Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs Charles Schwab


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how BGL BNP Paribas stacks up against Charles Schwab!

BGL BNP Paribas vs Charles Schwab
overall rating
2.7
4.8
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Outstanding research
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • High fees for some mutual funds
  • Product selection covers only the US market
  • Not well-structured educational platform
fees
0.7
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
4.4
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
0.0
  • Multicurrency account with access to banking products (card, insurance, term deposits)
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
4.5
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • For non-US clients $25,000 minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • High fee for wire (bank transfer) withdrawals
web trading platform
2.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
4.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Only for Windows
markets and products
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
3.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
1.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Trading ideas for stocks and ETFs
  • Hard to navigate among research tools
customer service
1.8
  • English, French and German customer support
  • No live chat
  • Irrelevant answers
  • Not reliable email support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No email support
education
0.0
3.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group Investors and traders looking for solid research, low fees and great customer service
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