Compare ActivTrades vs Comdirect


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how ActivTrades stacks up against Comdirect!

ActivTrades vs Comdirect
overall rating
4.4
4.3
overall pros
  • Low trading fees
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
  • Good customer support and education services
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
overall cons
  • Slim product portfolio
  • Basic research tools
  • High minimum deposit
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
2.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
account opening
3.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Minimum deposit is $1,000
2.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German/Austrian residents
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Minor account currencies not available
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • CFD trading is on a separate platform
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Search function is a bit complicated
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
3.5
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
markets and products
1.4
  • Forex
  • CFD
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
research
3.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • One to one training
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier FCA
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low fees and great deposit/withdrawal conditions Investors and CFD traders speaking German and focusing on European securities
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