Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs CMC Markets


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

BGL BNP Paribas vs CMC Markets
overall rating
2.6
4.6
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
fees
0.7
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
3.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
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
4.1
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfers
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)
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
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
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
2.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
1.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
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 24/7 support
education
0.0
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • 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
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools
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