Compare AvaTrade vs Halifax


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

AvaTrade vs Halifax
overall rating
4.4
4.0
overall pros
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal options
  • Great research tools
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
overall cons
  • Only CFDs, forex, and cryptos offered
  • High inactivity fees
  • High stock trading fees
  • Limited web-based platform
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
fees
3.3
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low stock index CFD fees
  • High inactivity fees
  • FX trading fees are average
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
  • Low minimum deposit
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only for UK residents
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit cards, electronic wallets
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
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
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • AvaProtect order type
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
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
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • AvaProtect order type
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Only in English
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
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
4.6
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data on stocks
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
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
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • 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 looking for an option to use MetaTrader platforms Beginners and long-term investors
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