Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs FXCM


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

BGL BNP Paribas vs FXCM
overall rating
2.7
4.2
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Fast and straightforward account opening
  • Good technical research tools
  • High quality educational content
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Poor mobile platform
  • Poor website trading platform
fees
0.7
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
3.8
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High AUDUSD trading fee
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
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Account opening time slower than at most forex brokers
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
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)
2.5
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor search function
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
1.0
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor search function
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
markets and products
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
1.4
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
1.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
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
  • Banking background
  • Negative balance protection
recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group Forex traders looking for easy account opening, funding, and withdrawal
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