Compare Barclays vs MultiBank


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

Barclays vs MultiBank
overall rating
3.9
4.1
overall pros
  • Low fees
  • Solid company background
  • Great fundamental research
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Free and varied deposit and withdrawal options
  • Fast and helpful customer service
overall cons
  • Limited to UK products
  • Current bank account is needed for mobile platform
  • Poor customer support
  • High stock CFD and inactivity fees
  • Limited product coverage
  • Poor research and educational tools
fees
4.1
  • Low stock, ETF, fund, and bond fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Volume-based monthly customer fee
3.4
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fees
account opening
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Account opening only for UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • High minimum deposit for ECN Pro and MultiBank Pro accounts
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Missing electronic wallets
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
web trading platform
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • 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
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
1.6
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
2.3
  • User-friendly
  • Useful daily newsletters
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
0.0
  • Very slow phone support
  • Live chat was not working
  • No response to email
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
1.5
  • Educational videos
  • Quality educational articles
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
1.5
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • No investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Long-term investors looking for a broker with low fees and solid background Forex and CFD traders familiar with the MetaTrader trading platform
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