Compare Barclays vs tastyworks


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

Barclays vs tastyworks
overall rating
4.3
4.7
overall pros
  • Low fees
  • Solid company background
  • Great fundamental research
  • Low trading fees
  • Great educational materials
  • Good research tools
overall cons
  • Limited to UK products
  • Current bank account is needed for mobile platform
  • Slow customer support
  • Limited product selection
  • Few deposit and withdrawal options
  • No demo account
fees
4.4
  • Low stock, ETF, fund, and bond fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Volume-based monthly customer fee
4.4
  • Low trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Withdrawal fee for bank (wire) transfers
account opening
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Account opening only for UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Missing electronic wallets
1.9
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free ACH withdrawals in the US
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High fee for wire withdrawals
web trading platform
3.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Two-step (safer) authentication for certain functions
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Not suited for beginners
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.9
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • Not suited for beginners
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
2.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Futures
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
2.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
1.5
  • Educational videos
  • Quality educational articles
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
4.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance 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 Options and futures traders focusing on US markets
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