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Overall score4.84.64.54.54.54.54.54.54.44.44.44.44.44.34.34.24.24.13.62.8
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 platformTraders wanting great research tools and preferring the US marketsBeginner 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 serviceCFD and forex traders looking for low forex fees and great research toolsBeginner 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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Basic data of broker
Country of originUSANetherlandsDenmarkSwitzerlandPolandUKUSAUKUSAIsraelIsraelAustraliaUKIsrael/CyprusUKUSAGermanyUSLuxembourgLuxembourg
Listed on stock exchangeYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYes
Banking backgroundNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYes
Fees
Fees score 4 stars 5 stars 2 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 2 stars 4 stars 1 stars 1 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 FX fees, high CFD 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$3.6$8.9-$22.1$5.6--$29.6$0.0$38.3$168.9
Vodafone benchmark fee$17.9$11.1$23.7$73.0$24.4$2.7-$30.5-$3.6$7.6-$30.7$6.8--$29.9$100.0$38.6$169.2
EURUSD benchmark fee$23.0-$63.9$18.9$17.1$23.0-$12.3-$19.1$17.6$17.6$13.6$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$14.8$32.4$16.4$14.7$26.1-$62.3-
Stock and ETF fees
USA$1.0$0.7$15.0$25.0$8.0$1.5$2.5$15.0$1.0$1.8------$14.7$0.0$19.0$84.4
UK $8.7$5.7$11.6$36.3$11.6$2.4-$11.6-$1.8------$14.7$50.0$19.0$84.4
Germany$4.6$5.7$13.7$28.5$9.1$2.4-$11.4-$1.8------$11.3$50.0$30.4$84.4
Forex fees
Fund fees
Bond fees
Options fees
Futures fees
Financing rates
Non-trading fees
Account feeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Inactivity feeYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNo
Withdrawal fee$0$0$0$10$0$0$45$0$35$25$0$20$0$0$0$35$0$0$0$1
Deposit and withdrawal
Deposit and withdrawal score 2 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 2 stars 2 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars 1 stars
Deposit type
Bank transferYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Credit/Debit cardNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Electronic walletsNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Number of base currencies2193234211491310957912294
Withdrawal type
Bank TransferYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Credit/Debit cardNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Electronic walletsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Account opening
Account opening score 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 5 stars 1 stars 0 stars
Minimum deposit$0$0$2,000$0$250$5,000$0$300$500$200$114$0$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 days>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: national ID / passport / driver's license
Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill / credit card statement
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 score 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 2 stars
Mobile platform score 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars 5 stars 3 stars 3 stars
Desktop platform score 3 stars - 5 stars - 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars - 3 stars -- 4 stars 3 stars - 3 stars 3 stars ----
Markets and products
Markets and products score 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 2 stars 5 stars 1 stars 3 stars 2 stars 3 stars 2 stars 1 stars 2 stars 2 stars 1 stars 1 stars 3 stars 1 stars 2 stars 2 stars
StockYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
ETFYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
ForexYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
FundYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNo
BondYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYes
OptionsYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNo
FuturesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNo
CryptoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
CFDYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
CFD risk warning
CFDs carry risk. 62% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 65% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk.65% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. In the UK, 79%, while in the rest of Europe 82% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs.-CFDs carry risk. 81% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.-CFDs carry risk. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 80.6% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 78% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 73% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 73% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 79.79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.CFDs carry risk. 81% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading with this provider.-CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs.CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs.
Research, customer service, education
Research score 4 stars 2 stars 5 stars 2 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 1 stars 3 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 2 stars
Education score 5 stars 0 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 0 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 2 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 4 stars 0 stars 1 stars 0 stars
Customer service score 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars 5 stars 5 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 2 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 3 stars 4 stars 1 stars 4 stars 1 stars
TelephoneYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Live chatYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
24/7 availabilityNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
Security
Investor protection amount£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£50,000€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, BelizeUKUSAUK, EU, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan, South-Africa, UAEUSAUK, Cyprus, AustraliaUK, Cyprus, Australia, New-Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, IsraelUK, AustraliaUK, Australia, SingaporeCyprus, South AfricaUK, AustraliaUSA, UK, Australia, Singapore, CanadaGermanyUSALuxembourgLuxembourg

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