Compare ATFX vs Halifax


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

ATFX vs Halifax
overall rating
4.3
4.0
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Fast and easy account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal options
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Slow email support
  • No fundamental data
  • High stock trading fees
  • Limited web-based platform
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
fees
4.0
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average CFD fees
2.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • High minimum deposit for accounts other than 'Standard'
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only for UK residents
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • A limited number of available base currencies
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • Electronic wallets not available
web trading platform
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No research capabilities in the portal
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.5
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • Limited news feed
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
customer service
3.8
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Great phone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow communication via email
3.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • No response to email
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Regulated by the top-tier FCA
  • High level of investor protection under FCA
  • Negative balance protection under FCA and CySEC
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
recommended for Forex and CFD traders familiar with the MetaTrader 4 trading platform Beginners and long-term investors
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