Compare Alpaca Trading vs DEGIRO


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Alpaca Trading stacks up against DEGIRO!

Alpaca Trading vs DEGIRO
overall rating
4.6
4.8
overall pros
  • Great API trading service
  • Free stock & ETF trading
  • Fantastic charting tools
  • One of the lowest fees on the market
  • Regulated by multiple top-tier authorities
  • Easy-to-use web and mobile platform
overall cons
  • Customer support limited to email
  • Limited deposit and withdrawal options
  • Only US stocks and ETFs available
  • Forex not available
  • Limited research and education
  • No credit/debit card deposit
fees
4.9
  • Commission-Free Stock and ETF Trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • No withdrawal fee
4.8
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Higher trading fees for Asian and smaller European stock exchanges
account opening
4.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Bit complex process for integrating third-party tools
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
1.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
3.3
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Modern design
  • Poor search function
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Order confirmation
  • Poor search function
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
2.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
3.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
5.0
  • Access to highly functional API
  • Great charting tools
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No trading ideas
2.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No trading ideas
customer service
1.9
  • Great Slack and community forums
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • Mediocre email support
3.8
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
2.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Available only in English and Dutch
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • 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 by joining flatex Bank AG
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Traders interested in algorithmic stock trading Price-sensitive buy-and-hold investors and traders looking only to carry out transactions
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