Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs IG


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

BGL BNP Paribas vs IG
overall rating
2.7
4.6
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Poor phone support
fees
0.7
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
3.4
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low index CFD trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD 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
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
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)
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • 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
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
3.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Equities for UK clients
  • Robo-advisory service in the UK
  • IPOs
research
1.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
3.5
  • 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
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Poor phone support
education
0.0
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational articles
  • 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 Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform
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