Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs Plus500


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how BGL BNP Paribas stacks up against Plus500!

BGL BNP Paribas vs Plus500
overall rating
2.7
4.4
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Low trading fees
  • Listed on the London Stock Exchange
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs & forex
  • Minimal research tools
  • Mid-range educational section
fees
0.7
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
3.6
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity 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
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Five withdrawals per month free
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
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
1.9
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
1.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
1.8
  • English, French and German customer support
  • No live chat
  • Irrelevant answers
  • Not reliable email support
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
0.0
1.5
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • Only few and basic 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
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience
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