Compare Barclays vs Rakuten Securities


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

Barclays vs Rakuten Securities
overall rating
4.3
3.6
overall pros
  • Low fees
  • Solid company background
  • Great fundamental research
  • Low fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Good mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited to UK products
  • Current bank account is needed for mobile platform
  • Slow customer support
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing web trading platform
  • Poor customer service
fees
4.4
  • Low stock, ETF, fund, and bond fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Volume-based monthly customer fee
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee for international bank transfers and electronic wallets
account opening
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Account opening only for UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Missing electronic wallets
3.1
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
3.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • 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
1.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
1.5
  • Trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
2.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
0.5
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
  • Irrelevant answers
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
  • Banking background
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Long-term investors looking for a broker with low fees and solid background Forex traders looking for low fees and for those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform
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