BGL BNP Paribas vs Interactive Brokers compared

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

BGL BNP Paribas
Interactive Brokers

Last update of dataNov 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.

Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers is a US discount broker. It is listed on a stock exchange and regulated by several authorities, including top-tier ones like the FCA and the SEC.

Recommended for traders looking for broad market access and a professional trading environment.

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

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

Our experts rated the trading platform of BGL BNP Paribas as somewhat worse than the platform of Interactive Brokers, found that clients have access to less markets and products with BGL BNP Paribas, while Interactive Brokers 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
4.9

Recommended for Traders looking for broad market access and a professional trading environment

Best online broker

Country of origin

Luxembourg

Country of origin

USA

Fees

Fees score
0.7
Fees score
4.5
Fees summary

High trading and non-trading fees, transparent fee structure

Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees, free stock and ETF trading for US customers

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.8
Deposit and withdrawal score
3.0
Number of base currencies

11

Number of base currencies

23

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
2.0
Account opening score
3.2
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$49500

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

>3 days

Time to open account

1-3 days

Required documents

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

Required documents

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

Trading platform

Web platform score
2.6
Web platform score
3.8
Mobile platform score
3.1
Mobile platform score
3.5
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
3.8

Markets and products

Markets and products score
3.4
Markets and products score
5.0
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.

CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 60.0% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. 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
4.3
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

€20,000

Investor protection amount

£85,000 or $500,000 (but only $250,000 for cash) in the UK depending on the assets you hold; $500,000 ($250,000) in the US; €20,000 (IB Ireland & Luxembourg) or €100,000 (IB Central Europe) in the EU, CAD 1 million in Canada; HKD 500,000 in Hong Kong

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

1919

Foundation date

1977

Country of regulation

Luxembourg

Country of regulation

USA, Ireland, UK, Hungary, India, Australia, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore

BGL BNP Paribas

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

Interactive Brokers

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

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