BGL BNP Paribas vs Charles Schwab compared

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

BGL BNP Paribas
Charles Schwab

Last update of dataDec 2022

BGL BNP Paribas

BGL BNP Paribas is a Luxembourg-based broker. It has a banking background and is regulated by the CSSF, the Luxembourg financial regulator.

Recommended for investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group.

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab is a US discount broker, regulated by top-tier US authorities the SEC and FINRA. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and holds a banking license.

Recommended for investors and traders looking for solid research, low fees and great customer service.

BGL BNP Paribas's service is weaker than Charles Schwab's and a comparison of their fees shows that BGL BNP Paribas's fees are much higher than Charles Schwab's.

Account opening takes considerably more effort at BGL BNP Paribas compared to Charles Schwab, deposit and withdrawal processes are more seamless at BGL BNP Paribas, while customer service quality is considerably lower than Charles Schwab's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of BGL BNP Paribas as somewhat worse than the platform of Charles Schwab, found that clients have access to about the same number of markets and products with BGL BNP Paribas, while Charles Schwab provides excellent research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
3.1

Recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group

Overall Score
4.8

Recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research, low fees and great customer service

Country of origin

Luxembourg

Country of origin

USA

Fees

Fees score
0.7
Fees score
4.3
Fees summary

High trading and non-trading fees, transparent fee structure

Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees, high fund fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.8
Deposit and withdrawal score
2.2
Number of base currencies

11

Number of base currencies

1

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
2.0
Account opening score
4.6
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$49500

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

>3 days

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Required documents

Proof of identity: SSN and national ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Trading platform

Web platform score
2.6
Web platform score
4.3
Mobile platform score
3.1
Mobile platform score
4.2
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
4.0

Markets and products

Markets and products score
3.4
Markets and products score
3.1
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
*
*
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
1.5
Research score
4.3
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
0.0
Education score
4.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
1.1
Customer service score
5.0
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

€20,000

Investor protection amount

$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1919

Foundation date

1971

Country of regulation

Luxembourg

Country of regulation

USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore

BGL BNP Paribas

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Charles Schwab

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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