Compare Alpaca Trading vs Interactive Investor


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

Alpaca Trading vs Interactive Investor
overall rating
4.6
4.6
overall pros
  • Great API trading service
  • Free stock & ETFs
  • Fantastic charting tools
  • User-friendly web trading platform
  • Fast and easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Customer support limited to email
  • Limited deposit and withdrawal options
  • Only US stocks and ETFs available
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic charting and analytic tools
  • Monthly account fee
fees
4.9
  • Commission-Free Stock and ETF Trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • No withdrawal fee
3.3
  • Low fund fees
  • Regular investments are free
  • Monthly account fee
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
  • Only UK residents accepted
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
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Free withdrawal in GBP or EUR
  • No credit/Debit card withdrawal
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Modern design
  • No price alerts
  • Limited customizability
  • Limited search function
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Order confirmation
  • Poor search function
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
2.6
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
  • Limited order types
markets and products
2.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
5.0
  • Access to highly functional API
  • Great charting tools
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No trading ideas
3.0
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Technical Insights for some stocks
  • Limited interactive charting
customer service
1.9
  • Great Slack and community forums
  • Email support
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • Mediocre email support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Traders interested in algorithmic stock trading Beginners and investors focusing on the UK market
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