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Interactive Investor app Review 2024

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Interactive Investor app

As more and more traders and investors use their smartphones for trading, it is increasingly important that brokers offer easy-to-use apps that can deliver the same services as desktop platforms.

In this article we'll check whether Interactive Investor's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

Overall, we rate the user-friendliness of the app as better than average.

Interactive Investor mobile app vs. similar brokers
Mobile app rating (5 is the best)
4.3 stars 4.2 stars 3.9 stars
User-friendliness
Great Great Great
2-step authentication
Yes Yes No
Biometric authentication
Yes Yes Yes

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We're going to take a closer look at search functions, price alerts and order types, so all the little details that determine whether a trading app is user-friendly or downright cumbersome. If you want to read our full review, including fees, deposit options and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to the Interactive Investor review.

Interactive Investor app

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BrokerChooser score
4.6 4.6 /5
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Our main checklist for the Interactive Investor app

Let's start with the search functions. Although most brokers do OK in this area, there are some bad apples out there. For example, if you start typing 'Emerging markets', will the software find all the Emerging markets ETFs for you, even if their name doesn't start with 'emerging'? If you only ever traded US stocks and start typing 'Apple', will the AI show you the Apple stock or the obscure Irish stock Applegreen?

Interactive Investor got the green light, meaning its search functions are reasonably good.

Interactive Investor checklist
Search functions
Great Great Great
2-step authentication
Yes Yes No
Biometric authentication
Yes Yes Yes
Price alerts in the app
No No No
Confirmation after successful trade
Yes Yes Yes

You cannot set price alerts in the Interactive Investor app. Yes, you can use a third-party app for this, but wouldn't it be much easier to have it in the broker's own app?

Interactive Investor app search functions

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Checklist for nice-to-have features

For some people it might be a deal-breaker if you can't set up a trailing stop limit - we totally get that. Others couldn't care less and also don't get excited if the app is available in 25 languages. Anyway, here is our checklist of minor, nice-to-have features:

Interactive Investor has these order types available in its app: Market, Limit, Stop Loss.

At Interactive Investor you can use the following order terms & expiry in the app: Good 'til date (GTD), Fill or Kill.

The Interactive Investor mobile app currently supports the following languages: English.

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Adam Nasli
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I bring extensive financial expertise as one of BrokerChooser's earliest team members. Personally, I tested nearly all 100+ brokers on our site, opening real-money accounts, executing trades, assessing customer services, and providing firsthand assessment. My professional background includes roles in the banking sector and a degree from Central European University, where I teach finance. My passions lies in in-depth research of the financial industry, building trading algorithms, and managing long-term investments.
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