,000$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)£50,000 in Europe$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)£50,000 for UK residents, €20,000 for residents of non-UK countries£50,000 in the UK, €20,000 in other European countries£50,000 in Europe€20,000£50,000 in Europe£50,000 in Europe€100,000 for cash deposits and €20,000 for securities$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)€100,000 for cash deposits and €20,000 for securities€20,000
Country of regulationUK, USA, India, Australia, Canada, Japan, Hong KongNetherlands, UKDenmark, UK, France, Switzerland, Singapore, UAE, Japan, South Africa, AustraliaSwitzerland, UK, UAE, Hong KongUK, Poland, Cyprus, Belize-USAUK, EU, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan, South-Africa, UAEUSAUK, Cyprus, AustraliaUK, Cyprus, Australia, New-Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, IsraelUK, AustraliaCyprus, South AfricaUK, AustraliaUSA, UK, Australia, Singapore, CanadaGermanyUSALuxembourgLuxembourg