Overview of BGL BNP Paribas fees and charges

BGL BNP Paribas's fees are considered to be high. This is usually a result of high fees across multiple fee types. It's important to be aware of this and to decide whether other advantages of BGL BNP Paribas can still make it a good choice for you. These deciding features can be its research options, its education section or the general user experience you get on its trading platforms.

Here's a high level overview of BGL BNP Paribas's fees

BGL BNP Paribas Fees snapshot
Assets Fee level Fee terms
US stock fee High Self Invest International: 0.75% of trade value, min €50
EURUSD fee - Not available
US tech fund fee Average Self Invest International: 1.0%-2.0% of trade value for buy orders, exit orders are free
Inactivity fee Low €117 per half year after 18 months of inactivity

BGL BNP Paribas fees
BGL BNP Paribas fees explained

We compare BGL BNP Paribas fees with its closest competitors, LYNX and DEGIRO.

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BGL BNP Paribas trading fees

We see BGL BNP Paribas's trading fees to be high because they charge more than most of its competitors.

Let's break down the trading fees into the different asset classes available at BGL BNP Paribas.

Trading fees

BGL BNP Paribas's trading fees are high.

Stock fees and ETF fees

BGL BNP Paribas has high stock trading fees.

Stock fees of a $2,000 trade
BGL BNP Paribas LYNX DEGIRO
US stock $49.5 $5.0 $1.0
UK stock $49.5 $10.2 $3.1
German stock $49.5 $5.9 $4.9

Bond fees

BGL BNP Paribas has high bond fees.

Bond fees of a $10,000 trade
BGL BNP Paribas LYNX DEGIRO
US Treasury bond - $10.0 -
EU government bond $65.0 $13.9 $3.0

CFD fees

BGL BNP Paribas has CFD trading fees.

CFD fees, commission of a $2,000 trade
BGL BNP Paribas LYNX DEGIRO
Apple CFD - $5.1 -
Vodafone CFD - $5.7 -
Germany - $6.8 $5.7

Financing rates

BGL BNP Paribas financing rates are .

If you want to trade on margin and prefer to hold your positions long, financing costs can be significant.

BGL BNP Paribas yearly financing rates
BGL BNP Paribas LYNX DEGIRO
Apple CFD financing rate - 5.3% -
Vodafone CFD financing rate - 4.5% -
EURUSD financing rate - 2.7% -
EURGBP financing rate - 2.1% -

Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange/CFDs with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.

Currency conversion fee

BGL BNP Paribas will charge a Currency Conversion Fee for all trades on instruments denominated in a currency different to the currency of your account. The fee is charged as the following: 0.1% of the trade value, min €5 and max €150.

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BGL BNP Paribas non-trading fees

When it comes to looking at all the non-trading fees BGL BNP Paribas is an average broker. This means that some of the non-trading fees are high, but the others are low or not charged at all.

Non-trading fees include various brokerage fees and charges at BGL BNP Paribas that you pay not related to buying and selling assets. Among some others, typical non trading fees are withdrawal fee, deposit fee, inactivity fee and account fee.

A high level overview of how BGL BNP Paribas stacks up in non-trading fees
BGL BNP Paribas LYNX DEGIRO
Withdrawal fee $0 $0 $0
Deposit fee $0 $0 $0
Inactivity fee Yes Yes No
Account fee Yes No No

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BGL BNP Paribas deposit fee

Deposit fees are applied when you send money to your trading account from your bank account. Usually brokers don't charge money for that and BGL BNP Paribas is not different: you will see the exact same amount on your brokerage account that you sent by any of the deposit methods BGL BNP Paribas offers.

BGL BNP Paribas deposit methods
BGL BNP Paribas LYNX DEGIRO
Bank transfer Yes Yes Yes
Credit/debit card Yes No No
Electronic wallets No No No
Deposit fee $0 $0 $0

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BGL BNP Paribas withdrawal fee

Unlike some online brokers we have reviewed BGL BNP Paribas does not charge a withdrawal fee. This means that you'll see the same amount of money on your bank account that you transferred from your brokerage account.

BGL BNP Paribas withdrawal fees and options compared
BGL BNP Paribas LYNX DEGIRO
Bank transfer Yes Yes Yes
Credit/debit card Yes No No
Electronic wallets No No No
Withdrawal fee with bank transfer $0 $0 $0

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BGL BNP Paribas inactivity fee

BGL BNP Paribas does apply an inactivity fee and it is €117 per half year after 18 months of inactivity. This means that you need to be strategic about your trading activity to avoid getting charged after a longer time of no trade. The fact that BGL BNP Paribas charges an inactivity fee makes it less ideal for you if you are a buy and hold investor.

BGL BNP Paribas has low inactivity fee.

BGL BNP Paribas LYNX DEGIRO
Inactivity fee Yes Yes No
Inactivity fee €117 per half year after 18 months of inactivity It is called 'platform fee'; €5 per month. No inactivity fee

Read more about BGL BNP Paribas inactivity fee on their own site.

Author of this article

Gergely Korpos

Author of this article

Gergely is the co-founder and CPO of BrokerChooser. His aim is to make personal investing crystal clear for everybody. Gergely has 10 years of experience in the financial markets. He concluded thousands of trades as a commodity trader and equity portfolio manager.

Gergely Korpos

Co-founder, CPO

Gergely is the co-founder and CPO of BrokerChooser. His aim is to make personal investing crystal clear for everybody. Gergely has 10 years of experience in the financial markets. He concluded thousands of trades as a commodity trader and equity portfolio manager.

Everything you find on BrokerChooser is based on reliable data and unbiased information. We combine our 10+ years finance experience with readers feedback. Read more about our methodology

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