Compare ActivTrades vs Saxo Bank


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

ActivTrades vs Saxo Bank
overall rating
4.4
4.8
overall pros
  • Low trading fee
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
  • Good customer support and education
  • Great trading platform
  • Outstanding research
  • Broad product portfolio
overall cons
  • Slim product portfolio
  • Basic research tools
  • High minimum deposit
  • High bond, options and futures fees
  • High minimum deposit
  • Lacks live chat and 24/7 availability
fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
3.0
  • Low forex fees
  • Low fund fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High bond, options and futures fees
account opening
3.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Minimum deposit is $1,000
2.5
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Available in almost every country
  • Minimum deposit is high in certain countries
  • Slow account verification
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Minor account currencies are not available
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available for deposit or withdrawal
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
markets and products
1.4
  • Forex
  • CFD
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • SaxoSelect
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
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Most fundamental data is not free of charge
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • One to one training
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational articles
  • 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
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Negative balance protection for EU (+some MENA) customers
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Forex and CFD traders who looking for low fees and great deposit/withdrawal Investors and traders looking for a great trading platform and solid research
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