ARMO Broker vs Barclays compared

Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how ARMO Broker stacks up against Barclays!

ARMO Broker
Barclays

Last update of dataDec 2022

ARMO Broker

ARMO Broker is a Germany-based global stockbroker for investors and traders. It is an introducing broker of Interactive Brokers IE, which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Recommended for investors and traders from Europe interested in global markets.

Barclays

Barclays is a UK-based bank. Barclays Smart Investor is the brokerage service provided by Barclays and regulated by the top-tier FCA.

Recommended for long-term investors looking for a broker with low fees and solid background.

ARMO Broker's service is on par with Barclays's and a comparison of their fees shows that ARMO Broker's fees are similar to Barclays's.

Account opening takes more effort at ARMO Broker compared to Barclays, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat more complicated at ARMO Broker, while customer service quality is much better than Barclays's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of ARMO Broker as much better than the platform of Barclays, found that clients have access to much more markets and products with ARMO Broker, while Barclays provides somewhat lower-quality research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.2

Recommended for Investors and traders from Europe interested in global markets

Overall Score
4.2

Recommended for Long-term investors looking for a broker with low fees and solid background

Country of origin

Germany

Country of origin

UK

Fees

Fees score
3.7
Fees score
3.8
Fees summary

Low stock and ETF fees but high forex, options and futures fees

Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.5
Deposit and withdrawal score
4.0
Number of base currencies

20

Number of base currencies

1

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
1.7
Account opening score
3.5
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$1980

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

1-3 days

Time to open account

>3 days

Required documents

Proof of identity: passport, ID card, driver's license Proof of address: bank statement, utility bill, registration certificate, credit card bill

Required documents

Proof of identity: passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.5
Web platform score
3.5
Mobile platform score
3.5
Mobile platform score
-
Desktop platform score
3.0
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
5.0
Markets and products score
1.4
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
*
*
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
*
*
Crypto
CFDs
CFDs
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 64% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
5.0
Research score
4.0
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Poor

Education score
4.0
Education score
1.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
3.9
Customer service score
0.0
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

€20,000

Investor protection amount

£85,000

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

2019

Foundation date

1992

Country of regulation

USA, Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, Hungary, India, Australia, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore

Country of regulation

UK

ARMO Broker

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Barclays

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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